ISPreview UK Top Broadband ISP Internet Service Provider Information Site Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:55:27 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 UK and Scottish Governments Row Over Superfast Broadband AGAIN Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:26:09 +0000 scotland mapA sense of the familiar could be felt toward the end of last year, when the UK and Scottish Government’s first locked horns over the coverage levels of “superfast broadband.” Now they’re at it again after Scotland claimed to have achieved the 95% “fibre broadband” coverage target, but there’s a problem. Over the past few […]]]> 3 ONS Re-examines Impact of Telecoms Services on the UK Economy Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:18:04 +0000 money lockThe Government’s Office for National Statistics is to re-examine how they assess mobile, fixed broadband and phone services in terms of their impact upon the UK economy, which follows concern that the influence of such services may have been historically underestimated. Contrary to what some newspaper reports may have suggested, the ONS does not expect […]]]> 0 Bad News for TalkTalk and Post Office in Ofcom Complaints Study Q3 2017 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:46:40 +0000 complaint UK consumer broadband isp and phone gripesThe UK telecom regulator’s latest Q3 2017 consumer complaints report has named and shamed TalkTalk for attracting the most gripes in the fixed ISP broadband sector, while the Post Office suffered the same for landline phone services and Vodafone took the most heat for Mobile. The report, which also examines Pay TV providers, notes that […]]]> 3 ISP Sky Broadband Cuts UK Prices and Adds Samsung Galaxy Tablet Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:02:52 +0000 sky broadband uk logo 2017Sky Broadband has today moved to discount the monthly prices of their broadband and phone bundles for new customers. On top of that they’re also offering the option of either taking those packages with a £50 Prepaid MasterCard or a Samsung Galaxy Tab E (sells for around £130 at retail) computer. As usual all of […]]]> 8 Vodafone Trial Fixed Access Network Slicing on FTTH Ultrafast Broadband Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:53:48 +0000 fiber optic cable brightTelecoms giant Vodafone claims to have successfully completed a trial of Fixed Access Network Slicing (FANS) with Huawei in Ireland, which in theory could help to support the future UK rollout and better wholesale provision of Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband networks. As we know the cost of rolling out a new FTTP/H network, which […]]]> 5 YouView Refocus on Specific IPTV Updates for UK Broadband ISPs Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:25:23 +0000 youview_iptv_update_dec_2016The YouView platform, which produces hardware and software to support the broadband-based TV (IPTV) services supplied via BT and TalkTalk (as well as retail set-top-boxes), appears set to stop distributing universal software / feature updates and will start adopting a more ISP-specific approach. YouView is an IPTV platform that was jointly developed by BT, TalkTalk, […]]]> 4 ISP Sky Broadband Sees UK Data Traffic Climb to 8 Terabits per second Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:42:27 +0000 sky_broadband_traffic_to_2019Customers on Sky Broadband’s UK network (around 6 million of them) are today generating a colossal level of internet data traffic that has already reached a total of around 8Tbps (Terabits per second). Meanwhile IPv6 adoption among the ISP’s subscriber base is at 90%+. Sky are currently in the process of upgrading their core network […]]]> 9 Cityfibre and Vodafone Name First UK City for 1Gbps Home Broadband UPDATE Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:49:45 +0000 cityfibre peterborough deployment hm treasury ministerFibre optic network developer Cityfibre has today announced that Milton Keynes will be the first of several cities to benefit from their large-scale rollout of a 1Gbps FTTH “full fibre” ultrafast broadband network with Vodafone, which will initially aim to cover 1 million UK homes. A few months ago Cityfibre announced that it had raised […]]]> 79