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4th July, 2019 (32 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has discounted their 4G “unlimited data” and Huawei AICubeB900 router based mobile broadband plan, which is now being offered at just £13 per month for the first 6 months of service (rising to £26 thereafter) when taken on a 24 month contract term.

cityfibre construction fences

4th July, 2019 (20 Comments)

Once again contractors working for Cityfibre, which is investing £30m to deploy a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network in the city of Peterborough, have attracted local complaints. A lack of prior notification, blocked driveways / roads, rubble left on lawns and issues of work quality seem to top the gripes.

vodafone mast and logo

3rd July, 2019 (35 Comments)

ISP Vodafone has today gone live in 7 UK cities with their new 5G based ultrafast mobile broadband network. At the same time they’ve moved to challenge Three UK by introducing a new range of SIM-only and handset plans with “unlimited data” (also on 4G services). A new home broadband (FTTC) and mobile bundle is coming too.

openreach 2017 van and fibre cable with engineer

3rd July, 2019 (18 Comments)

Ofcom has today deemed Openreach to be making “real progress” in their on-going efforts to become a distinct “legally separate” company away from BT, although the UK telecoms regulator seeks more “transparency” around their efforts to increase independence and solid details on their future FTTP broadband plan beyond 2020.


3rd July, 2019 (0 Comments)

Google (Alphabet) has announced that Loon, which is a long-running project that aims to distribute mobile broadband (4G / 5G) connectivity from High Altitude Platforms (stratospheric balloons), will in a few weeks time see its first commercial trial take place in Kenya (Africa).

trooli marketing board

3rd July, 2019 (7 Comments)

Alternative full fibre (FTTP) broadband ISP Trooli (CallFlow), which last month secured nearly £27m (€30m) from European investors (here) and aims to cover 500,000 premises across the South East of England by the end of 2024, has signed a £3.5m deal with marketing firm Cheeky to help promote their new network.

virgin media engineer touching fibre optic wires

3rd July, 2019 (0 Comments)

A new wayleave (land access) agreement means that cable operator Virgin Media will now be able to extend their 500Mbps+ broadband and TV network to cover an additional 2,700 homes in the north of Manchester, which once completed will give them a total coverage in the metropolitan region of 714,000 premises.

internet service providers association uk

2nd July, 2019 (19 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has published a list of finalists for the “Internet Hero” and “Internet Villain” categories at this year’s forthcoming annual internet industry awards, although the decision to put Mozilla under the Villain category for their DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) push may be contentious.

bt uk isp logo

2nd July, 2019 (8 Comments)

In an unsurprising development BT has announced that they will launch their own 5G based ultrafast mobile broadband service this autumn, which will initially be made available to subscribers of their premium “Plus” packages. As you’d expect this is due to be based off EE’s national UK network.

scotland uk regions map

2nd July, 2019 (15 Comments)

The £442m (public and private investment) Digital Scotland (DSSB) project with BT (Openreach) is continuing to expand and in the final stages we’re seeing a lot more Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) reaching rural parts, most recently around Lanarkshire and Aberdeenshire.

world network and broadband connections

2nd July, 2019 (5 Comments)

The annual 2019 world speeds report from research firm M-Lab and Cable.co.uk has revealed that for 2019 the United Kingdom delivered an average (mean) broadband ISP download speed of just 22.37Mbps (up from 18.57Mbps in 2018 and 16.51Mbps in 2017), ranking us 34th fastest in the world (up from 35th last year).

gfast openreach sidepod install

1st July, 2019 (5 Comments)

Last year Openreach informed ISPs that it was going to change the way it handled installation options across their broadband portfolio (here) and this is now about to start, with a new ‘Standard‘ and ‘Premium‘ Managed Engineer Install being added to their G.fast hybrid fibre “ultrafast broadband” service from 30th July 2019.


1st July, 2019 (7 Comments)

New UK ISP Box Broadband has confirmed that the large rural village of Cranleigh in Surrey will be the next one to be reached by their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which has already started connecting homes and businesses in nearby Ewhurst, Walliswood and Ellen’s Green.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

1st July, 2019 (21 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK appears to have quietly started boosting the upload speeds of customers on their 200Mbps ultrafast broadband (download) packages, which previously experienced an upload rate of 12Mbps but is now being boosted to 20Mbps. On top of that they’ve also hiked some of their prices.

broadway partners 60ghz mesh wireless

1st July, 2019 (17 Comments)

Homes connecting to a supposedly 1Gbps wireless broadband trial in the tiny rural Monmouthshire (Wales) village of Llanddewi Rhydderch, which is supported by the UK Government, have yet to experience “anything near” to those speeds. A recent council meeting also suggests that the service becomes “patchy when the weather is poor.”

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