Phone & Internet

With the UK government planning to launch 5G services in 2020 and aiming to be the world leader in 5G, we can expect good competition in the mobile world. Mobile phone and broadcasting giant Arqiva takes the lead to conduct launch trials of 5G services in collaboration with Samsung. By doing so, it would give tough competition to BT Group’s Openreach. The company has chosen central London as the place to make the trials. Best known for its services of transmitting broadcast content and connecting mobile phone calls across its 8000 sites, the company would soon tap into the 5G market. The chief executive, Simon Beresford-Wylie, clarified that the company is just participating in the trials with Samsung and has no intention to compete for the customers. The company owns license of 28GHz spectrum band, which is the same bandwidth used by the 5G providers in the US, Japan, and […]

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Have you ever imagines street lights offering mobile networks? Wouldn’t it be great when the street lights give away high speed internet access? Well, that is what is planned by energy giant Phillips and Ericsson, who collaborate to bring forth 4G networks through the common lights on the street. This step would enhance mobile coverage in Europe like never before. The idea is to develop LED emitting Philips lightpole site slim integrated with tiny cells and antenna that offer mobile connectivity in the surrounding places. The compact poles with LEDs placed at various places on the pole create diverse illuminating patterns are already being installed in Barcelona prior to the Mobile World Congress. Mobile operators can offer rent for their places on the pole and the cost of operations would be much reduced when compared to the method they are using now. Nishant Batra, Head of Network Infrastructure Products at […]

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One of the biggest news that made waves in the telecom sector was when Ofcom decided to slap a £42m fine on the telecom giant BT. It is the largest fine ever imposed on any telecom company and was declared on the basis of regulatory breaches at Openreach, the company that owns the cables and pipes that connect almost all business and home networks in the UK. Apart from the £42m, BT would also be paying a collective amount of £300m to its rivals as it did not compensate other operators for the delay in installing Ethernet lines. A subsidiary of BT, Openreach is the biggest cable network provider in the United Kingdom that develops and maintains networks for providers like Vodafone, Talk Talk etc. According to the telecom regulator Ofcom, BT did not adhere to the terms of its contract that stated that BT would offer compensation payments to providers […]

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The UK households would soon get some piece of mind as telecom regulator plans to reduce broadband costs. This will have a direct impact on your household bills which would shrink to lower limits. Even if you are currently on the best broadband plans, you will still make savings as the overall cost of broadband service will soon reduce in the coming future. Ofcom plans to reduce the wholesale price that Openreach charges for broadband packages from £88.80 to £52.77 on 2020-2021. Owned by BT, Openreach is the company that provides cables for telephone and broadband networks across the UK. It connects all businesses and homes to the national broadband and telephone network. If the cable and networking cost is reduced, it would impact the overall broadband bills as well. The regulator also hinted that by doing so, it will encourage BT’s competitors to offer broadband packages at cheaper rates. With […]

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Mobile phones are the biggest necessity of the modern era. We all live a life of zero communication gaps. Mobiles are the easiest way to reach out to a person or group. All we need is a handset and a good network. Having said this, there are many ways to get a good mobile deal in the UK. Buying on a contract means that you have to pay a fixed amount to the mobile supplier for a fixed number of months. In return you get a phone and the pre-decided network and data plan. Under the contract, if you exceed the data limit or internet usage then you would be charged for it. You can find many cheap mobile deal providers on the internet, but not all of them are cost effective or reliable. You need to carry out a thorough market research to ultimately get the best cheap mobile […]

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Guide by FreePriceCompare.com Cost Effective Bundle Deals to Save a Lot of Money Buying high tech gadgets like Smartphones was never thought to be cheap. But with the introduction of exciting new bundle deals from top network service providers, it has become very easy to afford one. These bundle deals are now so inexpensive that you can find students with little pocket money flashing high end cell phones. This is also the case with broadband deals as network providers offer a lot of cost effective bundle deals. So buying sophisticated cell phones or fast speed broadband packages is no longer as expensive as it used to be once considered. Some of the network providers that are offering a great plethora of bundle deals include, Vodafone, 3 Mobile, T-Mobile, EE, Virgin Mobile and Orange. These network providers offer a wide range of bundle deals which have been designed with the demand […]

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