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6th December, 2019 (24 Comments)

The Ofcom approved consumer complaints handler firm Ombudsman Services, which is an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) provider for broadband ISPs and mobile operators, has hired a former head of commercial and regulatory strategy at BT’s consumer business – Ed Dodman – to be their Director of Regulatory Affairs.

5th December, 2019 (4 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has confirmed that they’ve started to roll-out their new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across the northern city of Newcastle (Tyne and Wear), which is expected to cost £50m and is being supported by their UK ISP partner Vodafone.

4th December, 2019 (9 Comments)

Rochdale-based broadband ISP Zen Internet has today announced the appointment of Georgina Lord to be the new Managing Director of their consumer facing Retail division, which forms part of the UK provider’s on-going efforts to take on the “big four” (BT, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and Virgin Media).

4th December, 2019 (1 Comment)

Purple, which supplies a number of WiFi networks and related management / analytical services, has announced the appointment of BT’s former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Gavin Patterson – as a new non-executive Director. Patterson also separately holds the role of Chairman (EMEA region) at Silicon Valley tech firm Salesforce.

3rd December, 2019 (13 Comments)

A new Consumer Intelligence survey of 1,068 UK SMEs, which was commissioned by broadband ISP Onecom and conducted between May and July 2019, has found that 51% of small and medium sized businesses feel the benefits of ultrafast 5G (mobile) technology are being overhyped.

3rd December, 2019 (18 Comments)

As expected cable broadband ISP and TV operator Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has today opened a brand new 120,000 square feet HQ building in the large town of Reading (Green Park), which will play host to nearly 1,500 staff; the first ones are moving into the site this week.

28th November, 2019 (1 Comment)

Scotland-based UK business ISP Commsworld – supported by NE1 Ltd – has announced that they intend to build a new “full fibre” and broadband network around the central NE1 postcode area within the city of Newcastle (Tyne and Wear), which will be focused upon catering for the demands of both local businesses and public sector sites.

27th November, 2019 (2 Comments)

Fibre optic provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms (SSEET) has been picked by Jisc to help from data connectivity speeds of up to 100Gbps to education and research centres across the Midlands of England. Key universities, such as Birmingham, Warwick and Nottingham, will be among those to benefit from the new contract.

26th November, 2019 (33 Comments)

Customers of mobile operator Three UK have this week noticed that they can no longer sign-up to use the company’s exclusive Wuntu rewards app, which instead warns those who try that the service is set to close on 15th December 2019. Admittedly many of its users claim that it had recently become a bit.. naff.

26th November, 2019 (3 Comments)

At present if you want to take a home broadband service on Cityfibre’s new Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network then, under an exclusivity agreement, you have to get it from their UK ISP partner Vodafone (Gigafast Broadband). But if a reported contract renegotiation succeeds then more ISPs could join (TalkTalk, Sky Broadband etc.).

23rd November, 2019 (5 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that their new Dark Fibre X product, which is only focused upon serving the very limited inter-exchange connectivity market, will now get its full launch (national UK availability) a little earlier than expected on 20th December 2019.

21st November, 2019 (4 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre, which is currently aiming to rollout a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network to cover 5 million UK premises across 60 cities and towns by the end of 2025 (here), has created the new role of Chief Delivery Officer (CDO) and appointed Richard Thorpe to fill it.

21st November, 2019 (1 Comment)

The independent Worcester-based fixed wireless and full fibre (FTTP) broadband ISP, Airband, has announced a new recruitment drive after expanding their existing office space in Kirkham House by acquiring part of the upper floor of the building, which was formerly occupied by training provider CHS.

19th November, 2019 (1 Comment)

A new survey of 208 small and medium sized UK enterprises, which was conducted during May 2019 by Consumer Intelligence on behalf of broadband ISP Onecom, has claimed that poor internet services cost them on average £3,351 each in lost business over the past 3 years (22% of SMEs estimate their losses at over £5,000 each).

15th November, 2019 (5 Comments)

The latest results (Q1 FY20) from TalkTalk have revealed that the UK ISP still hasn’t sealed a deal to sell FibreNation and its rollout of a new “full fibre” broadband network, although they did see strong take-up of their FTTC packages and confirmed plans to launch ultrafast FTTP via Openreach “before the end of the calendar year.“

13th November, 2019 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Nextgenaccess has signed a new 20-year concession agreement with High Speed 1, which should support a track-side rail deployment of new fibre to help bring “essential ultra-fast broadband” within easy reach of Kent local authorities, ISPs, mobile operators and business communities (at no cost to taxpayer).

13th November, 2019 (1 Comment)

Budget broadband ISP TalkTalk intended to publish their latest financial results today but this has just been delayed as a result of “advanced negotiations with interested parties” over the future of their sibling FibreNation business, which has been trying to drum up £1.5bn of investment to support their UK “full fibre” roll-out.

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