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plusnet uk

27th May, 2016 - 11:36 am (0 Comments)

Oh dear. Budget ISP PlusNet has put itself forward to be probed by the telecoms regulator after openly admitting to Ofcom that some of their customers might have been charged for a phone and broadband service that “was not live for a period of time between 2008 and 2015“.

broadband isp switching uk

25th May, 2016 - 1:26 pm (0 Comments)

The Government has today launched a new consultation that seeks feedback on a number of consumer protection measures, which among other things could introduce faster switching between ISPs and make it easier to cancel contracts online.

bt uk mobile tower logo

23rd May, 2016 - 8:16 am (25 Comments)

The CEO of BT Group, Gavin Patterson, has lost out on a bonus worth £290,000 due to a rise in customer complaints, but don’t feel too bad for him as his pay for 2015 still increased to £5.4m from £4.6m in 2014. Meanwhile Chairman Sir Mike Rake has agreed to stay on until “at least” September 2017.


20th May, 2016 - 10:50 am (0 Comments)

London-based ISP NextGenAccess has hinted at plans to expand its fibre optic based broadband network into more areas that are currently outside the coverage of the BT’s UK FTTC/P roll-out, with a particular reference being made to “rural areas and non-city centre data centres and technology hubs.”


16th May, 2016 - 8:02 am (18 Comments)

A new “all-industry coalition“, which represents alternative network providers and major UK players like Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and Vodafone, has today put pressure on Ofcom to deliver on its Strategic Review by publishing a plan that sets out how they think the regulator should deliver a better and more independent Openreach.


13th May, 2016 - 11:09 am (4 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today proposed to add an extra sub-band to the 5GHz radio spectrum band used by many internal home WiFi wireless networks, which would increase the number of 80MHz channels available from 4 to 6 and deliver faster speeds.


9th May, 2016 - 12:03 pm (3 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, as part of planning for future regulation (2017 Wholesale Local Access Market Review), has begun a new consultation to examine the wholesale costs of providing fibre optic based broadband and phone access services to ISPs (e.g. FTTH, FTTC).


4th May, 2016 - 12:01 am (9 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority has today confirmed that fixed line broadband providers in the United Kingdom will, with effect from 31st October 2016, be required to offer clearer advertising of their service prices by including the cost of line rental into their total monthly fee.

fibre optic cable duct

2nd May, 2016 - 10:39 am (7 Comments)

Industry sources have reportedly revealed that Cityfibre are working with BT (Openreach) to test a major deployment of Ofcom’s newly proposed Duct and Pole Access (DPA) solution, which could help ISPs to build alternative networks by giving them better access to BT’s cable ducts and poles.

talktalk uk isp

29th April, 2016 - 12:48 pm (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator is consulting on a request from TalkTalk to vary concurrent spectrum access licences for 3.3MHz of radio spectrum in the 1800MHz band, which would support the ISP’s plan to launch a new broadband router with small cell based 4G (LTE) mobile femtocell technology inside.


28th April, 2016 - 8:32 am (8 Comments)

As expected the European Commission has approved Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review 2016 (BCMR) proposals, which among other things pledged to open up access to BT’s national Dark Fibre network, cut leased line (Ethernet) prices and deliver quicker installations. But the regulator did reject two of the EC’s proposed tweaks.

vodafone uk broadband

20th April, 2016 - 10:44 am (2 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today confirmed that they have “reasonable grounds” to believe that Vodafone’s sales and billing tactics for Pay-As-You-Go (payg) Mobile customers may have breached their consumer protection rules between 26th May 2011 and 28th September 2015.

slow broadband speed

16th April, 2016 - 8:17 am (20 Comments)

The cross-party British Infrastructure Group (BIG), which is led by Grant Schapps MP, has announced the launch of a new campaign that aims to change the “scandal” of how most ISPs advertise broadband speeds that only 10% of the fastest customers can actually achieve.

4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

14th April, 2016 - 11:37 am (0 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published a new Spectrum Sharing Framework and opened a consultation (Call for Input) to investigate whether radio spectrum in the 3.8GHz to 4.2GHz bands should be shared. The bands are currently used by satellite earth stations, fixed links and by the wireless provider UK Broadband Ltd.

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