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vfast orbital net van

7th Jun 2021 (0 Comments)

Orbital Net (Vfast), which operates its own Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network in various parts of England, has finally started to deploy their own gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in rural parts of Kent and Sussex. The work is being supported by a multi-million pound investment from Mobeus.

pound_sterling_broadband_voucher

6th Jun 2021 (5 Comments)

The UK Government’s new rural-focused Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is said to have faced “significant challenges” due to issues with the stability of its website, which DCMS told ISPs had resulted in temporary site outages and “issues with automated supplier payments and reporting.” But only “some users” were affected.

opensignal_app_logo

5th Jun 2021 (18 Comments)

Opensignal, which uses crowd-sourced data to benchmark mobile broadband networks across the world, has published an updated comparison of 5G performance across Europe and the Middle East (EMEA). The UK scored an average download of 121.4Mbps (13.8Mbps upload), which is roughly half what the top performers deliver.

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openreach uk phone exchange engineer 2021

5th Jun 2021 (40 Comments)

Openreach and BT (BTWholesale) have posted a useful and highly informative new video that cuts out the usual cosmetics in order to offer watchers an engineer’s eye-view style tour of how their new gigabit-capable UK Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network is delivered – all the way from the exchange to the home.

6g air fibre

4th Jun 2021 (6 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP 6G Internet (IX Wireless), which despite the name is not connected to the future 6G mobile standard, has today announced the launch of a new “game changing” gigabit broadband network across the Lancashire (England) town of Blackburn. The provider also aspires to cover another 250,000 UK premises this year and 4 million by 2025.

British sterling one pound coin currency

4th Jun 2021 (12 Comments)

A new survey from the Citizens Advice agency has estimated that 2.5 million people are “behind” on paying their broadband ISP bills and 700,000 have fallen into the red during the COVID-19 crisis. The charity is thus calling on more providers to launch cheaper social tariffs.

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ofcom uk telecoms regulator

4th Jun 2021 (9 Comments)

After a long investigation, Ofcom claims to have found “reasonable grounds for believing” that two little-known UK broadband ISPs – Met Technologies (Met Plus Telecom and Millenium Talk) and Guaranteed Telecom (Zoom Telecom) – may have switched a number of consumers to their service without permission (SLAMMING).

bt broadband logo official

4th Jun 2021 (16 Comments)

UK ISP BT Consumer has today announced that they’re re-introducing 12-month contract terms as an option for new customers, although naturally you can expect to pay a few £ pounds more for these every month than their current headline deals, which sit on much longer 24-month terms.

hyperoptic 1gbps car broadband

4th Jun 2021 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Hyperoptic, which is deploying a gigabit speed “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband network to large residential buildings (MDUs), office blocks and houses in cities, has reached a new agreement to rollout their service to the social housing residents of Waltham Forest Council in East London.

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ee_5g_balloon

4th Jun 2021 (44 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today announced that they’ve upgraded the mobile data (broadband) capacity of their 4G network in many of the UK’s “most popular coastal locations“, in anticipation of a bumper “staycation summer“. On top of that, they’ve also switched-on ultrafast 5G in 9 similar locations.

BT-TV-Box-Pro

4th Jun 2021 (44 Comments)

After a long wait, UK ISP BT has today finally announced the launch of a new set-top-box for their broadband-based Pay TV (IPTV) service – TV Box Pro, which among other things will finally add WiFi and High Dynamic Range (HDR) video support. But you’ll need a wait for the wireless networking to be ready.

4th Jun 2021 (4 Comments)

Alternative network ISP Truespeed, which is supported by £75m from Aviva Investors, has confirmed that they’ve started work on their build of a new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the Somerset city of Bath, which will also include the surrounding areas of Keynsham, Saltford and South Widcombe.

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3rd Jun 2021 (2 Comments)

CityFibre UK has today confirmed that they’ve started work on their new £21m project to build a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across the cathedral city of Worcester in Worcestershire (England), which is home to a population of over 100,000.

BT Street Hub 2.0 kiosk

3rd Jun 2021 (7 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has announced that they’re launching the next generation (v2.0) of their smart Street Hub WiFi kiosks (formerly InLinkUK), which will be installed in various urban areas and can now also be used to boost 4G and 5G mobile signals via the inclusion of small cells. You also get ultrafast WiFi, just as before.

house prices and broadband speed

3rd Jun 2021 (11 Comments)

A new Opinium survey from Uswitch, which was conducted with 2,003 people who moved house in the last 5 years (surveyed between 11th to 17th May 2021), has estimated that more than 1 million Britons who moved in the last year waited 8 days on average for their broadband ISP to be connected.

hyperoptic site-wide wifi

2nd Jun 2021 (6 Comments)

City-focused UK broadband ISP Hyperoptic has launched a new “Site-Wide Wi-Fi” solution for the Build-to-Rent (BTR) market, which for example means that residents in a particular area or large residential building could seamlessly roam around the development with their devices while continuing to stay connected via WiFi.

kcom engineer working on telegraph pole

2nd Jun 2021 (0 Comments)

Hull-based UK ISP KCOM has today added a small batch of new communities to their ongoing rollout of a new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, which forms part of their wider £100 million investment drive.

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