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ISP News Archives for January 2013

 
uk mobile broadband 800mhz tv interference

28th Jan 2013 (5 Comments)

Filtronic, which produces microwave and millimetre-wave products for telecom firms, has signed a new contract to build “mitigation products” that will be used to help some of the 2.3 million UK homes that could suffer from a loss of Digital TV (Freeview) when the new 4G based Mobile Broadband services go live in the 800MHz band.

computer keyboard and mouse user

28th Jan 2013 (3 Comments)

A new telephone and face-to-face survey of around 370 blind or partially sighted UK people over the age of 65, which was jointly conducted by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and BT, has revealed that 87% of respondents have never used the internet.

new uk isp listings

28th Jan 2013 (0 Comments)

Just a quick update to say that ISPreview.co.uk has completed a big database sweep / update of all the internet service providers in our UK ISP Listings database. In addition we’ve also attempted to collect and display any Facebook or Twitter pages, which some ISPs use, as these can provide useful support.

exwavia wales uk

28th Jan 2013 (11 Comments)

The remote rural villages of Llangedwyn and Llanfechain in Powys (Wales, UK) now have access to wireless broadband download speeds of up to 100Mbps (Megabits per second), which is all thanks to a new and curiously marketed “fibre over the air” service from local ISP eXwavia.

bt copper cable thieves

28th Jan 2013 (3 Comments)

The battle to tackle copper cable and metal theft appears to finally be turning. BT informs ISPreview.co.uk that there was a 50% fall in incidents and a 24% reduction in faults pertaining to malicious damage of their UK phone and broadband ISP network last year.

wales uk map

25th Jan 2013 (8 Comments)

Apparently not everybody is as happy about the £425m scheme to roll-out superfast broadband services to 96% of premises in Wales (UK) as the Welsh Government. So much so that one individual has now taken it upon themselves to do a mildly entertaining tongue-firmly-in-cheek version of the projects official website.

bt openreach uk telecoms engineer in the snow

25th Jan 2013 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains BT’s national UK phone and internet access network, has told ISPreview.co.uk that they’re “making every effort” to return services to normal after the recent bout of “heavy snowfall” caused damage to their telecoms platform and travel disruption across the country.

network connections

25th Jan 2013 (7 Comments)

Sooner or later all ISPs will suffer some form of service disruption that can result in the loss of your internet connectivity. Most of these outages are resolved quickly but some can last for days, weeks or occasionally even months. Now a court in Germany has ruled that everybody has the right to compensation after an internet disruption.

bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

25th Jan 2013 (8 Comments)

The politicians responsible for the United Kingdom’s already heavily delayed national roll-out of superfast broadband services now have a new phrase to swing around, “Fast Start”, which will soon be available right across the country. The “new approach” will apparently smooth the deployment of faster connectivity by avoiding further delays.

UK Department of Culture Media and Sport

24th Jan 2013 (1 Comment)

The UK governments much delayed Communications Bill, which seeks to update and expand upon Ofcom’s ability to regulate the internet, telecoms, media sectors and could also introduce new online censorship measures (e.g. enforced parental controls and piracy website blocking), is now expected to publish its first White Paper “later this year“.

virgin media uk

24th Jan 2013 (0 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has further reduced the price of its top two triple-play VIP Collection and Premiere Collection bundles, which both combine a premium superfast broadband connection with TV and phone services.

akamai global broadband speed

23rd Jan 2013 (1 Comment)

Akamai‘s latest quarterly State of the Internet Q3 2012 study claims that the average global broadband download speed has fallen by 6.8% since Q2 to reach 2.8Mbps (Megabits per second). By comparison the average speed in the United Kingdom reached 6.3Mbps (up from 5.7Mbps in Q2) and ranked us as 17th fastest in the world.

4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

23rd Jan 2013 (2 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today opened the bidding process for its auction of 4G (LTE or WiMAX) superfast Mobile Broadband radio spectrum (800MHz and 2.6GHz). A total of seven firms are bidding, although the main focus will be on the four primary mobile phone operators.

kc hull uk

23rd Jan 2013 (0 Comments)

East Yorkshire ISP KC has reported a 30% surge in internet traffic on their broadband network for the past week, which is believed to have been caused by heavy snow conditions forcing more people to work from home over cloud and Virtual Private Network (VPN) based services.

white space uk centre

23rd Jan 2013 (8 Comments)

The University of Strathclyde, with funding from the Scottish Funding Council, has opened a new Centre for White Space Communications that aims to develop new White Space (IEEE 802.22) based wireless technologies that can exploit the unused radio spectrum which exists between UK Digital TV channels.

o2 uk

23rd Jan 2013 (1 Comment)

Mobile operator and ISP O2 UK has confirmed that anybody who signs-up with one of their top two “unlimited” Home Broadband packages will get both 6 months of free service (3 months free for non-o2 mobile users) and also three Kinect compatible XBox 360 games (Nike+ Kinect, Forza Horizon and Nat Geo Kinect TV).

ee

22nd Jan 2013 (9 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (4GEE) has today launched a new SIM-Only Mobile Broadband plan for its most data hungry 4G “super-users” (this currently means fewer than 1% of their customers), which offers a healthy allowance of 20GB (GigaBytes) per month and comes with a special launch price.

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