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three uk mobile broadband

5th February, 2016 (7 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has launched a new pay-as-you-go Mobile Broadband tablet SIM today that gives customers 200MB of free 3G and 4G data every month alongside the pre-loaded allowance of 1GB (1000MB), regardless of whether you top-up again.

new build uk homes gtc infrastructure

5th February, 2016 (20 Comments)

The Government has today unveiled a new agreement with BT (Openreach) and the Home Builders Federation (HBF) that aims to deliver “fibre based” (FTTC/P/H) superfast or ultrafast broadband connectivity into new build properties across the United Kingdom, either for free or co-funded.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

5th February, 2016 (7 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today spoken out in favour of the proposed £10.25bn merger between mobile operators Three UK (CK Hutchison Holdings) and O2 (Telefonica), with the provider adding that “‎any competition concerns can be addressed without blocking [the deal]“.

ts_trenching_mole_plough

5th February, 2016 (19 Comments)

Residents of Garsdale and Dentdale in rural Cumbria (England) are debating two possible fixes for securing faster broadband, which follows last year’s dramatic failure of the Fibre GarDen (Digital Dales) scheme. One of the options involves going back to BT, while the other would call in the B4RN team.

dorset england uk

5th February, 2016 (3 Comments)

The £37m Superfast Dorset project in England has officially announced that 90% of premises in the county can now order a superfast broadband (24Mbps+) service thanks to their on-going roll-out of FTTC/P connectivity with BT, which has hit the target several months ahead of schedule.

europasat_2015_logo

5th February, 2016 (3 Comments)

Cross-platform Satellite broadband ISP Europasat, which offers a choice of space-based Internet access services from operators like Eutelsat (Tooway), Avanti (HYLAS) and SES (Astra), has today announced that over 1,000 homes and businesses in Wales have already taken their service.

vodafone uk broadband

4th February, 2016 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has today published their results to the end of last year (financial Q3 15/16), which saw their fixed line broadband customers increase by +14k to total 89,000 (up from +5k added in the previous quarter) and 4G cover reach 79% of the UK (86% using Ofcom’s definition) with 6.3 million subscribers.

bt uk isp logo

4th February, 2016 (3 Comments)

New customers looking to join BT may like to know that the ISP has cut the price of their unlimited home broadband (both ADSL and superfast FTTC) packages again and on top of that their 20GB BTMobile plan has been reduced from £20 to £16 per month for existing BT customers (£21 for non-BT subscribers).

three uk mobile broadband

4th February, 2016 (5 Comments)

The parent of mobile operator Three UK (CK Hutchison Holdings) has moved to counter Ofcom’s concerns about their proposed £10.25bn merger deal with O2 (Telefonica) by making “three clear and simple promises“, which include plans for a £5bn network investment and a pledge not to raise prices for 5 years.

fibre optic broadband bt cables

4th February, 2016 (27 Comments)

Pure fibre optic ISPs Gigaclear and Hyperoptic have offered a unique insight into the current challenges with rolling out new ultrafast broadband infrastructure across the United Kingdom, not least in regards to the difficulties of going up against a state aid supported BT and the question of whether or not to separate Openreach.

fibre optic cable broadband red fire

4th February, 2016 (12 Comments)

As the United Kingdom continues to fight over the coverage of so-called “superfast broadband“, where download speeds must be greater than 24Mbps (0.024Gbps), Singapore has decided to up its game even further by offering home customers of Singtel a 10,000Mbps (10Gbps) FTTH package!

3g 4g mobile broadband network ec sourced image

3rd February, 2016 (1 Comment)

Cisco’s annual Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2015 – 2020) has today been published, which found that mobile data traffic in the United Kingdom reached 86.2 PetaBytes per month in 2015 and the average mobile connection speed topped 5.8Mbps (forecast to reach 18.1Mbps in 2020).

farming uk rural areas

3rd February, 2016 (22 Comments)

The Government has today published a new report on the “successful” outcome of their recent Market Test Pilots, which were setup in 2014 to help trial alternative network solutions (fibre optic, satellite, wireless etc.) for bringing superfast broadband (24Mbps+) to remote rural areas.

o2 uk

3rd February, 2016 (5 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority has reversed an old decision by choosing to ban an early 2014 press advert for one of O2’s mobile tariffs, which was found to mislead because of small print that contradicted the headline cost by pointing to an RPI (inflation) linked price rise.

three uk mobile broadband

3rd February, 2016 (3 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a banner advert for Three UK’s service after it misleadingly claimed to offer the “UK’s lowest price” on a tariff that bundled in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone for £35 per month. Except it wasn’t the cheapest.

fujitsu_cmos_wireless_chip

3rd February, 2016 (1 Comment)

Japanese scientists have demonstrated (lab test) a new low power CMOS wireless transceiver chip that can deliver data speeds of 56Gbps (Gigabits per second), which could be used by mobile operators to replace expensive fibre optic cables to their base stations. But there’s a catch.. distance.

bt_openreach_van

2nd February, 2016 (48 Comments)

Reports are coming in of sporadic problems with gaining access to BT’s websites and also an apparent nationwide fault affecting broadband connectivity on their network, which at the present time does not appear to be hitting TalkTalk or Sky Broadband’s unbundled lines.

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