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15th Nov 2017 (24 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) and Huawei have conducted their first UK lab test of an end-to-end 5G network, which delivered a consistent download speed of 2.8Gbps (Gigabits per second) using an active antenna unit with 64×64 MIMO broadcasting via the 3.5GHz radio spectrum band.

broadband internet speed uk

15th Nov 2017 (14 Comments)

A new study from consumer magazine Which? has used data taken from over 700,000 speed tests conducted by Speedchecker Ltd (between January and March 2017) to claim that broadband ISPs could be overestimating their service speeds by up to 62%. Save for a few BIG caveats.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

15th Nov 2017 (1 Comment)

UK Internet provider TalkTalk has today published their interim results for the 6 months to 30th September 2017 (H1 2018), which reveals that they added +46,000 new on-net broadband subscribers in the period to total 3,993,000 (29% of those use their FTTC/H “fibre broadband” network).

advertising standards authority uk 2016

15th Nov 2017 (0 Comments)

A new ruling against Plusnet by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) means that UK business ISPs will now also need to combine the price of phone line rental and broadband when advertising related packages, which is a rule that has previously only applied to residential services.

business broadband connection voucher uk

15th Nov 2017 (8 Comments)

The Government has unveiled a £2m trial that offers vouchers worth between £500 to £3,000 to help businesses in four areas around the United Kingdom to get a Gigabit (1000Mbps+) broadband service installed, which is focused on helping to extend “full fibre” (FTTP) infrastructure.

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15th Nov 2017 (5 Comments)

The UK Government’s Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme, which offers grants worth up to £400 to help homes and business that are unable to access a broadband speed of at least 2Mbps, has so far issued over 10,000 voucher codes and consumed £3.1m of its budget. But it’s also about to end.

Vodafone UK 2016

14th Nov 2017 (9 Comments)

Vodafone has published their latest Q3 2017 (calendar) results, which saw their fixed line broadband base grow by +33,000 in the quarter to total 278,000 (better than the +29K added in Q2). Meanwhile 4G Mobile coverage (population) has reached 97% of the UK and they’ve cut their FTTC prices.

ditch witch openreach bt civil engineers

14th Nov 2017 (13 Comments)

Around 60 homes and businesses in the remote rural Sutherland hamlet of Altnaharra (Scotland) can now access Openreach’s (BT) new 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) “ultrafast broadband” network, thanks to new equipment and a community dig to lay 4,800 metres of cable.

sewer pipes manhole uk

14th Nov 2017 (7 Comments)

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has today announced a new deal with Thames Water, which is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company, that will enable them to extend their fibre optic broadband and ethernet network by laying new cables through the sewers. Fibre-in-the-Sewers (FITS).

lamp post

14th Nov 2017 (0 Comments)

Wireless UK infrastructure firm Arqiva has today signed their 14th concession agreement in London, which will give them access to install their 4G / 5G Mobile Small Cells and WiFi access points on up to 16,000 lampposts in the Borough of Waltham Forest for the next 10 years.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

14th Nov 2017 (15 Comments)

The so-called “Black Friday” bonanza of discounting is beginning to get under way. Sky Broadband have been one of the first to jump by significantly cutting the monthly prices and setups fee of their unlimited broadband and superfast “fibre” (FTTC) bundles for new customers.

3d reflector wifi boost

13th Nov 2017 (2 Comments)

A new study from a team of researchers working out of Dartmouth College, and the Universities of Washington, Irvine and Columbia in the USA, has demonstrated how it’s possible to easily build a low-cost 3D printed reflector that can be used to improve your home WiFi wireless network signals.

rural village national housing federation

13th Nov 2017 (5 Comments)

The National Housing Federation has warned that a combination of factors (e.g. poor broadband, few jobs, expensive housing, closed post offices and an ageing population etc.) is contributing to a rise in the movement of people out of rural areas and into cities (especially younger people).

aylesbury vale broadband ftth rollout bucks

11th Nov 2017 (23 Comments)

The Aylesbury Vale Broadband project, which is deploying a “full fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband network to a number of rural Buckinghamshire (England, UK) villages, is currently said to be “considering expressions of interest” from potential buyers and this week also saw the operator’s MD depart.

streethouse_village

10th Nov 2017 (16 Comments)

Residents in the West Yorkshire UK village of Streethouse have been left to suffer weeks of unstable broadband connectivity after a lorry crashed into the local transformer box, damaging its power supply. This has forced Openreach (BT) engineers to rely on battery backup at their FTTC street cabinet.

BT major fibre optic cable junction telephone exchange uk

10th Nov 2017 (7 Comments)

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has today handed down judgement against the market definitions used in Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Review, which upholds the July 2017 ruling (here) and means that the plan to cut leased line charges or force Openreach (BT) to offer Dark Fibre is still stalled.

virgin media uk broadband trials

10th Nov 2017 (20 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media, which delivers ultrafast broadband and TV services to over half of UK premises (mostly urban areas), has put out a fresh call for existing customers in Andover, Baguley, Middlesbrough, Reading, Stockton-on-Tees and Swansea to help trial some of their future internet technologies.

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