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ee uk logo

26th June, 2014 (2 Comments)

EE has deployed their “superfast” 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband network to another 14 large towns (total of 229 large towns / cities and more than 2,500 villages / small towns), which raises their overall network coverage to 73% of the United Kingdom (population). But they’ll need to go a lot faster to hit the 98% target.

bt openreach uk engineer team

26th June, 2014 (10 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator has today confirmed that BTOpenreach, which maintains BT’s UK phone and broadband network, will from 1st July 2014 be officially required to meet tougher quality of service standards (i.e. faster installs, quicker repairs and making available more information about their performance to the public). Shorter contracts and cheaper FTTC switching are also coming.

kc hull isp engineers

25th June, 2014 (19 Comments)

KC’s roll-out of ‘Lightstream’ superfast broadband technology in East Yorkshire (England), which is dominated by their 350Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) network (with some slower FTTC), is slowly moving outside of Hull and has now reached 350 homes in the small-ish civil parish village of Wawne (Waghen).

wifi hotspot zone

25th June, 2014 (2 Comments)

The Cloud (BSkyB) has today added to their 1,000+ WiFi hotspots in Wales by signing two new partners (the Aneurin Bevan and Cwm Taf health boards) from the healthcare industry, which means that their free wireless Internet connectivity is now being deployed to a total of 18 Welsh healthcare locations.


25th June, 2014 (0 Comments)

Several investors behind the Lancashire-based Daisy Group, a telecoms and broadband supplier that’s thought to be worth around £400 million, are reportedly the subjects of a secret investigation by the City’s Takeover Panel for collusion over their combined 36% shareholding in the provider.

bt uk isp logo

24th June, 2014 (3 Comments)

BT Consumer has today announced that their online file storage and backup service (BTCloud), which is free for all of their existing broadband customers (the entry-level packages include 5GB of storage and the top superfast BTInfinity service comes with 50GB), can now be upgraded with even more space (up to 500GB) for a small fee.

bt openreach logo uk

24th June, 2014 (11 Comments)

BTOpenreach are preparing to increase the cost of their premium wholesale line rental product, which ISPs often sell on to businesses as part of a phone or broadband bundle, from £110 +vat per year to £114 (+3.64%). It follows a similar rise in the cost of Basic Line Rental on 17th May 2014, which went from £93.32 to £96.17 (+3.05%).

fibre optic cable duct connectivity

24th June, 2014 (0 Comments)

Barden Network Engineering, which is a subcontractor for Carillion (BT’s contractor for the UK superfast broadband FTTC/P roll-out) that specialises in cable installation jointing and splicing, has announced plans to create 25 new jobs in Merthyr Tydfil after it began setting up a new depot on the Cyfarthfa Industrial Estate in Merthyr Tydfil (Wales).

brazil 2014 world cup

24th June, 2014 (6 Comments)

Broadband ISP PlusNet has posted a couple of interesting snapshots of Internet video streaming traffic during England’s dismal opening matches of the 2014 Football WorldCup in Brazil. Suffice to say, ITV Player traffic is hardly a blip next to the huge popularity of BBC’s iPlayer service.

farming uk rural areas

24th June, 2014 (0 Comments)

The National Farmers Union (NFU), satellite broadband ISP Avonline and farming retailer Massey Ferguson have teamed up to modify two tractors, which will be positioned at key locations along Yorkshire’s (England) Tour de France route, to act as free wifi wireless Internet hotspots with a considerably wider than usual area of coverage.

comms business uk magazine

24th June, 2014 (8 Comments)

The Comms Business magazine has announced the winners of their annual 2014 Comms Business Awards event, which took place last week in London and saw Daisy Wholesale beat competition from ICUK, Zen Internet, Gamma and Virtua1 to secure the Best Internet Service Provider award.

csw broadband map

23rd June, 2014 (1 Comment)

The £15.47 million CSW Broadband project, which hopes to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services available to 92% of Coventry, 96% of Solihull and 91% of Warwickshire in England by spring 2016 (overall 91% will get speeds of 24Mbps+), has today confirmed the next batch of communities to benefit from its Phase Two roll-out.


23rd June, 2014 (0 Comments)

Wireless ISP Xwavia (formerly eXwavia) has confirmed plans to expand its operations with a redevelopment of their headquarters in Welshpool (Glansevern Hall), which will increase their site to 2,500 sq ft in size and benefit from 10 new staff.

multimedia internet streaming

23rd June, 2014 (14 Comments)

Sony’s Director of Digital Sales for Sweden, Jacob Herbst, has said that he expects Internet streaming services (e.g. Spotify, Deezer etc.) to take off in the United Kingdom once broadband infrastructure improves. Funny.. we thought it had already taken off and for a moment needed to check that we weren’t still stuck in 2010 or earlier.

devon and somerset uk broadband

23rd June, 2014 (10 Comments)

The joint £94 million Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England, which is currently rolling out BT’s superfast broadband (25Mbps+) network to at least 90% of local premises by the end of 2016, is seeking a delay and reduction in the additional funding allocated by the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office.

wireless broadband rural uk mast

23rd June, 2014 (8 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has confirmed that they’re discussing a proposal with Mobile Network Operators (e.g. Three UK, Vodafone, EE and O2) to boost mobile broadband (3G, 4G) and general mobile service reception by encouraging greater sharing of masts and a national roaming policy.

hyperoptic uk fttb

23rd June, 2014 (16 Comments)

Hyperoptic, which is busy rolling out a 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-To-The-Home / Building (FTTH/B) network across big residential and office buildings in the UK cities of London, Cardiff, Bristol, Reading, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, will today cut the price of their “hyper-sonic” packages in half for the first 6 months of service.

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