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ISP News Archives for October 2021


30th Oct 2021 (67 Comments)

The first of Sky’s customers recently began to receive the operator’s new Sky Glass TV product. But quite a few of the early adopters appear to be running into a variety of problems and bugs with the operator’s attempt at a Sky branded TV, which streams their content via your broadband ISP instead of a satellite dish.


29th Oct 2021 (1 Comment)

Pay TV solutions provider Netgem this week reported that the decision by Origin Broadband UK to appoint an administrator (here), which came after the ISP struggled to tackle over £20m in losses, resulted in the TV firm taking the decision to “write-off” some £422,000 (500,000 Euros) worth of “unpaid invoices“.

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29th Oct 2021 (1 Comment)

The Government’s Building Digital UK team has today published yet another new evaluation report, albeit this time into their Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) programme, which shows how the scheme has tried to spread more Dark Fibre networks across the country and foster a wider rollout of gigabit broadband.

29th Oct 2021 (8 Comments)

Alternative UK network provider County Broadband has today confirmed that they’ve finally started to build their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the Suffolk market town of Sudbury, which is home to a population of around 13,000.

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29th Oct 2021 (5 Comments)

The Government’s Building Digital UK team has today posted a new evaluation of the previous Superfast Broadband Programme (SFBB), which helped to boost the coverage of “superfast” (24-30Mbps+) ISP networks from c.76% (commercial) to around 97% of premises (i.e. an additional 5.5 million premises) across three phases.

29th Oct 2021 (21 Comments)

The UK Government’s Building Digital UK (BDUK) team has today published details on Phase 3 of their £5bn Project Gigabit rollout programme, which will in this phase work to extend 1Gbps capable broadband ISP networks to a further 570,000 premises in rural and semi-rural areas.


28th Oct 2021 (12 Comments)

Sky UK (Sky Broadband) has today announced that customers of their Sky Q TV and Sky Glass TV service and devices will, by the end of 2021, finally be able to get access to Apple TV+ content. NOW TV users in the UK will also be able to both sign-up and purchase any NOW Membership via the NOW app on Apple’s devices.


28th Oct 2021 (26 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today begun to rollout the new 700MHz band across their UK ultrafast 5G based mobile (mobile broadband) network. As part of this, they’re switching on “indoor 5G” at more than 50 sites across the United Kingdom, although they fail to name even one of them.

28th Oct 2021 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today announced that they’ve completed the installation and activation of their 4G (mobile broadband) based Emergency Services Network (ESN) in Glasgow’s Subway stations, connecting all 15 Subway stations to their network. But it’s not only the stations and emergency services that will benefit.

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28th Oct 2021 (1 Comment)

Broadband ISP and network builder Upp, which is investing £1bn to cover 1 million premises in East England with their gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network by 2025, has signed civil engineering firm makehappen to help support their existing rollout in the Norfolk area.

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28th Oct 2021 (10 Comments)

Ofcom has today published the outcome of their latest Hull Area Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26, which tends to largely influence what rules they set for KCOM’s dominant network in the Hull (East Yorkshire) area. The main changes this time reflect deregulation and a new Dark Fibre requirement.

28th Oct 2021 (6 Comments)

Just when you thought there were already enough alternative network (altnet) providers building gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband in the UK, along comes another one in the shape of WhyFibre, which plans to cover “underserved” parts of South England.

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28th Oct 2021 (0 Comments)

The latest research from Point Topic has found that world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 1.7% (20.66 million) in Q2 2021 to total 1.222 billion, but it also found that the quarterly growth rate of “full fibre” (FTTP/H/B) networks in the UK had fallen sharply to 14.8% in Q2 2021 after previously seeing consecutive increases.

28th Oct 2021 (34 Comments)

Some 40 residents of Ellis Road and Hinton Crescent in Southampton have criticised UK ISP Toob for extending a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network into the area via telegraph poles instead of underground infrastructure, which they view as an “eyesore” and safety hazard.

Parliament UK Building at Dusk in London 2021

27th Oct 2021 (15 Comments)

The Chancellor of the UK Government, Rishi Sunak MP, has today published his Autumn Budget 2021 statement – the second one this year – and sadly made no major new broadband announcements. But we did notice that a further £8m had been allocated to help 3,600 premises in north Scotland access “full fibre” broadband.

mobile mast uk in circle

27th Oct 2021 (8 Comments)

Ofcom has today approved an earlier proposal – requested by both Three UK and EE (BT) – to increase the permitted power output for the equipment that UK mobile operators use in the 800MHz band, which is expected to result in a small coverage improvement for the related 4G data (mobile broadband) and calling services.

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27th Oct 2021 (5 Comments)

New and upgrading customers who take one of EE‘s “Smart” 4G and 5G tablet, laptop or data SIM (mobile broadband) plans can now optionally choose from an additional Smart Benefit to add in the shape of Microsoft’s 365 Personal office software, which can be used on up to 5 devices across Windows, Mac OS, iOS and Android systems.

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