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ISP News Archives for September 2016

 
green fibre optic cable expansion

22nd September, 2016 (0 Comments)

Alternative network provider Cityfibre has today confirmed that the large county town of Northampton in Northamptonshire (East Midlands of England) has become its next “Gigabit City“, with their 45km long fibre optic (FTTP) network going live for local businesses today.

zen internet uk isp

22nd September, 2016 (2 Comments)

Ian Hunter of Zen Internet has warned that UK businesses who choose their broadband connectivity by comparing it with super cheap domestic packages are at risk of becoming “broadband blind” by overlooking the importance of things like reliability, strong technical support and future scalability etc.

criticism uk consumer broadband isp complaints

22nd September, 2016 (3 Comments)

A new report from global business and tax advisory firm EY has warned that 32% of UK consumers see little difference between the bundles offered by broadband ISPs, which risks encouraging a “race to the bottom” where the only perceived differentiator is price.

european union flag

21st September, 2016 (3 Comments)

The European Commission has today proposed a revised Fair Use Policy (FUP) for their plan to end EU mobile roaming charges from 15th June 2017 (i.e. any call, text or data allowances will come from your domestic plan), which replaces the one that was withdrawn almost as soon as it was announced.

relish_same_day_delivery

21st September, 2016 (2 Comments)

Fixed wireless broadband ISP Relish, which uses a variation of 4G technology in the 3.5GHz band to offer Internet download speeds of up to 50Mbps around parts of central London, has launched a new same day delivery service to help customers get online.

spectrum_internet_logo

21st September, 2016 (7 Comments)

Cardiff-based ISP Spectrum Internet, which builds some of its own network and unbundles a few BT exchanges, has released a new range of broadband packages for businesses within its Wales and South West England network. It’s also one of the only ones to offer Fibre-on-Demand (FoD).

bt_wifi_extender_300

21st September, 2016 (0 Comments)

The network security gurus at Pen Test Partners have warned owners of BT’s Wi-Fi Extender 300 (Broadband Extender 300 Kit) adapters to update its firmware after they uncovered a string of vulnerabilities that could result in your home WiFi network password being leaked.

its technology group 2016

20th September, 2016 (2 Comments)

The ITS Technology group, which has been busy rolling out a mix of superfast and ultrafast fibre optic and wireless broadband networks around the United Kingdom, has managed to secure a further £2.4 million of investment in order to support future UK network expansion and new urban concession agreements.

Vodafone UK 2016

20th September, 2016 (3 Comments)

Customers of Vodafone’s mobile network may be pleased to learn that the operator has today introduced a new call barring technology, which is designed to block hundreds of thousands of bulk nuisance and scam calls from entering their network (false PPI offers, missed call scams etc.).

sky broadband uk

20th September, 2016 (4 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has said they’re “very disappointed” after Ofcom provisionally determined that the operator may have breached its consumer protection rules for governing the termination of contracts outside of a cooling-off period.

money gbp sterling pound pile

20th September, 2016 (3 Comments)

Fears over a possible misuse of public funding have erupted in the Highlands of Scotland after a community broadband project in rural Perthshire – the Highland Perthshire Communities Partnership (HPCP) – allegedly failed to deliver what was expected.

opera web browser logo

20th September, 2016 (6 Comments)

The Opera website browser, which is available to both Smartphones, Tablets and Desktop Computers, has today attempted to make itself more appealing to the market by adding a free built-in Virtual Private Network (VPN) feature that doesn’t log your online activity and protects privacy.

5G Mobile Wireless Radio Mast

19th September, 2016 (6 Comments)

The recently departed CEO of mobile operator O2 (Telefonica UK), Ronan Dunne, has warned that the Government’s new Digital Economy Bill 2016-17 is not radical enough to cope with the possibility of 500,000 applications for small new 5G masts.. and that’s just in London.

trains network rail engineers

19th September, 2016 (3 Comments)

Network Rail appears to have shelved a plan that would have seen the national railway operator effectively privatise their large track-side fibre optic and data infrastructure, which carries all sorts of transport, video (CCTV etc.), signalling and others communications.

fibre_optic_rays_green_and_blue

19th September, 2016 (3 Comments)

A joint team of researchers working for Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich in Germany has successfully used a new technology to push 1Tbps of real-world data transfer over a pure fibre optic cable to hit close to its theoretical maximum (The Shannon Limit).

dinosaur_openreach_van

19th September, 2016 (10 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT, with support from Virgin Media, will today kick off a new advertising campaign that aims to fight back against the persistent calls by rival ISPs and politicians for Ofcom to split them from control of their national network access division, Openreach.

gfast_sckipio

19th September, 2016 (23 Comments)

The co-founder and CEO of Sckipio Technologies, David Baum, has suggested to ISPreview.co.uk that BT’s plan to roll-out 300Mbps G.fast broadband technology could save as much as £980 per home vs a pure fibre optic (FTTH/P) network and even faster speeds should be possible in the future.

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