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8th May 2013 (0 Comments)

Telecoms analyst Point Topic has reported that global prices for residential broadband ISP services and bundles are continuing to fall. The United Kingdom also remains one of the cheapest country’s in the world. Follow the link to see how we compare.

8th May 2013 (3 Comments)

Is it or isn’t it still alive? The State Opening of Parliament took place this morning and everybody was watching to, among other things, see if the UK government’s hugely controversial internet snooping legislation (Communications Data Bill) was still alive. The result.. confusion.

8th May 2013 (3 Comments)

The latest quarterly results from O2 UK (BE Broadband) appear to suggest that the ISPs fixed line home broadband customers have been climbing over themselves to escape the forthcoming migration to Sky Broadband (BSkyB) as subscriber figures fell by a staggering -40,700 in Q1-2013 to total 519,400.

8th May 2013 (8 Comments)

The often outspoken boss of business ISP Andrews and Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has today accused the communications regulator, Ofcom, of “destroying competition” in the UK market for Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephone services.

8th May 2013 (2 Comments)

The Northern Ireland Executive (NIE) has announced plans to invest a further £5 million to help plug the regions last remaining broadband “not spots” in remote rural areas by supporting new fixed line internet connectivity solutions from “third party companies“.

8th May 2013 (1 Comment)

A complaint from Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has prompted the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ban a national press advert for TalkTalk’s triple-play Plus TV bundle of unlimited broadband, phone and TV services after it misleadingly claimed to be “Britain’s best value” package.

8th May 2013 (11 Comments)

National UK telecoms operator BT has said that they “completely refute the basis” of a controversial new TalkTalk commissioned study into its superfast broadband charges as bearing “little resemblance to the actual costs incurred“.

7th May 2013 (8 Comments)

Communications provider Entanet, which supplies internet access and other telecoms services to a number of ISPs and businesses across the United Kingdom, has this afternoon announced the addition of a new unlimited broadband product to its BTWholesale (WBC) based ADSL, ADSL2+ and FTTC platform.

7th May 2013 (3 Comments)

BTOpenreach has this week dispatched one of its survey teams to begin preliminary work on their previously announced £3.7m project to divert two unused submarine fibre optic cables to the Isles of Scilly (here), which will support the rollout of superfast broadband (FTTC and FTTP) ISP products on the islands.

7th May 2013 (1 Comment)

The communications regulator, Ofcom, has today published its latest Telecoms Market Data Tables Q4 2012 update and confirmed that the United Kingdom is now home to 22,174,000 21,680,000 fixed line broadband ISP connections (excluding corporate lines), which is up sharply by +659,000 +356,00 in the quarter.

7th May 2013 (15 Comments)

BT Retail has today unveiled a new Hub 4 wireless broadband router, which will be rolled out to replace its existing HomeHub3 kit from 10th May 2013. Key highlights of the new device are its concurrent dual band wi-fi wireless (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and upgraded Smart Wireless technology, which should improve performance.

7th May 2013 (20 Comments)

A leaked TalkTalk commissioned report from German analyst Wik Consult has predicted that take-up of superfast broadband (FTTC / P) services on BT’s (Openreach) platform will reach a “maximum” of 65% of addressable customers by 2019 and Virgin Media will hit 100% in 2017. But are BT’s prices anti-competitive?

7th May 2013 (0 Comments)

The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a new Technical Consultation that is designed to “boost the roll-out” of new 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband services in England by softening the existing planning regulations to allow for easier building of new masts and antennas.

3rd May 2013 (21 Comments)

Prospect, which claims to be an independent union for professionals like engineers, scientists and managers, has warned that Ofcom’s new TalkTalk supported investigation into BT’s “alleged margin squeeze in superfast broadband pricing” could damage investment in the UK telecoms network.

3rd May 2013 (14 Comments)

Customers of BT Retail’s Total Broadband Option 1 package have reportedly become experimental subjects for the ISP’s new pilot of the controversial IPv4 internet address sharing (Carrier Grade NAT) technology, which could cause problems because it allows a single IP address to be shared between several users.

3rd May 2013 (3 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has added a £25 M&S Voucher to its current offer of 6 months free unlimited broadband with included weekend calls. In addition new customers who bundle in its Sky TV service will also benefit from a £100 M&S Voucher if they join online.

3rd May 2013 (0 Comments)

The So Purple Group (Company No. 06272441 and 08187142), which ISPreview.co.uk revealed last year had quietly merged internet provider ADSL24 into its operations (here), has now sold its broadband division to business telecoms firm Coms.

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