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17th Aug 2020 (4 Comments)

London-centric broadband ISP CommunityFibre are today expected to launch a new promotion on their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based packages in the city, which will give new customers an additional £5 off their monthly rental for the first 12 months of service.

16th Aug 2020 (9 Comments)

Earlier this year F&W Networks, supported by retail UK ISP division Hey!Broadband, began to deploy a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network (here) to cover 5,000 premises around the town centre of Horsham (West Sussex). The good news is that they’re extending this to another 10,000 homes.

15th Aug 2020 (0 Comments)

The Action Against 5G mobile group, which holds to a widely debunked conspiracy theory that “radio-frequency radiation from masts and wireless devices puts health and life at risk“, has crowd-funded £105K to hire barrister Michael Mansfield QC in order to take legal action against the UK Government to stop the roll-out.

15th Aug 2020 (14 Comments)

Scientists at the Optical Networks division of University College London (UCL) have successfully used experimental “hybrid discrete Raman and rare-earth doped fibre amplifiers” to achieve a record single core, single mode fibre throughput (net) speed of 178.08 Terabits per second over a distance of 40km.

starlink user terminal SpaceX

15th Aug 2020 (44 Comments)

The original promise of “fibre-like” broadband speeds from SpaceX’s future mega constellation of small Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Starlink satellites may not materialise. A leak of early speedtests from beta customers in the USA point to “superfast” (30Mbps+), but not “ultrafast” (100Mbps+), levels of performance. Fine.. but not “fibre“.

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15th Aug 2020 (0 Comments)

A new research paper on the future Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be Extremely High Throughput) standard, which won’t be commercialised until late 2024, has revealed a lot more detail about what sort of technical features we can expect. Peak wireless speeds of 30Gpbs (Gigabits per second) and even lower latency are top of that list.

14th Aug 2020 (0 Comments)

The Mobile UK trade body, which represents Three UK, Vodafone, O2 and EE (BT), has called on the Government to accelerate their softening of mobile planning laws, which comes after a new survey found that 59% of business would be helped by “enhanced mobile coverage and data capacity” as part of their COVID-19 recovery.

14th Aug 2020 (44 Comments)

On the 10th September 2020 Openreach (BT) will make their new ‘Premium Connection’ service available to broadband ISPs that sell their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service, which costs £40 +vat more than the standard engineer install and in turn gives consumers a wider choice of installation activities.

14th Aug 2020 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Pine Media, which recently revealed that the roll-out of their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network will be extended to cover 50,000 premises in the city of Sheffield (here), has revealed that they’re now going to extend this into rural parts of South Yorkshire and neighbouring Derbyshire.

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13th Aug 2020 (0 Comments)

The way we all use UK landline phone and mobile calling services is changing and as a result Ofcom are today proposing changes to their regulation via the new Wholesale Voice Markets Review 2021-26 (WVMR), which among other things will set new caps on call termination charges and deregulate other areas.

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13th Aug 2020 (6 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has launched a new “BT Sport in a Box” package for their Pay Monthly customers, which costs £45 and includes 3 months’ access to the BTSport TV app with inclusive data, 3 months large screen access and an inclusive Google Chromecast (worth c.£75) “so that they can watch every game on their TV at home.”

gigaclear rural path fibre optic broadband

13th Aug 2020 (10 Comments)

Rural fibre optic broadband ISP Gigaclear has announced that they are to recruit 120 new, full-time engineers into their in-house team by the end of March 2021. The move is intended to support the on-going deployment of their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across more of England.

13th Aug 2020 (7 Comments)

At present many homes in the Chalke Valley (Wiltshire, England) suffer from slow fixed broadband speeds and extremely weak mobile signals, but a new Government funded community project – Ch4lke Mobile – is finally starting to change that by building their own 4G and 5G based mobile broadband network.

onecom boss

13th Aug 2020 (2 Comments)

Hampshire-based business broadband provider Onecom, which last year secured a £100m funding package from LDC and Ares Management Corporation (here), is going on the hunt for acquisitions to boost their growth and the first of those is rival ISP Glamorgan Telecom, which operates in the South West and South Wales.

disconnected internet broadband

13th Aug 2020 (1 Comment)

A new Opinium based survey from Uswitch.com, which questioned a “nationally representative” sample of 4,003 UK adults between 24th to 27th July 2020, has claimed that 4.7 million people suffered a “broadband outage” lasting more than 3 hours in the past year and this cost the economy some £1.5bn.

12th Aug 2020 (24 Comments)

As the heatwave starts to breakdown we’ve begun to see a growing number of “severe” thunderstorms strike across the UK, some of which have already caused damage to telecoms infrastructure. At present the worst incident has occurred in Edinburgh after a telephone exchange was flooded, but more storms are forecast.

12th Aug 2020 (4 Comments)

Over the past few weeks criminal gangs have conducted a series of thefts (Metal Thefts) of copper telecoms cable in East London, which has disrupted broadband ISP and phone connectivity on Openreach’s (BT) UK network for those living closest to the incidents. As usual a reward of £1,000 is being offered to help catch the thieves.

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