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1st August, 2014 - 11:31 am (0 Comments)

Nominet, which handles the registry of .uk Internet domains, is no stranger to controversy and some of their decisions over the years have caused plenty of head scratching. The latest bit of fun seems to be as a result of their new .uk rules (or possibly an error), which have allowed the creation of fake domains like bbc.c.uk, google.c.uk and hsbc.c.uk among others.. in fact you can do it for almost any .uk or .co.uk domain including ours.

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1st August, 2014 - 10:33 am (1 Comment)

Some 23,000 of BT’s employees, specifically those that joined the operators five-year “saveshare” plan in 2009 under which they’ve saved between £5 and £225 every month until now, look set to receive a pay-out in shares that will be worth an average of over £49,000 each as the plan matures (assumes a saving of £124 per month was made).

fibre optic cable spectrum colours

1st August, 2014 - 9:53 am (0 Comments)

A team of scientists working at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has broken a new record after they were able to use a single laser to transmit data speeds of 43Tbps (Terabits per second) over a single fibre optic cable, which is important because this kind of setup is arguably reflective of a real-world environment.

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1st August, 2014 - 8:46 am (4 Comments)

The UK Citizens Advice agency has criticized the “arbitrary cancellation fees” that some UK consumers face when attempting to switch broadband ISPs, with the average cost of such charges apparently coming out at £190 with peak fees of up to £625 being reported. Poor broadband speeds, connection faults and bad support are some of the key reasons why people switch.

4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

1st August, 2014 - 7:33 am (0 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (Everything Everywhere) has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that their new “superfast” 4G (LTE at 1800MHz, 800MHz and 2.6GHz) based Mobile Broadband network will not reach its originally predicted UK coverage target of 98% (population) by the end of 2014 and will instead fall short at 90%.

wireless mobile mast

1st August, 2014 - 7:32 am (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms and media regulator has, following concerns from some of the major Mobile Network Operators, today launched another consultation on their controversial and Government-backed plans for a massive hike in annual licence fees for the 900MHz and 1800MHz radio spectrum bands. But the revised fees are still high.

three uk mobile broadband

31st July, 2014 - 9:55 am (13 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has announced that their new App (Three inTouch), which allows customers to talk or text using their existing allowances via a WiFi based wireless Internet connection, is now live. In addition, the operator has revealed stats for data usage on its 3G and 4G based Mobile Broadband network.

superfast 4gee

31st July, 2014 - 8:43 am (7 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (4GEE) has today announced that their LTE based “superfast” 4G network has reached another 21 towns, which takes the total to 250 towns and cities (including 2,500 villages and small towns) or 73% of the UK population. Saltash, a town of 15,000 people in Cornwall, is one of the latest additions.

BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

31st July, 2014 - 8:19 am (15 Comments)

BT has today published their latest Q2-2014 (calendar) results and confirmed that its retail broadband base suffered a slowing of growth (+104k in Q2 vs +170k in Q1-2014) to total 7,385,000 customers. The operator has also revealed a new trial of superfast broadband FTTrn technology in London and confirmed that its FTTC network now reaches 20 million UK homes and businesses (premises passed).

wales abc broadband eligibility

30th July, 2014 - 1:23 pm (0 Comments)

The Welsh Government‘s Access Broadband Cymru (ABC) scheme, which offers grants worth up to £1,000 per premise in areas which have “slow broadband connections” (i.e. sub-2Mbps), has in an attempt to correct for earlier criticisms been opened up to more homes and businesses (including those in areas that could already benefit from Superfast Cymru investment with BT).

telegraph pole broadband maintenance

30th July, 2014 - 1:02 pm (39 Comments)

Sky Broadband’s 12 month trial of a new 950Mbps (Megabits per second) capable GPON based Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network in the town of Basingstoke (Hampshire, England) has been hit by complaints from locals who object to the installation of new telegraph poles, which are apparently deemed unsightly by residents of Hackwood Road.

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30th July, 2014 - 9:29 am (2 Comments)

Wireless ISP County Broadband has secured £200,000 worth of funding from the Colchester Borough Council and the new investment will be used to help serve local businesses, but sadly not homes, with access to superfast broadband speeds of greater than 30Mbps (Megabits per second).

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30th July, 2014 - 9:06 am (1 Comment)

BTOpenreach, as part of its new commitments to Ofcom, has this week moved to make more information available about the performance of their work to maintain BT’s national UK telecoms and broadband network (e.g. repair and new service installation appointment times etc.), although it’s all very basic.

shetland fibre optic cable ship shefa2

30th July, 2014 - 8:05 am (0 Comments)

The Shetland Islands, which reside someway north of Scotland, have once again suffered a serious break in their main SHEFA-2 (Faroese Telecom) submarine (subsea) fibre optic cable, which links the remote communities broadband and phones services with the UK mainland.

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