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ISP News Archives for October 2023


31st Oct 2023 (2 Comments)

Broadband ISP Alncom has announced that they’ve begun the next phase of expanding their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across their home town of Alnwick, which is now working to cover the Barresdale, Windsor Gardens, Cedar Grove and Fairfields areas (parts of these are already live).

31st Oct 2023 (9 Comments)

Given that today is Halloween, it seems only fitting for Openreach (BT) to announce that they’ve just deployed their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to the village of Pluckley in Kent (England), which has been named by the Guinness World Records as the most haunted village in Britain.

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31st Oct 2023 (3 Comments)

Customers of broadband ISP Virgin Media’s (VMO2) various Pay TV platforms may like to know that the UK operator has finally added Apple TV+ to their Virgin TV 360 and STREAM boxes. On top of that, customers of the STREAM service have also just gained access to 7 “new” linear channels (already available on TV360).

31st Oct 2023 (7 Comments)

Two engineers working for UK broadband ISP Quickline, which is rolling out a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to 96 rural locations (55,000 premises) across North East England, have been praised after their quick-thinking saved the life of a man who fell into the River Trent.


31st Oct 2023 (4 Comments)

Virgin Media and O2 have reportedly entered “exclusive talks” that could see them selling off a big stake in the UK’s largest mobile tower network to GLIL Infrastructure. The deal is said to value this part of their business at around £2.5bn, with any proceeds helping to fund their full fibre (FTTP) broadband and 5G mobile roll out.


31st Oct 2023 (21 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has today announced that they’ll start deploying their Internet Protocol (IP) based home phone service, Digital Voice, across the Greater London area between November and December 2023. This follows previous roll-outs in the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber, Northern Ireland and the North West.


30th Oct 2023 (14 Comments)

Some people in the United Kingdom who may be trying to access the BBC’s popular online video streaming and catch-up TV service, iPlayer, may today be struggling to access the service due to a known issue with geographic blocking of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

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30th Oct 2023 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has today decided NOT to change how it calculates one of Openreach’s regulated Quality of Service (QoS) standards for Ethernet and Dark Fibre repairs, which would have replaced the current “on-time repair” (OTR) target with a “mean time to repair” (MTTR) alternative.

30th Oct 2023 (7 Comments)

Infracapital-backed broadband ISP Fibrus, which is building a 10Gbps capable full fibre (FTTP) network across Northern Ireland and North England, has today expanded their collaboration with Amazon’s eero mesh WiFi devices by “[offering] customers eero Built-in capable routers” at no extra cost and a FREE echo dot (5th gen).


30th Oct 2023 (8 Comments)

Broadband ISP G.Network, which is rolling out a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to homes and businesses across parts of London, has agreed a new partnership (wayleave) with Islington Council and the Greater London Authority (GLA) to cover “thousands” of additional homes and reduce disruption.

30th Oct 2023 (3 Comments)

Over the past few years’ we’ve seen researchers using WiFi signals to do all sorts of new things, such as being able to see through walls and detect motion. A Netherlands-based company called Gamgee has now taken this a step further by making it possible to turn your home WiFi into a motion detecting home alarm.

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30th Oct 2023 (13 Comments)

The case of a pregnant UK mother who, while living in a house with no mobile signal and a 3-week-long outage of Openreach’s broadband and phone services, ended up giving birth on the kitchen floor due to an inability to call 999 – is today also highlighting a key caveat in Ofcom’s system of Automatic Compensation.


29th Oct 2023 (14 Comments)

Some of Origin Broadband’s customers have, over the past couple of weeks, reported a number of problems with ineffective support and being unable to access their accounts via the provider’s website. The issues are said to be related to an upgrade of their systems as part of efforts to merge Ovo’s customers into Origin.

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28th Oct 2023 (68 Comments)

Hundreds of thousands of premises on Openreach’s increasingly forgotten G.fast (SOGFAST) broadband network are being left to suffer the misery of diminishing ISP choice as providers scrap their old packages in favour of newer, faster and more reliable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) services. But those who can’t access full fibre are being left neglected.

27th Oct 2023 (12 Comments)

OneWeb (Eutelsat), CGI and Icomera have just conducted their first demonstration of connecting a moving railway train in North Yorkshire (England), which harnessed backhaul capacity via their constellation of ultrafast broadband satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to feed onboard connectivity via a 5G mobile network.


27th Oct 2023 (27 Comments)

Alternative network operator and broadband ISP Grain (Grain Connect) has today become the latest UK builder of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) infrastructure to announce some job cuts and a “temporary” reduction in the level of their network expansion, which will continue until they’re able to secure more investment.

2023 Openreach-engineers-talking

27th Oct 2023 (8 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach has begun a new “hyper-care” trial that is designed to help improve the handling of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband orders that have been in the tail (waiting to be delivered) for more than 100 calendar days, which will essentially put those orders through a special review.

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