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22nd August, 2016 - 1:32 am (21 Comments)

BT’s consumer division has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that the Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6) Internet addressing standard will finally be enabled on their network from this Autumn 2016, but it will be early 2017 before all of their customers can use it.


18th August, 2016 - 2:41 pm (37 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has revealed that the first field trial of their new Long Reach VDSL (FTTC) broadband technology will take place in the remote rural village of North Tolsta, which resides in the Scottish Outer Hebrides on the east side of the Isle of Lewis.

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18th August, 2016 - 12:00 pm (3 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT (EE) has today signed a new deal with Nokia, which will see the two working together in order to both research, trial and develop the next generation of 5G based Mobile Broadband technology at the UK operator’s Adastral Park Labs facility in Ipswich (Suffolk, England).


18th August, 2016 - 12:01 am (14 Comments)

A new report from Audit Scotland, which works to ensure that public money in Scotland is spent correctly, has found that the £410m Digital Scotland roll-out programme with BT has achieved its initial coverage target. But delivering 95% “fibre broadband” coverage by December 2017 “will be more challenging.”

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17th August, 2016 - 10:17 am (16 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has launched a new range of pay monthly 4GEE Max plans, which promise subscribers the “fastest” 4G based Mobile Broadband speeds, inclusive access to the BT Sport TV App, bigger data caps (up to 40GB) and the ability to use their allowances to “roam like home” when abroad in the EU.


17th August, 2016 - 1:03 am (3 Comments)

Over the next few weeks students in higher education from across the United Kingdom will slowly begin returning to temporary accommodation, which is usually nearby to their chosen college or university. Some will get broadband by default (campus connection), but others will need to choose their own ISP.


16th August, 2016 - 1:56 pm (2 Comments)

Ofcom has published a summary of responses to their recent consultation on the introduction of a new Universal Service Obligation, which would ensure that everyone can get a broadband speed of 10Mbps by 2020. But ISPs have warned that funding this via an industry levy would be “anti-competitive“.


16th August, 2016 - 12:39 pm (89 Comments)

The CEO of BT Group, Gavin Patterson, has blasted his rivals behind the Fix Britain’s Internet campaign (Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and Vodafone) for making “misleading statements” and using “Orwellian tactics” in order to argue that UK broadband services would improve if the operator didn’t control Openreach.


15th August, 2016 - 11:56 am (6 Comments)

BT has confirmed that around 3,000 homes and businesses in Mayfair (London’s West End) are among the first to benefit from its expanded roll-out of “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology, which is today being demoed to local councillors in the area.

BT Wholesale engineers

12th August, 2016 - 1:52 pm (18 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today provisionally concluded that BT “overcharged” TalkTalk for their Special Fault Investigation (SFI) engineer service and Time Related Charges (TRC), both of which are often used to help resolve customer phone and broadband problems. A repayment could be due.

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11th August, 2016 - 2:13 pm (3 Comments)

Visitors and residents to central Newcastle and Gateshead in North East England can now benefit from free outdoor WiFi (wireless Internet) access after BT completed the roll-out of their network in the area, which was initially only available inside a number of public buildings.

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11th August, 2016 - 1:39 pm (0 Comments)

The Superfast Worcestershire (England) project appears to have successfully completed its original contract with Openreach (BT), which has now extended their FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network to 90% of the county (i.e. 94% “fibre” coverage inc. sub-24Mbps areas).

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11th August, 2016 - 12:47 pm (7 Comments)

Ofcom’s proposal to give residential and small business consumers in the United Kingdom an automatic right to compensation from their broadband, phone or mobile provider when things go wrong (here), such as due to a “loss or reduction of service“, has drawn widespread concern from ISPs.


9th August, 2016 - 12:33 pm (31 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today published new technical details for their on-going trials of fixed line “Long Reach VDSL” (FTTC) broadband technology, which could be used to deliver the future 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation and possibly even to expand the availability of “superfast” (24Mbps+) speeds.

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