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ofcom january 2013 consumer uk telecoms complaints

28th February, 2013 (0 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today published its latest telecoms complaints bulletin to January 2013. Overall complaint levels have fallen and saw a fairly typical Christmas dip in December, although worryingly the number of consumers complaining about how ISPs actually handle their gripes has continued to grow.

uk pirate music

28th February, 2013 (5 Comments)

Market research firm NPD Group has reported in its Annual Music Study 2012 that the number of broadband ISP internet users using peer-to-peer (P2P) based file sharing services to “illegally” download music declined by 17% in 2012 to 21 million people (down from a peak of 33m in 2005).

point topic uk logo

28th February, 2013 (3 Comments)

Point Topic UK has published its latest Q4-2012 analysis of global standalone and bundled broadband tariffs, which found that residential consumers in Western Europe pay the lowest for cable broadband based ISP services. But consumers in the Asia-Pacific region still get the best deal for fibre optic (e.g. FTTH) and older DSL services.

o2 uk

28th February, 2013 (11 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP O2 UK (BE Broadband) has suffered another painful quarter after their latest results for Q4-2012 showed that its fixed line home broadband subscriber base had fallen by -19,400 in the quarter to reach a new total of 560,100 customers. Meanwhile rumours of a sale to BSkyB continue to persist.

vfast

27th February, 2013 (1 Comment)

Fixed wireless ISP VFast (Orbitalnet), which serves a large swathe of Kent in South East England, has overcome their recent problems with fibre eating rats (here) to quietly reveal fresh details about its new up to 50Mbps (Megabits per second) capable superfast broadband packages.

one for all tv 4g filter aerial

27th February, 2013 (7 Comments)

One For All, which produces TV related equipment, has announced the launch of two new indoor TV aerials that include a built-in 4G (LTE) filter that it claims will reduce interference from related Mobile Broadband signals in the 800MHz spectrum (due to roll-out around the UK from late spring 2013).

gigaclear uk

27th February, 2013 (0 Comments)

ISP Gigaclear has begun work to install its new 1000Mbps (1Gbps) capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP) network around the small rural civil parish hamlet of Frilford and Frilford Heath (eventually including Cothill) in Oxfordshire (England), which will be priced from £37 per month.

be broadband uk isp

27th February, 2013 (0 Comments)

UK ISP BE Broadband (O2) has released a new beta firmware v10.2.2.9 for its Technicolor TG582n (BE Box v2) broadband router that adds a number of new features, including preliminary IPv6 support, greater access control over other network devices and automatic WiFi channel selection for an improved wireless signal.

fibre optic broadband cables

27th February, 2013 (24 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains BT’s national telecoms network, has announced that their recent technical trial of the forthcoming 220Mbps (20Mbps upload) capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP product has gone without a hitch. The full pilot will now begin on 1st March 2013 as planned.

vodafone uk broadband

27th February, 2013 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has told this week’s Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona (Spain) that it will not return to offering a domestic focused fixed line home broadband product in the United Kingdom, although they will expand upon their broadband services for business clients.

outdoor wireless internet networking

26th February, 2013 (2 Comments)

Several major UK telecoms operators are reported to be bidding on contracts that will see 16 out of London’s 33 boroughs all deploying a new free wireless internet (wifi) service to local residents and visitors, which could also be used to help ease the strain on Mobile Broadband operators.

mobile broadband uk

26th February, 2013 (0 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has today committed £43 million (€50m) to help research future 5G (5th Generation) based Mobile Broadband technologies for launch by 2020, which could one day deliver peak service speeds of up to 10Gbps or possibly even 100Gbps (Gigabits per second).

surrey uk county map

26th February, 2013 (1 Comment)

The Surrey County Council (SCC) and BT have detailed the first phase of their part-publicly-funded £33m contract to make superfast broadband (25Mbps+) ISP services available to “nearly” 100% of local premises by the end of 2014.

clannet

26th February, 2013 (0 Comments)

Yorkshire-based ISP CLANNET has, “due to popular demand“, expanded its community wireless broadband network into the small civil parish villages of Laceby in North East Lincolnshire and Kirby Sigston in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire (England).

wireless broadband rural uk mast

26th February, 2013 (0 Comments)

Telecoms analyst firm Point Topic has suggested that internet access solutions which attract a low marginal cost, such as Mobile Broadband, Satellite and WiFi, are now likely to play a bigger then expected part in the UK and Europe’s strategy for expanding broadband coverage into rural areas.

united kingdom

25th February, 2013 (16 Comments)

The Independent Networks Cooperative Association, which supports the development of Next Generation Access networks around the United Kingdom, has revealed a new Framework that could help smaller ISPs (altnets) to challenge BT and benefit from state aid for deploying superfast broadband services into rural areas.

scotland map

25th February, 2013 (1 Comment)

It’s more than a mere question of independence. The London Internet Exchange (LINX), which is a central hub for much of the internet traffic that comes into and goes out of the United Kingdom, is exploring the possibility of building a new regional peering hub (IXP) in Scotland.

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