Tag Archives: UK

O2 Eurotunnel
O2 UK have confirmed that along with 2G and 3G, a 4G connection is now available over the length of the Eurotunnel between England and France.

The service comes as part of a £2 million investment to extend network coverage on both sides of the channel.

Vodafone UK currently have 2G and 3G coverage in the Eurotunnel and are working on introducing 4G in due course, although no date has yet been confirmed.

iPhone 6

In a Keynote address on Tuesday night, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook unveiled Apple’s next generation smartphones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, calling them “the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone”.

Both handsets will feature next-generation Retina displays, with the iPhone 6 sporting 1334 x 750 pixels, and the iPhone 6 Plus having a full 1080 HD resolution as well as a pixel density of 401ppi. Both handsets are bigger than the current iPhone 5, which has a 4” screen; the iPhone 6 will have a 4.7” screen and the iPhone 6 Plus a 5.5” screen. On the flip side both will be thinner (iPhone 6 will be 6.9mm and the iPhone 6 Plus, 7.1mm).

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vodafone

Vodafone are experiencing an outage that is affecting Voice, SMS and Voicemail services. End users may be unable to make or receive calls,  send or receive SMS messages as well as retrieve/listen to voicemail messages.

It appears this issue was raised at 14.50 today and Vodafone are investigating the fault as a P1 Critical priority and apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing.

Update: At 7pm, Vodafone have advised they’re still working on fixing this intermittent issue and have stated it’s their highest priority to sort this out for the affected customers.

Update: At 8pm, Vodafone advised they’re continuing to work on the intermittent issues that some customers have been experiencing this afternoon and that they are making progress. Until the matter is resolved it will remain Vodafone’s highest priority and have thanked their customers for their patience whilst they tackle this issue.

Update: At 10.20pm, Vodafone have advised engineers are working to fix this as their highest priority and are restoring full service now. Vodafone will be continuing to monitor the situation closely to ensure that all services remain stable.

Update: As at 17th January at 8am, Vodafone have advised that fixes were put in place last night, and they have been monitoring the situation. The issue is still being treated as a P1 Critical, their highest priority. A further update should be due in the next hour.

Update: At 9:40 am, Vodafone have advised, some customers were affected by intermittent issues yesterday, which may have prevented them from connecting some calls, using some data services and sending some texts. Their engineers worked to fix this as their highest priority and confirmed restoration of full service began at 9pm last night. Vodafone continued to closely monitor the network overnight and have seen it performing well.

Vodafone are very sorry for the inconvenience caused to those affected customers

Update: On Monday 20th of January, Vodafone advised the following:

The intermittent service that customers may have received last Thursday has been pinpointed as a connectivity issue on one of the nodes located within our Southampton MTX which caused a subsequent database corruption.  Once root cause had been established we isolated the node in question and moved to restore full service across the network.

On Friday morning traffic across the network reached and exceeded normal levels without any issues.

Vodafone 4GVodafone sent out a press release yesterday detailing the roll out of their 4G service: Vodafone Ultrafast 4G. The service will be launched in London on 29th August. 12 other cities will be connected before the end of the year – Birmingham, Bradford, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield. Continue reading

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Ofcom have reported that they will have finished retuning the last TV signals by tomorrow, 5 months ahead of schedule. This will make the 800MHz frequency range empty throughout the whole country and ready for the launch of 4G services. Continue reading

Windows mobile

According to the latest sales data from consumer panel Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, consumers in the UK are increasingly finding mobile handsets running the Windows Mobile operating system more appealing. In the three months up to April 2013, market share increased to 8.4%, compared to the same period last year, when market share was 4.0%. Continue reading

Last Tuesday, Ofcom opened up the registration for parties interested in bidding for the 4G licenses next year. Applicants had until 16:00 on 11th December to express their interests as well as submit the initial £100,000 deposit. Continue reading