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ISP News Archives for October 2012

 
gigler uk

4th Oct 2012 (5 Comments)

CityFibre, which owns the contract for deploying a 1Gigabit per second (500Mbps uploads) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) fibre optic broadband network in the south coast city of Bournemouth (England), has today announced the launch of a new ISP called Gigler to help deliver the service to consumers.

sky hub broadband router uk

4th Oct 2012 (15 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) customers will soon be able to get their hands on the new Sky Hub (SR101) wireless router, which will feature a number of new features like Smart Signal Wireless technology and a uniquely branded design. Sadly existing members will have to pay extra for it. Details follow.

bt openreach logo uk

4th Oct 2012 (10 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced a new short term process change for ISP customers, which is designed to help cope with the on-going engineer delays (caused by bad weather). The new initiative aims to give certain business customers a faster provision of service (phone and broadband) but only if it’s absolutely necessary.

broadband and phone prices pound sign

4th Oct 2012 (12 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) will from today officially begin enforcing a new rule that requires ISPs to ensure that the cost of any compulsory phone line rental service is “stated sufficiently prominently” alongside adverts for related broadband bundles.

ee

3rd Oct 2012 (2 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (4GEE) has today announced that their new 4G (1800MHz) based mobile and separate fixed line superfast fibre broadband (FTTC) service will officially go live on 30th October 2012, which follows yesterday’s industry agreement to shift Ofcom’s related spectrum auction forward to spring 2013.

wales uk map

3rd Oct 2012 (0 Comments)

The Welsh Government has today announced a further £20m to help the existing investment of £425m deliver faster broadband ISP services, which will initially see 96% of homes and businesses in Wales being given access to download speeds of up to 80Mbps (FTTC) by the end of 2015.

internet piracy flag

3rd Oct 2012 (3 Comments)

Several of the UK’s largest broadband providers have warned that the communications regulator, Ofcom, has “understated” the cost of enforcing its new online copyright infringement code of practice, which is designed to tackle internet piracy among ISP customers.

vodafone uk broadband

3rd Oct 2012 (0 Comments)

The rural village of Witherslack in Cumbria (England) has become the latest to be selected by Vodafone to take part in its on-going trials of Open Femto technology, which is designed to boost Mobile Broadband speeds and coverage by connecting into an existing fixed line internet service (ISP).

4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

3rd Oct 2012 (2 Comments)

The country’s mobile phone operators have finally agreed to put aside their differences after Ofcom moved its timetable for the auction of superfast 4G (LTE) compatible mobile broadband spectrum (800MHz and 2.6GHz) forward by roughly 6 months, which weakened EE’s perceived early-launch advantage. But will Freeview TV services suffer?

uk advertising standards authority

3rd Oct 2012 (7 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has once more raked Virgin Media over the coals after a TV advert for the service, which featured Dr Who actor David Tennant, misleadingly implied for a second time that customers who joined their super-fast broadband ISP could “say goodbye to buffering” on internet video streams.

bt fttc fttp fibre optic broadband cabinet uk

2nd Oct 2012 (38 Comments)

The government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has allegedly sacked the author of an internal discussion paper that questioned some of the costs of BT’s financial model for delivering superfast broadband (FTTC) services into the “final third” of mostly rural parts of the UK.

european union map flag

2nd Oct 2012 (0 Comments)

Market saturation, delays in the availability of 4G based Mobile Broadband services and the greater propensity of consumers to use WiFi for mobile internet use will give Western Europe (UK, France etc.) the lowest annual growth rate in mobile data (29%) between 2012 to 2017. One solution could be to attract more fixed line ISP users to go mobile.

wireless broadband internet mast

2nd Oct 2012 (2 Comments)

Mobile operators O2 (Telefonica) and Vodafone have been given the green light to merge their UK based 2G, 3G and future 4G (LTE) platforms through a new network sharing agreement that will also lay the foundations for 98% population coverage by the end of 2015 (two years ahead of Ofcom’s 2017 deadline).

bt openreach logo uk

2nd Oct 2012 (3 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national UK telecoms network, has announced that ISPs offering its up to 80Mbps capable superfast broadband (FTTC) service will from next year be able to discount the connection fee to £30 +vat (normally £80) for a period of 6 months.

isp Internet download speed arrow uk

2nd Oct 2012 (11 Comments)

The latest summary of anecdotal consumer broadband ISP speed testing data from Broadband.co.uk, which covers the previous month of September 2012, reveals that the average internet download speed has increased slightly from 16.720Mbps (Megabits per second) in August to top 17Mbps now.

illegal uk internet downloading

1st Oct 2012 (0 Comments)

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has today introduced a new small claims track to the Patents County Court (PCC) that should make it easier for UK internet users to defend themselves against dubious claims of file sharing piracy. Rights Holders will also find the process a lot cheaper.

flood uk

1st Oct 2012 (36 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national UK telecoms network, has warned customers to expect yet more engineer delays with their broadband and phone services after a week of high winds and heavy flooding exasperated the existing problem and forced them to focus even more effort upon repairs.

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