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23rd October, 2013 (0 Comments)

The latest Point Topic report reveals that the total number of global broadband subscribers in Q2-2013 has grown just +0.7% (down from +2% in Q1) to total 656,500,000, which is the “slowest quarterly growth reported since 1998“. But the expansion of superfast fibre optic (FTTH, FTTC etc.) based connectivity has continued and now accounts for nearly 25% of all connections (up from 22% in Q1).

23rd October, 2013 (6 Comments)

Welsh wireless broadband ISP ResQ (ResQNet) has apologised to customers after admitting that a mix of “technical issues” and becoming a “victim of our own success” (i.e. not enough capacity to meet demand) had contributed towards a series performance woes (slow service speeds) in rural areas.

23rd October, 2013 (7 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has slashed the price of its unlimited web-based Internet TV and Movie (video streaming) service, NOW TV, from £15 to £8.99 per month in the hope of becoming more competitive with rivals like Netflix and LOVEFiLM (note: the 24 hour Sky Sports Day Pass remains £9.99).

23rd October, 2013 (9 Comments)

Perseverance Works, which is a unique company and community that represents around 400 people running their own businesses from the creative hub of Shoreditch in London, has put out a new tender document in the hope of attracting a supplier that could deliver an ultrafast open access fibre optic network into the area.

23rd October, 2013 (4 Comments)

The communications regulator has today announced new measures that will make it much more difficult for broadband ISPs, mobile operators and phone providers to impose mid-contract price hikes without also giving consumers a clear way to exit their existing contract (penalty free).

23rd October, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project, which is working with BT to make superfast broadband (25Mbps+ FTTC/P) services available to 90% of local premises by 2014 and “100% of businesses and citizens … by 2017“, hope to secure another £8.1 million to help achieve the projects final goal.

23rd October, 2013 (3 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has banned a TV advert for BT’s HomeHub broadband ISP router after it caused confusion over which household devices would cause interference on a wifi wireless network (the router’s smart wireless technology is designed to mitigate this).

22nd October, 2013 (21 Comments)

Copper cable thieves cut-off broadband and phone services to around 100 premises in the small villages of West Butterwick and Althorpe (North Lincolnshire, England) after they struck the area for the fifth consecutive time in the space of just two years.

22nd October, 2013 (0 Comments)

Hull ISP KC has been named the overall winner at this year’s UK Customer Experience Awards, which claims to celebrate and promote excellence in customer experience across a broad spectrum of industry. KC also picked up the award for IT & Telecommunications.

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22nd October, 2013 (7 Comments)

Global telecoms giant Alcatel-Lucent has developed a new solution – Micro-Nodes – that could bring broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps or faster to homes using existing FTTC (VDSL2) or G.Fast technology and by adopting a cheaper approach to the Fibre-to-the-Distribution-Point (FTTdp) method.

22nd October, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Channel Islands Competition Regulatory Authority (CICRA) confirms that JT Global has agreed to open up access for rival ISPs wishing to deliver services over their new Gigabit Jersey network, which is currently rolling out a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband platform across the Channel Island of Jersey.

22nd October, 2013 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP EE (Orange UK and T-Mobile) has published its latest Q3-2013 financial results and revealed that their fixed line Home Broadband subscriber base has continued its slow but steady growth to total 714,000 users (up +10,000 during Q3, the same level as Q2). Meanwhile 4G mobile customers have jumped from 687,000 in Q2 to 1.18 million now.

22nd October, 2013 (8 Comments)

The Welsh Government has warned that it might need to launch a third Open Market Review in order to determine the extent of commercial Superfast Broadband availability, which follows concerns that initial predictions might have underestimated the expected pre-Digital Wales coverage of BT’s FTTC/P services.

21st October, 2013 (2 Comments)

The £2.03m Superfast Berkshire project, which aims to roll-out BT’s hybrid fibre broadband (FTTC/P) network to “around” 91% of local premises by the end of September 2015, has revealed that premises in Wargrave will be the first to benefit by the end of 2014.

21st October, 2013 (2 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) has placed an interesting new job listing for a Broadband Procurement Lead whom would be paid £120k to help extend fixed line superfast broadband to 95% of UK premises by 2017 (99% by 2018 when you include mobile and wireless technologies).

21st October, 2013 (28 Comments)

BT Group has quietly confirmed that it plans to trial the next generation G.Fast (aka – FTTC2) broadband solution alongside another future enhancement – Fibre-to-the-Distribution-Point (FTTdp) – at its Adastral Park R&D facility near Ipswich in Suffolk (England).

21st October, 2013 (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has today confirmed that it will continue to fuel their Virgin Mobile platform, which serves approximately 3 million customers across the United Kingdom, through an extended Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement.

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