Vodafone UK has given more details on how they will be sharing masts across the UK with O2 UK. As reported here back in October and June, instead of having seperate masts for each network, they will be putting their masts and O2’s masts together, getting rid of duplicates and building out some new ones. Once done, Vodafone estimate that there will be 18,500 of them. Continue reading →
Vodafone and O2 will pool their network of radio masts and antennas creating a 50-50 joint venture to manage the infrastructure. The operators will retain control of their wireless spectrum, intelligent core networks and customer data and continue to actively compete with each other in all products and services, as well as competing with Everything Everywhere. Continue reading →
Vodafone announced they will begin to upgrade their mobile broadband network to a massive download speed of 14.4Mbps making it the fastest high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) network. Continue reading →
Following the announcement in March this year of the agreement between O2 and Vodafone UK to share network infrastructure in the UK, both companies confirmed this week that the first shared site has gone live.
Telefonica and Vodafone will use the agreement, which is expected to save ‘hundreds of millions of pounds’ over the next 10 years, to aid the roll-out of their networks. The two companies said the deal will pave the way for improved mobile broadband coverage across the UK. Continue reading →
On Friday May 1st, Vodafone Internet will be completely free to all Vodafone customers whilst they are in the UK only from 0.00am 1 May 2009 until 11.59pm 1 May 2009. Any data used outside the UK will be charged at the standard data roaming rate for that country.
O2 parent Telefónica and Vodafone, two of the world’s largest telecommunications operators, this week announced a wide-ranging strategic programme to share mobile network assets across Germany, Spain, Ireland and the UK with talks still going on to finalise a similar deal in the Czech Republic.
Telefónica and Vodafone will use the agreements to aid the roll out of their respective networks, enhancing service quality for customers in the longer term. The agreements will also reduce the environmental impact of both companies’ roll out activities, due to the consolidation of existing sites and joint build of new sites. Continue reading →
Eavesway Travel has added the Icomera Moovbox M200 mobile gateway to luxury vehicles it uses to transport Premier League football players from clubs such as Manchester United and Wigan Athletic .
Eavesway Travel utilizes Vodafone’s 3G HSPA network which offers speeds up to 7.2Mbps. “Premiere League teams expect the very best facilities on their vehicles,” said Dave Palmer, SVP of Worldwide Sales at Icomera. Continue reading →
If you’re in a busy household, this newly-launched device might be quite helpful in managing all of your lives.
The Joggler looks like a 7in digital photo frame with an iPhone-style, 800 x 480 touch interface. Connecting onto your home broadband connector via WiFi (802.11b/g) or Ethernet port, Joggler provides weather updates, traffic information, news headlines and sports updates – with the majority of content supplied by broadcaster Sky. They’re currently discussing giving you access to Internet DAB radio on it as well. There is no in-built SIM and therefore no ongoing costs or monthly subscription. Continue reading →
Passengers can now make and receive roaming voice calls at between £1.50-£3 per minute on 20 of European’s low-cost airline, Ryanair. The service is initially available to O2 customers along with 50 other operators across Europe. This is the first step in fitting Ryanair’s entire fleet of over 170 aircraft to allow all passengers to use their phones on all Ryanair flights. Continue reading →