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15th February, 2019 (11 Comments)

The Government has today set out its first ever Statement of Strategic Priorities (SSP) for UK mobile and broadband services, which requires Ofcom to reflect in their work the need to build “world-class digital infrastructure“, look at mobile roaming in rural areas and tackle the so-called “loyalty penalty” etc.

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15th February, 2019 (1 Comment)

A new estimate has suggested that Open Fibre Networks (OFN – formerly IFNL), which deploys Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) based ultrafast broadband ISP networks to new build home developments, has grown their network coverage to reach a little over 40,000 premises across the United Kingdom.

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15th February, 2019 (33 Comments)

We’ve today gathered together the latest information from our UK industry sources in order to produce a summary of the latest broadband ISP technology and service changes at Openreach (BT). On the list this time are new FTTC cabinets, the G.fast self install trial, SoGEA, FTTP on Demand (FoD) and more.

censored access internet

14th February, 2019 (27 Comments)

Despite what the politicians say, there’s no getting around the fact that last night’s agreement on a new EU Copyright Directive between the European Parliament and Council – particularly Article 11 (“link tax“) and Article 13 (“upload filters“) – is going to harm the sharing of online news and deliver mass automated censorship.

countybroadband uk

14th February, 2019 (0 Comments)

Rural focused UK ISP County Broadband, which last year secured £46m from Aviva Investors to help it deploy a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to 30,000 premises across the East of England, has recently updated a new website and prices for the full fibre service.

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13th February, 2019 (0 Comments)

The official registry for .UK domain names, Nominet, has launched a new channel availability tool called WaveDB Explore, which enables wireless broadband ISPs that are in the early stages of planning a deployment using TV White Space (TVWS) technology to identify where it will have the most impact.

micro ducting trial

13th February, 2019 (37 Comments)

Telecoms operator Openreach (BT) has today begun trials of a “new” civil engineering technique called “Micro Ducting“, which in some areas could be used to speed up the roll-out of their new Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP technology to UK homes and businesses.

5g mobile broadband users uk

13th February, 2019 (2 Comments)

A consortium of organisations in Worcestershire (England) have today switched-on Britain’s first factory trial of future 5G mobile technology, which is being funded by a grant of £4.8m from the UK government and will examine how the technology can help “smart factories” to become more productive.

vodafone cityfibre ftth cable reels

12th February, 2019 (11 Comments)

Cityfibre has appointed infrastructure firm Amey to build their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network in the Scottish city of Edinburgh (UK ISP Vodafone will supply to consumers), which is expected to cost a little over £100 million and be largely complete by around the end of 2021.

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12th February, 2019 (1 Comment)

Fixed wireless UK ISP Quickline (Bigblu) has extended their superfast broadband network to cover thousands of additional premises in the North Yorkshire town of Selby, which was only made possible after the central Selby Abbey church allowed the provider to install a mast on top of their building.

autonomous driverless uk car vehicles

12th February, 2019 (9 Comments)

The latest KPMG report into the readiness of countries for the adoption of driverless cars (autonomous vehicles) has seen the United Kingdom fall two places to be ranked 7th overall, which is just behind Sweden and Finland. Apparently we’re being hampered by poor infrastructure, particularly 4G mobile coverage and road quality.

plume_wifi_pods

12th February, 2019 (12 Comments)

Budget UK ISP TalkTalk has today teamed up with Plume to offer their existing broadband customers “exclusive” access to a new “cloud-coordinated” WiFi system that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to optimise your home wireless network, which it claims could improve the signal’s coverage, stability and speed.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

12th February, 2019 (59 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP Sky Broadband and Sky TV should be on the lookout for an announcement about the operator’s latest round of annual price increases next week, which we’ve just been informed will be officially introduced from the 1st April 2019 (same as last year).

fibre optic cables coloured from above

11th February, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Association of South Essex Local Authorities (ASELA), which consists of Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Essex County, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock, has secured an investment of £4.5m from the UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) fund to help build a new Gigabit broadband network.

kcom van with ladder on top

11th February, 2019 (13 Comments)

Cable TV and broadband ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has reportedly been linked by “multiple sources” to a potential acquisition of KCOM, which is the incumbent ISP for the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area in England.

security internet connected uk devices

11th February, 2019 (2 Comments)

A new study from biz broadband ISP Beaming has claimed that businesses in the UK were “attacked online” some 281,094 times each by cyber criminals during 2018 (up 23% year-on-year) via 1.3 million unique IP addresses. Most of those attempts originated from China, Brazil and Russia.

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11th February, 2019 (17 Comments)

The Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh Western, Alex Cole-Hamilton, has called for more co-ordination between “full fibre” broadband ISPs in the city because “residents … are at the end of their tether” due to repetitive roadworks being used to build the same type of optical fibre network several times over.

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