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ISP News Archives for October 2012

virgin media uk superhub

25th Oct 2012 (7 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has begun preparing the final R37 Firmware update for their traumatised SuperHub (NetGear) wireless router / modem kit, which claims to fix the notorious corrupt downloads bug on their superfast broadband service. Not to mention a few problems with wifi and unexpected rebooting.

talktalk uk isp

24th Oct 2012 (4 Comments)

Budget internet and phone provider TalkTalk has today quietly revealed a spate of new price hikes for its UK phone, broadband and TV services. The changes, which are largely in response to a similar move by BT and other ISPs, are all due to take effect from 1st January 2013.

orange uk

24th Oct 2012 (0 Comments)

The total number of EE’s (Orange UK) fixed line Home Broadband subscribers have increased to 723,000 in Q3-2012, which represents a pleasant quarterly growth of +9,000 from the meagre 714,000 recorded in its previous Q2 results when only +1,000 were added.

bt uk isp logo

24th Oct 2012 (18 Comments)

ISP BT Retail has quietly upgraded its top 100Mbps capable fibre optic superfast broadband BTInfinity package to offer UK internet download speeds of up to 160Mbps (Megabits per second) from £35 inc. VAT a month to home consumers (upload speeds have also boosted from 15Mbps to 20Mbps).

fibre optic uk superfast broadband internet cables

24th Oct 2012 (6 Comments)

The UK government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has released its official response to July’s controversial Lords Inquiry into the UK government’s superfast broadband strategy, which called for a more competitive national fibre optic network to be built. But anybody expecting to see big changes will be disappointed.

wireless broadband internet mast

24th Oct 2012 (1 Comment)

Ofcom has today confirmed the successful completion of the UK’s switchover from the old Analogue TV to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV) signals, which paves the way for the next generation of 4G superfast Mobile Broadband (LTE) services to launch via the vacant 800MHz band.

bt old versus new uk FTTC street cabinets

23rd Oct 2012 (67 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national UK telecoms network, has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that it has no general plans to disguise street cabinets. The confirmation follows an earlier suggestion by the government’s culture spokesman, Viscount Younger, that “plans [were] afoot to camouflage” the big green FTTC boxes.

cityscape uk

23rd Oct 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK country manager for Brocade, a global network solutions provider, has suggested that BT and Virgin Media’s legal challenge against the use of public money (State Aid) to improve broadband services in the city of Birmingham might actually “improve the scheme’s chances of success“.

virgin media uk

23rd Oct 2012 (1 Comment)

Cable operator Virgin Media UK has today released its latest quarterly results (Q3-2012), which saw their broadband ISP subscriber base increase by +44,200 in the quarter to reach a total of 4,413,400 (a good return to growth).

uk pirate music

23rd Oct 2012 (7 Comments)

As expected the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), a trade body that represents the UK music industry, has this week called on six of the country’s biggest broadband ISPs to block three additional websites that it accuses of helping to facilitate copyright infringement (internet piracy).


23rd Oct 2012 (21 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (4GEE) has today unveiled the final pricing and package details for its new 4G (1800MHz) based superfast LTE mobile internet and separate fixed line Fibre Broadband (FTTC) services for home users (due to go live on 30th October). But how do they compare?

uk farming

22nd Oct 2012 (1 Comment)

The civil parish village of Ewelme in southern Oxfordshire (England) has won a decade long battle to secure faster broadband connectivity after the UK government’s £20m Rural Community Broadband Fund(RCBF) preliminarily approved plans for a new network.


22nd Oct 2012 (0 Comments)

Residents and businesses in the isolated rural village of Kinmuck in Scotland (Aberdeenshire) can now access broadband internet download speeds of up to 30Mbps (Megabits per second), thanks to a new fixed wireless network.

talktalk uk isp

22nd Oct 2012 (9 Comments)

TalkTalk Business has today announced the forthcoming November 2012 launch of their new managed “SuperFast Broadband” service, which will make use of the latest Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology to offer download speeds of up to 80Mbps (Megabits per second) and uploads of up to 20Mbps to firms around the UK.

gigler uk

22nd Oct 2012 (2 Comments)

Gigler has today begun fresh trials of a new symmetric 1Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable business service in the English south coast town of Bournemouth, which will harness the power of CityFibre’s local Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) based fibre optic broadband ISP network.

bt superfast broadband cabinet uk installation

22nd Oct 2012 (76 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced yet another plan to recruit up to 250 new telecoms engineers from “Armed Forces leavers” (i.e. those due to leave within the next year). The ex-Military personnel will be used to help support the UK operators £2.5bn national roll out of superfast broadband (FTTC etc.) services.

uk internet statistics

22nd Oct 2012 (4 Comments)

The results from 749 respondents to ISPreview.co.uk’s latest reader poll found that just 15.3% would currently be willing to pay extra for a faster 4G based Mobile Broadband service, while the rest either said “no” (48%) or were simply undecided (36.5%). Mobile operator EE will launch the first national UK 4G service before the end of this month.

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