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28th Feb 2018 (28 Comments)

National ISP Vodafone has today announced that they are refreshing their range of fixed line home broadband packages, which among other things will see their old copper line ADSL packages being “retired” and the introduction of a minimum speed guarantee on their FTTC “fibre” services.

28th Feb 2018 (6 Comments)

The broadband ISP division of John Lewis has further discounted all of their packages until 27th March 2018, which sees their 17Mbps bundle with phone line rental drop to £20 per month, while 38Mbps is now £27.50 and 76Mbps becomes £32.50 for the first 12 months of service.

28th Feb 2018 (1 Comment)

After last year’s Proof of Concept (PoC) test Openreach has now decided to start applying “low level error correction” on all new UK Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) superfast broadband lines, which they hope will result in fewer fault reports being made by customers during the initial provision phase.

27th Feb 2018 (28 Comments)

Customers of UK cable ISP Virgin Media Business and their 350Mbps capable”Voom Fibre” broadband products appear to be suffering from a high level of service disruption today, as well as a secondary fault that began after a firmware update was pushed to their Hitron CGNv4 routers.

27th Feb 2018 (2 Comments)

Business ISP Elite has become one of only a few UK internet providers to adopt the new 30 day contract option for their ‘up to’ 76Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based broadband package(s), which is being made available to their direct customers, channel partners and wholesalers.

27th Feb 2018 (5 Comments)

The Norfolk County Council in England will next Tuesday take a decision on how to fund a future phase of their Better Broadband for Norfolk (BBfN) project, which could see them choosing to borrow £11m in order to help extend “superfast broadband” to 100% of premises “as soon as we can.”

27th Feb 2018 (33 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has announced that their premium Sky Q TV platform will, starting from March 2018, be enhanced by multiple new features (e.g. HDR content, Spotify, improved voice controls etc.). On top of that Comcast has moved to counter Murdoch with a £22.1bn takeover bid for Sky.

27th Feb 2018 (2 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today approved six telecoms operators’ to take part in the forthcoming auction of 4G and 5G friendly radio spectrum, which will see 40MHz of frequency in the 2.3GHz band and 150MHz in the 3.4GHz band being distributed.

26th Feb 2018 (0 Comments)

The operator of one of Europe’s largest independent fibre and cloud networks, Interoute, has been acquired by GTT for a whopping $2.3bn (£1.65bn) via a mix of debt and equity. The move will enable GTT to expand their Tier 1 global IP network via the acquisition’s huge 72,000km fibre optic reach.

26th Feb 2018 (37 Comments)

Generally speaking the deployment of IPv6 (dynamic /56 prefix) across BT’s consumer ISP network in the UK has gone well but one key area where they still appear to be struggling is with adding support to their venerable HomeHub 5 router, which is widely installed across the customer base.

26th Feb 2018 (2 Comments)

A new survey commission by UK ISP TalkTalk has claimed that 69% of British people may be “losing out” due to an unwillingness to change and 25% agreed that they’d lost money as a result. Meanwhile 51% said that stress and anxiety were the main reasons they avoided change.

24th Feb 2018 (36 Comments)

The parent company of UK cable operator Virgin Media, Liberty Global, has recently offered a couple of interesting updates about their plans for a future upgrade to Gigabit capable DOCSIS 3.1 broadband technology and adoption of the IPv6 internet addressing standard.

23rd Feb 2018 (20 Comments)

Low cost ISP TalkTalk appears to be taking the fight to Vodafone and other UK rivals by introducing new discounts, which will make some of their broadband and phone (with optional Pay TV) bundles as cheap as they were all the way back in 2016 (e.g. 38Mbps “fibre” for £22.50).

23rd Feb 2018 (66 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today completed several wholesale market reviews, which among other things will force Openreach (BT) to adopt stiffer Quality of Service standards (installations and repairs), open up their cable ducts to rival ISPs and introduce a big price cut on 40Mbps FTTC broadband lines.

23rd Feb 2018 (42 Comments)

The Head of Regulatory Affairs at Cityfibre, Alex Blowers, has criticised Ofcom’s focus on regulating wholesale access to Openreach’s (BT) legacy UK copper network down to cost and called on them to rethink their strategy in order to better support the new generation of “full fibre” (FTTH/P) ultrafast broadband.

22nd Feb 2018 (12 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media appears to have paused their Project Lighting network expansion of ultrafast broadband and TV services in the Norfolk seaside town of Great Yarmouth, which had originally been due to reach 5,000 homes and businesses before the end of 2019.

22nd Feb 2018 (2 Comments)

Mobile network operator O2 UK (Telefonica) has today announced that they too are planning to conduct a test of future 5G ultrafast Mobile Broadband technology, which will take place at The O2 venue in North Greenwich later this year.

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