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30th Jun 2012 (5 Comments)

The Shadow Minister for Media, Helen Goodman MP (Labour), has today warned that both the UK government and Ofcom are “running out of time” to find a solution for the “4G” (LTE) Mobile Broadband interference problem, which could leave up to 2 million UK households without a full ability to watch Freeview based Digital TV (DTV) services.

29th Jun 2012 (18 Comments)

BTOpenreach has informed UK ISPs of a small, but potentially quite important, development that will allow it to deploy superfast broadband (FTTC) services on Exchange Only (EO) lines. This is where the phone line for a home is connected directly to a telephone exchange and does not go through a street cabinet.

29th Jun 2012 (4 Comments)

As the UK government consults on whether or not to force broadband ISPs into imposing default censorship of adult websites (here), it’s worth remembering just how ineffective such measures can be. One of the biggest problems is with internet search engines, such as Google and Microsoft’s Bing, which often maintain cached copies of related images and sometimes even videos.

29th Jun 2012 (2 Comments)

Business ISP Fluidata has invested a further £2.5 million to massively boost the capacity of its new Service Exchange Platform (SEP), which makes it easier for a range of competitive broadband ISPs (i.e. not just BT based providers) to reach rural homes and businesses through a specially aggregated open access wholesale network.

28th Jun 2012 (0 Comments)

Budget internet and phone provider TalkTalk UK has today begun including a free £25 Sainsbury’s voucher alongside their existing half price broadband and free connection (saves £30) promotions, although the voucher will only be available until Thursday 5th July 2012 next week.

28th Jun 2012 (0 Comments)

Business internet provider FidoNet has this week moved to compliment its recent offer of 6 months free superfast broadband service by doubling the bandwidth allowances across all of their 21CN based broadband products and reducing activation charges by 20% on FTTC.

28th Jun 2012 (4 Comments)

The UK governments Department for Education (DfE) has, in response to the recent Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Child Protection, today launched a new public consultation that proposes three potential options for handling the censorship of adult websites and related internet content by broadband ISPs.

28th Jun 2012 (2 Comments)

The annual Comms Business Awards 2012 event has awarded Griffin the Best Internet Service Provider of the Year gong for the 4th time at London’s Lancaster Hotel in Hyde Park. Separately Vodafone also won the Best Mobile Network of the Year award.

27th Jun 2012 (15 Comments)

The UK governments Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, appears to have confirmed to this week’s annual reception of the All-Party Parliamentary Media Group (APPMG) that he has now approved a further 2 local authorities that failed to get their Local Broadband Plans (LBP) done before the original deadline in April.

27th Jun 2012 (9 Comments)

BT has, without much fanfare, rebranded its public wireless (wifi) hotspot business from BTOpenzone to the more understandable title of BT Wi-fi. The move will also bring its BTFon service together under the same name.

27th Jun 2012 (27 Comments)

BTOpenreach has today announced a list of 8 telephone exchanges that will be used to conduct the first pilot of their unique FTTP-On-Demand service, which allows BT to deploy “ultra-fast” 330Mbps capable fibre optic broadband speeds to almost anywhere that their existing FTTC service has covered (66% of the UK by the end of 2014).

27th Jun 2012 (2 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today published its latest quarterly customer complaints data (Q1-2012) for big fixed line broadband and mobile providers (i.e. those with a market share of 4%+). Sadly TalkTalk remains the ISP with most complaints but crucially they have continued to improve.

27th Jun 2012 (6 Comments)

A multi-national team of scientists working out of the University of Southern California (USC) have successfully tested a new networking technology that can “twist light” to send data at a staggering speed of up to 2.56Tbps (Terabits per second)! The solution could “potentially” be adapted for use in fibre optic cables or even satellite links.

27th Jun 2012 (3 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned two online adverts for Virgin Media’s broadband service after Sky Broadband (BSkyB) complained that VM “misleadingly” used sporting icon Usain Bolt to promise that the ISP would be “doubling everyone’s broadband speeds” when in reality some customers did not benefit.

27th Jun 2012 (4 Comments)

Mobile group Everything Everywhere (Orange UK and T-Mobile) has issued a short update on the status of their 1800MHz based trial of superfast “4G” Long Term Evolution (LTE) Mobile Broadband technology in the isolated rural Cumbria (England) community of Threlkeld.

26th Jun 2012 (1 Comment)

The Wi-Fi Alliance has today confirmed that several UK broadband providers, including BT, Sky Broadband (BSkyB), Everything Everywhere (Orange UK and T-Mobile), TalkTalk and Telefonica (O2), have all agreed to help trial the next generation of WiFi Hotspot (NGH) technology in Q4 2012.

26th Jun 2012 (57 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which provides rival internet providers (ISP) with access to BT’s telecoms network, has today revealed the next batch of 98 telephone exchange upgrades for its national £2.5bn UK roll-out of 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) and 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based superfast broadband services.

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