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ISP News Archives for July 2022


30th Jul 2022 (31 Comments)

The seemingly endless campaign of copper cable thefts by increasingly brazen criminals has continued. The latest incident is one of the biggest so far, knocking out broadband and phone services for around 8,000 homes and businesses on Openreach’s (BT) UK network across Maidstone, Sutton Valance and Staplehurs in Kent.


30th Jul 2022 (13 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) has, over the past couple of weeks, begun to issue a new firmware update (v4.41) for their Virgin TV 360 service (platform), which introduces a number of cosmetic “improvements” to the Horizon software based User Interface (UI) and also some functional changes.

bt mobile

29th Jul 2022 (11 Comments)

Customers of both EE’s and BT’s mobile UK service will be able to enjoy it a bit more on Sunday this weekend after the operators announced that they were zero-rating data (mobile broadband) across their network this Sunday. The move is intended to celebrate the Women’s England vs. Germany UEFA European Championship final.

Virgin Media O2 Female Fibre Splicer

29th Jul 2022 (32 Comments)

The parents of Virgin Media (Liberty Global) and O2 (Telefonica), supported by InfraVia Capital Partners, have today announced the creation of a new Joint Venture (JV) to build an XGS-PON based and wholesale focused Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network that will cover “up to” 7 million additional UK homes.

Three UK Home Signal Box

29th Jul 2022 (18 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has begun to notify customers that their indoor 3G femtocell based signal booster device and service (‘Home Signal‘), which harnesses an existing fixed line broadband ISP connection to create its own indoor 3G mobile signal over a specific band, is to be “retired” on 5th September 2022.


29th Jul 2022 (54 Comments)

Up to 38,000 workers at national broadband and communications giant BT (including Openreach) are today beginning day one of their two-day national strike over pay (the first one since 1987), with the second due to take place on Monday next week. So far, BT has shown no sign of giving in to the pressure.

Paul Hellings - Jurassic Fibre CEO

28th Jul 2022 (7 Comments)

Exeter-based broadband ISP Jurassic Fibre, which is currently rolling out a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across South West England (Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and Dorset), has today announced the appointment of Paul Hellings to replace Michael Maltby in the position of CEO.

Giganet logo 2021

28th Jul 2022 (5 Comments)

UK ISP Giganet, which offers full fibre broadband services to homes and businesses via several platforms (e.g. Openreach, CityFibre and its own build network), has today launched a new wave of new Business FTTP and high capacity Ethernet products to the Channel market (i.e. telecoms resellers, MSPs and ISPs).

ee apple tv 4k

28th Jul 2022 (10 Comments)

Sky UK (Sky TV, Sky Broadband) appears to have quietly taken the beta tag off their popular Sky Go video streaming app for Apple TV devices, which means that regular customers of their Pay TV service should now be able to download and use it.

vodafone uk sim holder

28th Jul 2022 (5 Comments)

Mobile network operator Vodafone UK has today announced that they’ve reached the halfway point of their commitment to connect 1 million people, specifically those who are “experiencing digital exclusion“, by the end of 2022. Some 500,000 free mobile data (broadband) and calling SIMs have now been donated to the public.

virgin media uk engineers jacket

28th Jul 2022 (16 Comments)

Broadband ISP and mobile operator Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2) have published their joint Q2 2022 results, which saw fixed broadband reach 5,612,000 customers (up by 16,000 in Q2 2022 vs -1K in Q1) and their FTTP coverage reach another 114,000 premises. The fixed line network now covers 15.9m premises (54% of UK).


28th Jul 2022 (4 Comments)

The BT Group has published their Q1 2022/23 results to June 2022, which saw the coverage of Openreach’s gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network reach 7.957 million premises (up by a record of 763K in the quarter vs 752K last quarter). Meanwhile, EE’s 5G network now reaches 55% of the UK population.


28th Jul 2022 (14 Comments)

Network builders and broadband ISPs in the UK have confirmed that they’re also being affected by a shortage in optical fibre cables, which has caused significant delays to lead times on deliveries and pushed up prices of such cables by as much as 70% since March 2021. But contrary to some reports, the cable cost is not the main issue.

27th Jul 2022 (2 Comments)

Connectivity Services provider Aqua Comms has announced the completion of their work to deploy the Celtix-Connect 2 subsea fibre optic cable, which now runs between Ireland (Dublin), the Isle of Man and England (Blackpool). The move means more resilient and faster broadband for premises on the isle.

Money Pounds Savings for UK Homes

27th Jul 2022 (8 Comments)

Technical UK consultancy firm FarrPoint has estimated that the cost of household connectivity services (e.g. fixed broadband, phone and mobile) could rise by more than a third over the next 5 years. As usual, the proposed solution is to try shopping around for a better deal.

27th Jul 2022 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media Business UK (VMO2) has today announced that their wholesale division is working to deliver network services, including diverse Dark Fibre and optical high capacity services up to 100G, to customers across Proximity’s portfolio of regional colocation data centres.


27th Jul 2022 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP Truespeed, which is deploying a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across rural parts of South West England, has today announced that they’ve so far connected 300 businesses in the region to their new ultrafast broadband network.

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