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ISP News Archives for February 2018

 
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22nd February, 2018 (16 Comments)

The Government’s £1.6bn+ publicly funded Broadband Delivery UK project has published its latest progress update to the end of 2017, which reveals that it has so far helped 4,772,207 extra premises across the United Kingdom to be reached by a fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network.

id_mobile

22nd February, 2018 (5 Comments)

iD Mobile (Dixons Carphone) today claims to have become the first Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in the United Kingdom to introduce Wi-Fi Calling, which allows customers with no 3G or 4G data connection to make or receive calls (and send texts) via WiFi.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

22nd February, 2018 (11 Comments)

Last week we warned that UK customers of Sky Broadband could expect to be hit with price increases from 1st April 2018 (here) and we now have some details of what will be changing, which reflects a rise of about 3.48% on the current pricing.

virgin media high resolution

22nd February, 2018 (5 Comments)

The mobile division of cable ISP Virgin Media (Virgin Mobile) will later today unveil a major refresh of their monthly 4G SIM-Only and handset plans, which boosts allowances and also introduces an “unlimited” data tariff (only available to existing home broadband customers).

farming uk rural areas

21st February, 2018 (36 Comments)

The Government’s Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP, has told a meeting of UK farmers that fast broadband and 4G mobile coverage remains “patchy and poor in many areas” and that true universal coverage could be “paid for by the money we no longer have to give to the EU.”

virgin media superhub 3 router

21st February, 2018 (37 Comments)

Last week it emerged that cable broadband ISP Virgin Media UK had begun deploying a new firmware update v9.1.116.603 for their Hub 3.0 (SuperHub v3) wireless router in order to fix the long running latency bug (here) on the Intel Puma 6 chipset. Today we wanted to share a quick update.

plusnet uk

21st February, 2018 (6 Comments)

Another day, another discount for UK ISP Plusnet. This time they’ve introduced a new offer that cuts the price of their ‘up to’ 76Mbps FTTC “Unlimited Fibre Extra” broadband and phone package to £29.99 a month for 18 months (£38.98 thereafter) with free activation. Available until 6th March 2018.

cityfibre street works fibre optic dig

21st February, 2018 (5 Comments)

ISP Vodafone and fibre optic builder Cityfibre have today confirmed that the second UK city to benefit from a deployment of their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) ultrafast broadband network will be Aberdeen in Scotland, which is expected to cost around £40m.

swindon_wireless_mast_ukb_networks

20th February, 2018 (4 Comments)

The Swindon Borough Council‘s £1.9m contract with UKB Networks, which has been building an LTE (4G) based Fixed Wireless Access network that can bring “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) to 19,500 premises (99.4% total coverage), is facing a fresh challenge over changes to its deployment.

voneus

20th February, 2018 (0 Comments)

Alternative wireless and fibre optic ISP Voneus has today continued their acquisition spree by gobbling Swindon-based managed data comms and CCTV provider Lde Smart Alarms, which should help the provider to grow its enterprise-grade connectivity solutions and support staff.

carefree_communication_uk_isp

20th February, 2018 (0 Comments)

Little known broadband and phone provider Care Free Communications has got itself into hot water with Ofcom, which comes after the telecoms regulator found “reasonable grounds for believing” that the ISP was no longer a member of an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) scheme.

white space antenna broadway partners

20th February, 2018 (1 Comment)

Broadway Partners, which has deployed a number of TV White Space (TVWS) based wireless superfast broadband ISP network pilots across rural parts of the UK, has secured additional private investment from Souter Investments in order to help expand coverage into new areas.

plusnet uk

20th February, 2018 (6 Comments)

UK ISP PlusNet Business has reduced the price of their ‘up to’ 76Mbps (19Mbps upload) FTTC based “Unlimited Business Fibre Broadband” and phone line rental package to just £33.50 +vat a month for the first 12 months of service (£47.5 thereafter), which will be available to order until 3rd April 2018.

wireless microwave radio tower

20th February, 2018 (14 Comments)

RootMetrics has today released their H2 2017 study of 4G mobile network performance across 16 of the United Kingdom’s most populated metropolitan markets (cities), which predictably scored EE as the best overall network operator and they’re followed in second place by Three UK.

gulley sucker bt openreach cable ducts

19th February, 2018 (21 Comments)

The UK Government has approved the extension of a controversial new “lane rental” power, which will allow local authorities across England and Wales to charge utility companies by the hour for civil engineering work that causes significant disruption (traffic congestion etc.).

virgin media fast broadband 2017

19th February, 2018 (47 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media looks to be in a good shape ahead of the forthcoming change in UK advertising rules. The provider has published a monthly update that reveals the “average” speeds of their broadband packages and in most cases they’re now delivering faster than the headline rate.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

19th February, 2018 (8 Comments)

Broadband customers who signed-up last year to trial TalkTalk’s new YouView (IPTV) based Multi-Room TV service are finally starting to receive their kit. The ISP is aiming to launch the service commercially during early 2018 (most likely around late March or April).

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