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25th June, 2018 - 1:21 pm (5 Comments)

Customers of BT’s broadband ISP and phone services may be displeased to learn that the cost of line rental, calling and certain pay TV add-ons will be hit by yet another price increase from 16th September 2018. For example, standard phone line rental will go from £18.99 to £19.99 (+5.27%).

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25th June, 2018 - 11:01 am (1 Comment)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has slashed the monthly price of their 63Mbps ‘Faster Fibre Large‘ (FTTC / VDSL2) unlimited superfast broadband and phone line rental package to just £25 per month for the first 18 months of service, which for the first time means they can match Vodafone. But it’s only available until 12th July 2018.

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25th June, 2018 - 10:43 am (4 Comments)

New and upgrading Pay Monthly mobile customers of Vodafone UK can now benefit from a new 30 Day Service Guarantee, which allows you to cancel your contract “without penalty” if you are “not totally satisfied” with any aspect of their plan (including coverage, customer service or even not getting on with a new device).

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25th June, 2018 - 9:16 am (20 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that a further 59 locations across the United Kingdom will be the next to benefit from their on-going deployment of 330Mbps capable hybrid fibre G.fast (ITU G.9700/9701) broadband technology, which aim to cover 10 million homes and businesses by the end of 2020.

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25th June, 2018 - 9:10 am (2 Comments)

The Institute of Directors, which represents roughly 35,000 business leaders and directors, has proposed that one way to boost the national UK rollout of fibre optic broadband services would be for Openreach (BT) to abolish the access costs for ISPs seeking to tap into their network infrastructure.

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25th June, 2018 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

The first six months of 2018 recorded another rise in average fixed home broadband download speeds to 33.29Mbps (7.82Mbps upload) among the top 10 ISPs, which continues to be fuelled by the rising adoption of faster FTTC, FTTP and Cable lines. Average mobile data speeds also hit 18.87Mbps (5.02Mbps upload).

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22nd June, 2018 - 3:17 pm (6 Comments)

Internet and hosting provider Freeola has today quietly become the latest UK ISP to launch a new “ultrafast broadband” service based off Openreach’s new hybrid fibre G.fast technology, which offers maximum download speeds of up to 330Mbps and uploads of up to 50Mbps.

cityfibre fibre optic cable engineers and bosses

22nd June, 2018 - 10:23 am (1 Comment)

Urban focused fibre optic (FTTP/H) network builder Cityfibre has officially removed itself from the London Stock Exchange’s international AIM market for smaller companies, which occurs at the same time as Connect Infrastructure Bidco conclude their £537.8m acquisition of the company.

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22nd June, 2018 - 8:18 am (12 Comments)

The CEO of alternative network ISP Gigaclear, Matthew Hare, has today announced that he is stepping down after 8 years of building Gigabit capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband networks to rural parts of the UK. The company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mike Surrey, will become its interim CEO.

connected britain

22nd June, 2018 - 7:40 am (1 Comment)

Several ISPs (e.g. Gigaclear) and UK fibre optic deployment projects (Digital Scotland) have won this year’s Connected Britain Awards 2018 (Total Telecom), which is an annual conference that has spent the past few days discussing future telecoms and broadband connectivity needs.

network and internet connections

22nd June, 2018 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

Business ISP MLL Telecom, together with its partner Cityfibre, will invest £2.25m to extend their core infrastructure after the former was awarded the EastNet contract to deliver a new Wide Area Network (WAN) solution and centralised services to Cambridgeshire County Council, as well as the wider community.

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21st June, 2018 - 5:04 pm (4 Comments)

A new crowd-sourced study of Mobile operator performance from Tutela has revealed that people who visit the UK (e.g. tourists) can expect to experience significantly slower Mobile Broadband (4G and 3G) speeds (average 10.25Mbps) than resident customers (18.15Mbps). The slowest operator for both is Three UK.

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21st June, 2018 - 1:30 pm (6 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has announced that they’ve become the first major UK pay TV provider to offer access via their YouView (IPTV) powered set-top-box to Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service, which will show up as an app to customers of the service. But those with their Youview+ Ultra HD (4K) boxes have to wait.

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21st June, 2018 - 10:31 am (11 Comments)

After a bit of a delay Ofcom has today published the draft outcome of their latest Wholesale Broadband Access (WBA) market review, which among other things imposes some new rules upon KCOM in Hull (East Yorkshire) and relaxes regulation across more of the UK due to rising competition between ISPs.

wireless rural uk mip project mast

21st June, 2018 - 12:01 am (3 Comments)

The trade body for Three UK, Vodafone, O2 and EE (Mobile UK) and National Parks England have today come together to announce a “landmark agreement“, which aims to help boost the roll-out of new mobile infrastructure (4G) while still “respecting the beauty and sensitivity of the nation’s national parks.”

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20th June, 2018 - 5:14 pm (10 Comments)

The Somerset County Council in England has published an update on their joint £171 million Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project, which reveals that around 11,300 premises in the county will remain unserved by “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) ISP networks when the project completes in 2020.

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20th June, 2018 - 1:06 pm (7 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has been hit with a £77,000 fine by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) after they unlawfully sent 4,930,141 emails (between December 2015 and November 2016) to customers in order to promote three charity initiatives (i.e. the BT ‘My Donate’ platform, Giving Tuesday and Stand up to Cancer).

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