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ISP News Archives for January 2018

origin office

22nd January, 2018 (0 Comments)

South Yorkshire-based UK ISP Origin Broadband has announced an investment of £2.5m into opening a new premises (53,665 sq. ft) at Callflex Business Park in Rotherham, which could in theory cope with 700 people and help the ISP to reach their target of 250,000 customers by 2020.

aquiss uk isp

22nd January, 2018 (13 Comments)

Shropshire-based ISP Aquiss has today introduced two new Managed Business Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) “full fibre” broadband products, which offer top speeds of up to 500Mbps and 1Gbps (symmetrical) for businesses in 14 towns and cities across the United Kingdom.

scotland map

20th January, 2018 (7 Comments)

A sense of the familiar could be felt toward the end of last year, when the UK and Scottish Government’s first locked horns over the coverage levels of “superfast broadband.” Now they’re at it again after Scotland claimed to have achieved the 95% “fibre broadband” coverage target, but there’s a problem.

money lock

19th January, 2018 (1 Comment)

The Government’s Office for National Statistics is to re-examine how they assess mobile, fixed broadband and phone services in terms of their impact upon the UK economy, which follows concern that the influence of such services may have been historically underestimated.

complaint UK consumer broadband isp and phone gripes

19th January, 2018 (3 Comments)

The UK telecom regulator’s latest Q3 2017 consumer complaints report has named and shamed TalkTalk for attracting the most gripes in the fixed ISP broadband sector, while the Post Office suffered the same for landline phone services and Vodafone took the most heat for Mobile.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

19th January, 2018 (8 Comments)

Sky Broadband has today moved to discount the monthly prices of their broadband and phone bundles for new customers. On top of that they’re also offering the option of either taking those packages with a £50 Prepaid MasterCard or a Samsung Galaxy Tab E (sells for around £130 at retail) computer.

fiber optic cable bright

19th January, 2018 (5 Comments)

Telecoms giant Vodafone claims to have successfully completed a trial of Fixed Access Network Slicing (FANS) with Huawei in Ireland, which in theory could help to support the future UK rollout and better wholesale provision of Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband networks.


18th January, 2018 (4 Comments)

The YouView platform, which produces hardware and software to support the broadband-based TV (IPTV) services supplied via BT and TalkTalk (as well as retail set-top-boxes), appears set to stop distributing universal software / feature updates and will start adopting a more ISP-specific approach.


18th January, 2018 (10 Comments)

Customers on Sky Broadband’s UK network (around 6 million of them) are today generating a colossal level of internet data traffic that has already reached a total of around 8Tbps (Terabits per second). Meanwhile IPv6 adoption among the ISP’s subscriber base is at 90%+.

cityfibre peterborough deployment hm treasury minister

18th January, 2018 (137 Comments)

Fibre optic network developer Cityfibre has today announced that Milton Keynes will be the first of several cities to benefit from their large-scale rollout of a 1Gbps FTTH “full fibre” ultrafast broadband network with Vodafone, which will initially aim to cover 1 million UK homes.


18th January, 2018 (0 Comments)

Customers of fibre optic ISP Seethelight, which offers an ultrafast 300Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband service to UK new build homes covered by the Independent Fibre Networks Limited (BUUK / GTC) platform, plan to both raise and lower some of their prices on 15th February 2018.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

17th January, 2018 (11 Comments)

Low cost ISP TalkTalk has launched yet another free tool to help their broadband and phone customers tackle the scourge of nuisance calls (e.g. unwanted marketing and scams). CallSafe will automatically check who is calling and “make sure it’s someone you want to hear from.”

wireless radio spectrum mast

17th January, 2018 (5 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has said that they will publish the auction regulations for the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz radio spectrum award process on Wednesday 24th January, which is despite the fact that Three UK are continuing to disrupt the process via litigation.


17th January, 2018 (9 Comments)

UK ISP TrueSpeed, which is deploying a Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network into rural areas around South West England, has attempted to steal some of the thunder from BT’s new 100Mbps “speed guarantee” by showcasing their own 200Mbps “guarantee“.

o2 uk

17th January, 2018 (11 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 will tomorrow cut the charges on their Classic Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) SIM from 5p a min calls, 5p a text and 5p per Megabyte of data (Mobile Broadband) to just 3p a min for calls, 2p a text and 1p per MB, which matches Three UK’s allegedly “unbeatable” pricing.

beacon broadband mast

17th January, 2018 (4 Comments)

Derry-based fixed wireless ISP Beacon Broadband has been offered £48,000 by Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) to help fuel the creation of 12 new jobs, which will support the expansion of their network in Northern Ireland via additional engineers, support staff and management roles.


16th January, 2018 (3 Comments)

The Worcestershire County Council (WCC) has launched two new schemes to help boost “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) take-up and coverage among homes and businesses in the final 4% of the region, which includes a co-funding initiative with Openreach (BT) and a voucher programme for local businesses.

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January 2018
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