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30th Apr 2015 (2 Comments)

One the United Kingdom’s largest property websites, Zoopla (PrimeLocation), has today snapped up the uSwitch price comparison site for £160 million in a move that could result in home buyers being given more information about local broadband performance.

30th Apr 2015 (1 Comment)

In an entirely unsurprising development the shareholders of BT have today voted in favour of the operators £12.5bn move to buy mobile operator EE from current owners Deutsche Telekom (Germany) and Orange (France), although the final regulatory approval will take a lot longer to achieve and may extract concessions.

30th Apr 2015 (8 Comments)

Telecoms analysts at Ovum have claimed that Mobile Network Operators, such as Three UK, Vodafone, EE and O2 in the United Kingdom, could potentially cut costs and adopt a pure 4G (LTE) focus by switching off their legacy 2G and 3G platforms by 2020. But it might not be quite so simple.

29th Apr 2015 (9 Comments)

Some of BT’s consumer TV customers have written in to report that the ISP appears to have added five new premium channels to their service (418 Comedy Central Extra, 431 MTV Music, 490 Lifetime, 491 H2 and 542 Movies 24) and this seems to compliment a wider package refresh. TalkTalk customers should also see the channels.

29th Apr 2015 (1 Comment)

An unknown number of broadband routers that make use of the 802.11a/b/g WiFi controllers from Realtek, such as some older models of D-Link and TRENDnet kit, appear to be exposed to a vulnerability that allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on related hardware.

28th Apr 2015 (2 Comments)

The High Court has approved a new injunction that forces all of the major broadband ISPs (BT, Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, EE and TalkTalk) into blocking their customers from being able to view several websites that host a BitTorrent-fuelled video streaming app called Popcorn Time, plus a few other piracy sites.

28th Apr 2015 (1 Comment)

The results from the annual Broadband Genie 2015 survey have been announced, which saw PlusNet come top in four of the five survey categories (overall satisfaction score of 76%) to secure the Best Broadband Provider award. But Virgin Media (75%) and Sky Broadband (73%) weren’t far behind.

27th Apr 2015 (59 Comments)

The county of Hampshire in England can celebrate after it recently became the latest Broadband Delivery UK based Government programme with BT to complete its target of ensuring that 90% of homes and businesses can access “superfast” Internet download speeds of 24Mbps+ by the end of 2015.

27th Apr 2015 (8 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk has announced that existing customers of their various home broadband, phone and or TV bundles can now take a special mobile SIM-Only tariff that includes unlimited data (Mobile Broadband), texts and calls for “Britain’s lowest price” of £12 per month on a 30 day contract.

27th Apr 2015 (0 Comments)

The impending acquisition of EE by BT isn’t putting a dampener on the operators growth, with their latest Q1-2015 results showing a +50k increase in fixed line home broadband subscribers to total 884,000 (the best growth yet; up from +41k in Q4 2014, +18k in Q3-2014 and +30k in Q2-2014). Meanwhile 4G coverage and uptake is also booming.

27th Apr 2015 (3 Comments)

New customers of TalkTalk’s entry-level SimplyBroadband bundle look set to be the worst hit today as their standard monthly rental price shoots up by 42.86% from £3.50 to £5 per month, with most of the ISPs other bundles and TV packages also experiencing a +£1.50 per month rise in the cost of service.

25th Apr 2015 (1 Comment)

An unknown number of websites who use the popular CloudFlare Content Delivery Network (CDN) are finding that UK customers of Sky Broadband cannot view their content because one or more of the IP addresses that Sky blocks as part of their court ordered anti-piracy censorship tool includes an IP that’s shared with the CDN.

24th Apr 2015 (12 Comments)

Back in March we reported that BTOpenreach’s roll-out of Physical Retransmission ReTX (G.INP – ITU G.998.4) technology, which can improve the performance of their ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) lines, had hit a few snags (here) with some customers losing performance, connectivity and or suffering higher latency.

24th Apr 2015 (18 Comments)

Who? A strange and unexpected press release just crossed our desk, which stems from a company in the Netherlands that we’ve not heard of before, Angie Communications. Essentially they plan to “aggressively” rollout a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to 3 million premises and make “4.5G” and 5G mobile broadband available to 95% and 90% of the UK respectively by 2021.

24th Apr 2015 (0 Comments)

A new RootMetrics study has attempted to identify the fastest UK Mobile Broadband operators for travellers making use of London City Airport (LCY). Unsurprisingly EE came top, delivering the fastest median download and upload speeds at 16.1Mbps and 26.2Mbps respectively.

24th Apr 2015 (2 Comments)

Consumers who subscribe to Sky Broadband’s standard unlimited usage and phone bundle, which is currently being offered for 12 months at half-price (£3.75 per month), now also have the option of taking either an included £100 voucher (M&S, Tesco or a Prepaid Mastercard) or a Samsung GALAXY Tab 4 (7″ screen) device.

24th Apr 2015 (8 Comments)

Budget ISP PlusNet seems to be in the news a lot this week and today is no exception with the broadband provider recently announcing that, over the next year and a half, it would create an additional 200 jobs in Yorkshire (England). Eeh by gum.

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