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30th Apr 2013 (0 Comments)

The NextGen Events team have released more details about their forthcoming Intelligent Cities Conference in Leeds, which seeks to address the challenges that cities across the United Kingdom face in supporting the latest fixed line superfast broadband, 4G mobile roll-outs and other internet related developments.

30th Apr 2013 (4 Comments)

The state aid supported Superfast Lancashire project, which aims to make BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services available to 97% of local premises by the end of 2014 2015 (here), has begun offering free seminars that will teach businesses how to get the most out of the new internet access technologies.

30th Apr 2013 (0 Comments)

Business ISP Surf Telecoms has teamed up once again with GEO Networks, a dedicated fibre optic solutions provider, to expand the reach of its existing fibre optic network and to provide communication services to its parent company Western Power Distribution in England.

30th Apr 2013 (5 Comments)

The incumbent ISP for Hull and surrounding areas in East Yorkshire (England), KC, has today named the next batch of locations that will benefit from its new superfast fibre optic (FTTH and FTTC) based Lightstream broadband products.

30th Apr 2013 (0 Comments)

ISP BeyonDSL has reached an agreement with its supplier SES (SES Broadband) to re-brand its broadband service to Satellite Internet, which will allow them to offer download speeds of up to 20Mbps (Megabits per second) to practically the whole of the United Kingdom.

30th Apr 2013 (2 Comments)

It might have taken a year and a change of minister but the UK government’s Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Maria Miller, has finally found the time to visit B4RN‘s community-built fibre optic broadband network in rural Lancashire (England).

30th Apr 2013 (2 Comments)

BT’s new FTTP-on-Demand (FTTPoD) service, which will eventually make its premium “ultra-fast” 330Mbps (30Mbps uploads) capable fibre optic broadband ISP technology available across all FTTC supporting lines in the United Kingdom, has begun its phased roll-out and the first supporting telephone exchanges are now known.

29th Apr 2013 (5 Comments)

BT has today signed a new deal worth £28.5 million with four Cheshire councils (England), which will make its superfast broadband (FTTC and FTTP) ISP services available to “around” 96% of homes and businesses (over 400,000 premises) across Cheshire, Halton and Warrington by the end of 2016.

29th Apr 2013 (0 Comments)

European communications provider Eutelsat has teamed up with the Confederation for Aerial Industries (CAI) to help train 700 new satellite broadband installers to support its latest up to 20Mbps capable Tooway (KA-SAT) service that typically targets customers in poorly served rural areas.

29th Apr 2013 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK (Telefonica) has signed a new ten-year deal that will see BTWholesale work to support the imminent introduction of faster 4G (LTE) based mobile broadband services for millions of the operators customers by building a new high capacity transmission network.

29th Apr 2013 (4 Comments)

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which is appointed by the House of Commons to examine public expenditure, has criticised the government’s £310bn National Infrastructure Plan (NIP) for being a “list of projects” that lacks a “real plan with a strategic vision and clear priorities“.

29th Apr 2013 (6 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains and manages access to BT’s national UK telecoms network, has told ISPreview.co.uk that it has “no current plans” to introduce faster FTTC based broadband ISP speeds beyond the current headline rate of 80Mbps (Megabits per second).

26th Apr 2013 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has today called upon the UK telecoms industry to take part in its forthcoming autumn 2013 pilot of White Space (IEEE 802.22) wireless broadband technology, which harnesses the unused radio spectrum that exists between Digital Terrestrial TV channels to deliver wifi style connectivity over a wide area.

26th Apr 2013 (2 Comments)

The Durham County Council (DCC) in North East England (UK) has today signed a new state aid supported £24 million deal with BT that will see “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC and FTTP) services being rolled out to “around” 94% of local premises by the end of 2016.

26th Apr 2013 (1 Comment)

The long awaited SmartCall service from cable ISP Virgin Media UK, which allows Smartphone users with a Virgin Phone Line to use the unlimited calls from their talk plan on their mobile (so long as you have a wireless internet connection), should finally surface “later this year“.

25th Apr 2013 (17 Comments)

BT has unsurprisingly abandoned their original 2009 commitment to make ultrafast fibre optic FTTP broadband ISP services available to 2.5 million premises in the United Kingdom and will instead focus on the more economical but slower FTTC solution and the expensive new FTTP-on-Demand (FTTPoD) service.

25th Apr 2013 (6 Comments)

The UK coalition government’s Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrat), has this morning put the cat amongst the pigeons after he told London’s LBC 97.3 radio station that the controversial internet snooping bill “isn’t going to happen“.

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