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warwicknet

22nd Sep 2017 (32 Comments)

Alternative network provider WarwickNet (CableCom) has today stolen a march on Openreach (BT) by upgrading their own street cabinets to support the latest hybrid-fibre G.fast broadband services with ultrafast download speeds of ‘up to’ 500Mbps (well above Openreach’s 330Mbps peak).

cityfibre billboard construction

22nd Sep 2017 (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has connected the first public building (Allan’s Primary School) to their new 20km long Gigabit FTTP based Public Service Network (PSN) in the city of Stirling (Scotland), which is part of a £1.7m deal and is being supported by a 7-year contract with ISP MLL Telecom.

fibre optic blue green strands

22nd Sep 2017 (0 Comments)

A new whitepaper from total telecom and ADTRAN has suggested that the roll-out of future ultrafast 5G mobile services and Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband networks will create a “symbiotic relationship” where “they are driving each other’s business case.”

ee uk logo

22nd Sep 2017 (13 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has today announced that their UK network now supports the new ‘Enhanced HD Voice‘ (EVS) calling technology, which further enhances the sound quality of phone calls when made over the operator’s existing 4G Calling (VoLTE) network or via their WiFi Calling service.

gold silver and bronze broadband star winners uk best isp

22nd Sep 2017 (13 Comments)

The latest biannual survey of UK phone and broadband providers by consumer magazine Which? has once again named Zen Internet as the best overall ISP (85% for customer satisfaction), but the same could not be said for TalkTalk that continues to languish at the bottom on a score of 40%.

lycamobile_uk

21st Sep 2017 (4 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has once again banned an advert for Lycamobile‘s service after they failed to make the duration of their special offer pricing clear on a website promotion for the “UK ULTRA PLAN” (15GB Data, Unlimited Mins and Texts).

united kingdom broadband connectivity

21st Sep 2017 (12 Comments)

The Carnegie UK Trust has published a new paper that highlights some of the potential risks and opportunities that Brexit could bring for digital consumers in the United Kingdom, such as how it might impact the provision of new broadband and mobile networks (e.g. state aid rules).

fibre optic blue strands storm

21st Sep 2017 (5 Comments)

The Essex County Council (ECC) in England has unveiled details of their final Phase 4 contract under the Superfast Essex project, which could be supported by up to £29 million of public investment and aims to reach “near” to 100% coverage of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) by 2021.

derbyshire_broadband_coverage

20th Sep 2017 (29 Comments)

Around 300 homes in the Peak District National Park (central England) could be about to lose access to an 80Mbps capable superfast fixed wireless broadband network because of a planning dispute, which exists between local ISP Derbyshire Broadband and the park authority.

genesis technical systems dsl rings

20th Sep 2017 (2 Comments)

Canadian firm Genesis Technical Systems (GTS) has managed to get their long-gestating mBond technology through BT’s Modem Conformance Testing (MCT) for the SIN498 standard, which means that their bonded copper broadband line kit can be used on Openreach’s FTTC (VDSL2) network.

virgin media fttp and docsis deployment swindon

20th Sep 2017 (6 Comments)

Traditionally Virgin Media is more of an urban centric cable operator, although a new campaign in the rural Test and Dun Valleys of Hampshire (England) means that their 350Mbps broadband and TV network will soon be able to reach c.4,000 premises across 12 small villages.

wales uk counties map

20th Sep 2017 (2 Comments)

A National Assembly Committee has published a report that makes 12 recommendations for how Wales (UK) could bring faster broadband to poorly served premises and improve Mobile (4G etc.) connectivity, such as making future subsidies for landowners conditional on them allowing mobile masts.

major capacity fibre optic cables

20th Sep 2017 (7 Comments)

Mobile operators O2, Three UK and Vodafone have warned that a recent decision by Ofcom, which prevented them from accessing Openreach’s (BT) existing cable ducts and telegraph poles in order to build new fibre optic backhaul links, could hinder the deployment of future ultrafast 5G Mobile services.

digital scotland fibre optic map

20th Sep 2017 (0 Comments)

The SNP controlled Scottish Government has this month set out their work programme for 2017-18, which among the known broadband promises (R100) has also pledged to deliver free WiFi “throughout major town and city centres” and to match the UK Government’s rates relief on new fibre investment.

ee sim mobile broadband

19th Sep 2017 (9 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has formally lodged a legal appeal against the matter of Ofcom’s forthcoming 4G / 5G radio spectrum auction in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands. The aim is to stop Three UK’s own challenge from imposing a cap on their ability to bid for a slice of 3.4GHz band.

cityscape uk

19th Sep 2017 (6 Comments)

A new study from business support firm Informi claims to have identified some of top 20 best cities and large towns in the United Kingdom to start a small business, with Ipswich (Suffolk) taking the top spot. Interestingly one of the key criteria is a strong level of access to “ultrafast broadband“.

openreach logo 2017

19th Sep 2017 (15 Comments)

Openreach has today launched a new website, which includes a fair bit of updated information about the national telecoms and broadband network, as well as reflecting some of the independent branding requirements that were introduced as part of BT’s recent Strategic Review agreement with Ofcom.

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