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EE and 3 dominate regional speeds in Great Britain

In OpenSignal’s September Mobile Networks Update for the UK, EE was the runaway winner of our nationwide 4G speed award in the UK. When we drill down the regional level, EE makes a similarly strong showing, but it faces some … Continue reading

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Measuring peak speed for UK operators

Today OpenSignal published its first Mobile Networks Update for the U.K., which shows that LTE accessibility is steadily improving across Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Apart from the update on our core mobile data metrics, OpenSignal decided to provide a … Continue reading

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A region-by-region look at the UK’s 3G and 4G performance

Today OpenSignal released its State of Mobile Networks for the U.K. in partnership with consumer advocacy group Which?. Our report drew on 500 million measurements tracking the 3G and 4G performance of the U.K.’s four major operators, but as an … Continue reading

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You’re covered: What operators mean when they talk about coverage

Last week EE CEO Marc Allera made a bold pledge. He promised to expand EE’s 4G umbrella to 95% of the U.K.’s land mass by 2020. At first glance, that may not seem very aggressive considering EE already claims its LTE … Continue reading

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U.K. 4G networks pack a punch but have a short reach

We’re starting to see some powerful 4G networks emerge in the U.K. The problem is those 4G signals don’t find their way to that many places. In partnership with consumer advocacy group Which?, OpenSignal today released its State of Mobile … Continue reading

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One of the ‘E’s in EE will soon stand for emergency

An interesting bit of news emerged last week in Europe: The U.K. Home Office has awarded a major government communications contract to mobile provider Everything Everywhere. What’s unusual about this contract is the types of government employees EE will serve. … Continue reading

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Ofcom issues its 2015 report card on the U.K. mobile market

Telecom regulator Ofcom this week released its Connected Nations report for 2015, and it’s brimming with data about the U.K.’s broadband and mobile providers. Of particular note is the reports’ findings on 4G coverage, which increased dramatically among since 2014. … Continue reading

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Could Facebook drones be used to fill in U.K. mobile dead zones?

Facebook VP of Engineering Jay Parikh has been making the rounds with U.K. media this week, talking up the social network’s plans to use drones to connect places throughout the world that currently get no cellular signal. In one interview … Continue reading

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As The Customer Sees It: crowdsourcing regional coverage data

Over the past few weeks we at OpenSignal, along with Which?, the consumer advocacy group, have been putting out reports on the state of mobile coverage in the UK. This began in November when we released a report looking at … Continue reading

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The OfCom Mobile Broadband Report: a response

Yesterday OfCom released a report [pdf] on the current state of UK mobile networks – a report similar to ours on the subject from last week, which found that 4G speeds had halved over the past year in the UK. … Continue reading

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