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ISP News Archives for June 2013

 
bt openreach engineer working

26th June, 2013 (35 Comments)

BTOpenreach has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that the first trial of its new VDSL Vectoring (ITU-T G.993.5) technology in the United Kingdom, which could help ISPs to deliver better FTTC broadband speeds over longer copper lines, is now set to begin at the end of July or early August 2013.

fibre optic uk superfast broadband internet cables

25th June, 2013 (0 Comments)

The secretary of state for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Maria Miller, has reportedly called for a radical overhaul over the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office to improve how it’s run and re-focus on tackling the final 10% of poorly served rural areas.

talktalk uk isp

25th June, 2013 (2 Comments)

Global financial services firm Morgan Stanley and banking giant Citigroup (Citi) have both warned that new TV (sport) and broadband offers from BT and Sky Broadband (BSkyB) will put pressure on TalkTalk’s future, yet while one has downgraded its expectations the other has done the opposite.

internet privacy uk

25th June, 2013 (0 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has this week implemented new rules to help telephone and broadband providers (ISP) know what to do when their customers’ personal data is either lost, stolen or otherwise compromised. But companies that encrypt your data won’t have to tell you if it’s been stolen.

bt openreach uk engineer

24th June, 2013 (0 Comments)

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) and Wiltshire Council (WC) in England have today revealed which areas will be the first to benefit from their £35.6m contract with BT to roll-out superfast fibre broadband based connectivity to 95% of local premises by the end of March 2016.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

24th June, 2013 (4 Comments)

The telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today fined broadband and phone provider Supatel Limited (TimeTalk) £60,000 for mis-selling (slamming) after they were found guilty of having switched 83 customers from one ISP to another without the individuals knowledge.

cable duct messy

24th June, 2013 (0 Comments)

BT has today signed a new state aid supported £18.06 million deal to make fibre optic based broadband (FTTC/P) services available to more than 90% of premises in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire (England, UK) by the end of March 2016 (the rest will get speeds of at least 2Mbps).

europe digital agenda

24th June, 2013 (5 Comments)

Europe has published its first study into the actual broadband internet speeds experienced by 9,104 homes across the continent (30 countries and over 250 ISPs), which reveals that the average peak time download rate for DSL (ADSL) services is just 7.19Mbps (Megabits), rising to 33.08Mbps for Cable and 41.02Mbps for fibre optic (FTTC/H).

broadway_partners_scheme_uk

24th June, 2013 (0 Comments)

Broadway Partners and Swedish fibre optic developer ViaEuropa have teamed up to promote the creation of an alternative “open access” superfast broadband network in rural parts of Devon, Dorset and the Cotswolds (England). But first they’ll have to find an initial £10 million.

internet piracy flag

24th June, 2013 (8 Comments)

The Premier League (Football) is to follow the tactics used by other Rights Holders (e.g. BPI and MPA) and intends to seek a court order that would force broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom to block their customers from being able to access the Sweden-based FirstRow1 website.

fibre optic cables into united kingdom

22nd June, 2013 (68 Comments)

The Government’s Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), which aims to provide intelligence, protect information and “keep our society safe and successful“, has been caught tapping into at least some of the world’s transatlantic fibre optic cable links that keep us all connected via the Internet and via phone calls.

talktalk uk isp

22nd June, 2013 (0 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk are offering double the internet usage allowances across their various mobile phone tariffs, including their current half price SIM-only options. As a result tariffs at the cheapest end, which previously included just 100MB (MegaBytes) of data, now come with 200MB and those that came with 2GB (GigaBytes) now get 4GB.

5g mobile broadband

21st June, 2013 (9 Comments)

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has said that the next generation of 5G based Mobile Broadband technology, which it says should “emerge in the market between 2020 and 2030“, will ultimately allow “every person” to access wireless internet download speeds of 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) via their mobile operator.

fibre optic cable storm

21st June, 2013 (8 Comments)

The latest Point Topic report for Q1-2013 reveals that the total number of global broadband subscribers has grown by 2% (12.5 million) in the quarter to hit 654,600,000 (up from 643.7m in Q4-2012), which remains fairly flat but continues to be fuelled by the rollout of new superfast fibre optic (FTTH, FTTC etc.) connectivity.

which awards 2013

21st June, 2013 (9 Comments)

The winners of the annual Which? Awards 2013 event were announced this week and saw the gong for Best Telecom Services Provider going to Tesco Mobile, which managed to beat the other finalists including O2, Zen Internet and PlusNet.

fastnet uk

20th June, 2013 (3 Comments)

Business Internet provider FastNet have today introduced a new Router for Life Warranty, which is valid on all standard routers purchased from FastNet and also includes any purchased in the past by existing customers.

hyperoptic lifeskills tv advert

20th June, 2013 (0 Comments)

A series of new TV adverts, which have been created by Barclays to support their LifeSkills programme, has also allowed people to get a brief look at the inner workings of urban-focused fibre optic (FTTH) broadband ISP Hyperoptic and all from the perspective of a new work experience student.

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