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20th June, 2019 (0 Comments)

Customers taking part in Sky Broadband’s new SOGEA product trial are also being provided with a new router (SR203), which is probably the long awaited successor to their current Sky Q Hub (ER110) device and will most likely be shipped alongside future G.fast and FTTP based “ultrafast broadband” packages (possibly FTTC).

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20th June, 2019 (0 Comments)

Fixed Wireless ISP 6G Internet (6GI), which despite the misleading name doesn’t actually use the 6G mobile standard (it doesn’t exist.. yet), has initially committed to rollout a 1Gbps (rising to 6Gbps by 2025) capable broadband network across 38,000 homes in Blackburn (Lancashire) over the next 2 years.

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20th June, 2019 (3 Comments)

The Government’s controversial new internet age verification system, which was due to be implemented by commercial websites and “apps” that contain pornographic content (broadband ISPs would be forced to block sites that fail to comply), has once again been delayed and will not now be enforced from 15th July 2019.

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19th June, 2019 (5 Comments)

The North Wales Economic Ambition Board (NWEAB) has today set out its plan for investing up to £7m from Wave 3 of the UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) programme, which will see Gigabit capable fibre and “ultrafast broadband” services being used to connect up to 400 further public sector sites.

zzoomm

19th June, 2019 (12 Comments)

Oxford-based ISP Zzoomm, which was setup earlier this year by Gigaclear’s founder (here) and aims to cover 1 million UK homes with a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network by the end of 2024 (here), has signed its next big supplier agreement with Hexatronic worth £2.5m.

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19th June, 2019 (0 Comments)

The annual Connected Britain Awards 2019 (Total Telecom) were handed out last might to a number of winners in London, which among other things saw several UK broadband ISPs and “full fibre” network projects (Openreach, BT, KCOM, Superfast Essex etc.) pick up awards for their various different efforts.

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18th June, 2019 (4 Comments)

Customers of UK broadband ISP BT may be interested to know that they’ve increased the amount of devices able to harness their new UltraHD 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) video streaming quality on the BTSport TV App for mobile, tablet and large screen devices, which is a service feature that has been in trial since early 2019.

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18th June, 2019 (3 Comments)

The UK Government has proposed to beef up the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) so that it can “decide for itself whether consumer protection law has been broken” and impose fines for “wrongdoing,” such when potentially unfair pricing is applied to vulnerable customers (“loyalty penalty“).

ee uk logo

18th June, 2019 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has announced that their Video Data Pass add-on, which allows UK customers of their 4G and 5G based mobile broadband network to stream online video without it reducing their monthly data allowance, has now added support for both the BBC’s iPlayer service and YouTube.

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18th June, 2019 (0 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group, which runs a number of fibre optic and hybrid wireless broadband networks across parts of the United Kingdom, has today revealed a brand refresh and new website at the annual 2019 Connected Britain event in London.

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18th June, 2019 (3 Comments)

Fibre optic network builders Cityfibre and business connectivity provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms have today signed a new strategic partnership, which extends their existing relationship by allowing both sides to take more advantage of each other’s respective networks and services.

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18th June, 2019 (11 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has confirmed that they’ve begun trials of a new 5G based “home broadband” service in Camden and Wandsworth (London). On top of that they’re also upgrading their 4G kit in Croydon (i.e. upgrading sites to new antennas and reallocating 10MHz of 3G spectrum (leaving 5MHz for 3G) to 4G for better performance).

optical fibre splice openreach

18th June, 2019 (20 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced two new UK technology trials (i.e. an FTTP Exchange Upgrade process and Digital Voice services) for premises in Salisbury (Wiltshire) and Mildenhall (Suffolk), which forms part of their wider efforts to move toward an All-IP and national “full fibre” broadband ISP network.

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18th June, 2019 (11 Comments)

The latest data from broadband speed testing giant Ookla (Speedtest.net) has revealed that the United Kingdom is now ranked just 42nd in the world for fixed broadband ISP download speeds (61.75Mbps average) and a dismal 49th for mobile (30.93Mbps), which compares with 29th and 46th respectively in January 2018.

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17th June, 2019 (16 Comments)

UK ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) has today announced that customers of their Home::1 2TB broadband package, which includes 2000GB (GigaBytes) of monthly usage, will see their monthly prices cut by £5 per month. Meanwhile those with a 300GB allowance on Home::1 300GB will be upgraded to 2000GB for the same price.

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17th June, 2019 (12 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has controversially proposed that it may reserve 390MHz of spectrum in the 3.8-4.2GHz bands, which could be sold to “thousands” of new entrants in order to help them build 5G based mobile broadband networks for local coverage or industrial use (i.e. each license may cover just 50 square metres).

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17th June, 2019 (24 Comments)

Rural full fibre UK ISP TrueSpeed, which is busy rolling out a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across parts of South West England (e.g. Somerset), has today announced somewhat of a first by pledging to offer an Active Ethernet network that delivers a “dedicated” 10Gbps link to every individual customer.

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