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23rd April, 2018 (16 Comments)

A new study into the impact on broadband ISP download speeds of peak (afternoon) vs off-peak (morning/daytime) internet usage at the largest six broadband providers in the United Kingdom has revealed that Plusnet suffers the biggest proportional drop in performance, while oddly TalkTalk got faster.

telephone united kingdom communications

19th April, 2018 (11 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has this week announced that they will next month begin consulting UK ISPs on the process and timeline for withdrawing their Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) service by 2025, which underpins a lot of traditional copper telephone lines (PSTN / POTS).

computer_internet_error

18th April, 2018 (1 Comment)

Ofcom has today published their latest Q4 2017 UK consumer complaints study, which notes that TalkTalk attracted the most gripes for both fixed line home broadband and landline phone services. Meanwhile BT were the naughtiest child for both Mobile and Pay TV.

bt business

18th April, 2018 (1 Comment)

BT has announced that they’ve today merged their ‘Business and Public Sector‘ and ‘Wholesale and Ventures‘ divisons in the UK and Republic of Ireland into a single unit – BT Enterprise. The operator stated that this move would “simplify its operating model” and “strengthen accountabilities.”

scotland broadband map uk project split

17th April, 2018 (9 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today announced that 95.5% of homes and businesses across Scotland should be able to order a “high speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) based internet line, although this figure drops to just 92.7% when considering those able to access “superfast broadband” speeds of 24Mbps+.

openreach_fttc_street_engineer_female

16th April, 2018 (40 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that they intend to conduct a new Proof of Concept (PoC) to test the impact of applying Seamless Rate Adaption (SRA) to their 40-80Mbps capable VDSL2 based Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband lines, which could help to keep such lines stable.

5g mobile broadband users uk

13th April, 2018 (12 Comments)

As expected the UK telecoms regulator has today finalised precisely how much extra mobile spectrum has been won in the recent auction of the 4G friendly 2.3GHz and future 5G targeted 3.4GHz radio spectrum bands, which saw EE (BT), O2, Three UK and Vodafone spend a total of £1.37bn.

openreach core fibre optic telecoms cable

12th April, 2018 (27 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has announced that they will NOT attempt to reintroduce a “temporary remedy” for Dark Fibre Access, which would have required BT (Openreach) to provide a restricted form of DFA in the leased line (Ethernet) markets for the period until March 2019. But DFA will be tried again.

long reach vdsl broadband trial at street cabinet

11th April, 2018 (39 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has confirmed that they will imminently begin withdrawing their Long Reach VDSL (LR-VDSL) broadband technology trial from several deployments across the UK, which at one point had been touted as way of helping to deliver on the government’s 10Mbps broadband USO.

bt old street cabinet vs fttc cabinet

10th April, 2018 (43 Comments)

A new study has estimated that around 4.1% of premises in the United Kingdom are likely to be affected by full to capacity FTTC (VDSL2) based “fibre broadband” street cabinets on Openreach’s (BT) network, which is up from 3% last year. Related premises may be unable to order the faster ISP service.

united kingdom black coloured high res

9th April, 2018 (16 Comments)

An independent model has estimated that the coverage of fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom has grown slightly from 94.7% in December 2017 (here) to 95.1% at the end of March 2018, with most of the increase being fuelled by publicly funded projects.

united kingdom coloured counties map

5th April, 2018 (0 Comments)

The latest Q1 2018 report from OpenSignal, which used crowd-sourced data from 61,121 devices (Smartphones etc.) and 890 million tests to reveal how 4G and 3G based Mobile network availability and data speeds vary across the United Kingdom, has once again seen EE sweep the awards.

bt uk isp logo

5th April, 2018 (5 Comments)

Users of BT’s small business broadband ISP packages, specifically those that have been supplied with one of their ADSL2+ and VDSL2 equipped Smart Hub 6 routers, can now access a new Guest Wi-Fi feature that allows them to provide their customers with free unlimited access to BT Wi-Fi.

5g mobile sim logo uk

5th April, 2018 (12 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today revealed the preliminary winners from their auction of the new 4G Mobile friendly 2.3GHz and future 5G destined 3.4GHz radio spectrum bands. All of the major mobile operators have won a slice and the total value of the principal stage is £1,355,744,000.

BT Mobile SIM

3rd April, 2018 (14 Comments)

Customers of the BTMobile service may be pleased to know that they too can now access a proper Wi-Fi Calling service, which means you can make calls over your home broadband or public WiFi network, even if there’s no mobile signal. The operator has also added 4G Calling (better known as Voice over LTE).

computer_internet_error

2nd April, 2018 (14 Comments)

A new survey of more than 1,900 broadband customers across 12 different ISPs has revealed how each are ranked when ordered by the top four most common service complaints (price hikes, slow speeds, connection problems and router faults).

helicopter openreach ethernet to mast install

30th March, 2018 (8 Comments)

Today high speed Ethernet lines supply capacity for everything from your broadband ISP connection to cash machines and delivering them can be difficult. So much so that Openreach’s (BT) Kevin Murphy has warned that some of Ofcom’s key performance targets may be “operationally unachievable.“

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