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ISP News Archives for July 2016

 
10mbps_universal_service_obligation_uk

27th July, 2016 (3 Comments)

The Local Government Association, which represents 370 councils in England and Wales, has called on the Government to set out a “timetable for action” on its plans to introduce a 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation for broadband in order to avoid masses of homes being left in a “digital twilight zone.”

aeconnect_subsea_fibre_optic_network

26th July, 2016 (2 Comments)

Aqua Comms comparatively new transatlantic subsea fibre optic cable system (AEConnect), which runs between New York (USA) and London (UK), has been given a boost after CenturyLink activated two 100 Gigabit waves of high capacity connectivity on the cable.

isle of wight fibre optic map uk

26th July, 2016 (2 Comments)

WightFibre, which is a cable (DOCSIS) operator that delivers 152Mbps broadband and TV across the Isle of Wight (South Coast of Hampshire, England), has deployed a 1000Mbps fibre optic (FTTH/P) network to a development of new build homes in the village of Wootton and more will follow.

european union flag

26th July, 2016 (0 Comments)

The UK Government has been accused of quietly suspending payments from the £3bn European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) due to the Brexit vote, which is despite both the EU and UK initially saying that it would be “business as usual” until we leave.

tank_pointing_at_bt_openreach_engineer

26th July, 2016 (78 Comments)

A framework for the next decade of UK telecoms and broadband regulation has today been set out by Ofcom, which will see Openreach improve service quality, become more independent and give rival ISPs more access to their cable ducts. But the regulator has yet to reach a solid agreement with BT and a split is still on the table.

cityfibre uk

25th July, 2016 (3 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has today issued a brief trading update for the first six months of 2016 to 30th June, which reveals that they signed 3,702 new customer connections in the period and that’s over three times the total amount sold in all of 2015 (1,110).

demon_internet

25th July, 2016 (92 Comments)

Vodafone UK has informed customers of their business-focused ISP sibling, Demon Internet, that the “free” email service they received with their broadband subscription is going to be scrapped within the next 30 days.

free_sky_fibre_broadband_forever

25th July, 2016 (12 Comments)

New and existing Sky TV (Sky Broadband) customers who sign-up for Sky Sports are being offered the option to get the Sky Fibre Broadband (‘up to 38Mbps FTTC) service “free forever“, alternatively they can opt for a £10 per month discount off the normally £20 per month Sky Fibre Unlimited service.

bt openreach logo uk

25th July, 2016 (5 Comments)

The Chairman of BT Group, Sir Michael Rake, has today confirmed that the operator is in the process of making a legally-binding offer to the national UK telecoms regulator that could result in Openreach creating a largely independent board with greater control over future investment and strategy.

coax_cable_virgin_media

25th July, 2016 (3 Comments)

Amidst all the talk about deploying expensive ultrafast pure fibre optic (FTTP/H) networks, it’s easy to forget that Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) / DOCSIS based cable broadband networks (e.g. Virgin Media) are still holding their own and a new report from Ovum suggests that the future will be bright.

bristol_network

24th July, 2016 (0 Comments)

The first businesses have connected to the newly re-branded Bristol Network (formerly B-Net) in Bristol City (South West England), which is a large fibre optic network that use to be owned by the local authority until two ISPs, Net Support UK and ITS Technology Group, began to commercialise it last year.

data_centre_room

23rd July, 2016 (25 Comments)

The Managing Director of ISP Fluidata, Piers Daniell, has said that “lessons need to be learned about the importance of uptime and mitigating failure” after a big chunk of the UK suffered disruption to Internet services following power failures at two major London datacentres (here and here).

kcom

22nd July, 2016 (0 Comments)

Customers of telecoms operator KCOM, which serves the Hull and surrounding areas in East Yorkshire (England), are being warned to be on their guard after fraudsters attempted to target subscribers with fake support calls.

Vodafone UK 2016

22nd July, 2016 (0 Comments)

Vodafone has posted their latest results to 30th June 2016 (Q2 calendar), which shows that they added +28,000 new fixed line broadband customers in the quarter to total 137,000 (up from the +20k added in Q1 and +14k in Q4 2015) and improved their UK outdoor 4G cover to 95% (Ofcom’s definition).

mobile broadband uk

22nd July, 2016 (3 Comments)

Have you ever wondered which UK Mobile Network Operator (MNO) delivers the fastest Mobile Broadband (3G and 4G) data speeds at the O2 Arena, Wembley Stadium and Chelsea FC’s home of Stamford Bridge? Probably not, but RootMetric’s has the answer for you and it’s a fight between EE and Vodafone.

bt superfast fibre broadband openreach uk engineer

21st July, 2016 (2 Comments)

A new contract worth £5 million has been signed with Openreach (BT) to expand the operator’s roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services, which will cover another 10,000 homes and businesses in the city of Leicester (Leicestershire, East Midlands of England) over the next 2 years.

ee uk logo map

21st July, 2016 (1 Comment)

Telecoms operator EE has today announced that 100% of its Pay Monthly Mobile customer service calls are now being handled in the UK and Ireland, which marks a major milestone in its on-going “onshoring” effort to answer 100% of all service calls in the local market.

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