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ISP News Archives for April 2023


29th Apr 2023 (15 Comments)

Several of Virgin Media’s (VMO2) UK broadband ISP customers, both on their business and residential connections, have reported that the provider appears to be blocking or incorrectly routing calls to load the popular jQuery library (code.jquery.com) – this is used by many websites, including this one, for some processes.

Engineers working on Fibre Connection at Openreach-2023

29th Apr 2023 (56 Comments)

Sometimes the UK rollout of a new full fibre (FTTP) broadband ISP network in an area can be a bit of a roller coaster, which is something we’ve touched on a few times before (example). But today it’s the turn of Openreach, which recently seemed to suffer an almost comical level of difficult with deciding whether or not they’re even building.

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28th Apr 2023 (13 Comments)

Ofcom has today begun seeking feedback from the industry on the potential future adoption of Calling Line Identification (CLI) authentication, which – once the UK has fully transitioned to digital landlines – could be adopted as a new approach to detecting and blocking “spoofed” (fake) phone numbers.


27th Apr 2023 (46 Comments)

Fibre builder Netomnia – supported by UK ISP YouFibre – have today added 5 new locations to their rollout of a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which will ultimately expand their coverage to a further 218,000 premises in England and at an additional cost of £66 million.

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27th Apr 2023 (2 Comments)

UK-based global mobile operator Vodafone has today confirmed that their Interim Group CEO, Margherita Della Valle, has just been appointed as their permanent group CEO. She will also continue on as Group Chief Financial Officer until an external search for a new CFO is complete.

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27th Apr 2023 (12 Comments)

The latest Ofcom study of UK consumer complaints for Q4 2022 has, once again, named and shamed Shell Energy for attracting the most consumer moans about both home broadband and landline phone services, while BT did the same for Pay Monthly Mobile services and Virgin Media for Pay TV.


27th Apr 2023 (7 Comments)

Planning is reportedly underway for the next phase of the UK Government’s £5bn rural Project Gigabit broadband rollout scheme, which would see more public funding from the existing commitment being set aside to help reach digitally disadvantaged premises (remote and urban) that the initial scheme has so far been unable to tackle.

27th Apr 2023 (48 Comments)

Alternative network builder and UK ISP LightSpeed Broadband, which aspires to deploy a gigabit-capable full fibre (FTTP) network to cover 1 million premises across the East of England by 2026, has confirmed to ISPreview that some of their staff have been notified of redundancies in the future.

Ogi FTTP Street Cabinet on Crane

27th Apr 2023 (11 Comments)

Infracapital-backed broadband provider Ogi, which is investing £200m to build a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across 150,000 premises in rural parts of South Wales by 2025, has today added the communities of Tonyrefail and Tonypandy to their existing build plan in Rhondda Cynon Taff.

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26th Apr 2023 (1 Comment)

Mobile operator EE has successfully deployed two new 4G (mobile broadband) mobile masts at Rackwick (Hoy) and Stronsay on Orkney, one of north Scotland’s most remote island communities, as part of the Scottish Government’s £28.75m 4G Infill Programme (S4GI).

26th Apr 2023 (13 Comments)

Some operators of Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband ISP networks in the UK have expressed concern to ISPreview after Ofcom appeared to toughen their stance on the compliance of related hardware with their rules. Some providers fear this could effectively ban their kit, reduce choice in the market and push up costs.

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26th Apr 2023 (6 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has launched a Mobile Private Network (MPN) solution for businesses and other organisations, which supports the latest 5G Standalone (SA) technology. This means that those who deploy it should benefit from faster mobile broadband speeds, latency and more service customisation.

RunFibre FTTP kit on pole

26th Apr 2023 (7 Comments)

Broadband ISP RunFibre, which is rolling out a gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across rural areas of South Gloucestershire (England), has announced that they’ve just gone live in the village of Charfield West. But on the flip side, they’ve had to remove several villages from their plan due to competition.

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26th Apr 2023 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Glide Group, which is currently extending their full fibre broadband network (leased lines and FTTP etc.) to serve more homes and businesses, has announced that they’ve completed a network upgrade of their London datacentre ring – pushing its capability to 9.6Tbps (Terabits) using Juniper PTX series routers.

AST SpaceMobile BlueWalker 3 Satellite with Earth

25th Apr 2023 (2 Comments)

AST SpaceMobile, which is backed by Vodafone and several other global mobile network operators, has successfully completed the “first-ever two-way voice calls” between their prototype BlueWalker 3 satellite in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and a regular 4G and 5G capable Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone on Earth.

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25th Apr 2023 (6 Comments)

A new survey of 2,000 UK adults, which was conducted by broadband ISP Virgin Media (VMO2), has found that respondents would rather give up booze (33%) and the gym (36%) than be without WiFi, with 98% stating they rely on broadband every day and 47% saying it’s vital they have a connection for the entire day.


25th Apr 2023 (1 Comment)

Network operator Freedom Fibre, which aims to cover over 2 million premises in England and Wales with their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network – supported by UK ISP TalkTalk, has today added three new neighbouring towns along the Wirral Peninsula in Cheshire and Merseyside to their rollout plan.

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