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wales in the united kingdom map

2nd March, 2015 - 10:08 am (8 Comments)

The UK Government’s Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey, has revealed that the Superfast Cymru project has now helped an additional 345,000 homes and businesses in Wales to receive BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which is roughly half-way to the current completion target of 690,000+ by the end of spring 2016 (96% coverage).

northern ireland uk

2nd March, 2015 - 9:00 am (4 Comments)

The on-going Northern Ireland Broadband Improvement Project (NIBIP), which only began one year ago, appears to have been boosted by another £17 million investment in order to help bring BT’s faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity to an additional 38,000 premises.

broadband funded by uk government

2nd March, 2015 - 8:05 am (16 Comments)

Major national infrastructure projects, specifically those like the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme that are being backed by public funding from the central Government of the United Kingdom, will soon be adorned by a new “Funded by the UK Government” plague and Union Jack flag. But not everybody is happy.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

27th February, 2015 - 11:00 am (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator is considering granting “transitional” approval to a number of manually configured devices that harness the new White Space technology, which uses the gaps in radio spectrum between digital TV (UHF 470MHz to 790MHz) channels in order to deliver wireless broadband or other communication services over a wide area.


27th February, 2015 - 10:07 am (0 Comments)

Ultrafast fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has announced that residents of The Basilica, a development (apartment block) in the city centre, have become the first of many buildings in the city of Leeds (West Yorkshire, England) to benefit from their new symmetric 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) broadband network.


27th February, 2015 - 9:22 am (4 Comments)

Mobile operator EE, which could shortly become a part of the BT Group, has announced that their long planned trial of ultrafast 400Mbps capable 4G LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) based Mobile Broadband technology with Qualcomm and Huawei, which they’ve dubbed 4G+, will next month go live at Wembley Stadium in London.


27th February, 2015 - 8:29 am (3 Comments)

Low cost broadband and phone provider TalkTalk could be facing a fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after they finally coughed up to a serious customer data breach, which last year caused some of their subscribers to be hit by a spate of Indian-based scam callers.

Slow Broadband Speed UK Internet Download

26th February, 2015 - 11:44 am (20 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published their latest Q1-2015 report into the real-world performance of the largest fixed line broadband ISPs and their customers across the United Kingdom, which found that the average download speed has increased by 21.93% over the past six months to top 22.8Mbps (NOTE: Most of this boost came from urban areas, with rural and suburban being fairly flat).

talktalk uk isp

26th February, 2015 - 10:44 am (5 Comments)

Budget Internet and phone provider TalkTalk has teamed up with LivePerson in order to “move” from traditional telephone-based customer service to a “more advanced online engagement technology“. Apparently this means “quadrupling” the number of customer service enquiries it handles via online chat agents.


26th February, 2015 - 9:05 am (7 Comments)

A new report from Audit Scotland, which works to ensure that public money in Scotland is used properly, has revealed more details about the actual coverage, funding and broadband speed expectations of the country’s £410 Million Digital Scotland roll-out programme with BT.


25th February, 2015 - 2:44 pm (0 Comments)

Business ISP WarwickNet have announced that they’ve established a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Tanshire Park’s main communications room, with fibres said to be “strategically running to sub-areas across the site“.

fibre optic cables from above

25th February, 2015 - 2:07 pm (9 Comments)

Communications provider Entanet has said that there is still a market for BTOpenreach’s ultrafast native Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband in the United Kingdom, although its appeal remains in a “relatively small niche market” and is held back by limited availability.

talktalk uk isp

25th February, 2015 - 7:50 am (7 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has sided with an interesting BT complaint against a press advert for TalkTalk’s SimplyBroadband package, which complained that a “half-price” offer of £1.75 per month was “not a genuine sale price” because the standard price of £3.50 had not been used for long enough.


24th February, 2015 - 2:36 pm (9 Comments)

Researchers working on the future 5th generation (5G) of Mobile Broadband technology at the University of Surrey in England claim to have achieved a staggering transfer speed of 1Tbps (Terabit per second), or 1,000,000Mbps (Megabits) in more familiar language, over their candidate technology.

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