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30th April, 2014 (3 Comments)

Satellite operator Avanti has signed a new partnership deal with ISP Avonline that should result in the latter being able to introduce a range of new broadband services and a “promise” to give all Avanti-based customers a minimum average download speed of 9Mbps and an upgrade to a “fibre alternative” when it becomes accessible.

30th April, 2014 (1 Comment)

The communications regulator has today set out its approach and priorities (e.g. future 5G mobile broadband) for managing and sharing (e.g. white space technology) the country’s radio spectrum up to the year 2025. As part of this, Ofcom has also published an Interactive Spectrum Map to show how different frequencies are used in the United Kingdom.

30th April, 2014 (14 Comments)

BT’s consumer ISP division has confirmed that their new and re-contracting broadband subscribers will continue to benefit from free access to BTSport TV content for a second season and the operator also revealed that around 5 million UK homes now view the service (3 million come direct from BT and the rest via wholesale partners).

30th April, 2014 (0 Comments)

Virgin Media has reported that new registrations to its public WiFi hotspot service at 137 London Underground Tube stations were up by 50% yesterday as commuters navigated their way around the capital during the strike.

30th April, 2014 (16 Comments)

A rough estimate released by BT Wholesale earlier this year has predicted that the operators total “fibre broadband” (FTTC / FTTP) network footprint will increase to reach 80% of the United Kingdom by Spring 2015.

30th April, 2014 (4 Comments)

A series of complaints by Sky (Sky Broadband) has caused the Advertising Standards Authority to ban a direct mailing promotion for Virgin Media’s broadband, TV and phone bundles, which omitted material information regarding the differences between the two services and failed to make adequately clear the basis of a £214.95 savings claim.

30th April, 2014 (0 Comments)

Samba, a virtual mobile network operator that used the Three UK platform and which claimed to offer the country’s first free Mobile Broadband service, has suddenly closed down after first launching two years ago (here). Perhaps unsurprisingly the operators “unsustainable data costs” have taken the blame.

30th April, 2014 (0 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has once again had to ban two adverts for O2’s mobile Internet data roaming tariff (O2 Travel) after it claimed to offer “a day’s data for £1.99 … whatever you get up to on the continent“, which failed to mention the small matter of a 15MB usage cap.

29th April, 2014 (6 Comments)

The £25 million Superfast Essex project, which is working to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to around 87% of local homes and businesses by the end of summer 2016, has launched a revamped site that now includes a postcode based availability checker. But precise details of the roll-out are still extremely thin.

29th April, 2014 (2 Comments)

As expected Gigaclear has today begun to deploy their new 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) based fibre optic broadband ISP network out to rural residents of Underriver village and the surrounding areas in Kent (England).

29th April, 2014 (8 Comments)

The £40m Better Broadband to Suffolk project in England, which aims to roll-out BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to more than 90% of local homes and businesses by the end of 2015 (note: 85% will get “superfast” speeds of 24Mbps+), has published the results from its second Open Market Review (OMR) which focuses on the future plans to reach around 95% by 2017.

29th April, 2014 (0 Comments)

Popular ISP Zen Internet has apologised after 11,000 of its broadband customers (FTTC and ADSL etc.) were left without service for nearly 8 hours on Sunday (27th April 2014) after a fibre optic cable broke. Sadly the provider’s network then failed to transfer affected services over to alternative circuits.

28th April, 2014 (28 Comments)

BTOpenreach has kindly responded to this morning’s article by confirming the latest batch of 163 telephone exchanges that have been upgraded to support the Fibre on Demand (FoD / FTTPoD) service, which makes their “ultra-fast” and ultra-expensive 330Mbps (30Mbps uploads) fibre optic broadband (FTTP) product available via FTTC capable lines.

28th April, 2014 (0 Comments)

The state aid supported Northernlincs Broadband project appears to have revealed the first details about which areas can expect to benefit from the additional Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) cash injection of £1.18 million, which was first announced in February 2014.

28th April, 2014 (2 Comments)

Customers of budget broadband provider TalkTalk, specifically those whom have enabled the operators network-level HomeSafe Internet filtering censorship system (Parental Controls), have complained that the system is incorrectly blocking the women’s rights website https://sherights.com under the questionable category of “pornography“.

28th April, 2014 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP EE UK has recorded one of its best quarters of fixed line broadband subscriber growth after it added more than +19,000 customers in Q1-2014 to total 745,000 (up from +12k in Q4-2013). Meanwhile their 4G mobile customer base grew from 1,996,000 in Q4-2013 to reach 2.9m now (+889k in the quarter).

28th April, 2014 (52 Comments)

BTOpenreach’s new FTTP on Demand (FoD) product offers the attractive potential for anybody within reach of an FTTC capable line to order a full fibre optic broadband connection, which can deliver stable speeds of 330Mbps (30Mbps uploads) using Fibre-to-the-Premises technology. But have cost and confusion killed the attraction.

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