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ISP News Archives for July 2023

OneWeb First Generation Satellite in Orbit

31st Jul 2023 (4 Comments)

Space broadband provider OneWeb, which is part-owned by the UK government, has revealed that their recently launched GEN2 prototype satellite – “Joey-Sat” – has passed its initial in-orbit tests and is now moving to start demonstrating what its new technologies will be able to do for faster broadband and 5G connectivity.

vodafone uk 2017 mobile sim logo

31st Jul 2023 (13 Comments)

Broadband and mobile operator Vodafone UK has today announced that they’ve enhanced their EVO packages, which give customers more flexibility over payments, contract lengths and smartphone upgrades, by ensuring that every mobile phone they supply comes with both ‘Battery Refresh‘ and a ‘Lifetime Warranty‘ at no extra cost.

mobile network speed test on UK smartphone

31st Jul 2023 (9 Comments)

Benchmarking firm nPerf has just published the results from their annual 2023 crowdsourced study into UK mobile broadband (4G, 5G) performance, which sees Three UK taking the crown of best mobile network operator from EE (BT) for the first time. On the flip side, O2 (VMO2) came last, which is becoming somewhat of a trend.

optic cable, bandwidth vector icon

31st Jul 2023 (19 Comments)

A new report from Thinkbroadband has provided a useful independent assessment of how big – in terms of network size (coverage footprint) – the top 17 largest Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP networks in the UK have become in Q2 2023, which we’ve compared against the official coverage claims below.

Allison Kirkby BT Group CEO Photo

31st Jul 2023 (13 Comments)

Broadband, phone and mobile giant BT Group (inc. Openreach, Plusnet and EE) has this morning announced that it has chosen Allison Kirkby, the current President & CEO of telecommunications multinational operator Telia Company in Sweden since early 2020, to replace Philip Jansen in the role of CEO.


31st Jul 2023 (8 Comments)

The Government’s Building Digital UK agency has started the procurement phase for the award of their first major Cross-Regional Supplier Framework (Type C) contract under the £5bn rural Project Gigabit broadband rollout scheme, which could see a single network operator being picked to help cover some of the most challenging areas.


30th Jul 2023 (15 Comments)

The Government’s Building Digital UK (BDUK) agency has reportedly changed its current CEO, Paul Norris, and appointed the man who oversaw the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Dean Creamer, to take on the role after concerns were allegedly raised over “slow” progress in their £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout.


30th Jul 2023 (50 Comments)

A new report highlights how a £330m revolving credit facility that matures next November, £685m worth of debt maturing in February 2025, higher borrowing costs and last year’s failure to agree a £3bn takeover by Virgin Media (here) has left broadband ISP TalkTalk with few options, and a break-up of the business is now expected.

Trooli engineer next to van

29th Jul 2023 (27 Comments)

Several months have passed since broadband ISP Trooli, which was rolling out a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across parts of England – before running into money woes and pausing its build, was rescued by Agnar UK Infrastructure (here). But we now have some solid info. on their progress and future plans.

Vodafone Pro II UltraHub UK Router 2022

28th Jul 2023 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator and broadband ISP Vodafone UK has discounted the prices of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) powered home broadband packages for new customers, which are available via both Openreach and CityFibre’s respective national full fibre networks.


28th Jul 2023 (5 Comments)

Alternative network provider County Broadband has announced that they’ve begun construction of their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in five new villages across Essex (England), which forms part of their aspiration to cover 500,000 premises across the East of England by the end of 2027.

GoFibre Engineers and Van

28th Jul 2023 (3 Comments)

Independent UK rural broadband ISP GoFibre (BorderLink), which is deploying a new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the North of England and Scottish Borders, has announced that their network footprint now covers 50,000 premises, and they’ve launched a new £50,000 fund to support charitable and community projects.

Airband FTTP Engineer at Work

28th Jul 2023 (11 Comments)

International Public Partnerships Limited (INPP), the listed infrastructure investment company that is linked to investor Amber Infrastructure, has revealed that it is in the process of finalising the sale of their remaining stake in alternative network provider Airband.

freeola logo

28th Jul 2023 (16 Comments)

Internet access and UK web hosting provider Freeola has recently launched its own Digital Voice (VoIP) style services for home broadband users, which enables you to keep your existing analogue landline number and to make or receive calls over your internet connection instead.

virgin media o2 engineer at work over trench 2021

27th Jul 2023 (35 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) has confirmed that their 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) broadband network, via wholesale network partner nexfibre, is being expanded to cover the town of Crewe in Cheshire (England).

27th Jul 2023 (14 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has revealed that they’re working with the Church of England, and using Open Radio Access Network (OpenRAN) technology, to help extend 4G mobile (mobile broadband) into remote rural communities by deploying small base stations on top of 11 church bell towers across the country.


27th Jul 2023 (1 Comment)

Network builder and UK broadband ISP toob has today announced that they’ve committed £7.5 million to build their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the Hampshire (South England) town of Fleet, which is expected to result in 19,000 local homes gaining access to their network.

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