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26th Jun 2018 (10 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association, which represents thousands of landowners (farmers and businesses) in England and Wales, has once again called on Ofcom to pull rural parts of the UK out of the “digital dark age” by forcing Mobile operators to make 4G “available for all businesses and communities.”

26th Jun 2018 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP EE has today followed parent BT by launching their own range of G.fast based 145Mbps (28Mbps upload) and 300Mbps (47Mbps upload) download speed capable “Fibre Max” ultrafast broadband and phone packages for residential consumers, which start from £42 inc. VAT per month.

26th Jun 2018 (6 Comments)

Spare a thought today for the residents and businesses in parts of Lowestoft (Suffolk) that have been left without working broadband and phone services for nearly a month. The situation began after a one of Openreach’s underground cables developed a fault, which has apparently been complicated to fix.

25th Jun 2018 (9 Comments)

The Welsh Government has today celebrated the success of a community project, which with a little help from public subsidy (vouchers) and local volunteers has managed to build their own 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network to homes in the rural village Michaelston y Fedw.

25th Jun 2018 (1 Comment)

UK ISPs Telcom Group and Pinacl Solutions have today announced that they’ve entered into an exclusive partnership, which will see the pair working together to bid on the government’s Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) contracts and to launch a new Gigabit fibre optic “hypercity” in Newport and Bristol.

25th Jun 2018 (33 Comments)

Customers of BT’s broadband ISP and phone services may be displeased to learn that the cost of line rental, calling, internet and certain pay TV add-ons will be hit by yet another price increase from 16th September 2018. For example, standard phone line rental will go from £18.99 to £19.99 (+5.27%).

25th Jun 2018 (15 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has slashed the monthly price of their 63Mbps ‘Faster Fibre Large‘ (FTTC / VDSL2) unlimited superfast broadband and phone line rental package to just £25 per month for the first 18 months of service, which for the first time means they can match Vodafone. But it’s only available until 12th July 2018.

25th Jun 2018 (9 Comments)

New and upgrading Pay Monthly mobile customers of Vodafone UK can now benefit from a new 30 Day Service Guarantee, which allows you to cancel your contract “without penalty” if you are “not totally satisfied” with any aspect of their plan (including coverage, customer service or even not getting on with a new device).

25th Jun 2018 (56 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that a further 59 locations across the United Kingdom will be the next to benefit from their on-going deployment of 330Mbps capable hybrid fibre G.fast (ITU G.9700/9701) broadband technology, which aim to cover 10 million homes and businesses by the end of 2020.

25th Jun 2018 (3 Comments)

The Institute of Directors, which represents roughly 35,000 business leaders and directors, has proposed that one way to boost the national UK rollout of fibre optic broadband services would be for Openreach (BT) to abolish the access costs for ISPs seeking to tap into their network infrastructure.

25th Jun 2018 (2 Comments)

The first six months of 2018 recorded another rise in average fixed home broadband download speeds to 33.29Mbps (7.82Mbps upload) among the top 10 ISPs, which continues to be fuelled by the rising adoption of faster FTTC, FTTP and Cable lines. Average mobile data speeds also hit 18.87Mbps (5.02Mbps upload).

22nd Jun 2018 (6 Comments)

Internet and hosting provider Freeola has today quietly become the latest UK ISP to launch a new “ultrafast broadband” service based off Openreach’s new hybrid fibre G.fast technology, which offers maximum download speeds of up to 330Mbps and uploads of up to 50Mbps.

22nd Jun 2018 (1 Comment)

Urban focused fibre optic (FTTP/H) network builder Cityfibre has officially removed itself from the London Stock Exchange’s international AIM market for smaller companies, which occurs at the same time as Connect Infrastructure Bidco conclude their £537.8m acquisition of the company.

22nd Jun 2018 (14 Comments)

The CEO of alternative network ISP Gigaclear, Matthew Hare, has today announced that he is stepping down after 8 years of building Gigabit capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband networks to rural parts of the UK. The company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mike Surrey, will become its interim CEO.

22nd Jun 2018 (1 Comment)

Several ISPs (e.g. Gigaclear) and UK fibre optic deployment projects (Digital Scotland) have won this year’s Connected Britain Awards 2018 (Total Telecom), which is an annual conference that has spent the past few days discussing future telecoms and broadband connectivity needs.

22nd Jun 2018 (0 Comments)

Business ISP MLL Telecom, together with its partner Cityfibre, will invest £2.25m to extend their core infrastructure after the former was awarded the EastNet contract to deliver a new Wide Area Network (WAN) solution and centralised services to Cambridgeshire County Council, as well as the wider community.

21st Jun 2018 (4 Comments)

A new crowd-sourced study of Mobile operator performance from Tutela has revealed that people who visit the UK (e.g. tourists) can expect to experience significantly slower Mobile Broadband (4G and 3G) speeds (average 10.25Mbps) than resident customers (18.15Mbps). The slowest operator for both is Three UK.

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June 2018
The Top 15 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (5511)
  2. BT (3514)
  3. Politics (2535)
  4. Openreach (2296)
  5. Business (2260)
  6. Building Digital UK (2243)
  7. FTTC (2042)
  8. Mobile Broadband (1972)
  9. Statistics (1788)
  10. 4G (1663)
  11. Virgin Media (1619)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (1460)
  13. Fibre Optic (1393)
  14. Wireless Internet (1389)
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