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25th September, 2017 - 8:01 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The Connecting Cambridgeshire project, which is currently helping to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to 99% of homes and businesses in the county by the end of 2020, has setup a new online survey in the hope that local businesses can help them to spot any remaining gaps in coverage. Read More..

25th September, 2017 - 12:01 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Mark Heraghty, Non-Executive Chairman of civil engineering firm the John Henry Group, has told ISPreview.co.uk that FTTP lines are the “only real future proof” broadband solution for the UK, but issues with notice and permit schemes, training and wayleaves can hurt progress. Read More..

23rd September, 2017 - 7:14 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 23 Comments

Some users of Openreach’s (BT) ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) broadband lines, specifically those stuck on troublesome ECI based street cabinets, may soon benefit from a speed boost when OR attempt to adopt a default target downstream noise margin of 3dB. Read More..

22nd September, 2017 - 4:45 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

A new batch of independent data has revealed the top 30 local authorities across the United Kingdom with the highest availability of ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTP/H/B) broadband connectivity, which unsurprisingly sees the table topped by Hull, East Yorkshire and Cornwall. Read More..

22nd September, 2017 - 4:10 pm
warwicknet

Author: Mark Jackson | 21 Comments

Alternative network provider WarwickNet (CableCom) has today stolen a march on Openreach (BT) by upgrading their own street cabinets to support the latest hybrid-fibre G.fast broadband services with ultrafast download speeds of ‘up to’ 500Mbps (well above Openreach’s 330Mbps peak). Read More..

22nd September, 2017 - 2:09 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Cityfibre has connected the first public building (Allan’s Primary School) to their new 20km long Gigabit FTTP based Public Service Network (PSN) in the city of Stirling (Scotland), which is part of a £1.7m deal and is being supported by a 7-year contract with ISP MLL Telecom. Read More..

22nd September, 2017 - 12:24 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

A new whitepaper from total telecom and ADTRAN has suggested that the roll-out of future ultrafast 5G mobile services and Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband networks will create a “symbiotic relationship” where “they are driving each other’s business case.” Read More..

22nd September, 2017 - 10:50 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 11 Comments

Mobile operator EE has today announced that their UK network now supports the new ‘Enhanced HD Voice‘ (EVS) calling technology, which further enhances the sound quality of phone calls when made over the operator’s existing 4G Calling (VoLTE) network or via their WiFi Calling service. Read More..

22nd September, 2017 - 8:22 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

The latest biannual survey of UK phone and broadband providers by consumer magazine Which? has once again named Zen Internet as the best overall ISP (85% for customer satisfaction), but the same could not be said for TalkTalk that continues to languish at the bottom on a score of 40%. Read More..

21st September, 2017 - 3:40 pm
lycamobile_uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has once again banned an advert for Lycamobile‘s service after they failed to make the duration of their special offer pricing clear on a website promotion for the “UK ULTRA PLAN” (15GB Data, Unlimited Mins and Texts). Read More..

21st September, 2017 - 9:02 am
united kingdom broadband connectivity

Author: Mark Jackson | 12 Comments

The Carnegie UK Trust has published a new paper that highlights some of the potential risks and opportunities that Brexit could bring for digital consumers in the United Kingdom, such as how it might impact the provision of new broadband and mobile networks (e.g. state aid rules). Read More..

21st September, 2017 - 7:41 am
fibre optic blue strands storm

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

The Essex County Council (ECC) in England has unveiled details of their final Phase 4 contract under the Superfast Essex project, which could be supported by up to £29 million of public investment and aims to reach “near” to 100% coverage of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) by 2021. Read More..

20th September, 2017 - 5:11 pm
derbyshire_broadband_coverage

Author: Mark Jackson | 23 Comments

Around 300 homes in the Peak District National Park (central England) could be about to lose access to an 80Mbps capable superfast fixed wireless broadband network because of a planning dispute, which exists between local ISP Derbyshire Broadband and the park authority. Read More..

20th September, 2017 - 2:31 pm
genesis technical systems dsl rings

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Canadian firm Genesis Technical Systems (GTS) has managed to get their long-gestating mBond technology through BT’s Modem Conformance Testing (MCT) for the SIN498 standard, which means that their bonded copper broadband line kit can be used on Openreach’s FTTC (VDSL2) network. Read More..

20th September, 2017 - 12:51 pm
virgin media fttp and docsis deployment swindon

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

Traditionally Virgin Media is more of an urban centric cable operator, although a new campaign in the rural Test and Dun Valleys of Hampshire (England) means that their 350Mbps broadband and TV network will soon be able to reach c.4,000 premises across 12 small villages. Read More..

20th September, 2017 - 11:36 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

A National Assembly Committee has published a report that makes 12 recommendations for how Wales (UK) could bring faster broadband to poorly served premises and improve Mobile (4G etc.) connectivity, such as making future subsidies for landowners conditional on them allowing mobile masts. Read More..

20th September, 2017 - 10:43 am
major capacity fibre optic cables

Author: Mark Jackson | 7 Comments

Mobile operators O2, Three UK and Vodafone have warned that a recent decision by Ofcom, which prevented them from accessing Openreach’s (BT) existing cable ducts and telegraph poles in order to build new fibre optic backhaul links, could hinder the deployment of future ultrafast 5G Mobile services. Read More..

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