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28th April, 2022 (17 Comments)

Internet traffic across UK broadband ISPs surged last night as people tuned in to stream the Champions League semi-final and to download the latest 40GB (GigaByte) ‘Season 3’ update for the popular ‘Call of Duty Warzone’ video game. As a result, TalkTalk set a new peak traffic record of 8.715Tbps (Terabits per second).

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.

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12th January, 2022 (0 Comments)

New customers of UK ISP and mobile operator EE, specifically those taking out one of their top two Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based “Fibre Max” (500Mbps to 900Mbps) broadband plans, may be pleased to learn that they can now receive up to 12 months’ Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, as well as unlimited mobile gaming data.

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6th January, 2022 (9 Comments)

Broadband ISP TalkTalk has taken a closer look at the internet traffic from over 1 million of their customers on Christmas Day and managed to identify the top five video gaming console gifts. The data reveals that Nintendo’s Switch console was by far the most popular gaming gift for 2021, with 22,995 new devices being connected on the big day.

8th December, 2021 (6 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk has today published the latest volume (4) of their UK “Internet Insights” report, which this time around focuses upon the impact of “silver surfers” and reveals that broadband usage among pensioners has grown by 69% from pre-pandemic levels (driven by increased streaming and online gaming).

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18th November, 2021 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator EE UK has today announced that Pay Monthly Mobile customers of their service can now take a Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with “unlimited gaming data” from £21 a month (£31 with the video data pass) and they can also have an Xbox Series X video gaming console for just £10 upfront.

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14th October, 2021 (7 Comments)

New and upgrading Full Fibre customers on UK ISP BT, specifically those who are signing up to their 500Mbps and 900Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) packages, will now also receive an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription “at no extra cost” for the first 6 to 12 months (normal price from Microsoft is £10.99 per month).

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10th September, 2021 (4 Comments)

Cloud gaming ISP ZYBRE, which back in July 2021 became available to homes covered by KCOM’s gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, has now been extended across the rest of the UK by offering both SOGEA (standalone FTTC) and full fibre via Openreach’s network too.

netflix uk unlimited broadband movie streaming

21st July, 2021 (4 Comments)

The global internet video streaming giant, Netflix, has announced that they’re in the “early stages” of preparing to add remote play video game streaming to their service “at no additional cost” and within the next year, although it remains to be seen whether that has any impact on their future price hikes.

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15th July, 2021 (2 Comments)

A new cloud gaming friendly UK ISP called ZYBRE has today announced that their services are being made available to homes covered by KCOM’s gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, thanks to a new wholesale agreement.

30th April, 2021 (2 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today reported that mobile broadband (4G, 5G) usage related to internet video game traffic on their network has increased by 31% over the past six months, while the number of people enjoying mobile gaming also increase by 18% during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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21st April, 2021 (2 Comments)

UK ISP BT has today announced that customers of their home broadband packages can now add ‘Xbox Game Pass Ultimate‘ to their account “contract free,” although you will of course still have to pay the extra £10 per month charge for this and that’s slightly cheaper than the official price of £10.99 per month from Microsoft.

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1st April, 2021 (34 Comments)

Gigabit broadband ISP Virgin Media has reported a week of extreme variations in UK internet traffic, which saw both the lowest level of upstream traffic in 2021 occur on Tuesday and then, the very next day, one of the highest peaks in downstream traffic hit their network (thanks to another massive Call of Duty update).

4th March, 2021 (6 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media reports that internet download traffic on their network hit a new record on Thursday 25th Feb 2021, with the average user consuming a whopping 20.77GB (GigaBytes) of data in a single 24-hour period (3.5GB more than the daily average in 2020). An update to the Call of Duty: Warzone game was partly to blame.

11th December, 2020 (16 Comments)

A new Censuswide survey of 2,005 UK gamers, which was commissioned by broadband ISP Zen Internet, has warned that internet traffic could jump higher than usual on Christmas Day as people unwrap the new generation of video game consoles (Xbox X, PS5) and games, most of which will demand large software updates.

18th November, 2020 (18 Comments)

Existing customers of BT’s UK broadband or EE’s Pay Monthly mobile packages will tomorrow gain the ability to purchase one of Sony’s latest PlayStation 5 (PS5) video game consoles directly from the operator. But as with the prior Xbox deal, there won’t be any special discounts.

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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.

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