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big blu broadband uk isp

26th July, 2019 (17 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP Bigblu, specifically those who use broadband packages based off the Satellite network from Avanti (HYLAS), have been suddenly and unceremoniously disconnected from their internet connections after Avanti “suspended the supply of satellite broadband to us with no notice.”

fiber optic cable blue

26th July, 2019 (6 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (Telefonica UK) has confirmed earlier reports that it intends to return to the fixed line broadband market. The move could result in the provider either moving to build their own “full fibre” (FTTP) style network or partnering with another ISP (e.g. Virgin Media, Cityfibre).

vodafone home broadband router logo

26th July, 2019 (18 Comments)

New and existing customers planning to join Vodafone’s fixed line FTTC superfast broadband and phone packages may like to know that the ISP has dropped their monthly prices in a new special offer, which sees their 35Mbps plan fall to just £19.99 per month and 63Mbps at £22.99 (we think that’s the cheapest UK offer for such a plan).

three uk mobile broadband

26th July, 2019 (17 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today confirmed that all new and existing customers will have access to 5G, when it launches in August 2019 (details), with no mobile broadband speed caps and at no extra cost on all contract, SIM only and PAYG mobile plans. A big offer given their tendency toward “unlimited” data plans.

Sky Mobile UK

26th July, 2019 (0 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has this morning announced that they will launch their own 5G based Sky Mobile plans during November 2019, which as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) partner of O2 will of course be directly linked to their UK rollout plan (here) for the new ultrafast mobile network.

Vodafone UK 2016

26th July, 2019 (2 Comments)

Mobile giant and UK ISP Vodafone has published their latest quarterly results to the end of June (Q1 FY20) and launched 5G roaming in 55 towns and cities across four countries (Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK). On top of that they added +31K fixed broadband customers to total 606,000 (down from +50K added in the previous quarter).

matt warman mp

26th July, 2019 (5 Comments)

Yesterday saw the Government choose Nicky Morgan MP to become the UK’s new Culture Secretary (DCMS) – with responsibility for everything from broadband to media – and reporting to her will be a new Minister of State for DCMS in the shape of Nigel Adams MP and a new Digital Minister, Matt Warman MP.


26th July, 2019 (19 Comments)

Oxford-based ISP Zzoomm, which hopes to cover 1 million homes with a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network by the end of 2024 (here), has proposed a series of changes that new PM Boris Johnson could make to help achieve universal “full fibre” coverage of the UK by 2025.

northern ireland map uk simplified

25th July, 2019 (11 Comments)

The Department for the Economy (DfE) in Northern Ireland has finally begun the procurement phase for Project Stratum, which reflects its plan to invest £165 million in order to ensure that most of the 98,000 premises still awaiting access to “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) ISP networks can get it.

ee 4g mast in a rural uk field

25th July, 2019 (2 Comments)

As expected Ofcom has today unveiled a new sharing framework that will be applied via four of the United Kingdom’s radio spectrum frequency bands (airwaves), which should make it possible for smaller mobile and fixed wireless broadband ISP networks to be created in order to deliver local coverage or industrial use.

o2 uk logo white background telefonica

25th July, 2019 (1 Comment)

Mobile operator O2 (Telefonica) has today confirmed that their next generation ultrafast 5G (mobile broadband) network will join EE, Vodafone and Three UK by beginning its commercial rollout in October 2019. The aim being to go live in 20 towns and cities this year and a total of 50 by Summer 2020.


25th July, 2019 (22 Comments)

The appointment of Boris Johnson to become the new UK Prime Minister has resulted in yet another round of musical chairs at the top, which means that Jeremy Wright has now been replaced at the helm of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) by Nicky Morgan (MP for Loughborough).

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

25th July, 2019 (38 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has pounced on Boris Johnson’s appointment to the role of UK Prime Minister by revealing that it will make broadband download speeds of at least 1Gbps (1000Mbps) available to all 15 million premises on their network by 2021, which is thanks to their long-awaited DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade.


24th July, 2019 (18 Comments)

Broadband and phone engineers working for Openreach in several parts of the United Kingdom, including Leeds and Birmingham, have begun using 100% electric vans as part of a new trial. Currently 15 vehicles are included in the national pilot and charging points have been installed at various buildings (exchanges, homes etc.).

optical fibre exchange openreach

24th July, 2019 (4 Comments)

ISP BT has picked Canonical’s Charmed OpenStack on Ubuntu – the latter of which is an open source Linux based Operating System (OS) – as a key component of its next generation 5G Core network. Canonical will provide the open source Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) as part of BT’s Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) program.

virgin media coaxial copper cable advertised as fibre optic

24th July, 2019 (10 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority‘s decision to allow slower “part fibre” (hybrid fibre) broadband ISPs to use “fibre” terminology in their broadband adverts is starting to look increasingly silly, particularly now that Ireland has joined a number of other countries by moving to ban such promotions.

telegraph pole high engineer

24th July, 2019 (7 Comments)

Ofcom has announced that they will test a softer approach to UK telecoms regulation on Openreach’s new FTTP broadband Exchange Upgrade trial in Salisbury (Wiltshire), which is testing how the operator will in the future handle a complete migration from copper to “full fibre” lines.

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