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talktalk wifi hub super router uk broadband isp

4th Apr 2019 (40 Comments)

Low cost ISP TalkTalk has completed the deployment of ASSIA’s CloudCheck software to their Wi-Fi Hub (Sagemcom F@st 5364) broadband router, which they claim can “proactively” improve the wireless (WiFi) performance of the device through “contextual analytics” and “machine-learning algorithms“.

northern ireland uk map

4th Apr 2019 (3 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today opened a new investigation that will examine BT’s conduct during the tender for the recent £50m Northern Ireland Public Sector Shared Network contract, which will consider whether or not the operator kept within the Significant Market Power (SMP) rules.

airband wireless broadband mast

4th Apr 2019 (7 Comments)

Worcester-based ISP Airband has announced that they’ve begun the state aid supported roll-out of a new hybrid wireless and fibre optic broadband network to cover 10 rural communities (dispersed clusters) in Herefordshire (England), which forms part of a contract with the wider Fastershire programme.

fibre optic cable strands coloured

4th Apr 2019 (29 Comments)

A new batch of independent data has revealed that “full fibre” (FTTP) style ultrafast broadband ISP networks are now available to 2,047,954 premises and Openreach (BT)’s infrastructure accounts for half of those (1,003,094 premises). Meanwhile the national roll-out from all operators is continuing to ramp-up.

voxi

4th Apr 2019 (14 Comments)

Mobile operator VOXI, which is a Vodafone UK sub-brand that was launched in 2017 and initially targeted at people aged 25 and under (e.g. students), has informed ISPreview.co.uk that it will today remove “age-gating” from its platform so that “anyone can purchase a voxi contract.”

submarine_subsea_fibre_optic_scotland_cable_ship

4th Apr 2019 (13 Comments)

A new report from the House of Lords has claimed that digital connectivity in coastal areas is “largely insufficient,” while investment in mobile and broadband ISP infrastructure “lagged considerably behind” urban areas. As a result they want support for “ultra-fast broadband” to be the Government’s “highest priority.”

3rd Apr 2019 (18 Comments)

UK ISP Giganet (M12 Solutions) has said they’re in a prime position to offer the “best value” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband service to “homes and businesses” in Salisbury, not least because they’ve invested in their own “dedicated equipment rack” in the local exchange (connected to its resilient London-core network).

money investment broadband

3rd Apr 2019 (1 Comment)

A new survey of around 6,500 respondents has revealed that most UK consumers who haggled for a lower price with one of the largest fixed line broadband ISPs or mobile network operators were successful in saving money. Sky Broadband (Sky TV) appeared to be the most likely to give a discount.

united_kingdom_digital_binary_map

3rd Apr 2019 (0 Comments)

A new study using crowd-sourced data (consumer speedtests) is helping to reveal how the market share of different broadband ISP technologies (ADSL, FTTC, FTTP, G.fast, Cable and Wireless) has changed over the past seven years, which sees older pure copper line connections decline as hybrid fibre solutions dominate.

cityfibre colourful fibre optic cables

3rd Apr 2019 (2 Comments)

Urban fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has today signed a new multi-million pound order with HellermannTyton, which will supply them with key digital infrastructure to support their £2.5bn roll-out of a new Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network to 5 million UK premises by 2024.

sse enterprise telecoms

3rd Apr 2019 (0 Comments)

Infracapital, which is the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Prudential, has this week completed its £380m acquisition of a 50% stake in UK fibre optic comms provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms. The initial £215m will be paid upon the completion and a further £165m via several instalments (subject to future performance).

5g itu

3rd Apr 2019 (1 Comment)

A new report from Barclays Corporate Banking has predicted that the roll-out of new ultrafast 5G mobile (mobile broadband) networks across the United Kingdom could increase annual business revenues by between at least £8.3bn (pessimistic outlook) to £15.7bn (optimistic outlook) come 2025.

fibre optic cable broadband red fire

2nd Apr 2019 (1 Comment)

The Plymouth City Council (PCC) has become the latest local authority to secure £3m of funding from the UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) project, which will result in a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) style ultrafast broadband network being deployed to connect 227 public sector sites (schools, council etc.).

cornwall broadband uk isp logo

2nd Apr 2019 (4 Comments)

A little known Bude-based fixed wireless access ISP called Cornwall Broadband, which serves homes and businesses across parts of Cornwall and Devon in England, is said to be considering the possibility of expanding their rural network coverage by harnessing local church spires.

wetherby free wifi

2nd Apr 2019 (1 Comment)

Local residents, businesses and visitors to the West Yorkshire market town of Wetherby can now access wireless internet speeds of up to 1Gbps from a free public WiFi network, which is being run by Harrogate-based ISP IntechnologyWiFi on behalf of the Town Council.

virgin media engineer ofcom observing

1st Apr 2019 (15 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has announced that, for the first time, they’ve officially expanded the coverage of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband and TV network to a further 2,000 premises in Pontyclun (South Wales) by using Openreach’s (BT) existing cable ducts.

rural mobile mast site uk

1st Apr 2019 (16 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association, which represents 30,000+ landowners (farmers and businesses) across England and Wales, has said that “forcing mobile operators to adopt rural roaming” may be the only way to deliver significantly better 4G coverage in rural areas. But operators now favour a barter system of mast sharing.

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