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cable theft and damage uk police

30th August, 2019 (16 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) broadband ISP and phone network in Cambridgeshire (England) has been struck by a series of “major cable thefts” over the past two weeks, which is understood to have disrupted communication services for around 4,000 premises. A reward of £1,000 is being offered to help catch the criminals.

30th August, 2019 (12 Comments)

Pure fibre optic broadband ISPs appear to be cropping up every month and today is no exception as we welcome F&W Networks into the club, which has an aspiration to deploy a new 100Mbps to 10Gbps symmetric speed capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to over 1 million UK homes and businesses by 2024.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

30th August, 2019 (4 Comments)

The UK communications regulator has today announced that it will make 10 million extra phone numbers available to people in London this year via the introduction of a new “(020) 4” range, which should help to keep up with increasing demand (30 million ‘020’ numbers have already been allocated across existing ranges).

openreach core fibre optic telecoms cable

29th August, 2019 (6 Comments)

A new report reveals that Ofcom’s recent decision to soften regulation of BT’s (Openreach) high speed fibre optic Ethernet / data lines in the Central London Area (CLA) has resulted in rival UK ISPs – TalkTalk and Vodafone – lodging an appeal against the decision with the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT).

internet central gigabolt fibre

29th August, 2019 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Internet Central has announced that they’ve almost completed Phase One of their new “Gigabolt” project to deploy a Gigabit capable “ultra fast fibre broadband” network to connect a number of businesses in the town of Stafford (Staffordshire, England), with those on the large Beacon Business Park being the first to benefit.

fttp node openreach 2019

29th August, 2019 (6 Comments)

The state aid supported Superfast Dorset (SFD) project, which has so far worked with Openreach (BT) to extend the reach of FTTC/P “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) to 97%+ of the county (including Poole and Bournemouth), has proposed a £5m extension to its existing Phase 3 contract.


28th August, 2019 (3 Comments)

A new report claims that the Goldman Sachs backed Cityfibre project, which is in the process of investing £2.5bn in order to rollout a 1Gbps FTTH broadband ISP network to 5 million UK premises by the end of 2025 (here), could be looking to hoover up TalkTalk’s sibling wholesale FibreNation company.

fttp outer hebrides openreach bt

28th August, 2019 (21 Comments)

At a significant cost – around £4,000 per premises – Openreach (BT) and the £442m (public and private investment) Digital Scotland (DSSB) project have today announced that they’ve deployed their Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to several tiny Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan an Iar) communities.

ee mobile sim cards

28th August, 2019 (81 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) appears to have responded to pressure from Three UK and Vodafone’s new “unlimited” data (mobile broadband) plans by launching their own competing products, which they say come with “no speed restrictions” and are available today for 4G and 5G SIM-only and Smartphone plan customers starting at £34 per month.

wightfibre van and engineers

28th August, 2019 (0 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP WightFibre appears to be ramping-up their £35m project to rollout a new Gigabit (1Gbps) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network on the Isle of Wight (South Coast of Hampshire), which aims to cover around 53,000 of the islands 61,000 homes by the end of 2021 (65,000 premises including businesses).


27th August, 2019 (6 Comments)

The FibreNation project, which was established by UK ISP TalkTalk and aspires to deploy a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network to cover 3 million premises, has today confirmed that the West Yorkshire town of Dewsbury (population of 65,000) has been added to their initial rollout plan.


27th August, 2019 (6 Comments)

Welsh ISP Spectrum Internet has informed that, in-between appointing some new executives, they have now made their Openreach (BT) based FTTC and FTTP broadband packages available to order across the United Kingdom (availability allowing). Previously these were only offered to parts of South West England and Wales.

27th August, 2019 (0 Comments)

A new survey of 208 workers, self-employed individuals and small business owners, which was conducted in May 2019 by Consumer Intelligence on behalf of broadband ISP Onecom, has found that the average SME business spent £2,052 a year on telecommunications services (up by around 40% from Ofcom’s c.£1,400 figure in 2016).

scotland name map

27th August, 2019 (4 Comments)

The on-going delay to the Scottish Government’s proposed £600m Reaching 100% (R100) project, which originally aimed to cover the whole of Scotland with 30Mbps+ “superfast broadband” by the end of 2021, has now stalled the digital element of the proposed Inverness and Highland City-Region deal.

Vodafone UK 2016

27th August, 2019 (52 Comments)

Not for the first time, customers of Vodafone’s fixed line broadband service (seemingly both FTTC and FTTH) seem to complaining about a significant drop in service speeds and a rise in packet loss during peak times over the past few days. The reports appear to echo the network congestion issues that plagued the ISP last year.

5g mobile broadband users uk

27th August, 2019 (5 Comments)

The UK Government has commitment another £30m to help up to 10 rural locations conduct “innovative trials” of 5G mobile / mobile broadband applications as part of a new Rural Connected Communities (RCC) project, which could stimulate commercial investment. On top of that they aim to ease mobile planning rules.

mobile mast tower signal uk

26th August, 2019 (44 Comments)

A new UK Government funded project called NoServiceHere is hoping, among other things, to harness the power of the Twitter community in order to help identify areas (rural and urban) of poor mobile signal by curating geospatial data, which can then be used to help focus the rollout of 3G, 4G and future 5G networks.

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