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netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

31st December, 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.

chancellor uk fttp openreach

30th December, 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.

virgin media high resolution

29th December, 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).

BT Mobile SIM

28th December, 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.”

router home broadband hardware

28th December, 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.

snow openreach engineers

27th December, 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.

broadband speed red metre uk download vs upload isp

27th December, 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.

fibre optic cables and uk network server setup 2017

21st December, 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.

Vodafone UK 2016

21st December, 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).

fibre optic lines meet uk network cables

21st December, 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.

openreach logo 2017

20th December, 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.

Origin Broadband Logo 2016

20th December, 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.

wireless signal uk map

20th December, 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.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

20th December, 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).

p3 uk map mobile network test

20th December, 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.

gigaclear fibre optic cables ultrafastunderriver.com

19th December, 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.

fttp scotland islands

19th December, 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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December 2018
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  1. BT (2768)
  2. FTTP (2746)
  3. FTTC (1783)
  4. Building Digital UK (1740)
  5. Politics (1662)
  6. Openreach (1619)
  7. Business (1429)
  8. FTTH (1340)
  9. Statistics (1240)
  10. Mobile Broadband (1221)
  11. Fibre Optic (1062)
  12. 4G (1052)
  13. Wireless Internet (1020)
  14. Ofcom Regulation (1014)
  15. Virgin Media (1004)
  16. EE (696)
  17. Sky Broadband (668)
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