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ISP News Archives for April 2019

project loon balloon broadband

25th Apr 2019 (10 Comments)

After several years of development Alphabet’s (Google) Loon project, which hopes to distribute mobile broadband (4G / 5G) connectivity from High Altitude Platforms (stratospheric balloons), has just secured an investment of £97m ($125m) from SoftBank’s HAPSMobile in order to help support their commercial roll-out (due to begin this year).

sky fibre broadband uk isp

25th Apr 2019 (27 Comments)

The wait for ISP Sky Broadband to launch a new UK range of “ultrafast broadband” packages using Openreach’s network may soon be over. Several credible sources have indicated to us that their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based packages will go live in the second half of 2019 and December seems most likely.

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24th Apr 2019 (13 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms and broadband provider for Hull in East Yorkshire, KCOM, has provisionally accepted a cash offer of £504m for its business from Humber Bidco, which is a subsidiary of pension fund Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd (USS) that has a track record of investing in UK infrastructure.

virgin media fast broadband 2017

24th Apr 2019 (53 Comments)

A growing number of Virgin Media’s UK cable broadband ISP subscribers, primarily those on their 350Mbps tier, are today reporting that their upload speeds have been given a boost to 35Mbps (Max Traffic Rate of 38.5Mbps). This is the same upstream rate as we’re expecting their imminent 500Mbps plan to launch alongside.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

24th Apr 2019 (7 Comments)

Budget broadband ISP TalkTalk has today followed Virgin Media by announcing that Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service will also be coming to their YouView (IPTV) powered Pay TV platform. The Prime Video app is being rolled out on set-top-boxes over the course of this month.

optical fibre splice openreach

24th Apr 2019 (35 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) Director of Infrastructure Solutions, Matthew Kirkman, has revealed that they’re now rolling out 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP networks at a rate of 20,000 UK homes passed per week (3x quicker than last year) and 88% of the new build developments they work with are opting for it.

virgin media black logo

24th Apr 2019 (16 Comments)

The parent company of cable broadband ISP Virgin Media, Liberty Global, has announced that after a six year reign the company’s UK CEO, Tom Mockridge, is to be replaced by its current Chief Operating Officer, Lutz Schüler, who only took up the position of COO in September last year.

5g uk mobile broadband

24th Apr 2019 (17 Comments)

Mobile operators Three UK, Vodafone, EE (BT) and O2 are to be officially told by the Government that they will be banned from deploying hardware and software from Chinese tech giant Huawei into the core of their future 5G based mobile broadband networks, although non-core 5G kit (antennas etc.) will be exempt.


23rd Apr 2019 (3 Comments)

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and full fibre FTTP ISP Airband has announced that they’ve recruited additional engineers and extended their fleet to cope with increased demand as it deploys “high speed broadband” deeper into rural Shropshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Devon and Somerset.

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23rd Apr 2019 (14 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has released some results from their latest 2019 consumer survey of Mobile Network Operators (MNO), which ranked Vodafone as the worst overall provider. By comparison Three UK came top of the big four operators, although smaller virtual operators like giffgaff tended to fair the best.

virgin media v6 tv iptv set-top-box uk

23rd Apr 2019 (12 Comments)

Customers of cable ISP Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband and TV service will soon be able to access Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service on their Ultra HD V6 set-top-box, which is thanks to a new agreement between the internet shopping giant and VM’s pan-European parent company Liberty Global.

o2 uk

23rd Apr 2019 (11 Comments)

A further 24 villages and hamlets in the Welsh counties of Clwyd, Dyfed, Gwent, Gwynedd and West Glamorga have now gained access to faster 4G based mobile phone and mobile broadband services after O2 expanded the reach of their network. The upgrades have all taken place since the start of 2019.


23rd Apr 2019 (35 Comments)

The way people use home phone services is changing and many of us will eventually end up replacing our old analogue voice service with a Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) alternative, which uses your broadband ISPs internet connection to make calls. But how do you set it up and move (port) your number? We explain.

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22nd Apr 2019 (31 Comments)

The UK Government, broadband ISPs and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are set to meet on the 8th May 2019 in order to discuss Google’s forthcoming implementation of encrypted DNS (DoH – DNS over HTTPS), which politicians fear could break their internet censorship plans.

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20th Apr 2019 (26 Comments)

Several UK ISPs have now launched packages based off the new 160Mbps and 330Mbps capable hybrid fibre G.fast “ultrafast broadband” technology from Openreach (BT), which means that it’s time for us to take a closer look at what you can get for your precious pounds.

5g mobile sim logo uk

18th Apr 2019 (14 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has provisionally proposed to accept a request by Three UK, EE, O2 and Vodafone to vary a number of spectrum access licenses for the 3.4GHz, 3.5GHz and 3.6GHz bands in order to facilitate new Active Antenna Systems (AAS), which could help the future roll-out of ultrafast 5G mobile broadband networks.

jurassic fibre broadband isp uk

18th Apr 2019 (19 Comments)

Alternative UK network providers seem to be cropping up like spring flowers and the latest to join that club is Jurassic Fibre, which has an ambition to invest over £250m into building a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover 350,000 premises across Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

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