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europe digital agenda

30th July, 2016 (7 Comments)

The United Kingdom is already building a legally binding Universal Service Obligation (USO) for 10Mbps broadband speeds and a new leak of future EU telecoms proposals appears to confirm that the European Commission are planning to do something similar.

old_bt_street_cabinet

30th July, 2016 (12 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has informed ISPs of their intention to stop deploying Broadband Enabling Technology (BET) to additional exchanges. The service could be used to extend the reach of a 1-2Mbps DSL line up to around 10km from a local telephone exchange, provided you had very deep pockets.

kc_phone_socket

29th July, 2016 (1 Comment)

The incumbent telecoms and broadband operator for Hull and parts of East Yorkshire in England, KCOM, has hailed a new report that claims they have a “substantial impact” upon the local area by generating 1,600 Full-Time Equivalent jobs and delivering a £187m economic boost.

broadband isp switching uk

29th July, 2016 (8 Comments)

One of the problems with the current process of switching between communications providers is that it doesn’t always work properly for bundles (i.e. Broadband, Phone and TV and Mobile) or between different networks (e.g. Openreach to Virgin Media), but now Ofcom intend to change that.

virgin_media_cable_street_works_botched_installation

29th July, 2016 (19 Comments)

Installing new fibre optic broadband cables is an important, but often disruptive, element of street works and sometimes it creates problems. Take Virgin Media for example, whose engineers managed for a short period to all but encircle one family home in Bolton (Greater Manchester, England).

City of london square mile united kingdom

28th July, 2016 (1 Comment)

The City of London Corporation has successfully agreed a new standardised wayleave template with local developers, landlords, ISPs, property managers, government, legal firms and key trade associations that should make it easier, quicker and cheaper to roll-out superfast broadband to buildings.

plusnet uk

28th July, 2016 (2 Comments)

UK ISP Plusnet has started offering their top ‘up to’ 76Mbps FTTC “Unlimited Fibre Extra” broadband service at £5 per month for the first six months (£19.99 thereafter). On top of that their standard ‘up to’ 17Mbps product is now free for the first 12 months and includes £50 Cashback.

postoffice uk broadband

28th July, 2016 (2 Comments)

Once again the Post Office has announced a series of annual price hikes for their broadband and phone services, which will be introduced from 5th September 2016 (the last increase was on the 9th November 2015, so it’s now two hikes within a single year).

sky broadband uk

28th July, 2016 (2 Comments)

Sky has today published their latest Q2 2016 (calendar) results, which reveals that they added +24,000 new Sky Broadband subscribers in the UK and Ireland during the quarter to total 5.964 million (sharply down from +46K in Q1 and +144K in Q4 2015). But the operator still has a lot to celebrate.

BT HQ UK Building Logo

28th July, 2016 (25 Comments)

BT has published their latest quarterly results (calendar Q2 2016), which saw their total base of retail broadband customers top 9,117,000 (up by +76K in Q2 vs 1.045m in Q1) and 4,257,000 of those make use of their FTTC/P based Infinity superfast broadband service (up by +181K vs +214k in Q1).

superfast_north_yorkshire

28th July, 2016 (0 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England, which is working with Openreach (BT) to make superfast broadband (30Mbps+) services available to around 91% of local premises by June 2017, has put forward a revised Phase 3 roll-out plan that could extend local coverage to nearly 96% by mid-2019.

zen_zyxel_vmg1312

28th July, 2016 (24 Comments)

UK ISP Zen Internet has surveyed more than 500 of their residential customers to discover how they rated the new ZyXEL VMG1312 router, which comes standard with Zen’s broadband services. Overall 70% rated the quality of the router as “good or excellent“, but WiFi performance could be better.

its technology group 2016

27th July, 2016 (3 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group, which earlier this year made their growing collection of UK “ultrafast fibre networks” available via wholesale, has now signed up 21 partners (15 in the last six months alone) and they expect to reach a total of 25 by the end of 2016.

guardians_gate_portsmouth_uk

27th July, 2016 (30 Comments)

The Guardians Gate Residents Association (GGRA), which represents new build homes on the ‘Guardians Gate’ development in Milton (Portsmouth), has said that it is “angry and frustrated” over the failure of Openreach (BT) and property developer Bellway to roll-out superfast broadband.

three_uk_makeitright

27th July, 2016 (13 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK’s long standing promotions of “all-you-can-eat data” on their top 4G tariffs have been branded “misleading” by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after two people complained that restrictions were applied to their use (e.g. Tethering cap).

cable duct messy

27th July, 2016 (45 Comments)

Several major Internet providers and other organisations, including TalkTalk, Vodafone, Sky Broadband, XLN and the Federation of Communication Services, have today launched a new campaign that encourages business to criticise the quality of Openreach’s UK network as part of Ofcom’s Strategic Review.

advertising standards authority uk 2016

27th July, 2016 (7 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has rejected a string of complaints against a TV advert for BT’s broadband services and a moan by the Broadband for Rural Devon & Somerset (B4RDS) project, which questioned Openreach’s £10.5bn capital investment claims for their national network.

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