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21st November, 2014 - 2:20 pm (15 Comments)

Last night’s episode of the BBC’s popular consumer affairs TV show, Watchdog (Series 34 : Episode 6), took BTOpenreach to task again over the often lengthy periods of time that some people have to wait in order for their new phone and or broadband line to be installed.


21st November, 2014 - 1:32 pm (0 Comments)

Fibre optic (FTTP) broadband provider Gigaclear appears to be looking to expand its presence across Northamptonshire and into Leicestershire (England) by inviting a selection of communities in the Welland Valley area to register their interest in the service.

isles of scilly

21st November, 2014 - 12:20 pm (0 Comments)

After several years of waiting the first of 2,200 residents on the remote Isles of Scilly, which resides several miles off the south west coast of Cornwall in England, have begun to connect via BT’s new ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband service that is being supplied by a new submarine fibre optic cable back to the mainland.


21st November, 2014 - 11:26 am (0 Comments)

The Welsh Government has announced the launch of a new Ultrafast Connectivity Voucher scheme that will provide assistance of up to £10,000 towards the capital costs of helping firms in Wales to install a broadband service offering speeds of more than 100Mbps (Megabits per second), albeit only applicable to businesses in Enterprise and Local Growth Zones.

high speed uk train

21st November, 2014 - 10:46 am (0 Comments)

A proposal by Ofcom for granting Code Powers (i.e. easier approval of street works etc.) to help Network Rail upgrade their Dark Fibre and mobile communications infrastructure has confirmed that the national railway operator will also provide “wholesale services to other telecom operators“.

o2 uk

21st November, 2014 - 8:30 am (5 Comments)

The owner of mobile operator O2 (Telefonica), which last year sold their home broadband and phone customers to BSkyB (Sky Broadband) after failing to make a success of the business (here), has warned that if more of the United Kingdom’s telecoms market moved towards bundled services then it may have to consider putting up the FOR SALE sign.

yorkshire uk county map

20th November, 2014 - 2:53 pm (6 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England, which was supposed to be rolling out BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to 90% of local premises by the end of October 2014 and possibly reaching 100% by the end of 2017, is apparently running “13 weeks behind schedule” and BT’s plan to deploy its new Fibre-to-the-Remote-Node (FTTrN) technology in the county may also have to wait another year.

sky yahoo mail

20th November, 2014 - 1:31 pm (3 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband (BSkyB) and BT are currently experiencing problems with accessing their emails on the operators Yahoo! Mail powered platform, which appears to be preventing many users from successfully logging-in.


20th November, 2014 - 9:43 am (14 Comments)

Residents of Dolphinholme village in Lancashire report that BT’s engineers have returned to resume their state aid fuelled deployment of 330Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology in the area, which is despite B4RN’s community funded 1000Mbps FTTP service being deployed to homes on one of the exact same streets.


20th November, 2014 - 8:30 am (8 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s primary four Mobile Network Operators (MNO), including EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three UK, are preparing to make a counter proposal to the Government’s demand for a national roaming policy that would see investment boosted in order to build new masts and improve coverage.

isp Internet download speed arrow uk

19th November, 2014 - 1:30 pm (9 Comments)

A new report has produced a detailed breakdown of the top 20 fastest broadband providers in the United Kingdom by Internet download speed, which goes into significantly more depth than most of the other studies we’ve seen. Overall Hyperoptic’s FTTH network in London tops the table, while TalkTalk’s low cost and ADSL dominated solution gets pushed to the bottom.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

19th November, 2014 - 10:18 am (1 Comment)

The board of the United Kingdom’s communications regulator, Ofcom, has so far failed to find a replacement for their current CEO, Ed Richards, in time for his departure next month. So in the meantime they’ve appointed an acting Chief Executive, Steve Unger, to hold the position until the right candidate can be found.

5g mobile broadband

19th November, 2014 - 9:55 am (4 Comments)

As widely expected Ofcom has today announced a decision to make radio spectrum in the 700MHz band, which is currently used for Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) channels, available for use via future Mobile Broadband (4G, 5G) services by the start of 2022. Get ready to re-tune your TV or set-top-box.

wireless internet signal

19th November, 2014 - 9:10 am (1 Comment)

Some 34 Ed’s Easy Diner restaurants across the United Kingdom have now been upgraded to offer a free WiFi Internet access service thanks to a new deal with The Cloud (BSkyB).

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