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ISP News Archives for May 2018

 
slow as a snail uk network connection

18th May, 2018 (25 Comments)

Next week a change in UK advertising guidelines will mean that broadband ISPs need to start promoting “average download speeds” (a MEDIAN measured at peak time 8-10pm) on their public packages (details). But a new study by Which? suggests that some may end up over estimating their averages.

talktalk uk fibre broadband

18th May, 2018 (14 Comments)

The budget ISP price war continues today as UK ISP TalkTalk discounts their standard unlimited and superfast “fibre” (FTTC / VDSL2) broadband packages down to an even lower level. Prices now start at £17 a month for ‘Fast Broadband‘ (17Mbps) and £22.50 for ‘Faster Fibre‘ (38Mbps) etc.

pound coin money new

17th May, 2018 (16 Comments)

A new report from Ofcom on annual pricing trends has found that 80% of UK households purchased bundled services in 2018 (broadband, tv, phone and / or mobile), which is down from 81% last year. But those who remain loyal to their broadband ISP (i.e. staying after the contract is up) will end up paying more.

virgin media engineer street works

17th May, 2018 (6 Comments)

A couple of months ago we reported that Virgin Media was facing 14 alleged safety breaches in the Carlisle Magistrates’ Court, which related to the expansion of their cable broadband and TV network in Cumbria. This week the ISP admitted to seven offences and was fined £385,000.

wales uk counties map

16th May, 2018 (12 Comments)

The Welsh Government has issued a progress update on their existing Superfast Cymru project with Openreach (BT), which suggests that BT has delivered a “significantly larger volume” of premises than either party anticipated at the outset but some areas are still causing problems.

bt uk isp logo

16th May, 2018 (26 Comments)

Last week BT talked about their aim to have a “single integrated all-IP fibre network” that enabled seamless converged access across fixed, WiFi and mobile services. Today BT’s consumer division, which includes ISP Plusnet and mobile giant EE, has explained more about how this will all work.

fibre optic lines meet uk network cables

16th May, 2018 (2 Comments)

A new partnership between SSE Enterprise Telecoms and Sky Business (Sky Broadband) has today been signed, which will see the two working together to deliver high-capacity and cost effective Ethernet data connectivity to businesses across the United Kingdom.

openreach ethernet leased line install

16th May, 2018 (19 Comments)

The boss of Openreach (BT), Clive Selley, has expressed concern over the delays being caused to their rollout of 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) broadband ISP services across the UK City of London, which is partly due to the challenge of getting permission (wayleaves) from landlords.

fibre optic fiber optic cables

16th May, 2018 (6 Comments)

The outgoing CEO of Vodafone Group, Vittorio Colao, has told an investors meeting, which was discussing their plans for next generation broadband ISP and mobile infrastructure, that they’re still talking with BT (Openreach) about the possibility of an agreement on fibre services but they’re not yet in the “right place.”

5g mobile signal bars uk

15th May, 2018 (18 Comments)

The next generation of ultrafast 5G based Mobile Broadband technology might launch sooner than expected in the United Kingdom after the CEO of BT Group, Gavin Patterson, said that their mobile division (EE) could have a “commercial product launched in the next 18 months.”

connexin_iso

15th May, 2018 (0 Comments)

Fixed wireless broadband ISP Connexin, which operates networks in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (England, UK), has been awarded with several ISO certifications: 9001 (Quality Management System), 14001 (Environmental Management System) and 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System).

wifi4eu

15th May, 2018 (5 Comments)

Cities, towns and other UK districts with their own local government will today hopefully be taking part in the first call up for vouchers under the new €120m (£105m) WiFi4EU initiative, which aspires to equip “every European village and city with free WiFi internet access” by 2020.

bt_sport_logo_on_green_pitch

15th May, 2018 (10 Comments)

The final UEFA Champions League match between English football club Liverpool and Spain’s Real Madrid is to be shown free by UK broadband ISP BT via YouTube, the BTSport TV app and other mediums. The UEFA Europa League final will also be made available to millions of fans who do not yet subscribe .

Vodafone UK 2016

15th May, 2018 (0 Comments)

The latest Q1 2018 (calendar) results from Vodafone UK reveal that their fixed line broadband base grew by +65,000 in the quarter to total 382,000 (up from +39K added in Q4 2017) and their 4G  mobile can now cover 99% of the UK population. Meanwhile the operator’s group CEO, Vittorio Colao, is to be replaced.

telephone warning uk

15th May, 2018 (34 Comments)

As expected Openreach (BT) has today begun consulting broadband ISPs and the wider UK telecoms industry on their plan to withdraw the old traditional analogue Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and replace it with new digital, internet based (all IP) services by 2025.

home-telecom

14th May, 2018 (0 Comments)

Thousands of letting agent customers of Let Alliance now have access to offer a mix of superfast broadband and TV services, which can be supplied to their tenants, thanks to a new deal with Sussex-based ISP Home Telecom (owned by energy and telecoms provider Spark).

digital scotland fibre broadband

14th May, 2018 (3 Comments)

The Scottish Government‘s Connectivity Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has this week launched a new “Up Your Street” campaign that aims to promote more take-up of the country’s hybrid fibre (FTTC / Cable) dominated fixed line broadband services, which can reach nearly 97% of homes and businesses across Scotland.

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  12. Fibre Optic (1072)
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