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Top 10 UK Fastest and Slowest Streets for Broadband in 2021

A new report has used data from 276,083 consumer speedtests to reveal the top 10 fastest and slowest streets for broadband ISP download speed in the UK. The slowest street was found to be Wistaston Road (Crewe) in Cheshire on just 0.24Mbps, while the fastest was Haul Fryn (Birchgrove) in Swansea on 882Mbps. The Uswitch.com […]

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Openreach Erects Two Southampton Telegraph Poles in Wrong Place

Openreach has apologised after its engineers, which were busy deploying a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network in Southampton (Hampshire, England), accidentally erected two telegraph poles in the wrong location at Seacombe Green, much to the annoyance of local residents. But they’ll soon be moved. Telegraph poles have a tendency to divide public opinion when […]

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Next steps for Neos Networks as it completes major step of network expansion plan

Neos Networks, one of the UK’s leading business connectivity providers, today confirmed it has completed a major stage of its ambitious Project Edge network expansion programme. Today’s announcement will see the company reach a full fibre footprint of more than 34,000km before the end of the year, an achievement that will help underpin the UK Government’s target for full fibre, gigabit connectivity to 85% of UK premises by 2025… read more on TotalTele.com...

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Telefonica bringing industrial 5G services to market in 2022

Beginning in January 2022, Telefonica will begin offering a range of industrial 5G services to industrial partners for the first time. This is quite a milestone in the journey of 5G. Until now, numerous operators throughout Europe have been conducting various tests for 5G use cases, but barely any have announced the launch of commercial services… read more on TotalTele.com...

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Axiata subsidiary edotco buys Touch Mindscape towerco for $400m

Today, edotco, a 63%-owned subsidiary of Axiata Group, has announced that it will purchase rival Malaysian tower operator Touch Mindscape for around $400 million.  Touch Mindscape’s primary assets include 923 telecommunication towers and optical fiber network including backbone trunks and last mile connections, many of which are located in strategically important areas throughout Malaysia… read more on TotalTele.com...

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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… read more on TotalTele.com...

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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 […]

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