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ISP News Archives for September 2023

Sky Broadband Hub Router UK

30th Sep 2023 (0 Comments)

New customers looking to take out a service with ISP Sky Broadband may like to know that the provider has just further discounted the price of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) powered packages on Openreach’s national network, which is currently available to 11.5 million UK premises (inc. 3.7m in the hardest to reach rural areas).


30th Sep 2023 (0 Comments)

Mobile network operator giffgaff has launched a special autumn promotion that adds an extra 15GB of free data for the first six months of service to their existing 25GB SIM Only mobile plan (total of 40GB) for just £10 a month on an 18-month term. All plans also come with unlimited UK calls and texts.

North Bowood in Dorset UK

29th Sep 2023 (4 Comments)

Residents in the tiny rural Dorset community of North Bowood, near Bridport, have complained after a failure of Openreach’s local network left them without access to fast broadband connectivity for a whopping 10 long weeks, which the network access provider has struggled to repair due to unspecified safety considerations.

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29th Sep 2023 (22 Comments)

Broadband ISP FibreNest, which is the Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) operator for Persimmon Homes‘ new build UK housing sites, has ended their long-running price freeze by announcing price rises and a change to adopt annual increases. But it’s not all bad news, as they’re also boosting upload speeds for existing customers.


29th Sep 2023 (16 Comments)

Altrincham-based F&W Networks, which has so far managed to extend their gigabit-capable full fibre (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 360,000 UK premises (up from 250k in Feb 2023), appears to have become the latest alternative network to scale-back some of their build plans and notify staff of future redundancies.

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28th Sep 2023 (29 Comments)

A new report from the Social Market Foundation (SMF), which is a British cross-party think-tank, has recommended that companies providing essentials (broadband, energy, water and transport) are made to offer Social Tariffs to vulnerable customers “in a consistent manner” in order to ensure all eligible users can benefit.


28th Sep 2023 (4 Comments)

The Comms Council UK, which represents the United Kingdom’s national Unified Communications and Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) phone industry, has today revealed the winners of their 15th annual 2023 awards event.

gigaclear fibre route engineers

28th Sep 2023 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP and network builder Gigaclear, which currently covers 500,000 premises (430k Ready for Service) across 25 counties in England with their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, has today announced that they’re investing £10m to expand their fibre into rural parts of Norfolk.


28th Sep 2023 (2 Comments)

European satellite operator Eutelsat has today announced the completion of their all-share combination with London-based broadband satellite operator OneWeb, which had been partly owned by the UK Government but will now become a subsidiary of the Paris-based operator.

European Union member states

28th Sep 2023 (9 Comments)

The European Commission has published their annual ‘Broadband Coverage in Europe’ study, which reveals how the EU’s fixed broadband and 5G mobile networks compare across all of its 27 countries, plus Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. We take a closer look to see how the UK is fairing.


28th Sep 2023 (11 Comments)

Opensignal has published their latest biannual Mobile Network Experience Report for H2 2023, which benchmarks the 4G and 5G (mobile broadband) services from all four primary UK mobile operators – EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three UK – to find which ones deliver the best performance. Overall, EE and Three UK seem to fair the best.

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28th Sep 2023 (9 Comments)

A new analysis of 265,572 consumer broadband ISP speed tests claims to have revealed the top fastest and slowest five areas, as well as five cities, across the United Kingdom. For example, the village of Halkirk in the Highlands of Scotland was named as the slowest area (2.8Mbps), while Canterbury came out as the slowest city (34.3Mbps).


27th Sep 2023 (7 Comments)

The UK media and telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today revealed more details about their proposed plan to auction off a large chunk of millimetre wave (mmW) radio spectrum frequency across the 26GHz and 40GHz bands, which will be used by mobile operators to deliver even faster 5G (mobile broadband) services in urban areas.

EE Store Sign

27th Sep 2023 (26 Comments)

Customers of BT’s national UK network of free and premium public WiFi hotspots, which are currently branded as BT Wi-Fi, have noted that the operator recently started to inform users that the service is shortly going to be rebranded under the EE WiFi name.

Zayo 400G Network Map

27th Sep 2023 (4 Comments)

The Zayo Group, which runs a large metro and long-haul fibre optic network that delivers global reach, has just announced that their network capacity across the United Kingdom and Europe has been “supercharged” by becoming fully 400G (Gbps) enabled. Next stop.. 800G!

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26th Sep 2023 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Home Telecom, which is a subsidiary of the wider Telecom Acquisitions (TAL) group (TalkTalk holds a controlling stake in them), has today announced two further interesting acquisitions by welcoming customers from local operators Bloomtel and OpenFibre to the business – all for an undisclosed sum.

6G Mobile Sim

26th Sep 2023 (6 Comments)

The NGMN Alliance (Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance), which is an open forum founded by mobile operators from across the world (e.g. BT, Vodafone, Tele2 etc.), has today taken a more “proactive” stance on influencing the development of future 6G mobile broadband tech by pushing for a more “graceful evolution“.

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