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ISP News Archives for June 2016

 
female_openreach_engineer_with_harness

30th June, 2016 (47 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that their up to 80Mbps FTTC and 330Mbps FTTP broadband network will be extended to cover 6,500 premises in the Priory Vale part of North Swindon (Wiltshire), which should add further competition for cable operator Virgin Media and wireless ISP UKB Networks.

greater manchester uk map

30th June, 2016 (1 Comment)

The Get Digital Faster scheme has effectively completed its original £15 million contract, which means that BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network has now been expanded to an additional 46,000 homes and businesses in the Greater Manchester (England) area.

freedompop

30th June, 2016 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator FreedomPop, which entered the UK market last year by offering a free 4G mobile SIM with 200MB of data, 200 texts and 200 minutes, has today added a new paid SIM that gives subscribers unlimited calls, texts and 10GB of Mobile Broadband data for just £9.99 per month with no contract.

gtc_fibre_install

30th June, 2016 (1 Comment)

Utility infrastructure provider GTC has followed BT and Virgin Media’s lead by signing a new national deal with the Home Builders Federation (HBF), which should make it easier for them to push their 300Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home / Premise (FTTH/P) network into more new build homes.

5g mobile broadband technology

30th June, 2016 (0 Comments)

The next generation of ultra-fast (20Gbps capable) 5G based Mobile Broadband technology has edged a little closer this week after the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) agreed on a workplan to produce the first official release of 5G specifications (aka – Release-15) by June 2018.

wireless radio spectrum mast

29th June, 2016 (6 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Airband, which last year won a £4.6m contract to deploy superfast broadband to 5,800 premises across the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks in England (here), has today officially launched its new wholesale platform that gives rival ISPs access to use their network.

east_riding_broadband

29th June, 2016 (0 Comments)

The Broadband East Riding project in Yorkshire (England) has announced the successful completion of their original contract with BT. In other words, an additional 42,000 premises in the area can now access a superfast broadband (24Mbps+) service and work is now underway to reach 95% of the region.

now tv bskyb uk

29th June, 2016 (2 Comments)

Sky’s sibling Internet video streaming service, NOW TV, has today announced “the UK’s first ever contract-free triple play bundle” that includes unlimited broadband and phone (voice call) services, with prices starting from just £9.99 per month + £17.99 line rental.

bt_community_fibre_partnerships

29th June, 2016 (90 Comments)

The London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden, Andrew Dismore (Labour), has accused BT of “putting profits before people” through its Community Fibre Partnerships scheme, which works to co-fund the roll-out of “fibre broadband” into areas that have yet to benefit from faster connectivity.

wifi internet security

29th June, 2016 (0 Comments)

Can you honestly tell if a public WiFi network is secure or not? It may be better to assume that none of them are. A new survey from Internet security giant Norton (Symantec) has revealed that 61% of consumers believe their personal information is safe when using such a network.

state of the internet - global broadband speed connectivity heatmap

29th June, 2016 (0 Comments)

The latest Akamai State of the Internet Q1 2016 study has reported that the United Kingdom’s average fixed line broadband download speed is now 14.9Mbps (up from 13.9Mbps at the end of 2015) vs a global average of 6.3Mbps (up from 5.6Mbps). But sadly the UK’s country ranking has fallen yet again from 17th to 19th.

fibre broadband is here cabinet

29th June, 2016 (0 Comments)

The iNorthumberland programme in England has this week celebrated the completion of their first Broadband Deliver UK contract, which has expanded the availability of BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to more than 52,500 extra homes and businesses in the county.

5g mobile broadband

28th June, 2016 (0 Comments)

We might not have an agreed standard, commercial hardware, spectrum allocations or any real understanding of how much future 5G based Mobile Broadband technology will cost to roll-out. But Ovum still appear confident that there will be 24 million 5G subscriptions worldwide at the end of 2021.

stirling_city_map_scotland_uk

28th June, 2016 (0 Comments)

The city of Stirling in central Scotland, which is partly wrapped around an old fortress and medieval town, looks set to build a new fibre optic broadband network in the area after the local council approved a new Gigabit City plan.

buffering internet - please wait

28th June, 2016 (0 Comments)

A new campaign has been launched by Fight for the Future (FFTF) that calls on the EU and telecoms regulators to ensure that their new Net Neutrality rules close any loopholes that allow ISPs to sell “Internet fast lanes” to large companies or limit traffic to online services like VPN or P2P (File Sharing) etc.

10mbps_universal_service_obligation_uk

28th June, 2016 (0 Comments)

The Government’s plan to introduce a new legally-binding 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband has been criticised by the Rural Services Network, which described the proposal as “disappointing” and highlighted further dissatisfaction with the “right to request” approach.

plusnet uk

27th June, 2016 (8 Comments)

Budget Internet provider PlusNet has today followed BT’s earlier April 2016 announcement (here) by unveiling their own round of annual price hikes to broadband and phone services, which will hit from 1st September 2016. But it’s not all bad news.

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