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13th October, 2021 (4 Comments)

A complaint by rival UK mobile operator giffgaff has resulted in the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banning a website ad for VOXI – the MVNO sub-brand for Vodafone – over “misleading” price claims, which centres around the way they advertised their 12GB data (mobile broadband) plan for £10 per month.

talktalk uk broadband isp 2020

29th September, 2021 (10 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has banned a TV and email advert for ISP TalkTalk’s home broadband packages, which occurred after they were found to have misleadingly pledged “no mid-contract rises” on supposedly “fixed” price plans, only to later increase their prices during the fixed contract period.

o2 uk mobile sim

22nd September, 2021 (11 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (VMO2) has had one of its press adverts banned by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after rival EE (BT) complained that it misleadingly made a claim of being “Britain’s Best for Coverage,” which was based on flaky feedback from a consumer survey, rather than objective technical evidence.

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14th September, 2021 (28 Comments)

Alternative UK ISP Swish Fibre, which is deploying its own Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, has accused BT of trying to censor (via a complaint to the advertising watchdog) its own tongue-in-cheek campaign that attempted to highlight the “misleading practice of promoting speed-sapping copper-mix services as ‘Fibre broadband’.”

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28th July, 2021 (5 Comments)

A complaint by rival mobile operator EE (BT) has prompted the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ban several of Vodafone’s adverts after they “misleadingly” claimed to be the “UK’s Best Network” or “UK’s best mobile data network” for 4G and 5G services (mobile broadband).

Three-UK-Fastest-5G-Network-TV-Advert

21st July, 2021 (13 Comments)

A complaint raised by rival mobile operator Vodafone has today resulted in the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banning two TV adverts for Three UK, one of which “misleadingly” claimed to offer the “UK’s fastest 5G network” (broadband speed) and the other claimed they were the only “real 5G” operator.

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16th July, 2021 (22 Comments)

UK ISP Swish Fibre, which is deploying a 10Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover 250,000 premises in England (Home Counties), has launched an entertaining new advertising campaign that aims to highlight the differences between “speed-sapping” copper-mix “Fake Fibre” services and Full Fibre ones.

talktalk uk broadband isp 2020

2nd July, 2021 (20 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has confirmed that they’re investigating budget broadband provider TalkTalk after the ISP announced a price hike earlier this year (here), which somewhat controversially also hit some customers who had previously signed-up under the promise of “no mid-contract price rises“.

5th May, 2021 (14 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a poster advert for BT’s Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband service after it was found to have “misleadingly” claimed to offer “more reliable speeds” than a similar package on Virgin Media’s network in the Bristol area.

31st March, 2021 (41 Comments)

A new report from WIK-Consult, which was commissioned by CityFibre, has claimed that the introduction of a new UK labelling system, with better information on broadband services, could increase consumer take-up of gigabit Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) ISP products by 40% (i.e. an extra 1.6 million homes by 2025).

o2 uk mobile sim

24th February, 2021 (11 Comments)

Complaints by rival mobile operators EE (BT) and Vodafone have resulted in the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banning several adverts for O2’s (Telefonica) mobile service, which the authority ruled had “misleadingly” claimed itself to be “the UK’s No.1 Network,” albeit without adequate substantiation.

three uk mobile broadband

24th February, 2021 (53 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned several adverts for mobile operator Three UK after they all were found to have made the same “misleading” claim of offering the “Best Network for Data” (mobile broadband), which the watchdog said could not be substantiated.

17th February, 2021 (13 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a TV advert for one of ISP Sky Broadband’s bundles with their Pay TV service, which featured the popular computer-animated Minions characters from Universal Pictures, after rival provider BT complained that the price offer was “misleading.“

Internet Download High Speed Concept Illustration. 1 Gbps in Focus. Global Broadband Networks Speed 3D.

27th December, 2020 (47 Comments)

As the level of “gigabit capable” UK broadband ISP network coverage continues to rapidly expand then more and more people are now finding out what those working within telecoms and computer networking have known for a long time –  being able to get or harness the full 1000Mbps (1Gbps) isn’t always possible.. yet.

2nd December, 2020 (36 Comments)

A new study by WIK, which was commissioned by the FTTH Council Europe, has found that consumers are still being confused by the use (or abuse) of the term “fibre” in broadband ISP advertising, which can just as easily refer to slower hybrid connections (e.g. FTTC using copper and fibre lines) as it can a “full fibre” (FTTP) service.

sky broadband uk tv 2020

12th August, 2020 (6 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has banned two adverts for Sky’s (Sky Broadband) TV and Netflix bundles, which promoted a £20 or £25 one-off setup fee to new customers but failed to make sufficiently clear that existing customers would have to pay an upfront fee of “up to £219“.

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8th July, 2020 (7 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has, following a complaint raised by BT, banned two press adverts for mobile operator O2 UK after it promoted a special deal on a bundle with the Microsoft Surface Pro X and iPad devices, albeit without making all of the associated costs completely clear.

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