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best broadband

18th September, 2012 (0 Comments)

Consumer affairs magazine Which? has named broadband provider Zen Internet as one of only three phone operators to win Recommended Provider status for its standalone home telephone service.

devon and somerset uk broadband

18th September, 2012 (6 Comments)

The joint Connecting Devon and Somerset Programme, which aims to make superfast broadband speeds of 25Mbps+ available to 85% of local businesses and homes by 2015 and 100% by 2020, looks set to award its contract to BT next month after Fujitsu UK withdrew.

shetland islands uk

18th September, 2012 (2 Comments)

BT has announced a new £8 million project to replace its slow microwave wireless connection to the remote islands of Orkney and Shetland with a fibre optic cable link, which is expected to connect via the undersea SHEFA-2 cable that links the Faroe Islands with mainland Scotland (UK). But don’t they have this already?

uk wifi wireless internet access for free

18th September, 2012 (1 Comment)

Struggling high street videogames retailer GAME has announced a new partnership with BT that will eventually see all of the groups 341 UK stores being equipped with a free wireless internet (wifi) service.

Television iptv video streaming uk

18th September, 2012 (11 Comments)

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of business ISP Timico UK, Trefor Davies, has predicted that the next generation of Ultra High Definition TV (Super Hi Vision) technology will “dispel any doubts” about the need for everybody to eventually have access to a true 1Gbps capable fibre optic (FTTH / P) broadband connection.

uk wales flag

17th September, 2012 (1 Comment)

The Welsh Affairs Select Committee has today published the result of its investigation into the woeful coverage of broadband services in Wales. The inquiry warned that “too much focus” had been placed on the roll-out of “super-fast” services and that this came at the expense of 90,000 homes in Wales that still have no broadband access.

norfolk suffolk east anglia uk map

17th September, 2012 (1 Comment)

The Suffolk County Council (SCC) is widely expected to name BT as the winner of its regional superfast broadband roll-out contract (Local Broadband Plan) after the operators only rival in the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) process, Fujitsu UK, pulled out from bidding.. again.

uk pirate music

17th September, 2012 (3 Comments)

Musicmetric has released its first Digital Music Index (DMI), which used 18 million observations of P2P activity on BitTorrent file sharing networks to identify that the majority of albums listed are not legal (internet piracy). It also found that people in Manchester (UK) were the biggest downloaders of “illegal” music and that attempts by ISPs to block piracy websites haven’t worked.

united kingdom

17th September, 2012 (8 Comments)

The government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office, which handles public funding for the country’s national roll-out of superfast broadband services, looks set to cast a questionable eye over BT’s related “fibre” based (FTTC / P) roll-out costs after an internal discussion paper pointed to several areas of concern.

b4rn fibre optic FTTH dig

17th September, 2012 (42 Comments)

One of the founders of Lancashire’s unique community-built and owned “hyper-fast” fibre optic (FTTH) rural broadband network, Chris Condor, has in our exclusive interview told ISPreview.co.uk that “fibre is the only technology worth investing time, effort and money in”. Condor also warned that the UK government’s current strategy wasn’t working.

ipv6 internet address

14th September, 2012 (3 Comments)

The RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), which manages the regional distribution of internet addresses for the UK, Europe, Middle East and parts of Central Asia (required by all devices that connect to the internet), has officially handed out the final blocks of IPv4 address space from its available pool.

lte uk mobile broadband

14th September, 2012 (2 Comments)

Several reports have suggested that O2 UK and Vodafone are considering the possibility of re-purposing their existing 900MHz radio spectrum for use by the next generation of 4G superfast mobile broadband (LTE) technology, which could be used as a means of combatting EE’s new 4G via 1800MHz service (details). Easier said than done.

internet emergency

14th September, 2012 (4 Comments)

The governments Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has confirmed that Fujitsu UK, which alongside BT is one of only two telecoms operators bidding for major national superfast broadband deployment contracts, is now classified as “high risk” and thus subject to additional scrutiny.

bt fttc fttp fibre optic broadband cabinet uk

14th September, 2012 (17 Comments)

As hinted last month both Norfolk and Cumbria county councils in England (UK) have this week awarded their respective £40m and £70m contracts for a county-wide roll-out of superfast broadband (speeds greater than 24Mbps) services to BT, with Gloucestershire and Herefordshire expected to follow suit.

wireless internet

13th September, 2012 (7 Comments)

The boss of UK Broadband, sibling of Hong Kong telecoms giant PCCW, has called upon the government and telecoms operators to adopt a more “joined-up” network design to achieve their superfast broadband goals and suggested that we should be aiming to deliver download speeds of “at least 30Mbps” (same as the EU target for 2020).

fibre optic uk cables

13th September, 2012 (1 Comment)

Millions of students and researchers from across the UK look set to benefit after SSE Telecoms revealed more details about their £30m 10-year contract to build a next generation fibre optic platform for the Joint Academic Network (JANET), which will simply be called Janet 6.

bt infinity broadband vision iptv

12th September, 2012 (2 Comments)

BT has today won four years’ worth of exclusive live TV broadcasting rights for Aviva Premiership Rugby and the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Sevens from the 2013-14 season, which will be shown over its broadband IPTV service (BTVision) and could be seen as yet another challenge to Sky (Sky Broadband) and ESPN’s dominance of TV sport.

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