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now broadband

30th June, 2018 (0 Comments)

Streaming television and internet provider NOW TV (Sky UK) has begun offering free anytime UK calls alongside all of their existing unlimited broadband and phone line rental bundles, which represents a significant saving as normally such an add-on would cost an extra £8 per month to include.

talktalk business logo 2017

29th June, 2018 (2 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has this afternoon announced a joint agreement “not to proceed with the proposed sale” of their direct B2B business customers to The Daisy Group. The sudden announcement follows a tumultuous week for Daisy (here), which lost its CEO after a failed attempt to sell the business.

gfast_pod_aaisp_uk

29th June, 2018 (28 Comments)

Internet provider Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) have today become the latest to launch a 160Mbps download and 50Mbps upload capable (maximum potential speed of the tier) G.fast based “ultrafast broadband” package as part of a new trial, which may be followed later by a 330Mbps capable plan.

network_modem_cable

29th June, 2018 (16 Comments)

Mobile operators Three UK and Vodafone in the United Kingdom have again been identified by a new Ofcom report as potentially being in breach of the EU’s rules for protecting Net Neutrality (i.e. there must be no serious blocking or slowing of access to legal websites or internet services).

testing fibre

29th June, 2018 (37 Comments)

The city of Exeter in Devon (England) has today been confirmed by Openreach (BT) as the 9th urban location where their “Fibre First” programme will aim to roll-out 1Gbps (Gigabit) capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband ISP technology, which aims to cover 3 million UK premises by the end of 2020.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

29th June, 2018 (7 Comments)

New customers of Sky Broadband UK should note that the ISP has re-joined the summer price war by discounting their top two unlimited “Sky Fibre” (FTTC / VDSL2) and line rental bundles, which now start at just £25 per month for the first 18 months of service. Plus you get a £50 Prepaid Mastercard.

avb broadband roll-out placard

29th June, 2018 (10 Comments)

The troubled Aylesbury Vale Broadband project in Buckinghamshire, which was supported by Aylesbury Vale District Council via a £1.44m publicly funded commercial loan before being sold to UK ISP Gigaclear, last night contributed to the resignation of AVDC’s Leader, Neil Blake, as well as his wife (Cllr Janet Blake).

aquiss uk isp

29th June, 2018 (2 Comments)

Shropshire-based ISP Aquiss has complemented their existing 12 month contract terms by launching an optional 1 month term on their Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC  / VDSL2) based unlimited superfast broadband packages and phone bundles, which offer average download speeds of 35Mbps and 67Mbps.

cityfibre fibre optic development uk

28th June, 2018 (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has announced that two ISPs (Exa Networks and JSPC Computer Services) have been approved to provide education and business connectivity services over their forthcoming Gigabit capable fibre optic (FTTP / Ethernet) network in West Sussex, which is being built as part of a new contract with the county council.

virgin media black logo

28th June, 2018 (5 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media Business is to begin offering mobile handsets to UK SME subscribers who take one of their “Voom Fibre” 350Mbps business unlimited ultrafast broadband services, including discounts if they choose a Samsung or Apple model device.

lycamobile_uk

27th June, 2018 (2 Comments)

A probe conducted by the UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has found “reasonable grounds for believing” that Lycamobile may have breached industry regulations for EU mobile roaming, not least by levying a surcharge and applying overly strict 4G / 3G data roaming limits (mobile broadband).

hyperoptic 1gbps broadband sign

27th June, 2018 (27 Comments)

Urban fibre optic UK ISP Hyperoptic, which has already deployed their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTP/B) network to over 400,000 premises in parts of 28 UK cities, has announced that 100,000 homes and businesses in the London Borough of Brent will soon become the next to benefit.

project aquila drone facebook

27th June, 2018 (1 Comment)

The social media giant’s attempt to bring internet connectivity to poorly developed parts of the world (around 4 billion people still do not have access) by using high-altitude unmanned aircraft (HAPS) – Project Aquila – has failed to launch and instead looks set to gather dust on the runway of progress.

daisygroup

27th June, 2018 (0 Comments)

Business communications and broadband provider Daisy Group has officially parted ways with their CEO, Neil Muller. The move follows several seemingly failed attempts to find a buyer for the £1bn business, which is a saga that has played out over the past couple of years (officially the ‘for sale‘ sign only went up last year).

tutela 4g mobile broadband uk test map

27th June, 2018 (5 Comments)

The latest crowd-sourced study of Mobile Broadband performance from Tutela has been published for May 2018, which reveals that EE and Vodafone continue to dominate for 4G data speeds and latency, although Three UK holds the top spot when it comes to older 3G connections.

openreach fttc cabinet with engineer smiling

26th June, 2018 (9 Comments)

The state aid fuelled Connecting Cheshire project, which is working with Openreach (BT) to extend the local reach of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) ISP networks to an additional 100,000 premises by the end of 2018 (98% coverage), has announced that 95% of Cheshire East can now access “superfast” speeds of 24Mbps+.

uk fibre optic broadband cable

26th June, 2018 (7 Comments)

Comms provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms has today introduced a new technology platform with Infinera, which harnesses the XTM series for metro fibre optic networks and claims to create a “credible UK alternative to costly new cable laying projects” by offering a resilient “dark fibre-like” network to businesses.

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