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ISP News Archives for May 2017

 
european broadband awards logo

15th May, 2017 (0 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has kicked off their third annual ‘European Broadband Awards‘ event, which means they’re on the hunt for a short-list of any innovative projects that are helping to provide citizens with access to high-speed broadband internet.

rural mobile signal

12th May, 2017 (7 Comments)

A new survey of 1,465 UK businesses by the British Chambers of Commerce has found that 70% of firms have suffered Mobile “not spots” (no signal) or “partial not-spots” (basic cover via only some networks), while 91% of those who suffered such issues are rural based (falls to 56% for urban firms).

telephone broken uk

12th May, 2017 (6 Comments)

The telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today opened a new review into the cost of calling some telephone services, which follows recent concerns over the high prices and unfair practices that consumers may sometime face when contacting 118 (directory enquiries) or 070 numbers etc.

internet service providers association uk

12th May, 2017 (0 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today opened public nominations for this year’s ‘Internet Hero‘ and ‘Internet Villain‘ categories, which form part of their 2017 awards event that is due to be held at Café de Paris in London’s West End on 13th July 2017.

hyperoptic fttp fttb broadband engineer van

12th May, 2017 (1 Comment)

It’s been three years since Hyperoptic first began to deploy their 1Gbps fibre optic (FTTP/B) broadband network around the city of Manchester and today the ISP has announced that over 100 housing developments are now live, with a further 60 set to follow over the next six months.

worcestershire uk broadband

12th May, 2017 (0 Comments)

The Worcestershire County Council in England recently slipped under our radar when they issued a tender for Phase 3 of the Superfast Worcestershire project, which will commit up to £2,627,415 of public funding to expand the local availability of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+).

labour political party uk

11th May, 2017 (15 Comments)

A confirmed leak of the Labour Party’s draft 2017 General Election Manifesto has revealed that Jeremy Corbyn will promise to deliver “universal superfast broadband availability” across the United Kingdom by 2022, which they’ve defined as offering a minimum speed of 30Mbps.

BT HQ UK Building Logo

11th May, 2017 (39 Comments)

The BT Group has released their latest quarterly report (Q1 2017 calendar), which saw their retail broadband base reach a total of 9,276,000 subscribers (up by 29K vs 83K in Q4 2016) and Openreach has begun a consultation on the “potential benefits and costs of a large-scale FTTP deployment.“

world network and broadband connections

10th May, 2017 (1 Comment)

Telecoms analyst Point Topic has revealed that residential consumers in the United Kingdom pay an average of $0.34 (USD PPP) per Mbps (Megabit) of fixed line broadband bandwidth, which compares with a global average of $0.85 and just $0.05 in the cheapest country of Singapore.

justin_fielder

10th May, 2017 (0 Comments)

Rochdale-based ISP Zen Internet has appointed the former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Easynet, Justin Fielder, to take up the same position in their own business.

openreach uk telecoms engineer with back turned

10th May, 2017 (13 Comments)

A new Proof of Concept trial in Kent (England) is about to begin that could allow Openreach’s (BT) new ultrafast G.fast technology to share the same spectrum as existing FTTC (VDSL2) “fibre broadband” services, which in the future might help to boost speeds beyond 330Mbps.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

10th May, 2017 (0 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk has today published their latest full year results to 31st March 2017, which saw them bleed fewer on-net broadband subscribers (-20k in H2 vs -29k in H1) in the period to total 3,947,000 and 25% of those take their FTTC based “fibre broadband“.

broadband internet speed uk

9th May, 2017 (9 Comments)

California-based ASSIA, which supplies broadband management systems to ISPs, has today announce that “extreme high frequency sub-millimeter waves” could in the future be used to push broadband speeds of up to 1Tbps (Terabit per second) down a single 100 metre twisted-pair copper line.

ITSPA UK Voip Awards Logo

9th May, 2017 (0 Comments)

The Internet Telephony Services Providers Association (ITSPA), which represents the United Kingdom’s Voice-over-IP (VoIP) industry, has today announced the winners of this year’s ITSPA Awards event. Curiously though the ‘Best Consumer VoIP‘ category seems to have vanished.

o2 uk mobile sim

9th May, 2017 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 has today become the latest to confirm that existing subscribers will, effective from 15th June 2017, be able to use their 2G, 3G or 4G Pay Monthly, Pay As You Go and Business tariff’s inclusive calls, texts and data bundles while travelling around Europe “at no extra cost.”

wireless broadband internet mast

9th May, 2017 (7 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today said that only a “small number of households [up to 36,000] may be affected by interference” when they shift UK Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) services out of the 700MHz spectrum band (TV will go to 600MHz) and replace it with Mobile Broadband (4G, 5G).

old_bt_street_cabinet

9th May, 2017 (3 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has informed participating ISPs that they’re “not planning further trials” of their 18Mbps (2Mbps upload) FTTC / VDSL2 “fibre broadband” product with new customers, although it will remain open to existing subscribers.. for now.

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