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openreach rural cable duct digging

21st August, 2014 - 8:11 am (2 Comments)

Business ISP Fluidata has criticised the “endemic problems plaguing” current and future fibre leased line provisioning from BTOpenreach, which have seen existing issues combine with rising demand for related services to create some extremely long waiting times for the providers customers.

network_cable_connector_red

20th August, 2014 - 12:38 pm (3 Comments)

More than 375 businesses in Leeds and Bradford have taken up the Government’s Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme, which offers grants worth up to £3,000 to help SME firms install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service in any of 22 cities across the United Kingdom. As a result they’re no.1 in the top 10 cities (outside London) claiming vouchers.

pirate internet piracy flag

18th August, 2014 - 8:19 am (12 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk Business has allegedly taken the seemingly unusual decision to forward a USA sourced copyright infringement notice from Warner Bros., which concerns a suspected attempt to share the recent Godzilla movie over P2P (BitTorrent), to a customer via its sibling ISP Opal Solution.

daisygroup

13th August, 2014 - 12:23 pm (0 Comments)

In the film 2001: A Space Odyssey there’s a wonderfully unsettling moment where HAL, the on-board AI, sings the song Daisy. In other news Lancashire-based Daisy Group, a telecoms, web and broadband supplier that’s believed to be worth around £400m+, has just become the subject of a cash offer from a group being led by the operators CEO.

cablecom

7th August, 2014 - 1:59 am (0 Comments)

Communications provider CableCom Networking, which tends to focus on providing broadband, TV and phone services to student accommodation across the United Kingdom and Europe, has secured a £28m refinancing deal with the banks RBS and HSBC to help fuel its growth.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

6th August, 2014 - 7:58 am (9 Comments)

National UK cable provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has suffered a traditionally dismal second quarter (Q2-2014 Calendar) after seeing their total broadband subscriber growth decline by -12,000 to total 4,524,200 customers, which is a reverse from the +25,700 added in Q1. But the good news is that their network will soon reach another 100,000 homes, albeit only in East London.

bt uk isp logo

4th August, 2014 - 11:31 am (5 Comments)

Anybody who has been wondering how BT would make use of their new 4G mobile spectrum and EE MVNO deal now has a partial answer. The UK telecoms giant has today launched its new 4G (LTE) based mobile plans, which also include unlimited wifi “at no extra cost“. But residential consumers will have to wait a little longer.

bt uk isp logo

1st August, 2014 - 10:33 am (4 Comments)

Some 23,000 of BT’s employees, specifically those that joined the operators five-year “saveshare” plan in 2009 under which they’ve saved between £5 and £225 every month until now, look set to receive a pay-out in shares that will be worth an average of over £49,000 each as the plan matures (assumes a saving of £124 per month was made).

BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

31st July, 2014 - 8:19 am (23 Comments)

BT has today published their latest Q2-2014 (calendar) results and confirmed that its retail broadband base suffered a slowing of growth (+104k in Q2 vs +170k in Q1-2014) to total 7,385,000 customers. The operator has also revealed a new trial of superfast broadband FTTrn technology in London and confirmed that its FTTC network now reaches 20 million UK homes and businesses (premises passed).

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28th July, 2014 - 8:10 am (41 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 (16 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).

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