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money lock

19th January, 2018 - 4:18 pm (0 Comments)

The Government’s Office for National Statistics is to re-examine how they assess mobile, fixed broadband and phone services in terms of their impact upon the UK economy, which follows concern that the influence of such services may have been historically underestimated.

complaint UK consumer broadband isp and phone gripes

19th January, 2018 - 9:46 am (3 Comments)

The UK telecom regulator’s latest Q3 2017 consumer complaints report has named and shamed TalkTalk for attracting the most gripes in the fixed ISP broadband sector, while the Post Office suffered the same for landline phone services and Vodafone took the most heat for Mobile.

sky_broadband_traffic_to_2019

18th January, 2018 - 8:42 am (9 Comments)

Customers on Sky Broadband’s UK network (around 6 million of them) are today generating a colossal level of internet data traffic that has already reached a total of around 8Tbps (Terabits per second). Meanwhile IPv6 adoption among the ISP’s subscriber base is at 90%+.

Internet call centre uk

15th January, 2018 - 2:45 pm (0 Comments)

A new study by Servion, which requested data from the Financial Ombudsman and Ombudsman Services (ADR), has claimed that the percentage of complaints that resulted in financial awards has risen over the past year by 15% for UK comms providers (mobile, broadband and phone etc.).

united kingdom black coloured high res

8th January, 2018 - 2:22 am (32 Comments)

The most recent independent data for Q4 reveals that the United Kingdom ended 2017 with fixed line “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks having covered 94.7% of premises (94.3% if you define superfast as 30Mbps+), which suggests that the Government has hit their 95% target.

internet speed test uk circle

28th December, 2017 - 12:04 am (5 Comments)

We take a look back to see how much faster the national fixed line broadband ISPs and mobile (3G / 4G) network operators have become for download and upload speed over the past 12 months, which reveals that Virgin Media, Hyperoptic and EE continue to come top in the speed stakes.

world internet connection dots

18th December, 2017 - 12:12 pm (8 Comments)

Market regulator Ofcom has today published its International Communications Market Report 2017, which compares broadband and other telecoms services in the United Kingdom against 16 other countries. The UK fairs well for 30Mbps+ broadband coverage but our “full fibre” (FTTP/H) needs work.

united kingdom binary blue map broadband

15th December, 2017 - 12:46 pm (7 Comments)

The Connected Nations 2017 report has today been published by Ofcom, which reveals a huge rise in the availability of fixed line 300Mbps+ “ultrafast broadband” services to 36% of the UK (up from 2% last year). Elsewhere 4% (1.1 million premises) still cannot receive speeds of 10Mbps+ (down from 6%).

money investment broadband

14th December, 2017 - 1:57 pm (8 Comments)

A new survey of 2,000 UK people, which was conducted by consumer magazine Which?, has warned that those who stay loyal to a particular phone, broadband ISP, mobile, energy or TV provider are being “ripped off” by up to £725 a year because they don’t benefit from the same savings as new users.

london internet exchange linx

14th December, 2017 - 1:18 pm (2 Comments)

The London Internet Exchange (LINX), which provide a neutral interconnection facility and peering platform that is home to 780 members (connecting from over 77 countries worldwide), has hit a new maximum traffic peak on their public peering LANs of 4Tbps (Terabits per second).

rfbenchmark_mobile_download_speed_eu

12th December, 2017 - 11:58 am (0 Comments)

A new batch of crowd-sourced data from RFBenchmark compares European countries by their Mobile Broadband (3G / 4G) performance. Overall the UK appears to trail most other countries with an average download of 11.9Mbps (4.2Mbps upload) and network latency of 108 milliseconds.

internet download and upload speed arrows

8th December, 2017 - 12:01 am (11 Comments)

A new study has used data from 1,064,681 consumer speedtests to produce a list of the top 30 fastest and slowest streets for download speed. Thorpe Lane in Trimley St Martin (Suffolk) was the slowest on 0.68Mbps, while Benford Avenue in Motherwell (Lanarkshire) was the fastest at 177.01Mbps.

blocked website parents network level isp filter

29th November, 2017 - 12:01 am (5 Comments)

Ofcom has published their latest report into the use of media by UK children and parents, which among other things finds that around two in five parents of children aged 3-4 (39%) or 5-15 (37%) use network-level filters on their home broadband ISP. The vast majority of those find them useful.

pounds sterlin bag

28th November, 2017 - 1:58 pm (6 Comments)

The UK Government’s £5 million Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme, which offers grants worth £400 (maximum) to rural households that are unable to get at least a 2Mbps broadband speed (this helps to get a faster connection installed), has been extended until the end of 2018.

united kingdom grey green coloured

28th November, 2017 - 11:36 am (13 Comments)

The £1.6bn+ state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK project has published its latest progress update to September 2017, which confirms that it has so far helped 4,651,700 extra premises across the United Kingdom to be covered by a fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network.

Openreach BT UltraFast G.fast Fibre Broadband

28th November, 2017 - 12:01 am (36 Comments)

As Openreach begins to rollout their new 330Mbps capable hybrid fibre G.fast broadband service, which is set to reach 10 million UK premises by 2020, a new ISPreview.co.uk poll of 1,834 readers has found that 75.4% are interested in upgrading to the new service.

world broadband connectivity

21st November, 2017 - 10:05 am (1 Comment)

A new study has examined the price of fixed line broadband in 196 countries via 3,351 packages (conducted between 18th August and 12th October 2017), which reveals that the United Kingdom is only the 63rd cheapest (average of USD $40.62 a month overall or $1.01 per megabit of speed).

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