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Tim Creswick Vorboss CEO

25th May, 2024 (2 Comments)

In a new interview the CEO of London-focused business ISP Vorboss, Timothy Creswick, has spoken to ISPreview about the progress they’ve made with their 100Gbps full fibre network roll-out, as well as their future plans, market consolidation, gigabit broadband vouchers for urban areas and Ofcom’s market regulation.

virgin media o2 engineer at work over trench 2021

24th May, 2024 (9 Comments)

Broadband network builder nexfibre, which shares some of the same parentage as retail UK ISP partner Virgin Media (VMO2), has been hit with fines and charges totalling £11.3k in Somerset and £30k in Devon (England) after the local courts found them guilty of various roadworks offences that “posed a danger to pedestrians“.

Virgin Media O2 Engineer Working Inside FTTP Cabinet

23rd May, 2024 (0 Comments)

Network operator nexfibre has just expanded their 2Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) broadband network, alongside partner UK ISP Virgin Media (VMO2), to cover an additional 24,000 premises in the Merseyside (England) borough of Wirral.

23rd May, 2024 (3 Comments)

The UK government’s £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout scheme has today awarded the £43 million (state aid) regional contract for Cheshire (Lot 17) in England to alternative network provider Freedom Fibre. The deal aims to extend their gigabit capable full fibre (FTTP) network to 15,000 additional premises in hard to reach rural areas.

freeola logo

23rd May, 2024 (20 Comments)

Internet and web hosting provider Freeola has informed ISPreview that they’ve just become the latest on a small list of UK ISPs to launch consumer home broadband packages based off Openreach’s new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) powered 1.2Gbps and 1.8Gbps (both 120Mbps upstream) download speed tiers.

Fibre optic broadband cables connecting to a house by CoPilot AI for MJ - 210524

22nd May, 2024 (29 Comments)

The second of two reports from strategic consultancy firm Eight Advisory has today been published, which proposes a list of “actionable recommendations” for how alternative full fibre (FTTP) broadband networks (Altnet) and their ISP partners can boost customer take-up to reach their commercial and financial objectives.

Fibre-optic-cable-by-Copilot-AI-15022024

22nd May, 2024 (4 Comments)

The wholesale division of Virgin Media O2 Business (VMO2), which supplies UK broadband ISPs and network operators with connectivity services, has today launched new diverse fibre routes and high bandwidth services into the Equinix flagship datacentre site, Manchester MA5.

Vorboss-Engineers-Working-2024

22nd May, 2024 (1 Comment)

Internet provider Vorboss, which is investing £300m via Fern Trading to deploy a 100Gbps full fibre network (Ethernet and broadband) – dedicated to business – across central London, has been recognized for the third year in a row by the City of London Corporation (CoLC) as part of the Considerate Contractor Streetworks Scheme, for delivering “exemplary” work.

Contract under magnifying glass

22nd May, 2024 (13 Comments)

The UK telecoms, internet and media regulator, Ofcom, has today hit broadband ISP BT (including subsidiaries EE and Plusnet) with a fine of £2.8 million, which occurred after their investigation found the operator had “failed to provide” 1.1 million customers with clear and simple contract information before signing up to a new deal.

yayzi_broadband_logo_image

22nd May, 2024 (2 Comments)

Internet provider Yayzi Broadband are preparing to make some big changes over the coming months, firstly by launching a Mobile (SIM) service and, secondly, by expanding the availability of their MultiGig (up to 2.3Gbps) broadband packages on CityFibre’s network to also work across alternative networks from MS3 and Freedom Fibre.

grain_connect_fibre_optic_build

21st May, 2024 (5 Comments)

Alternative network builder and UK ISP Grain (Grain Connect) has today revealed their they’ve now signed up 30,000 customers to their gigabit-capable full fibre (FTTP) network, which is up from 28k a month ago. On top of that, their coverage has grown from 207,000 premises passed (Ready for Service) to 220,000 over the same period.

Big Ben, Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament - 123rf

21st May, 2024 (8 Comments)

A new survey of 104 Ministers of Parliament, which was conducted by consultancy firm Cluttons and YouGov, has revealed that both Government (Conservative) and opposition (Labour) MPs are extremely pessimistic about the country hitting any of the current coverage targets for 5G (SA) based mobile and fixed gigabit broadband networks.

Network cable connected to wifi router on white background.

21st May, 2024 (8 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today published a new paper that sets out its options and vision for how the upper 6GHz radio spectrum band (6425 to 7125MHz) could potentially be released and then shared between both 5G mobile (mobile broadband) and Wi-Fi networks (e.g. home WiFi).

Cuckoo-Logo-Yellow-Stacked-2023

21st May, 2024 (1 Comment)

Internet provider Cuckoo, which is in the process of becoming the main retail broadband outlet for Fern Trading‘s (Octopus Investments) consolidated full fibre networks (Jurassic Fibre, Swish Fibre, Giganet and AllPoints Fibre), has renewed its relationship with GoCardless to provide future payment services.

TalkTalk-Logo-in-Office-Next-to-Balloons

21st May, 2024 (10 Comments)

The founder of TalkTalk, Sir Charles Dunstone, and fellow shareholders are reportedly preparing to inject around £180m of new equity into the financially troubled UK internet provider. The move would help to tackle the threat of two large debt repayments, which are due over the coming months and said to total up to over £1bn.

Streetwave-Mobile-Coverage-Map-of-20-London-Boroughs

21st May, 2024 (0 Comments)

Mobile network analyst firm Streetwave has today published a new study that attempts to rank 20 of London’s Boroughs based on the level of “Good Mobile Coverage” they receive from the UK’s mobile network operators. Overall, Southwark had the highest average levels of Good Coverage (76.3%), while Barnet had the lowest (48%).

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21st May, 2024 (9 Comments)

A new Opinium survey of 2,004 UK adults, which was commissioned by Uswitch.com and conducted between 16th April 2024 to 22nd April 2024, has claimed that broadband ISP customers who haven’t switched for 7-8 years are the worst off, paying on average £22.10 extra a month. The situation is almost as bad for mobile users’ too.

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