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ISP News Archives for April 2018

kcom telecoms fttp fttc install

19th April, 2018 (3 Comments)

Customers of KCOM’s broadband ISP in Hull (East Yorkshire, UK) can now choose from a new range of bundles, which give subscribers the choice about how much data, calls or download speed (up to 400Mbps on FTTP) they’d like to add (as opposed to picking from the usual pre-selected bundles).

telephone united kingdom communications

19th April, 2018 (12 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has this week announced that they will next month begin consulting UK ISPs on the process and timeline for withdrawing their Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) service by 2025, which underpins a lot of traditional copper telephone lines (PSTN / POTS).

virgin media engineer ofcom observing

19th April, 2018 (4 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has continued their piecemeal announcements by revealing that 10,000 premises in Cleckheaton (Kirklees, West Yorkshire) will be the next to benefit from the expansion of their cable TV and 350Mbps capable broadband network, which forms part of ‘Project Lightning‘.

confused uk consumer

19th April, 2018 (2 Comments)

A curious new report from BroadbandChoices has claimed that only 12 out of the 391 UK councils analysed have reached 95% coverage of “superfast broadband” and the worst is allegedly West Dunbartonshire (Scotland), which suffers from only 11% coverage. Except it’s completely wrong.

london ctil o2 4g wifi small cell

19th April, 2018 (2 Comments)

The “first phase” of a new Small Cell based 4G and wide-scale public WiFi network deployment in the UK City of London (Square Mile), which is claimed to be capable of “gigabit speeds“, has been completed. The roll-out forms part of a contract that is being led by the City of London Corporation.


18th April, 2018 (1 Comment)

Ofcom has today published their latest Q4 2017 UK consumer complaints study, which notes that TalkTalk attracted the most gripes for both fixed line home broadband and landline phone services. Meanwhile BT were the naughtiest child for both Mobile and Pay TV.

tesco broadband uk

18th April, 2018 (0 Comments)

The Tesco.net email service, which was retained after Tesco’s broadband customers were sold to TalkTalk in 2015 (here), will be closed down for good on 27th June 2018. Despite this the platform has promised to continue forwarding its emails to another address of their users choice until 10th October.

bt business

18th April, 2018 (2 Comments)

BT has announced that they’ve today merged their ‘Business and Public Sector‘ and ‘Wholesale and Ventures‘ divisons in the UK and Republic of Ireland into a single unit – BT Enterprise. The operator stated that this move would “simplify its operating model” and “strengthen accountabilities.”

copyright alert uk internet piracy

18th April, 2018 (9 Comments)

At the start of 2017 several ISPs, including BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Sky Broadband, began sending the first internet piracy warning emails (“subscriber alerts“) to those suspected of taking part in copyright infringement (here). Today even the government are still clueless as to its progress.

community fibre

17th April, 2018 (16 Comments)

Alternative network provider Community Fibre, which is currently deploying their Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network across large swathes of London, has doubled the speed of their ‘Basic’ and ‘Ultrafast’ broadband packages at no extra cost for both new and existing subscribers.

vodafone home broadband router logo

17th April, 2018 (15 Comments)

Telecoms operator Vodafone UK has today launched a new range of bundles that includes their FTTC based superfast home broadband ISP service alongside a phone line and a selection of four SIM-Only 4G mobile tariffs, which when taken together could save subscribers a little extra money.

router broadband isp disconnected

17th April, 2018 (17 Comments)

Another day, another security scare. A joint statement by the FBI, DHS and UK NCSC has warned that the Russian Government are now actively conducting “malicious cyber activity” with the aim of compromising network infrastructure devices such as switches, firewalls and even home broadband routers etc.

scotland broadband map uk project split

17th April, 2018 (9 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today announced that 95.5% of homes and businesses across Scotland should be able to order a “high speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) based internet line, although this figure drops to just 92.7% when considering those able to access “superfast broadband” speeds of 24Mbps+.

internet information technology

16th April, 2018 (3 Comments)

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned UK telecoms operators against using hardware and services provided by ZTE – a Chinese state-owned enterprise – because of the “potential risks to the UK’s national security.”


16th April, 2018 (40 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that they intend to conduct a new Proof of Concept (PoC) to test the impact of applying Seamless Rate Adaption (SRA) to their 40-80Mbps capable VDSL2 based Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband lines, which could help to keep such lines stable.

community fibre engineer installation

16th April, 2018 (0 Comments)

Alternative network provider Community Fibre has sign a partnership with Virtua UK, which specialises in delivering broadcast, mobile telecoms, inbuild, consultancy and network solutions. The group will help the ISP to roll-out their new “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband network in London.

fibre optic broadband and ethernet network cable

16th April, 2018 (23 Comments)

A recent debate of the Digital Infrastructure Panel (hosted by law firm Herbert Smith Freehills), which included representatives from ISPs BT, Hyperoptic and Virgin Media, has highlighted government policy and or regulation as the “key barrier” to large-scale investment in “full fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband.

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April 2018
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  1. BT (2714)
  2. FTTP (2599)
  3. FTTC (1756)
  4. Building Digital UK (1699)
  5. Politics (1604)
  6. Openreach (1562)
  7. Business (1387)
  8. FTTH (1310)
  9. Statistics (1206)
  10. Mobile Broadband (1177)
  11. Fibre Optic (1043)
  12. 4G (1013)
  13. Wireless Internet (997)
  14. Ofcom Regulation (993)
  15. Virgin Media (976)
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