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26th September, 2020 (13 Comments)

Some of those trying to take one of UK ISP BT’s ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based home broadband packages have been left confused by how the provider is handling the transition to their new VoIP style ‘Digital Voice’ service, which stems from the fact that it isn’t yet available to every Openreach based full fibre line.

22nd September, 2020 (19 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today hailed the efforts of 750 engineers who have helped them to extend their commercial rollout of 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP technology, which now covers over 50% of Northern Ireland (420,000 premises); considerably more than Scotland, Wales or England.

18th September, 2020 (36 Comments)

Did you spot it? Many did not. In a surprising move new customers looking to benefit from ultrafast 5G based data speeds (mobile broadband) on the BT Mobile (EE) network can no longer do so and will instead only be able to harness 4G connectivity, which represents a significant change of strategy.

15th September, 2020 (93 Comments)

Openreach (BT) have today added 67 new locations into their UK “Fibre Cities” roll-out programme for 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP technology, which forms part of their £12bn project to cover 20 million premises by around the mid to late 2020s (2025 – 2030).

15th September, 2020 (4 Comments)

A joint £2.1m project between Openreach (BT), Buckinghamshire County Council and the Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) looks set to result in a further 270 businesses and 485 homes in the county’s most rural communities gaining access to a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

15th September, 2020 (10 Comments)

Civil engineering firm Morrison Telecom Services (MTS), part of the M Group Services, and Telent both appear to have secured another contract (or extension) with Openreach (BT), which will see them support the operator’s expanded £12bn UK deployment of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP technology.

14th September, 2020 (17 Comments)

The BT Wholesale Broadband Checker service, which is more intended for UK network operators and ISPs but has always been useful to help consumers check the capability of Openreach based lines, has recently added a few new options at the bottom for ‘Exchange Product Restrictions‘.

14th September, 2020 (22 Comments)

Multiple credible sources have informed ISPreview.co.uk that the Northern Ireland Executive are set to announced that alternative network ISP Fibrus has beaten BT (Openreach) to be chosen as the main supplier for their £165m Project Stratum programme, which will extend “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) coverage.

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13th September, 2020 (11 Comments)

UK ISP BT has begun inviting customers to a new “Hub Equipment” trial, which is due to start at the end of September 2020 and proposes to test a “a new piece of kit that works with your BT Home Hub” (or Smart Hub router) and “makes your broadband even more reliable.”

11th September, 2020 (6 Comments)

The Scottish Government (SG) has informed ISPreview.co.uk that they expect to sign a contract with BT (Openreach) for the delivery of their much delayed LOT 1 area, which forms part of the £579m R100 (Reaching 100%) superfast broadband roll-out programme, “before the end of the calendar year.”

9th September, 2020 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today published their latest UK Mobile Network Index, which among other things reveals that data traffic (mobile broadband) more than doubled to travel and holiday sites, while voice calls returned to near pre-lockdown levels (i.e. they’ve reduced) and 5G users watch more online video than 4G ones.

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8th September, 2020 (11 Comments)

UK ISP BT is sending out invites for a new trial, which will see them “teaming up” with EE to offer a special discount when a customer takes both a BT Broadband and EE Mobile service. Normally both providers, despite being part of the same group, would treat their customers as being separate but that may soon change.

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8th September, 2020 (35 Comments)

Customers of BT and EE’s broadband, TV, phone and mobile services are starting to discover that the ISP has made a major tweak to their annual pricing policy, which means that new and re-contracting customers will now be hit by price increases that align to both the CPI rate of inflation “plus an additional 3.9%.”

7th September, 2020 (21 Comments)

A new H1 2020 report from benchmarking firm RootMetrics has revealed how well each UK mobile operator (Three UK, EE, Vodafone and O2) performs in terms of 5G based network availability and mobile broadband speeds across 16 cities. Overall EE offered the best availability, but in terms of performance it’s not so clear cut.

4th September, 2020 (5 Comments)

Ofcom has published their latest Q1 2020 consumer complaints report, which reveals that UK ISP Vodafone attracted the most gripes for broadband, while TalkTalk were the worst for landline phone and BT did the same for Pay TV. Meanwhile Vodafone, Three UK, BT and Virgin Media all tied the bottom spot for mobile.

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3rd September, 2020 (16 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today launched a new range of 5G ready business plans for small businesses, which among other things includes access to new entertainment services “as the traditional lines between work and play continue to blur“. Handset customers also gain additional protection for their device.

28th August, 2020 (34 Comments)

The entire village of Edenderry in County Down has just become Openreach’s (BT) first demand-led Community Fibre Partnership (CFP) in Northern Ireland, which has enabled the entire community to be covered by their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network.

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