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30th Apr 2016 (9 Comments)

The price of making a call, sending a text or surfing the Internet (Mobile Broadband) from your mobile phone while roaming abroad within Europe has today dropped another level following last year’s regulatory changes (here) and the extra charges will be completely removed from 15th June 2017.

30th Apr 2016 (12 Comments)

BT Wholesale has given a small, but useful, update on the progress of the native Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology trial in Bradford, which among other things confirms that the full network build should now be practically complete (subject to landlord permissions and further testing).

29th Apr 2016 (1 Comment)

BTOpenreach has today detailed the second phase of reductions to their business and ISP focused Ethernet products, such as Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) and Ethernet Backhaul Direct (EBD), which are due to be introduced from 1st May 2016 (some others will follow on 1st August 2016).

29th Apr 2016 (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator is consulting on a request from TalkTalk to vary concurrent spectrum access licences for 3.3MHz of radio spectrum in the 1800MHz band, which would support the ISP’s plan to launch a new broadband router with small cell based 4G (LTE) mobile femtocell technology inside.

29th Apr 2016 (41 Comments)

The retail division of BT has, in an earlier than expected move, today unveiled a raft of new inflation busting price hikes (increases range from +5.6% to +20%) for their consumer phone, TV and broadband services that will come into force from 3rd July 2016. Line rental is now £18.99 a month.

28th Apr 2016 (8 Comments)

As expected the European Commission has approved Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review 2016 (BCMR) proposals, which among other things pledged to open up access to BT’s national Dark Fibre network, cut leased line (Ethernet) prices and deliver quicker installations. But the regulator did reject two of the EC’s proposed tweaks.

28th Apr 2016 (0 Comments)

Internet provider BT Business has confirmed that they intend to increase their phone line rental prices and related service charges by around +6% from 1st May 2016, which appears to be roughly in keeping with their earlier hikes on the residential side.

28th Apr 2016 (8 Comments)

A new study, which is based on data gathered via 508,637 consumer Internet speedtests conducted between 9th Aug 2015 and 8th Feb 2016, claims to have revealed both the fastest and slowest cities (biggest) in the United Kingdom for average broadband speeds. Middlesbrough takes the fastest crown (34.46Mbps), while Hull is named the slowest (12.42Mbps).

27th Apr 2016 (35 Comments)

An odd situation has erupted in Norfolk (England) after the 85-year-old owner of a bungalow on Framingham Earl Road (Yelverton) hampered Openreach’s (BT) efforts to conduct maintenance and upgrade work on their PCP Street Cabinet. The pensioner claims the cabinet is built on his private land, but the local authority says it’s public land.

27th Apr 2016 (1 Comment)

The States of Guernsey (Channel Islands) have published a new Connectivity Review, which appears to be the first salvo in what could end up forming the foundation for state intervention to expand the reach of NGA superfast broadband services and improve other aspects of digital connectivity.

27th Apr 2016 (0 Comments)

Mobile giant EE (BT) has formed a new alliance with several other operators, including Verizon (USA), Telstra (Australia) and kt (South Korea), in order to facilitate the development of LTE-Broadcast (LTE-B) technology that enables operators to send a single stream of data to all mobile users in one area.

27th Apr 2016 (25 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has announced that their on-going £3bn “Project Lightning” network expansion will work to ensure that “at least a quarter” of the additional 4 million UK premises being reached by 2020 2019 are to be connected using ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) technology.

27th Apr 2016 (1 Comment)

Budget ISP Plusnet has unveiled a new round of special offers, which includes 18 months of free ‘up to’ 17Mbps unlimited broadband (£9.99 thereafter), 6 months of free ‘up to’ 38Mbps Unlimited Fibre (£14.99 thereafter) and 6 months of ‘up to’ 76Mbps Fibre Extra at £5 per month (£19.99 thereafter).

27th Apr 2016 (0 Comments)

The Internet access division of high street retailer John Lewis has informed customers about a number of big changes, which among other things will see all their standard broadband users being upgraded to “unlimited” usage, the introduction of a new 76Mbps Fibre Extra option and various price changes.

27th Apr 2016 (0 Comments)

Manchester-based ISP Metronet UK, which builds fibre optic and wireless broadband networks for businesses across various parts of the United Kingdom, appears to have had a change of CEO with former boss Elliot Mueller being replaced through the appointment of Lee Perkins.

26th Apr 2016 (6 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, which is currently deploying a 1Gbps capable FTTP network to parts of 13 cities, has surveyed 3,000 UK residents and found that 11% of respondents would spend more for a property with 100Mbps broadband. Meanwhile 33% will try to delay their house move until the broadband is activated.

26th Apr 2016 (4 Comments)

The Onlincolnshire project, which has been working to roll-out Openreach’s (BT) FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services to “at least” 89% of all premises in Lincolnshire (England) by April 2016, claims to have officially achieved its original contract target.

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