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18th May, 2021 (11 Comments)

The Head of Technical Cyber Security at A&O IT Group, Richard Hughes, has today warned UK consumers to be careful when buying cheap WiFi Smart Plugs from Amazon, eBay or AliExpress because some devices were found to harbour significant security vulnerabilities that could leave end-users exposed.

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13th May, 2021 (0 Comments)

A Belgian security researcher, Mathy Vanhoef, has uncovered a bunch of new vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi (wireless networking) technology that stem from a mix of historic design flaws and programming mistakes, some of which may have been present since all the way back in 1997! You’re about to hear a lot about “FragAttacks.“

Sheep on a meadow and the Dinas Reservoir, near Ponterwyd Ceredigion, Dyfed, Wales, UK

13th May, 2021 (1 Comment)

The Pembrokeshire County Council’s (PCC) wider Digital Connectivity Programme (DCP) in Wales appears to have identified the next set of six rural communities (Phase 4 or 5) for their programme, which are likely to benefit from the rollout of gigabit-capable full fibre broadband ISP networks.

11th May, 2021 (0 Comments)

Rural homes and businesses around the Norwood Park area of Somerset (England), specifically those connected to the local network run by UK ISP Voneus, lost their internet connection over the weekend after a group of “misguided 5G protestors” damaged broadband equipment while mistaking it for a mobile mast.

8th May, 2021 (2 Comments)

Fixed wireless and full fibre ISP Lothian Broadband, which reaches across rural parts of East Lothian, Mid Lothian and the Highlands of Scotland, has warned some of its customers on their Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network that nearby exercises by the UK military (MoD) may disrupt their internet connectivity.

bt smart hub 2 router front

6th May, 2021 (19 Comments)

Customers of BT’s UK broadband service, specifically those with the provider’s latest Smart Hub 2 (SH2) router, have been told to expect a firmware update over the next 4-5 weeks that should fix a bug with the device’s WiFi (wireless) networking, which has caused connectivity problems on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

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6th May, 2021 (40 Comments)

UK ISP BT has issued their second biannual report into the progress they’ve made toward delivering the 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation for broadband, which reveals they’re building USO connections that cover nearly 5,000 homes and have introduced a new cost sharing system to help communities afford an upgrade.

5th May, 2021 (0 Comments)

A little-known ISP called Fibairo has become one of the precious few UK providers to launch a rural wireless broadband network using White Space (TVWS) technology, which is being used to help connect remote rural homes and businesses in Castle Douglas and other parts of the Ken Dee Valley in Scotland. They also plan some FTTP.

28th April, 2021 (0 Comments)

London-based UK ISP Luminet, which operates a mix of microwave fixed wireless and fibre networks in London (covering 400sqkm), has today signed a wholesale agreement to harness the ITS Technology Group’s new “full fibre” broadband and optical Ethernet network in order to “complement its own gigabit capable wireless services.”

27th April, 2021 (0 Comments)

Alternative UK network developer Broadway Partners (ISP Broadway Broadband) has today secured several contracts to deploy Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband networks to cover the rural Pembrokeshire communities of Angle, Tiers Cross and Lawrenny and Marletwy in Wales.

26th April, 2021 (17 Comments)

The latest research from Point Topic has found that world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 1.6% (18.59 million) in Q4 2020, which is down slightly from 2.07% in the previous quarter but still pushes the overall total to 1.18 billion. Meanwhile, the UK reported the strongest quarterly “full fibre” (FTTP) growth of any country on 28.6%.

quickline fixed wireless broadband 2017

24th April, 2021 (2 Comments)

Broadband ISP Quickline (Quickfire), which specialises in deploying “full fibre” FTTP and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband networks around Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, has set a target of covering 500,000 premises with their network after Northleaf Capital Partners acquired a majority stake in the company.

22nd April, 2021 (1 Comment)

ISP Talk Straight has teamed up with ADTRAN to deploy a new 60GHz based gigabit fixed wireless broadband network across rural parts of the UK. The decision follows a recent Proof of Concept (PoC) trial, which found that the MetNet 60G solution could be a quick and cost-effective way of extending coverage beyond full fibre.

fibre optic red and blue broadband cables 2018

22nd April, 2021 (15 Comments)

Three alternative network (altnet) providers – Briant Broadband, Spring Fibre and Stix Internet – have today revealed their intention to deploy gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) networks to homes and or businesses across different parts of the United Kingdom.

borderlink coverage map

14th April, 2021 (1 Comment)

UK ISP BorderLink, which covers parts of Southern Scotland and Northern England with their ultrafast wireless broadband (100Mbps+) network, has secured a major £10.5m funding boost from the Gresham House Investment Fund (BSIF) to help them deploy 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) services.

8th April, 2021 (3 Comments)

Six street markets in the London borough of Westminster, including Church Street and Berwick Street among others, claim to have deployed a new “superfast” public WiFi network to help local traders, customers and visitors get online via a “gigabit-speed outdoor wireless” broadband connection.

7th April, 2021 (1 Comment)

Blandford-based ISP Wessex Internet, which has built its own Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband networks across rural parts of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, has today launched a refresh of its brand with both a new logo and website to support the change.

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