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29th December, 2021 (48 Comments)

The rapid UK rise in “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP networks and related VoIP style connectivity for home phones has one irritating drawback over older analogue copper phone services – if your house suffers a power cut then your services will all go down. But there are some simple solutions.

Network cable connected to wifi router on white background.

27th December, 2021 (28 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has kindly provided ISPreview.co.uk with some new network traffic data, which shows the average monthly UK data consumption of broadband users across their network for the past 13-months – from September 2020 to October 2021. Interestingly, traffic actually declined through the spring and summer.

copper vs fibre optic openreach engineer

23rd December, 2021 (20 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced a new round of price increases for UK broadband ISPs and phone providers that take their Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) product, which forms part of their transition to gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) lines and the plan to stop selling WLR from September 2023 (full withdrawal by Dec 2025).

bt smart hub 2 router front

22nd December, 2021 (16 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a website advert for BT’s broadband ISP packages – seen during December 2020 – after they “misleadingly” presented their “Stay Fast Guarantee” on packages as a guaranteed minimum speed for the package, when that was not actually the case.

fttc cabinet shropshire

18th December, 2021 (59 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has informed UK ISPs with Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) and G.fast based broadband lines that they will shortly be running a new trial to test an improvement to the current reset process within the Dynamic Line Management (DLM) system, which could aid copper line stability a bit.

uk map broadband mobile isp computer network

16th December, 2021 (15 Comments)

Ofcom has released their Connection Nations 2021 UK digital infrastructure report, which reveals that the coverage of “gigabit-capable” (1Gbps+) broadband ISP networks has jumped from 27% last year to 47% now (13.7 million households). Plus, around half of UK properties are in areas where 5G mobile is available outside.

nte5c mastersock bt openreach

25th November, 2021 (19 Comments)

Openreach has today revealed the pilot pricing for the new Advanced Install option on their stand-alone broadband products for UK ISPs, which are more technically known as Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SOGEA) products on FTTC (VDSL2) lines or SOGfast on G.fast lines. But it’s not intended for homes.

Plusnet-Hub-Two-Router

23rd November, 2021 (15 Comments)

UK ISP Plusnet has today introduced new “Black Friday” focused discounts on their Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) based broadband and phone packages, which further reduce their monthly prices for the first 18 months of service and boost the bundled “Reward Card” (pre-paid Mastercard) to £75.

bt smart hub 2 router front

19th November, 2021 (6 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT will today launch their official Black Friday sale, which looks set to offer the first 3 months of service completely free “across all our broadband packages.” On top of that, all of their TV and Sport packages will be half price for the first 3 months, which is in addition to the 3 months free broadband offer.

vodafone gigafast ftth broadband van

16th November, 2021 (6 Comments)

ISP and mobile operator Vodafone UK has today published their latest quarterly results (financial Q2 FY22), which reveals that their fixed broadband base added another +22,000 customers (vs +29k in the previous quarter) to make for a total base of 962,000. But their mobile base sat unchanged on 16,994,000.

european union including united kingdom map

12th November, 2021 (10 Comments)

After a long delay due to COVID-19, the European Commission has today published their annual 2021 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which reveals how the EU’s fixed line broadband ISP and mobile networks compare. The UK was removed from this edition due to Brexit, so we’ve used Ofcom’s data to compare.

sky broadband router SR203

12th November, 2021 (9 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband has today kicked off their “Black Friday” discounts by further reducing the price of their “Superfast Broadband” (59Mbps down – FTTC/P) package to just £25 per month and introducing free setup (normally £19.95). On top of that, their optional WiFi Guarantee add-on is now £3 instead of £5 per month.

Netflix logo on smartphone

8th November, 2021 (8 Comments)

Budget UK ISP TalkTalk has today introduced a new package that bundles a home “Fibre Broadband” (FTTC / VDSL2) service with a cheaper subscription to Netflix’s popular internet video streaming service, albeit without requiring new customers to take out a traditional Pay TV service first in order to benefit.

BT Tower 2021

4th November, 2021 (25 Comments)

The BT Group has published their Q2 2021/22 results, which reports that their consumer ISP division now has a total of 945,000 broadband customers on their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network (up from 860K last quarter), while Openreach has grown their UK FTTP coverage to 5.78m premises (up from 5.16m). Build costs have also fallen.

optical fibre future broadband cable technology

28th October, 2021 (0 Comments)

The latest research from Point Topic has found that world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 1.7% (20.66 million) in Q2 2021 to total 1.222 billion, but it also found that the quarterly growth rate of “full fibre” (FTTP/H/B) networks in the UK had fallen sharply to 14.8% in Q2 2021 after previously seeing consecutive increases.

Plusnet-Hub-Two-Router

21st October, 2021 (19 Comments)

Internet provider Plusnet has quietly introduced a new broadband router called the ‘Hub Two‘, which may be familiar to some as it looks to be a re-brand of parent operator BT’s SmartHub 2 (SH2) device, which was originally shipped in 2018 (here) to support a new range of G.fast and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based packages.

vodafone_uk_pro_broadband

13th October, 2021 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP Vodafone UK has today extended the availability of their ‘Pro Broadband Packages‘ to SoHo (small office/home office) businesses, which bundles-in improved UK support, “intelligent” Super Wi-Fi (mesh) and an automatic 4G back-up for if your fixed line connection goes down.

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