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13th November, 2018 - 12:56 pm (18 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today named the first UK cities to benefit from their commercial roll-out of ultrafast multi-Gigabit capable 5G mobile and wireless home broadband technology, which is due to begin later next year. Naturally London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast are on the list.

Vodafone UK 2016

13th November, 2018 - 7:35 am (10 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP Vodafone UK has reported that they added +44,000 new fixed line home broadband customers during the last quarter (Q2 FY19) to total 479,000, which is down from the +52,000 added in the previous quarter to June 2018. Meanwhile their mobile base shrank to 17,055,000 (quarterly fall of -377,000).

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12th November, 2018 - 2:20 pm (24 Comments)

The government has today revealed that 7,000 UK businesses and surrounding homes have taken advantage of their £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS), but strong demand means they now expect the funding to dry up a year sooner than expected. In response the top voucher values have been cut to £2,500.

juice broadband coverage

12th November, 2018 - 12:25 pm (7 Comments)

Poole-based ISP Juice Broadband has once again expanded the coverage of their 50Mbps capable Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) superfast broadband network in Dorset, which has just seen a new mast go live to cover more of the rural Purbeck and Studland areas. They’ve also launched a 300Mbps service for Bournemouth.

postoffice uk broadband

12th November, 2018 - 12:01 am (1 Comment)

The Post Office’s ISP division will later today remove the unlimited UK weekend phone calls plan from their various broadband packages and replace it with a time-limited offer of 3 months free Anytime Plus UK calls (+£10 a month thereafter). Anyone who still wants free weekend calls will need to pay +£2 extra.

gigaclear fibre optic trench digging

10th November, 2018 - 11:31 am (38 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project and UK ISP Gigaclear have issued a new joint statement, which states that the provider has yet to “demonstrate a credible approach” for each area in their revised roll-out plan. As a result their state aid supported deployment of 1Gbps FTTP broadband remains on hold.

1st place cup broadband award

10th November, 2018 - 12:01 am (13 Comments)

A new survey by consumer magazine Which? has named the best and worst rated 12 home broadband ISPs for customer satisfaction, which saw Zen Internet (86%) come top and Sky Broadband (47%) fall to the bottom. But the survey also warned that many people are paying over the odds by choosing to remain loyal.

van_for_openreach_bt_engineers

9th November, 2018 - 3:51 pm (6 Comments)

A new report from Sky News is claiming that BT has appointed investment bank Lazard to oversee the possible £200m+ sale of their BT Fleet division, which owns and manages many of the vehicles used by Openreach and various other companies including the AA, EDF and National Grid etc.

aquiss uk isp

9th November, 2018 - 2:56 pm (5 Comments)

Shropshire-based ISP Aquiss has launched a new discount on their unlimited Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) based superfast broadband packages when taken without phone line rental, which offers the first 6 months of service on a 12 month minimum contract term at half price to new customers.

ee uk logo

9th November, 2018 - 12:01 am (16 Comments)

ISP EE (BT) has announced that they are to increase the price of UK and international calls for their fixed line home broadband and phone (line rental) subscribers from 22nd January 2019. On top of that they’ll also introduce a new charge for late payment, effective from 23rd March 2019.

wireless signal uk map

8th November, 2018 - 4:40 pm (2 Comments)

Ofcom has today announced that they will be imminently releasing more radio spectrum in the licence exempt 57-71GHz bands, which they suggest could be used to help deliver fixed wireless broadband and 5G style connections at potentially “fibre-like speeds“.

broadband_router_modem

8th November, 2018 - 12:11 pm (2 Comments)

Network security testers at 360 Netlab have identified a new botnet called “BCMPUPnP_Hunter,” which uses vulnerabilities in Broadcom’s implementation of the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol to hijack broadband ISP routers from manufactures like Billion, D-Link, TP-Link , ZyXEL etc.

complaint UK consumer broadband isp and phone gripes

8th November, 2018 - 9:52 am (5 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Q2 2018 UK complaints report finds that consumer moans are falling, while Sky Broadband attracted the least gripes for fixed line broadband (TalkTalk attracted the most) and it was the same story for landline phone services. Pay TV and Mobile providers are also included.

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8th November, 2018 - 8:40 am (20 Comments)

A Sky News report has today claimed that TalkTalk’s proposed £1.5bn plan to roll-out a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 3 million UK premises may have stalled, which allegedly stems from a valuation dispute with investment partner Infracapital.

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8th November, 2018 - 7:31 am (15 Comments)

The latest financial update (calendar Q3 2018) from cable ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has seen them add a further 109,000 UK premises to their ultrafast broadband and TV network coverage, while their internet access subscriber base hit 5,202,900 (up by 36.4k in Q3 vs 30k in Q2 and 31.2k in Q1).

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8th November, 2018 - 2:44 am (0 Comments)

Last month the Welsh Government awarded a new £13m contract to BT (Openreach) in order to further extend their FTTP and FTTC based broadband ISP network across rural Wales (here), but this left a question mark over how unfinished builds from Phase 1 would be dealt with under the new Phase 2 deal.

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8th November, 2018 - 1:24 am (0 Comments)

The community built and 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network for Michaelston-y-Fedw in Wales (here) has been named as the only UK finalist in this year’s forthcoming 2018 European Broadband Awards event.

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