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14th September, 2021 (5 Comments)

Ookla, which runs Speedtest.net, has today revealed more data about 5G mobile speeds and availability across the UK. Overall, the country delivered average (median) 5G download speeds of 167.38Mbps (15.91Mbps upload), but availability is still low at 10.2% (17.9% on EE, 10.3% on Vodafone, 6.4% on Three UK and 5.4% on O2).

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13th September, 2021 (12 Comments)

A new “nationally representative” survey of 4,478 broadband customers by Which? has claimed that consumers taking packages from the biggest four UK ISPs – Sky Broadband, BT, Virgin Media (VMO2) and TalkTalk – could save up to £143 per year by switching to a different provider. But price isn’t the only consideration.

9th September, 2021 (11 Comments)

Ofcom has published their annual study into UK fixed line home broadband ISP speeds, which reports that the average (median) download rate has risen from 50Mbps last year to just 50.4Mbps now (uploads are unchanged at 9.8Mbps). Meanwhile, the performance gap between urban and rural areas remains a problem.

7th September, 2021 (40 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) has today switched-on their DOCSIS 3.1 network for a further 1.7 million UK premises, which means that a total of 10 million premises can now access speeds of 1130Mbps down and 52Mbps up. The latest areas include Blackpool, Cambridge, Leicester, Nottingham, Oxford, Swindon and more.


6th September, 2021 (24 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their Q1 2021 (calendar) consumer complaints study, which names and shames Virgin Media UK for attracting the most moans about fixed line home broadband, Pay TV and landline phone services in the quarter, while Three UK did the same for Mobile.


6th September, 2021 (0 Comments)

The recent £31bn merger between mobile operator O2 and broadband giant Virgin Media has forced the former to reveal that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is investigating it over “possible violations of anti-bribery laws and regulations,” which appears to have been triggered by a management shake-up in 2017.

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2nd September, 2021 (2 Comments)

The latest H1 2021 study of UK broadband coverage in new build homes has indicated that 92.8% of houses constructed during the first half of this year were connected to a “full fibre” (FTTP) ISP network (up from 90% in H2 2020), which rises to 98.6% for 30Mbps+ “superfast broadband” services (up from 98.3%).

28th August, 2021 (86 Comments)

Over the years’ we’ve seen plenty of justified disputes about the poor placement of broadband street cabinets by UK ISPs and network builders, but we’ve also seen a fair few unjustified ones. The latest example of the latter comes from Harrow, where a seemingly overblown complaint has hit one of Virgin Media’s (VMO2) cabinets.

23rd August, 2021 (8 Comments)

Some 5,000 homes in the large suburban Warwickshire (England) village of Ash Green can now access gigabit broadband speeds from Virgin Media (VMO2), which occurred after the UK ISP extended the reach of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based internet and pay TV network into the area.

18th August, 2021 (33 Comments)

Broadband ISP and mobile giant Virgin Media (VMO2) has announced a new partnership with infrastructure developer Light Source, which looks set to help with the ongoing expansion and upgrade of their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across the United Kingdom.

16th August, 2021 (49 Comments)

Alternative UK network providers have heavily criticised Ofcom’s provisional decision not to oppose Openreach’s (BT) proposal for a “major” price cut to their wholesale Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband products, which they warn could impact competition by discouraging ISPs from adopting rival networks.

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12th August, 2021 (30 Comments)

The decision by fixed wireless network builder IX Wireless (UK ISP 6G Internet) to deploy a new 15-metre high broadband mast in the Lancashire town of Blackpool has attracted an angry response from local residents. Many of which live in bungalows and fear the new infrastructure will be ugly, dominant and may devalue their homes.

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10th August, 2021 (70 Comments)

UK ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) has today switched-on their DOCSIS 3.1 network upgrade for 1.5 million more premises (total 8m) in places such as Bournemouth, Bristol, Northampton, Sunderland, Wolverhampton, Wigan and York, which means they can now access their top Gig1 service (1130Mbps download and 52Mbps upload).

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10th August, 2021 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP, TV and mobile operator Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2) have today announced that they will recruit a further 400 UK staff (c.300 will be field engineers and 100 will work in retail roles), including 100 apprentices, as part of a £10bn plan to upgrade their fixed line and 5G mobile networks over the next 5-years.

6th August, 2021 (2 Comments)

A further 4,000 homes in the large Cheshire (England) town of Warrington can now access gigabit broadband speeds from Virgin Media (VMO2), which occured after the UK ISP extended the reach of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based internet and pay TV network in the area.

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5th August, 2021 (18 Comments)

Mobile benchmarking firm RootMetrics will today publish a new biannual H1 2021 report into the performance of 5G (mobile broadband) networks in the United Kingdom, which praises EE (BT) for their “consistent broad availability … fast speeds and reliability.”


3rd August, 2021 (54 Comments)

Ookla, which operates the popular Speedtest.net service, has just published a new Q1-Q2 2021 (H1) study of 5G mobile broadband performance from Three UK, EE, Vodafone and O2 (VMO2), which found that Three delivered the fastest average (median) download speeds of 231.07Mbps. But Vodafone wins on uploads (19.69Mbps).

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