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ISP News Archives for July 2019

 
hunslet 82 street cabinets

24th July, 2019 (17 Comments)

Sometimes trying to figure out why a service, which was built a long time ago, hasn’t yet gone live is harder than it should be and that’s particularly true when the operator that did the work (Openreach) claims it doesn’t know the answer either. So begins the unusual saga of Street Cabinet 82 in Hunslet (Middleton, South Leeds).

rs-components_map_broadband_speed

24th July, 2019 (17 Comments)

RS Components have used data from Ofcom’s Connected Nations report to create a new interactive map, which reveals the top 20 UK locations for average fixed line broadband ISP download speeds. Apparently the Cotswolds comes out on top with a speed of 95Mbps, while the City of London is named the slowest on 17.1Mbps.

vodafone 5g antenna

24th July, 2019 (1 Comment)

Mobile operators O2 and Vodafone have today finalised a deal that will extend their existing joint 50:50 network sharing agreement to include 5G mobile active equipment, such as radio antennas, on shared network sites across the UK. But earlier proposals to deliver a “shared, future proof fibre” network have not materialised.

world broadband internet speed

23rd July, 2019 (0 Comments)

A new report has revealed that world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.06% (+21.2 million) during Q1 2019 to total 1.047 billion, while older pure copper line ISP connections continued to decline in the face of a rising onslaught from faster fibre optic based connections.

sse_enterprise_telecoms_uk_network_and_pops_2019

23rd July, 2019 (5 Comments)

SSE Enterprise Telecoms (SSEET) claims to have found a disparity in the connectivity needs of London-based UK business verses businesses in regional towns. In response they’ve today launched five new optical-enabled data centres in Northampton, Milton Keynes, Hemel, Stickley Park and Newport, Wales to help.

ghost gamer broadband uk isp

23rd July, 2019 (28 Comments)

Business ISP Structured Communications has today fully launched a sibling provider called Ghost Gamer Broadband, which as you might expect from the name “aims to deliver a best-in-class online experience to the UK’s competitive online gaming community.”

fibre optic blue light abstract 2017

23rd July, 2019 (8 Comments)

The UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) programme has approved a £12m bid from the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), which will support the rollout of a new Gigabit capable fibre optic network to public sector sites across rural parts of Newcastle, North Tyneside (Tyne and Wear) and Northumberland.

complaints ofcom report isp broadband tv phone mobile

23rd July, 2019 (11 Comments)

A new report from Ofcom has revealed that Plusnet attracted the most UK consumer complaints for fixed line broadband and phone in Q1 2019, while Vodafone attracted the most gripes for Mobile and TalkTalk for Pay TV services. On the flip side Sky Broadband (Sky TV) and EE generated the fewest fixed line moans.

wifi multiple computers tablets smartphone devices

23rd July, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Government has concluded its Telecoms Supply Chain Review and plans to establish new Telecoms Security Requirements, which will be underpinned by a legislative framework that hands stronger enforcement powers to Ofcom in order to “protect” UK full fibre (FTTP) broadband and 5G networks from threats. But no decision on Huawei.

BT HQ UK Building Logo

22nd July, 2019 (6 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT Group has confirmed that their global headquarters will move from its building near St Paul’s in London to a new 18 floor base in the city’s Aldgate district by the end of 2021. Meanwhile the old HQ building is being sold for £210m to private equity firm Orion Capital Managers.

virgin media engineer poking cabinet

22nd July, 2019 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media has today announced the completion of another rollout of their 500Mbps+ Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which has just reached 4,000 premises in the historic West Yorkshire market town of Pontefract.

angry uk internet user

22nd July, 2019 (2 Comments)

The Citizens Advice agency has today been tentatively labelled as the “preferred option” by the UK Government to take on the new independent role of “consumer advocate,” which among other things will be given the task of tackling “unfair” practices within the UK telecoms market (broadband ISPs and mobile operators).

telegraph pole engineers fttp openreach 2019

22nd July, 2019 (37 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today announced that they’re cutting the wholesale prices of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) ultrafast broadband lines from 1st September 2019, which is intended to help encourage take-up of the new service by ISPs (provided Ofcom approve their proposed changes, which they probably will).

house building uk broadband

22nd July, 2019 (8 Comments)

A new analysis of broadband coverage in the UK has indicated that 77.8% of new build homes constructed across the whole of 2019 so far were connected to a “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP network (up from 70.5% in 2018), which rises to 94% for “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) coverage (up from 93% last year).

mobile operator smartphone problems uk spanner

22nd July, 2019 (8 Comments)

The UK communications and media (broadband, mobile, TV etc.) regulator has today set out a range of new measures that are intended to tackle bundles of both mobile handsets and tariffs (airtime contracts) together, which often continue to charge consumers for the handset even once the minimum contract term has ended.

virgin media v6 tv iptv set-top-box uk

22nd July, 2019 (3 Comments)

Cable TV and broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has confirmed that Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service is now live on their Ultra HD (4K) Virgin TV V6 set-top-box (i.e. it’s today been automatically downloaded). As usual you’ll still need a subscription to Prime (from £5.99 per month) to watch the content itself.

onecom uk isp logo

22nd July, 2019 (0 Comments)

Business broadband ISP Onecom, which only recently secured a five-year funding deal worth £30 million from HSBC UK (here), has now managed to attract a £100m funding package from LDC and Ares Management Corporation to accelerate their “organic and inorganic growth ambitions.”

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