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15th August, 2018 - 2:15 pm (6 Comments)

Shropshire-based UK ISP Aquiss has today announced that they are to withdraw the ADSL and ADSL2+ based copper line broadband packages from sale to new customers from 31st December 2018. The provider will instead focus on selling faster hybrid-fibre (FTTC) and full fibre (FTTP / GPON) based services.

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15th August, 2018 - 10:56 am (22 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP and TV operator Virgin Media has today become the latest provider to confirm that customers will soon be hit by an annual price increase on their bills between October and November 2018, although they claim that the average rise is a little “lower than last year” (i.e. 4.5% in 2018 against 4.7% in 2017).

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15th August, 2018 - 8:42 am (3 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has announced that “where possible” they are now trying to block international Wangiri scam calls before they even reach users. On top of that they’re also pledging to “reimburse any victim who has incurred a charge” as a result of calling such a number.

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15th August, 2018 - 8:01 am (7 Comments)

The hunt for somebody to replace the outgoing CEO of BT Group, Gavin Patterson, appears to have reached fever pitch, with reports on Sky News that the former boss of telecoms regulator Ofcom, Stephen Carter (Lord Carter of Barnes), has been approach to take over the position. But there are other candidates too.

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14th August, 2018 - 4:17 pm (12 Comments)

The £428 million Digital Scotland (DSSB) project with BT (Openreach) has announced that their roll-out of FTTC and FTTP based “superfast broadband” ISP technology has managed to reach an additional 900,000 homes and businesses across Scotland since it began.

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14th August, 2018 - 11:57 am (4 Comments)

Living with a hearing problem is no fun and there can be different forms of such disabilities, which means a solution that works for one group may be unusable for others. Suffice to say that we expect the largest broadband ISPs to cater for such scenarios but a new investigation by Cable.co.uk suggests some are falling short.

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14th August, 2018 - 9:42 am (6 Comments)

Property developer CALA Homes has today signed a new partnership agreement with “full fibre” (FTTP/B) UK ISP Hyperoptic, which will result in residents of CALA’s new build home developments in West Scotland being offered “day one access to gigabit broadband speeds“.

virgin media superhub 3 router

14th August, 2018 - 9:17 am (15 Comments)

After nearly two years Intel has finally published an advisory and formal CVE entry for a flaw in their Puma 5, 6 and 7 chipsets that resulted in various broadband ISP routers, such as Virgin Media UK’s Hub 3.0 (ARRIS TG2492S/CE), suffering from a mix of latency spikes and a DDoS security vulnerability.

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14th August, 2018 - 12:01 am (11 Comments)

The latest “scientific” H1 2018 examination of 4G and 3G mobile network operator performance across the United Kingdom, which was conducted by RootMetrics and IHS Markit, has today seen EE and Three UK come top with a quality score of 96 and 93 out of 100 (respectively).

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13th August, 2018 - 12:04 pm (8 Comments)

The city of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear is the next to benefit from Virgin Media’s rollout of their cable ultrafast broadband and TV network, which currently covers half of the city and will now be extended to a further 7,000 premises. Separately VM has also updated their Virgin TV Go app with a download feature.

ethernet optical fibre

13th August, 2018 - 11:40 am (0 Comments)

Manchester-based ISP Vaioni Wholesale has announced a new “multi-million-pound” investment in its Ethernet Network (V.E.N), which they hope will enable them to build one of the “most powerful Software Defined Networks” in the United Kingdom. No sums were mentioned for the investment.

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13th August, 2018 - 11:09 am (13 Comments)

Some 400 homes residing within 6 kilometres of Llantilio Crossenny in Monmouthshire (Wales, UK) will be the next to benefit from fixed wireless superfast broadband via Broadway Partners, which will use the new long range TV White Space (TVWS) technology to deliver their internet connectivity.

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13th August, 2018 - 9:11 am (18 Comments)

Internet and hosting provider Freeola has followed the recent launch of their G.fast plans by adding a new range of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based home “ultrafast broadband” packages to their line-up, which offer average peak time download speeds of either 140Mbps or 290Mbps.

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11th August, 2018 - 11:03 am (34 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP and TV operator Virgin Media has this morning announced the signing of a new long term deal, which will restore all of UKTV’s channels to their platform “as quickly as possible” (this has already begun). The agreement includes five times more on-demand programming than before and there’s more.

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10th August, 2018 - 11:58 am (22 Comments)

The overall boss of cable broadband ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has told investors that their £3bn Project Lightning network expansion, which at the current pace will struggle to complete the target of 4 million UK premises passed by the end of 2019, won’t be ramped up. Meanwhile they do plan to target more MDUs.

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10th August, 2018 - 8:42 am (7 Comments)

Broadband ISP, phone, mobile and TV provider BT has announced that they’re hiring more than 1,000 permanent customer service staff, which will support their aspiration to answer 100% of customer calls in UK & Ireland based call centres by 2020 and to “provide the best customer service in the UK.”

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9th August, 2018 - 3:12 pm (79 Comments)

Industry sources have informed ISPreview.co.uk that Openreach (BT) are to revise down their UK rollout plan for 330Mbps capable hybrid fibre G.fast broadband ISP technology from 10 million to nearly 6 million premises. The aim is to refocus on their new Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) deployment.

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