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18th December, 2018 - 12:29 pm (2 Comments)

A new report from the Broadband Stakeholders Group has warned that work to retire the old Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and replace it with all-IP voice services by c.2025 will face a number of challenges, particularly around ensuring resilient access to emergency services and encouraging user migrations.

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18th December, 2018 - 11:03 am (0 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their International Communications Market Report 2018 (ICMR), which broadly compares broadband and mobile networks in the United Kingdom with 17 other countries and the EU. Overall the UK does well for fixed line superfast broadband and 4G mobile, but we’re weak on “full fibre” (FTTP).

wireless radio spectrum mast

18th December, 2018 - 10:19 am (1 Comment)

The UK telecoms regulator has moved to improve 4G and future 5G mobile coverage by setting out their plans for “spectrum sharing” in the 1800MHz, 2300MHz and 3.8-4.2GHz bands, as well as finalising new coverage obligations for next year’s auction of the 700MHz band. The 3.6GHz – 3.8GHz bands will also be auctioned.

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18th December, 2018 - 8:49 am (1 Comment)

Ofcom has released their annual infrastructure report, which reveals that just 2% of the UK (677,000 premises) cannot access a 10Mbps capable fixed line broadband ISP service (down from 4% in 2017), while “full fibre” (FTTP) is available to 6% (up from 3%) and geographic coverage of 4G mobile has hit 66% (up from 43%).

vodafone and cityfibre home wall ftth install

18th December, 2018 - 7:32 am (9 Comments)

Cityfibre has today confirmed that they’ve put in place a new debt financing package worth £1.12bn, which will support their wider £2.5bn roll-out (details) of a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 5 million premises across 37 UK cities and towns by the end of 2024.

microsoft airband tvws wireless signal

17th December, 2018 - 4:12 pm (5 Comments)

Sheffield-based company Whitespace Technology (WT) has joined forces with Microsoft as part of a new “strategic collaboration” that will aim to use a TV White Space (TVWS) based wireless network to extend faster broadband connectivity into remote rural parts of the UK, Europe and Africa.

fibre splice outdoor openreach engineer fttp

17th December, 2018 - 1:06 pm (2 Comments)

The state aid supported Superfast South Yorkshire project has today announced the signing of a new £10m+ contract with Openreach (BT). This will aim to roll-out a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover an additional 9,000 premises by Spring 2021.

zen internet uk isp

17th December, 2018 - 9:44 am (12 Comments)

A new Censuswide survey of 2,010 consumers, which was conducted on behalf of UK ISP Zen Internet, has found that 60% of Brits using the internet on Christmas Day believe that their broadband going down would impact celebrations and 28% think it could ruin the day.

wireless mobile network operator uk mast and spectrum

17th December, 2018 - 9:01 am (7 Comments)

After years of delay and court battles Ofcom have today set the annual licence fees (ALF) that O2, Vodafone, Three UK (H3G) and EE will pay for their 2G, 3G and 4G Mobile services in the 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum bands. The regulator has separately proposed fees for UK Broadband’s (H3G) holdings at 3.4GHz and 3.6GHz.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

17th December, 2018 - 6:00 am (14 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has this morning discounted the prices of their standalone ultrafast broadband (no phone service required) packages for the first 12 months of service by -£10 (monthly) each. For example, the entry-level 54Mbps (average speed) package will be reduced from £35 to just £25.

mobile network mast among trees

17th December, 2018 - 12:01 am (4 Comments)

A few months ago the Government’s Digital Minister, Margot James MP, warned that some UK telecoms (mobile and broadband) operators were pushing land / building owners into accepting “derisory payments” for access to install their infrastructure (wayleave agreements). Today the situation is still far from resolved.

fibre optic uk superfast broadband internet cables

14th December, 2018 - 5:55 pm (11 Comments)

New operator British Fibre Networks, which aspires to create an open access and 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network to serve over 35% of UK new build homes by 2020, has announced that they’ve so far signed up 24,000 new homes via 50 housing developers.

broadband and phone prices pound sign

14th December, 2018 - 3:23 pm (12 Comments)

The UK Government’s Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme, which offers grants worth up to £350 for rural homes and businesses that are unable to get at least a 2Mbps download speed (i.e. helps them to get a faster ISP connection installed), appears to have been extended again until the end of 2019.

mobile mast uk in circle

14th December, 2018 - 11:47 am (37 Comments)

Ofcom has granted a small but controversial change to the part of the 3.6GHz band owned by mobile operator Three UK (H3G, UK Broadband Ltd.), which will give them access to a 100MHz block of contiguous spectrum that may result in faster 5G based mobile and fixed wireless networks. But BT, O2 and Vodafone aren’t happy.

contract notification letter example

14th December, 2018 - 8:33 am (30 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today launched a new review of broadband pricing to examine whether loyal (existing) and vulnerable ISP customers are being ripped-off. On top of that they’ve also set out their final proposals for end-of-contract notification letters, which will soon also tell you about the best deals.

nte5c mastersock bt openreach

12th December, 2018 - 2:23 pm (41 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today confirmed that their new Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SOGEA) product, which enables consumers to buy a standalone FTTC “fibre broadband” (VDSL2 or line without the voice (phone) service, will enter the UK ISP pilot phase on 9th January. The first prices have also been published.

onestream logo uk isp

12th December, 2018 - 12:00 pm (0 Comments)

Hampshire-based UK ISP Onestream has sharply reduced the price of their Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) based 35Mbps – average download speed – unlimited broadband and phone line rental package to just £19.95 per month for the first 12 months of service (£34.99 a month thereafter).

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