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29th July, 2016 - 7:57 am (1 Comment)

Installing new fibre optic broadband cables is an important, but often disruptive, element of street works and sometimes it creates problems. Take Virgin Media for example, whose engineers managed for a short period to all but encircle one family home in Bolton (Greater Manchester, England).

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28th July, 2016 - 3:45 pm (1 Comment)

The City of London Corporation has successfully agreed a new standardised wayleave template with local developers, landlords, ISPs, property managers, government, legal firms and key trade associations that should make it easier, quicker and cheaper to roll-out superfast broadband to buildings.


25th July, 2016 - 12:02 am (3 Comments)

Amidst all the talk about deploying expensive ultrafast pure fibre optic (FTTP/H) networks, it’s easy to forget that Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) / DOCSIS based cable broadband networks (e.g. Virgin Media) are still holding their own and a new report from Ovum suggests that the future will be bright.


20th July, 2016 - 9:37 am (3 Comments)

Around 450,000 extra premises in London will be covered by Virgin Media’s (Liberty Global) 300Mbps capable ultra-fast broadband and TV services by 2018 (EuroDOCSIS / FTTP), which forms part of their on-going £3bn network expansion and should help to create 500 extra jobs in the city.


19th July, 2016 - 1:35 pm (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business has announced that their on-going £3bn Project Lighting network expansion will aim to connect “tens of thousands” more businesses to their ultrafast 300Mbps broadband platform, starting with 9,500 premises at two business parks in Andover, Hampshire.


19th July, 2016 - 9:59 am (0 Comments)

It’s musical chairs day at Vodafone Group. The mobile operator has today replaced their UK CEO, Jeroen Hoencamp, with Group Enterprise Chief Executive, Nick Jeffery. Meanwhile Hoencamp has become CEO of both their Netherlands business and of the proposed Vodafone – Liberty Global joint venture in the same country.


19th July, 2016 - 8:53 am (55 Comments)

The cross-party Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry into the coverage and performance of “superfast broadband” in the United Kingdom has today published its outcome, which heavily criticises BT for “over-reliance” on its old copper network, “significantly” under investing in Openreach and their “lack of ambition” towards rolling out ultrafast FTTP/H services.

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11th July, 2016 - 5:26 pm (0 Comments)

Virgin Media (Liberty Global), which caters to the cable broadband and TV markets in both the United Kingdom and Ireland, has this afternoon confirmed that they’ve splashed out £8.51m million (€10m) with ITV plc to acquire UTV Ireland (Ireland’s newest free-to-air commercial broadcaster).


11th July, 2016 - 10:48 am (12 Comments)

Coax cable (DOCSIS) and fibre optic provider Virgin Media has today announced the next batch of 30 communities and villages from across England and Wales that will benefit from an upgrade to their FTTP ultrafast broadband (up to 300Mbps) and TV network, as voted for by residents of each area.


11th July, 2016 - 8:04 am (1 Comment)

The £1.9m UKB Networks contract to roll-out a new superfast (24Mbps+) wireless broadband network in North Swindon faces a big test tomorrow when a revised application for 4 new masts goes before the planning committee, but recent developments from BT and Virgin Media may complicate the vote.


8th July, 2016 - 11:04 am (6 Comments)

UK ISPs EE, BT and TalkTalk have managed to collect the greatest proportion of consumer complaints for their fixed line broadband services, at least that’s one way of reading Ofcom’s Q1 2016 consumer complaints report. Meanwhile Virgin Media and Sky Broadband attracted the fewest gripes.

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6th July, 2016 - 12:32 pm (2 Comments)

Several big UK broadband ISPs, including BT, Sky Broadband, EE, TalkTalk and Virgin Media, have lost an appeal against a 2014 ruling by the High Court, which extended court ordered website blocking to include sites that sell counterfeit goods (i.e. abuse of Trade Mark).

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1st July, 2016 - 1:01 am (0 Comments)

From today EU member states, which for now still includes the United Kingdom, are required to adopt the new Broadband Cost Reduction Directive (2014/61/EU) that will push for all newly constructed buildings to be equipped with “high-speed” ready broadband infrastructure.

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18th June, 2016 - 1:12 am (8 Comments)

The first half of 2016 has seen average broadband speeds rise as consumers increasingly switch to faster services, with Virgin Media delivering the fastest average broadband download speeds and Zen Internet coming top for uploads. Meanwhile EE remains the king for Mobile Broadband.

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