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Connectus Group

31st Aug 2022 (0 Comments)

Business ISP and Managed Service Provider (MSP) Connectus has extended their gigabit-capable fibre optic network footprint to include two new Cheshire (England) business hubs in Canalside and Northwhich, as well as in the Southside area of Birmingham and at Woodside on the Wirral.

Pound money uk piggy bank savings image

31st Aug 2022 (32 Comments)

The CEO of ISP and mobile giant Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2), Lutz Schüler, has today joined growing calls for the UK government to provide more direct support during the cost-of-living crisis by cutting the rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) on cheaper social tariffs for home broadband and mobile services from 20% to 5%.


31st Aug 2022 (2 Comments)

Belfast-based UK ISP Fibrus, which is busy building a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across Northern Ireland and Northern England, has today announced that their network build has started in a second town in Cumbria – Kendal (this follows their initial build in Penrith).

CityFibre Engineer on Planning Tablet

31st Aug 2022 (6 Comments)

CityFibre has today announced that they’ll invest £14m to extend their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across the large market and commuter town of Wellingborough in North Northamptonshire (England), which is set to begin in October 2022.

Royal Caribbean Navigator-of-the-Seas Ship

31st Aug 2022 (7 Comments)

The Royal Caribbean Group, which operates luxury cruises from various ports around the world (e.g. Southampton in England), has announced that it is to become the first fleet in the cruise industry to adopt Starlink’s (SpaceX) new network of low-latency ultrafast broadband satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO).


31st Aug 2022 (10 Comments)

New data from mobile benchmarking firm Opensignal has looked at the mobile broadband network experience in rural and urban areas of the United Kingdom on 4G and 5G based networks, which naturally finds that rural areas suffer slower speeds. But the performance gap on 5G isn’t as big as we expected.

street cabinet fttc fibre broadband

31st Aug 2022 (8 Comments)

The state-aid backed Superfast North Yorkshire (SFNY) project has announced that Openreach (BT) have officially completed their fibre-based (FTTC and FTTP) deployment contract under the scheme, which has so far enabled more than 190,000 extra premises to access faster broadband speeds since 2021 (take-up is at 80%).

wightfibre street cabinet

30th Aug 2022 (21 Comments)

Broadband ISP WightFibre, which operates a network across the Isle of Wight – just off the South Coast of Hampshire in England, today claims to have become the first telecommunications operator in the UK to switch off their old copper network – beating KCOM, Virgin Media and Openreach (BT) to the punch.

Encrypted Computer Data

30th Aug 2022 (2 Comments)

The UK Government has announced that network providers (e.g. broadband ISPs and mobile operators) will become subject to new regulations – under the Telecommunications (Security) Act – from 1st Oct 2022, which aside from restricting the use of Huawei, will also impose changes to make networks safer from cyberattack.

telecommunication tower a falling signal on the city

30th Aug 2022 (1 Comment)

Broadband and mobile giant O2 (VMO2) has today announced that their early tests of Open Radio Access Network (OpenRAN or O-RAN) technology – supported by NEC and Rakuten Symphony – are now being extended to the field phase, which will see the activation of the first live sites in VMO2’s commercial mobile network.


30th Aug 2022 (11 Comments)

Network provider Netomnia (supported by UK ISP YouFibre) has today revealed more details about their planned rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in Middleton, Newbury, Folkestone and Dover – these form part of their recently announced build plan to 2023.

30th Aug 2022 (5 Comments)

The Government’s Building Digital UK (BDUK) programme has today published the latest quarterly Summer 2022 update for their £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout scheme, which reveals that they’ve launched new procurements in Hampshire and Shropshire, but are struggling in Staffordshire and Hertfordshire.


30th Aug 2022 (36 Comments)

Up to 38,000 of BT and Openreach’s unionised workers will today be heading back to hundreds of picket lines across the UK as they begin a second major national strike, which is part of an ongoing pay dispute. The strike, which will run through today and tomorrow, is expected to cause more delays to service provisions etc.


30th Aug 2022 (0 Comments)

The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced that the first subsidy contract under their new £5bn Project Gigabit broadband scheme has today been signed with ISP Wessex Internet, which is a smaller local supplier deal that will aim to reach 7,100 premises in rural parts of North Dorset (England).

Power Outage UK Telecoms

30th Aug 2022 (23 Comments)

The news media has recently been full of scare stories that warn of electricity “blackouts” and “energy rationing“, which they claim could potentially last for several days during the depths of winter. But if the worst were to occur, then how would broadband ISPs and mobile operators’ cope. We investigate.

money for broadband in uk homes

29th Aug 2022 (0 Comments)

The cost-of-living crisis is having a horrific impact on the UK and forcing many households into poverty, including those that would have previously been considered secure. But the good news is that a growing number of home broadband ISPs and mobile operators have launched a range of cheaper “social tariffs“.

28th Aug 2022 (30 Comments)

The CEO and Co-Founder of alternative network ISP Lit Fibre, Tom Williams, has today – as part of an exclusive interview with ISPreview.co.uk – provided a progress update on their UK roll-out of a new gigabit-capable full fibre broadband network and shared his perspective on the current market.

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