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30th April, 2018 (7 Comments)

A future video standard called Versatile Video Coding (VVC), which could potentially make it possible to squeeze a high quality 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) video stream down a fairly slow broadband ISP line, is in the early stages of development at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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30th April, 2018 (7 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published an update to last year’s annual Connected Nations report, which uses more recent data from 2018 to provide the latest coverage statistics for UK mobile and fixed line broadband networks. For example, “full fibre” (FTTH/P) now reaches 4% (1.2 million premises).

broadband speed rocket and snail uk isp

30th April, 2018 (37 Comments)

Tomorrow marks the first day of May and it will be an important month for broadband providers in the United Kingdom, not least because a new rule will be enforced, which requires them to start promoting “average speeds” (a median measured at peak time – 8pm to 10pm) for their public packages.

bt uk isp logo

28th April, 2018 (10 Comments)

Customers of BT’s own retail broadband ISP business (around 9.4 million of them) recently hit a dramatic new level of internet data traffic after the network peaked at 10.37Tbps (Terabits per second), which occurred during the Manchester City vs Liverpool football game on 10th April 2018.

internet uk spying and monitoring

27th April, 2018 (5 Comments)

The High Court of Justice (Queen’s Bench Division) has today ruled that a key part of the controversial 2016 Investigatory Powers Act, which would force broadband ISPs to log the internet activity of all their customers for up to 12 months, is unlawful and must be amended.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

27th April, 2018 (9 Comments)

Consumers looking to join one of Sky Broadband’s unlimited ISP packages for the first time are now being offered the choice of two rewards, which take the form of either a free Fitbit Charge 2 (RRP £119.99) activity tracker or a £50 Prepaid MasterCard to spend.

computer user

27th April, 2018 (9 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has hinted that it intends to improve “end of contract notifications” for phone, mobile and broadband consumers, which among other things could require ISPs to “proactively inform” customers when they are approaching or are at the end of their minimum contract term.

green_isp

27th April, 2018 (12 Comments)

Little known non-profit UK internet provider Green ISP appears to have quietly become the next to launch a G.fast based ‘up to’ 330Mbps (30Mbps upload) ultrafast broadband package with unlimited usage. The service is priced from £41.99 per month but does NOT include line rental (installation is £105).

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26th April, 2018 (66 Comments)

The boss of UK telecoms regulator Ofcom, Sharon White, has told a conference in London today that BT (Openreach) must replace their “Victorian-era” copper ISP network with a modern “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband alternative or “risk losing swathes of customers to [rivals].”

o2 uk

26th April, 2018 (4 Comments)

After spending £206m to acquire the 2.3GHz radio spectrum band in Ofcom’s recent auction (here), mobile operator O2 UK has now wasted no time in adopting a rapid roll-out and they intend switch-on over 1,000 sites nationwide using the new 4G frequency by the end of 2018.

carefree_communication_uk_isp

26th April, 2018 (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has fined a small broadband and phone provider – Care Free Communications – some £10,000 after discovering that the ISP contravened their rules (GC14.5) by not being a member of an official ombudsman consumer complaints handler (ADR) scheme.

airband

26th April, 2018 (1 Comment)

Fixed wireless ISP Airband, which has won a number of UK state aid supported contracts to roll-out superfast broadband in counties like Shropshire, Devon and Somerset (here and here), has moved to upgrade their backhaul capacity by adopting the FibeAir IP-20 Platform from Ceragon.

luminet

25th April, 2018 (0 Comments)

London-based UK ISP Luminet has secured a development focused capital funding boost of £3m from the Foresight Group, which is an independent infrastructure and private equity investment firm. The extra funding will be used to grow their customer base, boost marketing and improve the network.

wireless microwave link uk

25th April, 2018 (3 Comments)

A new study conducted by Global Wireless Solutions, which combined controlled network testing with an analysis of consumer behaviour and expectations of performance, has revealed which UK cities deliver the most reliable mobile network per operator. It’s good news for O2 and bad for Vodafone.

ee mobile mast tower in scotland

25th April, 2018 (13 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has completed the construction of its 90th brand new mast site in Scotland within the last 12 months, which has helped to boost their 4G landmass (geographic) network coverage in the country to more than 75%. By comparison EE’s overall landmass coverage of the UK is 90%.

northern ireland uk map

25th April, 2018 (1 Comment)

Last year the Conservative UK government agreed to hand £75m per year (over two years) to “help provide ultra-fast broadband” (100Mbps+) across Northern Ireland, which formed part of a political deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in order to secure the support of their 10 MPs.

hyperoptic hyperhub zte h298a

25th April, 2018 (1 Comment)

Fibre optic broadband ISP Hyperoptic has patched a major security flaw in their ZTE built H298N and H298A (pictured) “HyperHub” routers, which could have allowed an attacker to remotely take over the device by using a simple phishing message and website link.

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