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ISP News Archives for September 2013

 
wireless mobile mast

4th September, 2013 (0 Comments)

Ofcom are currently prepping their autumn 2013 pilot of Wi-Fi style White Space (IEEE 802.22) wireless broadband technology and have today launch a new consultation to examine the potential interference issues of using this alongside existing Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV) channels in the 470MHz – 790MHz (UHF TV) band.

binary

4th September, 2013 (1 Comment)

The communications regulator has today published a new guide that aims to help people understand how mobile and fixed broadband ISPs use Traffic Management to balance their network load during periods of peak network usage. But stricter guidelines might soon follow because only 11% of consumers know what it actually means.

sky broadband uk

4th September, 2013 (4 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) claims that its network of 4.9 million internet access customers in the United Kingdom is now handling more than 1 Terabit per second of online data traffic, which equates to over 1000Gbps (Gigabits/sec).

superhub v2

4th September, 2013 (7 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today highlighted the latest “independent testing” from the University of Bristol and Farncombe, which appears to show that their new SuperHub wireless broadband router offers better home WiFi performance than BT’s equivalent HomeHub4. It also beat similar kit from Sky Broadband and TalkTalk.

plusnet uk

4th September, 2013 (7 Comments)

Internet provider PlusNet has cut the cost of its up to 76Mbps unlimited superfast fibre (FTTC) and up to 16Mbps unlimited standard broadband packages to £12.99 and £2.99 a month respectively, which will apply for the first 9 months of service (returning to £19.99 and £9.99 thereafter).

devon and somerset uk broadband

4th September, 2013 (4 Comments)

The £94m state aid supported Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project has become the latest Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) effort to announce that the first local premises can now gain access to superfast broadband (25Mbps+). The work is currently running three months ahead of schedule.

gaikai sony cloud based gaming

3rd September, 2013 (13 Comments)

Entertainment giant Sony (SCEE) has confirmed that its Gaikai video streaming technology, which will allow gamers to remotely play PS3 and PS4 (PlayStation) games by using their existing broadband connection (i.e. without first having to download anything), won’t arrive in the UK and Europe until later due to concerns over the quality of internet access.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

3rd September, 2013 (0 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published its latest Telecoms Market Data Tables Q1-2013 update and revealed that the United Kingdom is now home to 21,890,000 fixed line broadband ISP connections (excludes corporate lines), which is up by +210,000 in the quarter (lower than the +356,000 added in Q4-2012).

isle of wight uk

3rd September, 2013 (2 Comments)

The Isle of Wight Council (IWC), which represents a small island just off England’s central south coast, finally looks set to name BT as the “preferred supplier” for their state aid supported £3.09 million project to rollout superfast broadband (25Mbps+) after council chiefs received fresh funding assurances from the UK government.

isp Internet download speed arrow uk

3rd September, 2013 (9 Comments)

The latest anecdotal August 2013 Broadband.co.uk survey of national fixed line consumer broadband ISP speeds in the United Kingdom has revealed that the average internet download rate is now 17.512Mbps (down from 18.662Mbps in July) and the average upload speed has hit 2.894Mbps (down from 3.338Mbps)

bt uk isp logo

2nd September, 2013 (3 Comments)

Customers of BT’s Basic Email (Talk 21) service (this was mostly taken alongside older dialup accounts), which was originally due to close on 16th September 2013, have according to the operators FAQ been given an extension to 30th September and will also be able to take one years’ worth of BT Premium Mail (usually priced at £1.60 a month).

youview catch up with your feet

2nd September, 2013 (2 Comments)

The YouView (IPTV) broadband internet based video-on-demand and catch-up TV service, which is being bundled by a number of ISPs (e.g. BT and TalkTalk) in the United Kingdom and can also be purchased separately, has announced a major new £10 million advertising campaign to help promote its ease of use and advantages.

broadband farming uk

2nd September, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Fibre GarDen (altnet ISP) project, which aims to build a new fibre optic superfast broadband (30Mbps+) network to help connect homes in Garsdale and Dentdale (Cumbria, England), has now had its application to run an Enterprise Investment Scheme approved by HM Revenue & Customs.

piracy_internet_music_pirate

2nd September, 2013 (3 Comments)

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and associated record labels (music publishers) are once again attempting to push big broadband ISPs including BT, Virgin Media, Sky Broadband (BSkyB) and TalkTalk into adopting a potentially “unworkable” Voluntary Code of Practice for tackling Internet piracy.

bt uk isp logo

2nd September, 2013 (2 Comments)

BT Business has extended its 3 months free service offer to their up to 17Mbps capable standalone broadband packages when taken with a 24 month contract. The promotion was previously only available to those who took broadband alongside their line rental and free calls bundle.

fibre optic cables eclipse

1st September, 2013 (43 Comments)

After plenty of warning BTOpenreach has today withdrawn from new supply a selection of its first truly fibre optic (FTTP) based broadband ISP products including the 40/15Mbps, 100/15Mbps, 110/15Mbps, 100/30Mbps and 330/20Mbps options (download / upload speed in Megabits).

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