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ISP News Archives for July 2020

wifi hotspot zone

24th Jul 2020 (12 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today made it possible for future home WiFi networks to harness 500MHz of radio spectrum frequency in the new 6GHz band, which will significantly boost the speed of licence-exempt indoor home wireless networks (i.e. via the Wi-Fi 6/6E – 802.11ax standard).

Vodafone UK broadband and mobile

24th Jul 2020 (19 Comments)

Mobile and broadband ISP Vodafone UK have published their latest results to the end of June 2020 (financial Q1 FY21), which saw their fixed broadband base grow to total 793,000 customers (up by +42K in the quarter vs +64K in the previous quarter), while their mobile based declined to 17,580,000 (down by -462K).


24th Jul 2020 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has announced that their latest expansion of 4G based mobile (mobile broadband) coverage under the new £1bn Shared Rural Network (SRN) industry project has just gone live in the rural Peak District (Staffordshire) village of Longnor, which is home to over 330 people.


24th Jul 2020 (0 Comments)

A new YouGov poll of 1,000 UK adults in London, which was conducted between 2-6th July 2020 and commissioned by full fibre broadband ISP G.Network (vested interest), has claimed that 59% of London residents would want to keep working from home at least some days of the week if only their broadband was better.

24th Jul 2020 (1 Comment)

UK ISP Exascale, which last year started to build a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover premises around parts of Telford in Shropshire (here), has split their business into two – one side will focus on bringing gigabit “full fibre” to homes and the other will focus on biz and wholesale connectivity.

23rd Jul 2020 (8 Comments)

Customers of budget UK ISP Plusnet have informed us that they’ve been notified of an annual price increase on their broadband and phone line rental services, but the good news is that the cost will only be going up by 1.5% in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rate of inflation (as published by the ONS for April 2020).

Fire sparks particles with flames isolated on black background

23rd Jul 2020 (10 Comments)

We’ve received reports that broadband and other telecoms services across part of North East England are currently being disrupted by a fire that has broken out at a core BT exchange (NCL) in Newcastle. The situation is known to be affecting connectivity for a number of UK ISPs and their customers.

Asus RT AC1900P (RT AC68U)

23rd Jul 2020 (3 Comments)

Owners of the popular ASUS RT-AC1900P (RT-AC68U) broadband router should immediately visit the product’s support site to download and apply the latest firmware update, which comes after two new vulnerabilities were discovered that “could allow for complete compromise” of the device and all traffic that traverses it.

Bundle of optical fibers with lights in the ends. Blue background.

23rd Jul 2020 (10 Comments)

A new “full fibre” network builder called 5ibre has popped up in the UK market, complete with an intention to deploy their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network in “areas currently not served by such networks, typically areas served only by [Openreach’s] copper access network.”

23rd Jul 2020 (0 Comments)

Full fibre broadband ISP Hyperoptic UK has reached a new agreement with LinkLiving and their partner Link Housing, Scotland’s second-largest social housing landlord, which will see them deploy their “gigabit-capable” (FTTP/B) network to homes for young adults who have recently been homeless in the city of Edinburgh.

road rural countryside

23rd Jul 2020 (8 Comments)

The Hampshire County Council (HCC) has this week confirmed that they’re investing £1 million to “top up” any residential vouchers provided via the UK Government’s £200m Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RGC) programme, which helps homes in the most remote locations to access ultrafast broadband.


23rd Jul 2020 (0 Comments)

At present the COVID-19 crisis has shown that phone, pay TV and broadband ISPs have adopted different approaches for how they deal with “vulnerable customers” (i.e. those suffering from financial, health or emotional problems). Ofcom has today produced new guidelines that attempt to standardise how the market tackles such issues.

uk map broadband mobile isp computer network

22nd Jul 2020 (30 Comments)

The UK Government has today confirmed a series of changes to both the Electronic Communications Code (ECC) and Mobile infrastructure planning, which when taken together are intended to help boost the on-going deployment of both “gigabit-capable” broadband and 5G mobile networks (as well as the Shared Rural Network).

ukwispa wireless broadband isp logo

22nd Jul 2020 (2 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has joined the UK Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (UKWISPA) trade body, which the organisation says is helping to show that the regulator is “recognising fixed wireless as a mainstream broadband service to the public.”


22nd Jul 2020 (20 Comments)

Yesterday’s debate on the forthcoming Agriculture Bill 2019-21 saw the House of Lords being told, by non-affiliated life peer Lord Holmes of Richmond, that some of the farmers he knows have such poor access to internet connectivity that they “have to go to McDonald’s to get broadband coverage.“

bt smart hub 2 router front

22nd Jul 2020 (44 Comments)

UK ISP BT has informed ISPreview.co.uk that they’re “urgently working to resolve” a bug on their Smart Hub 2 (SH2) broadband router, which seems to affect the speed profiles for some of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) subscribers and can result in customers seeing significantly slower than expected results.

london tube train network rail tfl uk

22nd Jul 2020 (2 Comments)

Transport for London (TfL) has today awarded Capita the contract to design and roll-out key parts of a new 4G (mobile) based Emergency Services Network (ESN) throughout the London Underground, which will be used by the police, fire, rescue and ambulance teams to communicate during any incidents that may require their attention.

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