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13th July, 2024 (3 Comments)

Mobile network operator Three UK has announced that they will be opening all 244 of their stores in England and Head Office at 10am on Monday, apparently so “colleagues can enjoy the European Football Championship final this weekend” (translation – recover from a hangover or after seeing another flaky performance on the pitch).


12th July, 2024 (2 Comments)

The Common Wholesale Platform (CWP), which is a non-profit member-owned organisation that helps alternative broadband networks to provide wholesale services to the UK ISP market, has announced that they’re offering retail ISPs free access to their Common Switching Platform (CSP) until the One Touch Switching (OTS) regulation launch on 12th September 2024.


10th July, 2024 (3 Comments)

LetterOne, the investment firm behind alternative network provider Upp’s £1bn project to deploy a new full fibre (FTTP) broadband ISP network across 1 million premises in the East of England (here), has asked the High Court of Justice in London to rule it was unlawfully ordered to sell the network by the UK Government.



2nd July, 2024 (0 Comments)

Alternative broadband ISP Connexin, which is currently aiming to deploy a new 10Gbps capable full fibre (FTTP) network across 500,000 premises in East Yorkshire and beyond (England), has today announced the appointment of Shameel Ahmed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).


1st July, 2024 (7 Comments)

Several credible sources have now informed ISPreview that two well established alternative network providers – County Broadband and Truespeed, both of which have been rolling out gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) lines across remote rural parts of England for several years, are allegedly preparing to announce a merger agreement.


28th June, 2024 (0 Comments)

Hampshire-based business broadband and cloud provider Onecom, which is backed by LDC and Ares Management Corporation (here), has today announced yet another acquisition after they scooped Leicester-based telecoms and IT provider Daly Systems for an undisclosed sum.


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28th June, 2024 (0 Comments)

City-focused broadband ISP Hyperoptic, which has so far extended their gigabit full fibre (FTTP/B) network to cover “more than” 1.6 million UK homes (as well as 300k customers) across parts of 64 towns and cities, has appointed ex-BT figure Kathryn Bowden to be their the new Director of Regulation, Policy, Risk, and Compliance.

27th June, 2024 (0 Comments)

Private equity firm CVC (Fund IX) has this morning confirmed that they’ve acquired UK civil engineering firm M Group Services from PAI Partners. As well as catering for the water, energy and transport sectors, M Group also has a broadband and mobile focused telecoms division via several familiar brands (Avonline Networks, magdalene, Morrison and waldon).


26th June, 2024 (4 Comments)

The Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) and Neos Networks have revealed that their ongoing £7.25m “GigaHubs” project has now connected 180 public sector sites (schools, hospitals etc.) to a new gigabit-capable full fibre broadband network. But the work won’t complete until they reach the contracted 193 sites, later this year.


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26th June, 2024 (0 Comments)

A new study conducted by technical consultancy firm FarrPoint, which was commissioned by UK telecoms operator EE (BT), has claimed that deploying 4G mobile (mobile broadband) networks can deliver social and economic benefits, worth between £249,000 and £6.9m, to different types of rural communities over 15 years.

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25th June, 2024 (0 Comments)

Infrastructure firm M Group Services, which among other things also caters for the UK and Ireland via its various broadband and mobile focused civil engineering brands (Avonline Networks, magdalene, Morrison and waldon), is reportedly in “advanced talks” with private equity giant CVC Capital Partners over a possible £1.5bn acquisition deal.


24th June, 2024 (6 Comments)

The Milton Keynes-based Complete Technology Group (CTG), which is a UK landlord advisory service that also runs Complete Fibre (i.e. they install full fibre broadband infrastructure into large residential buildings / MDUs), has announced that it will “withdraw its current service offer” from the market over the “coming months“.


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20th June, 2024 (2 Comments)

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has opened a Phase 1 investigation into the recently announced deal by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to acquire Juniper Networks for an all-cash transaction for $40.00 per share (here), which represented an equity value of approximately $14 billion (£11bn).

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19th June, 2024 (0 Comments)

The Rydal Group, which is a UK telecommunications and managed IT provider, has announced that they’ve moved to boost their presence in the market by acquiring Cambridge-based provider My Communications Ltd for an undisclosed sum, which offers an array of business-focused broadband and phone services.


19th June, 2024 (0 Comments)

Energy and communications provider Telecom Plus, which trades as Utility Warehouse (UW), has just published their latest Full Year Results and revealed that their broadband ISP grew its total UK customer base to 374,792 (up by 20.67k in the year) and their mobile base hit 466,216 (up by 72k).

Gigabit Networks UK ISP

17th June, 2024 (3 Comments)

The Horsham-based Telecom Acquisitions Group (TAL), which is a holding company for several familiar UK residential broadband ISP brands (Home Telecom, Eclipse Broadband etc.), has today announced yet another acquisition after they scooped the CityFibre (FTTP) linked residential customer base of ISP Gigabit Networks.

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17th June, 2024 (11 Comments)

News reports have indicated that the auditor – PKF Littlejohn – for mobile network operator Lyca Mobile, which is a virtual operator (MVNO) on EE’s platform in the UK, were unable to sign off the company’s most recent accounts (to December 2022) due to various concerns, such as the recoverability of a due balance of nearly £150m.

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