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rj11_and_rj45_twisted_pair_telephone_cable

28th April, 2022 (34 Comments)

New research from the University of Cambridge – supported by BT and Huawei – has attempted to identify the theoretical limits of Openreach’s standard UK copper broadband lines (unshielded twisted copper pairs), while harnessing up to 12GHz of spectrum. The result is faster speeds are possible, but full fibre is still the future.

bt_digital_voice_alexa_handset

29th March, 2022 (63 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has paused the national UK rollout of their new Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) style Digital Voice product after complaints due to recent service outages. The service is designed to replace their old analogue phone service and is typically offered alongside broadband packages.

BT_WelcomeBack-5

3rd February, 2022 (36 Comments)

The BT Group has published their Q3 2021/22 results, which saw Openreach expand the coverage of gigabit Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband to 6.44 million UK premises (up by +662K vs +615K in Q2) and BT enter into “exclusive discussions” with Discovery to create a 50:50 joint venture with BTSport and Eurosport UK.

fttc cabinet shropshire

18th December, 2021 (58 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 (20 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.

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.

sky broadband router SR203

12th November, 2021 (7 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.

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.

Fibre-Optic-Openreach-Network-Cables-UK

25th October, 2021 (15 Comments)

New UK customers of Openreach’s hybrid fibre G.fast broadband ISP and specific optical fibre (OSEA 6500 Filter Connect and OSEA Lite) products may face delays in getting related services provisioned, which comes after the operator suffered a shortage of electronic components in its supply chain (e.g. modems).

Plusnet-Hub-Two-Router

21st October, 2021 (23 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.

Shell Energy Broadband

4th October, 2021 (1 Comment)

Energy provider and UK ISP Shell Energy has updated the prices of their broadband packages (ADSL, FTTC and G.fast) and also dropped their previous promise for “no end-of-contract price rises.” In addition, Shell has adopted BT’s approach to annual price hikes, which will see prices rise each year by CPI (inflation) + up to 3%.

7th September, 2021 (3 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) has announced the launch of a new “Connect the Unconnected” offer, which will make it possible for UK ISPs to waive “superfast broadband connection fees” for any customers who receive ‘Universal Credit’ with no other earnings, and who aren’t currently connected to its network.

4th September, 2021 (19 Comments)

Non-profit UK broadband provider Green ISP has just done the same as Zen Internet did last week (here) by opting to cease the sale of Openreach’s (BT) increasingly troubled hybrid fibre G.fast based “ultrafast broadband” products, which they originally launched back in 2018 (here).

Huawei-MT992-Openreach-G.fast-Modem

2nd September, 2021 (14 Comments)

Some broadband ISPs that sell packages based off the hybrid fibre G.fast “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) technology may be displeased to learn that Openreach will shortly be raising the cost of supplying their own modem (CPE – Customer Premises Equipment) by 20%, which in some cases may end up being passed on to consumers.

31st August, 2021 (32 Comments)

Rochdale-based UK ISP Zen Internet has quietly stopped selling Openreach’s (BT) hybrid fibre G.fast based “ultrafast broadband” products, which were first launched by the provider back in 2018 alongside average download speeds of 145Mbps (30Mbps upload) or 300Mbps (50Mbps upload).

openreach 2017 back jacket of engineer

20th August, 2021 (15 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today given 2 years of advanced notice for a “pricing special offer” on their wholesale Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) and G.fast based hybrid fibre broadband products for UK ISPs (including SOGEA and SOGfast), which once implemented will cover the period from 21st August 2023 to 31st January 2024.

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