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6th June, 2014 (0 Comments)

Customers who have been migrated from BE Broadband to Sky Broadband’s network, specifically those who had taken the extra BE Webhosting service, have been told that their old email addresses (@bethere.co.uk) and webspace will cease to function on 31st July 2014.

2nd December, 2013 (2 Comments)

The rumour mill rarely stops turning and the latest to blast through our inbox, supported by reports from several usually credible sources, suggest that BSkyB (Sky Broadband) has held discussions with some ISPs about the prospect of launching a wholesale or business solution via their fixed line network.

25th November, 2013 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK (Telefonica), which last month announced that their unbundled (LLU) wholesale fixed line broadband platform (formerly BE Wholesale) would be closed down at the end of February 2014 (here), has now confirmed that the remaining business services will also be switched to BT.

15th November, 2013 (4 Comments)

Selected customers of BE Broadband have over the past couple of weeks started to receive the first advanced migration notification letters from Sky Broadband (BSkyB) and most have only been given one month to decide whether or not they wish to leave.

25th October, 2013 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK (Telefonica) has confirmed that its O2/BE Wholesale platform, which was retained after Sky (Sky Broadband) gobbled up the providers fixed line broadband and phone customers earlier this year, will now be closed in February 2014.

24th September, 2013 (31 Comments)

A huge fire that began on Friday morning at the JBJ Business Park on Northampton Road (England), which took place at a PoP near to the Blisworth Telephone Exchange, has resulted in a major loss of local broadband Internet connectivity. It has also affected telecoms services to 16 other exchanges in the region.

19th August, 2013 (13 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) have quietly updated their FAQ pages with more information about the forthcoming migration of O2 UK and BE Broadband fixed line ISP customers, which was previously expected to begin during the “autumn“. We now know that this process will start in October 2013 and should end sooner than expected.

17th August, 2013 (8 Comments)

Business ISP Andrews and Arnold (AAISP) has confirmed that they’ve started moving “a lot of” BE/O2 Wholesale broadband lines over to their other back-haul carrier (TalkTalk Wholesale), which has primarily been caused by a loss of customers and related “uncertainty over the Sky take over“.

15th August, 2013 (7 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband (plus those of many other UK ISPs) should now be able to access the Radio Times, Crystal Palace FC, Taylor Swift and over 100 other legitimate websites after providers resolved a problem in their court-ordered internet censorship system that occurred because Rights Holders failed to check the data.

14th August, 2013 (6 Comments)

Customers of BE Broadband, which is now owned by BSkyB (Sky Broadband), have been told that Sky intends to “recreate BE on their own network as a premium service“, which will based off their top Fibre Unlimited Pro (76Mbps) FTTC product with a few extras bolted-on top.

26th July, 2013 (6 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has officially leapfrogged Virgin Media to become the country’s second largest consumer broadband ISP after it saw a sharp acceleration of growth by gobbling up O2’s fixed line subscribers. As a result Sky’s latest Q2-2013 report saw related customers grow by +519,000 in the quarter to total 4.906m (up from +152k added in Q1).

5th June, 2013 (7 Comments)

Internet provider BE Broadband (aka – BE Unlimited), which is now owned by BSkyB (Sky Broadband), has been told by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that they can no longer claim to offer “unlimited downloads” after the ISP threatened to disconnect customers that make heavy use of their service.

30th May, 2013 (2 Comments)

Sky Broadband’s (BSkyB) Director of Communications Products, Lyssa McGowan, last night held an “Ask the MD” session on BE Broadband’s forum that revealed a little more about the operators plans for BE and O2’s fixed line broadband customers. Some of the news was good, some bad.

17th May, 2013 (0 Comments)

As widely expected the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has today formally “cleared” Sky Broadband’s (BSkyB) £180m+ acquisition of O2 UK and sibling BE Broadband’s fixed line internet and phone customers.

8th May, 2013 (3 Comments)

The latest quarterly results from O2 UK (BE Broadband) appear to suggest that the ISPs fixed line home broadband customers have been climbing over themselves to escape the forthcoming migration to Sky Broadband (BSkyB) as subscriber figures fell by a staggering -40,700 in Q1-2013 to total 519,400.

1st May, 2013 (19 Comments)

Customers of O2 / BE Broadband’s fixed line home broadband and phone service have this week been told that the £180m+ sale to Sky Broadband (BSkyB) “has now gone through” and related subscribers are thus “officially with Sky“. But the actual migration to Sky will not get underway until this Autumn 2013.

19th April, 2013 (11 Comments)

The anticipated £180m+ acquisition by BSkyB (Sky Broadband) of O2 UK and BE Broadband’s fixed line internet and phone customers (full details), which was originally due to complete by the end of April 2013 (subject to regulatory clearance), could suffer a delay.

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