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6th October, 2015 - 10:29 am (2 Comments)

Fibre optic developer Cityfibre has today signed the first deal under a new Master Services Agreement (MSA) with Vodafone, which will give the mobile giant access to their various networks across the United Kingdom.


5th October, 2015 - 9:26 am (0 Comments)

Former broadband customers of business ISP Coms (including many ex-ADSL24 subscribers), which was gobbled by Timico in a £2.5m deal during May 2015 (here), have been told that as part of the migration process they will lose their unmetered off-peak data allowance.

BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

1st October, 2015 - 8:19 am (39 Comments)

The UK Government’s Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey, has said that he is a “sceptic” of proposal that BT could be split from control of their national broadband and phone network (Openreach) and warned that it has “lots of potential to backfire.” Penny for your thoughts Ofcom.

metronet uk logo

30th September, 2015 - 1:40 pm (2 Comments)

The CEO of Metronet UK, Elliot Mueller, has described a recent report from Deloitte (here), which warned that slow and patchy broadband was leaving smaller businesses in Manchester at a disadvantage, as being “fundamentally wrong and damaging” after it ignored alternative connectivity methods.

vodafone uk mobile broadband

28th September, 2015 - 9:04 am (3 Comments)

Plans for a gigantic European merger or asset swap between mobile giant Vodafone and fixed line cable operator Liberty Global (parent company for Virgin Media UK) look unlikely to proceed after talks between the two were terminated several months after they first began.


25th September, 2015 - 11:38 am (10 Comments)

A new study from financial firm Deloitte has warned that slow / patchy broadband connectivity could be leaving small and medium sized businesses in the North West of England at a disadvantage, particularly those in the more urban areas of Liverpool and Manchester.

wales uk counties map

22nd September, 2015 - 5:54 pm (0 Comments)

The Welsh Government has today committed another £12.5 million to help businesses across Wales take advantage of superfast broadband, which is currently being deployed across the country.

businesses need broadband connections

21st September, 2015 - 8:53 am (17 Comments)

The Institute of Directors (IoD), INCA and Self-Employed & Freelancer Association (IPSE) have today joined Sky (Sky Broadband), TalkTalk and Vodafone in a new open letter that calls for the telecoms regulator to subject BT to a competition probe, which could result in the operator being split up.

westminster uk government

19th September, 2015 - 7:54 am (0 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has published its new Enterprise Bill, which among a mass of other changes also includes a brief mention of some tweaks that will “support the roll-out of telecommunications and broadband across” the United Kingdom.

bt openreach blowing fibre

18th September, 2015 - 10:53 am (0 Comments)

BT’s state aid supported roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services has sometimes been criticised for not giving enough attention to businesses, perhaps fearful for the loss of any lucrative leased line revenues. As such they’re keen to tout some recent improvements at Northampton’s Waterside Enterprise Zone.

broadband and phone prices pound sign

18th September, 2015 - 9:58 am (34 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has ratcheted up the pressure on Ofcom’s Strategic Review of the UK’s digital communications market, which will decide whether or not to separate BT from control of their telecoms and broadband network, by criticising the operator’s alleged lack of investment and interest in building a national Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network.

plusnet uk

15th September, 2015 - 4:47 pm (4 Comments)

Chances are that most of you won’t have heard about the once popular little ISP called Madasafish, which following BT’s purchase of the Brightview group was ultimately merged under PlusNet’s wing all the way back in late 2007. But soon the little fish will be no more.

BT major fibre optic cable junction telephone exchange uk

14th September, 2015 - 8:33 am (4 Comments)

Several major telecoms operators (Cityfibre, Virgin Media, euNetworks and Zayo) have joined forces to create the Infrastructure Investors Group (IIG) and they oppose the UK regulators move to open up access to BT’s Dark Fibre lines for rival providers. BT will be pleased.


10th September, 2015 - 9:44 am (41 Comments)

The Federation of Small Businesses has today published a new telecoms focused report that once again calls upon the Government to introduce a plan for “ultrafast broadband” and a new Universal Service Obligation (USO) that would deliver a minimum Internet speed of 10Mbps to all.

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