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30th November, 2023 (1 Comment)

The BT Group has moved to simplify and speed up the delivery of its network services to customers (orders etc.) by adopting Ciena’s Blue Planet automation system, which essentially replaces half a dozen of their legacy systems and processes with more digital automation.

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24th November, 2023 (0 Comments)

Perhaps unsurprisingly, we’ve been sent a bunch of additional Black Friday offers this morning, including from UK mobile and broadband providers VOXI, Your Co-op, Vodafone and EE. But instead of writing about each one, we’re just going to summarise them below.

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14th November, 2023 (12 Comments)

Mobile operator and UK ISP Vodafone has today released their Q2 FY24 financial results, which saw their fixed line broadband base grow more slowly to total 1.292 million customers (up by 27k in the Q2 vs 42k in Q1 FY24), while their mobile base increased to 18.242 million (up by 218k vs 104k in the previous quarter).

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9th November, 2023 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP Plusnet has today become the latest internet provider to introduce their own round of Black Friday targeted discounts, which slashes the monthly price of their various hybrid-fibre (FTTC) and full fibre (FTTP) broadband packages on Openreach’s UK network by a few extra pounds.

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28th October, 2023 (69 Comments)

Hundreds of thousands of premises on Openreach’s increasingly forgotten G.fast (SOGFAST) broadband network are being left to suffer the misery of diminishing ISP choice as providers scrap their old packages in favour of newer, faster and more reliable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) services. But those who can’t access full fibre are being left neglected.

Vodafone Pro Broadband WiFi Booster

16th October, 2023 (8 Comments)

Customers of UK mobile operator and broadband ISP Vodafone, specifically those taking their original Pro Broadband (Pro 1) package for homes, have been informed that the included WiFi booster device will soon lose the use of its built-in Alexa voice assistant. This is because the new home broadband app they’re planning to launch doesn’t support it.

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13th October, 2023 (25 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has released the next batch of 28 UK exchanges under Tranche 14 of their “FTTP Priority Exchange Stop Sell” project, which reflects locations where over 75% of premises are able to get full fibre broadband and can thus stop selling copper based phone and broadband products (i.e. FTTP becomes the only product available).

Sky Broadband Hub Router UK

30th September, 2023 (0 Comments)

New customers looking to take out a service with ISP Sky Broadband may like to know that the provider has just further discounted the price of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) powered packages on Openreach’s national network, which is currently available to 11.5 million UK premises (inc. 3.7m in the hardest to reach rural areas).

European Union member states

28th September, 2023 (9 Comments)

The European Commission has published their annual ‘Broadband Coverage in Europe’ study, which reveals how the EU’s fixed broadband and 5G mobile networks compare across all of its 27 countries, plus Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. We take a closer look to see how the UK is fairing.

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28th September, 2023 (9 Comments)

A new analysis of 265,572 consumer broadband ISP speed tests claims to have revealed the top fastest and slowest five areas, as well as five cities, across the United Kingdom. For example, the village of Halkirk in the Highlands of Scotland was named as the slowest area (2.8Mbps), while Canterbury came out as the slowest city (34.3Mbps).

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19th September, 2023 (6 Comments)

The Local Government Association, which represents councils across England and Wales, has warned that criminals are increasingly finding ways of exploiting the ongoing switchover from older analogue to digital based phone services in order to scam vulnerable people out of their personal data and bank details.

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12th September, 2023 (5 Comments)

Internet provider File Sanctuary has just informed us that they’re lowering prices for both new and existing customers on their Openreach based Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and SOGEA (FTTC) broadband packages. The ISP is also dropping the price with immediate effect for those who are mid-contract – the opposite of what big ISPs do.

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7th September, 2023 (25 Comments)

Ofcom’s summer 2023 study of UK fixed broadband and mobile coverage has reported that “full fibre” (FTTP) now reaches 52% of the UK (up from 48% in Jan 2023), while 75% are within reach of a gigabit-capable network (up from 73%) and 76-85% of premises can get an outdoor 5G signal from at least one operator (up from 73-82%).

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5th September, 2023 (58 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has this morning confirmed that they’ve formally introduced their long-planned UK wide “stop sell” on sales of new Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) and related broadband ISP products, which is part of their aim to completely withdraw the old copper-based Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) by December 2025.

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4th September, 2023 (6 Comments)

The Government has posted an updated State Aid evaluation of the previous ‘Superfast Broadband Programme’ (UK National Broadband Scheme), which specifically examines the final Phase 3 of the project to extend “superfast” (30Mbps+) coverage – run between 2016 and 2022. Suffice to say, it finds various economic and coverage benefits.

Vodafone Pro II UltraHub UK Router 2022

25th August, 2023 (11 Comments)

Mobile operator and UK ISP Vodafone has today launched a new home broadband Xtra bundle, which adds an Apple TV 4K box, a 24-month subscription to the Apple TV+ streaming service, as well as inclusive anytime landline calls – all for just £12 a month, saving customers over £200.

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22nd August, 2023 (56 Comments)

A few months ago Ofcom launched a new consultation that proposed to only allow broadband ISPs to use the terms “fibre” and “full-fibre” on their sites and in contracts “if their network uses fibre-optic cables all the way from the exchange to the home” (FTTP). But feedback suggests that the biggest providers are not supportive.

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