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city_of_london_square_mile_uk

28th July, 2014 - 8:10 am (27 Comments)

The City of London Corporation has criticised BT for an “unacceptable” failure to deliver superfast broadband connectivity to businesses based within the heart of London’s Square Mile, which it hopes to put right by developing a new strategy and launching a campaign to help map demand for the service.

uk fibre optic broadband development

26th July, 2014 - 8:00 am (15 Comments)

Reports indicate that the Japanese technology and telecoms giant Fujitsu UK has won its case against the 2008 dismissal of their £900m contract for providing the NHS with new IT services. Crucially this is also part of the reason why Fujitsu ended up being classified as “high risk” by the Government for other IT projects, such as the Broadband Delivery UK programme.

sky broadband uk

25th July, 2014 - 9:02 am (6 Comments)

Media and Internet giant Sky Broadband (BSkyB), which has just this morning gobbled Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland (here), has announced that their total home broadband base grew by only +50,000 during Q2-2014 to total 5,247,000 Internet access customers (down sharply from the +70k added in Q1-2014 and +110k in Q4-2013).

stock market float investment money in the united kingdom

25th July, 2014 - 8:14 am (1 Comment)

BSkyB has today moved to create a pan-European pay TV and communications provider by announcing the acquisition of Sky Italia (Italy) and a 57.4% stake in Sky Deutschland (Germany). Both companies are controlled by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, although Murdoch’s stake in BSkyB has remained stuck at just over 39% due to political and competition concerns.

ee uk logo

25th July, 2014 - 7:39 am (0 Comments)

Mobile and Internet provider EE UK has reported that their fixed line home broadband ISP subscribers grew by an impressive +30k in Q2-2014 (calendar) to total 775,000 customers, which is up from the +19k added during Q1-2014 and also better than the +12k in Q4-2013. Meanwhile their 4G (LTE) users grew +1.3m in the quarter to top 4.183m (way up from the +889k added in Q1).

talktalk uk isp

23rd July, 2014 - 8:48 am (1 Comment)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has revealed the latest results for Q2-2014 (calendar), which saw their broadband subscriber base grow by +10,000 in the quarter to total 4,206,000 (i.e. stable growth from +10k added in Q1). Meanwhile their planned roll-out of ultrafast FTTP broadband in the city of York is also making progress.

network_cable_connector_0

23rd July, 2014 - 8:00 am (3 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme, which offers grants worth up to £3,000 to help SME businesses install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service in 22 cities across the United Kingdom, is continuing to suffer from low uptake with only around 4% (1,500 approved applications) of the £100m fund being drawn down.

fiber optic cable bright

22nd July, 2014 - 4:20 pm (1 Comment)

Around 70+ businesses on the Cardiff Gate International Business Park in Wales can now gain access to top broadband speeds of 1000Mbps after Welsh ISP Spectrum Internet expanded the reach of their fibre optic network into the area by using the city’s Connection Voucher scheme, which makes this the first such park to benefit in the whole of Wales.

geo networks uk

16th July, 2014 - 6:09 pm (1 Comment)

GEO Networks (Zayo Group), a dedicated fibre optic solutions provider for the United Kingdom, has gobbled up around 1,000 miles worth of fibre optic cabling in South Yorkshire (England), which use to belong to the now defunct Digital Region (DRL) broadband network, for an undisclosed sum.

fsb_uk

14th July, 2014 - 8:30 am (56 Comments)

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has today called on the Government of the United Kingdom to improve their current broadband coverage ambitions by raising the Universal Service Commitment (USC) from 2Mbps (Megabits per second) of Internet download speed to 10Mbps by 2018-2019, which would then rise again to 100Mbps+ by 2030.

postoffice uk broadband

8th July, 2014 - 12:27 pm (0 Comments)

In an unsurprising move the Post Office has confirmed that their existing fixed line broadband and phone services, which are now predominantly supplied by TalkTalk’s platform after last year’s traumatic move away from BT (here), will soon be complement by a mobile product thanks to their new Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) deal with EE.

coms

8th July, 2014 - 11:05 am (1 Comment)

Business ISP Coms, which earlier this year created some customer frustrations with its mixed attempt to merge ADSL24′s (So Purple Group) old broadband subscriber base (here) into their own operations, has this week informed many of the same users that they now plan to terminate their old email and web hosting services.

closed_down_business

7th July, 2014 - 3:32 pm (3 Comments)

The new plan to roll-out a free wireless Internet (wifi hotspot) network across “scores of public areas” in Newcastle and Gateshead (North East England) could be at risk after it emerged that Spain-based GOWEX, which had been appointed to setup the new infrastructure, had falsified its accounts and filed for bankruptcy.

united kingdom money map

7th July, 2014 - 8:30 am (2 Comments)

The Government has today announced an investment of £6bn to help fund the first wave of 39 new Growth Deals with businesses and local authorities across England, which among other things will also bring new money to build new homes and improve the coverage of superfast broadband services alongside the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme.

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