ISPreview UK Top Broadband ISP Internet Service Provider Information Site Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:46:13 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Ofcom UK CEO Warns BT to “fibre-up, or risk fading away” Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:27:29 +0000 building_a_full_fibre_future_ofcomThe boss of UK telecoms regulator Ofcom, Sharon White, has told a conference in London today that BT (Openreach) must replace their “Victorian-era” copper ISP network with a modern “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband alternative or “risk losing swathes of customers to [rivals].” The strong words came as Openreach continues to be put under pressure for […]]]> 10 O2 to Upgrade 1000 UK Sites with 2.3GHz Based 4G Mobile Spectrum Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:16:43 +0000 o2 ukAfter spending £206m to acquire the 2.3GHz radio spectrum band in Ofcom’s recent auction (here), mobile operator O2 UK has now wasted no time in adopting a rapid roll-out and they intend switch-on over 1,000 sites nationwide using the new 4G frequency by the end of 2018. The operator was the only bidder to grab […]]]> 1 Ofcom Fines Care Free UK ISP £10K for ADR Complaints Failure Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:50:56 +0000 carefree_communication_uk_ispThe UK telecoms regulator has fined a small broadband and phone provider – Care Free Communications – some £10,000 after discovering that the ISP contravened their rules (GC14.5) by not being a member of an official ombudsman consumer complaints handler (ADR) scheme. Under General Condition 14.5, all Internet Service Providers (ISP) are required to be […]]]> 0 Wireless ISP Airband Upgrades its Backhaul for Rural Broadband Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:01:36 +0000 airbandFixed wireless ISP Airband, which has won a number of UK state aid supported contracts to roll-out superfast broadband in counties like Shropshire, Devon and Somerset (here and here), has moved to upgrade their backhaul capacity by adopting the FibeAir IP-20 Platform from Ceragon. The provider intends to deploy the new platform as part of […]]]> 0 Business ISP Luminet Secure £3m Boost from Private Equity Firm Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:35:15 +0000 luminetLondon-based UK ISP Luminet has secured a development focused capital funding boost of £3m from the Foresight Group, which is an independent infrastructure and private equity investment firm. The extra funding will be used to grow their customer base, boost marketing and improve the network. The money will come as a huge boost to the […]]]> 0 GWS Reveals Top Most Reliable UK Mobile Operators in 32 Cities Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:06:28 +0000 wireless microwave link ukA new study conducted by Global Wireless Solutions, which combined controlled network testing with an analysis of consumer behaviour and expectations of performance, has revealed which UK cities deliver the most reliable mobile network per operator. It’s good news for O2 and bad for Vodafone. Apparently nearly 1 million data and voice task tests were […]]]> 0 EE UK Boost 4G Mobile Coverage in Scotland with 90 New Masts Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:55:43 +0000 ee mobile mast tower in scotlandMobile operator EE (BT) has completed the construction of its 90th brand new mast site in Scotland within the last 12 months, which has helped to boost their 4G landmass (geographic) network coverage in the country to more than 75%. By comparison EE’s overall landmass coverage of the UK is 90%. The operator now intends […]]]> 10 Northern Ireland to Consult on £150m Ultrafast Broadband Boost Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:42:55 +0000 northern ireland uk mapLast year the Conservative UK government agreed to hand £75m per year (over two years) to “help provide ultra-fast broadband” (100Mbps+) across Northern Ireland, which formed part of a political deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in order to secure the support of their 10 MPs. Since then there has been little movement, which […]]]> 0