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openreach mortar bomb

17th September, 2018 - 2:46 pm (11 Comments)

On the list of things that telecoms engineers dread finding, unexploded bombs from World War II must surely feature right at the top. Such munitions are potentially very unstable and the heavy bombing campaigns of the past mean that even today people are still discovering them across the UK.

wightfibre gigabit island

17th September, 2018 - 12:24 pm (1 Comment)

The CEO of cable broadband ISP WightFibre, John Irvine, has issued a short update on their £35m project to deploy a new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network to cover 53,000 of the 61,000 homes on the Isle of Wight (Hampshire) by the end of 2022.

wifi wireless signal

17th September, 2018 - 11:25 am (0 Comments)

A new trial has begun that could eventually see thousands of social housing properties in multiple tower blocks across the city of Leeds (Yorkshire) being given “free” access to a bog standard 5Mbps broadband connection (after a small one-off fee is paid), which uses WiFi wireless technology.

gigaclear fibre optic bridge work

17th September, 2018 - 10:15 am (7 Comments)

Rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has today refreshed their line-up of packages, not least by scrapping their old 50Mbps, 100Mbps and 200Mbps tiers in favour of an entry-level 30Mbps service and generally cheaper prices all the way of up their top 900Mbps FTTP home broadband plan. The installation fee is also now free.

community fibre dig london

17th September, 2018 - 12:01 am (5 Comments)

Jeremy Chelot, CEO of London-based Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) ISP Community Fibre, has told as part of our new interview that he wants to see a “full fibre” USO and is working toward an aspiration of covering more than 1 million UK premises with 10Gbps capable broadband by 2025.


14th September, 2018 - 3:46 pm (20 Comments)

The remote rural Orkney islands, specifically the tiny isles of Papay and North Ronaldsay, could be about to see an improvement to their dire local broadband ISP speeds after Openreach (BT) reportedly agreed to at least “investigate the practicalities” of delivering faster connectivity to the area via a new wireless link.

wireless broadband radio spectrum signal

14th September, 2018 - 1:00 pm (9 Comments)

Ofcom has today published the technical advice that they recently submitted to Government, which proposes a number of ways in which near universal UK Mobile (3G, 4G, 5G) coverage might be achieved (public subsidy, rural wholesale access etc.), beyond what will be established via their forthcoming auction of the 700MHz band.

virgin media high resolution

14th September, 2018 - 9:00 am (48 Comments)

Cable broadband and TV operator Virgin Media UK are for a limited time offering their VIVID 108Mbps ultrafast broadband and phone package at just £29 per month for the first 12 months of service (£47 per month thereafter) to new customers, but this promotion is only available to order until 30th September 2018.

Connecting Shropshire UK Logo

14th September, 2018 - 8:30 am (26 Comments)

A new report on local economic growth will next week warn Shropshire County Council in England of the “disappointing” news that their goal of providing all homes and businesses in the region with access to “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) by 2020 is “no longer likely [to] be achieved,” but it should get there eventually.

10Mbps broadband uk uso usc

13th September, 2018 - 1:01 pm (22 Comments)

Ofcom has revealed that only BT (Openreach), KCOM, Hyperoptic, Quickline and Broadway Partners have expressed a formal interest in becoming suppliers for the new Universal Service Obligation (USO), which from 2020 will make it possible for anybody in a slow speed area to request a broadband speed of at least 10Mbps.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

13th September, 2018 - 11:56 am (9 Comments)

The European Court of Human Rights has today ruled that the United Kingdom’s mass surveillance programmes, which came to light in 2013 after ex-NSA employee Edward Snowden leaked significant details to the press, were unlawful and “incapable of keeping the ‘interference’ to what is ‘necessary in a democratic society’“.

european union flag

13th September, 2018 - 10:50 am (9 Comments)

The UK Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab, has this morning confirmed that both Vodafone and Three UK have committed to retain free EU mobile roaming after Brexit and that the Government would “legislate for a limit on roaming charges” in the event of a no-deal outcome.

5g mobile sim logo uk

13th September, 2018 - 8:22 am (2 Comments)

The UK Government has this week posted a brief update on their £200m national 5G Testbeds and Trials (5GTT) programme, which summarises all of their existing projects to test the future ultrafast wireless broadband technology and also hints at their plans for the next 12 months.

censorship internet button

12th September, 2018 - 2:35 pm (9 Comments)

The European Parliament has today voted to approve a mildly softened version of Article 11 (aka – “link tax“) and Article 13 (aka – “upload filters“) in their proposed new Copyright Directive, which among other things places restrictions on the sharing of news content and threatens mass automated internet censorship.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

12th September, 2018 - 12:11 pm (7 Comments)

The UK telecoms and media regulator, Ofcom, has today announced that former BT / EE Director Mansoor Hanif has been appointed to become their new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective from 17th September 2018. He takes over the position from Steve Unger, who departed Ofcom in June.

cityfibre development manager elaine doherty

12th September, 2018 - 10:06 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has appointed Elaine Doherty to be the City Development Manager for Edinburgh and Stirling in Scotland, which is due to benefit from a joint £110m project with UK ISP Vodafone to deploy a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network.

vodafone and cityfibre home wall ftth install

12th September, 2018 - 8:50 am (53 Comments)

ISP Vodafone has today revealed how much UK consumers will need to pay in order to access their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) based “Gigafast Broadband” network, which is initially being rolled out to cover 1 million homes in up to 12 of Cityfibre’s existing cities by the end of 2021.

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