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BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

30th January, 2015 - 9:11 am (18 Comments)

BT has today published its latest results for Q4-2014 (calendar), which revealed that their retail division had added +119,000 broadband subscribers in the quarter to total 7,592,000 (up from the +88k added in Q3 and the +104k in Q2). Meanwhile almost 22 million UK premises can now access the operators “Fibre Broadband” (FTTC/P) network.

united kingdom money map

29th January, 2015 - 2:30 pm (5 Comments)

The government has today announced that they intend to invest a further £1 billion into 39 Local Growth Deals with businesses and local authorities across England, which among other things will help to roll-out superfast broadband connectivity to even more homes and businesses.

ee uk logo

24th January, 2015 - 8:08 am (22 Comments)

Reports suggest that EE will move to completely phase out their Orange and T-Mobile brands in the United Kingdom ahead of BT’s acquisition, which is partly because the national incumbent has no plans to retain them. On top of that EE will stop selling separate 3G contracts and instead focus on 4G.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

22nd January, 2015 - 11:30 am (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business has jumped on the recent moans of poor broadband connectivity in central London, specifically the eastern Tech City area, by announcing that thousands of local firms will soon be able to benefit from a new managed “fibre” Internet access service, which can be installed into buildings with shared occupancy (office blocks etc.).

westminster uk government

21st January, 2015 - 9:21 am (13 Comments)

The Westminster City Council in central London has added its voice to the growing calls for local businesses to be given access to better broadband connectivity, which comes after it was earlier revealed by Ofcom that only 47% of the city’s premises have access to “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) speeds.

sky broadband uk

20th January, 2015 - 3:30 pm (7 Comments)

A new report claims that Sky (Sky Broadband) and TalkTalk have now both entered the ring as a possible merger or, more likely, collaboration partners for Telefonica’s British mobile network sibling, O2 UK. The news comes only a day after Three UK’s parent, Hutchison Whampoa, said that they were still in talks over a possible £9bn acquisition of O2.

bt openreach logo uk

20th January, 2015 - 2:23 pm (3 Comments)

Industry sources inform ISPreview.co.uk that BTOpenreach will later today or tomorrow announced another round of seemingly significant price reductions for their business Ethernet services, such as the Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) and Ethernet Backhaul Direct (EBD) products. Better yet, we’ve been given a sneaky peek.

three uk mobile broadband

19th January, 2015 - 3:04 pm (3 Comments)

The Hong Kong based parent of mobile operator Three UK (Hutchison Whampoa), which before Christmas had initially expressed an interest (here) in buying either ideally EE or perhaps O2, is still in talks to buy Telefonica’s mobile sibling in the United Kingdom and such a deal could be worth as much as £9bn.


15th January, 2015 - 8:16 am (15 Comments)

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has today warned of a “two-speed digital economy” after it published the results of new research, which found that 49% of rural small businesses are dissatisfied with the quality of their broadband service and this falls away significantly to just 28% for similar firms based in urban areas.

plusnet uk

12th January, 2015 - 1:35 am (7 Comments)

Aggressive competition in the home broadband space appears to be reaching domestic-grade business packages too, with PlusNet Business being today expected to start offering their ‘up to’ 18Mbps capable unlimited Internet access package free for the first 12 months of service (£13 +vat per month thereafter).


9th January, 2015 - 8:32 am (0 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk Business has cut the price of their Complete bundle, which among other things includes unlimited broadband and anytime UK landline and mobile calls, from £10.50 +vat per month to just £5.25 (plus phone line rental of £14.50 +vat per month).


22nd December, 2014 - 1:23 pm (1 Comment)

A new ISP called BLAZE Wireless has today announced the launch of their hybrid fibre optic and wireless broadband network to cover central Chichester in West Sussex (South-East England), which is available to both private individuals (local residents) and business customers.

fibre optic ultrafast broadband uk

22nd December, 2014 - 12:51 pm (10 Comments)

BT has today confused fibre optic connection terminologies a little by detailing their first pilot for a “new form” of Fibre-to-the-Basement / Building (FTTB) broadband technology in the City of London area, which uses VDSL2 over copper like FTTC but is optimised for basements / comms rooms where the operator has a wayleave/permission from the landlord and access to power.


22nd December, 2014 - 8:41 am (3 Comments)

Rising costs and a lack of uptake have forced Dorset County Council to give up on their Dorset Public Sector Network (DPSN), which became operational via Kcom (KC) in 2012 and has since exceeded its budget by £340k. Another £200k per year could be added to this overspend until the agreement ends in 2018.

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