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18th April, 2019 (7 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has provisionally proposed to accept a request by Three UK, EE, O2 and Vodafone to vary a number of spectrum access licenses for the 3.4GHz, 3.5GHz and 3.6GHz bands in order to facilitate new Active Antenna Systems (AAS), which could help the future roll-out of ultrafast 5G mobile broadband networks.

vodafone ftth 900mbps gigafast broadband

17th April, 2019 (15 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has successfully nudged the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ban Vodafone from using the term “Gigafast” to generally promote their slower Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) based broadband tiers, which offered average speeds that range from 100Mbps to 900Mbps (i.e. not only 1Gbps).

vodafone gigafast ftth broadband van

17th April, 2019 (0 Comments)

The £35m joint Cityfibre and Vodafone project to roll-out a Gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network in the south coast UK city of Bournemouth (Dorset) has been given a boost with the appointment of a new City Manager, Lucy Cooper, to oversee the effort.

cityfibre street fttp cabinet

16th April, 2019 (0 Comments)

Cityfibre’s £30m project to roll-out a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network in the town of Southend-on-Sea (Essex) has been given a boost after the operator, which is being supported by UK ISP partner Vodafone, appointed Aideen Sadler to be its dedicated City Manager.

vodafone_4g_bt_phone_box

16th April, 2019 (2 Comments)

In a slightly comical twist Vodafone has boosted their 4G mobile network coverage around part of Cornwall (i.e. the popular seaside resorts of Polzeath and Sennen Cove) by installing radio kit inside disused telephone boxes, which just so happened to once belong to arch rival BT. More of this will soon follow across the UK.

Vodafone UK 2016

15th April, 2019 (59 Comments)

At the start of this year UK ISP Vodafone confirmed that they were scrapping their own Demon Internet ISP brand and migrating its remaining users on to more modern services (here). Unfortunately some customers of the provider’s ADSL service, which was the only broadband product they still sold, will not be among them.

cityfibre fibre optic cable

12th April, 2019 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has once again faced complaints from a pocket of residents in the village of Cambusbarron (arguably a suburb), which is part of the operator’s £10m deployment in Stirling (Scotland) of a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network; supported by UK ISP partner Vodafone.

united kingdom grey green coloured

9th April, 2019 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has once again come top of the latest Q1 2019 report from OpenSignal, which analysed crowd-sourced data over a 90 day period (starting 1st December 2018) to identify the 4G availability, mobile broadband speeds and latency performance of each UK operator.

birmingham new street

4th April, 2019 (1 Comment)

Mobile operator Vodafone has announced that Birmingham New Street is the first train station in the United Kingdom to be upgraded with their future 5G mobile technology as part of a live trial. Sadly a speedtest of the network struggled to get anywhere close to the often promoted Gigabit broadband speeds.

voxi

4th April, 2019 (14 Comments)

Mobile operator VOXI, which is a Vodafone UK sub-brand that was launched in 2017 and initially targeted at people aged 25 and under (e.g. students), has informed ISPreview.co.uk that it will today remove “age-gating” from its platform so that “anyone can purchase a voxi contract.”

rural mobile mast site uk

1st April, 2019 (16 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association, which represents 30,000+ landowners (farmers and businesses) across England and Wales, has said that “forcing mobile operators to adopt rural roaming” may be the only way to deliver significantly better 4G coverage in rural areas. But operators now favour a barter system of mast sharing.

network disconnected broadband isp lan router uk

31st March, 2019 (10 Comments)

Ofcom’s new system of automatic compensation will tomorrow be introduced, which requires major UK ISPs to compensate consumers (cash or bill credits) for a total loss of broadband connectivity (i.e. if the outage lasts longer than 2 working days), missed appointments or delayed installs.

wifi internet security

28th March, 2019 (16 Comments)

Chinese-based IT company Huawei, which supplies a good chunk of the broadband ISP and mobile network kit being used by UK providers (routers, cabinets etc.), is under increased pressure after the fifth annual report from the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) oversight board found “new risks” and limited progress.

cityfibre mk home build ftth

28th March, 2019 (2 Comments)

More than 20,000 homes in the large UK town of Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire) have now been reached by Cityfibre’s £40 million roll-out of a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network, which is being supported by strategic ISP partner Vodafone.

award best broadband uk ISP gold trophy

27th March, 2019 (9 Comments)

The annual Broadband Genie 2018 survey has today announced that Virgin Media have yet again been named as the fastest “widely-available” broadband provider in the UK for download speed (71.5Mbps), while Vodafone took the same award for upload speed (10.1Mbps).

5g mobile signal bars uk

26th March, 2019 (16 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has warned that it would consider a legal challenge against Ofcom’s forthcoming auction of the 5G friendly radio spectrum bands at 700MHz and 3.6GHz – 3.8GH, unless the regulator changes their proposed strategy of auctioning these as part of a bundled package.

cityfibre engineer over reel of purple fibre

20th March, 2019 (1 Comment)

Full fibre builder Cityfibre has announced that they will invest £75m to expand the reach of their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network across the cities of Bournemouth and Northampton, which will join the other 10 cities confirmed under Phase One and take their coverage to 1 million UK premises.

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