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6th February, 2013 (9 Comments)

Cable provider Virgin Media UK has today released its latest results (Q4-2012), which saw subscribers to their broadband ISP climb to total 4,465,000 (up by +51,600). But the big news is that international cable operator Liberty Global (LGi) has officially agreed to buy VM (merger) for an enterprise value of approximately $23.3 billion (£14.88bn).

31st January, 2013 (0 Comments)

Zen Internet has today launched a new symmetric 10Mbps (Megabits per second) capable NGA Ethernet service for businesses in the United Kingdom. The new product is based off two of the latest Next Generation Access (NGA) technologies, Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) and Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).

21st December, 2012 (3 Comments)

Business ISP Fluidata has completed a £2.5 million core network upgrade “on time and on budget“, which among other things will massively boost the capacity of its new Service Exchange Platform (SEP). The SEP makes it easier for a range of ISPs to reach rural premises through a specially aggregated open access wholesale network.

5th December, 2012 (13 Comments)

Entanet, which supplies broadband services to a number of UK internet providers, has called on ISPs to put more effort into differentiating themselves by placing a “higher value” on the reliability of a connection instead of just price and service speed; especially for business services.

28th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

Business ISP MLL Telecom has won a contract worth £800,000 to extend the on-going supply, installation and support of ultra-fast wireless broadband services around the Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council (GMBC) area for up to a further four years.

27th November, 2012 (20 Comments)

ISP Zen Internet has warned that businesses in the United Kingdom should “stop focusing” on the perceived need for true fibre optic (FTTP/H) broadband services, which take the fibre direct to their doorstep, because their needs can already be met by the existing but slower Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) solutions.

23rd November, 2012 (0 Comments)

Business internet and telecoms provider Claranet UK has acquired STH Limited and its managed technology services subsidiary, Star (Star Technology Services), for the sizeable sum of £55 million.

17th November, 2012 (2 Comments)

Business ISP MLL Telecom has called on the government to improve its controversial Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) process, which has been delayed by European competition concerns, by opening up access to public funding (State Aid) for more providers.

6th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

A new Government commissioned report from Analysys Mason has revealed that the total radio spectrum (e.g. wifi, digital tv, 3G etc.) market was worth £52 billion a year to the UK economy in 2011 (up 25% in real terms since 2006) and rising. But Mobile Broadband is going to get cheaper.

1st November, 2012 (0 Comments)

Business ISP Metronet UK has today announced that its hybrid superfast fibre optic (Dark Fibre) and carrier grade wireless network, which is understood to have cost £3 million to build, has finally achieved “ubiquitous coverage” across the entire Greater Manchester region.

31st October, 2012 (8 Comments)

The CEO of budget ISP TalkTalk, Dido Harding, has warned a Westminster panel session that the UK government should “start to worry” about the lack of competition in the new market for fibre optic based superfast broadband services; where a true alternative to BT and cheaper fibre-based local loop unbundling (LLU) remains absent.

31st October, 2012 (5 Comments)

The boss of UK business ISP Fluidata, Piers Daniell, has said that he is “somewhat underwhelmed” by the lower than hoped for Mobile Broadband speeds of EE’s new 4G (LTE) service and expressed similar disappointment about its low and “misjudged” usage allowances.

31st October, 2012 (4 Comments)

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has published a new Huawei sponsored study that says “a good dose of reality” is in order as it questions whether the new fixed line superfast broadband and 4G mobile solutions can really deliver the “sizeable boost to GDP growth” and job creation, which are so often touted by the UK government.

22nd October, 2012 (9 Comments)

TalkTalk Business has today announced the forthcoming November 2012 launch of their new managed “SuperFast Broadband” service, which will make use of the latest Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology to offer download speeds of up to 80Mbps (Megabits per second) and uploads of up to 20Mbps to firms around the UK.

15th October, 2012 (3 Comments)

Broadband provider ADSL24 has had an interesting couple of months. A quick glance at the company’s accounts (06272441) suggested that the ISP might have had difficulty turning a profit and most recently appointed three new directors. On top of that its trading name has just changed.

19th September, 2012 (3 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk has learnt that Pulse DSL, a little known broadband provider for the UK market, quietly ceased trading during July 2012. Its website has now vanished but the ISP looks set to make a surprise comeback, albeit under a different brand.

4th September, 2012 (0 Comments)

Communications provider O2 Wholesale UK (formerly BE Wholesale) has surveyed 100 companies in the UK IT industry and revealed that 70% expect “uptake” of fixed broadband ISP services to increase over the next 6 months, with demand for remote working being the dominant factor.

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