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22nd March, 2019 (5 Comments)

Lately we’ve been seeing a lot of new “full fibre” providers launch and now another one, Lightning Fibre, looks set to join the fray. The ISP appears to be initially targeting the roll-out of their 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network toward the Eastbourne area of East Sussex.

ofcom uk phone call volumes vs mobile data uk

5th January, 2019 (19 Comments)

New research from Ofcom has today suggested that remembering phone numbers – or even needing to dial them – could soon become a thing of the past as consumers are changing how they communicate and making greater use of broadband internet and mobile services. The landline phone era is slowly coming to an end.

telephone broken uk

18th December, 2018 (23 Comments)

A new report from the Broadband Stakeholders Group has warned that work to retire the old Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and replace it with all-IP voice services by c.2025 will face a number of challenges, particularly around ensuring resilient access to emergency services and encouraging user migrations.

nte5c mastersock bt openreach

12th December, 2018 (42 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today confirmed that their new Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SOGEA) product, which enables consumers to buy a standalone FTTC “fibre broadband” (VDSL2 or G.fast) line without the voice (phone) service, will enter the UK ISP pilot phase on 9th January. The first prices have also been published.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

12th December, 2018 (11 Comments)

An investigation into the availability of Vonage‘s internet phone (VoIP) service has resulted in Ofcom imposing a £24,500 penalty on the provider, which came after they discovered that the company had “failed to provide uninterrupted access” to the emergency services (999 or 112 for police, fire etc.).

telephone uk red ringing broadband

7th November, 2018 (4 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has published a new letter that warns fixed telecoms providers against blocking or hindering consumers from being able to port their telephone numbers to a different provider, which is sadly something that continues to occur but is also “unacceptable and unlawful“.

fttp ont and bbu open lid openreach

19th October, 2018 (36 Comments)

At present new installations of Openreach’s (BT) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based UK ultrafast broadband ISP technology all come with a Battery Backup Unit (BBU) by default next to the Optical Network Unit (ONT), which helps users to maintain access to emergency services if they use VoIP. But this is about to stop.

telephone broken uk

12th October, 2018 (19 Comments)

Ofcom has this week published their final guidance on how UK providers of Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) or similar broadband-based phone services can ensure that their customers are still able to call the emergency services in a power cut.

confused uk consumer

5th October, 2018 (6 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has secured £700,000 from the Government’s new £10m Regulators’ Pioneer Fund in order to fuel a project that will seek to make it even quicker to switch broadband or phone provider, as well as to stop situations where switching may cause you to lose your phone number.

internet service providers association uk

12th July, 2018 (9 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has tonight announced the winners of their 20th annual 2018 internet industry awards, which among other things saw Hyperoptic scoop the top spot for the ‘Best Superfast Broadband‘ category and Gigaclear named as the ‘Best Rural Broadband‘ ISP.. again.

ITSPA UK Voip Awards Logo

24th May, 2018 (1 Comment)

The Internet Telephony Services Providers Association, which represents the United Kingdom’s Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) industry, has today announced the winners of this year’s 2018 ITSPA Awards event, which among other things saw the ‘Best Consumer / SOHO‘ win go to Voipfone.

cable damage openreach engineer

19th May, 2018 (15 Comments)

Openreach has published a short notice to give a very rough indication of how much their new ‘Single Order Generic Ethernet Access’ product might cost ISPs at wholesale. At launch in 2019 the service will enable consumers to buy a standalone FTTC “fibre broadband” (VDSL2 or G.fast) line without the voice (phone) service.

kcom engineer hull indoor

11th May, 2018 (16 Comments)

East Yorkshire focused ISP KCOM, which serves Hull, has long talked about becoming one of the first cities in the UK to switch-off their ageing copper telephone service (here). As part of that they’ve contracted Amdocs to provide automated software management of their network components.

nte5c mastersock bt openreach

2nd May, 2018 (24 Comments)

Openreach has decided to extend the UK ISP trial phase for their new Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SOGEA) product until 1st October 2018, which will one day enable consumers to buy a standalone FTTC “fibre broadband” (VDSL2 or G.fast) line without the voice (phone) service.

ITSPA UK Voip Awards Logo

24th April, 2018 (1 Comment)

The UK Internet Telephony Services Providers Association, which represents the Voice-over-IP (VoIP) industry, has announced their short-list of potential winners for the 2018 ITSPA Awards event. Hello Telecom, Gradwell, SureVoIP and Voipfone are all up for the best consumer / SOHO provider category.

telephone uk red ringing broadband

24th April, 2018 (4 Comments)

Do we still need a fixed line telephone (voice) service? A new ISPreview survey of 1,911 readers has found that only 14.5% still use a landline phone service for making most of their calls and 67.2% said they’d get rid of it if the service wasn’t still needed by most ISPs for home broadband.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

4th April, 2018 (3 Comments)

The growing importance of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) service stability, which is becoming more essential as UK broadband ISP users increasingly switch away from traditional phone services, has been underlined today after Ofcom began investigating Vonage over its recent network availability.

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