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ISP News Archives for February 2016

 
uk farmer john and dog george

10th February, 2016 (1 Comment)

A new survey of over 800 businesses and farmers in the Anglia region of England (e.g. Norfolk) has found that 57% suffer from “poor” or “very poor” mobile phone signals and 31% can only receive a basic home broadband connection that delivers a download speed of less than 2Mbps.

bt uk isp logo

10th February, 2016 (58 Comments)

Some of BT’s Broadband customers, primarily those who are trying to use the Netflix app on an LG, Samsung, Sony or Panasonic Smart TV, appear to be running into problems with getting the service to work. In many cases the app will return a UI-113 error, which has also been seen on some Humax based set-top-boxes.

banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

10th February, 2016 (6 Comments)

One of the world’s largest online payment services, PayPay, has aided Netflix by ending its payment processing agreements with several Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers. But the move could have unintended consequences for secure financial connectivity.

uk advertising standards authority

10th February, 2016 (1 Comment)

BT and Sky Broadband have successfully lobbied the Advertising Standards Authority to ban three adverts for Virgin Media’s broadband, which misleadingly claimed that the cable ISP was the best for “streaming” (e.g. Netflix) and that it also offered a “faster wireless hub” (router) than the others.

zen internet uk isp

9th February, 2016 (3 Comments)

In a rare move the Rochdale-based ISP Zen Internet has slashed the cost of their ‘up to’ 17Mbps (ADSL2+) unlimited broadband service by offering the first six months of service for free (£16 per month thereafter), although line rental of £16.99 per month is still payable as per usual.

ee sim mobile broadband

9th February, 2016 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has slashed the price of their 4G SIM-Only Mobile Broadband data plan from £30 to £15 per month, which comes with 25GB (GigaBytes) of monthly allowance.

chiltern_railways_wifi

9th February, 2016 (1 Comment)

Commuters travelling on trains that belong to Chiltern Railways, which runs between various locations around London, Birmingham, Aylesbury and Oxford, may be pleased to learn that the operator has teamed up with EE to deliver “continuous” on-board WiFi connectivity.. “even through tunnels“.

gfast_node_and_telegraph_pole

9th February, 2016 (3 Comments)

BT’s forthcoming 300-500Mbps G.fast broadband technology won’t just be used to upgrade homes. The operator has also claimed a “world first” by using the G.fast to supply a cellular Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) over copper lines, which could be used to support 4G and future 5G mobile services.

danger uk internet security problem

9th February, 2016 (0 Comments)

The Intelligence and Security Committee has described parts of the Government’s new Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB), which aims to expand the United Kingdom’s existing Internet spying laws to include every citizen, as being “inconsistent and largely incomprehensible.”

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

9th February, 2016 (2 Comments)

The national UK telecoms regulator has decided to drop its own-initiative investigation into Vodafone’s billing procedures after they found that the mobile operator was behaving itself, although they are continuing to investigate how the operator handles customer complaints.

sky_q_hub

9th February, 2016 (7 Comments)

As expected Sky has today announced that consumers can finally buy their new Sky Q TV service. On top of that all existing Sky Broadband customers or those who buy broadband with Sky Q have been told that they will also receive the new Sky Q Hub (router), which also turns other Sky Q boxes into WiFi signal boosters.

talktalk brightsparks engineer

8th February, 2016 (6 Comments)

Oh no, not again. TalkTalk has found itself in yet more hot water over their security after the ISP admitted that private information being held by its own “BrightSparks” engineers (NOT Openreach) had been compromised and strategically abused to defraud several subscribers.

telephone warning uk

8th February, 2016 (0 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has today announced that they’ve joined ten other broadband and mobile providers in signing Ofcom’s Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Nuisance Calls, which commits them to develop new technical measures for “reducing the impact of unlawful nuisance calls on consumers“.

nte5c_master_socket_bt_openreach

8th February, 2016 (4 Comments)

Over the coming months BTOpenreach will start to introduce a new NTE5C Master Socket, which could make life a lot easier both for consumers who like to tinker and Openreach engineers who have no choice but to work with the existing sockets (NTE5 A / B) or even far older ones.

entanet uk

8th February, 2016 (1 Comment)

Shropshire-based communications provider Entanet, which supplies broadband and telecoms services to a number of UK ISPs and many businesses, has this month celebrated its 20th anniversary and announced “further significant investment” for its national network.

wifi wireless internet access

8th February, 2016 (1 Comment)

Residents, businesses and visitors to the most popular parts of central Leicester (e.g. the Clock Tower, Jubilee Square and outside the Richard III centre), which is a city in the East Midlands of England, will be pleased to learn that BT are planning to roll-out a free WiFi zone in the area.

pounds sterling notes and coins uk

8th February, 2016 (4 Comments)

The EEF, which is a trade association that champions manufacturing and engineering in the United Kingdom, has claimed that over a quarter of small firms and half of medium-sized firms are paying “inflated” costs of more than £5,000 a year for broadband Internet connectivity.

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