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Vodafone UK 2016

27th September, 2016 (6 Comments)

Vodafone has today confirmed that they’ve officially become members of Ofcom’s voluntary Code of Practice for broadband ISP speeds (details), which helps to protect customers from bad advertising and guarantees “accurate minimum and maximum download speeds“. Took them long enough.

hyperoptic_maskot_print

27th September, 2016 (10 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, which is rolling out a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTP/B) broadband network to 500,000 UK premises in 20 UK cities, has stopped giving customers a Static IP (IPv4) address and instead become one of the first to adopt Internet address sharing (Carrier Grade NAT).

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

26th September, 2016 (12 Comments)

Reports indicate that Virgin Media are likely to upgrade their top 200Mbps (VIVID 200) tier to 300Mbps (20Mbps upload), possibly at some point during this autumn, with the existing paid HomeWorks+ add-on also being boosted from 300Mbps to 350Mbps at the same time.

bt openreach staffordshire engineer

26th September, 2016 (178 Comments)

The rural community of Cotwalton in Staffordshire (England) has become the latest to help pay for an “ultrafast” (330Mbps) FTTP broadband upgrade through BT’s existing Community Fibre Partnerships scheme, but the twist is that it’s also the first one to be combined with public funding.

openreach_fttc_street_engineer_female

26th September, 2016 (4 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today echoed last month’s TalkTalk linked investigation (here) by provisionally concluding that BT “overcharged” Sky (Sky Broadband) for their Special Fault Investigation (SFI) engineer service and Time Related Charges (TRC).

cityfibre microtrenching york uk

26th September, 2016 (5 Comments)

Cityfibre has published their full H1 2016 results, which among other things reveals that the joint 940Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband trial with Sky Broadband and TalkTalk in York (England) is now “completed” (14,000 premises passed) and “achieved all target objectives in terms of penetration and deployment costs.” But what comes next?

exetel

26th September, 2016 (0 Comments)

One of the largest business broadband ISPs in Australia, Exetel, has this month launched itself into the United Kingdom’s already crowded communications market and they’ve towed their “No B.S policy” along for the ride.

bt uk isp logo

26th September, 2016 (4 Comments)

UK ISP BT has launched what they’re calling the “Fabulous Fortnight” sale, which essentially combines a price cut of their unlimited broadband and phone packages with the offer of an included Reward Card (Mastercard) worth £50 or £100 (usually the provider prefers to rotate these aspects separately).

internet law uk

24th September, 2016 (6 Comments)

The Managing Director of consultancy firm Hatton & Berkeley (H&B), Robert Croucher, which became notorious for hounding subscribers of UK ISPs (e.g. Sky Broadband) with letters demanding payment for suspected Internet piracy, has been sent to jail in tears after assaulting a Taxi driver.

youview uk broadband internet tv iptv

23rd September, 2016 (1 Comment)

BT are rumoured to be mooting the acquisition of broadband based Video-on-Demand and Catch-Up TV (IPTV) platform, YouView, which underpins both their Pay TV service and that of several other ISPs (TalkTalk, JT etc.). A figure of around £60m is currently being mooted (up from a starting offer of £20m).

sky yahoo mail

23rd September, 2016 (5 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband and BT have been warned that some of them may have been affected after Internet giant Yahoo! confirmed that at least 500 million of its accounts were stolen in 2014 by “state-sponsored” hackers. Both ISPs make use of the company for their email platforms.

virgin_media_happy_staff_are_so_happy

23rd September, 2016 (6 Comments)

The CEO of cable operator Virgin Media, Tom Mockridge, and other members of his senior management team have been roasted by staff this week after a Q&A session revealed a strong level of internal dissatisfaction, not least with the alleged “faceless change drivers” at new owner Liberty Global.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

23rd September, 2016 (6 Comments)

Friday is traditionally the day when people, usually those who don’t have kids (lucky bu…), go out to get smashed off their faces enjoy a leisurely tipple. Perfect timing then because Virgin Media has decided to booze up their cable broadband bundles by throwing in a few bottles of bubbly.

AirGig Powerline Wireless Broadband

23rd September, 2016 (9 Comments)

The research and development division of global telecoms giant AT&T has begun to develop a new twist on the old Powerline Communications idea, but instead of sending electrical signals over the national grid’s power cables it would use the cables to “guide” a wireless broadband transmission.

isle_of_coll

22nd September, 2016 (3 Comments)

EE has announced that they’ve switched-on their 4G Mobile network for premises on the remote Inner Hebrides Isle of Coll, which is home to just a couple of hundred people. Mind you they weren’t the first to do this (Vodafone has had a community supported 4G service on the island since 2015).

entanet uk

22nd September, 2016 (0 Comments)

Communications provider Entanet has today become one of the latest ISPs to sign-up with Metronet UK‘s wholesale ultrafast wireless connectivity platform, which will be used to help connect businesses across various parts of England.

superfast broadband from openreach bt sign

22nd September, 2016 (46 Comments)

The CEO of Openreach (BT), Clive Selley, has today given a progress update on their plans to improve national broadband connectivity. Among other things this included improvements to their FTTP roll-out for new build homes, a list of trial locations for the 10Mbps USO focused LR-VDSL technology and a huge extension of their G.fast pilot to 138,000 UK premises.

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