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LED Lights

31st January, 2013 (7 Comments)

Researchers from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland (UK) have begun to develop a new Light Fidelity (Li-Fi) technology that could turn ordinary LED (Light-Emitting Diode) based home and office lighting or computer displays into a sophisticated wireless communications network like WiFi.

zen internet uk isp

31st January, 2013 (0 Comments)

Zen Internet has today launched a new symmetric 10Mbps (Megabits per second) capable NGA Ethernet service for businesses in the United Kingdom. The new product is based off two of the latest Next Generation Access (NGA) technologies, Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) and Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).

bt superfast broadband cabinet uk installation

31st January, 2013 (1 Comment)

The South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) and Wiltshire Council (WC) have today become the latest to sign a new £35.6m contract with BT that will make superfast broadband ISP speeds (25Mbps+) available to 94% of local homes and businesses by the end of March 2016 (the rest will get speeds of at least 2Mbps).

sky broadband uk

31st January, 2013 (0 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has today released their latest results to 31st December 2012 (Q4-2012), which saw the operator increase its growth by adding +132,000 new quarterly fixed line internet access subscribers to reach a total customer base of 4,235,000 (up from +102k added in Q3-2012).

devon and somerset uk broadband

31st January, 2013 (8 Comments)

The joint Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) scheme in England has finally signed a £94m contract with BT that will make “high-speed fibre broadband” ISP services available to “around” 90% of local homes and businesses by the end of 2016.

satellite dish eutelsat

31st January, 2013 (0 Comments)

Competition in the UK and EU markets for Satellite based internet access, which can help to serve remote rural areas, is heating up and as a result Eutelsat (Tooway) will today announce a series of new packages for their KA-SAT spacecraft at 9° East. Faster speeds of up to 20Mbps and unlimited data allowances are two of several enhancements.

fibre optic cable trench uk

30th January, 2013 (4 Comments)

The government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport has launched a new consultation on proposals that would see telecoms operators, such as BT, given a five year period of grace with which to install new street cabinets and poles (but not mobile masts) without the need for prior approval from a local planning authority.

data centre network cables uk

30th January, 2013 (0 Comments)

Fujitsu Laboratories claims to have developed a new software-only version of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) that has already achieved a “throughput increase of over 30 times” during simulated file transfers between Japan and the USA and it also improves latency (i.e. better ping times).

littlebigone uk digital region south yorkshire

30th January, 2013 (1 Comment)

South Yorkshire ISP LittleBigOne (Isrighthere Ltd.), which uses the troubled Digital Region broadband network, has suggested that the Catcliffe cul-de-sac of Blue Mans Way could now be “the best connected street” in the whole region.

internet emergency

30th January, 2013 (5 Comments)

Europe’s sometimes controversial Clean IT project, which aims to make the internet a safer place through new rules and regulations to restrict illegal content and access, has published its final recommendations for tackling terrorism online. But some of the ideas aren’t particularly worldly.

gigabit jersey uk jt

30th January, 2013 (1 Comment)

The Treasury Minister for Jersey (Channel Islands), Senator Philip Ozouf, has criticised local telecoms operator JT Global (Jersey Telecom) for allowing an issue with one of its subcontractors to allegedly slow the progress of their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network.

bt openreach logo uk

30th January, 2013 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced plans to conduct a proof of concept trial for its new small cell based Mobile Infill Solution. The service aims to leverage BT’s existing fixed line UK telecoms network to provide mobile services into parts of the country that suffer from “non-existent or patchy” coverage (i.e. “rural areas“).

united kingdom

29th January, 2013 (1 Comment)

Telecoms analyst Point Topic has predicted that superfast broadband (30Mbps+) services, with state aid support through the government’s Broadband Delivery UK office, will cover 1.8 million more homes in the United Kingdom by 2015 than if the only source of investment had been the private sector.

virgin media uk

29th January, 2013 (0 Comments)

Virgin Media has announced that a further eleven London underground tube stations (total 103) can now access its public wireless internet (wifi) service, which is FREE to existing Vodafone, EE, T-Mobile, Orange UK and of course Virgin broadband customers.

broadband internet video and movie streaming

29th January, 2013 (9 Comments)

The International Telecommunication Union’s recent approval of a new H.265 (ITU-T H.265 / ISO/IEC 23008-2 HEVC) video standard could help broadband ISPs to manage the growing burden of internet video traffic. Indeed some 720p HD video streams may soon be possible with a download speed of well under 1Mbps (Megabits/sec).

primus saver uk

29th January, 2013 (5 Comments)

Budget broadband and phone provider Primus Saver (New Call Telecom) has reportedly experienced a surge in complaints about the quality of its customer support and service over the past month, which has made it difficult for users to contact the provider. But apparently it’s all the fault of bad weather.

fast broadband uk

29th January, 2013 (5 Comments)

New research from uSwitch, which analysed data from 2.3 million anecdotal internet speed tests (carried out between 21st July 2012 and 20th January 2013), has concluded that consumers get the fastest broadband speeds if they go online at 4am (least busy period) and the slowest if they start surfing at 9pm.

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