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spying on uk ISP internet traffic

20th February, 2017 (2 Comments)

The new Investigatory Powers Act has been blamed for encouraging the London Internet Exchange to allegedly consider the introduction of a new constitution that would allow secret surveillance orders and gag directors from talking about it. But LINX says the claims are “highly misleading“.

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

18th February, 2017 (17 Comments)

The Valuation Office Agency‘s imminent “revaluation” of business rates (due to take effect from the 1st April 2017) could do more harm than good to the roll-out of fibre optic broadband, not least by hitting BT and Virgin Media with a £1.3bn tax hike on existing infrastructure over the next 4-5 years.

fiber optic cable blue

17th February, 2017 (12 Comments)

Around 900 businesses in Colchester (Essex, England) are slowly starting to gain access to a new “ultrafast” (1Gbps+) broadband network, which follows a Dark Fibre roll-out deal that was signed in September 2016 between Colchester Borough Council and an independent network operator.

isle_of_lewis_openreach_engineer

17th February, 2017 (7 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced a list of locations that will benefit from the next phase of their new “Long Reach VDSL” (FTTC) broadband technology trial, which is one of the potential options for helping to deliver on the Government’s future 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO).

5g mobile broadband

16th February, 2017 (18 Comments)

Forget FTTC, G.fast, FTTH/P and other forms of fixed line “fibre broadband” connectivity. According to a new report from mobile operator O2, the economic benefits of future 5G based Mobile Broadband technology will overtake “fibre” by 2026.

warwicknet street cabinet broadband

16th February, 2017 (0 Comments)

Alternative network provider WarwickNet (CableCom) has announced the imminent completion of 12 new Street Cabinets in Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire, England), which will be used to bring ultrafast capable fixed line broadband services to local business parks and industrial estates.

united kingdom black map

16th February, 2017 (5 Comments)

The Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK programme has today announced that some 4,309,668 additional homes and businesses in the United Kingdom can now order a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service as a result of their £1.6bn+ public investment.

mobile mast in a city uk at dusk

16th February, 2017 (2 Comments)

Earlier this week RootMetrics revealed their latest H2 2016 report into the performance of 4G Mobile operators (Three UK, O2, Vodafone and EE (BT)) across sixteen of the United Kingdom’s major cities. Today we’re able to publish a detailed table of the Mobile Broadband results (speeds).

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

16th February, 2017 (20 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has published their latest results to the end of 2016 (Q4), which saw their broadband base grow by +48.8K in the quarter (down from +59.9K in Q3) to total 4,916,700 customers. Some 215,000 extra premises have also been added to their network coverage.

ftth_council_meeting_2017_conference

15th February, 2017 (40 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe, which campaigns for the adoption of Gigabit (1000Mbps+) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband technology, has published its latest 2017 global ranking and once again the United Kingdom is nowhere to be seen. But good progress is being made.

Cable DOCSIS 3 from Virgin Media

15th February, 2017 (23 Comments)

The Chief Architect of Slovenian telecoms technology provider Iskratel, Simon Cimzar, has warned that DOCSIS based Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks (e.g. Virgin Media) need to “look past the latest cable upgrades” (DOCSIS 3.1) and go directly to Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P).

asda_mobile

15th February, 2017 (1 Comment)

Supermarket giant ASDA has today signed a revised deal with BT, which for the first time will allow their ASDA Mobile service to make use of the EE’s faster 4G network via an extension of their existing Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement.

asus dsl-ac88u g.fast router

15th February, 2017 (14 Comments)

Technology firm ASUS has this week become one of the first major manufacturers to officially release a G.fast integrated wireless broadband router (DSLAC88U), which also offers integrated ADSL/VDSL2, WiFi speeds of up to 3167Mbps and will cost you a small fortune.

call centre fail

15th February, 2017 (4 Comments)

The annual report from Ombudsman Services, which is one of Ofcom’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) handlers for consumer broadband, phone and mobile complaints, has revealed that UK people made 55 million complaints during 2016 and 13% were telecoms related.

bt openreach fibre optic broadband

15th February, 2017 (4 Comments)

The Norfolk County Council and Openreach (BT) have announced that £11 million of “new funding” has been committed to help boost the coverage of “high-speed broadband” across the rural county to 95% of local homes and businesses by Spring 2020.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

14th February, 2017 (1 Comment)

The UK telecoms regulator has corrected a mistake with an earlier investigation, albeit while once again finding “reasonable grounds to believe” that Plusnet had incorrectly billed customers of their broadband and phone services between 26th May 2011 and 3rd September 2015.

piracy uk illegal internet download

14th February, 2017 (5 Comments)

The Open Rights Group has warned that new measures in the forthcoming Digital Economy Bill 2017 could provide ammunition to copyright trolls, which have made a business out of harassing broadband ISP subscribers with letters that demand payment for suspected Internet piracy.

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