Lightspeed Broadband List Next FTTP Rollout Towns in Essex and Norfolk

UK ISP Lightspeed Broadband, which is currently building a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the East of England as part of a £300m investment (here and here), has today named the next batch of 5 locations – focusing on the Essex and Norfolk areas – for their rollout plan. The operator, which is using Nokia’s 10Gbps […]

YouFibre’s FTTP Broadband Goes Live in Kings Lynn, Norfolk UK

UK ISP YouFibre has announced that the first customers can now connect to their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the port and market town of Kings Lynn (Norfolk), which is being built by network partner Netomnia. Customers can typically expect to pay from £22 per month on an 18-month term for their unlimited […]

Billing and Payment Problems Strike O2 UK Mobile Customers

Customers of mobile operator O2 UK (VMO2) appear to be suffering from a major problem or outage of the provider’s billing system, which for the past couple of days has been preventing them from being able to view their bills, make payments, add a data bolt-on or change their tariff. The issues appear to have […]

ETNO: It’s time big tech helped pay for networks

Throughout Europe – and, indeed, around the world – telecoms operators are struggling under the weight of rolling out the next generation of communications technology, whether this is gigabit-capable fibre or 5G.
Now, 14 major European telcos have released a joint statement via the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO) calling for big tech to help fund these expensive rollouts…

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Vodafone UK Gifts Unlimited Data to 250,000 Customers Over XMas

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has today announced that up to 250,000 of their Pay Monthly customers will, from tomorrow (2nd December 2021), be able to claim the gift of free unlimited data (mobile broadband) and this will then last for the entire Christmas period (30 days). In order to redeem this offer, as well as […]

Neos Networks Finish UK Expansion to Unbundle 550 BT Exchanges

Neos Networks has today announced that they’ve completed the latest key phase of their UK network investment programme, Project Edge, which means that they’ve now unbundled a total of 550 BT exchanges and will reach a “full fibre” footprint of more than 34,000km before the end of the year. Next stop.. 700 exchanges. The announcement […]

Ofcom’s End-of-Contract Notifications Deliver Broadband Savings

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today given itself a pat on the back after its research found that 1.3 million broadband ISP customers had secured better deals as a result of their new End-of-Contract Notification (ECN) system. Overpayments by mobile customers also dropped by £100m due to new rules on handset bundles. The new […]

Project Stratum FTTP Rollout in N.Ireland Hits 15,000 Premises

The £165m state aid supported Project Stratum rollout in Northern Ireland, which is working with UK ISP Fibrus to spread a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to a further 76,233 premises in disadvantaged rural areas by March 2024 (84,500 if you include the expansion), has just completed 15,000 premises. Back in August 2021 we reported […]

Rakuten and University of Tokyo exploring LEO satellites for IoT coverage

Rakuten Mobile, Inc. today announced that it has begun joint research and development into “IoT ultra coverage utilizing low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites” with the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering. The research topic is one of the R&D themes of the “Beyond 5G R&D Promotion Project,” which the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) recently publicly invited applications for proposals…

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Gubitosi gone as TIM mulls KKR $12bn bid

TIM has announced the resignation of Luigi Gubitosi resign as the company’s CEO and general manager, though he retains his position on the board of directors. 
Gubitosi, who become CEO in 2018, has had a turbulent time at the company, failing to deliver the financial turnaround that he initially promised and seeing the company lower its guidance until 2023 last month.

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