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31st January, 2014 (0 Comments)

It took a few months but mobile operator Vodafone has finally passed Ofcom’s coverage obligation for 3G based Mobile Broadband coverage, which requires all of the markets major MNOs to provide related network coverage in the 2100MHz band to at least 90% of the UK population.

31st January, 2014 (20 Comments)

Residents of Aurora Springs, a new homes development in South Gloucestershire (England) that forms part of the wider Cheswick “Urban Village Concept” near Bristol, have complained to BT and the city council because their “village of the future” suffers from slow broadband access and some even have no access to a phone service.

31st January, 2014 (7 Comments)

The retail division of BT has ended 2013 with a total fixed line broadband ISP subscriber base of 7,111,000 and that represents a stable growth of +150k in Q4 2013 (down slightly from +156k in Q3). The figure includes 1.9 Million superfast BTInfinity (FTTC) customers (up by +228k in Q4 vs +195k added in Q3).

31st January, 2014 (9 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project in England, which is investing £94 million to help make BT’s superfast broadband FTTC/P (25Mbps+) services available to “around” 90% of local premises by the end of 2016 (here), has today pushed aside the floods and announced another new batch of local upgrades.

30th January, 2014 (1 Comment)

CityFibre has today begun canvassing businesses in the city of Peterborough (East of England), with the hope that they will want to join its new “Gig Up” campaign by registering their interest in connecting via the new urban fibre optic network (aka – Peterborough CORE).

30th January, 2014 (0 Comments)

The mobile division of Supermarket giant Tesco, which is naturally called Tesco Mobile and bases its service off an MVNO deal with O2, has followed Three UK’s lead by offering access to its latest 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband network at no extra cost for both new and existing customers.

30th January, 2014 (3 Comments)

Business ISP Gradwell and CityFibre have started looking for businesses in the Someset city of Bath (South West England) to register their interest and support plans to roll-out a 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband network (GigaBath) to local firms.

30th January, 2014 (0 Comments)

Customers of Zen Internet’s legacy superfast “Fibre Optic Broadband” (FTTC) packages, such as their old Fibre Lite and Fibre Active products, will receive a significant increase to their existing monthly usage (download) allowances from 1st February 2014.

30th January, 2014 (0 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has reduced the contract length of their broadband and phone bundles from 18 to 12 months, while also continuing to offer their “RED HOT SALE” discount that reduces the prices by almost half for the first six months of service (note: Line Rental is still payable at £15.99 a month or the equivalent of £10.66 when pre-paid).

30th January, 2014 (2 Comments)

It’s been a difficult few months for BSkyB (Sky Broadband) but the operators latest Q4 2013 results have revealed that their broadband ISP subscriber base continued to grow by +110,000 in Q4 to total 5,127,000 (stable from +111k added in Q3). Churn also fell and ARPU grew but their unbundled (LLU) network expansion stopped.

29th January, 2014 (15 Comments)

One of the UK Government’s strongest advocates of mandatory network-level Internet filtering, MP Claire Perry, has told a Westminster eForum that modern ISP censorship systems are “far better, far stronger, much more effective and will not overblock” websites (i.e. wrongful blocking). Even though they do.. quite a lot.

29th January, 2014 (3 Comments)

The state aid supported £35.44 million e-Sussex project, which will make superfast broadband (25Mbps+) speeds available to 96% of East Sussex premises in England by mid-2016 (note: 99% will be covered by BT’s new FTTC/P network but some won’t be “superfast“), has revealed the next communities to benefit from its upgrade work.

29th January, 2014 (0 Comments)

The £18.9 million iNorthumberland project, which aims to expand the coverage of BT’s “fibre broadband” (25Mbps+) FTTC/P network to 95% of local premises by early 2016 (note: only 91% will get “superfast” speeds of 25Mbps+), has named the first communities to benefit.

28th January, 2014 (6 Comments)

BT and property development firm SEGRO have teamed up to help 450 companies on the Slough Trading Estate in Berkshire (England) gain access to their up to 80Mbps capable “fibre broadband” FTTC network through private funding.

28th January, 2014 (1 Comment)

The state aid supported £21.96m Superfast West Yorkshire project in England has today named the first 14 telephone exchange areas that will benefit from an upgrade to BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which aims to cover 97% of local premises by the end of Autumn 2015.

28th January, 2014 (9 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme, which hopes to make superfast fixed line broadband speeds of 25Mbps+ available to 95% of the population by 2017, claims to have successfully passed 273,731 premises on 31st Dec 2013 with BT’s FTTC/P network (estimated to now be sitting at 300,000).

28th January, 2014 (40 Comments)

In a surprise move BTOpenreach has advised us that its FTTP on Demand (FoD) product, which makes their “ultra-fast” 330Mbps (30Mbps uploads) fibre optic broadband ISP technology available to premises on FTTC capable lines, is now going to become even more expensive due to higher than expected deployment costs.

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