January 8, 2019

Landline calls halve while mobile data use increases tenfold

During the past six years, the length of time that British phone users spent on landline calls dropped by 50% as the increased use of mobile devices has made more traditional means of communication less common. A study by regulator … Read more >

December 21, 2018

Ofcom unveils plan to improve rural coverage

Ofcom has announced new incentives for mobile operators to provide better coverage in the country’s rural areas. In its latest Connected Nations report, the regulator said that all four mobile operators currently only provide 41% of offices and homes in … Read more >

December 18, 2018

Half of UK homes could get faster broadband

Ofcom has announced that it is reviewing broadband pricing after finding that almost 50% of UK homes could upgrade to faster broadband service without paying more. New data has shown that 94% of offices and homes can access superfast broadband, … Read more >

December 11, 2018

EE and OnePlus first to release UK 5G smartphone

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has agreed to supply its latest 5G smartphone to BT’s mobile network provider, EE, when the latter launches the UK’s first 5G mobile network next year. Earlier this year, EE announced plans to launch 5G service … Read more >

November 26, 2018

Apple could bring back the iPhone X

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Apple could start selling the iPhone X again after sales of their latest iPhone models have failed to meet expectations. Apple stopped production of the iPhone X in September, when it … Read more >

November 19, 2018

EE to launch 5G in 16 UK cities

EE has announced that it will launch 5G service in 16 UK cities in 2019 as it tries to be the first operator to offer 5G commercially. The first six cities to receive 5G will be Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, … Read more >

November 13, 2018

5G could replace fixed-line home broadband, says Three

After talks that have gone on for months, 5G will be available very shortly. Three has announced that it will begin to make a 5G mobile network available to consumers by the middle of 2019. The company has also said … Read more >

November 5, 2018

Staff in mobile phone shops “enabling SIM-swap scams”

Mobile phone customers of Vodafone and O2 are susceptible to a growing scam that allows criminals to gain access to their victims’ bank accounts. An investigation by BBC One’s Watchdog Live found that the mobile giants were giving out replacement … Read more >

October 30, 2018

Data harvesting by mobile apps is “out of control”

Google shares data harvested from most apps, according to a new comprehensive study of apps used by Android devices. A research team from Oxford University analysed 959,000 Android apps available in Google Play stores in the UK and the US … Read more >

October 22, 2018

When can I buy a 5G phone, and how much will it cost?

While we may be excited about the prospect of superfast mobile broadband, the advent of 5G comes with a major disadvantage – we will need to purchase new smartphones if we want to use it. Most analysts predict that 5G … Read more >