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2nd December, 2016 - 1:19 am (3 Comments)

From early next year Openreach (BT) will begin offering Saturday appointment slots for PCP Only (self-install) based Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) broadband provisions, which seems intended to help tackle occasions where the operator’s engineers are facing “significant demand“.


1st December, 2016 - 1:22 pm (0 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT has begun to roll-out a new solution that aims to reduce the distance that its engineers need to travel in order to collect equipment, which they claim should help to “speed up the delivery of broadband and phone services.”


30th November, 2016 - 2:33 pm (7 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today released their Final Draft Reference Offer for the new Dark Fibre Access (DFA) product, which is required by Ofcom and should give rival ISPs “physical access” to the operator’s existing fibre optic cables (i.e. allows them to “take direct control of the connection“).


30th November, 2016 - 12:50 pm (4 Comments)

After years of waiting, the Government’s long-held plan to force major broadband ISPs into issuing warning letters / emails to customers, specifically those suspected of having engaged in online copyright infringement (Internet piracy), looks set to get underway from early 2017.


29th November, 2016 - 7:51 am (64 Comments)

Bad news for BT today. Ofcom confirms that it has been unable to reach a voluntary agreement over the future of Openreach and would now force the operator to adopt “legal separation“. A new UK framework for the next decade of telecoms and broadband regulation will now be established.


28th November, 2016 - 8:33 am (5 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has taken a leaf out of TalkTalk’s “Fix Britain’s Internet” book and launched a new campaign (‘Make the Air Fair‘), which adopts the image of Ofcom’s CEO, Sharon White, and calls on her to impose a spectrum ownership cap of 30% that would hit EE (BT) and Vodafone.


23rd November, 2016 - 1:19 pm (8 Comments)

Over the next few months some 2.5 million UK owners of a YouView (IPTV) based set-top-box, which includes TalkTalk and BT’s broadband-based TV subscribers, will start to benefit from a major “next generation” update that will enable the platform to do more, work faster and harness Cloud technology.

wireless mobile mast

23rd November, 2016 - 12:08 pm (2 Comments)

Mobile network operator EE (BT) has today called on the market to get “Clear on Coverage” by making geographic coverage the default industry standard measurement, as opposed to the traditional and more optimistic use of population cover. Mind you EE does have a big advantage here.


23rd November, 2016 - 9:24 am (71 Comments)

Still not good enough, BT. The CEO of Ofcom, Sharon White, has told MPs that BT still isn’t investing enough into UK broadband infrastructure and confirmed that the regulator would “absolutely” give a final verdict on Openreach’s future in December. But the changes might have to be forced through.

award best broadband uk ISP gold trophy

23rd November, 2016 - 1:10 am (5 Comments)

Comparison site Cable.co.uk has revealed the winners of their annual Broadband Awards 2016, which saw Plusnet scoop more wins across different consumer voted categories than any other ISP. But there were also some wins in different areas for Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, BT and other ISPs.

fibre optic broadband cables

22nd November, 2016 - 10:33 am (34 Comments)

A new Vodafone commissioned study from Point Topic has predicted that only 6.5% of UK households can expect to be covered by Gigabit (1000Mbps+) capable FTTP/H fibre optic broadband cables by 2020, but other data from Point Topic forecasts a figure of 9.4% when business premises are included.


21st November, 2016 - 9:15 am (0 Comments)

After a long delay Ofcom has unveiled the rules for their forthcoming auction of radio spectrum in the 2.3GHz (2350-2390MHz) and 3.4GHz (3410-3600MHz) bands, which will help mobile operators to launch Mobile Broadband (4G) services with “very fast download speeds“. But it’s bad news for BT / EE as a cap will apply.

award golden cup for top broadband isp

18th November, 2016 - 11:15 am (7 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has published the outcome from their latest H2 2016 reader survey of broadband ISP satisfaction, which for the 10th time has named Zen Internet the best of the bunch. Sadly the news isn’t so good for TalkTalk, which had the lowest customer satisfaction score of 37%.


17th November, 2016 - 2:31 pm (56 Comments)

Alternative network provider Call Flow Solutions has announced the completion of their Broadband Delivery UK contract for the ‘Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead’ in Berkshire (England), which has expanded the reach of their 30Mbps+ capable FTTC broadband network to an extra 1,750 premises.

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