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19th January, 2017 - 5:20 pm (7 Comments)

Anybody familiar with Openreach’s (BT) roll-out of VDSL2 based ‘up to’ 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) tech knows that the operator tends to deploy two different types of Street Cabinet hardware, one from Huawei and another from ECI. But a new study suggests that Huawei’s kit is faster.

satellite internet transmission dish

19th January, 2017 - 11:46 am (0 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator has today set out their new ‘Space Spectrum Strategy’ and top of the to-do list is a commitment towards “enabling growth” in Satellite Broadband, such as by providing greater access to spectrum (e.g. facilitating access to spectrum used by the public sector).

bt wholesale broadband checker - downstream handback threshold

18th January, 2017 - 4:41 pm (13 Comments)

The official BT Wholesale Checker has recently added a new column for Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) based broadband lines called “Downstream Handback Threshold (Mbps)” and after a few days of head scratching we now know what it means.

ee sim mobile broadband

18th January, 2017 - 7:43 am (8 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today hit Mobile Network Operator EE (BT) with a fine of £2.7 million after they were found to have overcharged around 40,000 subscribers for calls to the company’s own “150” customer services number. It’s not the first time EE has had to pay off an Ofcom fine.

village networks isp wireless broadband mast

18th January, 2017 - 12:13 am (2 Comments)

The Connect8 campaign has this week hailed the arrival of a 24Mbps+ Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband network in the rural South Oxfordshire village of Stonor, which has been deployed by Village Networks and is also being extended into Pishill (as far as is technically possible).

engineer touching broadband cables openreach bt

17th January, 2017 - 3:20 pm (0 Comments)

The state aid supported CSW Broadband project has confirmed that £2m in clawback is set to be reinvested by BT (Openreach) into the local roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity, which means that an additional 3,500 premises in Warwickshire will soon gain access.

bt whole home wifi repeater disc

17th January, 2017 - 11:44 am (27 Comments)

BT has launched a “first of its kind in the UK” Whole Home Wi-Fi solution for broadband users, which claims to deliver “complete” WiFi network coverage in every room of your home and to “eliminate dead spots” by using three 165mm circular (disc) shaped WiFi repeaters. Sadly it costs £299.99.

warwicknet superfast broadband cabinet

17th January, 2017 - 10:33 am (0 Comments)

In a surprise announcement WarwickNet, which has made its name by building alternative fibre optic based broadband networks (FTTC, FTTP and Leased Lines etc.) to UK business parks, industrial estates and multi-tenancy buildings, has been gobbled up by Somerset-based ISP CableCom.

road rural countryside

17th January, 2017 - 9:19 am (1 Comment)

A new report from Rural England CIC, which claims to offer independent research, networking and information exchange for the country’s many rural areas, has warned that a lack of good broadband is holding back rural consumers in some areas.

cityfibre public sector network fibre optic

17th January, 2017 - 7:48 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has confirmed that Stirling will shortly become their 4th “Gigabit City” project in Scotland, thanks to a £1.7m deal to support the roll-out of a new FTTP based Public Service Network (PSN) that will later be extended to local businesses.

Middleton (Leeds) virgin media broadband and tv rollout

17th January, 2017 - 1:13 am (3 Comments)

Hundreds of homes around the residential suburb of Middleton (Leeds), which last April celebrated after Virgin Media deployed their 300Mbps cable (DOCSIS) broadband network into the area, have faced a long and uncertain wait after the project appeared to stall. But progress is finally being made.

world internet connectivity

16th January, 2017 - 4:20 pm (0 Comments)

A recent ‘Connecting Capabilities’ report from the Economist Intelligence Unit, which pits the UK, USA and Australia against 11 countries in Asia, has revealed that the UK sits mid-table (ranked 7th) for Digital Infrastructure and is being pulled down by weak telecoms investment. But it’s not all bad.

telephone support rage and complaints

16th January, 2017 - 12:01 am (9 Comments)

It’s been nearly a year since BT first soft launched their new ‘BT Call Protect‘ service to tackle nuisance calls (here), which allows their home phone customers to divert unwanted calls to a junk voicemail box. The good news is that the “first of its kind in the UK” service is finally available to use.

network_modem_cable

15th January, 2017 - 2:26 am (64 Comments)

Running an ISP is far from easy and for those providers that make use of BT’s national UK telecoms network then there can be added complications, particularly when it comes to the tedious task of trying to get a broadband fault fixed by an engineer. Now AAISP’s boss, Adrian Kennard, has done a video to explain.

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