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25th April, 2014 (3 Comments)

The communication regulator’s final Telecoms Market Data Tables update for last year has revealed that the United Kingdom ended 2013 with a total of 22,577,000 fixed line residential and small business broadband ISP connections (excludes corporate lines), which is up by +941,000 (4.3%) in the year as ADSL’s existing market share declines.

25th April, 2014 (1 Comment)

MS3 Networks has won provisional approval from Ofcom that would grant the operator Code Powers (making street works easier etc.) in order to help expand their independent and ultra-fast Dark Fibre optic broadband ISP network in Hull (East Yorkshire, England), which is already being used by a number of local businesses and competes with KC’s own FTTP deployment.

25th April, 2014 (0 Comments)

Virgin Media has announced that a further 6 London Underground Train/Tube Stations will join its related network of public wireless Internet (WiFi) hotspots tomorrow, which raises their total coverage to 137 stations (up from 131 in February 2014). More are also due to be added to the network by the end of this summer.

25th April, 2014 (2 Comments)

EE (4GEE) has announced that its “superfast” 4G (LTE at 1800MHz) based Mobile Broadband (4GEE) network has now arrived in a total of 200 cities and towns (12 new additions went live this week), which means that their related network coverage (population) of the United Kingdom has expanded to 72%.

25th April, 2014 (13 Comments)

Chelmsford-based fixed wireless access provider FIBREWiFi (Buzcom) has revealed that they’re launching a range of new superfast broadband packages, which will offer symmetric Internet speeds of up to 100Mbps for businesses and homes in Essex (East of England).

24th April, 2014 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains BT’s national UK telecoms network, has enhanced their existing relationship with the Ordnance Survey by signing a new 5-year agreement worth £23 million. The deal is more than a mere extension and should help to make their broadband and phone engineers more efficient and effective.

24th April, 2014 (0 Comments)

As expected CityFibre, in partnership with Peterborough City Council in the east of England and IT services provider Serco, has officially begun the installation of an almost 90km long new fibre optic cable network (aka – Peterborough CORE) in the city centre.

24th April, 2014 (17 Comments)

A new report from uSwitch, which is based on 1,896,977 consumer Internet speedtests conducted during the August 2013 to January 2014 period, claims to have revealed the slowest and fastest streets in the United Kingdom for broadband speed. But we wouldn’t rely on the results.

23rd April, 2014 (1 Comment)

At the end of 2013 the average global broadband download speed, according to Akamai’s State of the Internet report, increased by 5.5% during the final quarter to top 3.8Mbps. By comparison the United Kingdom skipped from 14th to 13th fastest and saw its speed rise by 3.3% in the quarter to total 9.4Mbps.

23rd April, 2014 (6 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a television advert for TalkTalk’s broadband TV (YouView) service after it failed to make clear that “some catch-up [TV] content is excluded from the on demand services“.

23rd April, 2014 (5 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority has told Sky (BSkyB) to stop exaggerating the availability of paid live TV channels (Entertainment Pass) via their Internet-based NOW TV service.

23rd April, 2014 (9 Comments)

Public WiFi hotspots have become increasingly common over the past few years and now even the government’s £150m Super-Connected Cities Programme (SCCP) is seeking to boost their coverage. But is such investment becoming a waste of money and might we be about to witness the end of public wifi as we know it.

22nd April, 2014 (0 Comments)

The £410 million Digital Scotland partnership with BT has, following Shetland Telecom’s local work and last year’s £26.9m deal to build 20 new fibre optic submarine cables around the Highlands and Islands (here), expanded its roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC) services to premises in Lerwick on Shetland.

22nd April, 2014 (0 Comments)

Keycom (Media Force), a specialist supplier of high-speed broadband for students, the armed forces, key-workers, housing associations and some homes around the United Kingdom, has acquired an ISP that is responsible for serving six RAF bases in England – TriCommunications Ltd.

22nd April, 2014 (0 Comments)

Business ISP Fluidata has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation Category), which was secured in recognition of their efforts to boost rural broadband connectivity through the introduction of an aggregated open access wholesale network called the Service Exchange Platform (SEP).

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22nd April, 2014 (5 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media often wins awards for being the fastest national consumer broadband provider, at least in terms of average download speed, but this overlooks the contribution of considerably faster services from smaller ISPs that are frequently shunned. We take a closer look at the real-world performance of these providers.

18th April, 2014 (8 Comments)

Just a quick message to say that we hope all of our readers, whatever your religious beliefs, have a very Happy Easter and or a relaxing extra-long weekend (assuming you’ve been lucky enough to get some time off work).

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