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14th May, 2024 (11 Comments)

Mobile operator and UK ISP Vodafone has today published their Q4 FY24 financial results, which saw their fixed broadband base grow to total 1.383 million customers (up by 52k in Q4 vs 39k in the Q3) and their mobile base reach a total of 18.638 million (up by 66k in Q4 vs 330k in Q3).

3rd May, 2024 (37 Comments)

Internet provider Sky Broadband has responded to this week’s introduction of the government’s new network security laws (here), by emailing customers with older routers to warn them that their kit “no longer receives service and security updates.” The good news is that those who receive these letters might be in line for a free upgrade.

Inside Openreach Fibre Exchange 2023

3rd May, 2024 (46 Comments)

Network operator Openreach (BT) has published the next batch of 84 exchanges (Tranche 16) in their “FTTP Priority Exchange Stop Sell” programme, which reflects areas where over 75% of premises are able to get full fibre and will thus stop selling copper based analogue phone and broadband products (i.e. FTTP becomes the only available product).

BT Etc EV UK Car Charger

1st May, 2024 (37 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT, specifically their awkwardly named UK digital incubation team, Etc., has today “powered up” their first Electric Vehicle (EV) charger under a 2-year pilot, which is one of potentially tens of thousands that could be established by repurposing Openreach’s old fixed broadband street cabinets.


30th April, 2024 (23 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP Vodafone UK has today announced the launch of both a new ‘Power Hub‘ router for their home broadband packages and a complementary new ‘Super Wi-Fi 6 Booster‘ device to help improve home wireless connectivity. New customers, joining from today, on any standard plan will receive the Power Hub router.

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24th April, 2024 (4 Comments)

Ofcom’s spring 2024 study of UK fixed broadband and mobile coverage has reported that “full fibre” (FTTP) now reaches 62% of the UK (up from 57% in Sept 2023), while 80% are within reach of a gigabit-capable network (up from 78%) and 85-92% of premises can get an outdoor 5G signal from at least one operator (largely unchanged).

scotland 3d broadband map uk

20th April, 2024 (9 Comments)

The Scottish Government (SG) has announced that both of its past and present broadband roll-out programmes, accounting for a total public investment of £1bn, have now helped more than 1 million extra premises (homes and businesses) in poorly served areas to gain access to a faster broadband ISP network.


18th April, 2024 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP Plusnet has this week introduced a bunch of new discounts across their home broadband packages, which for example have slashed the monthly price of their top 900Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) package to just £41.99 per month on a 24-month term.

zen internet uk isp

5th April, 2024 (37 Comments)

Rochdale-based UK ISP Zen Internet has informed ISPreview that they’ve passed an important milestone after their broadband subscriber (circuit) base surpassed the 200,810 mark, which represents an increase of 14,810 on the total of 186,000 that was published in their last annual accounts to the end of September 2022.

Bright uk optical fibre broadband cables on flat surface - 123rf

26th March, 2024 (28 Comments)

The national UK telecoms, media and internet regulator, Ofcom, has today begun the early evidence gathering and development phase for their next major review of the UK’s wholesale telecoms market – Telecoms Access Review 2026 (TAR), which will look to make changes that “promote competition and investment” in gigabit broadband and business connectivity.

2023 Openreach-engineers-inspecting-duct

18th March, 2024 (1 Comment)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today concluded its investigation into Openreach’s Quality of Service (i.e. minimum standards for repairs and new line provision) targets, which found that they “failed to meet, by narrow margins,” 3 out of 35 of the QoS standards in the leased lines (Ethernet) and local wholesale broadband markets.

fibre optic cables flowing down 2020 123rf

27th February, 2024 (2 Comments)

Reputable internet provider iDNET, which has been around since 1996 and offers a variety of fibre broadband and Ethernet services to UK homes and businesses, has moved to boost their wider network resilience against “rogue JCB digging” by partnering with Zayo to install their own Dark Fibre Ring for 360Gbps of extra capacity.

fibre broadband is here high bt street cabinet

20th February, 2024 (38 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has finally succeeded in deploying ReTransmission (ReTx / G.INP) across their ECI (Ribbon) based UK estate of Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) broadband ISP cabinets and customer lines, which comes after many years of trying to get the technology to work. The result is faster speeds and improved stability.


5th February, 2024 (11 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP Vodafone UK has just released their Q3 FY24 financial results, which saw their fixed line broadband base grow to total 1.331 million customers (up by 39k in Q3 vs 27k in the Q2), while their mobile customers grew to 18.572 million (up by 330k in Q3 vs 218k in Q2).

2023 Openreach-engineers-inspecting-duct

30th January, 2024 (8 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has launched a new special offer for broadband ISPs that discounts the charge on 10Gbps Cablelinks for FTTP and FTTX/C lines (GEA), nationwide, when taken on Layer 2 Switches (L2S) built before 31st December 2023 to just £499 +vat (the regular connection cost is normally £1,270.58).

Vodafone Pro II UltraHub UK Router 2022

24th January, 2024 (9 Comments)

Mobile network operator and ISP Vodafone UK has now, after previously announcing that they were retiring both their old c.35-38Mbps Fibre 1 (FTTC / VDSL2) and related Full Fibre 1 (FTTP) home broadband packages for new customers (not existing subscribers), said this was done in error. But the related Social Tariff is still missing.

world broadband connectivity

20th January, 2024 (32 Comments)

The latest research from Point Topic has revealed that world fixed broadband lines grew by 1.6% (22.39 million) in Q3 2023 to total 1.42 billion connections, which compares with 1.87% (24.59m) in the same quarter last year. But the subscriber growth rate of “full fibre” (FTTP/B) networks in the UK almost stalled in the latest quarter.

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