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25th November, 2015 - 10:42 am (0 Comments)

Network infrastructure developer SSE Telecoms has started Phase 2 of their ‘Project Edge’ network expansion, which should make their up to 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable “enterprise-class” fibre optic network available to more businesses across the United Kingdom.

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25th November, 2015 - 9:12 am (1 Comment)

Mobile operator EE has threatened to become one of the first Internet access providers to introduce a controversial network-level blocking system against website adverts, which has sparked a debate about the quality of advertising and raised questions over how far ISPs should intrude online.


24th November, 2015 - 11:14 am (6 Comments)

A new report predicts that the Superfast North Yorkshire project, which is working with BT to make FTTC/P based superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services available to around 90% of local premises by late 2016 and possibly 95% within a few years (details), could boost the local economy by £220m.

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21st November, 2015 - 7:27 am (3 Comments)

Digitally isolated business estates or clusters in West Sussex (England) will soon have the option of applying to the new Digital Connectivity Grant Programme, which will help to cover up to 40% of the cost of getting connected to a superfast broadband service.

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18th November, 2015 - 1:14 pm (5 Comments)

The business division of Hull’s incumbent telecoms operator, KC, has confirmed that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that wish to connect with their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based Lightstream broadband network can now get an installation discount of up to £1,000.

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18th November, 2015 - 7:46 am (4 Comments)

Rivals are today hoping that BT may have dented its position in Ofcom’s on-going Strategic Review after the UK telecoms regulator revealed that the operator had billed £1.7m from part of their EE mobile merger to its “functionally separate” Openreach division, which was called “inappropriate“.

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16th November, 2015 - 10:59 am (7 Comments)

Last month the Government’s Connection Voucher scheme, which gifted grants of up to £3,000 to help smaller UK businesses get a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service installed, came to an end after funding dried up (here) and today we learn that a total of 55,000 SMEs have benefited.

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16th November, 2015 - 7:50 am (8 Comments)

In a surprise move BT has confirmed that the Chief Executive Officer of their Openreach division, Joe Garner, is step down in order to take on the same role at the Nationwide Building Society. The switch comes at a pivotal point for the telecoms giant, which is facing the possibility of a split from BT group.

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13th November, 2015 - 11:02 am (4 Comments)

As a CEO there are probably some things you shouldn’t say so soon after leaving your customers reeling from another round of price rises (here). Never the less Sky’s boss, Jeremy Darroch, has warned that growing competition from BT and Netflix won’t stop it raising prices again.


11th November, 2015 - 2:17 pm (0 Comments)

The Government has budgeted around £175 million+ over 10 years to cover the cost of storing everyone’s Internet records as part of their controversial new Investigatory Powers Bill (details), but MPs have been warned by ISPs that this might not even come close to covering the actual costs.

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11th November, 2015 - 8:37 am (4 Comments)

After the recent cyber-attack TalkTalk, which dubiously skipped their previous Q2 2015 report (here), has today published a financial update for Q3 2015 (calendar) and revealed that they’ve lost -80K broadband subscribers in the past 6 months to make for a total of 4.1 million (on-net).

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10th November, 2015 - 11:39 am (1 Comment)

Vodafone has today reported their latest Q3 2015 results (calendar), which reveals that the new fixed broadband service has grown ever so slightly to reach 75,000 customers (up by +5K net adds vs +4K in Q2). Meanwhile their 4G UK population coverage has reached 75% (82% by Ofcom’s definition).

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6th November, 2015 - 11:20 am (20 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today decided to launch a wider investigation after Vodafone complained that BTOpenreach had failed to meet its obligations to them by both “delaying provision” of its Ethernet (high-capacity data line) services without their consent and then “failing to compensate“.

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6th November, 2015 - 8:18 am (6 Comments)

Cable Internet, phone and TV provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has published their results to the end of Q3 2015, which reveals that they added +55,500 (net) UK broadband customers in the quarter to make for a total of 4,625,800 (43% take their 100Mbps+ services).

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