ISPreview UK Top Broadband ISP Internet Service Provider Information Site Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:16:49 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Openreach to Test XdB Speed Boost on ECI FTTC “Fibre Broadband” Lines Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:14:46 +0000 openreach bt engineer at a street cabinet fttcSome users of Openreach’s (BT) ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) broadband lines, specifically those stuck on troublesome ECI based street cabinets, may soon benefit from a speed boost when OR attempt to adopt a default target downstream noise margin of 3dB. The SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) of a standard VDSL2 or […]]]> 19 The Top 30 UK Local Authorities for “Full Fibre” FTTP Broadband Cover Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:45:25 +0000 uk fibre optic broadband cableA new batch of independent data has revealed the top 30 local authorities across the United Kingdom with the highest availability of ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTP/H/B) broadband connectivity, which unsurprisingly sees the table topped by Hull, East Yorkshire and Cornwall. The data, which was been produced by Thinkbroadband, shows that Hull and East Yorkshire have […]]]> 2 Alternative ISP WarwickNet Beats BT to Deploy 500Mbps Broadband Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:10:39 +0000 warwicknetAlternative network provider WarwickNet (CableCom) has today stolen a march on Openreach (BT) by upgrading their own street cabinets to support the latest hybrid-fibre broadband services with ultrafast download speeds of ‘up to’ 500Mbps (well above Openreach’s 330Mbps peak). The ISP has a long history of building their own Sub-Loop Unbundling (SLU) based connectivity […]]]> 19 Cityfibre Connect First Site to 20km Fibre Optic Network in Stirling (Scotland) Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:09:51 +0000 cityfibre billboard constructionCityfibre has connected the first public building (Allan’s Primary School) to their new 20km long Gigabit FTTP based Public Service Network (PSN) in the city of Stirling (Scotland), which is part of a £1.7m deal and is being supported by a 7-year contract with ISP MLL Telecom. The original announcement noted that the network would […]]]> 0 ADTRAN – 5G Mobile is an Argument for More FTTH Ultrafast Broadband Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:24:25 +0000 fibre optic blue green strandsA new whitepaper from total telecom and ADTRAN has suggested that the roll-out of future ultrafast 5G mobile services and Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband networks will create a “symbiotic relationship” where “they are driving each other’s business case.” The impact of 5G networks is currently the subject of much debate. Earlier this year a report, which […]]]> 0 EE UK Launch Enhanced HD Voice Calling on their 4G Network and WiFi Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:50:27 +0000 ee uk logoMobile operator EE has today announced that their UK network now supports the new ‘Enhanced HD Voice‘ (EVS) calling technology, which further enhances the sound quality of phone calls when made over the operator’s existing 4G Calling (VoLTE) network or via their WiFi Calling service. At this point some readers might be forgiven for scratching […]]]> 11 TalkTalk Rated the Worst ISP by 2017 Which? Consumer Broadband Survey Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:22:41 +0000 gold silver and bronze broadband star winners uk best ispThe latest biannual survey of UK phone and broadband providers by consumer magazine Which? has once again named Zen Internet as the best overall ISP (85% for customer satisfaction), but the same could not be said for TalkTalk that continues to languish at the bottom on a score of 40%. The survey was conducted between […]]]> 10 ASA Ban Confusingly Priced Advert for Lycamobile’s 15GB Mobile Data Plan Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:40:49 +0000 lycamobile_ukThe Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has once again banned an advert for Lycamobile‘s service after they failed to make the duration of their special offer pricing clear on a website promotion for the “UK ULTRA PLAN” (15GB Data, Unlimited Mins and Texts). The plan was promoted alongside text that read “£25 / 30 DAYS” (the […]]]> 3