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28th Feb 2022 (3 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today proposed to make the upper 6GHz radio spectrum band (6425-7070MHz) available to Shared Access Licences for low-power, indoor use. But the move raises questions over the future use of this band to help improve 5G and WiFi performance, which has not yet been ruled out.


28th Feb 2022 (1 Comment)

The Fastershire broadband project is starting to make a new Digital Household Grant (DHG) available to homes in some rural parts of South Herefordshire (i.e. those that were originally due to receive FTTP broadband via UK ISP Gigaclear), which will enable them to help cover the installation cost of an “interim broadband solution.”

Ogi and O'Connor Utilities FTTP Engineer

28th Feb 2022 (2 Comments)

Civil engineering firm O’Connor Utilities (OCU Group Limited), which among other things is helping a number of operators to build full fibre broadband ISP networks across the UK (Netomnia, CityFibre, Ogi etc.), has today announced the acquisition of telecom installation service provider FKS (UK) Limited.

Hyperoptic UK Engineers Training 2022

28th Feb 2022 (11 Comments)

City-focused broadband ISP Hyperoptic, which is backed by global investment firm KKR, has today confirmed that their alternative “full fibre” (FTTP/B) network has now covered over 750,000 UK premises. The operator has also set a new target of covering 2 million homes by the end of 2023.

Bundle of optical fibers with lights in the ends lay on keyboard.

27th Feb 2022 (2 Comments)

The North Lanarkshire Council in Scotland has announced that up to £150 million could be spent as part of an “initial” 15-year deal with ISP Commsworld, which will work to create lots of free public WiFi networks and to upgrade local public sector sites to gigabit broadband connectivity. Local homes and businesses may also benefit.


25th Feb 2022 (20 Comments)

The previous offer of a £20K reward to help catch those responsible for a string of copper cable thefts in rural Cambridgeshire (England) has not been effective, yet. Openreach’s (BT) network in the county has again been hit by the crime, which saw 3.4km of underground cable stolen and broadband disrupted for 3,000 properties.

mobile smartphone and uk sim card sizes

25th Feb 2022 (17 Comments)

Mobile and broadband ISPs Vodafone UK, O2 and Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Three UK, BT (inc. Plusnet and EE), Ogi, Giffgaff and Sipgate have today responded, separately, to the absolutely horrific events being seen in Ukraine over the past few days by giving their customers free calls and roaming to the country.

4th Utility FTTP Engineers

25th Feb 2022 (7 Comments)

UK ISP 4th Utility is now ramping up their rollout of a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to include existing homes (SDU) and large residential blocks (MDU). Until now the operator has tended to only focus on new builds (plus commercial properties) and will soon have passed 36,000 homes.

Netomnia engineer up telegraph pole

25th Feb 2022 (10 Comments)

UK ISP YouFibre has today announced that the first customers can now connect to their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the South Lanarkshire (Scotland) town of East Kilbride, which comes only a short time after the provider’s network partner (Netomnia) began their build in the area.

Sky Mobile UK

25th Feb 2022 (3 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today announced that they’re implementing JT‘s Fraud Protection Services (FPS) on their Sky Mobile service, which will introduce additional security measures to help protect customers that are carrying out financial transactions on their mobile device.

Censorship and forbidden speech warning sign uk internet

25th Feb 2022 (29 Comments)

The Government has today confirmed that they will add two new duties to the Online Safety Bill (OSB), which will act to crackdown on the anonymous online abuse that occurs on the largest social networks. The wider bill also tasks Ofcom with tackling “harmful” internet content through website bans, fines and other sanctions.

Engineers Over Fibre Chamber Openreach 2022

24th Feb 2022 (0 Comments)

The state aid supported Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) broadband rollout programme has today issued an update on their £6m Fibre Extension Programme (FEP) contract with Openreach, which was originally due to complete by the end of 2021 but is still ongoing and has been extended to cover a further 100 homes.

ISPA UK ISP Awards Logo 2021

24th Feb 2022 (0 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has just started their annual hunt for the best ISPs and internet companies as part of preparation for their forthcoming 2022 awards event, which has this year refreshed its various categories to reflect the rapidly changing market via 7 new or revised awards.

Virgin Media O2 Engineer Working Inside FTTP Cabinet

24th Feb 2022 (1 Comment)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (VMO2) has today confirmed that their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network has, for the first time, been made available to over 17,000 homes in the Cricklewood area of London. Some 3,000 homes in Castleford (West Yorkshire) have also been added.

Swish Fibre ONT and Engineer

24th Feb 2022 (4 Comments)

UK ISP Swish Fibre, which is deploying a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover 250,000 premises across the Home Counties of England, has today given a brief progress update on their build and appointed Nigel Sudell to their Senior Leadership Team, as Chief Integration Officer (CIO).

Hyperoptic UK Broadband ISP 2015 Logo

23rd Feb 2022 (0 Comments)

Full fibre ISP Hyperoptic, which is building a gigabit-capable broadband (FTTP/B) network across parts of 57 UK towns and cities (mostly large residential buildings and office blocks), has announced the appointment of industry vet James Fredrickson to be its new Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs.

world broadband connectivity

23rd Feb 2022 (9 Comments)

The 2022 Internet Accessibility Index has just been published by comparison site Broadband Choices, which ranks 164 countries and territories on the quality of their broadband and mobile infrastructure to find the world’s most connected countries. Overall, the United Kingdom managed to jump from 6th to 4th place this year.

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