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25th February, 2015 - 2:44 pm (0 Comments)

Business ISP WarwickNet have announced that they’ve established a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Tanshire Park’s main communications room, with fibres said to be “strategically running to sub-areas across the site“.

fibre optic cables from above

25th February, 2015 - 2:07 pm (6 Comments)

Communications provider Entanet has said that there is still a market for BTOpenreach’s ultrafast native Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband in the United Kingdom, although its appeal remains in a “relatively small niche market” and is held back by limited availability.

BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

20th February, 2015 - 7:52 am (28 Comments)

The national UK telecoms regulator’s plan to control the margin between BT’s wholesale and retail superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC) prices has suffered a setback, albeit a non-binding one, after the European Commission (EC) warned that the “proposed approach lacks the necessary flexibility” and could result in higher retail prices for consumers.

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19th February, 2015 - 12:02 pm (5 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business has signed a new partnership with Arqiva that will help to improve the coverage and performance of 4G mobile connectivity in city centres across the United Kingdom, particularly in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bradford and Southampton.


18th February, 2015 - 1:03 am (3 Comments)

CityFibre, which specialises in deploying fibre optic broadband networks around some of the United Kingdom’s second tier cities, has expanded its team by hiring a number of recognisable names from the wider telecoms industry, including a few that hail from the senior levels of TalkTalk, BT Scotland and Geo Networks (now owned by Zayo Group).


16th February, 2015 - 1:06 pm (18 Comments)

The Federation of Small Businesses and WarwickNet have joined forces in Northamptonshire (England) for a unique project to identify business parks and industrial estates that have been labelled the “worst affected” by a lack of good broadband, with the goal being to then rollout superfast connectivity to those areas.

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13th February, 2015 - 9:26 am (1 Comment)

Aside from today’s big network expansion news (here), Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has also announced its Q4-2014 results and confirmed that they added an impressive +64,000 broadband subscribers last quarter to total 4,625,800 (this compares with +37,600 added in Q3-2014 and a dismal -12,000 in Q2).

gigaclear uk

13th February, 2015 - 8:09 am (1 Comment)

Rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear, which specialises in rolling out 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband services to rural communities across the United Kingdom, has today announced the successful raising of another £6.5 million from investors that will help them to reach an additional 6,000 homes and businesses.

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9th February, 2015 - 2:02 pm (1 Comment)

Internet provider PlusNet Business has today reduced the cost of their top ‘up to’ 76Mbps capable (19.5Mbps upload) ‘Unlimited Business Fibre Broadband and Phone’ package from £33 +vat per month to just £12.99 per month for the first 12 months of service.


9th February, 2015 - 11:39 am (0 Comments)

After today’s Scotland expansion (here) we now have West Yorkshire (England) confirming that the Government’s Connection Voucher scheme, which offers grants worth up to £3,000 to help SME businesses in various cities across the UK to get a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service, has been expanded to firms in Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale.


9th February, 2015 - 7:51 am (0 Comments)

The Government’s Connection Voucher scheme, which offers grants worth between £200 and £3,000 to help small and medium sized businesses in any of 22 cities across the United Kingdom to get a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service installed, has today been extended to four additional cities in Scotland.

bt building logo

5th February, 2015 - 7:55 am (35 Comments)

After several weeks of exclusive talks BT has today announced that they’ve “agreed definitive” terms to acquire national mobile operator EE for £12.5bn, which is to be payable as a combination of cash and new BT ordinary shares issued to both of EE’s joint owners Deutsche Telekom (Germany) and Orange (France).


4th February, 2015 - 1:16 pm (0 Comments)

Fibre optic infrastructure builder CityFibre has told today’s Transform Digital Conference that their plan to create Scotland’s first “Gigabit City“, by rolling out a new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) style network around the city of Aberdeen, is progressing and the network build should finally begin next month (March 2015).

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4th February, 2015 - 10:34 am (15 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media, which likes to think of itself as a premium provider, has heavily criticised rival ISPs like Sky Broadband and TalkTalk for offering aggressively cheap “free broadband” promotions. The Liberty Global owned operator warned the situation was “completely paradoxical and ironic” because it risks damaging the case for investment in future upgrades.

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