Broadband

French Telecoms Giant Altice Acquires Stake In BT

France's second largest telecoms firm Altice purchases 12 percent stake in British carrier BT, but denies takeover intentions

4 months ago

US Senate Passes Bill To Counter China Tech Threat

US Senate passes $250bn US Innovation and Competition Act that seeks to counter global influence of Chinese technology, and encourage…

4 months ago

Major Websites Down After Global Outage

Major internet outage knocks oflline big name websites such as UK Government, Amazon, CNN, Bloomberg, Financial Times offline

5 months ago

Openreach Doubles Rural Full Fibre Deployment Target

Good new for rural broadband as Openreach doubles its target for 1Gbps full fibre to 6.2 million rural homes and…

5 months ago

White House Signals Compromise On Broadband Funding

Biden administration indicates willingness to accept Republicans' lower funding offer for broadband plan, amidst negotiations over broader $2tn package

5 months ago

Virgin Media, O2 Merger Achieves Final Clearance By CMA

CMA gives its official blessing to merger of O2 and Virgin Media, after being 'reassured that competition … will remain…

5 months ago

BT Targets Hull To Begin Removal Of Huawei Kit – Report

BT begins program to remove Huawei equipment from its 4G and 5G mobile network, with Hull in East Yorkshire being…

5 months ago

Google Cloud, SpaceX Sign Deal For Enterprise Cloud Services

Elon Musk's SpaceX is to deliver Google Cloud services to enterprises at the 'network edge', via the Starlink constellation

5 months ago

BT Raises FTTP Target To 25 Million Premises

Despite a tough financial year, an extra five million premises has been added to BT's deployment of FTTP broadband, creating…

5 months ago

Virgin Media Ranked Worst For Broadband, Mobile Wait Times

Virgin Media kept customers waiting longest on customer service calls for both mobile and broadband, while giffgaff and EE ranked…

5 months ago

Old Routers Pose Security Risk, Warns Which?

Elderly routers that can no longer receive firmware updates posed security risk to millions of people, consumer group Which? warns

6 months ago

Starlink Signs Up 500,000 Pre-Orders For Satellite Internet

Elon Musk space venture SpaceX has already signed 500,000 customers on pre-order for its Starlink satellite broadband service

6 months ago

BT Half Price Fibre Broadband For Low Income Households

More than four million households on Universal Credit could benefit after BT confirms at-cost social tariff for fibre broadband

6 months ago

Eutelsat Buys 24 Percent Stake In OneWeb For $550m

French satellite operator Eutelsat joins British government and Bharti, with investment so as to access to its LEO broadband constellation

6 months ago

OneWeb Grows Total Constellation To 182 satellites With New Launch

Latest satellite launch in Russia by government-owned OneWeb, increases total number of in-orbit constellation to 182 satellites

6 months ago

Telephone Landline Usage In ‘Terminal Decline’, Uswitch Finds

As usage of WhatsApp, Zoom etc soars, the humble telephone landline declines, with 26 percent not even bothering to connect…

6 months ago

Rural Mobile Phone Masts To Be Heightened By 20 Percent

Government efforts to tackle rural not spots will see mobile phone masts being up to five metres taller than existing…

6 months ago

UK Regulator Provisionally Approves Virgin, O2 Merger

CMA gives provisionally blessing to the 50/50 merger between Virgin Media and O2, after initial concerns over backhaul pricing

6 months ago

OneWeb ‘Milestone’ Launch Of Another 36 Satellites

Latest satellite launchin Russia by government-owned OneWeb, increases total number of in-orbit constellation to 146 satellites

7 months ago

BT Staff To Receive £1,500 Pandemic Bonus

Nearly 60,000 frontline BT staff who kept the UK's vital communication channels working during the Coronavirus pandemic, are to receive…

7 months ago

Mozilla Pressures FCC To Restore Net Neutrality Rules

Tech firms led by Mozilla publish open letter to the FCC, urging US regulator to urgently reinstate net neutrality rules…

7 months ago

Government’s ‘Project Gigabit’ Reveals First Rural Fibre Locations

First stage of government plan revealed to get ultra-fast broadband to some of the most remote and rural locations in…

7 months ago

BT Pledges ‘Fury’ Build Of FTTP Broadband After Ofcom Pledge

BT will 'build like fury' to deliver fibre to the premise for 20 million homes and businesses by 2030 after…

7 months ago

Ofcom Deal To Increase Fibre To The Premise Deployments

Ofcom agreement with BT gives it the conditions needed to ramp up the nationwide deployment of full fibre broadband in…

7 months ago

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Warns Too Many Young People Lack Web Access

On the 32nd birthday of the World Wide Web, inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls for all young people around the…

7 months ago

California Can Enforce Its Own Strict Net Neutrality Law

Open Internet Victory? Ruling from US federal judge rejects attempt by US broadband providers to block California's tough net neutrality…

8 months ago

EE To Expand 4G Coverage As Part Of Shared Rural Network

Mobile operator EE is to add 4G connectivity to 579 rural areas this year, as part of the Shared Rural…

8 months ago

BT Contributes £24 Billion To UK Plc – Report

The scale of contribution of the former UK telecom incumbent BT to the British economy has been revealed in an…

8 months ago

Ofcom Seeks Easy Switching Of Different Broadband Networks

New one touch process plan from Ofcom, to prevent any 'hassle' when users switch their broadband providers that utilise different…

9 months ago

SpaceX Launches 143 Satellites In One Launch

Record-breaking launch as single SpaceX Falcon rocket carries 143 satellites into orbit for Starlink and a number of other companies

9 months ago