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31st Dec 2018 (6 Comments)

Internet Movie and TV video streaming giant Netflix UK has recently published the latest update of their broadband ISP speed index, which reveals that cable operator Virgin Media is still the fastest provider for their service in 2018 and also going all the way back to 2014. But being the fastest here doesn’t really matter.

30th Dec 2018 (194 Comments)

A number of broadband ISPs including TalkTalk, Hyperoptic, Cityfibre and Gigaclear, as well as the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA), have written to the UK Government and Ofcom in the hope of encouraging tougher measures to prevent Openreach (BT) from hampering “full fibre” (FTTP) competition.

29th Dec 2018 (21 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has begun their New Year sale early by discounting the prices of their dual-play ultrafast broadband and phone packages back down to levels not seen since the Black Friday week. For example, the price of their top 350Mbps package is now just £37 per month for 12 months (£57 thereafter).

28th Dec 2018 (16 Comments)

The Mobile division of BT (BT Mobile / EE) has begun recruiting for a new “Auto-PAC Switching” trial, which they say aims to ensure that the “improvements we are putting in place give the best customer experience possible when porting a mobile number / account from one supplier to another.”

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28th Dec 2018 (44 Comments)

Which of the UK’s largest home broadband ISPs give you the best wireless router hardware for your internet and home connectivity needs? We take a brief look at the options and specification sheets from BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Sky Broadband, Zen Internet, Hyperoptic, Vodafone and KCOM to compare key features.

27th Dec 2018 (1 Comment)

Broadband ISP and phone engineers faced nightmare conditions earlier this year after the UK was battered by several major winter storms (e.g. “The Beast from the East“), which blanketed much of the country in heavy snow and ice for several weeks. But this year Openreach (BT) hopes to be better prepared.

27th Dec 2018 (8 Comments)

We’ve looked back at 2018 to see how the average download and upload speeds have changed across national fixed line broadband ISPs and mobile operators, although it’s no surprise to find that Virgin Media (fixed) and EE (mobile) are still front runners. But the picture changes when alternative “full fibre” ISPs are included.

21st Dec 2018 (2 Comments)

The infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Prudential, Infracapital, has purchased a 50% stake in UK communications provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms (SSEET). The deal itself is said to be worth up to £380m and values the provider at more than £700m.

21st Dec 2018 (10 Comments)

The Christmas period seems to have encouraged UK ISP Vodafone to reduce their fixed line “superfast broadband” (FTTC) and phone prices to a rock bottom level, which means that new customers can take their 35Mbps (average speed) service from £20 a month or 63Mbps from £24 (non-Voda mobile users pay +£2 more).

21st Dec 2018 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Baltic Broadband and the not-for-profit Liverpool Internet Exchange (IX Liverpool) have today jointly announced that their 10Gbps business focused fibre optic network in Liverpool (Merseyside) has been expanded to include the Everton and Vauxhall areas.

20th Dec 2018 (31 Comments)

As expected Openreach (BT) has today confirmed that the wholesale price of their 40Mbps (10Mbps upload) Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) broadband tier will drop by -£8.08 (-11.6%) from 1st April 2019. Some smaller changes for unbundled (LLU MPF and SMPF) and Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) are also confirmed.

20th Dec 2018 (23 Comments)

Credible sources have today informed ISPreview.co.uk that creditors have officially voted to rescue the Doncaster-based budget ISP Origin Broadband from its financial problems, which has already resulted in job losses and more may follow. But delivering on the recovery plan could prove to be challenging.

20th Dec 2018 (10 Comments)

A new report from Global Wireless Solutions has noted that mobile operators (O2, EE, Vodafone and Three UK) have “turbo boosted” their 4G coverage across major motorways in the UK since 2017, with the M6 seeing double what it had over a year and a half ago.

20th Dec 2018 (5 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband appears to have started the January 2019 Sales early by reducing the monthly cost of their Unlimited Sky Fibre Max (63Mbps average speed FTTC) broadband and phone bundle to just £27 for the first 18 months of service (£43.99 per month thereafter).

20th Dec 2018 (8 Comments)

Mobile operators EE and Vodafone have come top in P3‘s annual 2018 UK Mobile Network Study, which used a range of different benchmarks to test 3G and 4G (voice and data / broadband) covering some 26% of the population in 22 cities, 35 towns and along 7,300 miles of major roads.

19th Dec 2018 (13 Comments)

Rural fibre optic broadband ISP Gigaclear, which is currently still in the process of trying to tackle some significant civil engineering delays, has upgraded their core transport network to make use of Ciena’s 6500 Packet Optical platform. The move supports the provision of 100G channels across the UK.

19th Dec 2018 (6 Comments)

A number of Scotland’s most remote new build home developments, specifically some of those taking place on Orkney, Shetland, Islay and Isle of Lewis, have become some of the first to benefit from a new roll-out of Openreach’s (BT) 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP technology.

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  8. Mobile Broadband (1935)
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  10. 4G (1637)
  11. Virgin Media (1586)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (1438)
  13. FTTH (1379)
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