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ISP News Archives for July 2017

 
cable damage openreach engineer

26th July, 2017 (3 Comments)

Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review (here), which last year pledged to open up access to Openreach’s (BT) national Dark Fibre network, cut leased line (Ethernet) prices and deliver quicker installs, has been sent back to the drawing board by the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT).

o2 uk mobile sim

26th July, 2017 (12 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK has admitted that they are throttling internet data traffic on their 3G (Mobile Broadband) connections for pay monthly contract customers who go roaming around the European Union. Some operators also struggled to deliver a good 4G connection while abroad.

BT Smart Hub Router 2016

26th July, 2017 (24 Comments)

New customers who take one of BT Business‘s broadband packages should now receive the provider’s modern Smart Hub router with their order instead of the old HomeHub 5 (Hub 5) kit, which follows roughly a year after the device was first launched for residential subscribers.

vodafone virgin media merger

25th July, 2017 (0 Comments)

The on-off possibility of an asset swap between cable operator Virgin Media and Vodafone in the United Kingdom has once again been reignited after the Moody’s Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and risk analysis to the market, predicted that the two “could eventually agree” on a deal.

wireless broadband rural uk mast

25th July, 2017 (4 Comments)

The UK Government’s Wales Office Minister, Guto Bebb, has once again repeated the same call he made last year (here) for the Welsh Government to hurry up and update their planning system in order to help close the country’s remaining Mobile signal “not spots” in rural areas.

Shell Energy Broadband

25th July, 2017 (0 Comments)

Gas and electricity provider First Utility has opened up their range of home broadband and phone line bundles to those other than existing energy customers. At the same time they’ve also reduced their prices, which is being seen as a move to take on the biggest UK energy providers and ISPs alike.

gigaclear fibre optic trench digging

25th July, 2017 (3 Comments)

Rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear and national operator Openreach (BT) have won the Phase 3 roll-out contracts for Berkshire in England, which will see a mix of 1Gbps FTTP and up to 80Mbps FTTC broadband being used to reach an additional 13,500 homes and businesses by the end of 2019.

outdoor fttp openreach install

24th July, 2017 (8 Comments)

Property developer firm the Berkeley Group, which has a partnership to roll-out Openreach’s (BT) 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) technology at new build sites, has said that “ultrafast broadband” is now “almost as important to new home buyers as running water and electricity.”

cityfibre street works pavement and road

24th July, 2017 (1 Comment)

Fibre optic builder Cityfibre has today announced that the first connections on their new £3.24 million Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband and Ethernet network in Southend-on-Sea have gone live. The deployment in Essex is being supported by business ISP Onecom.

virgin media project lightning rollout wrexham

24th July, 2017 (11 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has had to roll back on part of last year’s pledge to roll-out their ultrafast broadband and TV network across the large Berkshire village of Wargrave. Apparently the work would cause too much disruption and there hasn’t been enough demand in related streets.

talktalk business logo 2017

24th July, 2017 (27 Comments)

Consumers who use a broadband connection supplied via TalkTalk Business‘s wholesale network (not the same as their retail ISP), which is used by a wide variety of ISPs in the United Kingdom, may see an improvement in congestion and packet loss from midnight on 1st August 2017.

broadband infrastructure group big uk

21st July, 2017 (43 Comments)

The cross-party British Infrastructure Group (BIG), which is led by Grant Shapps (Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield), will next week publish their new Broadbad 2.0 report that is expected to highlight a number of problems with the state of broadband in the UK and call for improvements.

openreach 2017 engineer jacket

21st July, 2017 (6 Comments)

The Better Broadband for Suffolk project in England has celebrated after their joint contract with Openreach (BT) managed to push the local coverage of FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks to 90% of homes and businesses, with 98% being the next target for 2020.

openreach 2017 rural telegraph pole engineer

21st July, 2017 (0 Comments)

The Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) in England has published an update on their development of a third contract, which would use £1.23 million of public investment to push “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) availability beyond the current target and towards universal coverage.

Vodafone UK 2016

21st July, 2017 (4 Comments)

Telecoms and internet provider Vodafone has today reported that they added +29K new customers to their UK home broadband service in Q2 2017 (total 245,000), which is down from the +33K added in Q1 (calendar). Meanwhile their 4G population coverage has reached 97%.

shetland telecom fibre optic microtrench dig

21st July, 2017 (3 Comments)

The Scottish Government (SNP) has launched a new consultation on plans to “raise standards and improve the quality of road works” in Scotland, which should be of interest to any major broadband infrastructure builders in the country (e.g. Cityfibre, BT and Virgin Media) as it could affect their work.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

20th July, 2017 (0 Comments)

Low cost ISP TalkTalk, which already blocks nuisance calls at a network level (last month they blocked more than 100 million scam calls), has today announced improvements that will introduce further protection for customers and at no extra cost.

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