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14th April, 2021 (5 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has signed a strategic collaboration with network integrator firm STL, which will see the company provide optical cable solutions to help support the UK operator’s ongoing deployment of gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP networks to 20 million UK premises by 2025-30.

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14th April, 2021 (16 Comments)

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has today “provisionally” cleared the proposed £31bn (total enterprise value) mega merger between broadband provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) and mobile operator O2 (Telefonica), which will light the fuse on a major £10bn project to extend “full fibre” FTTP and 5G mobile services.

13th April, 2021 (11 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today announced the appointment of David Hennessy to be their new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The new chief will oversee the company’s major £2bn+ investment programme that aims to build “the UK’s fastest 5G network” for mobile broadband services.

12th April, 2021 (28 Comments)

Liberty Charge (Liberty Global), which is backed by Zouk Capital and leverages infrastructure from broadband ISP Virgin Media, has today announced that they’ve successfully completed their first UK installation of on-street electric vehicle charging points in the London borough of Waltham Forest. Many more will follow.

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9th April, 2021 (17 Comments)

The ongoing global shortage of semiconductor chips, which has so far hit everything from electric cars to graphics cards, is reportedly also causing huge delays in the market for broadband ISP and network routers. The situation could make it harder for providers to add new customers, replace faulty kit or launch new products.

8th April, 2021 (0 Comments)

Full fibre UK broadband ISP Jurassic Fibre, which is working to deploy their own Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across 350,000 premises in South West England, has recently appointed Steve Garrood to be their new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

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8th April, 2021 (0 Comments)

Worcestershire-based wireless and full fibre broadband ISP Airband, which aims to roll-out their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to cover over 500,000 premises by the end of 2025 (here), has appointed the former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of rival ISP Gigaclear, Charl Tintinger, to take up the same role.

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7th April, 2021 (39 Comments)

The existing Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of broadband ISP and TV operator Virgin Media UK, Lutz Schuler, has today been named as the overall CEO for the combined company that will exist once the proposed £31bn merger (50-50 joint venture) with mobile operator O2 (Telefonica UK) completes in the near future.

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6th April, 2021 (0 Comments)

Internet provider Hyperoptic, which builds 1Gbps capable “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband networks to large residential (MDU) buildings, office blocks and some houses, has today appointed the former Chief Commercial Officer of mobile operator Three UK, Richard Woodward, to be their new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

1st April, 2021 (25 Comments)

The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has this afternoon praised broadband ISPs for helping to create more than 22,000 new jobs over the past year as “forecasts for gigabit rollout are revised further upwards,” which is an interesting statement coming so soon after the Government’s decision to downgrade their own coverage target.

31st March, 2021 (5 Comments)

Network operator SSE Enterprise Telecoms (SSEET), which manages a large business focused fibre optic network (Ethernet, Dark Fibre etc.) that spans across the United Kingdom, has decided to start the new financial year by rebranding themselves as Neos Networks (meaning “new network“).

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30th March, 2021 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Quickline (part of Bigblu), which specialises in deploying FTTP and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband networks around Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, has appointed the former Managing Director of KCOM in Hull, Sean Royce, to help lead them forward as their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

30th March, 2021 (12 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has this week launched a new “Advanced Provision Trial” for their UK gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP products, which so far as we can tell appears to be the next step on the operator’s path toward development of a new FTTP for business product.

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29th March, 2021 (4 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has opened an investigation into business broadband ISP Colt Technology Services over a possible failure to comply with its duty to provide information, which was first requested last year as part of the recent Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021 (WFTMR).

Shell Energy Broadband

27th March, 2021 (0 Comments)

Energy provider and UK ISP Shell Energy has announced that they will scrap the £15 “cease fee” that was being charged to home broadband customers who wanted to switch away to a different provider, including those who were now outside their minimum contract term.

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26th March, 2021 (32 Comments)

Existing customers with the mobile division of supermarket giant ASDA have been told to request a new SIM card by the 15th September 2021, or risk being unable to use the service. The move follows a decision last year (here) to swap their Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) supplier from EE (BT) to Vodafone.

24th March, 2021 (0 Comments)

Network builder and UK ISP Vorboss, which is part of the Fern Trading Group (they also own Jurassic Fibre and Swish Fibre), has this week opened its new Central London headquarters at Broadwalk House, Broadgate. The new HQ gives them 17,000 sq ft of office space and comes after the provider doubled their headcount in 2020.

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