Belfast found topping list for best mobile networks in UK

An analysis by RootMetrics has found the Northern Irish city of Belfast topping the performance tests put to 16 of the most populated metro areas in UK. The city ranked first for network speed, text and data performance, edging ahead of Manchester in overall performance. Manchester finished a close second, but ranked highest in call […]

Government rejects proposal for 30Mbps USO by peers

The government has rejected the proposal to raise the Universal Service Obligation (USO) to 30 Mbps. Peers from the House of Lords had backed the proposal of raising the minimum download speed to 30Mbps, in a vote on the Digital Economy Bill. Matt Hancock, the Digital and Culture Minister, has confirmed that the suggestion to […]

Virgin Media starts work to put 8,000 Ashford premises on faster broadband

Virgin Media has begun work to connect more premises in Ashford, Kent, to their fibre-optic broadband, offering faster speeds. The company is adding 8,000 businesses and households to their superfast network, in a rollout that plans to reach 108,000 premises in Kent, as part of their Project Lightning with a spend of £3 billion. The […]

Sterlingshire villagers to lay their own superfast network

Sterlingshire village in Scotland has formed the Balquhidder community broadband project, to connect their 200 premises. The residents of the County of Stirling will be installing their own cables for a 22-mile network. Worth about £300,000, the project has slated to start work in summer and to end it next year, which will benefit businesses […]

Ofcom plans to open up Oprenreach’s network to other ISPs

The national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has revealed plans to allow broadband suppliers competing with BT, to use the network run by the network infrastructure arm of BT, Openreach, that would lead to improved broadband for consumers across the UK. BT’s infrastructure subsidiary, Openreach, that maintains a network of ducts and telephone poles to deliver telecoms […]

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