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bt complete wi-fi disc repeater

11th January, 2019 (7 Comments)

At the end of last year BT launched a new “coverage guarantee” for their premium “Plus” packages (here), which pledged to deliver strong WiFi signals across your whole home via a new “Complete Wi-Fi” solution. The UK ISP has now expanded this to new non-Plus customers and thrown in 1 year of Amazon Prime access.

uk map broadband mobile isp computer network

18th December, 2018 (3 Comments)

Ofcom has released their annual infrastructure report, which reveals that just 2% of the UK (677,000 premises) cannot access a 10Mbps capable fixed line broadband ISP service (down from 4% in 2017), while “full fibre” (FTTP) is available to 6% (up from 3%) and geographic coverage of 4G mobile has hit 66% (up from 43%).

nte5c mastersock bt openreach

12th December, 2018 (42 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today confirmed that their new Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SOGEA) product, which enables consumers to buy a standalone FTTC “fibre broadband” (VDSL2 or G.fast) line without the voice (phone) service, will enter the UK ISP pilot phase on 9th January. The first prices have also been published.

gfast pod side view with openreach engineer

11th December, 2018 (19 Comments)

As predicted Openreach (BT) has today announced the forthcoming launch of a new Proof of Concept (PoC) trial, which will make it possible for ISPs to offer customers a “self install” (i.e. no engineer required) variant of their new 330Mbps capable G.fast (hybrid fibre) based ultrafast broadband service.

eol all in one pcp fttc huawei openreach cabinet

4th December, 2018 (27 Comments)

A new report has estimated that around 4.6% of premises in the United Kingdom could be affected by full to capacity FTTC (VDSL2) based “fibre broadband” street cabinets on Openreach’s (BT) network, which is up from 4.1% in April 2018 and might stop you from being able to order a new service.

bt smart hub 2 router front

26th November, 2018 (52 Comments)

After several months of trials UK ISP BT will tomorrow morning announce the launch of their new Smart Hub 2 (SH2) wireless ultrafast broadband router, which is complemented by a “coverage guarantee” to deliver strong WiFi signals across your home via the new “Complete Wi-Fi” solution.

gfast openreach sidepod install

26th November, 2018 (86 Comments)

A further 81 new locations have today (November 2018 update) been confirmed as the next to benefit from Openreach’s (BT) roll-out of 330Mbps capable hybrid fibre G.fast “ultrafast broadband” ISP technology, which aims to cover 5.7 million UK homes and businesses by the end of 2020 (March 2021 financial year).

bt uk isp logo

16th November, 2018 (33 Comments)

It’s that time of the year again, when UK ISPs get in on the Black Friday action by offering all sorts of discounts to new customers. Kicking off the event a bit early today is BT, which has cut their unlimited 50Mbps (average) “Superfast Fibre” (FTTC/P) and phone package to just £29.99 per month, but there’s more.

sharon white openreach fibre optic broadband fttp splice

15th November, 2018 (3 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today issued an update on Openreach’s legal separation from BT. Overall they were “broadly satisfied with progress,” although Ofcom still wants to see more progress being made on improving “full fibre” (FTTP) and general broadband ISP connectivity.

BT HQ UK Building Logo

1st November, 2018 (30 Comments)

BT Group has released their latest results to the end of September 2018 (Q2 – 18/19 financial), which reveals that the coverage of Openreach’s “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) G.fast network has reached 1290000 UK premises and FTTP covers 682,000 (13,000+ to “full fibre” per week). Plus there’s £712m to boost “fibre” cover.

engineer touching broadband cables openreach bt

22nd October, 2018 (28 Comments)

We’ve managed to extract some useful progress updates from our industry sources on various different broadband related developments and technologies within Openreach’s (BT) UK ISP network, which covers FTTP, G.fast, SOGEA, 21CN migrations and the forthcoming addition of new install options.

bt uk isp logo

19th October, 2018 (6 Comments)

New customers who sign-up for one of BT’s standard “Superfast Fibre Broadband” (FTTC/P) and phone packages are now being offered a “FREE” Fitbit Charge 3 activity tracker smartwatch (RRP £129.99). On top of that they’ll also get a Prepaid Mastercard, which on some deals can be worth up to £90.

freeola logo

6th October, 2018 (8 Comments)

Internet and UK web hosting provider Freeola has launched a new limited time offer, which will give new customers three months of “totally free” broadband but only if they pay for a full year in advance. The deal appears to be available across all of their internet access services (ADSL, FTTC, FTTP and G.fast).

iDNET Logo

3rd October, 2018 (10 Comments)

During a routine check we noticed that UK ISP iDNET appears to have joined the club of providers that are now selling packages based off Openreach’s new hybrid fibre G.fast (ITU G.9700/9701) technology, which can offer maximum download speeds of up to 160Mbps or 330Mbps. They’ve also revised their FTTP plans.

bt uk isp logo

27th September, 2018 (27 Comments)

BT’s Consumer Test and Trials team has begun inviting a select few of their UK home broadband subscribers to take part in a new beta trial of their forthcoming “Smart Hub 2” (SH2) wireless router, which is naturally promising to deliver “even better performance and new features“.

bt uk isp logo

25th September, 2018 (5 Comments)

BT’s consumer ISP division has sweetened their current discounts on some ADSL2+, FTTC (VDSL2), FTTP and G.fast based broadband and phone packages by throwing in a “free” Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) smart speaker with new orders, which is on top of their existing reward cards (Prepaid Mastercards up to £100).

dominic littlewood fake fibre cityfibre

25th September, 2018 (26 Comments)

Fibre optic UK network builder Cityfibre has recruited TV celebrity Dominic Littlewood – famous for The One Show, Fake Britain and Cowboy Builders (among others) – to help support their on-going campaign against “misleading” uses of “fibre” terminology in adverts by slower hybrid fibre broadband ISPs.

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