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ofcom uk telecoms regulator

2nd September, 2015 - 2:08 pm (0 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Telecoms Market Data update has revealed that the United Kingdom achieved a milestone of 24 million fixed line residential and small business broadband ISP connections (excluding corporate lines) in Q1 2015 (up by +277K since Q4 2014), which is 967,000 (4.2%) more than a year ago.

vodafone uk mobile broadband

2nd September, 2015 - 9:03 am (1 Comment)

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a national press and website advert for Vodafone’s mobile network after Three UK complained that the promotions could not substantiate the claims of being “unbeatable at connecting your calls” and “unbeatable at keeping your calls connected“.


2nd September, 2015 - 4:51 am (10 Comments)

Sky Broadband appears to have quietly unveiled the pricing for their forthcoming “Sky Ultra Fibre Optic” service in the city of York (England), where they’re working alongside Cityfibre and TalkTalk to roll-out a new 940Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network. Oddly, line rental still exists.


1st September, 2015 - 12:08 pm (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has announced that the next area to benefit from their £3bn “Project Lightning” network expansion will be the city of Nottingham (England), which will see an additional 50,000 homes and businesses gain access to ultrafast broadband.

wales uk superfast broadband q3 2015

1st September, 2015 - 11:19 am (18 Comments)

An independent study of broadband Internet connectivity in Wales has claimed that 80% of premises in the country should now have access to a superfast connection (30Mbps+), which rises to 81.3% when you use the Government’s definition of 24Mbps+. But rural areas still have a long way to go.

uk internet statistics

1st September, 2015 - 1:53 am (3 Comments)

The latest survey of 910 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that a little over half of respondents (55.1%) get their Internet connection hardware (router) included as part of a broadband ISP bundle and over a third (38.4%) say that the quality of this kit is “very important” to their choice of provider.

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

28th August, 2015 - 9:25 am (26 Comments)

A new survey of 3,000 Brits commissioned by Hyperoptic, which is deploying “hyperfast” (1000Mbps) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) broadband services around a number of UK cities, has claimed that people would spend 8% (+£14,000) more on a new home if it came with a 100Mbps+ connection.

plusnet uk

28th August, 2015 - 7:25 am (0 Comments)

Customers of PlusNet can finally regain access to the ISPs website, webmail and members centre services again after they were restored this morning following an unspecified failure that began yesterday afternoon.

talktalk uk isp

27th August, 2015 - 1:07 pm (7 Comments)

It’s not been long since TalkTalk announced their last batch of price rises in April 2015 (here) and the bad news is that they’ve today hit customers with a second hike, which will take the standard price of their entry-level broadband package from £5 to £7.50 a month and push line rental from £16.70 to £17.70.

fibre optic cable rural broadband b4rn.org.uk

26th August, 2015 - 4:54 pm (8 Comments)

UK ISP Gigaclear, which recently won the contract to ensure that 6,495 additional rural premises in Gloucestershire (England) are able to receive “ultra fast” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband by the end of 2017, has announced that Seven Springs in Cockleford will be the first to benefit.


26th August, 2015 - 4:35 pm (0 Comments)

Mobile operators Three UK and Vodafone have each secured a 20MHz slice of the 1.4GHz radio spectrum band (L-Band 1452-1492MHz) from Qualcomm, which the operators say could be used to help deliver 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband speeds that are “up to three times faster” than today’s.

Cityfibre\'s Hull UK fibre optic broadband network map

26th August, 2015 - 11:23 am (1 Comment)

A new map has been revealed that for the first time depicts exactly where Cityfibre’s new ultrafast 62km long fibre optic (FTTP) network is being deployed in the East Yorkshire (England) city of Hull.

computer keyboard and mouse user

26th August, 2015 - 8:26 am (4 Comments)

A new survey of 1,141 small and medium sized business bosses, which was conducted by the Daisy Group, has found that a staggering 92% have virtually no understanding of data centres, while 75% have no clue about VoIP and 44% are puzzled by “fibre broadband” (ISPs sometimes get that one wrong too).


26th August, 2015 - 7:44 am (0 Comments)

Belfast-based Rainbow Communications, which last year gobbled 10,000 of UTV Connect’s residential and business Internet access subscribers for an undisclosed sum (here), has recently signed a new multi-million pound deal with BTWholesale for the supply of managed broadband and phone services.

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