Podcast - 26th November 2014
In this week's podcast we're talking about the potential purchase of the O2 UK mobile network by BT.
We also discuss new tablets from Nokia and Jolla, the end of a patent battle, mobile payments via instant messaging, app development for the Apple Watch and plans to make even more spectrum available for mobile broadband in the UK .
A new survey from testing services company P3 communications has ranked EE as the ‘best in test’, noting that it offered the best national data performance.
Three was ranked second overall but had the best voice performance in the test.
EE is named in some news reports as a potential alternative acquisition
BT has responded to news reports about its possible acquisition of the O2 mobile network from Telefónica UK.
The speculation was first published on a website in Spain, with suggestions that Telefonica could receive a 20% share of BT as part of the multi-million pound deal.
UK mobile operator EE says it switched on its 4G service in the Channel Tunnel two months ago and has now provided 4G service to more than 25,000 EE customers.
Since September, 282GB of 4G data has been carried on EE’s network from the tunnel. Average download speeds are 13.5Mbps, with peak speeds of 57Mbps delivered.
Ofcom has published its first research into the consumer experience of UK mobile broadband services since the 4G auction last year. The regulator’s own engineers conducted around 210,000 tests of 3G and 4G services on smartphones in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Manchester between March and June 2014.
Download speed, upload speed, web page loading times and latency were all measured.