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21st May, 2015 - 9:56 am (1 Comment)

Internet provider C4L has announced that they’ve begun the deployment of a new 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable fibre optic network across the large seaside town of Bournemouth (Dorset) on the south coast of England, which is intended to benefit local businesses.

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21st May, 2015 - 9:29 am (1 Comment)

A new online YouGov poll of 100 IT decision makers in Scotland, which was commissioned by Cityfibre, has reported that 92% of respondents view high quality, fast broadband as important to the success of their company and yet 52% felt as if connectivity in Scotland was worse than other parts of the UK.

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18th May, 2015 - 2:07 pm (10 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT has today submitted its official response to the Competition and Markets Authority‘s (CMA) review of their £12.5bn move to buy mobile operator EE. As part of this the operator has said that its acquisition would “enhance” rather than hurt competition in the UK telecoms market.


18th May, 2015 - 8:57 am (1 Comment)

The cost of domestic grade business connectivity is falling after BT Business slashed the price of their broadband and phone bundles, with some packages reducing by almost half over the usual 24 month contract term and others seeing a more general reduction of -£5 per month off the rental price.

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18th May, 2015 - 7:55 am (0 Comments)

The Government’s Chancellor is currently preparing a second “emergency” Budget 2015 for 8th July 2015 and as such the Institute of Directors (IoD), which represents 34,500 business leaders and directors, has used that as an opportunity to call for more spending on infrastructure, with broadband connectivity top of the list.

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15th May, 2015 - 8:19 am (54 Comments)

In a surprise move Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review (BCMR2016) has done a U-turn on its 2012 policy by proposing that rival ISPs, specifically those that provide Leased Lines, should be granted access to BT’s national Dark Fibre network (i.e. un-lit fibre optic lines that have spare capacity for coping with future demand).

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14th May, 2015 - 8:11 am (2 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has posted their latest results for Q1-2015 (calendar), which revealed that the provider added +47k broadband subscribers in the quarter to total 4,283,000 (sharply up from +15k added in Q4 2014). But there’s bad news for some of the recent off-net (BT based) broadband customer gains from Virgin Media and Tesco.

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11th May, 2015 - 7:56 am (1 Comment)

Internet provider Gigaclear, which specialises in deploying ultrafast 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP) networks into some of the most economically challenging rural parts of the United Kingdom, have secured another £30 million from investors to help dramatically increase their network coverage.

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8th May, 2015 - 7:52 am (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has shot up from having a total of 4,625,800 broadband subscribers at the end of last year to 4,969,700 at the end Q1 2015, although this is predominantly due to a move that combines the operator’s UK results with that of UPC Ireland (Sky does something similar).

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7th May, 2015 - 8:18 am (30 Comments)

The national UK telecoms operator, BT, has today published the latest results for Q1-2015 (calendar) and confirmed that their retail business added +121,000 new broadband subscribers in the quarter (up from +119k in Q4 2014) to total 7,713,000, which includes 3,010,000 on BTInfinity “fibre broadband” (up by +266k vs +209k in Q4 2014).

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5th May, 2015 - 2:52 pm (0 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Telecoms Market Data Tables update has revealed that the United Kingdom ended 2014 with a total of 23.73 million fixed line residential and small business broadband ISP connections (excluding corporate lines), which is up by +319k in Q4 2014 and marks a good quarter of growth from the +192k added in Q3 2014.

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5th May, 2015 - 1:46 pm (3 Comments)

Eutelsat, a European focused Satellite operator, has announced that ISPs which help to distribute its services in the UK (e.g. Avonline and Bentley Walker) and other countries will soon be able to offer a new range of new ‘up to’ 22Mbps download (6Mbps uploads) capable business packages; one of which comes with a bigger usage allowance.

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30th April, 2015 - 2:38 pm (2 Comments)

One the United Kingdom’s largest property websites, Zoopla (PrimeLocation), has today snapped up the uSwitch price comparison site for £160 million in a move that could result in home buyers being given more information about local broadband performance.

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30th April, 2015 - 1:10 pm (1 Comment)

In an entirely unsurprising development the shareholders of BT have today voted in favour of the operators £12.5bn move to buy mobile operator EE from current owners Deutsche Telekom (Germany) and Orange (France), although the final regulatory approval will take a lot longer to achieve and may extract concessions.

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