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ISP News Archives for August 2018

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4th August, 2018 (18 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has today claimed that advertised broadband speeds are now 41% slower on the “cheapest deals” since the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) began requiring UK ISPs to only promote “average” speeds (a median measured at peak time) for their headline packages.


3rd August, 2018 (23 Comments)

A team of scientists from Japan and the EU have found a way to replace the use of many parallel lasers with a single frequency comb source, which has enabled them to push data at a speed of 661Tbps (Terabits per second) down a single-mode 30 core optical fibre cable.

hyperoptic 1gbps car broadband

3rd August, 2018 (42 Comments)

City focused full fibre ISP Hyperoptic has today completed a major debt raise of £250 million via eight international banks, which finally gives them enough investment to fund their proposed roll-out to cover 2 million UK premises with their 1Gbps capable FTTP / FTTB broadband network by the end of 2022.

Shell Energy Broadband

2nd August, 2018 (5 Comments)

Energy provider and ISP First Utility (Shell) has slashed the price of their 35Mbps and 63Mbps (average speed) FTTC based home broadband and line rental (phone) packages for the first 18 months of service, which will be available to new customers who make an order before 24th August 2018.

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2nd August, 2018 (2 Comments)

A new report from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) chaired Northern Ireland Broadband Industry Forum (NIBIF) has set out how it thinks the UK Government’s £150m investment to help “provide ultra-fast broadband” (100Mbps+) should be spent. No big surprises inside.

mobile mast vector

2nd August, 2018 (12 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today dropped their investigation into possible breaches of the EU’s Net Neutrality rules by Three UK and Vodafone. The move comes after both mobile network operators made key changes to related products and services.

fibre optic broadband and ethernet network cable

2nd August, 2018 (2 Comments)

The collaboration between the not-for-profit Liverpool Internet Exchange (IX Liverpool) and UK ISP Baltic Broadband, which is deploying a 10Gbps fibre optic network to businesses around central Liverpool (Merseyside), has now gone live to firms in the Lime Street / Renshaw Street area. More areas to follow.

three uk mobile broadband

2nd August, 2018 (23 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has published their H1 2018 results, which among other things revealed that monthly Mobile Broadband (3G / 4G) data usage per customer grew by 10% during the first six months of the year to total 7.6GB (GigaBytes) and that’s compared with a rise of +7% for the whole of 2017.


2nd August, 2018 (4 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s Mobile service who have a hyphen “-” in their email address (domain) have been unable to login to their online account pages for nearly two months, which began after the cable ISP made a change that caused their sign-in page to reject related addresses (email addresses act as usernames).

vodafone home broadband router logo

2nd August, 2018 (14 Comments)

New customers looking to take Vodafone’s home superfast broadband package(s) should take note that they can now choose from one of four gadgets to have bundled for free, which include the GoPro HERO, Fitbit Charge 2, Sonos Play:1 Wireless Speaker and Amazon Echo (RRPs up to £199.99).


2nd August, 2018 (3 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their annual 2018 Communications Market Report (CMR), which reveals the latest information about the take-up and impact of Broadband, Mobile, Phone, TV and Radio services across the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland).

telegraph pole three openreach bt engineers

1st August, 2018 (2 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today published the first Draft Reference Offer for their revised Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) product, which as per Ofcom’s requirements is intended to make it cheaper and easier for ISPs to deploy their own “full fibre” broadband networks via existing cable ducts and telegraph poles.

airband wireless broadband mast

1st August, 2018 (8 Comments)

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) ISP Airband has today secured an additional investment of £16 million through the National Digital Infrastructure Fund (NDIF), which will be used to help expand their rural superfast and ultrafast broadband network to pass an additional 50,000 premises in England and Wales by 2021.

bt openreach fibre optic cable install

1st August, 2018 (3 Comments)

The Superfast Staffordshire project with Openreach (BT) claims to have extended the local coverage of FTTC/P based superfast broadband (24Mbps+) networks to 95.7% of premises, which is within striking distance of their 96%+ goal for the end of 2018 (here). But there’s still no firm plan for what comes next.

fibre optic cable connections at BT Openreach

1st August, 2018 (12 Comments)

On 28th August 2018 Openreach (BT) will begin trialling a new 1Gbps variant of their existing Street Access product for UK businesses and wireless ISPs / network operators (previously limited to 100Mbps), which delivers Ethernet data connectivity to street furniture (lampposts, cabinets etc.).

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1st August, 2018 (11 Comments)

Last week the UK Government proposed an industry led “switchover” process to remove the old copper line (broadband and phone) telecoms network as “full fibre” (FTTP/H) is deployed, but it stopped short of setting a full switch-off date. Now the Institute of Directors has called for a solid date, possibly as early as 2025.

hyperoptic 1gbps broadband sign

1st August, 2018 (2 Comments)

City focused fibre optic broadband ISP Hyperoptic, which has so far deployed their 1Gbps capable FTTP/B network to over 400,000 premises in parts of 28 UK cities, will later this morning reduce the monthly cost of their top unlimited 150Mbps and 900Mbps packages by a few more pounds.

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