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22nd October, 2014 - 10:33 am (0 Comments)

In its final report the RSA’s City Growth Commission, which has been looking at ways of boosting the United Kingdom’s long-term economic prospects, has today recommended that the Government attempt to “emulate” Singapore by aiming for ultrafast broadband speeds of 1Gbps [1000 Megabits] “in the near future” across our cities.

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22nd October, 2014 - 7:52 am (0 Comments)

Internet and mobile operator EE has today published their latest results for Q3-2014, which saw fixed line home broadband subscribers grow at a slightly slower pace to top 793,000 customers (up +18k in Q3, which is down from +30k in Q2 and level with +19k in Q1). Meanwhile their 4G (LTE) users grew +1.4 million to top 5.6m (roughly level with Q2 growth).

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20th October, 2014 - 3:12 pm (6 Comments)

The latest research from Point Topic and Adroit Economics has suggested that SME businesses could benefit to the tune of 40bn Euros (£32bn+ Gross Value Added) by 2020 thanks to the roll-out of “superfast broadband” services, with firms in the United Kingdom predicted to be one of the top three performers with GVA of 6bn+ Euros (£4.75bn+). But before too long businesses may be asking for 250Mbps+.

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20th October, 2014 - 1:23 pm (35 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced its intention to recruit another 500 full-time broadband and telephone engineers, mostly in London, Surrey (England), Aberdeen (Scotland) and more generally around Wales. The move forms part of BT’s on-going efforts to meet Ofcom’s new quality of service requirements (faster fault fixing and installations etc.).

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20th October, 2014 - 11:15 am (2 Comments)

It’s no secret that BSkyB (Sky Broadband) has an ambition to launch their own mobile service in the United Kingdom and they’ve already held exploratory talks with Vodafone (here), so fresh reports today that the media giant has been discussing a similar proposition with other mobile operators will probably not come as much of a shock.


20th October, 2014 - 1:51 am (1 Comment)

The Chief Executive Officer of IT services provider and fibre optic builder ITS Technology, Roy Shelton (MBA), has told ISPreview.co.uk as part our exclusive interview that broadband development in the United Kingdom “cannot only rely on the public sector for investment” and more must be done to foster the smaller and more agile operators.

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16th October, 2014 - 7:49 am (0 Comments)

After a predictable slowdown in the second quarter Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has today seen its growth improve in Q3-2014 by adding an extra +75,000 (up from +50k in Q2 and +70k in Q1) home broadband subscriptions to total 5,322,000, which has no doubt been helped by the recent spate of aggressive discounts (24 months free broadband etc.).

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14th October, 2014 - 9:29 am (0 Comments)

The war over domestic grade business broadband prices continues as BT Business have today launched their own offer, which cuts the price of their superfast “Fibre Broadband” (FTTC) packages for new customers by £5 +vat per month on their 24 month contract options.

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10th October, 2014 - 8:13 am (7 Comments)

UK ISP PlusNet Business has slashed the cost of their ‘up to’ 18Mbps capable standard unlimited broadband and phone bundle to just £2.50 +vat per month for the first 12 months of service (£13 thereafter), with line rental being added on top at £10.50 per month (standard payg call charges apply).


9th October, 2014 - 10:31 am (1 Comment)

BT Business has today announced the launch of a new service for housing associations (i.e. council style homes for those on low incomes), which among other things will allow tenants to share Internet access in order to help reduce monthly rental costs.


7th October, 2014 - 1:15 am (0 Comments)

Manchester-based ISP Vaioni has signed a new partnership deal that will allow them to wholesale out access to the ITS Technology Group’s pure Fibre Optic network to businesses in key parts of Hammersmith and Fulham (London).


6th October, 2014 - 3:15 pm (0 Comments)

UK ISP WarwickNet has confirmed that around 100 businesses on the Binley Industrial Estate in Coventry (England) can now access their new superfast broadband network, which among other things offers leased-line speeds of up to 1Gbit/s; not to mention slower but cheaper FTTC services.


3rd October, 2014 - 1:12 am (5 Comments)

A recent study of 2,000 small firms by the United Kingdom’s Citizens Advice Bureau has revealed that, over the past 12 months, some 30% of small businesses have experienced problems with their phone and broadband services.

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2nd October, 2014 - 1:10 pm (14 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business has today signed a new “first of its kind” deal worth £1.2 million with Derby City Council that will help up to 150 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the city to receive an ultrafast broadband connection capable of 2000Mbps (2Gbps) and at a “fraction of the usual cost“.

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