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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.”

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