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ISP News Archives for May 2021


31st May 2021 (13 Comments)

In a new interview AVM, which is a well-known German manufacturer of home networking products (e.g. FRITZ!Box broadband routers for UK ISPs), has spoken to ISPreview.co.uk about how they’re responding to some of the year’s biggest challenges – from COVID-19 to 6GHz WiFi and a global shortage of semiconductor chips etc.

30th May 2021 (76 Comments)

What do you do when a Government’s network availability checker says you can get a fixed “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) service, even though you cannot? Questions like this crop up from time-to-time in our inbox, so we’ve decided to take a look at one example from Scotland in order to highlight the issues it can cause.

29th May 2021 (34 Comments)

In this short article we attempt to clear up some of the confusion over ISP choices on Openreach’s new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) network, which usually occurs once people realise that it’s not yet available from all the UK market’s internet providers.


28th May 2021 (10 Comments)

Lincolnshire-based ISP Lightspeed Broadband, which is building a new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the East of England as part a £300m project (here), has today announced that it will be creating its new headquarters at Fulney Hall, an 18th century Grade II listed building, in the market town of Spalding.

28th May 2021 (98 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today announced that, as a result of the BT Group raising their rollout target for 1Gbps+ Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP technology, they now expect to reach 6.2 million UK premises across rural villages and market towns (up from the previous target of 3.2m) by December 2026.


28th May 2021 (28 Comments)

Full fibre broadband ISP Truespeed, which is currently building a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across rural areas of South West England (here), has been criticised by a number of customers for their questionable approach to WiFi security, as well as other access restrictions on their bundled router.

community fibre

27th May 2021 (16 Comments)

London broadband ISP CommunityFibre, which is currently building a 3Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to cover a good chunk of the UK’s capital city, has launched a new “COVID-19 recovery” package that will give those on “welfare benefits” an unlimited 10Mbps (symmetric) connection at just £10 per month for 12-months.


27th May 2021 (22 Comments)

UK ISP Giganet (M12 Solutions) has today announced that their gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband service on CityFibre’s network is being expanded to add another 22 cities and towns, which will bring their total coverage of that platform to 27. The operator has also added some new locations to their own fibre build.

virgin media red broadband logo

27th May 2021 (16 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s mobile base (Virgin Mobile), which is currently in the process of finishing up an MVNO platform transition from EE (BT) to Vodafone, have been notified by the operator of an impending 1.5% price rise that will hit them on 1st July 2021.


27th May 2021 (4 Comments)

O2 has revealed that they’re expecting a 4G and 5G “surge in mobile data [broadband] traffic along the UK’s main motorways this bank holiday,” with 77% of survey respondents saying they’ll rely on mobile devices to keep passengers entertained. Over a third of cars on the roads will also have over 3 mobile devices at any time.

26th May 2021 (3 Comments)

A new Solihull-based network builder called Tiger Fibre has emerged with plans to deploy their own gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across homes and businesses in some as yet unspecified parts of the United Kingdom, albeit focusing upon poorly served areas.

5g signal

26th May 2021 (21 Comments)

Mobile benchmarking firm RootMetrics has today published a new report that examines the mobile broadband download speeds and availability of 5G networks across EE, O2, Vodafone and Three UK in four recently tested cities during the first half of 2021 – Birmingham, Bristol, Coventry, and London.


26th May 2021 (0 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) will today reintroduce their £2m SME support scheme, which pledges to give 100 small UK businesses £20,000 worth of TV advertising across Sky Media’s channels and a free 12-month “superfast business broadband” and digital phone package via their new B2B ISP Sky Connect.


25th May 2021 (1 Comment)

The Scottish Government‘s (SG) 4G Infill Programme (S4GI), which via WHP Telecoms aims to improve rural mobile voice and broadband coverage by building new mast sites (mostly tackling notspots across the Highlands and Islands), has been given a £3.75m boost to construct a further 12 masts.

25th May 2021 (10 Comments)

Rural focused UK broadband ISP Gigaclear has today announced that they intend to deploy their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across 4,300 premises in Ascot, and a further 4,400 properties in the village of Sunninghill (Berkshire). But they’ll need to fend off altnet rivals Zzoomm, and possibly also Trooli.

bt sport 2020

25th May 2021 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT UK has this afternoon informed us that their BTSport TV (IPTV) video streaming app has launched a beta of their “timeline” feature for large screens. On top of that their app has now also become available via Netgem’s HD and 4K set-top-boxes, which are often sold by rival broadband providers.

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25th May 2021 (17 Comments)

CityFibre has reached a new blanket wayleave (legal land / property access) agreement with the New Gorbals Housing Association, which will enable their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network to be extended across 4,500 social housing properties on the south side of Glasgow in Scotland.

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