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ISP News Archives for April 2018

family fued over broadband and internet uk

25th April, 2018 (4 Comments)

A new uSwitch.com survey of 2,004 UK adults (773 parents), which was conducted during March 2018 and weighted to reflect a nationally representative criteria, has claimed that 30% of respondents have taken out their frustrations with internet devices or services on other members of their household.

ITSPA UK Voip Awards Logo

24th April, 2018 (1 Comment)

The UK Internet Telephony Services Providers Association, which represents the Voice-over-IP (VoIP) industry, has announced their short-list of potential winners for the 2018 ITSPA Awards event. Hello Telecom, Gradwell, SureVoIP and Voipfone are all up for the best consumer / SOHO provider category.

gold best broadband isp award cup

24th April, 2018 (4 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has published the results from their latest 2018 consumer survey of Mobile Network Operators (MNO), which ranked Utility Warehouse top with a customer score of 84% and they were followed by giffgaff (81%). Sadly Vodafone retains the bottom spot.

talktalk uk fibre broadband

24th April, 2018 (25 Comments)

Low cost UK internet provider TalkTalk has today officially launched their new range of unlimited G.fast based ultrafast home broadband packages, which offer download speeds of ‘up to’ 150Mbps (30Mbps upload) and 300Mbps (50Mbps upload) from just £40 per month (including line rental).

three uk mobile broadband

24th April, 2018 (6 Comments)

Reports indicate that consumer focused mobile operator Three UK (CK Hutchison) are going through an upgrade of their national network, which aside from laying the ground work for a future 5G service will also pave the way for a move into business connectivity (beyond existing small business tariffs).

fibre optic cables and uk network server setup 2017

24th April, 2018 (4 Comments)

A team of Dutch scientists from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have borrowed a technology from existing copper based ADSL and VDSL (FTTC) networks in order to boost speeds over pure fibre optic (FTTH/P) lines, such as by implementing adaptive modulation techniques.

fibre optic cables coloured from above

24th April, 2018 (3 Comments)

The UK cities of Edinburgh, Coventry, Huddersfield and Stirling have today been named as the next to be covered via Cityfibre and Vodafone’s joint deployment of a new Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband ISP network by the end of 2021.

cityfibre installing fibre optic cables in uk city

24th April, 2018 (5 Comments)

Fibre optic (FTTP/H) network builder Cityfibre has announced that they’ve agreed the terms of a recommended £537.8m cash acquisition by Connect Infrastructure Bidco Limited (Bidco), which is a newly-incorporated company that is jointly-owned by a consortium of two key infrastructure investors.

telephone uk red ringing broadband

24th April, 2018 (4 Comments)

Do we still need a fixed line telephone (voice) service? A new ISPreview survey of 1,911 readers has found that only 14.5% still use a landline phone service for making most of their calls and 67.2% said they’d get rid of it if the service wasn’t still needed by most ISPs for home broadband.


23rd April, 2018 (4 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today revealed the finalists for their 20th annual industry awards, which sees some broadband providers being nominated several times across various different categories (e.g. Hyperoptic, Zen Internet, Community Fibre, Gigaclear).

network congestion lan cables uk broadband isp

23rd April, 2018 (17 Comments)

A new study into the impact on broadband ISP download speeds of peak (afternoon) vs off-peak (morning/daytime) internet usage at the largest six broadband providers in the United Kingdom has revealed that Plusnet suffers the biggest proportional drop in performance, while oddly TalkTalk got faster.

hyperoptic van in street

23rd April, 2018 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic UK ISP Hyperoptic has entered into a partnership with new build property developer Bellway South London (BSL), which will see their Gigabit capable hyperfast broadband (FTTP/B) network being made available from day one at their new development sites in the city.

community fibre engineer jacket

23rd April, 2018 (0 Comments)

The UK government supported National Digital Infrastructure Fund has made its first big investment by putting £18m into Community Fibre, which aspires to bring 1Gbps “full fibre” broadband to more than 500,000 premises across London by 2022. Existing investor Railpen has also put in £7m.


21st April, 2018 (0 Comments)

Wireless ISP Connexin, which operates superfast broadband networks in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (England), has confirmed their plan to spend £5 million building a new data centre (CXNDC) in their home city of Hull so as to help it become “one of the UK’s leading smart cities.”

broadband internet speed uk

20th April, 2018 (28 Comments)

A new study has identified the top 10 and bottom 10 council areas in the United Kingdom to live by their average (mean) broadband ISP speed, which is ranked by considering the average speed that is possible if everyone in the area brought the fastest available service. Speedtest data is then used as a balance.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

20th April, 2018 (25 Comments)

A number of TalkTalk’s broadband ISP customers in the UK have raised concerns after the provider sent them an alarmist warning email, which without providing any useful details claimed that they “may have downloaded a virus on one or more of your devices” (phishing emails adopt a similar approach).

european union including united kingdom map

19th April, 2018 (5 Comments)

Ookla has published a new table, which reveals how much your Mobile Broadband (3G / 4G) speeds could drop within the EU when you roam outside of your home country. For example, the average local mobile download speed in the UK is 26.16Mbps but this drops by -19.4% (21.08Mbps) when roaming.

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