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concept of wireless radio Internet. 5G mobile technologies.

8th February, 2024 (19 Comments)

BT (EE) has today announced the outcome of their recent 5G based mobile network slicing trial at their Adastral Park facility. The trial showed how future products could be launched that establish optimised network connections specifically for online Gaming, Enterprise and Enhance Mobile Broadband (eMBB) services.

Vodafone OpenRAN Mast in Rural UK Area

16th January, 2024 (22 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has today highlighted the potentially huge cost challenges involved with adding backup power (batteries etc.) to their network of 12,000+ mast sites across the country, which could be one of the possible outcomes from Ofcom’s new probe into the issue of inadequate power backup.

internet_traffic_uk_illustration

26th October, 2023 (19 Comments)

Ofcom has finalised their move to soften the Net Neutrality rules, which were originally established to prevent unfair blocking or slowing of access to legal websites and internet services by broadband ISPs and mobile operators. Providers will now gain more flexibility to create “premium” packages (e.g. better latency) and “specialised services“.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

6th September, 2023 (19 Comments)

The UK Government appears to have softened its controversial stance on end-to-end encryption (E2EE) in the looming Online Safety Bill (OSB), which threatened to undermine the security of internet messaging and communication platforms by allowing private messages to be filtered and moderated.

Mobile-UK-Digital-Exclusion-Report

19th June, 2023 (1 Comment)

A new report from trade body Mobile UK, which represents Three UK, EE (BT), O2 (VMO2) and Vodafone, has helped to highlight how mobile connectivity can tackle the digital divide and encourage more people online. But it also highlights the need for “better Government policy” to complement such efforts.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

10th March, 2023 (49 Comments)

Two of the internet’s most popular secure messaging platforms, WhatsApp and Signal, have now both said that they would rather be blocked by the UK’s controversial new Online Safety Bill (OSB) than undermine the security (end-to-end encryption) of their platforms by allowing private messages to be filtered and moderated.

Internet traffic and UK online services

21st October, 2022 (7 Comments)

Ofcom has today published new proposals to soften some of the UK’s existing Net Neutrality protection rules, which were established some years ago to ensure no serious blocking or slowing of access to legal websites or other internet services by broadband ISPs and mobile network operators. But there are some positive statements too.

mobile net neutrality uk

26th September, 2022 (28 Comments)

The Net Neutrality debate (i.e. protecting the open internet from abuse by UK broadband ISPs and mobile operators) reared its head again today after BT and Vodafone both put their names to a new statement by the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ENTO), which was signed by 16 telcos’ CEOs.

vodafone_uk_london_5g_engineer

15th March, 2022 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone and their strategic supplier Ericsson have today announced having created the UK’s “first on-demand 5G network slice” in a successful lab trial, which could pave the way for future mobile broadband networks that can be created to serve different types of use with relative ease.

Encrypted Computer Data

9th February, 2022 (3 Comments)

Some 50 leading security, human rights and technology experts have put their names to a new letter that accuses the UK Government of “misleading the public” with a “scaremongering” campaign against the use of end-to-end encryption on the internet, which helps to keep everything from financial transactions to messaging secure.

IP Address vector concept

8th February, 2022 (23 Comments)

The Government has today confirmed that the new Online Safety Bill will, among many other changes, have another go at introducing a controversial internet age verification system, which will target “all websites” that contain pornographic content. Sites that fail to comply will be blocked by broadband ISPs and mobile operators.

Apple-iCloud-Private-Relay-Enabled

13th January, 2022 (12 Comments)

Support agents working for mobile operator EE (BT) have denied claims by some UK customers (here and here), and online news reports (here, here and here), that their mobile broadband (4G and 5G) network is intentionally blocking Apple’s iCloud linked ‘Private Relay‘ feature (such a block may clash with Net Neutrality rules).

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.

bt beyond limits uk isp logo

2nd December, 2021 (30 Comments)

The CEO of BT’s Consumer division, Marc Allera, has revealed that last night’s live streaming of Premier League Football matches, on Amazon Prime Video, pushed internet traffic on their broadband network to its “highest peak yet” of 25.5Tbps (Terabits per second) – that’s about 12% higher than their previous peak set in December last year.

network_modem_cable

1st November, 2021 (2 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their fifth annual report into monitoring of the Open Internet Access Regulations (OIAR), also known as “net neutrality” rules. In short, no particular concerns regarding providers’ (broadband ISPs and mobile operators) practices were identified, but there were some interesting little tidbits.

internet_traffic_uk_illustration

7th September, 2021 (22 Comments)

The national telecoms and media regulator, Ofcom, has today started a review of their existing Net Neutrality rules, which were designed to ensure no serious blocking or slowing of access to legal websites or internet services by broadband ISPs and mobile operators. But such protections may soon change.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

14th March, 2021 (22 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has confirmed that, over the course of the next year, it will begin a review of the existing Net Neutrality rules (i.e. these ensure no serious blocking or slowing of access to legal websites or internet services by broadband ISPs and mobile operators). The move follows a call by BT for greater flexibility.

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