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ISP News Archives for August 2017

 
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17th August, 2017 (15 Comments)

Some 3,500 additional premises in the South Gloucestershire (England) town of Bradley Stoke have benefited after Virgin Media announced that they had completed an extension of their 350Mbps capable cable (HFC EuroDOCSIS / FTTP) broadband and TV network in the area.

openreach_gfast_pod_and_engineer

17th August, 2017 (50 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today announced that their pilot of 330Mbps capable hybrid fibre G.fast broadband technology is being significantly expanded to include 26 new locations across the United Kingdom (1 million premises by the end of 2017). Various areas from Liverpool to Cardiff are on the list.

trains_virgin

17th August, 2017 (7 Comments)

A new survey from YouGov, which was commissioned by Cobham Wireless, has revealed that British adults would rather connect to the internet on trains via a 3G or 4G mobile data network (51%) than public WiFi (36%), yet only 33% of passengers felt that the mobile signal was good enough.

virgin media high resolution

17th August, 2017 (10 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has sent out invites for 100 employees to join a “secret” trial of their long awaited Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6) network upgrade. Sources inform ISPreview.co.uk that accepted users will need to be connected to Virgin’s broadband service via a Hub 3.0 router.

hyperoptic_engineer_and_cart

16th August, 2017 (3 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has launched a new offer for businesses in Westminster (London), which combines a discount on their FTTP/B ultrafast broadband service with the Connect Westminster voucher scheme that offers up to £2,000 to help local SMEs get a faster service installed.

openreach bt fibre optic cable hands

16th August, 2017 (20 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today proposed to cut the wholesale rental price of their mid-tier 330Mbps (50Mbps upload) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) “ultrafast broadband” lines, which will make the service cheaper to buy for a 12 month period and that could help to encourage greater uptake.

plusnet uk

16th August, 2017 (2 Comments)

Budget ISP Plusnet has launched a series of discounts that will be available to new customers, which reduces the price of their “fibre broadband” (FTTC) bundles for the first 12 months of service and adds a £50 bonus on top (cashback or mastercard reward).

bt phone box evolution

16th August, 2017 (3 Comments)

The rise of mobile phones has meant that very few people see any need for BT’s public payphone boxes anymore and as a result the operator has decided to scrap 13,400 of them over the next three years, with an additional 6,600 expected to be removed by 2022.

netcommwireless_fttdp_gfast_test_setup

16th August, 2017 (17 Comments)

A couple of months ago we became the first to detail Openreach’s trial of a combined FTTdp and G.fast broadband network that used hardware from NetComm Wireless. Today NetComm has confirmed that their test achieved a peak aggregate broadband speed of 1.66Gbps.

net365

15th August, 2017 (9 Comments)

A little known Bradford-based ISP called net365, which supplies broadband services to students, as well as residential, healthcare and business users, appears to have cut-off some or all of their internet access customers following an alleged dispute with one of their suppliers (FluidOne).

BT major fibre optic cable junction telephone exchange uk

15th August, 2017 (29 Comments)

The proposed Dark Fibre Access product from Openreach (BT), which would have allowed rival ISPs to gain “physical access” to the operator’s existing fibre optic cables (i.e. enabling them to install their own equipment at either end of the fibre within cable ducts), has today officially been cancelled.. for now.

john lewis broadband uk logo

14th August, 2017 (4 Comments)

The broadband division of UK retailer John Lewis has announced a price cut to their “fibre broadband” (FTTC) and phone line rental bundles, which will last for the first 12 months of service and should be available to order until “at least” 3rd October 2017.

fibre optic broadband bt cables

14th August, 2017 (5 Comments)

A new report from techUK, which represents 950 companies in the United Kingdom’s technology sector, has called for “near universal” coverage of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) by 2020 and 90% coverage of “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) to become a reality by 2025.

Shell Energy Broadband

14th August, 2017 (0 Comments)

Energy provider First Utility, which recently entered the United Kingdom’s crowded internet and telecoms sector, has called on Ofcom to introduce new regulation that would force broadband ISPs to give customers plenty of warning when their initial service discounts and contracts are coming to an end.

gfast street cabinet extension pod on right side

14th August, 2017 (94 Comments)

Officially speaking Openreach (BT) hasn’t yet announced the start of their post-pilot commercial roll-out of 330Mbps capable G.fast (ITU G.9700/9701) hybrid fibre broadband technology, yet unofficially the related PCP street cabinet extension pods have been popping up all over the place.

ee uk logo

14th August, 2017 (0 Comments)

New customers who join EE’s fixed line home broadband and phone services should note that the provider has cut their prices a little for the first 18 months of service (available until 21st August 2017). Existing 4G Mobile customers will also benefit from an extra 5GB on their data allowance.

bt linkuk london uk Gigabit free wifi kiosk

11th August, 2017 (18 Comments)

Five of BT’s new InLinkUK kiosks in London have just been tested to see if they’re able to deliver WiFi speeds of close to the advertised “up to 1Gbps” capability. Sadly the average speed after 43 tests was 47.4Mbps download and 44Mbps upload, with a standard download deviation of 19.5Mbps.

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