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sky broadband uk

26th April, 2012 (10 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband (BSkyB) have discovered that the ISP is now offering a secret Sky Fibre Pro package, which delivers superfast broadband download speeds of up to 76Mbps and upload speeds of up to 19Mbps for £30 a month. Otherwise the service mirrors the recently launched and cheaper SkyBroadband Unlimited Fibre / 40Mbps package (here).

wales uk map

26th April, 2012 (3 Comments)

Wireless broadband ISP eXwavia has warned that the Welsh Government’s investment strategy for the island of Anglesey (Wales, UK) could result in a “business broadband meltdown” (a reference to the now uncertain future of Wylfa’s nuclear power station) because most of their efforts have so failed to focus upon the regions weak telecoms and internet infrastructure.

talktalk uk isp

25th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

Global financial services firm Morgan Stanley has warned that UK ISP TalkTalk faces a near-term Margin Risk from the costs incurred as a result of funding development and launch of their forthcoming TV service, TalkTalkTV, which will be based off the subscription free YouView (IPTV) platform.

wireless broadband internet mast

25th April, 2012 (3 Comments)

The TV White Spaces Consortium, which comprises 17 international and UK technology and media companies (BT, Microsoft, BBC, Virgin Media, Alcatel-Lucent etc.), has reported that their 10 month long trials of White Space (IEEE 802.22) wireless broadband tech in urban and rural areas around Cambridge (England) have been “successful“.

virgin media uk

25th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

Cable giant Virgin Media UK has today released their latest quarterly results to 31st March 2012 (Q1-2012), which saw their total broadband ISP subscriber base climb from 4,351,100 at the end of last year (Q4-2011) to 4,381,600 now (+30,500 new adds). This represents a strong growth over the +17,500 added in Q4-2011.

uk advertising standards authority

25th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a press advert for Virgin Media’s “Faster for a fiver” broadband and phone bundle promotion after it was deemed to be “misleading” because the small print was too small to be legible.

UK Department of Culture Media and Sport

25th April, 2012 (1 Comment)

The UK governments Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has confirmed that its still highly controversial Digital Economy Act (DEA), which seeks to tackle “illegal” internet copyright infringement (piracy) by broadband ISP customers, won’t be implemented until 2014 (assuming it ever gets implemented).

talktalk uk isp

24th April, 2012 (18 Comments)

Internet and phone provider TalkTalk UK has warned that up to 390 jobs could be cut as it moves to close a customer service/sales call centre in Northampton, while also restructuring another two in Preston and Warrington; but crucially some 450 new jobs will be created elsewhere.

easynet uk business isp

24th April, 2012 (1 Comment)

Communications provider Easynet Global Services has today launched a range of new ‘up to’ 80Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based business superfast broadband internet access products for the UK market, which it curiously claims will be available to 80% of UK businesses by 2014.

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

24th April, 2012 (3 Comments)

Netflix UK has officially expanded its increasingly popular broadband based unlimited movies and TV subscription video streaming service to the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN), which includes selected Internet-connected Sony BRAVIA televisions, Blu-ray players, Network Media players and PlayStation 3 (PS3) game console devices.

broadband speed dial

24th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

A new uSwitch study has revealed that the recent introduction of stricter guidelines by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (full details) has caused advertised (headline) broadband ISP “up to” speeds on non-superfast packages to fall by 33% (-7.08Mbps) from an average of up to 21.66Mbps to 14.58Mbps (Megabits per second).

fibre optic cable uk

24th April, 2012 (43 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national UK telecoms and internet access infrastructure, has begun inviting ISPs (i.e. those that are members of the NGA Industry Group) to take part in its first official trial of “premium” ultrafast 330Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband speeds (likely to be advertised as a clean “300Mbps“).

fluidata uk business isp

23rd April, 2012 (1 Comment)

Business ISP Fluidata, which earlier this year warned of the potential danger from an increase in office internet traffic during this year’s 2012 London Olympic Games (here), has today revealed how its own broadband network will cope with the event. A major £2.4M upgrade has also been announced.

cybermoor networks uk

23rd April, 2012 (1 Comment)

The Cybermoor Networks project, a partially community built fibre optic broadband network for the residents and businesses of Alston Moor in rural Cumbria (England, UK), has signed a new infrastructure upgrade deal with Calix that will enhance the current service and could potentially bring ultrafast Gigabit broadband ISP speeds to the area.

vodafone uk broadband

23rd April, 2012 (4 Comments)

Communications provider Vodafone (Europe) has reached a “fair and reasonable” agreement to buy global telecoms giant Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) for a cash offer of £1.044 Billion (38p per CWW share), which is well above the estimated £700m that had been hinted at during February 2012 (here) when news of the talks first broke.

go on uk logo

23rd April, 2012 (1 Comment)

The UK’s Digital Champion and head of Race Online 2012, Martha Lane Fox, has today launched a “radical new cross-sector partnership” called Go On UK that aims to bring the benefits of the internet to “every individual, organisation and community” across the country. Sound familiar? It’s really just a replacement for RO2012 that formally ends today.

mobile broadband uk

21st April, 2012 (15 Comments)

Mobile group Everything Everywhere (Orange UK and T-Mobile) has used YouGov to independently survey 2,033 British adults in order to discover that 74% of people apparently want to bring “4G” superfast Mobile Broadband services to the country as soon as possible. Funnily enough the result is also exactly what EE would want to hear.

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