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full_duplex_docsis31

18th February, 2016 (6 Comments)

Cable operators like Virgin Media (Liberty Global) are slowly gearing up to launch trials of their new DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which could push peak download speeds to 10Gbps (1Gbps upload). But now CableLabs claims to have proven the “viability” of a symmetrical 10Gbps using the same standard.

bt urban tower

17th February, 2016 (44 Comments)

The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) has joined a growing chorus of people and organisations calling for BT to be separated from control of their national UK broadband and phone (Openreach) network, which the group suggests could “provide a market with a level playing field between all players.”

bt_sport_broadband

17th February, 2016 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has finally closed a 2013 complaint by BT, which alleged that Sky was abusing a dominant position by making wholesale supply of Sky Sports 1 / 2 (TV channels) to BT’s YouView (IPTV) platform conditional on BT wholesaling their BTSport channels to Sky for retail on their satellite platform.

fibre optic cable strands coloured

17th February, 2016 (14 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe, which campaigns for the adoption of ultrafast Gigabit (1000Mbps+) capable Fibre-to-the-Home broadband technology, has published its latest global ranking of FTTH/P/B progress and unsurprisingly the United Kingdom still doesn’t even make it to the list.

scotland uk regions map

17th February, 2016 (6 Comments)

The £410 million Digital Scotland project has so far helped to make BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to an additional 115,000 premises and this week the next batch of upgrade areas have been confirmed, including for the remote Highlands and Islands region.

aylesbury_vale_ftth_rollout

17th February, 2016 (4 Comments)

The publicly funded Aylesbury Vale Broadband project, which last year rolled out a 300Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network to the rural Buckinghamshire (England) village of North Marston, has this week announced that they’ve commenced the 3km extension to reach Granborough.

gtc_fibre_install

16th February, 2016 (0 Comments)

Utility infrastructure provider GTC has announced that their 300Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network is being deployed across two new build developments in London and High Wycombe, which should benefit 445 homes.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

16th February, 2016 (18 Comments)

Cable Internet and TV provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has published their results for Q4 2015 and revealed that they added +69,100 broadband users in the quarter to make for a total of 4,694,900 (up from the +55,500 added in Q3 2015). The new 300Mbps service will also be extended to “Home Workers“.

bt openreach logo uk

16th February, 2016 (3 Comments)

Most people with IT knowledge know that the Internet stemmed from a 1960’s project in the United States (ARPANET), but apparently nobody told BTOpenreach (you know.. that company responsible for phone and Internet services) after one of their adverts hailed the UK as the “country that invented the internet“. Oops.

complaint form uk isp adr ofcom broadband

16th February, 2016 (0 Comments)

According to the annual ‘Consumer Action Monitor’ report from Ombudsman Services, which is one of two Ofcom approved dispute resolution handlers for broadband and phone providers, some 16% (up from 15% in 2014) of all the 52 million consumer complaints made last year related to telecoms services.

blocked uk website parental control

16th February, 2016 (3 Comments)

The government has launched a new consultation on proposals that would require “all” pornographic Internet content providers (e.g. websites) to introduce Age Verification Systems, with the hope being that this would prevent vulnerable children from accessing potentially damaging material. But children will probably find a way around it.

three uk mobile broadband

15th February, 2016 (9 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has announced that consumers in Northern Ireland will be the first to trial their new “Home Mobile Broadband” service, which really just sounds like a normal 3G / 4G data tariff with a bigger usage allowance (up to 40 GigaBytes).

direct save telecom 2015

15th February, 2016 (0 Comments)

Budget broadband ISP Direct Save Telecom has announced that they’ve cut 30p off the cost of their monthly line rental, which is now priced at £15.95 per month as standard or the equivalent of £13.50 per month when pre-paid for a year in advance (£162 in total).

hyperoptic_engineer_van

15th February, 2016 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has joined forces with the Hyde Group, which is a United Kingdom focused Housing Association with 50,000 homes under its banner, in order to roll-out their ultrafast 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to related residents.

money gbp

15th February, 2016 (4 Comments)

The Herefordshire and Shropshire councils appear to have been so impressed by the Government’s recently ended Connection Voucher scheme (here), which gifted grants of up to £3,000 to help smaller UK businesses get a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service installed, that they’re mooting a local replacement.

call_flow

15th February, 2016 (7 Comments)

Call Flow Solutions looks set to complete the expanded roll-out of their Government supported “superfast” (30Mbps+) hybrid fibre optic and wireless broadband network in rural Hampshire (England) by March 2016 as planned, with Monkwood, Beauworth, Privett and Preshaw nearly all about to go live.

b4rn_fibre_optic_cable_stretched_over_wall

15th February, 2016 (18 Comments)

It’s fast approaching three years since the community built and funded B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project first picked up shovels and began building their own ultrafast 1000Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network to parts of rural Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire.

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