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ISP News Archives for September 2021


30th Sep 2021 (0 Comments)

The Comms Council UK (formerly ITSPA), which represents the United Kingdom’s Unified Communications and Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) phone industry, has today published the winners of their annual 2021 Awards event.

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30th Sep 2021 (4 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media UK (VMO2) has today announced that 20,000 premises in Wrexham (North Wales) can now gain access to their gigabit-capable network, with further expansion planned for 2022. The operator has so far invested some £12m into the local rollout.

openreach 2017 engineer jacket

30th Sep 2021 (50 Comments)

Ofcom looks set to stoke anger among alternative UK network (AltNets) builders after the regulator today flatly rejected their concerns over Openreach’s “Equinox” offer, which will introduce a “major” price cut (details) to the incumbents wholesale Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband products for ISPs.


30th Sep 2021 (15 Comments)

First they launched it, then they “put a short pause” on the deployment and said it was just a trial, before adding that it would arrive in “early 2021“, which in January 2021 became “later this year” (here). Mobile operator Three UK has now indicated that eSIM support for 4G and 5G handsets will not arrive until 2022.


29th Sep 2021 (7 Comments)

Mobile operator iD Mobile (Dixons Carphone) has apologised to 24,000 of their UK customers after a billing fail resulted in them sending out an “outstanding balance notification in error,” which warned recipients that their service would be “suspended until the full outstanding balance has been paid.”


29th Sep 2021 (17 Comments)

A number of reports today have claimed that TalkTalk will, effective from October 2021, partner up with Netgem TV to offer their UK home broadband customers access to a new set-top-box for premium TV (IPTV) services, but only those on their “ultrafast broadband” (e.g. FTTP) plans will be able to take it.

29th Sep 2021 (0 Comments)

Wireless broadband ISP Boundless Networks has today become the latest provider to hop on to CityFibre’s growing national UK Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which will see them sell related packages – via their Boundless Internet retail brand – to premises in and around the Harrogate, Knaresborough, Leeds and Ripon areas.


29th Sep 2021 (11 Comments)

Opensignal’s latest Q3 2021 Mobile Network Experience Report, which uses crowd-sourced data to measure the 4G and 5G (mobile broadband) performance of all four primary operators (EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three UK) to determine which delivers the best service, has given most of the awards to EE. Except when only looking at 5G.

fibre optic broadband and ethernet network cable

29th Sep 2021 (1 Comment)

Telecoms giant Vodafone has teamed-up with Benu Networks, Casa Systems, Cisco and Nokia to conduct a “world first” multi-vendor test of TR-459, which reflects a new open architecture standard for the Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) that could make it “quicker and easier” to deliver faster fixed broadband services to customers.

Lit Fibre Engineers Working Near Pavement Chamber

29th Sep 2021 (12 Comments)

Lit Fibre (formerly Broadreach Networks), which aims to deploy a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to reach 500,000 UK homes by 2026, is now connecting their first customers in Wiltshire (England) and today confirmed that two towns – Cirencester and Bishop’s Stortford – will be the next to benefit.

copper cable pile

29th Sep 2021 (3 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) are offering a reward of up to £20,000 – via Crimestoppers – for information that results in the conviction of those responsible for a string of copper telecoms (broadband and phone) cable thefts in Essex (England), which have recently plagued parts of Roothing, Epping and Harlow.

talktalk uk broadband isp 2020

29th Sep 2021 (10 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has banned a TV and email advert for ISP TalkTalk’s home broadband packages, which occurred after they were found to have misleadingly pledged “no mid-contract rises” on supposedly “fixed” price plans, only to later increase their prices during the fixed contract period.


29th Sep 2021 (2 Comments)

UK ISP YouFibre has announced that the first customers can now connect to their new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the two towns of Barrow-in-Furness (Cumbria) and Houghton-le-Spring (Tyne and Wear), which has been built by network partner Netomnia.

vodafone cityfibre ftth cable reels

28th Sep 2021 (0 Comments)

Norfolk-based broadband ISP InTouch Systems, which also runs two fixed wireless providers – ITSwisp and WiSpire, has today become the latest internet provider to hop on to CityFibre’s growing Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) platform – starting with their networks in Lowestoft and Norwich.

CityFibre Enginers Over Trench

28th Sep 2021 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder CityFibre has today expanded their existing “strategic alliance” with Bechtel, which already helps the operator to manage their huge infrastructure deployment projects. The move formalises a 5-year extension to the existing partnership.


28th Sep 2021 (15 Comments)

Mobile operator giffgaff has informed UK customers that they’re going to be boosting the data (mobile broadband) allowances across most of their 4G and ultrafast 5G based “golden goodybag” plans from 22nd October 2021, which will be applied to both new and existing customers at no extra cost.


28th Sep 2021 (49 Comments)

More details are starting to leak our way as Sky UK (Sky Broadband) get closer to taking the wraps off their future TV via internet connection (instead of a satellite dish) service. We now understand that the Sky over IP (SoIP) service will launch as part of an integrated QLED TV product line (pictured), called Sky Glass.

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