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30th August, 2016 - 1:06 am (7 Comments)

The spread of “ultra-fast” pure fibre optic broadband connections (FTTP/H) across the United Kingdom appears to have accelerated over the past year, with the latest estimate of premises passed delivering a total of 779,006 (up from 351,642 last year) and it’s set to reach around 4 million by 2020.

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25th August, 2016 - 10:10 am (25 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, which is supported by £1.6bn of public investment, has released its latest progress update and confirmed that 4,021,047 additional premises can now access a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service and there’s more to come.


18th August, 2016 - 12:01 am (14 Comments)

A new report from Audit Scotland, which works to ensure that public money in Scotland is spent correctly, has found that the £410m Digital Scotland roll-out programme with BT has achieved its initial coverage target. But delivering 95% “fibre broadband” coverage by December 2017 “will be more challenging.”


16th August, 2016 - 12:39 pm (89 Comments)

The CEO of BT Group, Gavin Patterson, has blasted his rivals behind the Fix Britain’s Internet campaign (Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and Vodafone) for making “misleading statements” and using “Orwellian tactics” in order to argue that UK broadband services would improve if the operator didn’t control Openreach.


16th August, 2016 - 12:02 am (7 Comments)

Apparently Leicester University might only be ranked 47th for higher education, but they come top for broadband speeds – averaging a download rate of 39.87Mbps in student areas – in a new study of Internet performance conducted on 43 of the United Kingdom’s top 50 universities.

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13th August, 2016 - 8:33 am (5 Comments)

Three UK has announced that indoor mobile coverage on their 4G (LTE) network has increased from 80% in June 2013 to 92% now, which is largely thanks to the boost from their on-going roll-out of the lower frequency 800MHz band. Elsewhere 42 new roaming destinations have also been added.

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5th August, 2016 - 7:39 am (3 Comments)

Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today published their latest Q2 2016 (calendar) results, which found that the UK cable operator had added +42,700 new broadband subscribers in the quarter to total 4,808,000 (down from +70.4K added in Q1) and their on-going network expansion has reached another 85,000 premises.


4th August, 2016 - 3:43 pm (11 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has stepped up their Fix Britain’s Internet campaign against Openreach (BT) today by claiming that 4 million Brits report experiencing stress and anxiety due to slow and unreliable broadband.


4th August, 2016 - 12:01 am (1 Comment)

The national telecoms regulator has released their 2016 Communications Market Report (CMR), which reveals the latest information about the take-up and usage of Broadband, Mobile, Phone, TV and Radio services across the United Kingdom (split by England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland).

BT Smart Hub Router 2016

3rd August, 2016 - 1:44 pm (27 Comments)

BT has published a number of WiFi speedtests for their new Smart Hub broadband router, which pitted the kit against rival hardware from TalkTalk, Sky Broadband, Virgin Media, Plusnet and EE. The results appear to support the ISPs claim that their router “provides the most powerful wi-fi,” at least in comparison to the kit bundled by their rivals.

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2nd August, 2016 - 12:14 pm (3 Comments)

A new study has claimed that the Government’s defunct Connection Voucher scheme, which gifted grants worth up to £3,000 to help smaller UK businesses get a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service installed, has boosted the economy in Greater London by £3bn and will help to create 32,824 new jobs.

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2nd August, 2016 - 1:37 am (14 Comments)

Consumers are still frustrated by the way in which most broadband ISPs advertise their Internet service speeds. A new online survey of 1,267 ISPreview.co.uk readers has discovered that 80.8% think the way in which providers advertise their speeds is “misleading” and 89% want tougher rules to tackle it.


28th July, 2016 - 7:57 am (25 Comments)

BT has published their latest quarterly results (calendar Q2 2016), which saw their total base of retail broadband customers top 9,117,000 (up by +76K in Q2 vs 1.045m in Q1) and 4,257,000 of those make use of their FTTC/P based Infinity superfast broadband service (up by +181K vs +214k in Q1).


22nd July, 2016 - 8:02 am (0 Comments)

Vodafone has posted their latest results to 30th June 2016 (Q2 calendar), which shows that they added +28,000 new fixed line broadband customers in the quarter to total 137,000 (up from the +20k added in Q1 and +14k in Q4 2015) and improved their UK outdoor 4G cover to 95% (Ofcom’s definition).

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