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23rd June, 2016 - 10:07 am (0 Comments)

Cityfibre, which specialises in building ultrafast urban fibre optic (FTTP) broadband networks, has signed a new national Master Services Agreement (MSA) with international network provider Level 3 that will allow the latter to procure fibre and expand their service to enterprise customers across the UK.

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23rd June, 2016 - 9:46 am (8 Comments)

Last month the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme confirmed that it had established a new EU State Aid agreement (full summary), which would support the on-going roll-out of “superfast broadband” services. The EC has now published the full text of that deal, albeit with a caveat for Leased Lines.


22nd June, 2016 - 6:04 pm (0 Comments)

Coventry-based ISP WarwickNet, which builds its own alternative fibre optic broadband networks to connect disadvantaged businesses, has appointed John Bezzant to be its new Chief Financial Officer.


22nd June, 2016 - 9:54 am (1 Comment)

Fixed wireless broadband ISP LN Communications (aka – ILoveBroadband), which had been serving homes and businesses around rural Yorkshire and Lancashire in England, has over the past few months quietly vanished after they were merged into Boundless Networks.


21st June, 2016 - 9:00 am (0 Comments)

Internet provider XLN Telecom has announced that they intend to put free public WiFi on “every British high street” (i.e. they’ll have a presence on every high street, albeit not 100% coverage), but they’ll start by initially only providing it via 15,000 of their small business customers (at no extra cost).

fibre optic cables from above

17th June, 2016 - 8:37 am (12 Comments)

Broadband providers Virgin Media and Cityfibre have complained that a change to the Valuation Office Agency’s (VOA) business rates (charges) for their network assets (e.g. any fibre optic cables that they put into the ground) is hitting them with a massive Fibre Tax hike.


13th June, 2016 - 10:20 am (5 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has claimed that some small UK businesses could suffer as much as £12,310 in lost revenue by not having access to their mobile phones for a day. In order to tackle this the operator has launched ‘Rapid’, which gets a replacement device to the business within 4 hours of an approved insurance claim being made.

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13th June, 2016 - 9:32 am (23 Comments)

The senior bosses of telecoms and broadband giant BT have joined with the leaders of the CWU and Prospect unions to issue staff with a new letter that warns about the possible impact upon their business of a vote to leave the EU, which if recent polls are to be believed may now be looking more likely.

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10th June, 2016 - 8:58 am (4 Comments)

A new Opinium survey of 500 businesses in the United Kingdom, which was commissioned by an ISP called Beaming, has claimed that 3.9 million enterprises (72% of businesses) suffered “up to” 8 Internet outages and 43 hours of downtime each during 2015 and they could have lost productivity worth an estimated £12.3 billion.


7th June, 2016 - 1:36 am (0 Comments)

The Cambridge-based John Henry Group (JHG), which helps to build new telecoms and fibre optic broadband infrastructure for operators like Virgin Media and BT, has won a £23.3 million investment from independent private equity company Growth Capital Partners (GCP).


6th June, 2016 - 12:11 pm (0 Comments)

Staffordshire-based business ISP Internet Central, which offers a range of Ethernet, broadband, fixed wireless and general telecoms services, appears to be enjoying a growth spurt and have announced plans to hire another 22 staff.


1st June, 2016 - 2:25 pm (0 Comments)

Spitfire, the UK business focused broadband Internet and telecoms provider, has reportedly bolstered its Service Level Agreements (SLA) via a number of commitments to new customer support and service reliability improvements.


1st June, 2016 - 2:04 pm (4 Comments)

UK ISP Unicom (VERASTAR, Universal Utilities, Business Comms Solution etc.), which seems to have made a habit out of creating angry customers and were even fined £200k by Ofcom as a result (here and here), has now even managed to irritate Tommy Cannon from the legendary Cannon & Ball duo.

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27th May, 2016 - 9:08 am (1 Comment)

The South Somerset District Council (SSDC) has stalled plans to put £640,000 into the central Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme because of uncertainty over how the clawback reinvestment from BT and plans for a 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation might impact the roll-out.

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