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7th December, 2019 (16 Comments)

A new study from consumer magazine Which? has claimed that people living in 36% of UK constituency areas (236 of the 650 total) do not have access to “decent 4G [mobile] or broadband” services. The study was based on old data from Ofcom and found that areas in rural Scotland and Wales bore the brunt of the problem.

6th December, 2019 (2 Comments)

Independent UK communications and broadband providers DataKom and Pinnacle (Pinnacle Telecom) have this week merged to create a £10 million business, as well as one of South Wales’ largest homegrown telephony firms.

6th December, 2019 (12 Comments)

The Ofcom approved consumer complaints handler firm Ombudsman Services, which is an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) provider for broadband ISPs and mobile operators, has hired a former head of commercial and regulatory strategy at BT’s consumer business – Ed Dodman – to be their Director of Regulatory Affairs.

6th December, 2019 (5 Comments)

Virgin Trains has worked with mobile operator Vodafone UK and McLaren Applied to trial a new ultrafast 5G powered onboard WiFi network for commuters travelling via their trains on the West Coast Mainline route (i.e. the trial took place between London Euston, Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly).

6th December, 2019 (7 Comments)

The Scottish Government‘s £600m R100 (Reaching 100%) contract with BT (here and here), which originally aspired to make “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) ISP networks available to “every single premises in Scotland” by the end of 2021 and is already running a year behind schedule, may allegedly not complete until late 2024.

5th December, 2019 (2 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has confirmed that they’ve started to roll-out their new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across the northern city of Newcastle (Tyne and Wear), which is expected to cost £50m and is being supported by their UK ISP partner Vodafone.

5th December, 2019 (3 Comments)

Well this is an odd but interesting one. A team of VTT scientists from Finland have successfully transmitted light over a new type of wood-based optic fibre cable, which has a core that is made from cellulose and this has the added advantage of being biodegradable.

5th December, 2019 (4 Comments)

A spate of internet connectivity problems appears to have been striking customers of UK ISP Zen Internet since earlier this morning, which so far as we can tell currently only affects those with DSL (ADSL and FTTC / VDSL2) based broadband lines.

5th December, 2019 (2 Comments)

Video streaming and IPTV company netgem.tv has announced that over the past 6 months they’ve been able to sign partnership agreements with 12 “Ultrafast Fibre” ISPs in the UK, which all told could enable their platform to reach over a quarter of a million UK homes.

5th December, 2019 (8 Comments)

Hampshire-based broadband ISP Onestream, which was established in 2016 and has launched a range of affordable ADSL2+ and FTTC based bundles, has today been fined £35,000 by Ofcom after the regulator found that they “took over the telephone services of more than a 100 people without their permission” (slamming).

5th December, 2019 (6 Comments)

A test conducted by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) on the new Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard at the Mettis Aerospace factory in the UK has managed to deliver a real speed of 700Mbps (unclear if this is just download) with latency below 6ms (milliseconds), although that’s a far cry from the multi-Gigabit speeds promised.

5th December, 2019 (0 Comments)

Rural full fibre UK ISP TrueSpeed, which is currently rolling out a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across parts of South West England (Somerset), has today announced that they intend to extend their network to cover 6,000 homes and 1,000 businesses in the small cathedral city of Wells.

4th December, 2019 (9 Comments)

Rochdale-based broadband ISP Zen Internet has today announced the appointment of Georgina Lord to be the new Managing Director of their consumer facing Retail division, which forms part of the UK provider’s on-going efforts to take on the “big four” (BT, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and Virgin Media).

4th December, 2019 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic broadband ISP Grain Connect has announced a new agreement with property developer This Land™, which will see them roll-out their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the developer’s future new build homes schemes in Cambridgeshire (England).

4th December, 2019 (19 Comments)

Portsmouth-based UK ISP toob, which was setup by a group Vodafone’s former directors and is being supported by an investment of £75m (here), has announced that the first customers have now gone live on their new symmetric 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in Southampton (Hampshire).

4th December, 2019 (1 Comment)

Purple, which supplies a number of WiFi networks and related management / analytical services, has announced the appointment of BT’s former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Gavin Patterson – as a new non-executive Director. Patterson also separately holds the role of Chairman (EMEA region) at Silicon Valley tech firm Salesforce.

4th December, 2019 (7 Comments)

A new report has used data from 122,845 consumer speedtests to identify both the top 10 fastest and slowest UK streets for broadband download speed, which claims that Kingsclere in Huntington (York) was the “slowest” on 0.22Mbps and Darwin St in Livingston (West Lothian) was the “fastest” at 182.52Mbps. Beware caveats.

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