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21st Jun 2018 (6 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has announced that they’ve become the first major UK pay TV provider to offer access via their YouView (IPTV) powered set-top-box to Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service, which will show up as an app to customers of the service. But those with their Youview+ Ultra HD (4K) boxes have to wait.

21st Jun 2018 (14 Comments)

After a bit of a delay Ofcom has today published the draft outcome of their latest Wholesale Broadband Access (WBA) market review, which among other things imposes some new rules upon KCOM in Hull (East Yorkshire) and relaxes regulation across more of the UK due to rising competition between ISPs.

21st Jun 2018 (3 Comments)

The trade body for Three UK, Vodafone, O2 and EE (Mobile UK) and National Parks England have today come together to announce a “landmark agreement“, which aims to help boost the roll-out of new mobile infrastructure (4G) while still “respecting the beauty and sensitivity of the nation’s national parks.”

20th Jun 2018 (10 Comments)

The Somerset County Council in England has published an update on their joint £171 million Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project, which reveals that around 11,300 premises in the county will remain unserved by “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) ISP networks when the project completes in 2020.

20th Jun 2018 (7 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has been hit with a £77,000 fine by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) after they unlawfully sent 4,930,141 emails (between December 2015 and November 2016) to customers in order to promote three charity initiatives (i.e. the BT ‘My Donate’ platform, Giving Tuesday and Stand up to Cancer).

20th Jun 2018 (2 Comments)

The UK Minister of State for Digital, Margot James MP, yesterday reaffirmed the government’s commitment to a Gigabit “full fibre” (FTTP) future and also called on ISPs to “pass on [the] benefit” from Ofcom’s recent wholesale market reviews in order to improve the take-up of “superfast broadband.”

20th Jun 2018 (2 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) and National Farmers Union (NFU) have today updated their existing wayleave framework for ISPs, which was first agreed in 2013 (here) and has now been revised to help “speed up rural broadband roll-out” and reflect recent changes in UK law.

20th Jun 2018 (11 Comments)

The CEO of Ofcom, Sharon White, yesterday told the Connected Britain event in London that to provide good mobile network (4G etc.) coverage across virtually all of the UK landmass would cost up to around £6 billion and is likely to require some form of cross subsidy.

20th Jun 2018 (10 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has countered EE’s announcement of a 5G trial in London (here) by confirming that they too will be testing the future 1Gbps capable mobile technology between October and December 2018, albeit in 7 UK cities: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester.

20th Jun 2018 (5 Comments)

Low cost UK ISP Plusnet has gone against the industry trend by testing a new range of broadband and phone bundles for one week, which are not only cheaper than usual but also come with free evening, weekend and mobile calls as standard. Previously providers have preferred to scrap their calling plans to focus on broadband.

20th Jun 2018 (3 Comments)

A new uSwitch.com survey of 2,005 UK adults (conducted during March 2018) has found that 38% have in the past noticed unexpected costs on their UK Mobile phone bill, with 17% of those attributing it to a “billing error“. On average, each billing error was estimated to be worth an average of £23 (£63.5m as a total UK cost).

19th Jun 2018 (9 Comments)

After deploying in London and Leeds, BT has today announced the first roll-out of 12 InLinkUK smart kiosks in Glasgow (Scotland), which claim to offer “ultrafast” 1Gbps capable free public WiFi, free UK phone calls, USB device charging and a range of other digital services to help people in the vicinity.

19th Jun 2018 (35 Comments)

Ofcom has today formally invited UK ISPs to express their interest in becoming suppliers for the new Universal Service Obligation (USO), which from 2020 will make it possible for anybody in a slow speed area to request a minimum broadband download speed of 10Mbps+ (1Mbps upload).

19th Jun 2018 (6 Comments)

The European Parliament will tomorrow vote on a reformed Copyright Directive, which among other things features provisions mandating online platforms to install automated upload filters that many fear could result in significant “over-blocking” of lawful content (censorship) and restrictions on news linking.

19th Jun 2018 (0 Comments)

After a long battle UK ISP Vispa has finally started the construction of a new Mast site on Croker Hill (south of Macclesfield), which will enable them to extend their 60Mbps capable superfast fixed wireless broadband network to cover poorly served homes and businesses in East Cheshire (England).

18th Jun 2018 (12 Comments)

A new online RootMetrics survey of 1000 mobile customers has found that EE and Three UK have the highest levels of satisfaction with Mobile Broadband speeds (57% and 58% respectively), while O2 is bottom. Overall 79% would be willing to pay “marginally” more for something faster and more reliable (like 5G).

18th Jun 2018 (18 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s cable broadband ISP in Surrey, as well as potentially a few other parts of South East England, have for nearly two weeks been suffering from high latency times to servers in the EU (as well as a few in the UK). This has been particularly disruptive to online multiplayer games.

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