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uk internet statistics

25th Apr 2017 (3 Comments)

A new online survey of 1,134 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that 43.2% of fixed line broadband and 47.3% of Mobile using respondents have never tried to cut their bills by negotiating a lower price with their provider, with many being discouraged by concerns over time and call centres etc.


24th Apr 2017 (3 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has today put out three new job offers for directors’ to help oversee the implementation of their telecoms, broadband “Local Full Fibre Networks” (FTTH/P) and future 5G mobile strategy for the United Kingdom.

cityfibre installing fibre optic cables in uk city

24th Apr 2017 (2 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has appointed BT’s former Head of Local Business, Jatinder Sispal, to become their new Head of Carrier and National Providers. Jtinder has been in the technology and telecoms sector for 22 years, also holding senior roles at Telstra and Colt.

vodafone sure signal v3

24th Apr 2017 (5 Comments)

Owners of Vodafone’s older £69 Sure Signal v3 devices, which use femtocell technology to boost indoor 3G mobile signals around your home, may be able to request a replacement after some customers reported that their kit “exploded” and “stopped with a loud band and smell of electrical burning.”


24th Apr 2017 (0 Comments)

Utility infrastructure provider GTC (Brookfield Utilities UK) has announced that their ultrafast 300Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network, which is deployed for new build homes in the United Kingdom, has added a fifth ISP, Pure Broadband, to its open-access platform.

virgin media project lightning rollout wrexham

24th Apr 2017 (2 Comments)

At present only around a third of homes and businesses in the county of Kent (England) can access Virgin Media’s 350Mbps capable cable broadband and TV network, but that’s about to be boosted after the operator confirmed that their network will add “up to” another 108,000 premises.

postoffice uk broadband

24th Apr 2017 (4 Comments)

New subscribers to the Post Office’s “totally unlimited” broadband and phone package may be pleased to learn that the provider has shaved another 99p off their special offer price, which means that it will now cost £20 a month for the first 18 months of service (£26.99 thereafter).

slitheen anti-internet censorship canada

21st Apr 2017 (3 Comments)

Canadian security researchers working at the University of Waterloo have developed a new anti-censorship system called Slitheen, which involves wrapping cats in newspapers aims to help people who live in countries where the internet is being heavily censored by their Government.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

21st Apr 2017 (0 Comments)

New customers of Sky Broadband’s various unlimited and superfast “fibre” (FTTC) based packages, which include phone line rental, should note that the ISP has significantly discounted the price of all their bundles for the first 18 months of service (12 months on ADSL).

united kingdom

21st Apr 2017 (0 Comments)

The latest April 2017 report from OpenSignal, which harnessed crowd-sourced data from 30,793 Smartphone users (535 million tests) to reveal how 4G and 3G based Mobile network availability and data speeds vary across the United Kingdom, has seen EE come top in almost every category.

fritz!box 3490

21st Apr 2017 (6 Comments)

Customers of Zen Internet’s small business and residential focused “Fibre Broadband” (FTTC/P) packages in the UK will be pleased to know that the ISP has upgraded their standard router to the advanced FRITZ!Box 3490, which will now be included “free-of-charge” as part of the standard activation.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

20th Apr 2017 (54 Comments)

Hybrid fibre cable operator Virgin Media Business has this morning moved to top their consumer division’s recently launched 300Mbps home broadband package (here) by introducing a new “VOOM Fibre” product, which offers a top download speed of 350Mbps (20Mbps upload) to SMEs.

telegraph pole and bt openreach engineer

20th Apr 2017 (8 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today set out their final plans for opening up Openreach’s (BT) national network of telegraph poles and underground cable ducts so that they can be used by rival ISPs in order to deploy ultrafast “full fibre” broadband (FTTH/P) services.

warwicknet broadband cabinet

20th Apr 2017 (0 Comments)

Alternative network provider WarwickNet (CableCom) has announced that they’ve expanded their superfast and ultrafast broadband / Ethernet platform to businesses at 32 sites in a single month (168 total), serving more than 5,500 business premises across the UK (1,400 active customers).

bt vision set top box

20th Apr 2017 (2 Comments)

BT has announced that broadband TV customers who are still using their old ‘Vision’ set-top-box (IPTV) will have to adopt the newer YouView based kit because the content for their older hardware is slowly being removed, with all extra channels and VOD set to be gone by the end of 2017.

UK Broadband ISP Savings in a Piggy Bank

19th Apr 2017 (6 Comments)

Sometimes the easiest way to save money on your broadband and phone service isn’t by switching to a different ISP. In fact many of the UK’s largest providers operate a dedicated retentions department and if you know what you’re doing then it’s often possible to save a little money.

gigaclear fttp civil works on street

18th Apr 2017 (3 Comments)

The Herefordshire County Council in England has confirmed that its new state aid supported contract (Phase 2) with Gigaclear will help to put ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) broadband technology within reach of an additional 8,000 homes and businesses in the region.

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