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31st March, 2020 (0 Comments)

Manchester-based UK ISP Telcom, which has active plans to roll-out a gigabit-capable “full fibre” and broadband network to cover various homes and businesses across the North West of England and Midlands, has acquired the Yorkshire-based infrastructure firm SDH Project Services for an undisclosed sum.

30th March, 2020 (1 Comment)

Broadband ISP and media giant BT appears to have successfully lifted a stay against a decade old restitution suit in the UK High Court for Value Added Tax (VAT) refunds, which originally claimed that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) owed them £91.8 million plus interest in overpaid tax.

29th March, 2020 (7 Comments)

The British-registered space company OneWeb, which had been in the process of launching a mega constellation of compact Low Earth Orbit (LEO) ultrafast broadband satellites, has officially filed for voluntary relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the USA. But finding a buyer in this climate may present some challenges.

27th March, 2020 (4 Comments)

Cityfibre have this morning confirmed that they’ve completed their £200m purchase of FibreNation from UK ISP TalkTalk, which increases the operator’s roll-out ambition for 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband technology from 5 million to nearly 8 million premises, supported by an investment project of up to £4bn.

24th March, 2020 (0 Comments)

Last night’s decision by the UK Government to order the immediate closure of all shops selling “non-essential goods” has begun to hit, with mobile operators Three UK, O2 and BT (EE) all confirming that their high street outlets have been shut and must remain that way until told they can reopen.

15th March, 2020 (8 Comments)

The bosses of several other UK broadband ISPs and organisations, including Gigaclear, Cityfibre and Openreach among others, have now gone into self-isolation at home for at least 7 days after meeting the CEO of BT Group, Philip Jansen, last week. Initially it was thought that this only effected the chiefs of major mobile operators.

13th March, 2020 (8 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group (its.), which operates a number of wholesale fibre optic and hybrid wireless broadband ISP networks across parts of the UK, has launched a new programme called ‘Faster Britain’ that aims to help the deployment of gigabit-capable broadband networks through closer collaboration with their partners.

13th March, 2020 (9 Comments)

Something like this had to happen eventually. BT Group has confirmed that their CEO, Philip Jansen, tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday and has followed the Public Health England protocols to self-isolate. The telecoms chief recently met with the UK Culture Secretary (Oliver Dowden) and leaders of O2, Vodafone and Three UK.

11th March, 2020 (11 Comments)

The Government’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, has today issued his first 2020 budget and reiterated their plan to invest £5bn of public money to help spread “gigabit-capable” broadband ISP networks across the UK by the end of 2025, as well as to push it into new build homes.

11th March, 2020 (14 Comments)

Customers of Sky UK (ISP Sky Broadband) should expect a longer than usual wait when trying to contact the operator’s support team, which is likely to be the result of the operator’s sudden move to close their Cardiff contact centre after one of their employees tested positive for the Coronavirus COVID-19.

10th March, 2020 (22 Comments)

Over the past few days a number of newspapers and websites have run with stories claiming “experts” are predicting that the United Kingdom’s broadband ISP networks “will be unable to cope” if millions of people start working from home during the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, but such reports can be misleading.

9th March, 2020 (10 Comments)

UK ISP G.Network, which is currently deploying a new gigabit-capable (10Gbps) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband network to homes and businesses across parts of central London, is reportedly seeking an investment boost of around £200 million in order to accelerate their future roll-out plans.

7th March, 2020 (4 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they intend to “shut down” Customer Network Solutions (CNS), which is a national team of regionally based experts who would step in to deal with non-standard problems (e.g. moving a distribution point or drop wire etc.). Sadly redundancies may follow.

5th March, 2020 (16 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today announced that after 9 long years their CEO, Dave Dyson, is to step down from his role for “personal reasons.” Replacing him will be the current CEO of Three Ireland, Robert Finnegan, who from 30th March 2020 will act as CEO for both operators (talk about a workaholic!).

5th March, 2020 (0 Comments)

Rural focused fixed wireless and full fibre (FTTP) ISP Airband, which aims to cover a further 50,000 premises across the whole of England and Wales by 2021, has so far hired an additional 40 staff this year and they’ve just appointed Jeffrey Kriek to be their new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

3rd March, 2020 (13 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has today announced that they’ve awarded a series of new regional build contracts for their gigabit-capable broadband and TV network to 6 national partners (worth £500m per year). On top of that they’ve also brought more than 700 customer-facing engineers back in-house to improve customer service.

3rd March, 2020 (4 Comments)

Hampshire-based broadband ISP Onestream, which launched in 2016 and sells a range of affordable ADSL2+ and FTTC based bundles to consumers, has appointed the former COO of Mobile Phones Direct, James Carr, to be its new CEO. The provider now aspires to become the country’s “largest independent ISP.”

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