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ISP News Archives for September 2018

 
virgin media tv ultra hd 4k

10th Sep 2018 (28 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP and TV network Virgin Media has today announced the launch of a new dedicated Ultra High Definition (4K UltraHD) TV channel, which will be exclusively available for Virgin TV Full House and VIP customers with a V6 set-top-box from Monday 17th September 2018 “at no extra cost“.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

10th Sep 2018 (32 Comments)

After a period of uncertainty it’s today been revealed that Sky Broadband has done a new wholesale deal with Openreach (BT) to sell the operator’s range of “ultrafast broadband” (G.fast and FTTP) services on to UK customers, which will come at a hefty price discount of up to 40%. Sky now hope to double their customer base.

openreach bt fttc broadband modem

8th Sep 2018 (32 Comments)

It’s been over two years since Openreach (BT) withdrew its own VDSL2 modem as an option from their Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) installation service, which many ISPs initially provided to customers before self-installations and all-in-one routers became the norm. Now future firmware updates are also due to end.

balquhidder bcb fibre optic build wide

7th Sep 2018 (5 Comments)

A team of documentary makers from the EU have published a lovely video that examines the excellent work being done by the Balquhidder Community Broadband project (CIC), which is currently rolling out a new 1Gbps FTTP broadband ISP network to serve all 197 premises in the remote rural Balquhidder area.

gigaclear black van

7th Sep 2018 (0 Comments)

ISP Gigaclear, which is aiming to cover 350,000 rural UK premises with their Gigabit capable FTTP broadband network by the end of 2021 (currently 65,000 premises passed), has been ranked 23rd in the Tech Track’s 2018 league table of Britain’s 100 private tech companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest 3 years.

rural openreach bt engineer

7th Sep 2018 (2 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England has revealed how an additional £11.15m of funding, which was recently secured from the Government’s £75m Rural Broadband Infrastructure Scheme (RBIS), could boost “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage from the current target of 95% to 97%.

BT Mobile SIM

7th Sep 2018 (18 Comments)

Consumer telecoms provider BT Mobile has today expanded their UK range of EE based 4G Mobile services by introducing their own set of SIM Only Data plans, which naturally include bonuses and value-added extras for customers of their existing fixed line broadband ISP services.

three uk mobile broadband

7th Sep 2018 (39 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has informed us that their cheapest ‘Essential’ plans will today be withdrawn from sale in order to “simplify” their tariffs by focusing on ‘Advanced’ plans. On the upside the provider plans to cut the price of their 4G data based 30GB and 100GB plans.

vodafone cityfibre micro trench ftth

6th Sep 2018 (25 Comments)

Cityfibre, which is rolling out a Dark Fibre and FTTP broadband ISP network across urban parts of the UK, has announced a new deal with Calix to deploy the “world’s only” Software Defined Access (SDA) operating system across its network. They claim it could help deliver 10Gbps to “every home,” maybe even 100Gbps.

digital derbyshire

6th Sep 2018 (27 Comments)

Sparse rural communities and new build housing developments are two of the areas that councillors in Derbyshire are now recognising as problems for their on-going Digital Derbyshire (DD) project, which currently aims to ensure that 98% of local premises can access “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) by the end of 2018.

beach holiday roaming uk broadband access

5th Sep 2018 (9 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has suggested via a new survey that people are likely to get “faster internet on the beach in your favourite holiday resort” than when you are trying to connect in the UK, although the survey doesn’t actually confirm that and the results are a mix of questionable interpretations.

wireless mobile network operator uk mast and spectrum

5th Sep 2018 (0 Comments)

RootMetrics and IHS Markit have today published the results of a new H1 2018 study into 4G and 3G mobile network operator performance across 16 of the United Kingdom’s “most populated metropolitan markets” (cities), which found that Belfast was the best and London the worst.

steam

5th Sep 2018 (34 Comments)

Internet speed analyst firm SamKnows has conducted an interesting study, which examines the performance differences of major UK broadband ISPs (BT, TalkTalk, Sky Broadband, Virgin Media and Vodafone) when being tasked with downloading PC games from Valve’s popular Steam digital distribution platform.

wireless masts towers and networking

5th Sep 2018 (5 Comments)

The trade association for mobile network operators in the United Kingdom, Mobile UK, has today published a new report that aims to improve service coverage (2G, 3G, 4G etc.) by highlighting how local councils can help to both build and benefit from new telecoms infrastructure.

1st place cup broadband award

4th Sep 2018 (0 Comments)

A number of UK based telecoms operators and broadband ISPs, such as BT, Openreach, Vodafone, Virtual1 and Hyperoptic, have recently been named as finalists across various categories in Total Telecom‘s 2018 World Communication Awards, which seeks to recognise “innovation and excellence” in global telecoms.

hyperoptic 1gbps broadband sign

4th Sep 2018 (1 Comment)

City focused full fibre ISP Hyperoptic has today followed last month’s news of a major £250m funding boost (here), which will help them to reach 2 million UK premises with 1Gbps capable FTTP / FTTB broadband in time for the end of 2022, by appointing Boris Dragovic as their new Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer.

4th Sep 2018 (6 Comments)

Gigabit broadband and Ethernet speeds look set to connect public sector sites, businesses and social housing in the metropolitan borough of Tameside. The news comes after a new alliance was formed to help extend The Loop, which is known as Greater Manchester’s largest independent fibre optic network.

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