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16th October, 2017 - 2:15 pm (4 Comments)

The City of London Corporation has today announced that their ultrafast “gigabit speed” capable free public WiFi network, which will be operated by O2 and Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure (CTIL) under a 15 year contract, has finally gone live across the ‘Square Mile’ area.

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12th October, 2017 - 8:17 am (15 Comments)

The dream of 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which could one day be deployed on Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) based cable networks like Virgin Media, has taken another step forward after CableLabs completed the technology’s official specification.

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10th October, 2017 - 1:59 pm (10 Comments)

Customers of mobile operator EE (BT) and its MVNO partners (e.g. Virgin Media) are reporting that they are unable to make voice calls after a major outage struck the network. The incident, which is cropping up across the United Kingdom, appears to have started just after 10am today and is on-going.

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9th October, 2017 - 7:12 am (21 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has today started a short “Flash Sale” of their standalone 50-300Mbps ultrafast cable broadband packages, which cuts a few extra pounds off the existing discounts and will be available to order by new customers until 11th October 2017.

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8th October, 2017 - 7:58 am (18 Comments)

The latest independent data to September 2017 has estimated that “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) capable fixed line networks now cover 93.9% of premises in the United Kingdom (96.6% if you include all “fibre based” lines of any speed inc. sub-24Mbps), with Wales and Scotland both touching completion.

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4th October, 2017 - 11:51 am (153 Comments)

New research has estimated that between 950,000 and 1.1 million premises, which were already being catered for by Virgin Media’s cable broadband network, have been overbuilt by networks (e.g. Openreach (BT)) supported through the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK project.

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2nd October, 2017 - 10:36 am (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has today signed a new deal with Cheltenham-based ISP Bamboo, which will support the roll-out of their 500Mbps and 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cater for businesses in the large town of Cheltenham and the city of Gloucester (Gloucestershire, England).

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29th September, 2017 - 7:01 am (30 Comments)

Cable network Virgin Media has today cut the prices of their 50Mbps to 300Mbps range of standalone broadband packages for the first 12 months of service (new customers). At the same time they’ve also increased the prices on some of their bundles (i.e. broadband, phone and /or TV).

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27th September, 2017 - 11:15 am (7 Comments)

Broadband providers Virgin Media and Sky Broadband have today been praised by Ofcom’s Q2 2017 UK consumer complaints report after they received fewer gripes than any other ISP for their service. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for BT and TalkTalk, which attracted the most complaints.

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25th September, 2017 - 11:03 am (1 Comment)

Residents of central Wargrave (Berkshire) have been told that cable operator Virgin Media will now expand their ultrafast broadband and TV network to cover around the High Street, which follows an earlier decision not to proceed due to a lack of demand and fears over the potential for major disruption.


25th September, 2017 - 12:01 am (16 Comments)

Mark Heraghty, Non-Executive Chairman of civil engineering firm the John Henry Group, has told ISPreview.co.uk that FTTP lines are the “only real future proof” broadband solution for the UK, but issues with notice and permit schemes, training and wayleaves can hurt progress.

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22nd September, 2017 - 8:22 am (10 Comments)

The latest biannual survey of UK phone and broadband providers by consumer magazine Which? has once again named Zen Internet as the best overall ISP (85% for customer satisfaction), but the same could not be said for TalkTalk that continues to languish at the bottom on a score of 40%.

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20th September, 2017 - 12:51 pm (6 Comments)

Traditionally Virgin Media is more of an urban centric cable operator, although a new campaign in the rural Test and Dun Valleys of Hampshire (England) means that their 350Mbps broadband and TV network will soon be able to reach c.4,000 premises across 12 small villages.

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18th September, 2017 - 12:01 am (11 Comments)

The roll-out of “ultrafast” fibre optic broadband services using Gigabit capable FTTH/P/B technologies is continuing to ramp up in 2017, with our latest annual estimate of total premises passed across the United Kingdom reaching 1,084,500 (up from 780k in 2016) and this is set to surge.

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14th September, 2017 - 7:57 am (9 Comments)

Remember those pensioners in Barrhead (East Renfrewshire, Scotland) who complained that Virgin Media’s new 5ft tall street cabinet “completely blocks out any light from coming into the house” (here)? After a nine month battle, plus lots of bad media publicity, the operator has agreed to move it.

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6th September, 2017 - 5:10 pm (23 Comments)

A small group of pensioners living in Barrhead (East Renfrewshire, Scotland) have vented frustration at Virgin Media after the broadband cable operator built a large (5ft tall) new street cabinet near to their living room window, which they claim “completely blocks out any light from coming into the house.”

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1st September, 2017 - 1:16 am (30 Comments)

Some readers have been asking whether any areas that have been upgraded with FTTC (VDSL2) via the state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK programme are going to benefit from Openreach’s (BT) commercial roll-out of ‘up to’ 330Mbps G.fast technology. The answer is yes.

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