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BT Mobile SIM

20th June, 2017 - 11:50 am (1 Comment)

Mobile operator Orange has announced that they intend to reduce their 4% stake in the embattled UK telecoms giant BT, possibly pushing it down to just 1.33%. The stake itself was created as part of BT’s £12.5bn merger with EE, which was previously owned by Orange and Deutsche Telecom.

comms business uk magazine

17th June, 2017 - 12:03 am (0 Comments)

The Comms Business magazine has unveiled the winners of their annual 2017 Comms Business Awards event, which took place last Thursday night in London. A number of ISPs received awards at the event, including Gamma, Onecom, Vaioni Wholesale and Daisy Wholesale etc.


16th June, 2017 - 12:46 pm (1 Comment)

Sussex-based ISP Home Telecom has been gobbled by energy and telecoms provider Spark (Spark Energy) for an undisclosed sum. Spark itself only entered the United Kingdom’s crowded and aggressively competitive broadband market during 2014.


15th June, 2017 - 7:46 am (2 Comments)

The ITS Technology group, which has deployed a mix of superfast and ultrafast fibre optic and wireless broadband networks around the UK, has appointed Openreach’s former Managing Director of Business and Corporate delivery, Daren Baythorpe, to be its new MD.

fibre optic cables green and blues uk

14th June, 2017 - 11:13 am (0 Comments)

Last month ISPreview.co.uk reported (here) that a new ISP called G.Networks was aiming to roll-out a Gigabit Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to serve small businesses (SMEs) in central London. The provider has now secured £4.6m from Albion Capital to support their ambition.


12th June, 2017 - 5:15 pm (4 Comments)

The director of SSE’s UK broadband business, David Walter, has hinted that the utility provider might be willing to make a major investment into building their own “ultrafast broadband” network, which could take fibre optic (FTTP/H) cables directly to customers (homes and businesses).


12th June, 2017 - 9:09 am (10 Comments)

Reports are coming in that UK ISP Fuel Broadband (formerly Primus Saver), which is owned by New Call Telecom (NCT), could be in serious trouble after customers were informed that the service would be shut down at the end of July 2017 and accounts moved to the Post Office.


5th June, 2017 - 11:38 am (7 Comments)

Thousands of customers are at risk after Edinburgh-based broadband ISP TenTel, which at the end of last year boasted of “fantastic growth” and their success in securing a £500k investment (loan) from the Barclays (here), slipped into administration. TalkTalk will take on their customers.

cityfibre fibre optic cable engineers and bosses

1st June, 2017 - 9:59 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre, which has established a number of largely business and public sector focused FTTP broadband and Ethernet networks around UK cities, today claims to have “achieved full ISO certification in all core management systems” and all within the space of just 12 months.

openreach bt engineering team with spades

1st June, 2017 - 7:58 am (35 Comments)

The Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) has warned BT that it will “use all means up to and including industrial action” if the UK telecoms giant pushes forward with any plan to close the company’s “gold-plated” defined-benefits pension scheme, which could be suffering under a £14bn deficit.

bt engineer cutting fibre optic cable

24th May, 2017 - 8:54 am (10 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has reportedly complained that BT is not offering them enough compensation, which comes after Ofcom ruled in March 2017 that Openreach had broken their rules by failing to pay ISPs proper compensation for late installations of high-speed business lines (Ethernet).

ab internet

19th May, 2017 - 3:17 pm (10 Comments)

Customers of Lincolnshire-based fixed wireless broadband ISP AB Internet have today been advised by the company that it has gone into administration, with the aim being to sell the business as a going concern. The news follows recent network outages.


17th May, 2017 - 1:50 am (0 Comments)

New customer of TalkTalk Business may be interested to know that the ISP has cut the price of their ADSL2+ and FTTC based broadband and phone line rental packages until 30th June 2017, with the discounts lasting for the first 12 months of service.

sse telecoms 2016 pop uk map

16th May, 2017 - 3:00 pm (3 Comments)

The enterprise division of SSE Telecoms has announced that their on-going ‘Project Edge‘ fibre optic network expansion in the United Kingdom will soon unbundle another 40 BT Exchanges in “prime business areas” and leverage Openreach’s new Dark Fibre Access (DFA) service.

bt business

16th May, 2017 - 11:58 am (2 Comments)

Telecoms provider BT Business has slashed the price of their FTTC based “Infinity” broadband packages for new business customers, which all offer unlimited usage and download speeds of up to 76Mbps (19Mbps upload) on a 24 month contract term.

Vodafone UK 2016

16th May, 2017 - 9:14 am (3 Comments)

Telecoms operator Vodafone UK has today published their Q1 2017 (calendar) results, which saw their fixed line broadband base grow by +33,000 customers in the quarter to total 216,000 (up from +16k in Q4 2016). Meanwhile 4G coverage now stands at 96% (98% by Ofcom’s definition).


12th May, 2017 - 12:37 pm (7 Comments)

A new survey of 1,465 UK businesses by the British Chambers of Commerce has found that 70% of firms have suffered Mobile “not spots” (no signal) or “partial not-spots” (basic cover via only some networks), while 91% of those who suffered such issues are rural based (falls to 56% for urban firms).

BT HQ UK Building Logo

11th May, 2017 - 8:01 am (39 Comments)

The BT Group has released their latest quarterly report (Q1 2017 calendar), which saw their retail broadband base reach a total of 9,276,000 subscribers (up by 29K vs 83K in Q4 2016) and Openreach has begun a consultation on the “potential benefits and costs of a large-scale FTTP deployment.“

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