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5g mobile signal bars uk

16th September, 2021 (0 Comments)

Mobile benchmarking firm RootMetrics has today published a general comparison of 5G based mobile (mobile broadband) speeds and availability across 13 of the United Kingdom’s key cities, which sees Glasgow take the top spot on an aggregated average (median) download speed of 144.3Mbps and availability of 28.3%.

BT-Street-Hub-v2-in-London

16th September, 2021 (32 Comments)

BT has confirmed that they plan to deploy 300 of their new Street Hub 2.0 kiosks (formerly InLinkUK) around urban parts of the UK, which offer “gigabit” public WiFi, USB device charging, free UK phone calls, small cells to boost 4G or 5G mobile signals, local information, environmental sensors and a large HD display for adverts.

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14th September, 2021 (5 Comments)

Ookla, which runs Speedtest.net, has today revealed more data about 5G mobile speeds and availability across the UK. Overall, the country delivered average (median) 5G download speeds of 167.38Mbps (15.91Mbps upload), but availability is still low at 10.2% (17.9% on EE, 10.3% on Vodafone, 6.4% on Three UK and 5.4% on O2).

Swish-Fibre-UK-ISP-Fake-Fibre-Broadband-Advert-Example

14th September, 2021 (28 Comments)

Alternative UK ISP Swish Fibre, which is deploying its own Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, has accused BT of trying to censor (via a complaint to the advertising watchdog) its own tongue-in-cheek campaign that attempted to highlight the “misleading practice of promoting speed-sapping copper-mix services as ‘Fibre broadband’.”

wales uk counties map

13th September, 2021 (3 Comments)

The Welsh Government has issued a Q2 2021 progress update on their £52.5m Phase 2 Superfast Cymru contract with BT (Openreach), which reveals that 20,490 premises (up from 19,919 in Q1 2021 and 15,649 in Q4 2020) have now gained access to the operator’s 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

Manufacturing BT Hollow Core Fibre Cable

13th September, 2021 (0 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT and Lumenisity, a spin-out from Southampton University, has taken two of their recent developments in the UK and today combined them in order to conduct the “world’s first” trial of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), a method of ultra-secure communications, over hollow core fibre optic cable.

Pound money uk piggy bank savings image

13th September, 2021 (12 Comments)

A new “nationally representative” survey of 4,478 broadband customers by Which? has claimed that consumers taking packages from the biggest four UK ISPs – Sky Broadband, BT, Virgin Media (VMO2) and TalkTalk – could save up to £143 per year by switching to a different provider. But price isn’t the only consideration.

9th September, 2021 (11 Comments)

Ofcom has published their annual study into UK fixed line home broadband ISP speeds, which reports that the average (median) download rate has risen from 50Mbps last year to just 50.4Mbps now (uploads are unchanged at 9.8Mbps). Meanwhile, the performance gap between urban and rural areas remains a problem.

8th September, 2021 (4 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today named a further 17 new “rural” towns and villages across Northern Ireland that, over the next 18 months, will benefit from a local investment of £130m (up from the prior commitment of £100m) to help expand the reach of their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network.

bt office building uk logo photo

8th September, 2021 (20 Comments)

The boss of German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom (DT), Tim Hoettges, has renewed long-running speculation over their reported desire to gobble the BT Group by hinting that “something is going to happen” with their 12% stake within the next 12 months, before adding that they would do a “good deal” for the UK broadband firm.

internet_traffic_uk_illustration

7th September, 2021 (22 Comments)

The national telecoms and media regulator, Ofcom, has today started a review of their existing Net Neutrality rules, which were designed to ensure no serious blocking or slowing of access to legal websites or internet services by broadband ISPs and mobile operators. But such protections may soon change.

Consumers-Complaints-for-Ofcom-UK-via-Smartphone

6th September, 2021 (25 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their Q1 2021 (calendar) consumer complaints study, which names and shames Virgin Media UK for attracting the most moans about fixed line home broadband, Pay TV and landline phone services in the quarter, while Three UK did the same for Mobile.

Fugro-Fibre-Optic-Cable-Laying-Ship-UK

6th September, 2021 (7 Comments)

Earlier this year the Scottish Government named 15 islands under their £600m Reaching 100% (R100) project which, supported by BT (Openreach) and Global Marine, would gain access to superfast broadband ISP speeds via 16 new subsea fibre optic cable links (here). Today we have a small progress update on this.

BT Street Hub 2.0 kiosk

6th September, 2021 (25 Comments)

The Mayor of Derby City, Councillor Robin Wood, has criticised a planning application by BT to deploy the next generation of their smart UK Street Hub WiFi kiosks (formerly InLinkUK). According to the Mayor, the only people using phone boxes today were “either drug dealers or prostitutes,” although kiosks aren’t quite the same thing.

scotland r100 broadband lots map uk

3rd September, 2021 (14 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today issued a progress update on their £600m Reaching 100% (R100) programme with Openreach (BT), which provides more detail on their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) dominated plan for extending “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) across the LOT 1 area – North Scotland and the Highlands.

Andrew Hepburn Openreach Scotland

27th August, 2021 (7 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) Director of fibre build for the UK, Andrew Hepburn, has today helped ISPreview.co.uk to understand some of the challenges they face in extending Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband across rural parts of Scotland under the £600m Reaching 100% (R100) project and how they’re overcoming them.

bt smart hub 2 router front

20th August, 2021 (31 Comments)

Customers of BT’s consumer broadband ISP, specifically those with one of their “full fibre” (FTTP) packages, can now benefit from a new “speed boost trial”, which will allow them to test out faster download speeds of up to 500Mbps at no extra cost. Customers who decide not to keep the faster tier will be put back on their previous package.

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