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ISP News Archives for September 2018

world broadband internet speed

28th Sep 2018 (5 Comments)

A recent update from OpenSignal, which uses crowd-sourced data to examine Mobile Network Operator (MNO) performance, has revealed that the United Kingdom ranks just 30th in the world for average mobile broadband download speed (19.01Mbps). By comparison South Korea came top (45.58Mbps) and India bottom (5.63Mbps).

london square mile uk

28th Sep 2018 (0 Comments)

Mobile operators Three UK and O2 have moved to improve the data capacity of their 3G, 4G and future 5G mobile networks in London by signing a new agreement with SSE Enterprise Telecoms. Under this deal the latter will use its high-capacity fibre optic ring in central London to help link up cell sites.

price and cost rises uk

28th Sep 2018 (10 Comments)

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has opened a “super-complaint” into broadband ISPs, mobile and financial (savings etc.) providers, which will examine how consumers who remain loyal (e.g. stay with the service at the end of their contract) can end up paying “significantly more” than new customers.

mole plough bt

27th Sep 2018 (64 Comments)

Customers trying to order one of Openreach’s (BT) business focused FTTP on Demand (FTTPoD / FoD) ultrafast broadband products from a supporting UK ISP are currently unable to do so because the service recently experienced a spike in demand, which has strained their operational capacity for new provisions.

Elite ISP Logo

27th Sep 2018 (5 Comments)

Business ISP Elite has become one of the first to offer a product based off Openreach’s new OSA Filter Connect service, which is kind of a virtual (grey) dark fibre style solution that can offer scalable bandwidth from 10Gbps to 100Gbps synchronous (without having to regrade the fibre due to limitations at the exchange).

iDNET Logo

27th Sep 2018 (4 Comments)

Reputable ISP iDNET has begun offering new customers across some their various different broadband packages the ability to benefit from one month of free service, which is applied via a special voucher code but only on their ADSL, ADSL2+ and FTTC (VDSL2) based connections.


27th Sep 2018 (14 Comments)

Sky’s sibling NOW TV video streaming service, which also offers a contract-free broadband ISP and phone package (NOW Broadband), has introduced a new Smart Box device for UK customers that now includes support for 4K (Ultra HD) video quality, Netflix and Voice Search.

bt uk isp logo

27th Sep 2018 (27 Comments)

BT’s Consumer Test and Trials team has begun inviting a select few of their UK home broadband subscribers to take part in a new beta trial of their forthcoming “Smart Hub 2” (SH2) wireless router, which is naturally promising to deliver “even better performance and new features“.


26th Sep 2018 (19 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today proposed a number of measures that will seek to tackle concerns over airtime packages (e.g. bundling the cost of a Smartphone and Mobile plan together), which can result in consumers continuing to pay the same monthly charge even after their contract has ended.

utility warehouse uk logo

26th Sep 2018 (12 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP and energy provider Utility Warehouse are bracing themselves for a price hike in the cost of their broadband and phone package, which is set to be introduced from the 1st October 2018. Awkwardly that’s the same day that their Caller Display feature will become “free” (previously £2 per month).

bt uk isp logo

25th Sep 2018 (5 Comments)

BT’s consumer ISP division has sweetened their current discounts on some ADSL2+, FTTC (VDSL2), FTTP and G.fast based broadband and phone packages by throwing in a “free” Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) smart speaker with new orders, which is on top of their existing reward cards (Prepaid Mastercards up to £100).

dominic littlewood fake fibre cityfibre

25th Sep 2018 (26 Comments)

Fibre optic UK network builder Cityfibre has recruited TV celebrity Dominic Littlewood – famous for The One Show, Fake Britain and Cowboy Builders (among others) – to help support their on-going campaign against “misleading” uses of “fibre” terminology in adverts by slower hybrid fibre broadband ISPs.

van in rural scotland openreach

25th Sep 2018 (4 Comments)

Good news. A newly negotiated Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and wayleave (access) agreement between key UK landowners and Openreach (BT) has today been announced, which means that the telecoms giant should find it easier to extend their superfast broadband ISP network(s) into rural areas.

fluidone isp logo

25th Sep 2018 (1 Comment)

Business ISP FluidOne has today launched a new Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution into the UK market called Ethernet on Demand (EoD), which allows customers to ramp up and down their data bandwidth dynamically and will initially be available on Sky’s carrier class network via over 2,800 exchanges.

underground fttp node bt openreach

25th Sep 2018 (24 Comments)

The Metropolitan Borough of Wirral (Merseyside) in North West England will soon see their first premises being connected to Openreach’s (BT) new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) “ultrafast broadband” ISP network, which forms part of the operator’s phase one deployment plan.

telephone blue background

25th Sep 2018 (4 Comments)

Ofcom has today reminded people that they’re enforcing a number of new consumer protection rules from 1st October 2018 (arguably they’re more like tweaks to existing regulations), which aim to protect consumers against nuisance calls, improve the cancellation / complaint process and bring about free Caller ID services etc.

mobile broadband speed test uk

25th Sep 2018 (11 Comments)

New research from crowd-sourced data analysis company Tutela has revealed how O2, EE, Three UK and Vodafone performed – in terms of 3G and 4G mobile data (mobile broadband) connectivity – during August 2018. As usual two operators appear to dominate the results table more than most.

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