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BT Phone Box payphone booth evolution 2021

8th June, 2022 (12 Comments)

Ofcom has today introduced new rules to protect public UK phone boxes (payphones) – specifically those built by BT and KCOM – when they exist in areas with “poor mobile signals or high accident rates“. In addition, payphones will now require battery backup so that they can keep working after going digital (all-IP).

KCOM Outdoor Engineer Installing FTTP Box

26th May, 2022 (7 Comments)

Hull-based ISP KCOM, which is busy rolling out a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire (England), has reported that their service now reaches over 300,000 premises across the region (up from the c.250,000 at the end of last year) and they’ve also got 150 wholesale partners.

consumer satisfaction broadband rating

18th May, 2022 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has published their 2022 survey of UK broadband ISP and mobile service quality, call waiting times, complaints and install times among the largest providers. For example, Vodafone attracted the lowest satisfaction for broadband (77%), while BT secured the highest (88%). But overall, service quality has improved since COVID-19.

speed_slow_download_2020_uk_broadband

11th May, 2022 (14 Comments)

Ofcom has proposed to tweak their 2019 voluntary Code of Practice for Broadband ISP Speeds, which will extend the current ‘Right to Exit‘ (i.e. when an ISP fails to correct a problem with broadband speeds) to the latest definition of service bundles. It will also require FTTP and cable ISPs to provide details on observed line speeds.

kcom engineer hull garden

10th May, 2022 (2 Comments)

Hull-based ISP KCOM, which serves 250,000 premises across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in England with their full fibre (FTTP) network, has today announced that they’re making it “easier and quicker” for struggling families to access its low-cost “Flex” social tariff by moving the application online and reducing the price.

20th April, 2022 (1 Comment)

Hull-based ISP KCOM, which is deploying a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in England (here), has today replaced their previous Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Dale Raneberg – with the current MD of their Wholesale & Networks division, Tim Shaw.

19th April, 2022 (22 Comments)

Cloud gaming ISP ZYBRE, which is available to broadband customers across both FTTC (VDSL2) and FTTP networks from various operators (e.g. Openreach), has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that it plans to launch a new multi-play home entertainment platform this summer via their new ‘One Box‘ TV set-top-box (STB) device.

Money Pounds Savings for UK Homes

31st March, 2022 (2 Comments)

The Australian-based financial services firm Macquarie Group and UK Government have jointly announced a new £12bn private investment in “sustainable infrastructure“, which among other things includes a plan to help spread “super-fast wireless broadband and ultra-fast fibre” (FTTP) across more parts of rural England.

Home phone UK handset in red

11th March, 2022 (20 Comments)

Ofcom has today set out their final changes to the rules that govern the use of phone numbers in the UK, which has opted to retain the existing rules on geographic numbering and remove the obligation on telecoms providers and broadband ISPs to provide local dialling to customers.

Pure Broadband ISP Logo 2022

8th February, 2022 (3 Comments)

Hull-based UK ISP Pure Broadband, which serves consumers covered by new full fibre (FTTP) networks from KCOM, CityFibre and also OFNL, is today celebrating their continued growth, with 5,000 new customers having signed-up in the last 12 months alone.

fibre optic green cable flay-gigapixel

26th January, 2022 (17 Comments)

A recent report from banking giant Credit Suisse has estimated that Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband networks will cover 90% of the UK by 2025. The country was also found to be the “most attractive market” for incremental investment in such networks, thanks to “strong build momentum and interest” in faster broadband.

British sterling one pound coin currency

19th January, 2022 (38 Comments)

The Office of National Statistics has today published the latest UK inflation figures, which sees the Consumer Price Index (CPI) hit 5.4% and the Retail Price Index (RPI) reach 7.5%! Many of the country’s biggest broadband ISPs base their annual price rises off the figure published in January, thus we now know how huge the hit will be.

kcom van with ladder on top

17th January, 2022 (6 Comments)

UK ISP KCOM, which has so far built a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover 250,000 premises across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in England (here), has made the hugely positive decision to scrap their contractual CPI + 3.9% price rise for this year to help customers facing the cost of living crisis.

kcom engineer ourside house fttp install

6th January, 2022 (47 Comments)

KCOM, which recently extended their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to cover 250,000 premises across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in England (here), have published their annual accounts and revealed that their total broadband customer base has grown to 139,700 (most are now on fibre, having migrated from copper).

internet_traffic_uk_illustration

4th January, 2022 (26 Comments)

Ofcom has published some of the first responses from UK broadband ISPs and internet content providers to their new review of Net Neutrality rules, which were designed to ensure no serious blocking or slowing of access to legal websites or other online services by ISPs and mobile operators. Suffice to say, vested interests split the pack.

Connexin-FTTP-Cabinet-on-Crane

17th December, 2021 (15 Comments)

UK ISP Connexin, which a few months ago (here) confirmed they would invest £80m to end KCOM’s “broadband monopoly” in Hull and East Yorkshire by building their own rival 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, has this week achieved a key milestone with the installation of their first street cabinet.

29th November, 2021 (8 Comments)

The incumbent broadband operator for the city of Hull in East Yorkshire, KCOM, looks set to get some real competition after UK alternative network ISP Grain bravely announced that they would be deploying their gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network into the same location. But other operators have similar plans.

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