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ISP News Archives for July 2017

 
call_flow_street_cabinet_slu_fttc

20th July, 2017 (0 Comments)

Alternative network ISP Call Flow Solutions has signed a new deal that will see it deploying ADTRAN’s next generation 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) symmetric Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband solution, which is based off the latest XGS-PON (ITU-T G.9807.1) standard.

farming uk rural areas

20th July, 2017 (10 Comments)

A new survey conducted by the National Farmers Union with 800 farmers across the United Kingdom has found that just 6% have access to “superfast” broadband download speeds and 85% have an “unreliable” outdoor mobile phone signal.

gfast_sckipio

20th July, 2017 (4 Comments)

German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom and ADTRAN, which supplies the kit being used in various broadband roll-outs around the world, have conducted lab trials of the new hybrid-fibre G.fast technology using the 212MHz and coordinated Dynamic Time Allocation (cDTA) upgrades.

Isle of Skye

20th July, 2017 (11 Comments)

The North Skye Broadband (NSB) project, which had been planning to deploy a B4RN-like fibre optic broadband network to 2,000 rural premises on the Northern side of the Isle of Skye in Scotland, has given up its application for significant state aid support after facing repeated delays.

openreach 2017 street cabinet engineer

20th July, 2017 (5 Comments)

The South Gloucestershire Council in England, which is already working with Openreach (BT) to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to 97% of the region by December 2017, has signed a new £3m contract that will benefit a further 4,300 premises (3,800 via FTTP).

gigaclear rural path fibre optic broadband

20th July, 2017 (18 Comments)

A number of rural communities in Worcestershire (England) have been left to continue suffering from slow broadband speeds after Gigaclear abandoned their remaining commercial 1Gbps FTTP deployment plans due to problems with economic viability and permits.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

19th July, 2017 (6 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk has today issued one of their short quarterly trading updates, which didn’t reveal a lot but we do learn that during Q2 2017 (calendar) the provider added another +20,000 on-net broadband and line rental customers (total 3,967,000) and churn fell to just 1.2%.

ecom_buckinghamshire_fttp_rollout

19th July, 2017 (2 Comments)

Little known ISP Ecom (Electronic Communities) has revealed to ISPreview.co.uk that they’re building a new ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to several rural villages in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire (i.e. Dunton, through Creslow and on to Whitchurch with more to follow).

red fibre optic cable blast 2017

19th July, 2017 (2 Comments)

The ITS Technology group has appointed Hub Network Services (HNS) to become the wholesale provider for Bristol City Council’s recently re-purposed BNET fibre optic Ethernet and broadband network, which was commercialised to supply Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTP) services to local businesses.

sky broadband super reliable

19th July, 2017 (10 Comments)

A complaint by Virgin Media has prompted the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ban a major TV and national press advert for Sky Broadband’s service after they were found to have misleading claimed that the ISP offered a “Super Reliable” broadband service.

my_virgin_media

19th July, 2017 (0 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s UK cable broadband and TV network can now download a new Tablet and Smartphone app for Android and iOS (iPhone) devices, which will give them access to the latest account details, package choice, billing, local service status (faults etc.) and general help.

Carillion uk telecoms engineers

18th July, 2017 (0 Comments)

Openreach (BT) is allegedly conducting a “forensic investigation” of their £1.5bn three-year extension deal with construction firm Carillion (here), which has recently been hit by various financial troubles (e.g. net debt and pensions) that have sent the company’s shares into a nosedive.

fibre optic broadband bt cables

18th July, 2017 (25 Comments)

The Leicestershire County Council appears to have moved forward with Phase 3 of their on-going Superfast Leicestershire project, which will commit up to £5.633m to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to the final 3% of local premises (i.e. as many as they can reach).

bt wholesale broadband checker july 2017

18th July, 2017 (15 Comments)

The BT Wholesale Broadband Checker has recently added two additional rows to its output for the customer premise environment (‘VRI‘ and ‘NTEFaceplate‘) and so far as we can tell these only show when testing with a specific telephone number (i.e. not specific address or postcode checks).

lochaber_locheilnet

18th July, 2017 (0 Comments)

The community (CIC) fixed wireless ISP Locheilnet, which offers broadband speeds of up to 35Mbps to areas from the West side of Loch Linnhe, both sides of Loch Eil and from Banavie to the wider Achnacarry/ Bunarkaig/Clunes area and Glenfinnan, has secured £42K to upgrade their core network.

openreach 2017 back jacket of engineer

18th July, 2017 (7 Comments)

A further 2,300 homes and businesses in North Lincolnshire (England) are set to get access to “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) speeds via Openreach’s (BT) network due to a reinvestment of £2.9m in public funding from earlier phases of the Northern Lincs Broadband project.

broadband speeds confusion

18th July, 2017 (0 Comments)

The latest survey of 816 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that 68% are unhappy with how broadband providers advertise their headline download speeds, although respondents were split on the best approach for improving the clarity of such promotions.

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