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uk train

31st January, 2018 (6 Comments)

A new survey of 27,819 train passengers, which was conducted by Transport Focus during autumn 2017, has revealed that just 30% of commuters are satisfied with the reliability of their on-board internet connection (56% dissatisfied and 14% undecided). Southeastern came bottom (18% satisfied).

fast broadband uk

31st January, 2018 (3 Comments)

Ookla, which runs the popular Speedtest.net service, has today published their annual ‘Speedtest Market Report‘ for the United Kingdom. Overall the country ranked 29th in the world for average fixed line broadband ISP speeds (Virgin Media is the fastest) and just 46th for mobile (EE is the fastest).

pound coin money new

31st January, 2018 (1 Comment)

A new survey of 2,002 adults from uSwitch.com has suggested that people in the United Kingdom could potentially be overpaying by a combined total of £108 million a month, due primarily to staying with a mobile operator or broadband ISP after their initial contracts have ended.

banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

30th January, 2018 (3 Comments)

Two broadband providers, BT and sibling EE, have today gone to the Supreme Court in London to appeal two key aspects of an earlier ruling, which forced major UK ISPs to start blocking websites that were found to sell counterfeit goods (i.e. abuse of Trade Mark).

wales uk map broadband dragon

30th January, 2018 (19 Comments)

As expected the Welsh Government has this afternoon set out the first tentative details of their new strategy to help make “fast reliable broadband” (defined as 30Mbps+) available to “every property” in Wales, which will involve several contracts (3 lots) and could cover 88,000 premises.

world internet connectivity

30th January, 2018 (0 Comments)

The total number of world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.38% in Q3 2017 and now stands at 913.3 Million (up by nearly 70 million over the past year). Meanwhile the number of copper lines (ADSL etc.) fell by 6.3% over the past year and “full fibre” FTTH/P connections increased by 30.4%.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

30th January, 2018 (0 Comments)

The Court of Appeal has today dealt a blow to the UK Government’s internet snooping ambitions. The ruling effectively finds it unlawful to collect the nation’s internet activity and phone records, while letting public bodies grant themselves access to these personal details with no suspicion of serious crime.


30th January, 2018 (11 Comments)

Mobile operator giffgaff, which harnesses O2’s Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) platform, has predicted that the future rollout of 5G services within the UK could push their average monthly data usage per user (SIM) from 3.95GB (GigaByes) in 2017 to 98.34GB by 2025.


30th January, 2018 (3 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT has said that they expect “huge network performance improvements” after choosing to adopt Nokia’s new ReefShark chipsets into EE’s UK mobile network, which they hope will enable their network to “unleash the full potential” of future 5G technology.

zen internet uk isp

29th January, 2018 (10 Comments)

Rochdale-based broadband provider Zen Internet, which over the years has built itself a strong reputation in the UK ISP and telecoms industry, has set itself a new target of becoming a £100 million business within just 3 years and a £250 million business within 10 years.

virgin media tv v6 stb

29th January, 2018 (7 Comments)

Customers of UK cable operator Virgin Media have noticed that their TV channels are finally being migrated from the old MPEG2 to newer MPEG4 (H.264) video standard, which is a subtle but still quite important change, albeit one that has created the odd small gremlin.

bt phone box evolution

29th January, 2018 (5 Comments)

The Local Government Association, which represents 370 councils across England and Wales, has called on the central UK government to tackle the growing tide of “trojan telephone boxes” (e.g. boxes installed almost solely for advertising) by removing their Permitted Development status.

united kingdom of great britain map 500

29th January, 2018 (60 Comments)

Completed on time. The Government has today confirmed that an estimated 95% of the United Kingdom can now access a 24Mbps+ capable fixed line “superfast broadband” network as a result of their national £1.7bn Broadband Delivery UK programme, but many gaps remain.

jersey and guernsey map uk

26th January, 2018 (0 Comments)

Telecoms operator JT have used their Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network on the English Channel Island of Jersey to help underpin a test of Sony’s new Low-Power, Wide-Area Wireless Network (LPWAN) technology.

26th January, 2018 (6 Comments)

The not-for-profit Liverpool Internet Exchange (IX Liverpool) and ISP Baltic Broadband have collaborated in order to deploy a new 10Gbps fibre optic link into the Baltic Triangle development area, which is home to lots of businesses central Liverpool (Merseyside).

bt fibre optic cable bloom

26th January, 2018 (87 Comments)

Newspaper reports have claimed that Openreach (BT) will next week announce a boost to their existing roll-out of “full fibre” (FTTP) ultrafast broadband services, which could see their current roll-out target of 2 million premises being increased to 3 million within the next two years.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

26th January, 2018 (2 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT has been hit with a £70,000 fine after the regulator, Ofcom, ruled that the UK operator had failed to provide requested information as part of their ongoing Wholesale Local Access Market Review, which is examining how fixed broadband and phone services are supplied to ISPs and sold.

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