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2nd December, 2020 (0 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) has confirmed that they’ve “reluctantly” begun a high court case against budget broadband ISP TalkTalk, which reportedly centres on a dispute over unpaid fees (said to be worth c.£16m) for wholesale access to its high-speed fibre optic based Ethernet products.

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2nd December, 2020 (0 Comments)

The Welsh Government has issued a Q3 2020 progress update on their £52.5m Phase 2 Superfast Cymru contract with BT (Openreach), which is deploying a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 39,000 extra premises in rural Wales. The data to September 2020 shows 14,698 premises have now been completed.

1st December, 2020 (6 Comments)

As expected Openreach (BT) have today confirmed that the cathedral city of Salisbury in Wiltshire has just become the first location in the UK where the operator has stopped selling copper based broadband ISP and phone services, which means that new orders or upgrades on their network can now only be provisioned with FTTP.

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29th November, 2020 (48 Comments)

Budget UK phone and broadband ISP TalkTalk has reportedly approached Sky Broadband and Vodafone about the possibility of combining forces in a legal challenge to halt a key change in Ofcom’s Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26 (FTMR), which could result in Openreach (BT) charging higher wholesale prices.

28th November, 2020 (42 Comments)

The Communications Workers Union (CWU) has maintained its threat of strike action against broadband and mobile giant BT after the operator concluded their consultation on changes to redundancy terms, which among other things will see the operator slash redundancy payments in half (from 24 months to 12).

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27th November, 2020 (64 Comments)

Crowdsourced benchmarking firm Tutela has just published the results of a new study, which examined the effect of network congestion on 4G and the latest ultrafast 5G based mobile broadband networks from EE (BT), Vodafone, O2 and Three UK. Sadly Three suffered the most and slowed by over 36% during peak hours, on average.

26th November, 2020 (2 Comments)

Users of the broadband-based BT Sport TV App may be pleased to know that the operator will be adding Dolby Atmos® surround sound technology to it on Saturday 28th November 2020, which will get its first outing during the 12.30pm Brighton v Liverpool Premier League (football) match. But there are caveats.

26th November, 2020 (16 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has today announced their new “Smarter Living Challenge” project with Hubbub, which over the next 3 months will trial the use of various smart devices in order to help show whether they can help 60 diverse UK households to both cut their bills and carbon emissions.

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25th November, 2020 (11 Comments)

A number of UK Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) on BT’s (EE) national UK mobile network, such as the mobile solutions offered by broadband providers like Plusnet and The Phone Co-op, may soon gain access to modern features (ultrafast 5G etc.) as a result of an expanded deal with Transatel (NTT Group).

24th November, 2020 (10 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP BT and its various home broadband packages, which come bundled with an included McAfee internet security solution called Virus Protect (can be installed on PCs, Android phones and tablets), are finding that the software fails to function properly or get updates on the latest release of Mac OS (v11 Big Sur).

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19th November, 2020 (2 Comments)

The CEO of BT Group, Philip Jansen, yesterday said that he was “open minded” about the possibility of selling a “minority” stake in their prized network access division – Openreach – to help fund the UK rollout of “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband, among other things. But they’re “not really interested” in a sale and leaseback style agreement.

19th November, 2020 (9 Comments)

Ofcom has today broadly praised the progress that Openreach have made in their on-going efforts to become a distinct “legally separate” company away from BT, although not all stakeholders agree with the UK telecoms regulator and “growing pains” have also been noted with their Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) product.

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19th November, 2020 (11 Comments)

UK ISP BT will this morning launch their own selection of “Black Friday” discounts, which sees the provider sweeten their existing deals by throwing in a new offer of “3 months free broadband” right across their packages, including their top end 900Mbps FTTP plan. The upfront fees have also been removed (free).

18th November, 2020 (15 Comments)

Existing customers of BT’s UK broadband or EE’s Pay Monthly mobile packages will tomorrow gain the ability to purchase one of Sony’s latest PlayStation 5 (PS5) video game consoles directly from the operator. But as with the prior Xbox deal, there won’t be any special discounts.

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18th November, 2020 (23 Comments)

Mobile network operators including EE (BT), O2, Three UK and Vodafone have today collaborated to launch a new service called NumberVerify (NV), which is a new consumer safety solution that aims to make it both easier and more secure to authenticate a user’s identity for online transactions.

18th November, 2020 (11 Comments)

Northern Ireland’s Department for the Economy (DfE) has today confirmed what we first revealed in September (here), which is that alternative network ISP Fibrus have secure the £165m Project Stratum contract and will be extending “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) coverage to 76,000+ extra rural premises by March 2024.

17th November, 2020 (4 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT (EE) and Cambridge spin-out Nu-Quantum today claim to have launched a “world-first trial” of end-to-end quantum-secured communications for the new generation of ultrafast 5G mobile (mobile broadband) networks, which is being called AIRQKD (Air Quantum Key Distribution).

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