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18th October, 2021 (1 Comment)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media and mobile operator O2 UK, which merged into VMO2, will today launch a new range of “VOLT” products that aim to replace their existing “Oomph” bundles. In short, this means that customers will be able to buy Virgin Media and O2 products together, for the first time, and take advantage of new benefits.

16th October, 2021 (6 Comments)

The Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs at broadband ISP Gigaclear, James Fredrickson, has today highlighted to ISPreview.co.uk some of the challenges they face in rolling out their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to rural areas, and why they’re well placed to benefit from future consolidation.

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15th October, 2021 (19 Comments)

UK ISP iDNET has today become the latest broadband provider to start selling Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) products to homes and businesses via CityFibre’s growing network, albeit initially only in four of their rollout locations – Derby, Cambridge, Leicester and Peterborough.

15th October, 2021 (6 Comments)

London-focused broadband ISP CommunityFibre, which has so far covered well over 300,000 homes (and 12,000 businesses) with their 3Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, has today launched a new range of packages and speeds to replace their old ones.

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15th October, 2021 (0 Comments)

Back in the Spring we reported (here) that a new Morden-based broadband ISP called Grayshott Gigabit had been setup with the goal of rolling out a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across rural areas in the East Hampshire, Surrey Hills and surrounding areas. Happily, the build is now well underway.

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15th October, 2021 (6 Comments)

Several councillors on the Isle of Wight, which sits just off the South Coast of Hampshire (England), have criticised ISP WightFibre‘s £85 million commercial rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which they claim has caused “chaos” and disruption across the island.

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14th October, 2021 (29 Comments)

Budget broadband ISP TalkTalk has this week updated their list of blocked websites (i.e. those where they’ve been told to do so by the UK High Court) to include a number of new sites that, following an injunction secured by the Motion Picture Association (MPA), were found to be facilitating internet copyright infringement.

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14th October, 2021 (12 Comments)

Customers of UK broadband ISP BT are this morning reporting that the internet provider seems to be suffering from an outage of their email (BT Mail) and online account platform, which is preventing users from being able to login to their accounts and thus check or send messages.

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14th October, 2021 (1 Comment)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today unveiled a shortlist of three potential winners for the ‘Internet Hero’ category in their forthcoming 2021 industry awards, which was last year won more by all the telecoms sector’s key workers for their efforts during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

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14th October, 2021 (10 Comments)

Mobile benchmarking firm RootMetrics has today published the first H2 2021 results from their testing of 5G (mobile broadband) networks in the UK cities and towns of Coventry, Leeds and Bradford, Nottingham and Sheffield. EE delivered the fastest speed and availability in most of the locations, but not all.

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14th October, 2021 (5 Comments)

New and upgrading Full Fibre customers on UK ISP BT, specifically those who are signing up to their 500Mbps and 900Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) packages, will now also receive an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription “at no extra cost” for the first 6 to 12 months (normal price from Microsoft is £10.99 per month).

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14th October, 2021 (1 Comment)

Crowdsourced benchmarking firm Tutela has published their latest Q3 2021 study of mobile broadband (4G and 5G) performance across the United Kingdom, which found that EE “dominated the majority of the metrics tested,” but Three UK are challenging when looking at the latest ultrafast 5G services.

14th October, 2021 (12 Comments)

A new ‘Call for Evidence‘ is being launched by the Government today, which aims to inform their future Wireless Infrastructure Strategy (WIS). This attempts to understand the future wireless connectivity needs of the UK and how they can better support 5G mobile, as well as future satellite, IoT and 6G broadband technologies.

14th October, 2021 (6 Comments)

The UK Government has today revealed that 1,084 schools in rural areas have now been connected to a gigabit-capable “full fibre” network as a result of the investment they started in 2019, which is continuing under their new £5bn Project Gigabit scheme. A further 884 schools are planned to be connected by March 2022.

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13th October, 2021 (21 Comments)

UK ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) has confirmed that they’ve conducted a third trial of 2.2Gbps download speeds on their upgraded DOCSIS 3.1 network, which this time took place in the cities of Edinburgh and Birmingham. Previous trials took place in the town of Thatcham and parts of Southampton and Manchester (here and here).

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13th October, 2021 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP Vodafone UK has today extended the availability of their ‘Pro Broadband Packages‘ to SoHo (small office/home office) businesses, which bundles-in improved UK support, “intelligent” Super Wi-Fi (mesh) and an automatic 4G back-up for if your fixed line connection goes down.

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13th October, 2021 (3 Comments)

UK ISP BT Business will today launch a set of cheaper “Full Fibre Business Essential” packages on their gigabit-capable and Openreach based Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network. Prices for smaller firms and home workers (SoHo) now start at just £25.95 +vat a month for download speeds of up to 150Mbp (29Mbps upload).

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