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25th October, 2021 (2 Comments)

Following a probe (here), the Competition and Markets Authority has decided to open a formal investigation into Motorola’s dual role within the delivery of the UK Government’s new 4G based Emergency Services Network (ESN) contract, which it fears could result in a “more expensive service for customers and, ultimately, the taxpayer“.

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25th October, 2021 (10 Comments)

Several major UK broadband ISPs, including BT, EE, Plusnet, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and Virgin Media (VMO2), have been ordered by London’s High Court to block six more streaming websites after they were found to be facilitating internet copyright infringement (piracy).

25th October, 2021 (0 Comments)

The Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (EM3LEP) has begun inviting private sector firms to express an interest in bidding for work on their plan to build and operate a new 94km long “full fibre” network, which aims to help deliver gigabit-capable broadband to business and communities across Surrey and Hampshire.

25th October, 2021 (13 Comments)

New UK customers of Openreach’s hybrid fibre G.fast broadband ISP and specific optical fibre (OSEA 6500 Filter Connect and OSEA Lite) products may face delays in getting related services provisioned, which comes after the operator suffered a shortage of electronic components in its supply chain (e.g. modems).

25th October, 2021 (2 Comments)

SpaceX’s Starlink service, which delivers ultrafast low latency broadband across the world via a mega constellation of satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), is reportedly one of several operators that may be “ close to striking a deal” to secure some of Vodafone UK’s radio spectrum to help boost their network capacity.

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25th October, 2021 (17 Comments)

The UK telecommunications regulator, Ofcom, has reportedly taken radical action to curb the plague of scam calls, which it is attempting to achieve by “ordering” major phone operators to automatically block any “suspicious” Voice-over-Internet (VoIP) calls that come from abroad if they pretend to come from numbers in the UK.

23rd October, 2021 (40 Comments)

Some of Virgin Media’s (VMO2) UK ultrafast broadband ISP customers, specifically those who don’t already take their Pay TV service, are once again being invited to take their long-awaited TV streaming (IPTV) product – simply called ‘Stream’ – and it will come “at no extra cost“. But this time there’s no mention of a trial.

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23rd October, 2021 (2 Comments)

The part publicly funded effort by Broadway Partners (ISP Broadway Broadband) to deploy a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover several rural communities in Pembrokeshire (Wales) appears to have hit a few problems, which has slowed their progress. But they may have already overcome them.

22nd October, 2021 (5 Comments)

Worcestershire-based wireless and full fibre broadband ISP Airband has today secured a significant £100m investment boost (debt financing) to help accelerate their rollout of a new ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which will now aim to cover 600,000 UK premises by the end of 2025.

Full Fibre Limited Engineers in Street Chamber

22nd October, 2021 (15 Comments)

Network builder FullFibre Limited has today named the next batch of 19 towns in England to benefit from their rollout of a new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network, which recently hit a build rate of 15,000 UK premises per month and aims to cover “at least” 500,000 premises by 2025.

22nd October, 2021 (10 Comments)

The Reading Borough Councillor for Transport, Tony Page, has warned CityFibre that the local traffic disruption being caused by their rollout of a new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network in the town is so bad that, if it doesn’t improve, they may “seek to remove” the company’s contractor Instalcom.

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22nd October, 2021 (7 Comments)

Customers of broadband ISP Virgin Media’s (VMO2) UK Pay TV service – reflecting around 3.5 million subscribers – might like to know that they’ll be able to access its “full range of premium kids entertainment and learning-based programmes” until 31st October 2021 and “at no extra cost” (including on-demand content).

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21st October, 2021 (32 Comments)

The County Councils Network (CCN), which is a cross-party special interest group of the Local Government Association (LGA) – representing 36 of England’s councils, has published a new report that warns of a growing divide in “gigabit-capable broadband” (1Gbps) coverage between urban cities and the “rural shires“.

Ogi full fibre digger

21st October, 2021 (6 Comments)

Emtelle UK, which is a global manufacturer of blown fibre and ducted network solution, has secured a multi-million pound contract to support Phase One of Ogi‘s £200m project (here) – backed by Infracapital – to deploy a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to 150,000 premises in South Wales by 2025.

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21st October, 2021 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator EE today claims to have launched the UK’s first “phone licence” (PhoneSmart Licence), which is really just a free educational website that aims to teach young people about “how to stay safe and be kind online“, and it will also help parents and guardians with related knowledge.

rural countryside broadband uk isp

21st October, 2021 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Quickline has launched a new website called ‘Connected Yorkshire’, which will act as a central hub for information on their state aid supported Superfast North Yorkshire (SFNY) phase 4 “superfast broadband” rollout project with NYnet and the North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC). It also covers West Yorkshire.

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21st October, 2021 (14 Comments)

Internet provider Plusnet has quietly introduced a new broadband router called the ‘Hub Two‘, which may be familiar to some as it looks to be a re-brand of parent operator BT’s SmartHub 2 (SH2) device, which was originally shipped in 2018 (here) to support a new range of G.fast and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based packages.

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