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30th Dec 2022 (18 Comments)

The UK Government is in the process of publishing the King’s New Year Honours List for 2023, which sees Brendan Dick, the former Director of BT in Scotland (2006-18) and former Chair of Openreach’s Scotland Board (2018-21), picking up an OBE for services to telecommunications in Scotland. But he’s not alone.

Stix Internet ISP Van and Engineer Northern Fibre

30th Dec 2022 (0 Comments)

Network operator Northern Fibre, which is a sub-brand of UK wireless broadband ISP Stix Internet, have continued to expand the rollout of their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across rural parts of Yorkshire and has now gone live in several more villages.

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30th Dec 2022 (0 Comments)

New customers signing up to broadband ISPs TalkTalk or EE may like to know that both have separately launched some early January Sale style promotions on their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) packages, which add another discount to some monthly rentals and throws in the odd bonus.

Home Phone and UK Broadband VoIP Services

30th Dec 2022 (70 Comments)

A growing number of UK consumers are planning to move their home phone service away from their fixed line broadband provider and on to a dedicated Voice-over-IP (VoIP) provider, which may save money and give you one less thing to worry about when switching ISP. We take a quick look at the options and challenges involved.


29th Dec 2022 (2 Comments)

SpaceX has launched its first somewhat experimental batch of 54 second generation (GEN2) Starlink Block v2.0 satellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO), which may include a number of improvements to hopefully boost broadband speeds (capacity), coverage, network reliability and deliver mobile phone services from space.

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29th Dec 2022 (35 Comments)

Once again, we’re ending this year by taking a look back to see how the United Kingdom’s position, at least in terms of the top 50 fastest countries for both fixed broadband ISP and mobile (4G, 5G) data speeds, has changed since 2021. The UK fell from 35th to 44th for mobile and from 50th to 56th for fixed lines.

copper vs fibre optic openreach engineer

28th Dec 2022 (61 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach has notified UK broadband ISPs about a new Complex to Fibre (C2F) trial, which could result in some copper-line based customers being given a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service in situations where it’s available and repairing the existing copper line would be too complex / costly.


28th Dec 2022 (2 Comments)

Telecommunications focused civil engineering firm Circet has announced the acquisition of Qube GB, which describes itself as an “in-home telecom maintenance specialist” that provides engineering services to UK broadband ISPs likes BT, TalkTalk, Sky Broadband and are also expanding their services for alternative full fibre networks.

Price Hikes in UK Telecoms and Broadband

28th Dec 2022 (49 Comments)

As if 2022 wasn’t already devastating enough for the UK cost-of-living, the annual price hikes season is about to hit again for customers of the largest broadband ISPs and mobile operators, which for the second year running is expected to be driven by another huge increase in inflation. Expect hikes of around 14% or more.

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27th Dec 2022 (20 Comments)

As another year passes, ISPreview.co.uk has taken a look back over the past 12 months to see how the average UK broadband download and upload speeds have changed across the fastest nationally available fixed line ISPs, mobile operators and Starlink (satellite provider). Suffice to say, there’s been a huge performance jump between 2021 and 2022.

Audit Scotland Map R100 Contract LOTs

26th Dec 2022 (35 Comments)

A new Freedom-of-Information (FoI) request has revealed that the Scottish Government‘s £600m Reaching 100% (R100) project with Openreach (BT), which is extending fixed “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) across rural parts of the country (predominantly via FTTP), is now not expected to reach full completion until March 2028.

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24th Dec 2022 (28 Comments)

A new survey of over 3,000 UK people has revealed that Virgin Media is the top broadband ISP and mobile operator for haggling, which reveals how much success consumers have had in getting a cheaper price from providers by negotiating with their retentions department.

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23rd Dec 2022 (11 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today followed the earlier announcements from EE and Vodafone by confirming that their 4G (mobile broadband) network is also now live across six new stations on the London Underground (tube) network (here), covering parts of both the Central and Northern lines.


22nd Dec 2022 (7 Comments)

The company behind fixed wireless broadband ISP Bluewave (Bluewave Communications Cymru), which serves rural premises across parts of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire in Wales with claimed download speeds of “up to” 40Mbps for £29.99 per month, has this month entered voluntary liquidation.

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22nd Dec 2022 (38 Comments)

Broadband ISP and network builder Ogi, which is investing £200 million to build a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across 150,000 premises in Wales by 2025, has today become the first internet provider in the UK to deploy Nokia’s 25G PON technology commercially.


22nd Dec 2022 (5 Comments)

Lincolnshire-based UK ISP LightSpeed Broadband, which is rolling out a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to 200,000 premises across the East of England (rising to 1 million by the end of 2025), has appointed Jason Coward to be its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) as it continues with a shake-up of senior management.


22nd Dec 2022 (0 Comments)

Network builder Fibrus, which is deploying a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) networks across parts of both Northern Ireland and the North of England, has been awarded four key accreditations, including the ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certifications for health and safety, environmental and quality management.

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