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18th September, 2021 (3 Comments)

The CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, has announced that the Starlink service, which delivers ultrafast low latency broadband across the world via a mega constellation of satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), will finally leave its long-running beta phase and get a full commercial launch in October 2021. But don’t expect too many changes, yet.

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18th September, 2021 (31 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (VMO2) has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they’ve yet to fix a long-running security issue in their HUB 3.0 routers (ARRIS TG2492), which among other things could be used to “silently unmask” the actual, ISP issued, IP address of Virtual Private Network (VPN) users.

17th September, 2021 (1 Comment)

Houghton Le Spring (Sunderland)-based telecoms and IT provider Affinity Systems Limited (Rymote) has revealed tentative plans to expand a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to “serve people and businesses” in rural areas in the North East of England.

community fibre engineer jacket

17th September, 2021 (4 Comments)

London-focused broadband ISP CommunityFibre, which has already covered 307,000 UK homes (and 12,000 businesses) with their 3Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, has discounted their package prices and doubled the speed on two of their ultrafast products for new customers.

17th September, 2021 (5 Comments)

The team working on Project Taara at Google’s X technology lab have successfully overcome traditional challenges with signal reliability to demonstrate a new laser-based wireless optical communications link that can deliver data at speeds of up to 20Gbps (Gigabits per second) over distances of up to 20 kilometres.

5g mobile signal bars uk

16th September, 2021 (0 Comments)

Mobile benchmarking firm RootMetrics has today published a general comparison of 5G based mobile (mobile broadband) speeds and availability across 13 of the United Kingdom’s key cities, which sees Glasgow take the top spot on an aggregated average (median) download speed of 144.3Mbps and availability of 28.3%.

virgin tv 360 possible uk set-top-box

16th September, 2021 (17 Comments)

The CEO of UK broadband ISP, mobile and TV giant Virgin Media (VMO2), Lutz Schueler, has confirmed that the operator “will be launching soon our first IPTV offer” (Internet Protocol Television), which is probably a reference to the new streaming entertainment service (here) that they began to trial earlier this year.

sky broadband uk tv 2020

16th September, 2021 (52 Comments)

Last month, we reported that Sky (Sky Broadband), which is owned by Comcast, were gearing up to launch their long-awaited TV via broadband (instead of a satellite dish) service (here). Several sources have now informed us that this will go live this month and be called Sky over IP (SoIP).

BT-Street-Hub-v2-in-London

16th September, 2021 (30 Comments)

BT has confirmed that they plan to deploy 300 of their new Street Hub 2.0 kiosks (formerly InLinkUK) around urban parts of the UK, which offer “gigabit” public WiFi, USB device charging, free UK phone calls, small cells to boost 4G or 5G mobile signals, local information, environmental sensors and a large HD display for adverts.

16th September, 2021 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP and network builder Upp, which earlier this year unveiled a £1bn plan to deploy a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across 1 million premises in Eastern England by 2025 (here), has announced that they’ve just connected their first customers and revealed more details about their rollout plan.

CityFibre trenching engineers fttp build

16th September, 2021 (6 Comments)

CityFibre, which currently aims to cover 8 million UK premises with their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network by around the end of 2025, has today secured another major investment boost of £1.125bn from the owner of Ikea (Interogo Holdings) and Mubadala (Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund).

Nadine-Dorries-MP

15th September, 2021 (23 Comments)

The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has today moved Oliver Dowden to be the Co-Party Chairman and appointed Nadine Dorries to replace him as the Secretary of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), who among other things is tasked with overseeing the roll-out of gigabit broadband.

copyright alert uk internet piracy

15th September, 2021 (38 Comments)

Customers of several UK broadband ISPs, including Virgin Media (VMO2), have just become the first in a long while to receive a new round of settlement letters (aka -“speculative invoicing“), which tend to be perceived as bullying subscribers by demanding money to settle suspected cases of internet piracy (copyright infringement).

Trooli engineer looking down chamber

15th September, 2021 (0 Comments)

Full fibre broadband ISP Trooli has today signed a 3-year supply deal with Networks Centre, a telecoms equipment distributor, which is worth £11.6m and will help to provide the kit for their ongoing rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in England.

15th September, 2021 (9 Comments)

The latest independent data from Thinkbroadband has revealed the top 36 local authorities in the United Kingdom where Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband coverage has reached over 50%. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the list is topped by Hull (99.08%), where KCOM has already completed their full fibre rollout.

Optical Fibre Network Connector Lit

15th September, 2021 (12 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe has today published their latest forecast for the growth of “full fibre” (FTTP/H/B) based broadband ISP networks across Europe, which predicts that the United Kingdom will see a staggering growth of +488% over the next five years to achieve 25 million homes passed by 2026 (up from 7m by the end of 2021).

Grain Engineer Digging with Spade

15th September, 2021 (4 Comments)

The city of Newport in South Wales has become the latest area to be targeted by Grain‘s UK rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network. Some of the first streets to benefit in phase one include those around Caerleon Road and Durham Road (e.g. Constance Street, Orchard Street and Stockton Road).

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