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entanet uk

8th February, 2016 - 11:17 am (1 Comment)

Shropshire-based communications provider Entanet, which supplies broadband and telecoms services to a number of UK ISPs and many businesses, has this month celebrated its 20th anniversary and announced “further significant investment” for its national network.


8th February, 2016 - 8:18 am (4 Comments)

The EEF, which is a trade association that champions manufacturing and engineering in the United Kingdom, has claimed that over a quarter of small firms and half of medium-sized firms are paying “inflated” costs of more than £5,000 a year for broadband Internet connectivity.

vodafone uk broadband

4th February, 2016 - 1:28 pm (4 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has today published their results to the end of last year (financial Q3 15/16), which saw their fixed line broadband customers increase by +14k to total 89,000 (up from +5k added in the previous quarter) and 4G cover reach 79% of the UK (86% using Ofcom’s definition) with 6.3 million subscribers.

three uk mobile broadband

4th February, 2016 - 11:13 am (5 Comments)

The parent of mobile operator Three UK (CK Hutchison Holdings) has moved to counter Ofcom’s concerns about their proposed £10.25bn merger deal with O2 (Telefonica) by making “three clear and simple promises“, which include plans for a £5bn network investment and a pledge not to raise prices for 5 years.


4th February, 2016 - 10:00 am (27 Comments)

Pure fibre optic ISPs Gigaclear and Hyperoptic have offered a unique insight into the current challenges with rolling out new ultrafast broadband infrastructure across the United Kingdom, not least in regards to the difficulties of going up against a state aid supported BT and the question of whether or not to separate Openreach.

talktalk uk isp

2nd February, 2016 - 7:43 am (11 Comments)

As feared last year’s cyber-attack (here) had a significant impact upon TalkTalk, albeit not nearly as big as some had predicted (here), with today’s vague trading update reporting that the ISP’s on-net subscriber base declined by -101,000 during the final quarter of 2015 (calendar).

sharon white ofcom uk ceo

1st February, 2016 - 9:33 am (20 Comments)

The CEO of UK telecoms regulator Ofcom, Sharon White, has made one last ditch attempt to block the merger of mobile operators O2 and Three UK by calling on the European Commission’s competition regulator, which has the final say, not to ignore the serious competition concerns.


1st February, 2016 - 8:10 am (11 Comments)

BT has today released its latest Q4 2015 results (calendar) and confirmed that their retail division has a total of 7,996,000 broadband subscribers (up by +130K vs +82K in Q3), with 3,689,000 of those on their superfast BTInfinity (FTTC) service (up by +250K in Q4 vs +212K in Q3). The operator has also revealed some more details about their post EE merger plans.

bt wholesale uk

29th January, 2016 - 12:44 pm (10 Comments)

BT’s seemingly endless merry-go-round of senior managerial changes has continued today with the surprise news that Nigel Stagg, CEO of BTWholesale, is to step down from the UK telecoms giant after 36 long years of service. A successor will apparently be “announced in due course“.


29th January, 2016 - 8:13 am (5 Comments)

Sky UK has today published the company’s latest results to the end of 2015 (calendar), which reveals that the total number of Sky Broadband subscribers in the UK and Ireland increased by +144K in the quarter to total 5.89 million (better than the +133k added in Q3). The operator is now focused on the launch of Sky Q, but where is Sky Mobile?


28th January, 2016 - 9:07 am (5 Comments)

Last year’s effort between the Federation of Small Businesses and WarwickNet to identify and roll-out a superfast FTTC / FTTP broadband service to business parks and industrial estates in Northamptonshire (England) has won rare praise from the central UK Government.

broadband internet speed speedometer

26th January, 2016 - 11:16 am (1 Comment)

The national UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today introduced a new Voluntary Code of Practice that has been specifically designed to help give UK businesses more accurate and reliable information on the broadband speeds they should receive from ISPs.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

25th January, 2016 - 11:53 am (15 Comments)

As first confirmed last year, cable operator Virgin Media Business (Liberty Global) has this morning announced the official launch of their new ultrafast 300Mbps broadband package for small businesses, although residential customers may have to wait a little longer to match it.

plusnet uk

22nd January, 2016 - 9:03 am (5 Comments)

UK ISP PlusNet Business has today slashed the cost of their ‘up to’ 18Mbps capable unlimited broadband package by offering it at just £5 +vat per month for the first 24 months of service (£13 thereafter), which must of course be bundled with Line Rental from £10.50 a month.

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