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31st May, 2012 (4 Comments)

A German cable operator, Kabel Deutschland (KD), claims to have become the “first” in the world to “successfully achieve” a broadband download speed of 4700Mbps (Megabits per second) during one of their real world field tests (more bandwidth than many current PC and laptops could process).

bt fttc fttp fibre optic broadband cabinet uk

31st May, 2012 (89 Comments)

BTOpenreach has shocked local residents and businesses in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (London, UK) after it sensationally pulled out of plans to deploy superfast broadband (FTTC) services at 108 local street cabinets (covering 34,200 premises).

cisco

31st May, 2012 (0 Comments)

Global networking giant Cisco has released its latest annual 2012 Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecast and revealed that worldwide IP (internet) traffic, fuelled by demand for online video and IPTV content, will hit 1.3 Zettabytes in 2016 (annual total). That’s roughly four times larger than the total amount of global IP traffic generated in 2011 (369 Exabytes).

the pirate bay

31st May, 2012 (5 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) yesterday become the latest internet provider to block its UK customers from being able to access The Pirate Bay website, which follows an identical move by both Virgin Media and Orange UK. Several other operators, including O2, TalkTalk and BT, are expected to follow suit within the next couple of weeks.

communications consumer panel uk

31st May, 2012 (2 Comments)

The Communications Consumer Panel (CCP), an independent watchdog that claims to support consumer interests in the UK telecoms industry, has released a new report that calls for “clear targets” to help get more people online and for the government to “strike a better balance between funding for broadband infrastructure and supporting people online“.

direct save telecom uk

30th May, 2012 (0 Comments)

Budget conscious home phone and internet provider Direct Save Telecom has this week launched what it claims to be the lowest costing “out of area broadband in the UK“, which is priced from £9.95 per month and targeted at the last 15% of the population who live in predominantly rural areas.

uk fibre optic fttc cable

30th May, 2012 (22 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national UK telecoms network, has confirmed that the full commercial launch of its “premium” ultrafast 330Mbps (Megabits per second) capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband service will take place on 2nd July 2012, at which point it will be available for everybody to order (provided you’re one of the lucky few who can actually get it).

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30th May, 2012 (0 Comments)

A new study by Rebtel, which claims to be the largest independent VoIP (Voice-over-IP) provider after Skype, has found that almost 60% of UK Smartphone users would be prepared to switch Mobile Broadband networks if operators continue to impose traffic blocks or slow down access to online voice calling and other internet streaming services.

isp network cable

30th May, 2012 (0 Comments)

Two business ISPs based in the Thames Valley region, Xifos and Perceptive Online, have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to merge their businesses. The combined provider that results will become “dedicated to providing quality Cloud based services“.

uk advertising standards authority

30th May, 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a “misleading” circular advert for the Utility Warehouse (Telecom Plus plc) ISP after it claimed to offer the “UK’s cheapest” home phone and broadband bundle. Identical claims were also made for the provider’s mobile tariffs, gas and electricity.

internet binary data transfer

30th May, 2012 (0 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has responded to BEREC’s final report into Net Neutrality (the principal of treating all internet traffic as equal), which criticised fixed line broadband ISPs and Mobile Broadband operators over a lack of transparency, by proposing to stiffen industry guidelines through “strong and targeted action” and deliver more “effective consumer choice“.

virgin media engineer van

29th May, 2012 (0 Comments)

Cable giant Virgin Media has blamed a Spotify access problem on peak-time congestion that occurs between the ISPs network and the music streaming services data centre. The situation, which dragged on for the best part of two weeks, made the Spotify service effectively unusable for many of Virgin’s superfast broadband customers.

sky broadband uk

29th May, 2012 (0 Comments)

BSkyB (Sky Broadband) has today played down speculation that it could be about to enter the quad-play market (broadband, tv, phone and mobile) with a mobile phone service after several reports indicated that the group had held related talks with Everything Everywhere (Orange UK and T-Mobile).

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

29th May, 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has launched a new review into its two Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) consumer complaint handlers – Ombudsman Services (OS) and the Communications and Internet Services Adjudication Scheme (CISAS) – after it was revealed that the system could sometimes impose unfair financial penalties against broadband ISPs.

btopenzone

29th May, 2012 (0 Comments)

BT has today confirmed that it’s still on-track to offer 500,000 wireless internet access hotspots across London in time for the 2012 Olympic Games, which will be mostly delivered via their FON wifi community of retail broadband ISP subscribers. The telecoms operator claims that 475,000 hotspots are already live in Greater London.

wales uk map

29th May, 2012 (4 Comments)

The Welsh Government (WG) recently published its final Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan (WIIP), which revealed that the region intends to invest a total of up to £400 million into the roll-out of 30Mbps+ superfast broadband services to reach 100% of the country’s businesses by the middle of 2016 and homes by 2020.

graham jones mp

29th May, 2012 (3 Comments)

Only rich people live outside of towns and cities in the United Kingdom. At least that’s what the Labour MP for Hyndburn, Graham Jones, appears to think. Jones suggested that the government’s plan to make superfast broadband services available to 90% of the country by 2015 would only “mean faster internet shopping for millionaires; it will not generate business in rural communities.”

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