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kcom van in car park

4th Oct 2018 (0 Comments)

The Managing Director of Hull’s (East Yorkshire) incumbent telecoms operator KCOM, Sean Royce, has hinted in a special Q&A event that lower prices could be on the way for local broadband subscribers. The new year will also bring the introduction of a new “Super Router“.

fibre optic bt boom

3rd Oct 2018 (34 Comments)

Internet providers that have adopted Openreach’s new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based 330Mbps (50Mbps upload) product at wholesale will be pleased to learn that the operator has extended their current monthly rental discount until 31st March 2019, although not all ISPs have passed the savings on to end-users.

router_broadband_kit

3rd Oct 2018 (18 Comments)

Consumers have a lot of options when buying a new VDSL2 router for their ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable (66-63Mbps average) Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based broadband ISP connection but strictly speaking you should be using an Openreach (BT) approved model. Thankfully uno has published the most recent list of approved devices.

iDNET Logo

3rd Oct 2018 (10 Comments)

During a routine check we noticed that UK ISP iDNET appears to have joined the club of providers that are now selling packages based off Openreach’s new hybrid fibre G.fast (ITU G.9700/9701) technology, which can offer maximum download speeds of up to 160Mbps or 330Mbps. They’ve also revised their FTTP plans.

3rd Oct 2018 (1 Comment)

The Government’s National Infrastructure Commission has announced that they intend to conduct an examination of regulation in the UK energy, telecoms and water industries. The study will look at what future changes may be required to meet future needs, as well as any impact upon competition and investment.

wireless mobile broadband mast vodafone uk

2nd Oct 2018 (10 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today launched a new investigation that aims to establish whether or not EE and Vodafone provided “accurate information” in response to their requests for 3G and 4G mobile coverage predictions across the United Kingdom.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

2nd Oct 2018 (13 Comments)

Some customers of UK cable broadband, TV and phone operator Virgin Media have been left confused and frustrated by support staff after they were given conflicting information about the fate of ‘Line Rental Saver’, which offers a discount in return for annually pre-paying your line rental charge.

uk map of england wales scotland and northern ireland

2nd Oct 2018 (3 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published their latest Q2 2018 update to last year’s Connected Nations report, which uses more recent data from April 2018 to provide the latest coverage statistics for UK mobile and fixed line broadband networks. For example, “full fibre” (FTTP) coverage has risen to 5% (1.4 million premises).

fttp home install outside wall openreach

2nd Oct 2018 (18 Comments)

Telecoms giant Openreach (BT) has today announced that the city of Coventry in the West Midlands of England will be the next to benefit from their “Fibre First” programme, which aims to deploy 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP technology to cover 3 million premises by the end of 2020.

telephone support rage and complaints

1st Oct 2018 (6 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today announced their decision to clamp down on scams that abuse premium rate 070 numbers, which are often mistaken by consumers for mobile numbers (which always begin with ’07’). In response Ofcom will slash the wholesale cost of calling such numbers .

nic elliott ceo evolving networks

1st Oct 2018 (25 Comments)

There is a perception problem in the ISP industry. And it’s certainly not getting any better. If anything, we are falling into the same traps we always have. Lessons we should already have learned are not being heeded.

postoffice uk broadband

1st Oct 2018 (4 Comments)

The Post Office has today said that they will launch a new promotion, which should reduce the monthly price of their standard unlimited broadband (11Mbps average download speed) and phone line bundle to just £15.90 for the first 12 months of service (£29 per month thereafter). The setup fee will also become free.

openreach uk engineering team

1st Oct 2018 (13 Comments)

BT has today announced that 31,000 of their employees have officially been transferred (TUPE process) to become part of an “independent workforce” under Openreach, which is a key part of Ofcom’s requirement that the network operator become a “legally separate” company (a wholly owned subsidiary of BT plc).

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