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25th April, 2013 (4 Comments)

A new study conducted by Experian Consumer Services, which surveyed 2,249 internet using UK adults, has found that 40% believe the main responsibility for protecting identity and personal information online rests with service providers (broadband ISPs, mobile operators, banks etc.) and not themselves.

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25th April, 2013 (1 Comment)

BTOpenreach has announced that ISPs in the United Kingdom will be able to offer its new 220Mbps (20Mbps upload) capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband product to their customers from 1st June 2013. Final prices have also been confirmed.

5g mobile broadband

24th April, 2013 (4 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today issued a new “scoping document” (call for inputs) that will help to determine how existing radio spectrum in the UHF 700MHz (Digital TV) frequency band could be freed up for use by the next (5th) generation of future ultra-fast 5G based Mobile Broadband services.

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24th April, 2013 (5 Comments)

Consumer ISP BT Retail has announced that it’s going to launch a new website in June 2013, which will include a variety of new features like a single log-in for customers (i.e. combining news, web search and email access with account and billing information).

Wireless network

24th April, 2013 (9 Comments)

The UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has confirmed that the government is preparing to detail a new Code of Conduct that will require operators of public wireless internet (wifi) hotspots to block adult content (e.g. pornography).

virgin media uk

24th April, 2013 (2 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK, which is currently in the process of being sold to Liberty Global (LGi) for an enterprise value of approximately £15bn, has reported its latest Q1-2013 financial results which saw their total broadband subscriber base grow by +25,500 in the quarter (down from +51.6k in Q4-2012) to total 4,490,500.

bt superfast broadband fttc street cabinet uk install

24th April, 2013 (10 Comments)

BTOpenreach has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that the first locations to trial its FTTC (VDSL2) Vectoring (ITU-T G.993.5) technology in the United Kingdom, which could eventually help ISPs to deliver download speeds of up to 200Mbps (Megabits), will take place in Barnet (London) and Braintree (Essex) in England.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

23rd April, 2013 (6 Comments)

The Open Rights Group, Privacy International and Big Brother Watch have today attacked some of the United Kingdom’s best known ISPs for betraying their customers by engaging “in a conspiracy of silence with the Home Office” over controversial proposals to expand the country’s existing internet snooping law (Communications Data Bill).

akamai global broadband speed

23rd April, 2013 (6 Comments)

Akamai has today published its latest State of the Internet Q4 2012 report, which found that the average global download speed had clawed its way to 2.9Mbps (up from 2.8Mbps in Q3-2012). By comparison the UK reached a speed of 6.5Mbps (up from 6.3Mbps in Q3) to be ranked 18th fastest in the world (down from 17th).

computer keyboard and mouse user

23rd April, 2013 (1 Comment)

Ofcom’s latest annual Adults Media Use and Attitudes Report 2013 reveals that internet use is continuing to rise but sadly 15% of the UK population still do not have the internet at home and 85% of those claimed this was due to a “lack of interest” (23% said cost and 19% pointed to the lack of a computer or related kit).

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23rd April, 2013 (1 Comment)

The latest Q1-2013 financial results from EE (Orange UK and T-Mobile) have revealed that their fixed line Home Broadband subscriber base increased by just +1,000 in the quarter to total 694,000, while their 4G (LTE) based mobile subscribers grew from zero to 318,000 in the first five months since its launch.

virgin media business uk

22nd April, 2013 (2 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business has confirmed that 2,000 schools across London (England) can now benefit from wireless internet (WiFi) and VoIP connectivity via their new Public Services Network (PSN) that has been built alongside the London Grid for Learning (LGfL).

fibre optic ultrafast broadband uk

22nd April, 2013 (12 Comments)

The government’s Communications Minister, Ed Vaizey, has told the House of Commons that he still hopes 90% of the United Kingdom will have access to a superfast broadband (25Mbps+) ISP by the end of 2015. But he admitted that they were still “actively looking at the options” for a post-2015 strategy.

internet privacy uk

22nd April, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which deals with data protection and freedom of information issues for the government, has reportedly ordered the Home Office to publish any advice that ministers received regarding the design, cost and risks for key parts of the controversial internet snooping bill (Communications Data Bill).

clannet

22nd April, 2013 (2 Comments)

The small rural village of Appleton Wiske in the Vale of York (North Yorkshire, England) now has access to a free wireless internet (wifi) service after community ISP CLANNET installed a new transceiver at the local village hall.

online censorship uk

22nd April, 2013 (0 Comments)

It took three weeks to get resolved but Sky Broadband UK (BSkyB) has now apologised to its customers after a seemingly legal website was mistakenly caught up in the ISPs censorship of the The Pirate Bay (internet piracy) website, which was blocked last year following a court order.

ee_uk_huawei_e5776

20th April, 2013 (7 Comments)

Mobile operator EE, which recently announced that it would double its headline 4G based Mobile Broadband speeds up to 80Mbps (here), has now launched one of the United Kingdom’s first LTE Category 4 (150Mbps capable) based mobile WiFi modems (MiFi) – the Huawei E5776.

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