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31st Oct 2015 (2 Comments)

EE’s Director of Public Policy on Coverage, Kip Meek, has told ISPreview.co.uk that it is critical for the Government to adopt a more “joined up approach” as otherwise they may struggle to meet their revised coverage obligations. In particular EE wants to see fair rents for mast sites and more infrastructure sharing.

31st Oct 2015 (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business (VMB) has responded to the suspension of the Government’s Connection Voucher scheme by offering to cover up to £1,000 of the installation cost(s) for new business broadband customers.

30th Oct 2015 (7 Comments)

The European Commission has today launched an “in-depth investigation” into the proposed £10.25bn Hutchison Whampoa (Three UK) deal to buy rival mobile operator O2 from debt-laden Telefonica, which has given rise to significant competition concerns.

30th Oct 2015 (9 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk has today confirmed exactly how much data was compromised in last week’s website hack and the good-ish news is that less than 21,000 unique bank account details were stolen, although 1.2 million customer email addresses, names and phone numbers weren’t so lucky.

30th Oct 2015 (2 Comments)

The Government’s money man, George Osborne, has today launched a new “independent body” called the National Infrastructure Commission that will oversee some £100 billion of infrastructure spending by 2020, but you’ll struggle to find any mention of broadband connectivity.

29th Oct 2015 (0 Comments)

The Fife Council in Scotland has confirmed that another £150,000 of additional funding has been set aside to help bring superfast capable broadband services to the final 1.6% of premises (2,800 homes and businesses) in the county.

29th Oct 2015 (0 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s telecoms regulator has today set out what position they will be taking at next month’s World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15), which among other things will seek to decide the radio spectrum frequencies for future WiFi and 5G based Mobile Broadband services.

29th Oct 2015 (40 Comments)

BT has posted their latest Q3-2015 results (calendar), which reveals that their retail business now has a total of 7,879,000 broadband subscribers (up by +82K vs +83K in Q2) and 3,438,000 of those are taking their FTTC dominated BTInfinity “fibre broadband” (up by +212K in Q3 vs +217K in Q2).

29th Oct 2015 (14 Comments)

A new survey of 722 businesses, which was conducted by AECOM and the Confederation of British Industry, has found that 62% of firms are concerned with the pace of progress on the delivery of infrastructure projects and 53% fear they won’t see the necessary upgrades within the next 5 years.

28th Oct 2015 (6 Comments)

Internet provider PlusNet has this week enhanced their 12 months of free unlimited broadband service (£9.99 per month thereafter) offer by extending the promotion to last for the full length of their 18 month contract term.

28th Oct 2015 (1 Comment)

The ITS Technology Group, which has already supplied faster broadband connections to around 1,800 digitally deprived small businesses located on business parks across the United Kingdom (both rural and urban areas), has reduced the initial installation cost for related services.

28th Oct 2015 (11 Comments)

The Competition and Markets Authority has today “provisionally” cleared the £12.5bn merger between national telecoms giant BT and mobile operator EE because the deal is “not expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition [SLC] in any market in the UK.”

28th Oct 2015 (13 Comments)

One of the ISPs involved in a Government pilot of Satellite broadband connectivity for remote rural areas claims that the effort has been a success and that 61.5% of people who participated in a free trial have now chosen to sign up to a one-year contract. But did they have any other choice?

28th Oct 2015 (0 Comments)

The Government has confirmed that they’re considering the introduction of a “domestic law” that could prevent Europe’s new Net Neutrality rules from overriding their policy of requiring all of the United Kingdom’s major broadband ISPs to block adult Internet content.

28th Oct 2015 (3 Comments)

A new study claims that broadband and home phone prices for “loyal customers” (i.e. those who prefer to stay with the same ISP rather than switch) have increased by an inflation-busting 40% since 2011 and are thus paying on average £8.59 a month (£103 a year) more now than they were four years ago.

27th Oct 2015 (3 Comments)

As expected the European Parliament has, without further change, today given the final approval needed for new rules to be introduced that aim to protect open Internet access (Net Neutrality) from unfair restrictions and put an end to costly mobile roaming charges, but there are plenty of loop holes.

27th Oct 2015 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains BT’s national UK telecoms and broadband network, will next month launch a slower fault repair service for MPF fully unbundled ISPs (e.g. Sky Broadband and TalkTalk). Now you might well ask, why would any ISP seek slower fault fixing? To save money, of course.

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