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9th October, 2015 - 12:02 am (1 Comment)

Telecoms giant BT has today set out the regulatory changes that it believes would help consumers and businesses in the United Kingdom to enjoy the “best possible” outcomes, such as faster broadband services, while also attempting to fend off rivals that would rather Ofcom broken the operator up.


8th October, 2015 - 2:08 pm (7 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association, which represents thousands of landowners across England and Wales, has given BT a bit of unexpected support by warning Ofcom not to split the telco from control of their national network (Openreach) as it would create too much of a “distraction“.

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8th October, 2015 - 12:01 am (5 Comments)

Sharon White, the CEO of Ofcom, told an event at the LSE’s Hong Kong Theatre last night that she wants to drive more “competition” into the market and rejects greater “consolidation“. White also raised concern about rising prices and said that too many people still suffer “poor or no access” to modern mobile and broadband.


5th October, 2015 - 1:23 am (3 Comments)

The Managing Director of Cardiff-based ISP Spectrum Internet, Giles Phelps, has told ISPreview.co.uk as part our exclusive interview that the Government’s roll-out of superfast broadband is “about 5 years too late” and that future projects should focus on ultra-fast FTTH/P broadband with fixed wireless for remote rural areas.

broadband funded by uk government

3rd October, 2015 - 1:59 am (24 Comments)

The government’s national Broadband Delivery UK project, which is working to make fixed line superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services available to 95% of the country by 2017/18, spent £4.2m on marketing and £850,000 on other admin costs between March and July 2015.


2nd October, 2015 - 11:09 am (1 Comment)

The Council of the European Union, which is represented by ministers from each of the member states including the United Kingdom, has approved without debate new rules that aim to protect open Internet access (Net Neutrality) from unfair restrictions and put an end to mobile roaming charges.


1st October, 2015 - 10:44 am (2 Comments)

The new Consumer Rights Act 2015 has today been officially introduced and, while most of its measures are focused on “goods“, there are a few changes that will affect consumer “services” like broadband, mobile and phone connectivity in the United Kingdom.


1st October, 2015 - 8:49 am (0 Comments)

The Government reports that hundreds of buses, trams and trains in 9 cities across the United Kingdom have so far been equipped with free public Wi-Fi as part of their “SuperConnected Cities” initiative, with 3 million unique users making regular use of the service.

BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

1st October, 2015 - 8:19 am (39 Comments)

The UK Government’s Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey, has said that he is a “sceptic” of proposal that BT could be split from control of their national broadband and phone network (Openreach) and warned that it has “lots of potential to backfire.” Penny for your thoughts Ofcom.


30th September, 2015 - 2:52 pm (0 Comments)

The European Commission has today announced new changes that are designed to encourage large institutional investors, such as insurers and pension funds, to put an extra £15bn or so into the development of infrastructure projects (broadband, roads, energy etc.) around Europe.

labour political party uk

29th September, 2015 - 5:03 pm (7 Comments)

The new leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has today given his first big conference speech and as part of that he pledged “investment in fast broadband to support new high technology jobs“, but details were in short supply.


25th September, 2015 - 11:38 am (10 Comments)

A new study from financial firm Deloitte has warned that slow / patchy broadband connectivity could be leaving small and medium sized businesses in the North West of England at a disadvantage, particularly those in the more urban areas of Liverpool and Manchester.

rural broadband and river scene

24th September, 2015 - 10:06 am (25 Comments)

Recently the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK office gave an update on the progress of their 7 Market Test Pilots, which are testing alternative solutions (fibre optic, satellite, wireless etc.) for bringing broadband to remote rural areas. The good news is that early customers appear to be happy.

wireless mobile mast

24th September, 2015 - 7:57 am (3 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s national telecoms regulator has today published its final assessment on their much delayed plans to hike the annual licence fees for the 900MHz and 1800MHz radio spectrum bands, which has seen the costs come down again.. but only a little.

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