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ISP News Archives for August 2023


31st Aug 2023 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP and communications provider BT has announced that it’s adopting new technology from network automation firm Infovista that could help to more rapidly identify the root-cause of customer or service disruptions, which it hopes will improve both “operational efficiency and customer satisfaction“.

Internet traffic uk broadband surge chart

31st Aug 2023 (6 Comments)

Broadband ISPs from across the industry have said that they saw a UK internet traffic surge yesterday (30th August 2023), which appears to have been driven by the release of both the latest ‘Call of Duty‘ Season 05 Reloaded update and the start of preloading for Bethesda’s hotly anticipated game ‘Starfield‘.


31st Aug 2023 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP and mobile operator Vodafone has today moved out of the pilot phase for its new 4G and 5G capable Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) technology and begun their “volume deployment“, which aims to reach 2,500 sites across mostly rural parts of Wales and the South-West of England by 2027.

LONDON, UK: British Airways A380 on final approach into London Heathrow on 06 July 2017(Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

31st Aug 2023 (9 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2), specifically those who are currently facing airport delays of 60 minutes or more at over 500 airports around the world – something that has been in the news quite a lot this week, are being offered free access via up to four passes to 1,200 airport lounges.

Brsk engineer next to telegraph pole

31st Aug 2023 (42 Comments)

Broadband ISP and network builder Brsk, which has so far deployed their own gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to 250,000 UK premises (RFS) – mostly in the Midlands (rollout plan), is facing a petition from 40 residents in Burnley who want to see their newly installed telecoms poles removed.

mobile network speed test on UK smartphone

31st Aug 2023 (18 Comments)

Internet benchmarking firm Ookla, which operates the popular broadband and mobile network performance testing service Speedtest.net, has revealed that 5G based mobile broadband download speeds have fallen across most regions of the UK over the past year. But despite this, overall data speeds (4G + 5G) have increased.


31st Aug 2023 (16 Comments)

Customers of primary mobile network operator Three UK may like to know that the provider has quietly renamed their Pay Monthly plans in order to ensure they are simple for customers to understand and reflect the benefits within the tariff, but otherwise there are no changes to what each plan includes or their pricing.


31st Aug 2023 (19 Comments)

Mobile operator Talkmobile, which is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) on parent Vodafone’s national UK 4G and 5G network, has finally launched their first plan offering “unlimited data” and at launch it’ll set you back just £16 per month (similar to SMARTY’s plan on Three UK’s network).

Lothian Broadband Engineers Next to Cabinet in Scotland

30th Aug 2023 (2 Comments)

Scottish ISP Lothian Broadband (LBN), which is building a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) network across rural parts of East Lothian, the Highlands and Fife, has announced that they’re extending into the rural areas surrounding the city of Stirling – starting with 3,400 premises across three villages.


30th Aug 2023 (43 Comments)

UK ISP Yayzi Broadband, which mainly sells packages via Cityfibre’s national Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, has made a bold move today by scrapping their existing 150Mbps and 500Mbps packages in order to focus on a 1Gbps and new 2.5Gbps tier. But to compensate for this, they’ve introduced a huge price discount.

Fibrus Digger Trenching Soft Verge

30th Aug 2023 (6 Comments)

Infracapital-backed ISP Fibrus, which is rolling out a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across Northern Ireland and the North of England, has today revealed that their network now covers 300,000 premises (up from 250k in March) and is home to 50,000 customers (up from 36,000).

2023 Openreach FTTP Engineer Close Up

30th Aug 2023 (4 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) has revealed that their 1.8Gbps capable UK Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network now covers a total of 949,000 properties in Scotland (up from 800,000 in mid-March 2023), which is estimated to have cost them around £280m (assumes an average of £300 per premises passed).

Encrypted Computer Data

30th Aug 2023 (0 Comments)

Broadband internet service providers (ISP) are being encouraged to patch or mitigate a “grave flaw” in the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which could allow a remote attacker to craft a BGP UPDATE message that can de-peer (reset) BGP sessions and disrupt the global flow of internet traffic or cause a Denial of Service (DoS).

Censorship Blocked Website Message by UK ISP

30th Aug 2023 (13 Comments)

The founders of third-party Domain Name Service (DNS) provider Quad9, including Chief Security Officer, Danielle Deibler, and GM, John Todd, have today spoken to ISPreview about the impact of recent court rulings that will force them to block sites suspected of internet copyright infringement (piracy) at DNS level.


29th Aug 2023 (9 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has today continued the region-by-region deployment of their Internet Protocol (IP) based home phone service, Digital Voice, by announcing that they’re about to start the roll-out in Northern Ireland, which will be followed this autumn by customers in the North West and across London.

CityFibre Street Works and Signs

29th Aug 2023 (45 Comments)

Network operator CityFibre has today announced that their 10Gbps capable full fibre (FTTP) broadband ISP network now covers 3 million UK premises (up from 2.5m in January 2023) and 2.6 million of those are considered to be ‘Ready For Service’ (up from 2.2m), which means that residents can place an order with one of around 35-40 ISPs.

A internet net and data digital concept

29th Aug 2023 (0 Comments)

Internet benchmarking firm Ookla, which operates the popular broadband ISP performance testing service Speedtest.net and the real-time outage monitoring Downdetector service, has used data gathered from the latter to reveal which online services suffered the largest outages during the first half of 2023. Instagram tops the table.

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