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26th August, 2015 - 8:26 am (4 Comments)

A new survey of 1,141 small and medium sized business bosses, which was conducted by the Daisy Group, has found that a staggering 92% have virtually no understanding of data centres, while 75% have no clue about VoIP and 44% are puzzled by “fibre broadband” (ISPs sometimes get that one wrong too).


26th August, 2015 - 7:44 am (0 Comments)

Belfast-based Rainbow Communications, which last year gobbled 10,000 of UTV Connect’s residential and business Internet access subscribers for an undisclosed sum (here), has recently signed a new multi-million pound deal with BTWholesale for the supply of managed broadband and phone services.

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24th August, 2015 - 5:00 pm (6 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced that the new 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) variant of their point-to-point Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) data connectivity product for ISPs is now exiting the pilot phase and will soon be available to order from 21st September 2015.

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24th August, 2015 - 11:46 am (1 Comment)

The Labour Party’s Shadow Culture Secretary, Chris Bryant MP, has joined the debate over Ofcom’s strategic review of the United Kingdom’s digital communications market and come down on the side of those who want to see the regulator split BT from their network access division, Openreach.


20th August, 2015 - 12:55 pm (10 Comments)

Fibre optic developer Cityfibre has signed a new £0.6m 10-year deal that will see their network in Hull (East Yorkshire, England) being expanded even further to reach 19 hub sites for local “fibre-over-wireless” broadband ISP Connexin.

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18th August, 2015 - 3:29 pm (3 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business has been awarded preferred supplier status in all ten categories of the Government’s new Network Service Framework (NSF), which is expected to attract more than £500 million of public sector ICT spend by the end of this year.


17th August, 2015 - 1:50 pm (0 Comments)

It’s been almost five months since Cityfibre completed the roll-out of a new 90km long Peterborough CORE fibre optic (FTTP) broadband network in the city of Peterborough (East England) and now an additional extension to reach hundreds of businesses in Orton Southgate has just finished.


14th August, 2015 - 8:34 am (6 Comments)

BT’s proposed £12.5bn UK merger with mobile giant EE has been given a boost after the national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, advised the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that it didn’t have any major objections to the deal and suggested that existing regulation could tackle most concerns.

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5th August, 2015 - 1:32 pm (8 Comments)

National UK cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today published their latest results to the end of Q2 2015, which reveals that they’ve reached a total of 4,570,300 broadband customers, with 40% of those now taking their “ultrafast” 100Mbps+ services.

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3rd August, 2015 - 10:37 am (0 Comments)

Manchester-based ISP Metronet UK has announced that their hybrid superfast fibre optic and wireless broadband network has now been expanded to cater for businesses within the city of Bradford in West Yorkshire (England).

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30th July, 2015 - 7:53 am (3 Comments)

BT has released the latest results for Q2-2015 (calendar) and confirmed that their retail business added +85K new broadband subscribers in the quarter (down sharply from +121K in Q1) to total 7,798,000, which includes 3,226,000 on BTInfinity “fibre broadband” (up by +217K vs +266K in Q1). Incidentally FTTC/P is now available to 23 million premises (80% of the UK).

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29th July, 2015 - 7:24 am (0 Comments)

Sky Broadband is holding its own against increasing pressure from BT and this is demonstrated by their Q2 2015 results reporting another +96,000 increase in Internet subscribers for the UK and Ireland (total 5.62 million), which is only a small dip from the +100k added in Q1 2015 and +106k in Q4-2014.


27th July, 2015 - 8:32 am (3 Comments)

Mobile giant EE has reported their latest Q2 2015 results today, which revealed that the operators 4G network coverage had reached the 90% (population) milestone. Elsewhere their fixed line home broadband subscriber growth slowed to total 919,000 (up by +35K in Q2 vs +50K in Q1 and +44K in Q4 2014).

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25th July, 2015 - 7:42 am (13 Comments)

Mobile giant Vodafone UK has just reported their latest results to the end of June 2015 (Q2), which reveals that their fixed broadband customer base has increased by +4,000 to total 70,000 and 4G subscribers have grown from 3M in Q1 to 4.7M now, with related outdoor network coverage reaching 68%.

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