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31st Oct 2018 (13 Comments)

Ofcom has today confirmed that they’ve formally released BT from their 2005 Undertakings, which among other things means that Openreach is now subject to a different set of regulations and regarded as a “legally separate” company from its parent with its own independent identity, employees and board etc.

31st Oct 2018 (23 Comments)

City centric “full fibre” UK ISP Hyperoptic has announced that their on-going deployment of a 1Gbps capable broadband network is now expected to reach more than 160,000 social housing properties across the country, which represents a significant chunk of their overall FTTP/B roll-out.

31st Oct 2018 (0 Comments)

Low cost UK ISP Plusnet appears to have extended their £50 cashback cheques to both of their FTTC based unlimited superfast broadband and phone line rental packages, which currently start at £23.99 per month for an average speed of 36Mbps and £28.99 for an average of 66Mbps.

30th Oct 2018 (3 Comments)

The government has published an “interim response” to the National Infrastructure Commission’s assessment of the UK’s long-term infrastructure needs (here), which among other things called for nationwide coverage of “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband by 2033 and for a ‘National Broadband Plan’ to be devised by Spring 2019.

30th Oct 2018 (5 Comments)

A new survey of 7,026 broadband customers, which was conducted by consumer magazine Which? in July 2018, has examined 12 of the biggest UK home broadband ISPs and found that customers of Virgin Media were the most likely to experience problems with their service. Meanwhile subscribers to Zen Internet had the least moans.

29th Oct 2018 (30 Comments)

The Government’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, has today set out his autumn 2018 budget and confirmed that he will inject an “additional” £200m+ to help “full fibre” broadband ISP networks reach rural areas. He also set out policy proposals to encourage FTTP for new build homes and existing apartments.

29th Oct 2018 (3 Comments)

The Welsh Government‘s Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM, has issued a useful update on the work of expanding “superfast broadband” into schools. Overall all but 6 maintained schools (i.e. those run by local authorities) in Wales now have “access” to such speeds, but quite a few aren’t benefiting.

29th Oct 2018 (18 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (Telefonica) has announced that they will invest in a further expansion of their 4G (Mobile Broadband) network coverage to reach 339 extra rural communities (defined as an area with a population of 100+) across the United Kingdom by the end of 2018, which could benefit 250,000 residents.

28th Oct 2018 (29 Comments)

The UK Government’s Chancellor, Philip Hammond, is reported to be planning another investment boost of at least £250 million to help further extend the availability of Gigabit capable “full fibre” broadband (FTTP / FTTH) links across more of the country. An announcement is expected on Monday as part of the Autumn Budget.

27th Oct 2018 (0 Comments)

Over the last week we’ve replaced ISPreview’s discussion forum system (previously based off vBulletin’s software) with a new one, which is now more closely integrated into the website’s design.

26th Oct 2018 (19 Comments)

The UK Government’s Minister for Digital, Margot James MP, has praised ISP Community Fibre for having successfully made their 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network available to 50% of social housing in the London borough of Wandsworth (the first of the city’s boroughs to do so).

26th Oct 2018 (8 Comments)

Some 4,000 small businesses in South Wales and South West England could benefit after network builder Nextgenaccess secured an investment of £22m from the UK Government backed National Digital Infrastructure Fund (NDIF), which among bigger plans will also build a new 80km fibre optic link between Bristol and Newport.

25th Oct 2018 (14 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that they will drop the price of their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband ISP network infrastructure by 75% for new homes in the UK (focus on smaller developers), which aims to “encourage house builders to provide all new homes with full fibre“.

25th Oct 2018 (10 Comments)

The cries of “oh no, not another one!” can already be heard today as the Superfast Berkshire project in England joins others in confirming that their roll-out of fibre-based broadband ISP networks – via both Gigaclear and Openreach (BT) – will face a significant delay in the county (affecting both Phase 2 and 3 contracts).

25th Oct 2018 (4 Comments)

Vodafone today claims to have become the “first to switch on” a full 5G service over a commercial network in Salford, Greater Manchester. This will be followed by roll-outs in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool and London by December 2018. Cornwall, the Lake District and Scottish Highlands will follow.

25th Oct 2018 (5 Comments)

After a lengthy hunt the UK telecoms giant, BT, has finally found a replacement for their outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Gavin Patterson, in the form of ex-Worldpay co-chief, Philip Jansen (age 51). Patterson will continue to serve as CEO until 31st January 2019.

25th Oct 2018 (9 Comments)

The latest batch of IPv6 network operator measurements has revealed that take-up of the “new” internet protocol (IP) addressing standard has sky-rocketed on EE (AS12576) since September 2018, going from a deployment percentage of 10% to 28.05% over several short weeks.

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