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26th May, 2022 (2 Comments)

Last year’s decision by Patrick Drahi’s Altice UK, which increased its stake in UK broadband and telecoms giant BT from 12.1% to 18% (here), has today been “called-in for a full national security assessment” by the Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

26th May, 2022 (0 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group (its.) has today revealed that their wholesale full fibre broadband and Ethernet network – known as ‘Faster Britain‘ – has started to deploy across part of 8 additional locations in and around London, the Midlands, and the Northwest of England.

25th May, 2022 (4 Comments)

Broadband ISP and mobile operator VMO2 (Virgin Media and O2) has today published their new Better Connections Plan, which sets out how their will help to improve the environment and reduce waste through more recycling of devices and various other changes.

25th May, 2022 (0 Comments)

Network operator Upp has signed a new partnership with Comsof Fibre and GE Digital that aims to improve how quickly they can design their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network for the East of England, which they claim could “speed up the rollout process by 80% and dramatically lower build costs“.

Freedom Fibre Van and Engineer in Cherry Picker Box

24th May, 2022 (0 Comments)

Network operator Freedom Fibre (FF) has today secured a major £84m investment boost from infrastructure investor Equitix, alongside a £16m Santander debt facility, to help fund the expansion of their new 10Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across semi-rural parts of North England.

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24th May, 2022 (8 Comments)

UK ISP BT has today launched a new product for their small business customers – ‘Hybrid Speed Boost‘, which is specifically aimed at those still stuck on slower copper broadband lines. The service attempts to “fuse” fixed line and 4G based mobile broadband connections together to produce a faster connection.

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23rd May, 2022 (1 Comment)

UK ISP Quickline, which runs a mix of Full Fibre (FTTP) and Fixed Wireless (FWA) broadband networks across parts of Lincolnshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire, has refreshed their branding, moved their HQ to East Yorkshire and confirmed that their workforce will double again to 200 (it’s already doubled to 100 in the last six months).

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23rd May, 2022 (11 Comments)

Low-cost UK home broadband ISP TalkTalk is reportedly in talks that could result in the acquisition of Ovo Energy‘s internet access base, which is perhaps better known to consumers as SSE’s broadband and phone division (Ovo’s retail division doesn’t have its own packages). The deal, if agreed, could involve around 100,000 customers.

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19th May, 2022 (11 Comments)

Rural-focused full fibre and wireless network operator Broadway Partners – supported by retail ISP Broadway Broadband – today states that they have become one of the first UK internet service providers to be certified by Carbon Neutral Britain – an initiative that allows individuals and businesses to offset their environmental impact.

18th May, 2022 (2 Comments)

UK ISP BT recently announced that it intended to become the flagship brand for their Enterprise and Global units, while EE would focus on their consumer packages (here). The operator has today unveiled a new Charter for its 1.2 million business and public sector customers, which sets out their blueprint for a new range of initiatives and growth.

Virgin Media Business UK Hitron CHITA Router

17th May, 2022 (12 Comments)

Small business customers of broadband ISP Virgin Media Business (VMO2) may be pleased to note that their long wait for the operator to finally launch a 1Gbps (Voom Fibre) package may be about to end. The provider has just started inviting existing subscribers on their slower tiers to take a new gigabit plan.

man carrying optical fibre cable

15th May, 2022 (5 Comments)

A growing number of broadband ISPs and fibre optic network builders are in the process of establishing a new group called SHIFT (Safety & Health In Fibre Telecoms), which – as the name might suggest – aims to improve the sometimes far from perfect health and safety practices and standards in the UK fibre industry.

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12th May, 2022 (62 Comments)

Unconfirmed reports claim that mobile operators Vodafone and Three UK (CK Hutchison Holdings) have opened early stage talks with a view to reaching an agreement over a possible merger / joint venture of their two businesses in the UK, which would reduce the number of primary network operators from four to three.

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12th May, 2022 (2 Comments)

Last year saw rural ISP Alncom enter into a new partnership with business provider Commsworld (here) to help support the rollout of their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across parts of Northumberland and Durham in England. The fruits of this agreement are now starting to show.

BT Tower 2021

12th May, 2022 (18 Comments)

The BT Group has published their Q4 2021/22 results to March 2022, which saw the coverage of Openreach’s gigabit Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network grow by a record 752,000 premises in the quarter (up from +662K last quarter) to total 7.2 million. The operator also signed an FTTP co-provisioning deal with Sky Broadband.

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11th May, 2022 (40 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today become the latest provider – after Vodafone and EE – to announce that it aims to completely switch off their legacy 3G (mobile broadband) network by the end of 2024. The move will free up resources to allow Three to focus on improving the 4G experience and rolling out 5G to more parts of the UK.

Virgin Media O2 UK Logo is forged

11th May, 2022 (54 Comments)

Broadband ISP and mobile operator Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2) have today published their combined results for Q1 2022, which confirms that their plan to upgrade existing Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) network areas with Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology has now begun. But their fixed line broadband base took a hit.

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