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1st March, 2021 (3 Comments)

Some customers of BT’s broadband powered UK Pay TV service may be pleased to learn that, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the provider has today added the ‘Eurosport 1‘ and ‘Eurosport 2‘ channels to their Big Sport and VIP packages, with no increase in monthly costs.

1st March, 2021 (0 Comments)

The Chairman of BT Group since November 2017, Jan du Plessis (aged 67), has today formally announced his intention to retire from the UK role – thought to be worth £700,000-a-year – just as soon as a successor can be appointed. The company’s Board has now begun the process of hunting for his replacement.

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1st March, 2021 (6 Comments)

The Welsh Government has issued a Q4 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 December 2020 shows 15,649 premises have now been completed.

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27th February, 2021 (14 Comments)

In a surprise twist the UK Government has technically started the rollout phase of their £5bn Gigabit Broadband Programme early by reaching a unique agreement with the Scottish Government’s existing £579m Reaching 100% (R100) project, which will see them replace FTTC with FTTP in rural parts of Central Scotland.

17th February, 2021 (12 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.“

15th February, 2021 (20 Comments)

The winners of the annual Uswitch.com Awards 2021 have today been unveiled, which among other categories saw UK ISP Plusnet scoop the win for “Broadband Provider of the Year“, while Virgin Media once again grabbed the “Fastest Broadband Provider” crown and BT were named best “TV Provider of the Year.” Read on for the full list.

12th February, 2021 (8 Comments)

French company nPerf has today published the results of their annual crowd-sourced data study into UK mobile broadband (4G, 5G) performance, which finds that EE has unseated rival Vodafone from last year’s top spot and is now named as the best operator across most of the performance categories.

12th February, 2021 (13 Comments)

The Communications Workers Union has announced that 170 of Openreach’s Repayment Project Engineers (RPE) are set to go on a 48 hour strike in two weeks’ time after the two sides failed to reach an agreement over the imposition of grading changes, which might affect areas like salaries, holidays and terms for newcomers.

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11th February, 2021 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has announced that the former CEO of rival operator EE UK (BT), Olaf Swantee, is to be appointed to their board as a non-executive director. Mr Swantee will also become a member of the company’s Audit & Risk Committee.

10th February, 2021 (21 Comments)

Last year saw Openreach (BT) select ADTRAN’s Software-Defined (SD) Fibre Access Platform to help support the rollout of their new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network (here), making them the operator’s 3rd strategic supplier. Today the first live subscriber has been connected via this platform.

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10th February, 2021 (9 Comments)

A new study commissioned by O2 UK has predicted that the first phase of the new £1bn Shared Rural Network (SRN) project with Vodafone and Three UK, which will see all three mobile operators working to build and share 222 new 4G (mobile broadband) masts (here), could increase the turnover for rural businesses by £187.7m per annum.

10th February, 2021 (36 Comments)

As expected BT and EE have confirmed that their annual price increase for this year will be 4.5% (effective from 31st March 2021), which reflects their new policy (here) of raising prices by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rate of inflation – as published in January 2021 (0.6%) – plus an additional 3.9%.

9th February, 2021 (12 Comments)

A new report from consultancy firm Hatch, which was commissioned by the BT Group, has estimated that the telecoms and broadband giant generated a £24bn contribution to the UK economy (expressed as GVA – Gross Value Added) during the 2019/20 financial year and supports 300,000 full-time jobs (directly and via suppliers etc.).

9th February, 2021 (22 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP BT, specifically those who take out their new VoIP style Digital Voice product (typically offered as a phone solution alongside broadband packages), will soon be able to access the operator’s new ‘Advanced Digital Home Phone‘ handset that comes with Alexa Built-in (Amazon’s smart voice assistant).


7th February, 2021 (31 Comments)

A number of established sources have informed us that UK ISP BT are currently putting the finishing touches to their next generation SmartHub 3 (SH3) broadband router, which we’re told will feature support for the latest multi-Gigabit speed WiFi v6 (802.11ax) standard – possibly the first of the major providers to do so.

5th February, 2021 (23 Comments)

Major record labels, including the British Recorded Music Industry (BPI) and Phonographic Performance (PPL), have gone to the UK High Court in an attempt to force six of the country’s largest broadband ISPs to extend their website blocks for copyright infringement to include sites that facilitate stream ripping and cyberlocker Nitroflare.

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4th February, 2021 (9 Comments)

The cross-party UK Science and Technology Committee has warned that the Government’s 5G Supply Chain Diversification Strategy, which aspires to ensure that mobile operators have a better choice of suppliers after Huawei’s ban, lacks “clear milestones” and detail. The strong focus on OpenRAN is also not “guaranteed” to succeed.

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