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18th February, 2020 (24 Comments)

Just like clockwork Sky (Sky Broadband) has this week announced a new set of annual price hikes, which for some broadband customers will see the monthly price they pay increase by an extra £2 from 1st April 2020. But newer Sky “superfast broadband” (FTTC) and some TV plans will not be increased.

18th February, 2020 (8 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT will today soft launch a new range of “flexible” TV packages on 24 month contract terms, which gives subscribers a choice of content bolt-ons that can easily be changed. As part of that the platform has also completed its promise to fully integrate Sky’s NOW TV service via a single bill.

17th February, 2020 (11 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media recently confirmed that it intends to close 25 of its stores and kiosks across the United Kingdom, which will put around 110 jobs at risk. Once completed the move will leave around 53 stores and kiosks open across the country but staff fear that more may follow.

17th February, 2020 (7 Comments)

A new broadband operator called Optifi Limited, which doesn’t yet appear to have a website, has cropped up in the UK market with an ambition to build an open access Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to “serve primarily residential” homes, as well as some commercial properties and related communal facilities.

17th February, 2020 (5 Comments)

Cable TV and broadband ISP Virgin Media has quietly boosted their existing range of service discounts by temporarily removing the £35 one-off set up fee from all fixed line packages with a 12 month contract term, which affects everything from standalone broadband to broadband + phone and triple play bundles with TV etc.

17th February, 2020 (9 Comments)

Significant flooding (c. 200 warnings issued), power outages and winds gusting over 90 mph as a result of Storm Dennis – the second major storm since Ciara just last weekend – has caused a fair bit of damaged to the broadband and telecoms infrastructure of multiple operators across the United Kingdom.

15th February, 2020 (27 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP Vodafone UK appears to have cut the price of their top two Gigafast Broadband products (500Mbps and 900Mbps) by £8 per month, which is what they offer in urban areas covered by Cityfibre’s on-going Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network build.

15th February, 2020 (4 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has today published yet another “Loyalty Penalty” focused survey of 7,517 members, which claims that 68% of current broadband ISP deals from the big operators see UK customers being hit with significant price hikes when their contract ends (some prices jumped by as much as 89%).

14th February, 2020 (10 Comments)

As expected UK ISP BT has now begun reminding customers of their various consumer fixed line broadband, phone and mobile services that they should expect a small 1.3% increase in the price they pay from March 2020, which has been matched to the CPI level of inflation (Consumer Prices Index).

14th February, 2020 (114 Comments)

After a delay Three UK (Hutchison 3G UK) has this morning announced the launch of their 5G mobile network for Smartphone users, which will be available across busy parts of 65 new locations from the end of this month. Previously they’d only been able to launch the network on their dedicated Mobile Broadband service.

14th February, 2020 (21 Comments)

Starting tomorrow all fixed broadband, mobile, home phone and pay TV providers will be required to implement Ofcom’s end-of-contract notification system (sent by text, email or letter), which is designed to help tackle the so-called “loyalty penalty” by keeping customers informed about the best deals and encouraging switching.

13th February, 2020 (22 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has published their Q4 2019 results, which reveals that their “gigabit capable” broadband and TV network was extended to another 154,000 premises in the quarter (up from 119K in Q3) and their total broadband base now stands at 5,271,000 (up by 1.9K in Q4 vs 2.4K in Q3).

13th February, 2020 (0 Comments)

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has initiated yet another cabinet reshuffle. As a result Nicky Morgan has been replaced by Oliver Dowden CBE (MP for Hertsmere) as the Secretary of State for the the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), who among other things will oversee the roll-out of gigabit broadband.

13th February, 2020 (4 Comments)

Telecoms kit maker Ericsson has announced that they’ve been able to achieve mobile broadband download speeds of 4.3Gbps by harnessing 800MHz of spectrum frequency in the millimeter Wave (mmW) bands, which was crucially achieved during interoperability testing using regular commercial solutions.

13th February, 2020 (3 Comments)

The Colchester Borough Council (CBC) in Essex appears to be in the process of approving a proposal from Swedish operator VXFIBER, which is looking to invest £10m in order to build a new gigabit-capable “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP network that will eventually cover most of the town (homes and businesses).

13th February, 2020 (29 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced plans to trial ReTransmission (ReTx / G.INP) technology on “more” of their Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) based broadband network, but what the public briefing doesn’t tell you is that this time they’re going to try rolling it out on their estate of ECI street cabinets.

12th February, 2020 (1 Comment)

UK ISP Airband has announced that they’ve begun work on the new state aid supported Broadband for Rural Businesses in Oxfordshire (BiRO) project, which despite the name aims to supply 557 business and 619 incidental residential premises with access to their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

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