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23rd Sep 2021 (15 Comments)

Rural broadband ISP Gigaclear, which aims to build their gigabit Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to cover 500,000 UK properties by 2023, has published their annual accounts to 31st December 2020 and revealed that their network passes 175,000 properties (up 46K since 2019), as well as 36,000 customers (up 49%).

23rd Sep 2021 (0 Comments)

Wireless and full fibre UK ISP Voneus, which is backed by Macquarie Capital, has continued to expand its operations in South Wales by acquiring IRG Computers, which is the company behind ResQNet – a wireless internet provider that serves rural areas across parts of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and the Swansea Valleys.

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23rd Sep 2021 (3 Comments)

Business focused UK ISP Connectus has announced that their gigabit-capable broadband and Ethernet network has now been deployment to serve up to 50 businesses on the Bolesworth Estate in Cheshire, which specifically reflects the rural Chowley Oak Business Park within that estate.

Signal tower service concept

22nd Sep 2021 (6 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme has recently extended its Mobile Boost Scheme, which aims to improve 4G mobile (mobile broadband and voice) coverage in rural parts of the two counties by offering vouchers worth up to £1,200 toward the cost of an indoor mobile signal booster from a registered supplier.

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22nd Sep 2021 (22 Comments)

Rural broadband provider Gigaclear, which has already built a gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across 230,000 premises in England, has launched a “new” 500Mbps package and until 30th September 2021 this will be discounted to just £27 per month for 18 months (£59 thereafter).

connected britain award

22nd Sep 2021 (0 Comments)

The Connected Britain Awards 2021 (Total Telecom) event last night revealed the winners of this year’s competition, which for example saw broadband ISP Hyperoptic pick up the win for the “Broadband Provider of the Year” category and CityFibre take home the “Project Rollout Award“.

22nd Sep 2021 (1 Comment)

UK ISP Wessex Internet, which is currently building a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to rural homes and businesses in Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and Wiltshire (Southern England), has announced that they intend to create another 100 jobs in the region to help boost their rollout.

ethernet optical fibre

22nd Sep 2021 (0 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has now recovered after last week suffering from a serious “intermittent system failure” that impacted several of their systems, which just so happened to be “critical” for processing Ethernet / Dark Fibre provision orders and Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) requests by AltNet broadband ISPs.

netgear nighthark r7000

22nd Sep 2021 (0 Comments)

A large number of NETGEARs broadband and WiFi routers have been left vulnerable to a new Remote Code Execution (RCE) exploit, which works by allowing a hacker to manipulate the update process for each device’s Circle Smart Parental Control Service in order to gain control of the router.

o2 uk mobile sim

22nd Sep 2021 (11 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (VMO2) has had one of its press adverts banned by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after rival EE (BT) complained that it misleadingly made a claim of being “Britain’s Best for Coverage,” which was based on flaky feedback from a consumer survey, rather than objective technical evidence.

21st Sep 2021 (0 Comments)

ITS Technology, which is currently busy deploying a number of full fibre broadband and Ethernet networks across the UK (aka – the ‘Faster Britain‘ project), has apparently “unlocked a vast programme of work” after collaborating with law firm Trenches Law in order to improve their progress.

21st Sep 2021 (0 Comments)

Alternative network ISPs Netomnia, Wildanet and Alncom have all confirmed that they’ve chosen ADTRAN’s 10Gbps capable XGS-PON solutions to help supply their respective deployments of a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across different parts of England.

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21st Sep 2021 (12 Comments)

Last week’s cabinet reshuffle saw Matt Warman MP being somewhat unexpectedly sacked from the role of ‘Minister for Digital Infrastructure‘ within the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). Replacements are normally appointed within 24-48 hours, but six long days have nearly passed without any clarity.

Internet Download High Speed Concept Illustration. 1 Gbps in Focus. Global Broadband Networks Speed 3D.

21st Sep 2021 (34 Comments)

The latest data update from Thinkbroadband has estimated that 50.23% of properties in the United Kingdom now have access to take a fixed gigabit-capable (1000Mbps+) broadband ISP connection, which is up from 41.72% in July 2021 and largely reflects the impact from Virgin Media’s (VMO2) recent DOCSIS 3.1 upgrades.

21st Sep 2021 (13 Comments)

Last month we reported that the UK Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit programme was threatening to disrupt B4RN’s rollout of a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in rural parts of Cumbria and Northumberland. The good news is that Tim Farron, Lib Dem MP, has secured a parliamentary debate on the issue.

Connexin Engineer Next to Van

20th Sep 2021 (9 Comments)

Fixed wireless broadband ISP Connexin last year revealed that they were looking to deploy their own Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the North of England (here). The provider has now confirmed that they’re investing £80m to “[end] the broadband monopoly” in Hull and East Yorkshire (tacit reference to KCOM).

Virgin-Media-Plume-HomePass-WiFi

20th Sep 2021 (23 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) has today announced that they’re making Plume’s new HomePass smart home service available to all UK households (including those areas not yet covered by their network), which combines a WiFi 6 (802.11ax) based Mesh network boosting system with security features, such as Wi-Fi based motion detection.

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