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15th July, 2024 (0 Comments)

The Tyne and Wear Metro, which is an overground and underground light rail rapid transit system that is operated by Nexus (public body), looks unlikely to see 4G and 5G mobile coverage being expanded from O2 (Virgin Media), Vodafone and Three UK after the operators “turned down the opportunity to install equipment in the tunnels.”

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13th July, 2024 (9 Comments)

The First Minister of Wales, Vaughan Gething (Labour), has jumped on the recent 2024 General Election result by indicating that it gives them a “window of opportunity” to re-engage with the new Labour-led UK Government – in the hope of “putting right what’s gone wrong” with Project Gigabit‘s broadband roll-out plan. But big changes risk big delays.


13th July, 2024 (8 Comments)

Mobile network operator Three UK has announced that they will be opening all 244 of their stores in England and Head Office at 10am on Monday, apparently so “colleagues can enjoy the European Football Championship final this weekend” (translation – recover from a hangover or after seeing another flaky performance on the pitch).



12th July, 2024 (4 Comments)

The Common Wholesale Platform (CWP), which is a non-profit member-owned organisation that helps alternative broadband networks to provide wholesale services to the UK ISP market, has announced that they’re offering retail ISPs free access to their Common Switching Platform (CSP) until the One Touch Switching (OTS) regulation launch on 12th September 2024.


12th July, 2024 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP Quickline, which is building a new gigabit-capable full fibre (FTTP) and fixed wireless (5G FWA) network across rural and semi-rural parts of the North East and Midlands of England, has confirmed that a further three villages across North Yorkshire have now been connected to their network.

gnetworks engineers

11th July, 2024 (22 Comments)

Alternative network operator G.Network, which has spent the past few years building a gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across parts of central London (here), has reportedly engaged investment bankers at Nomura and Jefferies as advisers to help it explore the potential of a future sale.



11th July, 2024 (4 Comments)

Carnforth-based broadband ISP and communications provider JabbaTalk has today signed a new partnership with BTWholesale, which will enable them to launch a wider range of mobile connectivity plans and services based off EE’s (BT) national 4G and 5G network.

virgin media o2 engineer at work over trench 2021

11th July, 2024 (11 Comments)

Network operator nexfibre, which shares some of their parentage with UK broadband ISP partner Virgin Media (O2), has announced that they’ve added 20,000 additional homes in the Buckinghamshire (England) town of Milton Keynes to the coverage of their new 2Gbps speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) broadband network.


11th July, 2024 (3 Comments)

Network operator CityFibre, which has already expanded their full fibre broadband ISP network to cover 3.6 million UK premises, claims to have made the testing of new products, network technology changes and software upgrades “up to” 100x faster – while also increasing test capacity by 300% – through the adoption of a fully automated test environment.


11th July, 2024 (4 Comments)

Network operator and UK ISP Brsk, which now covers 600,000 premises passed across England via their full fibre network and is in the process of being merged into Netomnia (here), has today revealed that they’ve also extended their coverage to 100,000 premises across the West Midlands (i.e. South Birmingham and The Black Country).

6G Mobile Sim

11th July, 2024 (3 Comments)

The University of Sheffield in South Yorkshire has officially launched the UK’s first national 6G research facility – the imaginatively titled ‘National 6G Radio Systems Facility‘ (N6GRSF) – to help test and develop the next generation of mobile (mobile broadband) network technologies.

telephone broken uk

11th July, 2024 (13 Comments)

Openreach and BT might have recently delayed their plan to withdraw old copper-based analogue line services (PSTN phones and WLR) from Dec 2025 to 31st Jan 2027 (here and here), but conversely they’ve also just issued contract termination notifications to all WLR providers with an effective date of 31st Dec 2025. Don’t worry, it’ll make sense.


Sky Mobile UK

11th July, 2024 (15 Comments)

Customers looking to join Sky Mobile (Sky) will, from sometime later this morning, finally be able to take out a 4G and 5G capable mobile plan that includes “unlimited data” (mobile broadband). Previously, the biggest mobile plan you could get from Sky came with a 100GB monthly data allowance for £30 per month.

video gamer playing on computer

10th July, 2024 (1 Comment)

Software and internet giant Microsoft have announced that they’re increasing the monthly price of their online Game Pass service for multiplayer Xbox and PC gamers. On top of that, they’re soon be replacing the standard sub for Xbox users, which means you’ll have to stump up for ‘Game Pass Ultimate‘ to access new games on release day.


10th July, 2024 (0 Comments)

The Comms Council UK, which represents the United Kingdom’s national Unified Communications and Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) phone industry, has today released their shortlist of finalists for the organisation’s 16th annual 2024 industry awards event.


10th July, 2024 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Quantum Broadband (formerly Quantum Air Fibre) appear to be gearing up for an expansion of their ongoing efforts to deploy a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network “throughout Lincolnshire and the adjoining counties” in England, which provides ultrafast broadband to residential, business, and wholesale customers.


10th July, 2024 (0 Comments)

Network operator CityFibre, which has so far extended their gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 3.6 million UK premises (3.3m RFS), have today confirmed the completion of their “primary” £14m build in the large market and commuter town of Wellingborough, North Northamptonshire (England).

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