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30th Dec 2023 (20 Comments)

The UK Government has published the New Year Honours List for 2024, which sees the CEO of UK ISP TalkTalk, Tristia Harrison, being named a Dame for services to telecommunications. The Founder and Chair of the Tove Valley Broadband project, Eric Malcomson, also picked up an MBE for services to his community.


30th Dec 2023 (21 Comments)

As usual, we’re ending 2023 by taking a look back to see how the United Kingdom’s position, at least in terms of the top 50 fastest countries for both fixed broadband ISP and mobile (4G, 5G) data speeds, has changed since 2022. The UK fell from 44th to 51st for mobile and was unchanged at 56th for fixed lines.

fibre splice outdoor openreach engineer fttp

29th Dec 2023 (17 Comments)

Some of us may take this for granted, but it’s easy for regular consumers to overlook that fixing a broken fibre optic cable on your property is NOT the same as the old approach for re-wiring network cables. Put simply, in most cases, you should not attempt to correct a broken fibre yourself. But you can learn.

Network cable connected to wifi router on white background.

28th Dec 2023 (55 Comments)

One often overlooked advantage of the national rollout of gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP networks across the United Kingdom is that it also provides homeowners with a unique opportunity to solve a historic problem, the correct placement of their wireless routers for optimal signal distribution.

fair isle picture from Openreach Dec 2023 PR

28th Dec 2023 (16 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that they’ve managed to bring their gigabit Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network to the remote Fair Isle, which is a tiny island that sits around halfway between Shetland and the Orkney islands (Scotland) – the longest distance (100km) they’ve been able to transmit a continuous fibre signal anywhere in the UK.

Wi-Fi icon, sign. Vector illustration. Flat design. Connect green sign. Blue background.

27th Dec 2023 (44 Comments)

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a new consultation to investigate the possibility of launching a free city-wide public WiFi broadband network that would be open-access for everybody to use. The suggestion being that users wouldn’t need to go through the usual sign-up / login processes and could simply connect.


27th Dec 2023 (13 Comments)

The tumbling share price of European satellite operator Eutelsat has effectively more than halved the value of the UK Government’s associated stake in OneWeb (currently worth c.£200m). The operator is now facing more pressure to secure a key EU satellite broadband contract, which won’t be easy due to.. politics.

27th Dec 2023 (8 Comments)

We’re today taking a quick look back over 2023 to see how the average UK broadband download and upload speeds have changed across the fastest nationally available fixed line, satellite and mobile network operators. As usual, improvements in FTTP and 5G coverage are continuing to fuel performance gains.

Housing cost

26th Dec 2023 (11 Comments)

Surging inflation has meant that the past couple of years have been, to put it mildly, an uncomfortable experience for many broadband ISP and mobile users. In 2022 most consumers saw their prices rise by around 9% (here) and in 2023 that hit over 14% (here), but the predicted hikes for 2024 won’t be as bad.


21st Dec 2023 (7 Comments)

Hull-based broadband ISP Quickline, which is building a new gigabit-capable full fibre (FTTP) network across parts of England, has today announced that their network has gone live across almost 2,500 extra properties – the Lincolnshire hamlets of North Elkington, South Elkington and Acthorpe, as well as Eggborough in North Yorkshire.

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21st Dec 2023 (6 Comments)

Broadband ISP and mobile operator EE has today forecast that Saturday 23rd December 2023 will be the “busiest day for SMS delivery scams“, with criminals targeting shoppers in the last-minute rush before Christmas. The same day in 2022 saw 3 million SMS scam attempts being blocked by the operator – the highest number of the entire year.


21st Dec 2023 (0 Comments)

Rural broadband ISP GoFibre (BorderLink) has announced that they’ve completed their first phase of build under the £7.3m state-aid supported Project Gigabit broadband rollout contract for North Northumberland (England), which has seen their network cover more than 1,100 hard-to-reach homes in three areas.


21st Dec 2023 (10 Comments)

Alternative network operator Freedom Fibre has this week confirmed earlier speculation by announcing that they’ve signed an agreement with InfraBridge-backed VX UK Holdings ltd (VXFIBER) to combine their respective UK full fibre (FTTP) broadband networks – reflecting a combined total of 285,000 premises passed.

Zzoomm Two Engineers in Garden

21st Dec 2023 (11 Comments)

Broadband ISP Zzoomm has today announced that their 2Gbps speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which is being deployed across various towns in England, has now covered 185,000 premises (RFS) across 25 towns (up from 150k on 30th June 2023) and topped 20,000 customers (up from 12k at the end of May 2023).


21st Dec 2023 (3 Comments)

Welsh broadband ISP Ogi has informed ISPreview that they’re having to “re-plan” some of their complex rural full fibre (FTTP) network builds in the Pembrokeshire area of South Wales, which occurred after they unearthed some “previously unknown challenges” during the engineering survey stage.


20th Dec 2023 (24 Comments)

Mobile network operator O2 (VMO2) and IaaS provider Ontix have worked together to boost the provider’s 4G mobile (mobile broadband) capacity across the busiest parts of the UK’s second-largest city, which began after they started deploying their latest small cells into the area.


20th Dec 2023 (12 Comments)

A new Uswitch commissioned Opinium survey of 2,000 UK adults, which was conducted earlier this month, has claimed that 17 million people have “lost their broadband connection or had it drop out” in the last 12 months and the average number of such incidents experienced (i.e. those lasting longer than 3 hours) came out as 33.

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