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ISP News Archives for October 2014


7th October, 2014 (0 Comments)

Manchester-based ISP Vaioni has signed a new partnership deal that will allow them to wholesale out access to the ITS Technology Group’s pure Fibre Optic network to businesses in key parts of Hammersmith and Fulham (London).


6th October, 2014 (0 Comments)

UK ISP WarwickNet has confirmed that around 100 businesses on the Binley Industrial Estate in Coventry (England) can now access their new superfast broadband network, which among other things offers leased-line speeds of up to 1Gbit/s; not to mention slower but cheaper FTTC services.

fibre optic from hyperoptic broadband

6th October, 2014 (10 Comments)

The “hyper-sonic” 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable broadband ISP Hyperoptic has announced that their Fibre-To-The-Building/Home (FTTB/H) network has almost reached 75,000 premises in the UK cities of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Cardiff (Wales), Bristol, Reading and London. In addition, the network has just expanded to include Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham and Nottingham.

b4rn fibre optic broadband cable ducting node

6th October, 2014 (5 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project has managed to connect 600 premises in rural Lancashire (England) to its new 1000Mbps (1 Gigabit per second) capable community built and funded Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network, with customers typically paying £30 per month for the service. But Cumbria and Yorkshire could soon see some B4RN action too.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

6th October, 2014 (22 Comments)

The Managing Director of UK comms provider AAISP (Andrews and Arnold), Adrian Kennard, appears to have won at least part of his complaint against Virgin Media, which challenged whether the cable (DOCSIS) operator was right to say that their broadband service used a “fibre optic cable to install the services at the customers property“.

bt uk isp logo

6th October, 2014 (1 Comment)

BT has denied that its plans to launch a new consumer focused 4G mobile service, which will also harness the capabilities of their existing WiFi hotspots, are at risk of delay due to a series of technical challenges with getting the new network to function properly.

bt openreach logo uk

5th October, 2014 (25 Comments)

A recently updated specification document for BT’s ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) service (SIN 498) has included mention of a new Street Cabinet based ADSL2+ broadband service, which would be “used to provide extended reach beyond what is possible with VDSL2“.

broadband internet speed speedometer

3rd October, 2014 (37 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest biannual report into the real-world speeds of fixed line broadband ISP consumers across the United Kingdom reveals that the Internet performance gap between rural and urban areas is still wide, yet their speeds are now improving at a faster rate (+20% rural vs +5% urban / suburban). Overall the average download rate has risen by just 5% to reach 18.7Mbps (up from 17.8Mbps in the last report).


3rd October, 2014 (5 Comments)

A recent study of 2,000 small firms by the United Kingdom’s Citizens Advice Bureau has revealed that, over the past 12 months, some 30% of small businesses have experienced problems with their phone and broadband services.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

2nd October, 2014 (14 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business has today signed a new “first of its kind” deal worth £1.2 million with Derby City Council that will help up to 150 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the city to receive an ultrafast broadband connection capable of 2000Mbps (2Gbps) and at a “fraction of the usual cost“.

satisfaction guarantee an impossible commitment

2nd October, 2014 (2 Comments)

The Government’s new Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2014 were officially introduced yesterday and have given consumers more power to take a direct right of action against traders (i.e. a retailer or service provider) who mislead or bully them into buying a service that either isn’t what you wanted or doesn’t work as intended.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

2nd October, 2014 (10 Comments)

In a somewhat expected move the Chief Executive of national UK telecoms and media regulator Ofcom, Ed Richards, has announced that he is to stand down from his post at the end of December 2014. At present nobody has been lined up to replace him.

euros currency

2nd October, 2014 (8 Comments)

The outgoing Vice-President of the European Commission’s (EC) Digital Agenda project, Neelie Kroes, had stern words for members of the European Telecommunications Network Operators Association (ETNO) yesterday when she warned against protectionist positions and stated that “sometimes I think the telecoms sector is its own worst enemy“.

openreach bt fttc broadband modem

2nd October, 2014 (7 Comments)

The outspoken boss of broadband provider AAISP (Andrews and Arnold), Adrian Kennard, has criticised BTOpenreach for making a “very very detrimental change” to the terms of their Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) service. In particular Openreach intends to stop supporting the VDSL modem they provide, which the ISP fears could make it harder and more costly to get faults fixed.


2nd October, 2014 (2 Comments)

The Hampshire Superfast Broadband project in England has today revealed the next communities (Phase Four) to benefit from the local state-aid supported deployment of BT’s FTTC/P based superfast broadband (24Mbps+) network, which aims to reach 90% of homes and businesses by the end of 2015 and at least 95% by the end of 2017.


1st October, 2014 (11 Comments)

The newly rebranded Fuel Broadband (formerly Primus Saver) has, in a curious twist, defended their earlier decision to stop selling superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC) packages by stating that a “high quality ADSL line is more than sufficient“.

bt sport tv and broadband

1st October, 2014 (12 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has moved from its previously somewhat neutral stance, specifically in the conflict between BSkyB (Sky Broadband) and BT over Premier League TV rights, by lodging an official complaint with Ofcom and pleading for the comms regulator to help stop the costs of related content from getting out of control.

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