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bt openreach logo uk

14th February, 2017 (5 Comments)

BT’s network access division, Openreach, has today announced the completion of an “independent majority” on their newly formed board with the final appointment of Liz Benison as a non-executive member. Liz is currently the CEO of public services provider Serco in the UK and Europe.

bt uk isp logo

14th February, 2017 (10 Comments)

Internet provider BT has moved to entice new customers over the next 10 days by dropping the monthly price of their unlimited broadband and phone bundles by several pounds. On top of that they’ve also included a mix of reward cards (MasterCard) with credit worth up to £100.


14th February, 2017 (0 Comments)

Thousands of residents at a number of developments across Newcastle city centre in North East England can now get access to Hyperoptic’s “ultrafast” fibre optic (FTTP/B) broadband network, which offers download speeds of up to 1000Mbps.

money gbp sterling pound pile

13th February, 2017 (6 Comments)

Last week we reported on the case of four men who had been found guilty of a £160m financing fraud that involved Total Asset Finance (TAF) and H2O Networks Ltd. (here), which was one of the UK’s early FTTH/P network pioneers. The men have now been sentenced to a total of 44 years in jail.

fibre optic blue explosion

13th February, 2017 (0 Comments)

Business ISP Onecom has launched a new “Lighting Up Coventry” campaign for businesses in the West Midlands city, which offers installation worth £2,000 at no charge to any business that takes their “ultra-fast” (up to 1Gbps) Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband.

internet video and streaming

13th February, 2017 (11 Comments)

Having a slow broadband connection is no fun if you enjoy Internet video streaming, but fear not because the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has begun work on a future video coding standard that could “double the video compression capability” (i.e. better quality video for less speed).

telephone broken uk

13th February, 2017 (18 Comments)

The way that fixed voice services are delivered and used in the United Kingdom is changing. Over the next few years more and more people across the United Kingdom will gain the ability to take a truly standalone home broadband connection, albeit without a phone (voice) service.

BT engineer at work

10th February, 2017 (19 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that their Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SOGEA) product, which aims to give consumers a truly standalone (naked) FTTC / VDSL “Fibre Broadband” line without the voice (phone) service, will enter Phase 2 of its trial with UK ISPs from 2nd March 2017.

plusnet uk

10th February, 2017 (0 Comments)

Pressure from social media and the ‘Stop Funding Hate‘ campaign, which is encouraging a boycott of news media and organisations that “demonise foreigners and minorities“, appears to have resulted in broadband ISP Plusnet pulling their advertising from The Sun’s website.


10th February, 2017 (3 Comments)

Little known communications provider Exmoor Technology claims to have helped 200+ homes in rural Devon and Somerset (England) gain access to faster wireless broadband by connecting them to EE’s 4G data network via a specialised antenna and Mobile router.

BT Mobile SIM

10th February, 2017 (2 Comments)

Consumers looking to take one of BTMobile’s SIM-Only plans should note that the operator has today introduced a 4th “perfect all-rounder” plan to their current options, which offers 6GB of 4G data and aims to bridge the gap between the existing 2GB and 20GB “ULTIMATE” plans.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

9th February, 2017 (57 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media appears to be quietly tweaking the ‘Max Traffic Rate‘ (speed profile) for some of their broadband packages, which for example means that those with their 300Mbps HomeWorks+ add-on may theoretically be able to achieve 345Mbps (its old profile was 330Mbps).


9th February, 2017 (0 Comments)

The Hampshire Superfast Broadband project in England, which is working with Openreach (BT) to roll-out “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) to 97.4% of local premises by 2019, has announced a deal that will add 400+ extra premises in the rural New Forest area to their coverage.


9th February, 2017 (18 Comments)

BT’s Westwood Exchange (EMWSTWO), which is located in central Peterborough (Cambridgeshire) and serves 10,000 premises in the city, is suffering on-going disruption after a number of trespassers gained access to the property last Friday evening (3rd Feb 2017) and remain on the site.

pounds sterling notes and coins uk

9th February, 2017 (7 Comments)

A new study has examined the average price of broadband and line rental across the biggest six ISPs, which finds that out-of-contract prices have increased by 38% for copper (ADSL) connections and 19% for “fibre broadband” between 2011 and 2016. But in-contract prices have barely changed.

battersea power station development

8th February, 2017 (3 Comments)

UK ISP Hyperoptic has announced that 865 residential units at Circus West Village, which is the first phase of a major new Battersea Power Station (BPS) redevelopment project in South West London, will be able to benefit from their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/B) broadband network.

wireless microwave link uk

8th February, 2017 (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today posted an update on their quest to identify the best radio spectrum bands for use with future 5G based Mobile Broadband technology, which alongside the EU appears to have short-listed 700MHz, 3.4-3.8GHz and the higher frequency 24.25-27.5GHz (26GHz band).

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February 2017
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