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ofcom uk telecoms regulator

9th November, 2012 (4 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today launched two new reviews that aim to examine the effectiveness of competition between telecoms operators in both the Fixed Access Market and the Wholesale Broadband Access Market (WBA). A major focus will be on the impact of new super-fast broadband services.

fibre optic cables eclipse

9th November, 2012 (53 Comments)

BT has used the latest XG-PON (i.e. 10G-PON or ITU-T G.987) hardware from ZTE to demonstrate its “hyper-fast” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband service delivering speeds of up to 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) to a business in Cornwall (Arcol – based outside Truro), which equates to around 10,000Mbps (Megabits).

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

9th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

A new report created by Mott MacDonald (MM) has advised Ofcom on how to improve its identification of mis-selling and slamming in the UK phone and broadband market. The research found several issues with the regulators tracking of such complaints and revealed some interesting details about the scale of related problems.

wales uk map

8th November, 2012 (4 Comments)

The Welsh Government (WG) has announced that its £425m Next Generation Broadband Wales project will prioritise faster internet connectivity to the Powys Local Growth Zone (PLGZ), albeit only after the country’s seven Enterprise Zones have received similar treatment.

bt street cabinet fttc deployment

8th November, 2012 (3 Comments)

The Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of business ISP Timico UK, Trefor Davies, recently had a BT film crew turn up to record the events as his local street cabinet and home connectivity were upgraded to support superfast broadband (FTTC) technology; that video has now been posted.

bt-uk-fibre-optic-cable-duct

8th November, 2012 (8 Comments)

The UK government’s Culture Secretary, Maria Miller MP, will today fly out to Brussels with the hope of persuading the European Commission (EC) to grant final approval for the release of state aid funding, which would allow local authorities to proceed with their national roll-out of superfast broadband services.

go on uk logo

8th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

Charity Go ON UK (RaceOnline 2012) has estimated that 16 million people in the UK still don’t have the basic online skills needed to benefit fully from the internet. The economy (GDP) could, it claims, be £63 billion better off if the nation reversed this. The solution? A new Digital Skills Charter.

2mbps for all UK people by 2015 sign

8th November, 2012 (21 Comments)

A new study has used data from 2,261,336 internet speed tests to determine a list of the top 50 slowest streets for broadband ISP services, which saw Cromarty Road in Stamford (Lincolnshire) record the lowest score of just 0.132Mbps (Megabits per second). A list of the top 10 fastest streets has also been included.

virgin tv anywhere

7th November, 2012 (1 Comment)

Cable operator Virgin Media has today announced the launch of its new Virgin TV Anywhere service, which allows the operators existing TV package subscribers to watch their favourite shows and channels from almost anywhere and at no extra cost; provided your fixed line or wifi can handle it (streaming over 3G is “not supported“).

virgin media uk

7th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

Customers on Virgin Media’s UK cable broadband platform report that problems with high latency during peak times, which first struck the ISP last month when one of its public peering providers (Atrato) suddenly switched most of its traffic flow, appear to have returned.

o2 uk

7th November, 2012 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP O2 UK (BE Broadband) has released its latest financial results to the end of September (Q3-2012), which revealed yet another fall in their fixed line broadband ISP subscriber base to 579,500 (down by -22,500 in the quarter). This is even worse than the -15,800 lost during Q2-2012.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

6th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest quarterly Telecoms Market Data Tables Q2 2012 report has revealed that the UK is now home to a total of 21.067 million fixed line home and small business broadband ISP connections (up from 20.91m in Q1-2012), which includes 601,000 superfast fibre optic based services (e.g. FTTC/P).

scotland uk regions map

6th November, 2012 (9 Comments)

The debate over whether or not Scotland should become independent from the United Kingdom is generally marred by political division, which often overlooks some of the more technical and economic questions; such as what happens to the cost and speed of broadband in Scotland, England, N.Ireland and Wales if the former separates?

fibre optic cable spectrum colours

6th November, 2012 (6 Comments)

A team of scientists working out of Bangor University in Wales has developed a commercially affordable method of using Optical Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OOFDM) over fibre optic lines, which could deliver broadband ISP speeds that are 2,000 times faster than current services.

fibre optic broadband cables

6th November, 2012 (20 Comments)

The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) has supported calls for a “radical” boost to Europe’s Digital Agenda strategy, which could see “ultrafast” broadband ISP speeds of 100Mbps (Megabits per second) being made available to 100% of UK and EU households by 2020; with 50% able to get speeds of 1000Mbps (1Gbps).

wireless internet

6th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

A new Government commissioned report from Analysys Mason has revealed that the total radio spectrum (e.g. wifi, digital tv, 3G etc.) market was worth £52 billion a year to the UK economy in 2011 (up 25% in real terms since 2006) and rising. But Mobile Broadband is going to get cheaper.

wireless broadband internet mast

6th November, 2012 (3 Comments)

Software and Internet giants Microsoft and Google are understood to have expressed “extreme interest” in the UK development of a potentially national wifi style wireless broadband network using the unused White Space (IEEE 802.22) radio spectrum that exists between Digital TV (DTV) channels.

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