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1st September, 2014 - 2:32 pm (0 Comments)

After several weeks of pestering BTOpenreach’s poor communications team, we’ve finally managed to extract a simple diagram to help illustrate how their new Fibre-to-the-Remote-Node (FTTrN) technology will work.

fttc bt openreach mastersocket

1st September, 2014 - 1:36 pm (3 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains and upgrades BT’s national telecoms network across the United Kingdom, has today announced that its new and cheaper self-install service (PCP-Only) for superfast ‘up to’ 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband lines will be given a full commercial launch on 29th September 2014. In other words, no more home engineer visits.

fritzbox_7390

1st September, 2014 - 6:53 am (1 Comment)

Most broadband ISP consumers in the United Kingdom are probably familiar with major Internet router and modem kit manufacturers like NetGear, Asus and so forth. But many probably won’t be as familiar with the name AVM, which has recently become much better known thanks to their latest line of advanced but affordable ADSL and VDSL (FTTC) FRITZ!Box routers.

worcestershire uk broadband

30th August, 2014 - 7:53 am (0 Comments)

The Superfast Worcestershire (England) scheme has announced the next batch of areas that will be upgraded to receive BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which aims to pass 90% of local homes and businesses by mid-2016 and hopefully 95% by 2017.

house prices and broadband speed

29th August, 2014 - 3:13 pm (4 Comments)

Online estate agent House Simple has claimed that houses in broadband slowspots could lose 20-25% off the potential value of their property because buyers have become much more savvy and are increasingly paying attention to the quality of local Internet connectivity.

fibre broadband rural bt openreach rollout

29th August, 2014 - 2:10 pm (20 Comments)

The £132m Superfast Cornwall project has announced that another 10 “hard-to-reach” rural communities will be able to receive access to BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network by early 2015, which will be an addition to the existing target of making the service available to 95% of Cornwall (England) and the Isles of Scilly by the end of 2014.

vodafone uk mobile broadband

29th August, 2014 - 1:33 pm (8 Comments)

More news from mobile operators today after Vodafone announced that their new 4G based Mobile Broadband network, which since this time last year has been expanded to cover over 300 cities and towns as well as “thousands of smaller communities” across the United Kingdom, was also being made available to their Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) customers.

o2 uk

29th August, 2014 - 12:59 pm (2 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 has celebrated the first anniversary of their 4G (LTE at 800MHz) based Mobile Broadband network deployment by confirming that more than 240 towns and cities across the United Kingdom can now access the new service, representing a population coverage of 45% (up from 41% in April 2014).

wireless mobile broadband mast vodafone uk

29th August, 2014 - 12:43 pm (1 Comment)

As expected the national UK telecoms regulator has today allowed O2, Three UK, EE and Vodafone to improve the coverage and capacity of their 3G (UMTS) and 4G (LTE + WiMAX) based Mobile Broadband networks by boosting the maximum permissible base station transmit power in the 1800MHz radio spectrum band by +3dB.

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29th August, 2014 - 8:01 am (41 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that its first trial of BT’s new superfast Fibre-to-the-Remote-Node (FTTrN) broadband technology, which has the potential to deliver much faster and more stable speeds than the traditional Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) service, is now being implemented and will be “ready to accept customer orders” in late 2014.

ee uk logo

28th August, 2014 - 9:17 am (1 Comment)

Mobile operator EE has announced that their “superfast” 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband network is now available to 13 new towns across the United Kingdom (i.e. a total of 263 major towns/cities + over 2,500 villages/small towns), which lifts their total population coverage to 75% from 73% last month. The Prime Ministers home town of Witney has also been upgraded.

isle of wight uk

27th August, 2014 - 10:04 am (1 Comment)

The state aid supported £7.5m project to help extend BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to an additional 20,000 “mainly rural” homes and businesses on the Isle of Wight, which resides just off England’s central southern coastline, has finally begun with the first street cabinet going live in Farriers Way, Shorwell.

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27th August, 2014 - 1:19 am (12 Comments)

Fixed 4G wireless broadband ISP Relish (UK Broadband Ltd.), which launched in June, claims to have put right a problem that caused connection drops for some of their early subscribers and has promised to release a limited block of public IPv4 addresses to their consumer customers (at cost) in order to cater for those frustrated by the network’s use of IP address sharing (CGNAT).

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26th August, 2014 - 2:59 pm (24 Comments)

The boss of bracknell-based ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has waded into the heated debate over Scottish independence by warning that some smaller broadband ISPs based in the rest of the United Kingdom might “simply cut off Scotland” because of higher costs. As our Scottish cousins might say, “a nod’s as guid as a wink tae a blind horse“.

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