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28th October, 2019 (5 Comments)

RootMetrics has today published their first tentative report into the initial availability and mobile broadband performance of 5G Mobile networks in the West Midlands city of Birmingham, which sees EE delivering the fastest data speeds and strongest coverage.

ee 4g mast in a rural uk field

25th October, 2019 (11 Comments)

The Government has today announced a new £1bn deal with Three UK, Vodafone, O2 and EE (BT) to establish a new Shared Rural Network (SRN), which will see the mobile operators working cooperatively together in order to extend the geographic coverage of 4G (mobile broadband) services to 95% of the UK by 2025.

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24th October, 2019 (31 Comments)

The Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has announced that a reinvestment of £3m from BT will soon enable Openreach to build more “ultrafast broadband” capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) ISP networks across the rural region of Scotland, although it’s unclear how many extra premises will benefit.

bt beyond limits uk isp logo

23rd October, 2019 (30 Comments)

UK ISP BT has introduced a significant reduction worth up to £10-£15 off the monthly price of their two fixed line “ultrafast broadband” packages, which are sold via the hybrid fibre G.fast and full fibre FTTP technologies. The catch is that you now have to take out a lengthy 24 month contract term.

fttp_splitter_build_openreach

19th October, 2019 (25 Comments)

UK ISPs that make use of Openreach’s network via their “gigabit-capable” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband products may be pleased to learn that the operator has discounted the price of their 10Gbps Cablelink services, which helps to provide the capacity for such full fibre connections.

bt broadband logo 2019 official

18th October, 2019 (24 Comments)

The BT Group has flicked the full implementation switch on their new branding today, after first announcing the change in May 2019 (here). As a result their new logo has now completely replaced the old one across their various estates, sites and products.

wales uk map broadband dragon

17th October, 2019 (5 Comments)

The Welsh Government has quietly published an evaluation report into their Superfast Cymru project with BT (Openreach), which put around £225m of public funding toward an extended roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) in order to help cover poorly served parts of the country. Overall it’s a positive outcome.

cityfibre_aerial_ftth_engineer_two

15th October, 2019 (26 Comments)

Full fibre and broadband ISP network builder Cityfibre has decided that the debate over moving from old copper lines to new “full fibre” (FTTP) ones shouldn’t just be focused upon Openreach (BT). As a result the operator has proposed to conduct an industry-wide consultation to examine how alternative network providers can help.

bt ee shop front

11th October, 2019 (15 Comments)

BT has today – as promised earlier this week (here) – taken the wraps off their new EE-based UK 5G mobile plans with bigger data (mobile broadband) allowances of up to 200GB. But their new “unlimited mobile data” plan will follow in November with the launch of Halo (combining fixed broadband and mobile together).

3d rendering of optical fiber cable

11th October, 2019 (16 Comments)

A new Openreach commissioned report, created by the Centre for Economics & Business Research (CEBR), has estimated that connecting the whole of the UK to a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network by the end of 2025 could result in a £59bn economic boost (equivalent to £1,700+ per worker) – rising to £70bn by 2038.

scotland r100 broadband lots map uk

10th October, 2019 (16 Comments)

The Scottish Government today announced that BT is their ONLY bidder for two of the three areas under the new £600m R100 (Reaching 100%) project, which originally (here) aspired to make “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) ISP networks available to “every single premise in Scotland” by the end of 2021 (March 2022 financial).

golden cup broadband and telecoms award

9th October, 2019 (14 Comments)

The latest October 2019 Mobile Network Experience report from Opensignal, which used crowd-sourced data to test 4G and 3G based UK Mobile (Mobile Broadband) performance, has once again named EE as the best overall operator as it beat arch rivals Vodafone, O2 and Three UK in almost every single category.

bt uk isp logo

9th October, 2019 (23 Comments)

UK ISP BT is poised to launch a new convergence plan for both home and business customers called “Halo“, which should complement their existing “Plus” packages with a number of new features (e.g. ultrafast 5G and unlimited usage for both mobile and broadband). Free upgrades for ADSL users to “superfast” plans are also coming.

bt uk isp logo

8th October, 2019 (24 Comments)

Credible sources have informed ISPreview.co.uk that BT’s retail UK broadband ISP division plans to relaunch their Pay TV (IPTV) service early next year alongside a new WiFi equipped Set-Top-Box (STB), as well as some additional content (e.g. NOW TV, Britbox and Disney+) and new service features.

digital scotland fibre broadband

8th October, 2019 (47 Comments)

The £442m (public and private investment) Digital Scotland (DSSB) project has announced that their Openreach (BT) supported roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC and FTTP) services has now reached over 940,000 extra premises, which equates to nearly 95% with access to a “superfast broadband” speed of 24Mbps+.

diamond cutter fttp openreach broadband

7th October, 2019 (29 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today unveiled trials to test a “range of new tools and techniques” for deploying their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network, which under the plan could help 13 of the UK’s remote rural villages and towns (50,000 premises) to access the service and support the Government’s £5bn plan.

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4th October, 2019 (6 Comments)

UK ISP BT has today introduced new ‘Wi-Fi Controls’ for their latest Smart Hub 2 broadband router, which essentially gives customers a greater ability to manage the internet access of their family or network members (e.g. pausing internet access and setting timed access for up to 15 specific network devices / users etc.).

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