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origin broadband uk isp

28th February, 2015 (8 Comments)

South Yorkshire ISP Origin Broadband claims to have lowered the prices across their “entire range” of residential broadband and phone packages, including their superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC) deals. Now if they could only be clearer about the public pricing of it all.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

27th February, 2015 (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator is considering granting “transitional” approval to a number of manually configured devices that harness the new White Space technology, which uses the gaps in radio spectrum between digital TV (UHF 470MHz to 790MHz) channels in order to deliver wireless broadband or other communication services over a wide area.

fibre_optic_blue_explosion

27th February, 2015 (0 Comments)

Ultrafast fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has announced that residents of The Basilica, a development (apartment block) in the city centre, have become the first of many buildings in the city of Leeds (West Yorkshire, England) to benefit from their new symmetric 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) broadband network.

ee_lte_a_4g_400mbps_test

27th February, 2015 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator EE, which could shortly become a part of the BT Group, has announced that their long planned trial of ultrafast 400Mbps capable 4G LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) based Mobile Broadband technology with Qualcomm and Huawei, which they’ve dubbed 4G+, will next month go live at Wembley Stadium in London.

fire_extinguisher

27th February, 2015 (15 Comments)

Low cost broadband and phone provider TalkTalk could be facing a fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after they finally coughed up to a serious customer data breach, which last year caused some of their subscribers to be hit by a spate of Indian-based scam callers.

Slow Broadband Speed UK Internet Download

26th February, 2015 (26 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published their latest Q1-2015 report into the real-world performance of the largest fixed line broadband ISPs and their customers across the United Kingdom, which found that the average download speed has increased by 21.93% over the past six months to top 22.8Mbps (NOTE: Most of this boost came from urban areas, with rural and suburban being fairly flat).

talktalk uk isp

26th February, 2015 (7 Comments)

Budget Internet and phone provider TalkTalk has teamed up with LivePerson in order to “move” from traditional telephone-based customer service to a “more advanced online engagement technology“. Apparently this means “quadrupling” the number of customer service enquiries it handles via online chat agents.

scotland_uk_rural_broadband_castle

26th February, 2015 (7 Comments)

A new report from Audit Scotland, which works to ensure that public money in Scotland is used properly, has revealed more details about the actual coverage, funding and broadband speed expectations of the country’s £410 Million Digital Scotland roll-out programme with BT.

warwicknet

25th February, 2015 (0 Comments)

Business ISP WarwickNet have announced that they’ve established a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Tanshire Park’s main communications room, with fibres said to be “strategically running to sub-areas across the site“.

fibre optic cables from above

25th February, 2015 (9 Comments)

Communications provider Entanet has said that there is still a market for BTOpenreach’s ultrafast native Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband in the United Kingdom, although its appeal remains in a “relatively small niche market” and is held back by limited availability.

talktalk uk isp

25th February, 2015 (8 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has sided with an interesting BT complaint against a press advert for TalkTalk’s SimplyBroadband package, which complained that a “half-price” offer of £1.75 per month was “not a genuine sale price” because the standard price of £3.50 had not been used for long enough.

5g mobile broadband technology

24th February, 2015 (11 Comments)

Researchers working on the future 5th generation (5G) of Mobile Broadband technology at the University of Surrey in England claim to have achieved a staggering transfer speed of 1Tbps (Terabit per second), or 1,000,000Mbps (Megabits) in more familiar language, over their candidate technology.

bt hub 4 frontside

24th February, 2015 (8 Comments)

Customers of the BTInfinity (FTTC) superfast broadband package(s), specifically those with a HomeHub 5A router (integrated VDSL2 modem), may be pleased to hear that the ISP has finally deployed a firmware fix to tackle a nasty bug that was causing random disconnections and device reboots.

uppingham_school

24th February, 2015 (15 Comments)

Alternative network provider Gigaclear has today demonstrated how they too can take on the big operators by using their new 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP) network in the rural market town of Uppingham (Rutland, England) to connect a big local School.

scotland_flag

24th February, 2015 (8 Comments)

The national UK telecoms operator, BT, has today announced that their “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC) network is now available to 1.5 million homes and businesses across Scotland, which is up sharply from 1 million in April last year.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

23rd February, 2015 (28 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media will today reduce the cost of their entry-level 50Mbps “Big Connection” broadband and phone package and their 152Mbps triple-play “Big Kahuna” bundle significantly for the first 12 months of service, although the new prices will only be available until 12th March 2015.

new home construction

23rd February, 2015 (8 Comments)

The Cheltenham Borough Council in Gloucestershire (England) will on Thursday consider a proactive motion that would require future planning applications for new developments to include provision for the delivery of “high-speed/super-fast broadband“, which is something that far too many new builds continue to overlook.

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