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27th January, 2021 (5 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP Origin Broadband have been notified of a forthcoming price hike to their broadband and phone services, which is due to be introduced from 1st March 2021 and will see prices increase by 4.2%. The change is calculated using November’s CPI rate of inflation (0.3%) + 3.9%.

27th January, 2021 (2 Comments)

Alternative UK wireless and full fibre ISP Airband, which currently aims to deploy their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to cover over 500,000 premises by the end of 2025 (here), has revealed that their recent contract wins look set to help them create 1,000 new job opportunities.

27th January, 2021 (0 Comments)

Wireless and full fibre broadband ISP Dyfed Superfast (Dyfed IT), which primarily serves a few remote rural parts of Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire in Wales, has become the latest alternative internet provider to be acquired by UK ISP Voneus for an undisclosed sum.

27th January, 2021 (0 Comments)

Broadband and telecoms giant BT Group has announced that they will aim to hire a further 428 UK apprentices (229) and graduates (199) this year – part of their September 2021 intake plan. But the figure is down from the 700+ promised via last year’s September 2020 intake plan and comes at a time of job losses elsewhere.

26th January, 2021 (22 Comments)

Mobile network operator Three UK has today announced that they intend to combine both their two Thames Valley offices into a single central one for the first time, which is to be based in Reading. The new 117,000 square foot building is currently still under construction at the Green Park business centre.

26th January, 2021 (4 Comments)

A new Assembly Research study of several countries, which was commissioned by Liberty Global (Virgin Media) and Telefonica (O2), has found that 60% of broadband customers benefit from faster speeds, higher quality connectivity and a greater range of products in markets where fixed and mobile networks have converged.

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26th January, 2021 (7 Comments)

Broadband ISP Zen Internet has confirmed that their new 900Mbps Full Fibre Plus package (£40 per month), which is based off Cityfibre’s UK Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, has now also become available to homes and businesses in the city of Newcastle, at least it is to those covered by the new network.

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21st January, 2021 (19 Comments)

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published an ‘issues statement‘ on the proposed £31bn merger between mobile operator O2 and broadband ISP (inc. TV, phone) Virgin Media, which highlights the authority’s two main concerns – the risk of higher consumer prices and worse 5G connectivity for rivals.

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20th January, 2021 (5 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk Business recently began offering a new promotion on their Openreach based “Business Full Fibre” (FTTP) broadband products for small and medium sized businesses, which on top of the existing monthly discount also gives new customers the first 3 months of service for free.

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15th January, 2021 (6 Comments)

In an interesting development OneWeb, which is owned by a consortium of the UK Government and Indian conglomerate Bharti Global (here), has secured an investment of $350m (c.£257m) from Japanese company Softbank – the same firm that effectively forced it into bankruptcy last year by putting a stop on further funding.

15th January, 2021 (10 Comments)

The community focused broadband ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) has today announced that Michael Lee is being appointed to become their new CEO. Michael replaces the provider’s former founder and CEO, Barry Forde, in the role (he retired at the end of last year) and thus has some fairly big boots to fill.

11th January, 2021 (6 Comments)

In an unsurprising development, mobile operators O2 (Telefonica) and Vodafone, which have a 50:50 network sharing agreement via Cornerstone (CTIL), have today moved to jointly commercialise their existing UK mast and tower sites as part of a new long-term Master Services Agreement (MSA).

7th January, 2021 (6 Comments)

A competitive tender process has resulted in Openreach choosing the monitoring and analytics firm EXFO to supply optical test heads and test access switching, as well as monitoring, to help support the rollout of their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across the UK.

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7th January, 2021 (13 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP Vodafone UK has launched a new promotion to help small businesses (1 – 50 employees) get through the COVID-19 crisis, which will give new customers (and existing ones who are eligible for an upgrade) 12 months’ of free broadband service on a 36 month minimum term. But only on FTTC.

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6th January, 2021 (3 Comments)

The Group CEO of Sky (Sky Broadband, Sky TV etc.), Jeremy Darroch, has announced that, after 13 long years’, he is to finally stepping down and will become Executive Chairman through 2021 to ensure a smooth transition. Meanwhile the current President of Consumer Services for new owner Comcast, Dana Strong, will become Sky’s new CEO.

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4th January, 2021 (2 Comments)

Bandwidth infrastructure company euNetworks has acquired 100% of the shares of The Loop from UK ISP Gamma, which is a 180km long Dark Fibre network that rings its way around central Manchester, Salford and Trafford. The network is used to serve major data centre operators, enterprises and public sector organisations.

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27th December, 2020 (11 Comments)

Space firm OneWeb, which is owned by a consortium of the UK Government and Indian conglomerate Bharti Global (here) and is in the process of building a mega constellation of “high-speed” broadband satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), may move their Airbus supported manufacturing base to the UK.. eventually.

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