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30th April, 2020 (0 Comments)

Customers of mobile network operator Three UK may be pleased to know that they will now be able to access the NHS’s new video consultation service (provided by Attend Anywhere) and without incurring any excess mobile broadband data charges, which have just been zero rated.

30th April, 2020 (0 Comments)

A new report from professional services firm PwC has examined the likely impact of the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis on fixed broadband and 5G mobile services and deployments in the United Kingdom, which predicts a turbulent time for telecoms with costly delays to new infrastructure but also some opportunities.

30th April, 2020 (2 Comments)

In an unsurprising development Ofcom has today published a revision of their proposed annual work plan for 2020/21, which has naturally resulted in various delays to their broadband (e.g. full fibre competition), mobile (e.g. 5G auctions) and related regulation work due to the on-going COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis.

30th April, 2020 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic UK network builder Nextgenaccess, which is supported by an investment of £22m from the UK National Digital Infrastructure Fund (NDIF) to help spread its 10Gbps broadband to businesses, has today confirmed the completion of their new 67km high capacity carrier-neutral fibre network between Bristol and Wales.

30th April, 2020 (22 Comments)

The Leader of Oldham Council, Sean Fielding, yesterday told watchers of the Mayor of Greater Manchester’s (Andy Burnham) weekly press conference on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic that the UK Government’s aim of making “gigabit broadband” available to every home by 2025 “should be brought forward to 2023.” Ok.. how?

30th April, 2020 (1 Comment)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has done a short study of internet use during the COVID-19 crisis, which highlights the impact on internet exchange points in several countries (inc. UK). Overall traffic jumped by as much as 60% but broadband ISPs successfully maintained their services.

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29th April, 2020 (21 Comments)

Full fibre builder Cityfibre has today announced that they’ve finally started their £25m project to build a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network in the South Yorkshire town of Doncaster, which will aim to reach “almost every home and business” (usually 85%+). But competition will be fierce.

29th April, 2020 (1 Comment)

Energy provider and ISP Shell Energy has today discounted their home broadband and phone packages for new subscribers, which for example drops their 63Mbps “Superfast Fibre Plus” package from £34.99 per month on an 18 month term to just £29.99. Customers will be able to take this deal until 1st June 2020.

29th April, 2020 (29 Comments)

B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), which is currently working with volunteers to help fund and build a new gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network across rural parts of England, has confirmed that they’re now making a 10Gbps broadband package available to “everyone who wants it.” But you’ll need deep pockets.

29th April, 2020 (9 Comments)

Rural UK full fibre broadband provider Truespeed, which is currently rolling out a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across parts of South West England (e.g. Somerset), has today appointed one of KCOM’s former veterans – Henry West – to join its executive team as Commercial Director.

29th April, 2020 (12 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has kindly furnished ISPreview.co.uk with some up-to-date data that shows the change in their weekly network traffic (Ethernet, broadband etc.) by each region of the United Kingdom due to the impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis. London saw the biggest jump (28.58%) to 112.37 PetaBytes.

28th April, 2020 (6 Comments)

Rural focused UK ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), which is working with volunteers to help fund and build a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network in remote areas, has partnered ZYXEL to offer their AX7501 router for free to 21 schools in Lancashire, South Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales.

28th April, 2020 (6 Comments)

A specialist ISP for the UK education market, Schools Broadband, has today launched a new Mobile Broadband (4G or 5G) product to help digitally disadvantaged pupils with working from home, while still being able to receive the same security and “Prevent” compliant content filtering as they would if sat in a school.

28th April, 2020 (5 Comments)

Internet speed testing firm Ookla (Speedtest.net) has issued an update on the impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis on fixed broadband and mobile broadband speeds across the United Kingdom. The update notes that, between 2nd March and 20th April 2020, fixed lines saw a tiny -3% decrease while mobile recorded a +3% increase.

28th April, 2020 (7 Comments)

Full fibre developer Cityfibre appears to have recently started the build phase of their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) based broadband ISP network in the Suffolk (England) town of Ipswich, which is expected to cost the operator around £24 million to complete by the autumn of 2022.

27th April, 2020 (118 Comments)

Customers of TV and broadband ISP Virgin Media UK have this evening been affected by a seemingly intermittent problem with their national internet connectivity, which the operator initially claimed to have resolved only for the issue to return again and again. Other ISPs, Virgin Mobile and Ethernet services have also been impacted.

27th April, 2020 (4 Comments)

A new study from Assembly Research, which was commissioned via the vested interests of Huawei, has forecast that the UK Government’s deployment of “gigabit-capable broadband” could provide £51.4bn gross value added to the economy in five years, growing to £68.8bn in 2030. But any delays could be very costly.

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