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29th Nov 2014 (8 Comments)

The endless jostling for dominance of the United Kingdom’s fixed line broadband and mobile telecoms market has continued after reports appeared to suggest that BT’s move to grab either O2 or EE, which was mirrored by a similar approach from Three UK’s parent, has pushed Vodafone back towards a potential acquisition of Virgin Media (Liberty Global) or possibly one of the other big fixed line ISPs (e.g. TalkTalk or Sky Broadband).

28th Nov 2014 (5 Comments)

Hold on to your hats because Three UK’s Hong Kong based parent, Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., has reportedly decided to counter BT’s preliminary talks to buy O2 or EE by preparing to make a similar bid of its own. Suddenly there’s the prospect that BT might need to pay more than it planned.

28th Nov 2014 (45 Comments)

Section 97A of the United Kingdom’s Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) has come in handy again after Rights Holders won one of their most significant victories to date, securing a court order that forces all of the country’s largest broadband ISPs to block 53 websites that were found to facilitate Internet copyright infringement (piracy).

28th Nov 2014 (3 Comments)

Budget ISP PlusNet has become the latest provider to tout Black Friday discounts as the reason for slashing the cost of their unlimited standard (ADSL2+) home broadband service, which is now free for the first 12 months of service (£9.99 thereafter) when taken with line rental from £12.99 per month (i.e. when pre-paid for a year in advance or £15.95 as standard) plus £75 Cashback.

28th Nov 2014 (15 Comments)

The Welsh Government’s Superfast Cymru project has today been highlighted after BTOpenreach’s engineers deployed more than 16km of overhead and 20km of underground fibre optic cable in order to roll-out their 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) connectivity into the remote rural community of Dinas Mawddwy in Gwynedd.

27th Nov 2014 (5 Comments)

Competition between smaller alternative network ISPs is rare because they tend to keep out of each other’s way. But that’s not always the case and is proven by WarwickNet’s move to start rolling out a new fibre optic broadband network to businesses on Derby’s (East Midlands, England) Pride Park, which comes shortly after ITS Technology announced a new fixed wireless network for the same area.

27th Nov 2014 (1 Comment)

Ultrafast urban-focused ISP Hyperoptic, which operates a 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB/H) network across parts of 12 cities in the United Kingdom, has announced another new promotion by offering 3 months of completely free fibre optic broadband and phone service to those they cover.

27th Nov 2014 (1 Comment)

Gigaclear, an independent fibre optic (FTTP) broadband ISP, has recently become the latest Internet provider to announce that their prices are rising by 4.8% (RPI + 2% at the time of calculation) from 1st January 2015, which in fairness is the first time they’ve increased their prices in roughly four years.

26th Nov 2014 (3 Comments)

The European Commission has today announced a new £250 billion (€315bn) plan to improve its infrastructure, which is designed to make the continent more attractive for investment, remove regulatory bottlenecks and “get Europe growing again” by funding improvements in broadband networks, transport, education, research and innovation.

26th Nov 2014 (6 Comments)

A Digital Government Review conducted for the British Labour party, which was commissioned by Chi Onwurah MP but claims to be independent, has called for a future Labour Government to consider implementing a Universal Service Obligation (USO) for Internet access (potentially applying to both fixed line and mobile operators).

26th Nov 2014 (2 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has put their weight behind the Government’s proposal to tackle partial mobile not-spots across the United Kingdom by requiring major mobile network operators to adopt a controversial national roaming policy, which some fear could also stifle future investment.

26th Nov 2014 (17 Comments)

In case you hadn’t realised it, the Black Friday Sales phenomenon has over the past few years been imported from the USA and is now hitting UK shores. Naturally ISPs are getting in on the action and so BT has put their Totally Unlimited Broadband (ADSL2+ and FTTC / BTInfinity) packages on a special discount.

26th Nov 2014 (6 Comments)

The IT services provider and fibre optic builder, ITS Technology, has gobbled yet another Internet provider and this time it’s Wales focused fixed wireless broadband ISP Xwavia, which serves a number of remote rural communities (e.g. Conwy) with superfast Internet speeds.

26th Nov 2014 (12 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has teamed up with the Radio 1 DJs and YouTubers Dan and Phil to offer customers a special “No strings, No contract” 4G Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) SIM that comes with 100GB (GigaBytes) of free Mobile Broadband data for use each month (details here), although naturally there is a catch or two.

26th Nov 2014 (3 Comments)

Budget ISP Fuel Broadband (formerly Primus Saver) has announced the launch of a new promotion that offers one full year’s worth of free unlimited broadband (up to 16Mbps) to customers who also bundle in their phone line rental for £15 per month.

26th Nov 2014 (3 Comments)

Residents of a well sized rural village in Monmouthshire (Wales) called Shirenewton could soon be able to benefit from a superfast fibre optic connection via Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology, which is being rolled out by Cardiff-based ISP Spectrum Internet.

26th Nov 2014 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator Lycamobile UK appears to have become a serial offender after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned, for a third time no less, a “misleading” promotion on their website that claimed to offer “UNLIMITED DATA NOW WITH 4G” when in fact the data usage was effectively capped to just 5GB (GigaBytes).

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