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ISP News Archives for May 2017

 
gfast street cabinet extension pod on right side

31st May, 2017 (53 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today officially started to switch-on the pilot locations for their new 330Mbps capable G.fast broadband technology, which has spent the past few months being deployed to 138,000 UK premises. As part of that we’ve also got some new coverage details.

ships at sea cruise ship

31st May, 2017 (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has proposed to make it easier for ships to support on-board use of Mobile devices (e.g. handsets and tablets), without the need for a wireless telegraphy licence, in the 3G and 4G radio spectrum bands.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

31st May, 2017 (3 Comments)

Ofcom has announced that fully unbundled (MPF) ISPs, such as Sky Broadband and TalkTalk, will benefit from a small reduction to their annual Openreach (BT) wholesale charge for related customer lines to £84.38 +vat (currently £85.29), effective from 1st July 2017.

world network and broadband connections

31st May, 2017 (0 Comments)

Akamai‘s first quarter ‘State of the Internet‘ report has revealed that the global average fixed line broadband download speed is now 7.2Mbps (up 2.3% from 7Mbps in Q4 2016) vs 16.9Mbps in the United Kingdom (up 3.6% from 16.3Mbps). The UK’s country ranking has also risen from 16th to 15th.

london underground tube trains

31st May, 2017 (0 Comments)

Transport for London (Tfl) has announced the start of their hunt for a supplier to build a new network that can offer 4G Mobile reception on the London Underground (Tube), with the procurement process being set to begin after the 8th June General Election.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

31st May, 2017 (9 Comments)

Sky Broadband has today joined TalkTalk and BT by launching their own solution for tackling unwanted and nuisance calls – ‘Sky Talk Shield‘. The new service will be offered free to existing customers of the operator’s Sky Talk (Phone Line Rental) service, which is included with their broadband bundles.

plusnet uk

31st May, 2017 (3 Comments)

A case of bad timing today as budget ISP Plusnet has cut their UK broadband and phone bundle prices, albeit on the same day as the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has also banned two of their radio adverts for failing to be “presented in a clear and intelligible manner.”

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

30th May, 2017 (10 Comments)

Cable operator Liberty Global, which owns Virgin Media, has claimed that the “economic effects” of their investments in the UK (i.e. higher broadband speeds, improved productivity and price competition) between 2013 and 2017 have delivered a “total social benefit” worth £1.38bn.

scottish_national_party

30th May, 2017 (4 Comments)

The Scottish National Party (Pàrtaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba) has today published details of their 2017 Manifesto for the UK’s 8th June General Election, which reiterates last year’s pledge to ensure that 100% of Scotland can access a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service by 2021.

gigaclear fttp civil works on street

30th May, 2017 (1 Comment)

Rural ISP Gigaclear has announced that some 5,000 properties in West Berkshire have gained access to their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which is being rolled out under the Superfast Berkshire project as part of a state aid supported contract.

bt copper cable theft sign

30th May, 2017 (1 Comment)

Homes and businesses around the villages of Dunton Green and Chipstead in Kent (England) have faced multiple losses of broadband and phone connectivity after criminals repeatedly damaged Openreach’s (BT) local telecoms cables between 18th and 26th May 2017.

uk wifi wireless internet access for free

30th May, 2017 (3 Comments)

A new deal has been reached between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on last year’s proposed £104 million WiFi4EU initiative, which aims to equip “every European village and every city with free [WiFi] internet access around the main centres of public life” by 2020.

award golden cup for top broadband isp

30th May, 2017 (6 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has published the outcome from their first 2017 consumer survey of Mobile Network Operators (MNO), which ranked Giffgaff top with a customer score of 81%. Sadly Vodafone and EE could both be found languishing at the bottom of the table on 50% (tied).

telegraph pole openreach engineer hanging

26th May, 2017 (63 Comments)

Residents in the village of Poulshot (Wiltshire) reportedly used their cars to block an Openreach (BT) contractor after they began erecting 5 new telegraph poles for superfast broadband in a conservation area, which a local Parish council chairman said was done without prior consultation.

copper and fibre optic hybrid broadband cables uk

26th May, 2017 (2 Comments)

A new update from Point Topic has summarised the latest data from ISPs in the United Kingdom, which found that faster Cable (DOCSIS) and “fibre” (FTTC/P/H/B) based broadband lines have finally overtaken older / slower pure copper Digital Subscriber Line (e.g. ADSL) services.

sky_broadband_sheild

26th May, 2017 (12 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband, specifically those who have enabled the ‘Shield’ (Parental Control) service, won’t have been able to view ISPreview.co.uk since yesterday evening because the ISP has wrongfully blocked us under their “Phishing and Malware” category. But there’s a political twist..

united kingdom black map

25th May, 2017 (14 Comments)

The latest Q1 2017 figures from the Government’s £1.6bn+ Broadband Delivery UK project has revealed that some 4,426,493 additional premises across the United Kingdom can now order a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service as a result of their joint investment with local councils and the private sector.

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  7. Business (1190)
  8. Statistics (1054)
  9. FTTH (985)
  10. Mobile Broadband (982)
  11. Fibre Optic (948)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (891)
  13. Wireless Internet (872)
  14. 4G (857)
  15. Virgin Media (819)
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