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uk broadband pccw

29th February, 2012 (1 Comment)

UK Broadband (UKB), a sibling of Hong Kong based telecoms firm PCCW, has today switched on the world’s first deployment of TD-LTE (Huawei’s Time Division – Long Term Evolution) Mobile Broadband technology using the 3.5GHz spectrum band in London. UKB claims that this also represents the “first commercial deployment” of a 4G service in the UK.

three uk mobile broadband

29th February, 2012 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK (3UK) has engaged in a spot of potentially very misleading marketing today by announcing the rollout of a “4G” HSPA+ ( Evolved HSPA ) technology upgrade that will increase the services maximum Mobile Broadband download speeds from up to 21Mbps (current) to 42Mbps. Except that’s not 4G, not even close.

knowhow movies uk

29th February, 2012 (0 Comments)

Dixons (Currys, PC World etc.), a popular UK and European focused electrical retailer and services company, has just become the latest to enter a growing market of internet video streaming based broadband film and TV distribution services with the launch of KNOWHOW Movies (available from 1st March 2012).

virgin media uk

29th February, 2012 (0 Comments)

Residents of Kingsway Village in Gloucestershire (England, UK), which is home to a population of over 3,000 people, have started a new petition (Kingsway Villagers) that calls for Virgin Media to deploy their cable based superfast broadband, TV and phone services in the area.

internet service providers association uk

29th February, 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association ( ISPA ) have put two free tickets to the black-tie 2012 ISPA-Awards event in July up for grabs. To be in with a chance of winning one all you have to do is participate in the new Customer Choice category by rating your ISP for reliability, customer service and value for money.

bt uk isp logo

29th February, 2012 (0 Comments)

The £132 Million “Big Build” Superfast Cornwall project, which aims to make BT’s superfast broadband ISP services available to at least 80% (ideally 90%) of homes and businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by the end of 2014, has expanded its availability to a quarter of all premises (66,000 Cornish premises) in the region.

fibre optic broadband cables

29th February, 2012 (0 Comments)

The governments Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has just released a new map of UK superfast broadband availability that covers 36 large towns and cities (i.e. those where the number of dwellings exceeds 100,000) across the country.

direct save telecom uk

29th February, 2012 (0 Comments)

Home phone and internet provider Direct Save Telecom UK has pledged not to increase their broadband prices, which is despite the country’s “ever-increasing data needs” continuing to only go in one direction – upwards.

money gbp

28th February, 2012 (0 Comments)

Europe’s Digital Agenda strategy, which among other things aims to make superfast broadband ISP speeds of 30Mbps+ available to everybody by 2020, could deliver a “digital bonus” worth up to £93.29 Billion (110bn Euros Annually) in regional Gross Domestic Product (more than 0.8% of GDP).

east africa undersea cables

28th February, 2012 (0 Comments)

Several vital undersea fibre optic cables, which help to link the UK, Europe and Middle East to East Africa with “high-speed” internet access services, have over the past week or two (since 17th Feb 2012) been “cut by malicious people“; though others view it as little more than a series of coincidental “accidents“.

uk london olympic games 2012

28th February, 2012 (0 Comments)

Metronet UK, which claims to run the country’s most advanced hybrid wired and wireless broadband network, has warned that some businesses could face a “crippling” impact upon their office networks as a result of the “anticipated bandwidth headaches” that are expected to stem from this summer’s London 2012 Olympic Games event.

labour party uk

28th February, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Shadow Deputy Prime Minister, Harriet Harman MP (Labour Party), has demanded that the UK government establish a “clear timetable” for implementation of its highly controversial Digital Economy Act (DEA), which aims to reduce internet copyright infringement (piracy) by imposing a series of costly new measures upon broadband ISPs and their customers (e.g. warning letters, service restrictions, disconnection etc.).

broadband internet video and movie streaming

27th February, 2012 (0 Comments)

A new service called Connect TV has launched today that makes use of your existing broadband ISP connection to add internet delivered video/TV content ( IPTV ) to all “compliant” Freeview devices, which are apparently available in up to 5.5 million UK households (others are likely to require a newer set-top-box or software upgrade).

27th February, 2012 (0 Comments)

Business internet provider Vaioni are offering up to 35% off the price of their fibre optic based Ethernet services, which is subject to location and Telco supplier. The new promotion is only applicable to orders placed between February 27th and March 31st 2012.

europe map

27th February, 2012 (0 Comments)

Analyst firm Point Topic has today joined with the European Commission (EC) to launch “the most detailed broadband coverage mapping survey ever made across Europe,” which will be used to monitor any progress by telecoms operators towards the EU’s Digital Agenda goals.

aaisp uk

27th February, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Director of business focused broadband provider AAISP (Andrews & Arnold), Adrian Kennard, has warned that customers whom “refuse” to pay their bills on time could face “court proceedings after a week or two at the most“. At present most ISPs would consider costly court action to be a method of last resort, with Debt Collection Agencies usually being deployed first.

o2 uk

27th February, 2012 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP O2 UK (Telefonica) has released its latest quarterly results to the end of December 2011 (Q4-2011), which showed that their rate of fixed line home broadband subscriber decline had significantly slowed from -27,600 in Q3 to -5,000 in Q4 for a new total of 620,300.

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