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23rd February, 2016 (3 Comments)

Broadband customers of BT, EE, Virgin Media and TalkTalk are allegedly still able to directly access (i.e. no Proxy or VPN required) some of the Internet’s most prolific piracy websites (copyright infringement) simply by typing https:// in front of the domain instead of http://.

uk train

23rd February, 2016 (13 Comments)

The High Speed Rail Committee has published its final report and called on the Government’s expensive High Speed Two (HS2) project, which aims to build a new rail link between London and the Midlands, to do more to improve broadband connectivity along the route.


23rd February, 2016 (5 Comments)

Most EU and UK telecoms regulators don’t expect the first commercial roll-out of future 5G capable Mobile Broadband services to happen until 2020 or later, but that hasn’t stopped Nokia and Verizon aiming for it to be launched far sooner.. in 2017! Field trials have already begun.


23rd February, 2016 (27 Comments)

North East Somerset (England) ISP TrueSpeed Communications (formerly Wansdyke Telecom) has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that their new symmetric 100Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network should be going live in the rural village of Priston during April 2016.

inflight wireless internet

22nd February, 2016 (0 Comments)

Inmarsat’s slow moving plan to improve broadband connectivity on aircraft took another step forward today after Ofcom launched a consultation to authorise new terrestrial base stations, which should allow “direct air-to-ground” Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) to aircraft via the 2GHz band.

sky broadband uk

22nd February, 2016 (62 Comments)

The CEO of Sky UK (Sky Broadband), Jeremy Darroch, has today made a final plea in the hope of encouraging Ofcom to split BT from control of their national telecoms network (Openreach), which Darroch claims is the only way to encourage investment in 1Gbps+ FTTH/P broadband and to stop BT “[sweating] its copper assets” for slower connectivity.

uk internet statistics

22nd February, 2016 (13 Comments)

A new survey of 1,823 ISPreview.co.uk readers has discovered that 77% support the Government’s plan to introduce a new Universal Service Obligation, which could require BT and others to ensure that everybody can access a broadband speed of 10Mbps+ by 2020. But most want an even faster speed.

bt openreach logo uk

21st February, 2016 (70 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulatory will publish the outcome of their ‘Strategic Review of Digital Communications‘ on Thursday and unsurprisingly there have been some leaks, which appear to confirm our expectation that Ofcom will NOT move to split BT from control of its national phone and broadband network (Openreach).


20th February, 2016 (91 Comments)

Residents of three villages in rural Lancashire (England) – Inglewhite, Whitechapel and Bleasdale – have accused BT and the council of wasting public money after the community built its own B4RN 1000Mbps FTTH broadband network only for BT to suddenly turn up and overbuild it with 40-80Mbps FTTC.

three uk mobile broadband

19th February, 2016 (7 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has become one of the first providers in the country to announce the future roll-out of a new network-level ad blocking technology, which is the result of a collaboration with Shine Technologies that will focus upon tackling data hungry and overly intrusive adverts.

ee uk logo map

19th February, 2016 (5 Comments)

Somehow we managed to overlook last week’s Q4 2015 results from EE, which confirmed that they added +6,000 extra home broadband customers in the quarter to total 933,000 (lower than the +8k added in Q3) and expanded their 4G (LTE) Mobile Broadband network to 95% of the UK.

westminster uk government

19th February, 2016 (0 Comments)

The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has taken a look back at the number of times that “broadband” has been mentioned in Parliament since 2010 and discovered that there has been a 75% increase in references, which isn’t a surprise because that’s when Internet connectivity became a big issue.

bt engineer cutting fibre optic cable

18th February, 2016 (52 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced that they are conducting a new trial of 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology with 500 homes on the North Swindon development of Haydon Wick. This will involve building fibre optic lines direct from the local telephone exchange.


18th February, 2016 (0 Comments)

Business ISP WarwickNet has announced that they’ve expanded their faster broadband network to three sites in Berkshire (England) to help local firms: Winnersh Triangle in Wokingham, as well as the Bennet Road and Cradock Road areas in Reading.

europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

18th February, 2016 (4 Comments)

The on-going FTTH Conference 2016 event in Luxembourg has just released an interesting visualisation, which reveals that the United Kingdom is one of the few European states without a firm target for delivering 100% superfast broadband (30Mbps+) coverage by 2020.

bt openreach uk engineer team

18th February, 2016 (13 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT has today announced that it is set to create “around” 1,400 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs in 2016, which will involve related employees working in a range of roles from cybersecurity to engineering.

united kingdom

18th February, 2016 (8 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Deliver UK programme has today published its latest quarterly performance report to the end of 2015, which reveals a bit more detail about the project’s progress. Overall 3,625,369 extra premises have now benefited and can order superfast broadband, with £406,918,848 of BDUK funding spent.

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February 2016
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