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ISP News Archives for March 2018

 
m24seven

20th March, 2018 (0 Comments)

Business ISP M24Seven (formerly Metronet UK and M247), which offers a range of fibre optic and wireless broadband based connectivity solutions, has appointed the former Chief Technology and Information Officer at Manx Telecom, Kevin Paige, to be its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the UK.

community fibre

19th March, 2018 (5 Comments)

A second fibre optic ISP, Community Fibre, has this afternoon announced a separate agreement with the London UK borough of Southwark, which will see them deploying their 1Gbps FTTH broadband network to 54,000 properties owned by the local authority.

ee uk logo map

19th March, 2018 (22 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has announced that they’ve “filled in” 12,000 square kilometres of mobile not-spots in the last 12 months, which forms part of their aim to extend geographic (landmass) 4G network coverage to 95% of the UK by the end of December 2020 (currently 90%).

bt tower 624px

19th March, 2018 (18 Comments)

The Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) and BT have reached a deal to close the operator’s defined benefit pension scheme (BTPS), which should avoid the possibility of a UK strike and help to plug the growing pension deficit (£7bn at the last review, with some warning it could hit £14bn).

TalkTalk Logo 2017

19th March, 2018 (0 Comments)

The General Manager of “ultrafast broadband” at TalkTalk has switched sides and will soon join Virgin Media to become an Executive Director of Connectivity. The move comes ahead of both the ISP’s commercial G.fast launch and after their proposal to rollout 1Gbps FTTH/P to 3 million premises.

hyperoptic 1gbps car broadband

19th March, 2018 (18 Comments)

The London borough of Southwark has signed a new deal with 1Gbps UK fibre optic broadband ISP Hyperoptic, which should result in around 53,000 council homes and 46,000 other homes in the area (at no cost to the taxpayer) gaining access to their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/B) network.

wispire_2016

17th March, 2018 (2 Comments)

The rate of consolidation among UK fixed wireless broadband ISPs has picked up pace again after InTouch Systems, which operates a network across Norfolk and Suffolk via ITSwisp, announced that it had acquired wireless provider WiSpire that operates in the same region.

three uk mobile broadband

16th March, 2018 (17 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today published their full year results for 2017, which among other things revealed that monthly Mobile Broadband (3G / 4G) data usage per customer grew by 7% during 2017 to 6.8GB (GigaBytes) and indoor population coverage is now 98.5% (up from 95% last year).

connexin hull uk

16th March, 2018 (0 Comments)

Fixed wireless access ISP Connexin, which operates broadband networks in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (England), has this morning suddenly dropped out of next week’s UK auction for the 4G friendly 2.3GHz mobile spectrum band and the 5G friendly 3.4GHz band.

virgin media high resolution

16th March, 2018 (18 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has launched a sale of their standalone 50Mbps to 300Mbps ultrafast broadband packages (no phone service required), which cuts £7 off the monthly rental for the first 12 month contract term. Customers also need to pay a £20 one-off activation fee.

5g mobile broadband technology

15th March, 2018 (23 Comments)

A new report from mobile operator O2 has claimed that future 5G networks could save UK households £450 a year on energy, council and food bills. Apparently it’s all due to swanky things like smart grids, discounts on council tax (hah!) and reducing food waste etc. Break out the salt for some pinching.

openreach uk engineering team

15th March, 2018 (15 Comments)

As first hinted in February (here), Openreach (BT) has today confirmed that they will hire 3,500 new trainee engineers over the next 12 months. The recruits are needed to help the operator deliver on its promise to make 1Gbps capable FTTP “full fibre” broadband available to 3 million premises by 2020.

broadband vouchers ultrafast gigabit uk full fibre

15th March, 2018 (5 Comments)

The UK government has launched a new nationwide Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS), which is funded by a pot of £67m and aims to provide vouchers worth up to £3000 for businesses (SME) or £500 to residents to help with the costs of connecting to “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband.

bt openreach fibre optic cable install

14th March, 2018 (55 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has issued a new notice to ISPs that sell their Gigabit capable FTTP on Demand broadband product, which reminds them of how “FoD capacity” will continue to be “constrained” by an “industry-wide operational capacity of 20 FoD orders per calendar month.”

fibre optic cable 3 fiberevolution.com

14th March, 2018 (3 Comments)

The central England city of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire UK has today announced a new deal with Swedish FTTH provider VXFIBER, which pledges to roll-out an “open access” and Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband network to cover both “residents and businesses.”

14th March, 2018 (5 Comments)

Yesterday saw the government announce that 13 areas across the United Kingdom had secured a share of £95m from the £190m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) challenge fund (here), which will help to build new Gigabit capable broadband networks. Today we’ve put together a summary of each project.

pound coin money new

13th March, 2018 (31 Comments)

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has given his 2018 Spring Statement and confirmed the first £95m allocation from the government’s £190m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) challenge fund, which was setup to stimulate commercial investment in “gigabit capable” broadband (rural and urban).

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