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10th Dec, 2018 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

Budget UK ISP Direct Save Telecom (DST) will later today revise their standard broadband and superfast “fibre” (FTTC) packages (when bundled with phone line rental), not least by significantly cutting their monthly rental charges for new customers. On top of that their 18 month contracts will be replaced with a shorter 12 month term.

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7th Dec, 2018 - 9:09 am (11 Comments)

European Satellite ISP Bigblu Broadband has signed a new network capacity agreement with Eurobroadband Infrastructure (a Eutelsat subsidiary), which will enable them to launch a new “Konnect” branded package that offers faster download speeds of “up to” 50Mbps (6Mbps upload). But it’s not cheap.

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7th Dec, 2018 - 8:23 am (1 Comment)

Consumer magazine Which? has surveyed 3,000 of its UK members and concluded that broadband ISP customers who remain with their provider, and don’t haggle for a better price (i.e. after their minimum contract term has ended), are being hit with so-called “loyalty penalties” of up to £220 a year on average.

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7th Dec, 2018 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

Urban focused “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband ISP Hyperoptic has announced that Charles Davies will be taking on the position of Managing Director from Dana Tobak. Previously Dana held both the roles of MD and CEO, although she remains the overall CEO. Charles forms part of a new executive team that reports to Dana.

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6th Dec, 2018 - 11:30 am (20 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has informed residents in the rural Suffolk village of Hadleigh Heath that they will have to wait until late January 2019 before a new “fibre broadband” street cabinet (FTTC service) is activated, which came after the last one was destroyed in a car crash on 16th August 2018.

o2 uk

6th Dec, 2018 - 10:13 am (36 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (Telefonica) confirms that an unspecified “global software issue” has been identified as the cause of a major mobile data (mobile broadband) connectivity outage on their national UK 3G and 4G network this morning. Mobile providers in other countries are also believed to be affected.

Origin Broadband Logo 2016

6th Dec, 2018 - 9:24 am (15 Comments)

The Directors of Doncaster-based budget ISP Origin Broadband, which last week hit the headlines due to staff redundancies (here), are now in the process of trying to reach a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) with its creditors. Documents seen by ISPreview reveal that Origin has around £5m in “total unsecured creditors“.

rfbenchmark q3 2018 mobile download speed map eu

6th Dec, 2018 - 7:51 am (0 Comments)

RFBenchmark has published its latest crowd-sourced study into Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G) speed across Europe, which reveals that the United Kingdom delivered an average download rate of 17.7Mbps (up from 16.9Mbps last year), uploads of 9.03Mbps (up from 7.85Mbps) and latency of 77ms (better than 101ms).

ee_5g_smartphone

5th Dec, 2018 - 7:30 pm (2 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has this evening announced that they are aiming to “become the first operator in the world” to range the future OnePlus 5G Smartphone in 2019, which will stem from a new R&D partnership with the handset manufacturer.

bt fttc fttp fibre optic broadband cabinet uk

5th Dec, 2018 - 5:39 pm (10 Comments)

The North Yorkshire County Council has pledged to launch an investigation into any cases where people struggle to achieve “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) speeds, which is focused upon areas that have been upgraded by Openreach (BT) as part of the state aid supported Superfast North Yorkshire project.

fibre optic cable laying openreach outdoor

5th Dec, 2018 - 12:37 pm (11 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that Swansea in Wales will be the next UK city to benefit from their “Fibre First” programme, which aims to roll-out a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 3 million homes and businesses by the end of 2020.

10mbps uso minimum broadband speed uk

5th Dec, 2018 - 11:41 am (33 Comments)

As predicted Ofcom has today proposed that BT and KCOM should be designated as the official Universal Service Providers (USP) for the Government’s new “legally binding” Universal Service Obligation (USO), which from 2020 will make it possible for those in slow speed areas to request a broadband speed of at least 10Mbps.

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5th Dec, 2018 - 10:30 am (0 Comments)

The North of Tyne Combined Authority has announced that it will bid for £12m of public funding from Wave 3 of the UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) fund, which could be used to extend “ultrafast broadband” (e.g. FTTP) ISP networks to connect “tens of thousands of local homes and businesses.”

cityfibre sign

5th Dec, 2018 - 9:50 am (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has secured the £11.9m contract to build a new Gigabit (1Gbps+) capable “full fibre” broadband / Ethernet network in Suffolk (England), which will initially focus on connecting public sector sites across 10 towns before being expanded to reach local businesses and possibly homes. ISP MLL Telecom is also involved.

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5th Dec, 2018 - 9:09 am (7 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT (EE) has confirmed that they will remove Huawei’s kit from their core 3G and 4G network within the next 2 years. On top of that they will also exclude the Chinese company from bidding on future 5G contracts (core network only), but it’s unclear if Openreach will adopt a similar policy for fixed line broadband.

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5th Dec, 2018 - 12:01 am (16 Comments)

Internet speed analyst firm SamKnows has this week posted the results from a limited run of their new “sensationally accurate” broadband ISP speedtest tool, which was tested last month as part of support for some research that the BBC’s Watchdog TV show was doing. Unsurprisingly Virgin Media came top, with TalkTalk bottom.

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4th Dec, 2018 - 4:22 pm (27 Comments)

A new report has estimated that around 4.6% of premises in the United Kingdom could be affected by full to capacity FTTC (VDSL2) based “fibre broadband” street cabinets on Openreach’s (BT) network, which is up from 4.1% in April 2018 and might stop you from being able to order a new service.

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