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18th October, 2017 - 7:26 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, which supplies up to 1Gbps FTTP/B broadband services to large buildings in many UK urban areas, has had one of its circular adverts banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) because the promotion looked too much like an official communication from BT. Read More..

17th October, 2017 - 5:38 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

Nokia says they will become the first to demonstrate a hybrid Wireless Passive Optical Network (PON) solution at the Broadband World Forum in Berlin, which can offer up to 1Gbps broadband speeds to homes by harnessing both an optical fibre network and WiGig’s 60GHz wireless standard (802.11ad). Read More..

17th October, 2017 - 4:18 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Canadian firm Genesis Technical Systems, which last month got their “last mile” mBond kit approved for use on Openreach’s hybrid fibre FTTC (VDSL2) broadband network in the UK (here), has now secured their first orders from Hertfordshire based ISP Next Generation Access (NGA). Read More..

17th October, 2017 - 1:55 pm
ip address internet protocol

Author: Mark Jackson | 8 Comments

Europol, which helps the 28 member states of the EU (inc. UK) to fight serious international crime and terrorism, has called on broadband and mobile providers to end the use of Carrier Grade NAT (CGN) in order to “increase accountability online” and stop people “sharing the same IP address as a criminal.Read More..

17th October, 2017 - 11:36 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 27 Comments

The Chief Executive of the UK telecoms regulator, Sharon White, has told a cross-party committee of MPs that a “key test” of Ofcom’s new regulatory approach to BT will be whether or not Openreach can “do a co-investment deal with another operator” following their “full fibre” broadband consultation. Read More..

17th October, 2017 - 7:51 am
connexin trial elva-1 ppc-10g

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Hull-based Connexin, which operates wireless broadband networks in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (England), looks set grow after it secured an investment of £10m from Digital Alpha Advisors (DAA). A focus on smart cities (e.g. public Wi-Fi), 100 extra staff and a new data centre are all in the plans. Read More..

16th October, 2017 - 3:59 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The publicly funded Community WiFi scheme in Essex, which offers small grants (up to £400) to help communities setup a public wireless network via local hubs (village halls, community centres etc.), has this month been opened up to all suppliers via the regional Superfast Essex project. Read More..

16th October, 2017 - 2:15 pm
wifi wireless signal

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

The City of London Corporation has today announced that their ultrafast “gigabit speed” capable free public WiFi network, which will be operated by O2 and Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure (CTIL) under a 15 year contract, has finally gone live across the ‘Square Mile’ area. Read More..

16th October, 2017 - 12:45 pm
wifi hotspot zone

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

Security researchers have revealed bad news for WiFi wireless networks everywhere. Several key management vulnerabilities in the 4-way handshake of the WPA2 security protocol, which helps to keep modern Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) secure via encryption, have been found. Read More..

16th October, 2017 - 12:01 am
5g itu

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has started to hunt for the first test locations to support a future rollout of 5G based Mobile and Fixed Wireless Broadband technologies across the United Kingdom, which is supported by an initial public investment of £25m. Read More..

14th October, 2017 - 12:01 am
csw broadband map

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

The CSW Broadband project, which hopes to make “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) available to 98% of premises in Warwickshire, Solihull and Coventry by the end of 2019, has updated its coverage map to add more detail and the latest Phase 3 FTTP roll-out plan with Openreach (BT). Read More..

13th October, 2017 - 1:21 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 15 Comments

The Government’s National Infrastructure Commission has launched a new consultation which, among other things, warns that the United Kingdom “risks falling behind” other countries in its next generation mobile (5G) and broadband connections unless “urgent action” is taken to increase capacity. Read More..

13th October, 2017 - 12:28 pm
censorship uk internet stop sign

Author: Mark Jackson | 14 Comments

The Open Rights Group‏ (ORG) has this week helped to highlight how some of the UK’s biggest broadband ISPs are continuing to allow their Parental Control filters to block masses of innocent websites, often for seemingly bogus reasons (e.g. blocking a small gardening business for “pornography“). Read More..

13th October, 2017 - 11:26 am
boundless networks wireless hardware

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Fixed wireless ISP Boundless Networks has revealed that they intend to bid on Phase 3 of the state aid supported Superfast North Yorkshire project, which if successful would expand their “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) network to cover 25,000 premises in rural areas across the county. Read More..

13th October, 2017 - 10:04 am
daisygroup

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Reports claim that the Daisy Group, which supplies communication and broadband services to businesses across the UK, could shortly appoint investment bankers to manage a sale of the business. Under the plan it’s alleged that Daisy could auction itself off for £1.5bn during the first half of 2018. Read More..

13th October, 2017 - 8:19 am
satellite broadband uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Ofcom’s decision this week to grant Inmarsat a wireless telegraphy licence for ground based stations using the 2GHz band (here), which will support a new Satellite based superfast broadband network for air travellers, has triggered ViaSat to prepare legal proceedings against the regulator. Read More..

12th October, 2017 - 2:57 pm
signa broadband isp van

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

A rural business park on the Hutton Wandesley Estate in North Yorkshire has been given a huge boost after Signa built a new fixed wireless superfast broadband network in the area to help serve isolated firms, which will also soon also be expanded to cater for local residents. Read More..

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