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31st May 2014 (6 Comments)

The forthcoming 2015 launch of the new 802.11ac-2013 WiFi WLAN wireless home networking standard (here), which promises speeds of up to 7Gbps (Gigabits per second), hasn’t even happened yet and Huawei are already overshadowing it with plans to introduce a 10Gbps standard (802.11ax) during 2018.

31st May 2014 (12 Comments)

Over the past couple of years most of the big broadband ISPs have introduced new routers with modern features, such as support for the latest Gigabit capable 802.11ac WiFi standard, Gigabit LAN ports, IPv6, USB ports, 5GHz wifi and so forth (note: there’s some variance on these between ISPs). But not all have been as fast to keep pace.

30th May 2014 (8 Comments)

The state aid supported £20.75m Superfast Worcestershire and separate £21.96m Superfast West Yorkshire projects in England have today announced the start of their respective deployment phases, with the first local homes and businesses going live with BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services in each area.

30th May 2014 (25 Comments)

Internet provider PlusNet has cut the cost of its superfast ‘Unlimited Fibre Broadband and Calls’ (FTTC) package in half from £19.99 to just £9.99 a month for the first 6 months of service. Meanwhile there are also plans for another rise in the cost of line rental and a product refresh to simplify their packages.

29th May 2014 (6 Comments)

As expected UK cable operator Virgin Media, which last month launched its new quad-play ‘Big Kahuna’ and ‘Big Bang’ broadband, phone and TV bundles with a mobile service (here), has today unveiled the details and prices for its full range of revamped packages including ‘Big Connection’, ‘Big Easy’ and ‘Big Daddy’.

29th May 2014 (2 Comments)

In a not entirely surprising move Zen Internet has informed customers that their old Usenet (Newsgroups) service is to be completely withdrawn.

29th May 2014 (0 Comments)

Manchester-based business ISP Vaioni has announced that it will offer up to £6,000 worth of cover against Excess Construction Charges (ECC), irrespective of operator choice, on all orders of its fibre optic based Leased Line services.

29th May 2014 (8 Comments)

The £41m Better Broadband for Norfolk scheme in England, which aims to make BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) network available to 80% of local homes and businesses by the end of 2015, has revealed the next batch of roll-out areas and confirmed that over 50,000 premises have already benefitted.

28th May 2014 (5 Comments)

The European Commission has today published the 2014 EU Broadband Scorecard, which reveals the United Kingdom’s progress toward Europe’s overall Digital Agenda goal of ensuring that 100% of homes have access to superfast broadband speeds of 30Mbps+ by 2020 (50% must also be taking 100Mbps+). The good news is we’re doing well but rural areas are still lagging.

28th May 2014 (2 Comments)

The national UK telecoms regulator has today launched several new consultations on its plan to release existing radio spectrum in the UHF 700MHz (Digital TV) frequency band so that faster Mobile Broadband (e.g. 4G and 5G) services can be launched in the same frequency by 2020 – 2022.

28th May 2014 (1 Comment)

The visitors and residents of Newcastle and Gateshead in North East England will be pleased to learn that GOWEX has been picked to roll-out a free wireless Internet (wifi hotspot) network across “scores of public areas” in both locations.

28th May 2014 (1 Comment)

Customers of cable broadband operator Virgin Media have been left without the ability to directly send or receive email (e.g. Outlook, Thunderbird etc.) since yesterday afternoon after an unspecified fault caused their servers to fail at just after 3pm.

28th May 2014 (0 Comments)

Rochdale-based ISP Zen Internet has spent time analysing common broadband patterns and discovered that a “significant number” of their broadband users appear to be suffering a performance loss, especially those on 8Mbps ADSL and 20-24Mbps ADSL2+ lines, because their routers unwittingly enabling the “idle time-out” (aka – “dial-on-demand“) setting.

28th May 2014 (21 Comments)

Urban-focused ISP Hyperoptic has revealed that its “hyper-sonic” 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable home and business Fibre-To-The-Building/Home (FTTB/H) network will soon be expanded to include large buildings and office blocks in the “hyper-cities” of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds (England).

27th May 2014 (1 Comment)

The Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has awarded a grant worth £1 million to help make superfast broadband services available to an additional 1,700 homes and businesses in the New Forest and over 2,000 in the Test Valley (Hampshire, England).

27th May 2014 (19 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has today unveiled its new “Super Router“, which as we first revealed last year will be based off the latest Huawei HG635 hardware and features a built-in VDSL modem and the most recent Gigabit (1000Mbps+) capable wifi wireless networking spec (802.11ac) that the provider says “offers Britain’s fastest Wi-Fi technology“.

27th May 2014 (0 Comments)

Sheffield-based ISP ASK4, which serves businesses as well as student accommodation and homes in multi-tenant buildings, has been acquired by Darwin Private Equity as part of a £21.5 million buy-out and refinancing deal.

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