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31st May 2018 (7 Comments)

The Office for National Statistics has today published their latest annual 2018 Internet Access report, which reveals that 8.4% (4.5 million) of UK adults have never used the Internet and that’s down from 9% (4.8 million) last year. Sadly issues of age and disability continue to be the key barriers to adoption.

31st May 2018 (11 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has today claimed to have won the first contract under the UK Government’s new £190m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) challenge fund, which will see them working with West Sussex County Council to provide Gigabit FTTP broadband ISP connectivity to 9 urban areas within the council’s jurisdiction.

31st May 2018 (53 Comments)

The BBC has announced another UK iPlayer trial of their 4K (Ultra HD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) video streaming quality, which will cover all 29 of their 2018 FIFA World Cup matches. Unfortunately to get the most out of this they’re recommending that users have “at least” a 40Mbps broadband ISP connection.

30th May 2018 (5 Comments)

A new report claims that the Government’s £1.2bn Emergency Services Network (ESN), which will be delivered by mobile operator EE using 4G technology (supported by Motorola Solutions and KBR), could be facing a significant delay of several years before achieving completion.

30th May 2018 (16 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has today rejected criticism from rival O2, which claimed that their plan to become the first in the UK to launch a commercial 5G mobile network would only result in a “lite” version of the future ultrafast mobile broadband technology (i.e. missing key features).

30th May 2018 (1 Comment)

Business communications provider FluidOne, which also supplies a number of ISPs, has launched its new software defined network solution called Platform One, which claims to aggregate and integrate the fixed line, broadband, mobile and wireless services of “just about every major supplier in the UK“.

30th May 2018 (3 Comments)

The Scottish Government‘s Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has pledged to quit if he fails to deliver on the new £600m R100 project, which aspires to make “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) ISP networks available to “every single premise in Scotland” by the end of 2021 (here and here); March 2022 as a financial year.

29th May 2018 (9 Comments)

London centric fibre optic ISP Community Fibre has dropped the prices of their Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) packages for new customers by 25% and now claim to be offering the “lowest priced symmetric broadband package in the UK,” although this is perhaps only valid for their slower tiers.

29th May 2018 (22 Comments)

European and UK satellite and fixed wireless operator Satellite Solutions Worldwide (Europasat) has re-branded to Bigblu Broadband Group PLC, although the operator remains focused on its niche market of the last 5% – 10% of rural customers in each country that are “unserved or underserved by fibre broadband“.

29th May 2018 (1 Comment)

Several internet providers in Wales have accused the Welsh Government of falling behind in approval of grants and payments under the Access Broadband Cymru (ABC) scheme, which offers vouchers worth up to £800 to help isolated rural homes get a 30Mbps+ superfast broadband ISP installed.

26th May 2018 (8 Comments)

The Telford and Wrekin Council in Shropshire (England) and Openreach (BT) have announced the completion of their joint £5.6m rollout of FTTC based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) technology in the region, which can now cover 98% of local homes and businesses.

26th May 2018 (13 Comments)

The co-founder and CEO of UK ISP Truespeed Communications, Evan Wienburg, has told ISPreview.co.uk – as part of our new interview – that their “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband network in South West England has already covered 3,000 rural premises and they aspire to hit 200,000 by 2025.

25th May 2018 (17 Comments)

Customers of UK ISPs such as Sky Broadband and TalkTalk are this morning being affected by a loss of broadband and phone services across several exchanges in East Scotland, with some pointing the finger of blame at a damaged core network cable from Virgin Media.

24th May 2018 (18 Comments)

Reports indicate that Openreach, the “legally-separate” network access division of UK telecoms giant BT, is currently courting informal interest from private equity and infrastructure investors. A mix of inbound proposals are allegedly being considered, such as minority and majority stake purchases.

24th May 2018 (1 Comment)

The Internet Telephony Services Providers Association, which represents the United Kingdom’s Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) industry, has today announced the winners of this year’s 2018 ITSPA Awards event, which among other things saw the ‘Best Consumer / SOHO‘ win go to Voipfone.

24th May 2018 (32 Comments)

Operators like KCOM and BT are preparing to move away from traditional analogue telephone networks (PSTN) and replace them with broadband based all IP solutions. As part of that Ofcom are consulting on maintaining access to UK emergency services (police etc.), which could be more exposed to power cuts etc.

24th May 2018 (11 Comments)

The £1.6bn+ state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK programme has published its final progress update for Q1 2018, which confirms that it has so far helped 4,852,808 extra premises across the United Kingdom to be put within reach of a fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network.

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