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16th January, 2020 (5 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has, after a short delay, finally made ultrafast 5G technology available on their Sky Mobile plans at no extra cost (with VIP), which as part of their existing Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement is based off the new network being deployed by O2 (Telefonica UK) in the 3.4GHz band.

16th January, 2020 (7 Comments)

London-focused UK ISP Community Fibre has today confirmed that the roll-out of their Gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network has now reached their first target of 100,000 premises. On top of that they have plans in place that should see this grow to 370,000 homes via 40 of London’s largest landlords.

16th January, 2020 (1 Comment)

Mobile operator O2 (Telefonica UK) has today announced its own plans for an Open Radio Access Network (OpenRAN), which works to standardise the design and functionality of mobile network (3G, 4G or 5G) hardware and software (i.e. making network deployments more cost effective). Vodafone also plans O-RAN trials (here) in rural areas.

16th January, 2020 (47 Comments)

The Government has just approved some changes to the rules and eligibility criteria for both their £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) and the £200m Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RGC) programme, which effectively harmonises both schemes and helps the funding get to the right areas.

15th January, 2020 (0 Comments)

Millions of SSE’s retail energy, broadband ISP and home phone customers have today officially become part of Ovo after the company completed its £500m acquisition. Initially nothing is expected to change for SSE’s customers, although over time there may be more differences.

15th January, 2020 (2 Comments)

The Advocate General for the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Campos Sánchez-Bordona, has today issued a landmark legal “opinion” that could effectively limit the ability of national security agencies (e.g. GCHQ) to force internet providers (e.g. broadband ISPs) into the bulk retention of personal customer data.

15th January, 2020 (28 Comments)

UK ISP Vodafone has today finally confirmed our report from last month (here), which revealed that their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network with Cityfibre had gone live in the city of Cambridge. The deployment is costing £20m and will ultimately cover around 60,000 local premises.

15th January, 2020 (9 Comments)

Cable broadband and TV operator Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has announced the appointment of Severina Pascu to become its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), which will become effective from 1st February 2020 and help to lead the ISP through an “exciting new growth chapter.”

14th January, 2020 (19 Comments)

At present Openreach (BT) already provides their Gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to UK new build home developments of 30+ plots for free, while smaller builds could only get a discount. The good news is that they’ve today extended this free build offer to new sites of just 20+ plots.

14th January, 2020 (1 Comment)

The UK broadband ISP and phone division of the Post Office has today been fined £175,000 after the national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, found that they had overcharged customers, specifically those people with hearing or speech impairments who made telephone calls using a relay service.

14th January, 2020 (0 Comments)

Buckinghamshire-based UK business ISP MLL Telecom has announced that their long standing CEO, Gary Marven, is to retire after 10 years in the job and hand over to new boss Shaun Ledgerwood. Gary will however remain a Director of the business.

14th January, 2020 (7 Comments)

Mobile operators EE and Vodafone have today come top in umlaut‘s (formerly P3) annual 2019 UK Mobile Network Test, which used a range of different benchmarks to test 3G and 4G (voice and data / broadband) services across 21 cities, 29 towns and along 10,700km of major roads.

13th January, 2020 (36 Comments)

Once again the National Farmers Union has published the results from its annual online and telephone based survey of several hundred members, which found that just 17% of farmers had access to “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) speeds (up from 16% last year and 4% in 2015) and 15% have no indoor mobile signal at all.

13th January, 2020 (51 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) appears to have added 7 new UK locations to their roll-out plan for Gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP technology, which largely reflects the outcome from a recent consolidation of smaller builds in to fewer, but larger, build areas.

13th January, 2020 (1 Comment)

Rural UK ISP Airband has today unveiled a new mission statement to mark their 10th anniversary, which says: “Transforming Connectivity for people and communities who deserve better.” Apparently this will underpin the firm’s aim of growing their position as a provider for “under-served communities and demand-led projects.”

13th January, 2020 (23 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has announced that their new ultrafast 5G data (mobile broadband) network has now gone live in busy areas around the cities of Belfast, Edinburgh and Leeds, as well as the towns of Cheadle, Rochdale and Stockport around Greater Manchester. There’s also an update on 5G roaming and MORAN technology.

13th January, 2020 (3 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Symmetris Broadband, which has built a number of networks across rural parts of Norfolk and Suffolk, appears to have just completed the build of their very first 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network in the small neighbouring villages of Pedham and Hemblington.

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