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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.

fibre_optic_cables_bt_engineer_hands

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.

ed_vaizey

14th April, 2016 - 10:10 am (35 Comments)

The Government’s Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey, has told a select committee inquiry into digital connectivity that he would expect to start seeing “gigabit” (1000Mbps+) speed broadband from 2020-25 and that the 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) should be “coming on stream” towards the end of 2017 or 2018.

solway communications uk

7th April, 2016 - 1:55 pm (0 Comments)

Carlisle-based ISP Solway Communications has put in a new application for Code Powers from Ofcom (i.e. quicker / easier approval of civil works) and at the same time revealed that they’re considering a major expansion of their wireless and 1Gbps FTTP broadband network.

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7th April, 2016 - 12:44 pm (33 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today launched a new ‘Call for Inputs‘ to help inform the design of the Government’s proposed broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO), which would ensure that everybody could get a minimum Internet speed of 10Mbps (Megabits per second) by 2020.

mobile_mast_vector

7th April, 2016 - 7:42 am (0 Comments)

Reports indicate that Virgin Media and Sky (Sky Broadband) could both sign significant mobile network capacity deals with Three UK (CK Hutchison Holdings), which is dependent upon whether or not the European Commission approves the proposed merger with O2 UK (Telefonica).

european union map flag

5th April, 2016 - 1:38 pm (5 Comments)

Ofcom has published the final version of their most recent European Broadband Scorecard, which shows how the United Kingdom compares with Europe’s other major countries in terms of delivering the Government’s ambition for us to have the “fastest broadband of any major European country by 2015“.

3g 4g mobile broadband network ec sourced image

31st March, 2016 - 1:04 pm (5 Comments)

The on-going effort to re-purpose the 700MHz radio spectrum band (currently used by UK Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV) services) and make it available for use by Mobile Broadband (4G, 5G etc.) in time for 2020 (Q2) could force 100,000 – 160,000 UK households to replace their aerials.

uk region map

31st March, 2016 - 12:32 pm (4 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator has today launched a new tool that aims to give consumers a better idea about the performance and coverage of local mobile (2G, 3G and 4G) and fixed line broadband services. But it only uses data from the “major communications providers” and is very basic.

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