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world broadband internet statistics

20th June, 2012 (1 Comment)

Telecoms analyst firm Point Topic UK has today revealed that the world is now home to a total of 612.6 million fixed line broadband ISP subscribers, which is up by 2.7% on the 597 Million recorded in Q4-2011 (growth was slightly lower at 2.6% during Q4-2011); some 42.5% of global net additions came from China alone.

plusnet uk

20th June, 2012 (3 Comments)

Internet provider PlusNet looks set to raise the price of its pre-paid Line Rental Saver service by around £1 next month, which means that some of their broadband bundles could end up costing a little more than they do today.

internet websites

20th June, 2012 (1 Comment)

Namesco, which recently phased out its old fixed line broadband service, has drawn up a list of what it thinks are the top 10 worst domain names on the internet. The often comical list reveals what happens when a graphic design company like Speed of Art goes online with speedofart.com and don’t even get us started on Pen Island.

the pirate bay

20th June, 2012 (22 Comments)

BT yesterday become the last of the big UK based broadband ISPs to block The Pirate Bay website following a court order, which has been preceded by identical moves from Sky Broadband, Everything Everywhere (Orange UK and T-Mobile), TalkTalk, O2, BE Broadband and Virgin Media. But what comes next?

talktalk uk isp

20th June, 2012 (2 Comments)

Internet and phone provider TalkTalk has today suggested that over 500,000 UK homes could be bleeding 4Mbps (Megabits per second) of broadband speed because of “poor in-home setups“, which is allegedly “equivalent to 2.3 Million Mb of speed being lost every second” and they know how to fix it.

norfolk suffolk east anglia uk map

19th June, 2012 (9 Comments)

The Suffolk County Council (SCC) has optimistically predicted that its local plan, which aims to make superfast broadband ISP speeds of 100Mbps available to everyone in the region by 2020 (shared EU target), could result in a £5bn boost to the local economy.

bt uk isp logo

19th June, 2012 (22 Comments)

Some of BT’s superfast broadband (BTInfinity) customers are reporting that an intermittent bug with either their HomeHub 3 (HH3) router or VDSL modem device is causing service speeds to crash, in many cases falling from upwards of 70Mbps (Megabits per second) to sub-1Mbps levels.

vodafone uk broadband

19th June, 2012 (1 Comment)

The shareholders of European communications provider Vodafone have voted 99% in favour of the £1.044 Billion deal (38p per share) to buy telecoms giant Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW), which gives the operator plenty of new capacity and room to grow both its existing fixed line and future mobile services.

european union map flag

19th June, 2012 (15 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has released its annual 2012 Digital Agenda Scoreboard, which assesses the progress towards Europe’s broadband delivery targets. It found that just 5.5% of UK lines have adopted a superfast broadband ISP service that can deliver download speeds of 30Mbps+ (EU average 8.5%).

t-mobile

19th June, 2012 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator T-Mobile UK (Everything Everywhere) has today introduced its new internet and broadband Travel Boosters, which are designed to make it cheaper to use your Mobile Broadband connection while roaming around within Europe and other countries outside of the EU.

internet service providers association uk

19th June, 2012 (1 Comment)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has revealed the finalists for its 2012 Internet Hero and Internet Villain gongs at their forthcoming 14th annual awards. The two categories seek to identify individuals or organisations that have either done the most or least to help the wider ISP industry.

network maintenance uk

18th June, 2012 (0 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk’s web server was given a major software update today, which knocked a few systems offline. Thankfully we were able to repair the most vital ones by midday, although our Jargon Buster and Survey systems remain offline while we attempt to correct for one or two bugs in the configuration. Sorry if this has caused any inconvenience.

bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

18th June, 2012 (28 Comments)

The boss of urban fibre optic broadband ISP Hyperoptic, Dana Pressman-Tobak, has warned that last week’s comments by BT’s Strategy Director (here), Sean Williams, whom suggested that there was “no business case to support” a full UK roll-out of true fibre broadband (e.g. FTTP) services, could be “very dangerous“.

money gbp sterling pound pile

18th June, 2012 (5 Comments)

Cable giant Virgin Media and mobile operator Everything Everywhere (Orange UK and T-Mobile) have allegedly become the targets of a colossal takeover bid by two private equity firms, KKR and Apax Partners, which is being headed up by Tom Alexander (former CEO of Everything Everywhere).

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

18th June, 2012 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has started a new review of the £2bn UK business telecoms market that proposes several changes to help “meet growing demand for fast data services“. Unfortunately any ISP hoping for improved access to BT’s network of dark fibre lines will be displeased, yet they do propose to regulate 1Gbps+ wholesale leased lines that exist outside London.

world wide internet traffic

18th June, 2012 (2 Comments)

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development (BCDD), which was setup by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in May 2010 to help meet the UN’s global broadband development targets, has issued an open letter that calls upon the G20 leaders to focus on broadband access as a means to boost the world economy.

vispa internet wireless van uk isp

18th June, 2012 (4 Comments)

Cheshire-based internet provider Vispa has confirmed the completion of their 60Mbps (Megabits per second) capable superfast wireless broadband (wifi) network in the civil parish villages of Burtonwood and Winwick (Warrington, England).

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