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ISP News Archives for June 2023

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30th Jun 2023 (25 Comments)

Broadband and telecoms giant BT has revealed that last Sunday’s outage and disruption to their 999 emergency services number, which resulted in 11,470 unique emergency calls being “unsuccessfully connected“, was caused by a “complex software issue” that had never previously been seen through their testing regime.


30th Jun 2023 (75 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s (VMO2) email service are once again reporting problems today. The situation occurred after the provider attempted to conduct maintenance on the service which, instead of making things better, only appears to have resulted in a new set of “intermittent issues” (connectivity problems).

Audit Scotland Map R100 Contract LOTs

30th Jun 2023 (3 Comments)

The Scottish Government has, in response to a Freedom of Information Request, published a useful progress update on their £600m Reaching 100% (R100) project with Openreach (BT), which reveals that 24,194 premises have now been covered by their rollout of a new “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) capable ISP network.

30th Jun 2023 (14 Comments)

Network operator and broadband ISP Grain (Grain Connect) has today finally announced that they’ve launched their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network – using Point-to-Point (PTP) architecture – in the East Yorkshire (England) city of Hull. But at present it’s only available to around 20,000 premises.


30th Jun 2023 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP Zzoomm, which aims to cover 1 million premises in 85 UK towns with their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network by the end of 2025, have today announced that their rollout has now covered 150,000 premises (Ready for Service) across 29 locations – an extra 50,000 since February 2023.


30th Jun 2023 (16 Comments)

Mobile benchmarking firm Opensignal has produced an interesting insight into how download speeds on 4G and 5G networks – across operators including EE (BT), Vodafone, O2 (VMO2) and Three UK – compare, both generally and at different times of the day.


29th Jun 2023 (8 Comments)

Entertainment and technology firm Netgem, which provides set-top-box and video streaming solutions to broadband ISPs in the UK (and other countries) to help them launch Pay TV products for consumers, has signed a new deal with Gamestream that looks set to bring Cloud Gaming services to the platform.

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29th Jun 2023 (0 Comments)

Independent Kent-based UK ISP Orbital Net, which also runs the Vfast sub-brand that sells packages to homes via a mix of wireless (FWA) and full fibre (FTTP) broadband networks, has today announced a few major changes to its executive committee. After some 25 years, CEO Darren Brown is retiring, and Ben Doherty will be filling his shoes.

toob broadband router and box

29th Jun 2023 (9 Comments)

Network builder and UK broadband ISP toob has today announced that their coverage via CityFibre’s existing Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network has been expanded again. This time they’ve moved toward East Sussex and are now becoming available to homes in Worthing, Brighton and Hove.


29th Jun 2023 (101 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (VMO2) has today announced that they’ve officially started selling services powered by their new 10Gbps capable XGS-PON based Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) lines, which is currently being rolled out as into new areas, via nexfibre, and as an upgrade on their legacy Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) infrastructure.

high uk prices and costs

29th Jun 2023 (31 Comments)

Consumers hoping for some respite from spiralling price hikes on their broadband ISP and mobile operator bills will have to keep waiting. Yesterday’s meeting between the Chancellor of the UK Government, Jeremy Hunt, and the heads from all of the UK’s major regulators, including Ofcom, appears to have produced nothing new.

computer on outdoor table

29th Jun 2023 (6 Comments)

A new Lords Committee report has today become the latest to try and tackle the age-old problem of Digital Exclusion (i.e. getting everybody online and ensuring they have the right skills). The Committee finds that the scale of the problem is a “direct consequence of political lethargy” and highlights the UK Government’s “lack of a credible plan.”


28th Jun 2023 (8 Comments)

British registered OneWeb, which is part-owned by the UK government, has announced that they’ve expanded the commercial availability of their new constellation of low-latency and ultrafast broadband satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The service is now available throughout Europe and to the majority of the United States.

28th Jun 2023 (21 Comments)

The Cambridgeshire Constabulary has appealed for information after they revealed that Openreach’s UK broadband and phone network in the county had been attacked eight times since May 2023 by criminal gangs, which typically target the theft of underground copper cables and often cause significant service outages.

British police

28th Jun 2023 (3 Comments)

As expected, Ofcom has today formally launched an investigation into telecoms giant BT, which follows the significant UK-wide disruption to emergency call services that occurred as a result of a fault on their 999 service during Sunday 25th June 2023.


28th Jun 2023 (8 Comments)

The UK internet connection testing firm SamKnows, which supplies services that are used by both major broadband ISPs and Ofcom to help measure network performance, has announced that they’re to be acquired by global networking giant Cisco and will be joining their ThousandEyes team to integrate their technology.


28th Jun 2023 (46 Comments)

Broadband ISPs that were planning to launch faster packages based off Openreach’s future Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) tiers, which push top download speeds to 1.2Gbps and 1.8Gbps (both offer 120Mbps upstream), may have to wait a little bit longer as the operator has extended their pilot test for another 3 months.

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