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new build uk homes gtc infrastructure

5th February, 2016 - 12:32 pm (20 Comments)

The Government has today unveiled a new agreement with BT (Openreach) and the Home Builders Federation (HBF) that aims to deliver “fibre based” (FTTC/P/H) superfast or ultrafast broadband connectivity into new build properties across the United Kingdom, either for free or co-funded.

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.


2nd February, 2016 - 3:27 pm (1 Comment)

The European Commission has today moved to follow by Ofcom’s example and ensure that more radio spectrum will be made available for Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G and possibly 5G) services in the 700MHz band (694-790MHz) by 30th June 2020 “at the latest” (in all EU countries).

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.

broadband funded by uk government

26th January, 2016 - 10:05 pm (0 Comments)

The Government has launched a consultation to help it decide upon a new procurement approach for future state aid supported broadband deployment projects under the national Broadband Delivery UK programme, which is unable to sign new contracts until an agreement can be reached.


18th January, 2016 - 1:36 pm (53 Comments)

The Central Government has disappointed those calling for ultrafast pure fibre optic broadband connections (FTTH/P) to be rolled out across the United Kingdom by rebuffing the idea as part of its response to a European Commission consultation on connectivity needs post-2020.


14th January, 2016 - 1:28 pm (1 Comment)

The Council of Europe has today issued a set of “network neutrality guidelines” that call for mobile and broadband providers to treat Internet traffic equally, without discrimination or restriction, and for member states (e.g. UK) to support this via the “development of national legal frameworks“.


10th December, 2015 - 9:10 am (16 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published their annual International Communications Market Report 2015 (ICMR), which among other things compares the performance of broadband and telecoms networks in the United Kingdom with 18 other key countries around the world.

broadband funded by uk government

9th December, 2015 - 1:03 am (6 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme is close to securing a new approval from Europe for the use of state aid in their national roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services, which has been stalled since the original umbrella agreement expired at the end of June 2015.


1st December, 2015 - 10:35 am (6 Comments)

Last year Europe adopted new rules that are designed to make it both “easier and cheaper” to roll-out ultrafast broadband networks, which included a voluntary “High-Speed Broadband Ready” label for new build homes. Today a new consultation has been launch on UK implementation of the rules.

BT Wholesale engineers

30th November, 2015 - 8:33 am (15 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has called on the European Commission to help stop any future allocations of state aid going towards BTOpenreach’s “fibre broadband” network expansion, which they fear would create an “unacceptable risk of overbuild of existing networks.”

united kingdom money map

25th November, 2015 - 2:16 pm (19 Comments)

The Chancellor of the United Kingdom, George Osborne, has today given his Autumn Statement 2015 (Spending Review) and unfortunately there wasn’t much in terms of new support for broadband and mobile infrastructure, but we did get word of a new investment fund for alternative network ISPs.


17th November, 2015 - 1:10 pm (0 Comments)

The Broadband Stakeholders Group, a think-tank for UK government policy, has today completed a review of its Voluntary Open Internet and Traffic Management Codes of Practice for ISPs and proposed a number of changes to help keep the commitments in line with Europe’s new Net Neutrality stance.


17th November, 2015 - 8:16 am (1 Comment)

Last night in Brussels the European Commission announced the winners of their inaugural European Broadband Award event, which aimed to identify the unions top 5 “high-speed” (30Mbps+) broadband projects. Sadly none of the United Kingdom’s excellent projects made it on to the winners list.

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