On Day One of this year’s Connected Britain conference, we had the pleasure of speaking with Catherine Colloms, Director of Corporate Affairs and Brand at Openreach, to discuss creating a competitive UK fibre market and the UK’s rollout journey so far. One of the hottest topics at this year’s Connected Britian conference was altnet consolidation, with rumours of M&A activity beginning to circulate in the broadband market. For Colloms, the UK’s fibre market is highly competitive and will...
The consolidation train has started to pick up speed today after two UK builders of FTTP based broadband ISP networks – FullFibre Limited (Fibre Heroes) and Digital Infrastructure (BeFibre) – announced their intention to create a single wholesale company and a single wholesale platform, which will be a bigger, more ambitious single entity. Until today […]
Network access provider CityFibre has revealed that its roll-out of a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across the city of Glasgow in Scotland, which started in 2021 and is costing c. £270m, is now “expected to reach completion in 2029” (the original goal was to be “substantially completed by 2025“). The operator’s […]
News The UK government has mandated all UK operators to remove Huawei equipment from the core of their networks by the end of this year Customers of UK mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Sky Mobile have reportedly suffered from signal outages, seemingly leaving some without mobile internet access and others without any signal at all. According to anonymous sources speaking to The Financial Times, the outages are linked to the removal of Huawei equipment from the core of Sky’s network, a...
Some customers of Lyca Mobile, which is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) on EE’s (BT) national platform (previously O2), have – since Friday – been reporting that they’ve been unable to make any mobile calls or send text (SMS) messages. Most customers also report that they’ve been unable to get through to Lyca’s support. […]
Customers of broadband ISP Virgin Media’s (VMO2) Pay TV services may like to know that, from today until 6am on 31st October 2023, they will all be given access to additional premium kids TV channels “at no extra cost“, including Sky Kids, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr and Nicktoons. All shows will also […]
Reports coming in from Germany over the past couple of weeks appear to suggest that AVM, which manufactures the popular FRITZ!Box range of broadband ISP routers and smart home devices (these are widely used in the UK too), could be sold on to new owners as a way of preserving the company’s future. The company […]
Network operator nexfibre, which is working in a wholesale partnership with broadband ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) to deploy a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across up to 7 million UK premises, has today announced that they’ve covered 500,000 premises (RFS) and appointed Rajiv Datta as CEO. Breaking news.. more to follow..
New customers looking to take out a service with ISP Sky Broadband may like to know that the provider has just further discounted the price of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) powered packages on Openreach’s national network, which is currently available to 11.5 million UK premises (inc. 3.7m in the hardest to reach rural areas). As a […]
Mobile network operator giffgaff has launched a special autumn promotion that adds an extra 15GB of free data for the first six months of service to their existing 25GB SIM Only mobile plan (total of 40GB) for just £10 a month on an 18-month term. All plans also come with unlimited UK calls and texts. […]