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ISP News Archives for September 2017

london uk broadband internet city

8th Sep 2017 (3 Comments)

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has warned that the city and other parts of the United Kingdom might be at risk of “grinding to a halt” unless the Government puts more investment towards faster broadband, 5G mobile, transport and other major infrastructure requirements.

fibre optic cable connectors openreach

7th Sep 2017 (15 Comments)

Internet service providers that make use of Openreach’s network in the United Kingdom will be pleased to learn that the operator has dropped the price of their 1Gbps and 10Gbps Cablelink services, which are often used to support “fibre broadband” services like FTTC (G.fast or VDSL2) and FTTP.


7th Sep 2017 (7 Comments)

Airline Virgin Atlantic, which alongside Delta Air Lines runs up to 39 flights per day across the transatlantic route, claims to have become the “first airline in Europe to offer WiFi across its entire fleet,” which is based on a combination of technology from Panasonic and Gogo.

hyperoptic fttp fttb wall install (Twitter)

7th Sep 2017 (10 Comments)

Urban fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has today appointed a new Chief Sales Officer (CSO), Floyd Widener, to help grow the company’s “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband network footprint towards its target of 2 million UK premises passed by 2022 and possibly 5 million by 2025.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

7th Sep 2017 (14 Comments)

New and existing Sky TV customers, as well as existing Sky Broadband, Talk and TV customers without “Fibre“, can now benefit from an significant price reduction if they choose to add one of the operator’s ‘up to’ 38Mbps or 76Mbps capable Sky Fibre (FTTC) superfast broadband services.

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6th Sep 2017 (23 Comments)

A small group of pensioners living in Barrhead (East Renfrewshire, Scotland) have vented frustration at Virgin Media after the broadband cable operator built a large (5ft tall) new street cabinet near to their living room window, which they claim “completely blocks out any light from coming into the house.”

mobile mast red vector uk

6th Sep 2017 (7 Comments)

A new report from Point Topic has revealed significant variations in 4G based (Mobile Broadband) pricing and usage caps across Europe, with consumers in the United Kingdom paying less for their monthly tariffs but often receiving fairly meagre data allowances in return.

telephone support rage and complaints

6th Sep 2017 (25 Comments)

A new report claims that customers of BT’s broadband and phone services are being targeted by fraudsters based in India. The criminals will often call and pretend to act as official customer support agents in order to hijack your PC / steal money, although this crime is by no means unique to BT.


6th Sep 2017 (0 Comments)

A new study published by the European Commission has found that Satellite based broadband connectivity is an “efficient option” for bringing faster internet connectivity to “poorly connected” schools. A voucher scheme is proposed to help support related deployments.

mobile network mast among trees

5th Sep 2017 (20 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has this week carried out their threat to pursue a Judicial Review of Ofcom’s forthcoming 4G and 5G radio spectrum auction in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands, which will seek to impose a tougher spectrum cap that could stop EE (BT) from bidding.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

5th Sep 2017 (0 Comments)

Internet and telecoms provider TalkTalk has confirmed that they’re in “advanced discussions” with a number of potential partners about the possibility of scaling back their existing Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) arrangement in order to focus on fixed line broadband.

gfast cabinet internals

4th Sep 2017 (59 Comments)

BT Wholesale has published an updated price list (effective from 1st September 2017), which gives us a useful glimpse at the wholesale charges that UK ISPs will need to pay if they want to buy the operator’s 160Mbps (30Mbps upload) or 330Mbps (50Mbps upload) based G.fast broadband service.

gigaclear fastershire deployment rural road

4th Sep 2017 (8 Comments)

Rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has today handed the £90 million civil engineering contract for deploying their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) ultrafast broadband network into Gloucestershire and Herefordshire (England), which should reach “almost” 70,000 premises, to Complete Utilities.

ee 4g home router

4th Sep 2017 (25 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has today launched a new LTE-Advanced Category 7 capable 4G+ Home Router, which can theoretically handle Mobile Broadband speeds of up to 300Mbps and it can be taken with a huge monthly data allowance of up to 200GB per month. But the top allowance doesn’t come cheap.

fibre optic cables green and blues uk

4th Sep 2017 (0 Comments)

The Emtelle Group, which manufactures blown fibre and ducted network solutions for telecommunications providers, has acquired Moore GmbH in Germany. The move forms part of a major €30 million investment by the firm into their manufacturing plants across Europe, which is needed to boost supply.

cityfibre urban fibre optic rollout

4th Sep 2017 (8 Comments)

Deploying new broadband networks around parts of England could soon become more costly unless both operators and councils take extra care with a new power, which could allow them to charge utility companies by the hour for civil engineering work that causes significant disruption (traffic congestion etc.).

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4th Sep 2017 (12 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), specifically home (Home::1) and small business (SoHo::1) broadband subscribers, have been given a 50GB boost to their monthly usage allowance at no extra cost. The exception being their 1000GB (TeraByte) package that remains unchanged.

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