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vodafone uk mobile broadband

24th May, 2015 - 8:18 am (1 Comment)

Some of Vodafone’s most significant shareholders, each with stakes worth billions of pounds, are putting pressure on the mobile giant to enter into a massive £120 billion merger deal with Liberty Global, the world spanning cable operator behind Virgin Media in the United Kingdom.

talktalk uk isp

14th May, 2015 - 8:11 am (2 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has posted their latest results for Q1-2015 (calendar), which revealed that the provider added +47k broadband subscribers in the quarter to total 4,283,000 (sharply up from +15k added in Q4 2014). But there’s bad news for some of the recent off-net (BT based) broadband customer gains from Virgin Media and Tesco.


12th May, 2015 - 11:08 am (1 Comment)

The communications regulator has today published their latest quarterly consumer complaints report to the end of 2014 and unsurprisingly, despite a general flatness in complaint volumes, there are still some familiar names topping the tables. We’re looking at you EE (fixed broadband and phone), Vodafone (mobile) and BT (Pay TV).

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

12th May, 2015 - 10:00 am (5 Comments)

Netflix, the popular Internet movie and TV streaming provider, has just published their latest April 2015 ISP Speed Index update for the United Kingdom and revealed that Virgin Media is still holding the top spot with a score of 3.74Mbps (Megabits per second). But take with the usual pinch of salt.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

8th May, 2015 - 7:52 am (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has shot up from having a total of 4,625,800 broadband subscribers at the end of last year to 4,969,700 at the end Q1 2015, although this is predominantly due to a move that combines the operator’s UK results with that of UPC Ireland (Sky does something similar).

award best golden cup broadband isp

28th April, 2015 - 1:20 pm (1 Comment)

The results from the annual Broadband Genie 2015 survey have been announced, which saw PlusNet come top in four of the five survey categories (overall satisfaction score of 76%) to secure the Best Broadband Provider award. But Virgin Media (75%) and Sky Broadband (73%) weren’t far behind.


22nd April, 2015 - 5:54 pm (0 Comments)

Satmetrix has today published their latest Net Promoter Scores (NPS) for the United Kingdom’s largest broadband and mobile operators, which saw PlusNet, Virgin Media and Sky Broadband top the table ahead of their rivals.

the bottom 30 uk superfast broadband constituencies (coverage)

22nd April, 2015 - 2:14 pm (1 Comment)

A snippet of new analysis has revealed both the weak spots and strengths of the current Government’s on-going Broadband Delivery UK programme with BT to make fixed line superfast broadband speeds available to 95% of the United Kingdom by 2017.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

17th April, 2015 - 5:50 pm (1 Comment)

Cable operator Virgin Media has for just a few days sweetened the current deal on their top triple-play 152Mbps broadband, TV and phone (Big Kahuna and Big Daddy) bundles by giving new subscribers a FREE Samsung Galaxy table (worth £139.99). But the offer is only available until 22nd April 2015.

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13th April, 2015 - 8:07 am (12 Comments)

The latest survey of 2,725 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that the quality of the router that big broadband ISPs bundle with their Internet access packages does have an impact on whether consumers choose a particular provider, with 36.9% saying it was important to their choice. But most would also like more choice.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

10th April, 2015 - 3:27 pm (13 Comments)

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a growing number of Virgin Media customers report a range of unusually high speedtests, which appear to lend additional support to the widely rumoured introduction of a new top 300Mbps download speed tier.

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8th April, 2015 - 2:00 am (7 Comments)

Consumers are extremely sensitive to price and many base their choice of ISP on what they save in comparison to an existing package. But often the headline special offers won’t give you the full picture and as a result you could end up paying more than expected. We take a closer look at the price you pay for the “cheapest” packages.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

1st April, 2015 - 8:17 am (1 Comment)

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that Virgin Media misled consumers by claiming that they could get “Unlimited data” (Mobile Broadband) on one of their mobile 3G SIM-Only tariffs, except that customers who exceeded 3.5GB of data in any 30-day period found that their speeds were throttled to just 384Kbps (0.38Mbps).

sky broadband uk

1st April, 2015 - 7:52 am (0 Comments)

A complaint by Virgin Media has prompted the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ban Sky Broadband’s apparently “misleading” claim of being able to offer “99.9% core network reliability“.

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