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ofcom uk telecoms regulator

15th December, 2017 - 3:46 pm (0 Comments)

Ofcom has published their final UK Code of Practice for the Government’s reformed Electronic Communications Code (ECC), which aims to make it easier and cheaper for mobile and broadband operators’ to deploy new infrastructure (masts, fibre optic cables etc.) on public or private land.

united kingdom binary blue map broadband

15th December, 2017 - 12:46 pm (4 Comments)

The Connected Nations 2017 report has today been published by Ofcom, which reveals a huge rise in the availability of fixed line 300Mbps+ “ultrafast broadband” services to 36% of the UK (up from 2% last year). Elsewhere 4% (1.1 million premises) still cannot receive speeds of 10Mbps+ (down from 6%).

broadband internet video and movie streaming

15th December, 2017 - 7:47 am (11 Comments)

After years of disagreement it has this morning been announced that BT and Sky have finally settled their long-running dispute over access to premium TV channels, which means that customers of both operators in the UK will soon gain access to a much wider array of content. But not until “early” 2019.

scotland_broadband_map_project_split

14th December, 2017 - 5:25 pm (14 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today confirmed that it plans to spend £600 million on gap funding for their R100 programme, which aims to make a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) capable network available to 100% of Scotland by the end of 2021 (March 2022 when viewing as a financial year).

money investment broadband

14th December, 2017 - 1:57 pm (6 Comments)

A new survey of 2,000 UK people, which was conducted by consumer magazine Which?, has warned that those who stay loyal to a particular phone, broadband ISP, mobile, energy or TV provider are being “ripped off” by up to £725 a year because they don’t benefit from the same savings as new users.

london internet exchange linx

14th December, 2017 - 1:18 pm (0 Comments)

The London Internet Exchange (LINX), which provide a neutral interconnection facility and peering platform that is home to 780 members (connecting from over 77 countries worldwide), has hit a new maximum traffic peak on their public peering LANs of 4Tbps (Terabits per second).

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

14th December, 2017 - 11:20 am (2 Comments)

The British economist and former Chairman of Channel 4, Lord Burns (Terence Burns), has today officially been named as the new chairman of telecoms and media regulator Ofcom. Lord Burns will take up the position on 1st January 2018 after Dame Patricia Hodgson steps down.

ee uk logo

14th December, 2017 - 11:01 am (0 Comments)

Customers of EE’s business broadband packages will have to go back to the old fashioned analogue way of paper record keeping after the ISP decided to take their online portal for the service offline until July 2018, which they claim is necessary in order to make unspecified “technical improvements.”

cityfibre_northampton_dig

14th December, 2017 - 8:47 am (1 Comment)

As expected Cityfibre has today signed a new £1.7 million contract that will extend their existing fibre optic based Public Service Network (PSN) in the city of Aberdeen (Scotland) by approximately 17km, which should reach an additional 57 public sector locations.

b4rn east anglia network building and spade

14th December, 2017 - 8:08 am (3 Comments)

The recently formed B4RN East Anglia (B4RNorfolk) ISP has this week gathered a group of volunteers to help mark the official start of construction on their new community built and funded 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network for rural Norfolk and Suffolk (England).

internet service providers association uk

13th December, 2017 - 5:15 pm (1 Comment)

The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has this afternoon begun the hunt for next year’s UK ISP industry award finalists, which covers various familiar categories (e.g. Best Rural Broadband Provider) and some new ones (e.g. The Best Project or Partnership).

fibre_broadband_is_here_cabinet

13th December, 2017 - 8:24 am (9 Comments)

The state aid supported Better Broadband for Oxfordshire partnership with Openreach (BT) has today claimed to have successfully completed their Phase 2 contract by helping to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) connectivity to cover 95%+ of the county by the end of 2017 as planned.

aaisp_wet_string_ftw

13th December, 2017 - 7:35 am (22 Comments)

The engineers at AAISP (Andrews and Arnold) look to have become contenders for the oddball experiment of the day award after they successfully made an ADSL based broadband connection “work” over 2 metres of wet string (at the surprisingly quick pace of 3.5Mbps), as opposed to the usual metallic wiring.

wireless mobile network operator uk mast and spectrum

13th December, 2017 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

The crowd-sourced data experts from Tutela Technologies have kindly furnished ISPreview with some new data that reveals the ‘Average Subscriber Time on 4G‘ across different parts of the United Kingdom and how 3G and 4G data speeds are impacted at different times of the day (split by operator).

boundless_networks

12th December, 2017 - 4:34 pm (1 Comment)

In an interesting development fixed wireless ISP Boundless Networks has today won approval registered to become a supplier for the Government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, which is being supported by the £200m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) programme.

vodafone uk 2017 mobile sim logo

12th December, 2017 - 3:35 pm (0 Comments)

Vodafone’s move earlier this year to introduce a new Mobile roaming charge for UK customers travelling in 60 countries outside of the EU (£5 a day on Pay Monthly plans) left some light users out of pocket, but Ofcom has now encouraged the operator to do more to tackle this.

three uk mobile broadband

12th December, 2017 - 2:58 pm (10 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has expanded the availability of their ‘Feel At Home‘ service (i.e. no extra charges while roaming around other countries) to a further 11 destinations including Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica among others. A total of 71 destinations are now covered.

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