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BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

27th October, 2016 - 8:33 am (13 Comments)

The latest quarterly (Q3 2016 calendar) results have been published by BT today, which reveal that their retail broadband base now tops 9,193,000 customers (up by +76K, unchanged from Q2) and 4,473,000 of those take their ‘Infinity‘ (FTTC/P) superfast broadband (up by +216K vs +181K in Q2).


27th October, 2016 - 7:36 am (30 Comments)

After a long wait Openreach (BT) has today revealed the tentative wholesale cost of their new ‘up to’ 330Mbps capable G.fast broadband technology for UK homes and businesses, which from January 2017 will be piloted in 17 locations across the country (reaching 138,000 UK premises by the end of March 2017).


25th October, 2016 - 10:27 am (12 Comments)

Residents of a rural village in North Yorkshire (England), Cowling, have complained about the “fiasco” of Openreach’s (BT) response after some were left without broadband connectivity for around 2-3 weeks, which started when a car crashed into one of the operator’s local FTTC cabinets.


25th October, 2016 - 9:42 am (9 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT has announced a new partnership with Intersection (LinkNYC) and advertising company Primesight that will enable them to deploy free “ultrafast” (up to 1Gbps) public WiFi, free UK landline / mobile phone calls and a range of other digital services across London’s major high streets.


24th October, 2016 - 2:26 pm (9 Comments)

The Connect8 campaign, which has been fighting to bring faster broadband to eight rural villages in South Oxfordshire (Howe Hill, Britwell Hill, Cookley Green, Greenfield, Park Corner, Pishill with Stonor, Russells Water and Swyncombe), appears to be seeing some positive progress.


22nd October, 2016 - 1:17 am (23 Comments)

Consumer magazine PC Pro has published the latest results from their annual PC Pro Awards 2016, which saw Zen Internet win the best broadband ISP gong and Plusnet secure the “Recommended” (runner-up) spot. Sadly it wasn’t such a good day for TalkTalk and EE.


21st October, 2016 - 3:33 pm (6 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has today uploaded a batch of reports and case studies that are designed to provide help and information for anybody looking to establish their own community broadband solutions.

trains network rail engineers

21st October, 2016 - 3:08 pm (11 Comments)

Engineers working for Network Rail have damaged a mass of BTOpenreach’s cable ducts near Uxbridge (West London) because they “were not highlighted in the thorough surveys we carried out prior to the work.” As a result broadband and phone services in the area, including West Drayton, are suffering a major outage.

broadband internet speed uk

21st October, 2016 - 1:20 pm (7 Comments)

The International Telecommunication Union, specifically ITU-T Study Group 15, has doubled the best speeds achievable via the new G.fast broadband standard to 2Gbps and added support for coaxial cable. Openreach (BT) are due to begin the commercial UK roll-out of this service in late 2017.

bt uk isp logo

20th October, 2016 - 2:09 pm (0 Comments)

Customers of BTMobile (EE) may like to know that the operator has launched a unique new Family SIM service for mobiles and tablets, which offers families up to five SIMs on a single contract and the value of discount applied increases with the number of SIMs taken.


19th October, 2016 - 12:08 pm (0 Comments)

The Quality of Service (i.e. minimum standards for repairs and new line provision) targets that Ofcom imposed upon Openreach (BT) in 2014 (here) look set to be extended until 31st March 2018 and the regulator will also make some additional tweaks.


18th October, 2016 - 12:41 pm (30 Comments)

Openreach (BT) and Huawei have today claimed to be the “first companies in Europe” to trial three new ultrafast fibre optic broadband technologies, including 40Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable NG-PON2, 10Gbps XGS-PON and 2.5Gbps GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) over a single fibre.

copper cable pile

18th October, 2016 - 8:12 am (34 Comments)

A new trial of the future XG.FAST technology, which could one day replace Openreach’s forthcoming G.fast based ultrafast broadband service, has beaten last year’s BT trial by pushing a peak aggregate speed of 8000Mbps over 30 metres of twisted-pair copper (BT achieved 5.6Gbps at a similar distance).


17th October, 2016 - 8:24 am (9 Comments)

A new report from Ovum, which was jointly commissioned by BT and Australia’s nbn, has forecast that some 29 million subscribers will be using a G.fast based ultrafast broadband connection by 2021 (3% of the global fixed broadband market) and most of those will be in Western Europe.

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