Tag: bandwidth

5G approaches, data limits explode.

Want to bust a 1GB monthly bandwidth allowance in just 8 seconds? 5G could be your answer, and Samsung have now achieved a speed of up to 1.056 Gbps for up to 2 kilometres, roughly 1.2 miles. Using a frequency of 28 Ghz they’ve used “adaptive array transeiver …

EE Increase Data Limits with new 4G Mobile Broadband plans

After all of the criticism around the fact that existing packages did not provide enough Bandwidth, EE have today changed those packages in order to provide more data allowances to customers. Data allowances have now been increased by up to 60% meaning that those on a 6GB allowance …

4G – Backhaul is key

Many months ago we performed some slightly unscientific speed tests and came to the conclusion that “traffic management” was active on certain mobile networks. Our tests at the time showed that a 3G / HSPDA connection never seemed to deliver more than 2Mbps whilst other networks delivered more …

Testing O2 LTE

I have arrived in London for the first day of O2 LTE 4G testing using a LTE modem kindly supplied by the network.  If you did not know, O2 have a test 4G network covering 40km distance in London and selected websites have been given a dongle to …

On the Full Monty plan? Send us your speed tests!

OK, story so far. We picked up some tweets from the T-Mobile UK Help Team stating that “Full Monty Tariffs have a max speed of 1MB/s”. A day later, and T-Mobile told us that this was a mistake, but still we were getting sent phone calls where customers …

Test out your data usage with Vodafone

Vodafone have changed the way that they charge for data. They’ve introduced a new “Data Test Drive” which let you buy a smartphone and use the web as much as you want for the first 3 months of your contract. During these first few months there’ll be no …

Virgin Media adds more grunt to Three, Orange and T-Mobile

If you’re browsing the web on Three, T-Mobile or Orange, listen up. A new deal has been struck with VIrgin Media Business to give the networks use of their network, plus they will add 14 regional datacentres to add extra bandwidth to the three networks. The deal is …