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Virgin Media adds to international channel line-up with Brit Asia TV

Thursday, June 29th 2017

The channel, which celebrates the achievements of the British Asian community in music, politics, art and fashion, is available on channel 840 from today. Brit Asia TV also broadcasts documentaries, entertainment shows and...

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TalkTalk customers set for broadband price hike

Thursday, June 29th 2017

The provider said it will notify its customers of any price rises that affect them directly. Two broadband packages are increasing from tomorrow (30 June) – Fast Broadband is going from £25.50 to £27 and Faster (fibre)...

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Assembly report slams London's 'embarrassing' connectivity problems

Thursday, June 29th 2017

A report by the London Assembly Regeneration Committee says not spots and “digital deserts” in areas such as Rotherhithe and Southwark leave the capital poorly served. It also slams the lack of full fibre connections in...

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BT tops Ofcom list of broadband complaints

Wednesday, June 28th 2017

The telecoms giant generated 34 complaints to the regulator per 100,000 customers between January and March this year. TalkTalk was the second most complained-about broadband provider with 29, followed by two BT-owned...

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1pMobile told to stop claiming it's the UK's cheapest provider

Wednesday, June 28th 2017

1pMobile made the claim on its website earlier this year and in a Facebook post said it “isn’t just the UK’s cheapest pre-pay mobile service – it’s the most flexible too”. Following a complaint, the Advertising...

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Virgin Media says new broadband ad rules must consider homeworkers

Tuesday, June 27th 2017

The ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) is currently consulting on plans to change the way broadband speeds are advertised after research showed consumers are being misled by the current approach. At the moment, providers...

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Theresa May's DUP deal includes £150m broadband boost for Northern Ireland

Monday, June 26th 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May and DUP leader Arlene Foster today finalised an agreement that will see DUP MPs back the Tories in key Commons votes. As part of the deal, £1bn made available to fund infrastructure, health and...

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Virgin Media warns 800,000 customers to change their router password

Monday, June 26th 2017

The issue affects around 800,000 people and Virgin is also in the process of upgrading customers to the more secure Super Hub 3. An investigation by Which? found that hackers can gain access to the router “in just a few...

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Vodafone: Beam-forming network technology a 'building block' of 5G

Wednesday, June 21st 2017

The operator has installed ‘Massive MIMO’ antenna panels, which use beam-forming technology to improve coverage and speeds, on two cell towers in Newbury. It is the first time Massive MIMO has been deployed in Europe and...

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'Crowd-sourced' data used in Ofcom mobile report is 'inherently flawed'

Monday, June 19th 2017

Ofcom’s report ‘The consumer mobile experience’ uses crowd-sourced data to look at the performance of voice and data services. But RootMetrics, an independent mobile testing firm, said it doesn’t go far enough and...

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