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21st November, 2014 - 11:26 am (0 Comments)

The Welsh Government has announced the launch of a new Ultrafast Connectivity Voucher scheme that will provide assistance of up to £10,000 towards the capital costs of helping firms in Wales to install a broadband service offering speeds of more than 100Mbps (Megabits per second), albeit only applicable to businesses in Enterprise and Local Growth Zones.

o2 uk

21st November, 2014 - 8:30 am (6 Comments)

The owner of mobile operator O2 (Telefonica), which last year sold their home broadband and phone customers to BSkyB (Sky Broadband) after failing to make a success of the business (here), has warned that if more of the United Kingdom’s telecoms market moved towards bundled services then it may have to consider putting up the FOR SALE sign.

talktalk uk isp

15th November, 2014 - 2:01 am (3 Comments)

New information suggests that broadband and phone provider TalkTalk could be close to off-loading some or all of their off-net customers to another ISP (i.e. those based off BT’s network rather than their own unbundled / LLU platform), although no deal has yet been officially signed.

bt wholesale uk

14th November, 2014 - 11:10 am (25 Comments)

Competition concerns are likely to be high on Ofcom’s list after BT reportedly asked the United Kingdom’s national telecoms regulator to let it fold their BTWholesale division, which last year reported sales of £2.4bn, into BTOpenreach.

City of london square mile united kingdom

14th November, 2014 - 9:41 am (12 Comments)

The City of London Corporation, which in July criticised BT for an “unacceptable” failure to make superfast broadband available to SME businesses within the heart of London’s Square Mile (here), has said they’re still “fed up” with being ignored by the operator and have thus committed to resolve the local connectivity problems themselves.

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

13th November, 2014 - 8:47 am (0 Comments)

CityFibre has today signed a major long-term fibre optic infrastructure deal with two national UK mobile network operators, EE and Three UK, which will involve the deployment of Dark Fibre backhaul connections to help cost efficiencies and boost capacity to mobile masts across the respective networks.

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11th November, 2014 - 12:41 pm (2 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group will soon deploy a new superfast fixed wireless broadband service to cover businesses on Derby’s (East Midlands, England) Pride Park, which can be found on the outskirts of the city centre (former industrial land between the River Derwent and railway lines).

vodafone uk mobile broadband

11th November, 2014 - 11:49 am (5 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has officially announced that it will have a second stab at the United Kingdom’s residential fixed line broadband market when it launches a new service for homes during Spring 2015.

talktalk uk isp

11th November, 2014 - 8:05 am (5 Comments)

Low cost ISP TalkTalk has published their latest Q3-2014 (calendar) results, which saw broadband subscribers increase by +15,000 in the quarter to total 4,221,000 (up from +10k in Q2 and the same in Q1). Meanwhile the joint roll-out of their 1Gbps capable FTTP broadband network in York has finally started the build phase. A new Talk2Go app for iOS and Android is also out (i.e. mobile calls over a fixed line).

direct save telecom uk

10th November, 2014 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

Price conscious ISP Direct Save Telecom has announced the opening of a new office in Birmingham (situated in the city-centre McLaren Building), which by summer 2015 will have created 150 new jobs in the area and should also help to improve the providers customer sales and support quality.

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6th November, 2014 - 3:23 pm (0 Comments)

Douglas-based ISP Wi-Manx can today celebrate after they were officially granted a license amendment, which will turn them into the third full telecoms operator on the Isle of Man (this is a British Crown dependency / island located in the Irish Sea).

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6th November, 2014 - 8:07 am (0 Comments)

National cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has recovered from Q2’s dismal performance, when they lost -12k broadband subscribers (mostly to students that were returning home for the summer and the decline in non-cable ADSL subscribers), by adding +37,600 last quarter (Q3-2014) to total 4,561,800 customers.

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5th November, 2014 - 11:55 am (2 Comments)

CityFibre has announced that their joint 80km pure metro fibre optic Public Service Network (PSN) in Kirklees (West Yorkshire, England), which was recently upgraded as part of a collaboration with Easynet (here), will soon be expanded upon to cater for local businesses as part of a new development.

cable duct messy

3rd November, 2014 - 8:42 am (19 Comments)

A new report from the EEF trade association, which claims to champion manufacturing and engineering in the United Kingdom and Europe, has highlighted the problem of “deteriorating confidence” in wide areas of the country’s infrastructure, especially the road networks, broadband connectivity and energy supply.

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