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2nd December, 2020 (0 Comments)

A new joint study between Telefonica (e.g. O2 UK) and telecoms kit maker Nokia, which focused on the power consumption of the RAN (Radio Access Network), has claimed that the latest generation of ultrafast 5G based mobile (mobile broadband) networks are up to 90% more energy efficient “per traffic unit” than existing 4G ones.

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27th November, 2020 (64 Comments)

Crowdsourced benchmarking firm Tutela has just published the results of a new study, which examined the effect of network congestion on 4G and the latest ultrafast 5G based mobile broadband networks from EE (BT), Vodafone, O2 and Three UK. Sadly Three suffered the most and slowed by over 36% during peak hours, on average.

26th November, 2020 (21 Comments)

A new study from the Prysmian Group, which was commissioned by cable manufacturer Europacable, has found that Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP networks are the most energy efficient of consumer fixed line technologies, compared with FTTC (VDSL2) and Hybrid Fibre Coax (DOCSIS 3 networks, like Virgin Media).

25th November, 2020 (3 Comments)

A new study by Global Wireless Solutions (GWS), which was conducted by Censuswide with 2,007 UK adults during September to early November 2020, has determined that only 64% of properties have a “decent broadband” (10Mbps+) service and a third (30%) are suffering from “inadequate throughputs” (i.e. sub-2Mbps speeds).

23rd November, 2020 (0 Comments)

The UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the telecoms industry has gone from last year’s report, when it was the fastest growing sector for R&D spending (up 25.4% to total £947m by the end of 2018), to this year (2019) when spending on research and development grew by just 0.95% to total £956m.

20th November, 2020 (15 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) has just informed ISPreview.co.uk that yesterday’s launch of Sony’s new PlayStation 5 video game console, including its various associated internet downloads and patches, resulted in data traffic across their national UK network reaching a total of 161PB (PetaBytes).

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15th November, 2020 (9 Comments)

Budget broadband ISP TalkTalk has reported that last week’s internet data traffic record of 6.85Tbps (Terabits per second), which was set on 10th Nov (here), has been broken again on Saturday 14th November 2020, when they hit a new peak of 6.94Tbps.

15th November, 2020 (11 Comments)

A new survey of 132 landlords who own properties in London, which was conducted by UK ISP CommunityFibre in collaboration with Inside Housing, has revealed that cost (77%) and installation complexities (55%) are still perceived to be the biggest barriers to housing owners getting “full fibre” broadband installed in their properties.

13th November, 2020 (17 Comments)

Ofcom’s new Q2 2020 consumer complaints report is out today, which names UK ISP TalkTalk as attracting the most gripes for both home broadband and landline phone, while Three UK did the same for Pay Monthly Mobile services and Virgin Media came bottom for Pay TV.

11th November, 2020 (9 Comments)

A combination of the COVID-19 lockdown in various parts of the UK, plus the release of another Call of Duty Warzone game update, a Microsoft Windows patch and the Xbox Series X console release (inc. related day 1 patches) seems to have pushed internet traffic at some broadband ISPs to a new record.

9th November, 2020 (16 Comments)

The combined reach of 1Gbps (1000Mbps+) speed capable ISP networks, via both Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and DOCSIS 3.1 technologies, has now helped to increase national “gigabit broadband” coverage to 34.1% of UK premises (up sharply from just 10% one year ago).

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6th November, 2020 (2 Comments)

Broadband ISP TalkTalk has reported an increase in the amount of internet traffic flowing over their network during the first night (Thursday) of the new COVID-19 lockdown in England, which at 9:10pm yesterday saw data traffic jump to 6.46Tbps (Terabits per second).

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6th November, 2020 (15 Comments)

A new survey from Resume.io has attempted to rank 482 UK towns to identify the best ones for home working (WFH), which examines various different factors (e.g. broadband performance and coverage, house prices, WiFi hotspots, life satisfaction, cost of living etc.). Overall Llandough in Wales came top with a score of 80.9 out of 100.

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5th November, 2020 (8 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has just published their latest Q3 2020 results, which saw their UK network coverage grow to reach another 125,000 UK premises and their broadband base add +47,000 new customers (up from +39.2k in the previous quarter) to total 5,365,400.

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4th November, 2020 (1 Comment)

A new Opinium survey of 2,000 UK adults, which was commissioned by Uswitch, has claimed that “unexpected charges” (e.g. extra costs for roaming, calls etc.) are adding nearly £38.90 on average to consumers annual mobile bills (around 32% of respondents were affected by this – equating to a national total of £489m).

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30th October, 2020 (28 Comments)

A Censuswide survey of 2,005 UK gamers who use consoles or games online for at least 1 hour a week, which was commissioned by UK broadband ISP Zen Internet, has found that “poor internet performance” could impact the purchasing decisions of 39% who may be considering the new consoles (XBox Series X and PlayStation 5).

30th October, 2020 (15 Comments)

A new survey from Broadband Genie, which used a special tool to analyse and estimate the consumer stress levels of 305,568 tweets that were aimed at major UK broadband ISPs, has revealed which providers had the most stressed customers. Overall it’s bad news for Shell Energy, but good news for Hyperoptic.

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