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scotland r100 suppliers leak

18th August, 2018 (2 Comments)

The Scottish Government’s future £600m R100 (Reaching 100%) superfast broadband rollout programme could be facing a problem after sources told ISPreview.co.uk that Axione, one of three remaining bidders for the contract, had allegedly set its lawyers on BT (Openreach) over claims of anti-competitive behaviour.

trains network rail engineers

17th August, 2018 (3 Comments)

The UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has today issued a new ‘Call for Expressions of Interest‘ in their proposed £35m trial of 5G based mobile broadband and fibre optic technology on the Trans Pennine rail (trains) route between Manchester and York in England.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

17th August, 2018 (14 Comments)

Budget UK ISP TalkTalk has today launched a new “Great Connection Guarantee” for new (NOT existing) customers of their FTTC based “Faster Fibre” broadband services, which essentially enables them to leave penalty free within the first 30 days of their service going live “if they’re not fully satisfied“.


16th August, 2018 (4 Comments)

British Fibre Networks, which launched earlier this year (here) with an aspiration to build a new open access 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network to serve over 35% of UK new build homes by 2020, has now begun its first deployment on an apartment block in North Wales, for LW Group.

pembswifi ftth rural field

16th August, 2018 (16 Comments)

A little known fixed wireless ISP called Pembs WiFi has quietly begun to branch out by building their own 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) “hyperfast broadband” network to cater for several rural villages in north Pembrokeshire (Wales, UK), which has its own layer2 capacity back to data centres in London.

aquiss uk isp

15th August, 2018 (14 Comments)

Shropshire-based UK ISP Aquiss has today announced that they are to withdraw the ADSL and ADSL2+ based copper line broadband packages from sale to new customers from 31st December 2018. The provider will instead focus on selling faster hybrid-fibre (FTTC) and full fibre (FTTP / GPON) based services.

virgin media high resolution

15th August, 2018 (48 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP and TV operator Virgin Media has today become the latest provider to confirm that customers will soon be hit by an annual price increase on their bills between October and November 2018, although they claim that the average rise is a little “lower than last year” (i.e. 4.5% in 2018 against 4.7% in 2017).

vodafone mobile security uk agent

15th August, 2018 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has announced that “where possible” they are now trying to block international Wangiri scam calls before they even reach users. On top of that they’re also pledging to “reimburse any victim who has incurred a charge” as a result of calling such a number.

BT HQ UK Building Logo

15th August, 2018 (13 Comments)

The hunt for somebody to replace the outgoing CEO of BT Group, Gavin Patterson, appears to have reached fever pitch, with reports on Sky News that the former boss of telecoms regulator Ofcom, Stephen Carter (Lord Carter of Barnes), has been approach to take over the position. But there are other candidates too.

scotland map new

14th August, 2018 (12 Comments)

The £428 million Digital Scotland (DSSB) project with BT (Openreach) has announced that their roll-out of FTTC and FTTP based “superfast broadband” ISP technology has managed to reach an additional 900,000 homes and businesses across Scotland since it began.

Internet call centre uk

14th August, 2018 (4 Comments)

Living with a hearing problem is no fun and there can be different forms of such disabilities, which means a solution that works for one group may be unusable for others. Suffice to say that we expect the largest broadband ISPs to cater for such scenarios but a new investigation by Cable.co.uk suggests some are falling short.

hyperoptic engineer working in street getreading

14th August, 2018 (6 Comments)

Property developer CALA Homes has today signed a new partnership agreement with “full fibre” (FTTP/B) UK ISP Hyperoptic, which will result in residents of CALA’s new build home developments in West Scotland being offered “day one access to gigabit broadband speeds“.

virgin media superhub 3 router

14th August, 2018 (18 Comments)

After nearly two years Intel has finally published an advisory and formal CVE entry for a flaw in their Puma 5, 6 and 7 chipsets that resulted in various broadband ISP routers, such as Virgin Media UK’s Hub 3.0 (ARRIS TG2492S/CE), suffering from a mix of latency spikes and a DDoS security vulnerability.

mobile mast tower signal uk

14th August, 2018 (13 Comments)

The latest “scientific” H1 2018 examination of 4G and 3G mobile network operator performance across the United Kingdom, which was conducted by RootMetrics and IHS Markit, has today seen EE and Three UK come top with a quality score of 96 and 93 out of 100 (respectively).

virgin media fibre trench and cable

13th August, 2018 (9 Comments)

The city of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear is the next to benefit from Virgin Media’s rollout of their cable ultrafast broadband and TV network, which currently covers half of the city and will now be extended to a further 7,000 premises. Separately VM has also updated their Virgin TV Go app with a download feature.

ethernet optical fibre

13th August, 2018 (0 Comments)

Manchester-based ISP Vaioni Wholesale has announced a new “multi-million-pound” investment in its Ethernet Network (V.E.N), which they hope will enable them to build one of the “most powerful Software Defined Networks” in the United Kingdom. No sums were mentioned for the investment.

broadway partners tv whitespace tvws uk broadband

13th August, 2018 (13 Comments)

Some 400 homes residing within 6 kilometres of Llantilio Crossenny in Monmouthshire (Wales, UK) will be the next to benefit from fixed wireless superfast broadband via Broadway Partners, which will use the new long range TV White Space (TVWS) technology to deliver their internet connectivity.

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