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14th April, 2014 - 7:51 am (0 Comments)

A new 3-year deal has been signed between Shepway District Council in Kent (England) and Maidstone-based Custodian Data Centre that will make Internet data speeds of up to 100Mbps (Megabits per second) available to businesses in the district’s main employment sites.


12th April, 2014 - 7:24 am (2 Comments)

The Government’s Connection Vouchers scheme, which forms part of the £150m Urban Broadband Fund (“Super-Connected Cities“) to help SME businesses install superfast broadband (30Mbps+), has now completed its roll-out to all 22 cities across the United Kingdom and reduced the minimum voucher value.


10th April, 2014 - 12:22 pm (0 Comments)

Cable provider Virgin Media Business has signed a new 3-year and £350k deal that will help local ISP LN Communications to deploy super-fast broadband into 8 sites across Yorkshire (England) by the end of April 2015; including Castle Howard, Darlington, Barlby, Darley, Kettleworth, Bradley, Northallerton and Stokesley.


8th April, 2014 - 1:55 pm (5 Comments)

Powys-based ISP eXwavia, which has until fairly recently been busy deploying fixed wireless broadband networks into various communities around rural Wales, appears to be facing a degree of financial uncertainty after it was confirmed that taxpayers money from the Welsh Government was being used to help support the provider.


7th April, 2014 - 8:03 am (5 Comments)

The battle for broadband and TV dominance between BSkyB and BT took another twist today after it was revealed that the latter had nabbed the former Director of Sky Broadband and voice services, Delia Bushell, to take the new role of Managing Director at its TV and BTSport division.


3rd April, 2014 - 11:56 am (1 Comment)

Network infrastructure developer SSE Telecoms has confirmed that ‘Project Edge’, which will expand the reach of their up to 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable “enterprise-class” fibre optic network across the United Kingdom, has now added another 30 Points of Presence (PoPs) to hit its target of 54.


3rd April, 2014 - 8:22 am (8 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has boosted their presence in the United Kingdom by another £100 million in order to open 150 new shops and create 1,400 new jobs, which will form part of their annual investment in networks and services that’s currently set to hit £1 billion in 2014. But are they gearing up for something even bigger.


1st April, 2014 - 8:56 am (16 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT might have scrapped the original UK roll-out target for their “ultra-fast” 300Mbps capable (30Mbps uploads) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology (here), but that doesn’t mean to say the deployments have stopped and now another 800 businesses in Birmingham look set to benefit.


31st March, 2014 - 11:20 am (11 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business has announced that its cable and fibre optic based broadband and communications network, which since 2011 has already helped to connect more than 2,000 schools across London (here), will now be deployed across the United Kingdom as part of a new deal that could be worth £1 billion.


26th March, 2014 - 2:40 pm (5 Comments)

Marc Watson, CEO of the BT TV Group and one of the architects behind the operator’s storm into the United Kingdom’s broadband-based Pay TV market, has announced his decision to leave the telecoms giant in pursuit of a “fresh challenge“. The announcement comes before the next round of a battle with BSkyB over ownership of TV sporting rights.


25th March, 2014 - 11:37 am (2 Comments)

BT has today signed a multi-year agreement that will allow them to build a new Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) platform and services using EE’s 2G, 3G and 4G based network in the United Kingdom, which also means they’ll be “carefully” parting ways with their existing MVNO partner Vodafone UK.


21st March, 2014 - 9:06 am (24 Comments)

The Chairmen of two enterprise partnerships – Buckinghamshire Business First and Oxfordshire Business First – have written an open letter to the Government and Ofcom that criticises the regulators “selective ranking” of the UK as number one in Europe for superfast broadband and calls on the country’s leaders “not to slip into complacency“.


17th March, 2014 - 2:09 pm (5 Comments)

Cardiff-based Spectrum Internet has become one of the first UK ISPs to demonstrate how the government’s £150m Urban Broadband Fund (UBF), specifically its Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme, can be used by several businesses to “collectively pool their funding together” for the roll-out of a fibre optic based 1 Gigabit capable connection.


14th March, 2014 - 1:10 pm (21 Comments)

Fibre optic broadband ISP Gigaclear has announced that firms on the Kingston Business Park (Kingston Bagpuize) in Oxfordshire now have the ability to order an up to 10,000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based Internet service, which is a lot better than BT’s old up to 8Mbps ADSL connectivity.

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