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ofcom uk telecoms regulator

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.

satellite dish eutelsat

5th May, 2015 - 1:46 pm (2 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.

new home construction

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.

bt uk mobile tower logo

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.

ee uk logo

27th April, 2015 - 8:32 am (0 Comments)

The impending acquisition of EE by BT isn’t putting a dampener on the operators growth, with their latest Q1-2015 results showing a +50k increase in fixed line home broadband subscribers to total 884,000 (the best growth yet; up from +41k in Q4 2014, +18k in Q3-2014 and +30k in Q2-2014). Meanwhile 4G coverage and uptake is also booming.

plusnet uk

24th April, 2015 - 7:39 am (8 Comments)

Budget ISP PlusNet seems to be in the news a lot this week and today is no exception with the broadband provider recently announcing that, over the next year and a half, it would create an additional 200 jobs in Yorkshire (England). Eeh by gum.

gci ranking 2015

23rd April, 2015 - 11:02 am (2 Comments)

The annual Global Connectivity Index from Huawei, which claims to offer a quantitative assessment of connectivity and its value from both national and industrial perspectives, reports that the United Kingdom has dropped to 5th place due to weaknesses with “low cable infrastructure” and rural Mobile Broadband coverage.


23rd April, 2015 - 8:43 am (8 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group, which manages and builds various superfast wireless and fixed line broadband networks (East Manchester, Hammersmith and Fulham etc.), claims that their move to push faster Internet connectivity into digitally deprived urban business parks has seen success with 500 new firms signing up in a very short space of time.


21st April, 2015 - 8:26 am (0 Comments)

Business focused ISP XLN Telecom has refreshed their branding and simplified their range of broadband and phone packages. As a result of this a number of new bundle discounts have been launched for new customers, which will be available to order until the end of June 2015. Prices now start at just £2.55 per month for the first 12 months of service.

sky broadband uk

21st April, 2015 - 7:58 am (0 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has released their latest batch of Q1-2015 (calendar) results since they merged with Sky Italia (Italy) and Sky Deutschland (Germany), which reveals that they added +100,000 broadband subscribers for UK and Ireland in the quarter to total roughly 5.53 million (stable from the +106k added in Q4-2014 and up from +75k in Q3-2014).

sharon white ofcom uk ceo

17th April, 2015 - 8:14 am (50 Comments)

BT might be pleased to hear that the new boss of the United Kingdom’s communications and media regulator, Sharon White, is considering whether the entry of “newer players and technology” into the country’s Internet access and telecoms market should result in a “lighter approach” to regulation.

origin broadband uk isp

13th April, 2015 - 2:56 pm (5 Comments)

South Yorkshire ISP Origin Broadband has today launched a new website specifically for its business customers (business.originbroadband.com) and in order to entice new subscribers they’re offering “Completely FREE fibre broadband” (up to 76Mbps FTTC) with “Free line rental” for the first 12 months of service (£30 per month thereafter).


9th April, 2015 - 7:31 am (20 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms operator for Hull in East Yorkshire (England), KC, has announced the launch of several new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based “Lightstream” fibre optic broadband packages for businesses, with download speed options of 250Mbps, 500Mbps, 750Mbps and 1000Mbps.

london uk broadband internet city

4th April, 2015 - 4:24 am (18 Comments)

The Government’s Connection Voucher scheme recently confirmed that grants worth between £100 and £3,000 had been issued to 14,000 SME businesses to help them install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) connection. But how do the figures break down by each individual city and where are the vouchers most popular? Here’s the answer.

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