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Ofcom report highlights rural-urban broadband divide

Thursday, March 24th 2016

The regulator's UK Home Broadband Performance report revealed that while average download speeds in rural areas were 13.7Mbps, those in urban areas were more than three times that, at 50.5Mbps. The main reasons for the...

Piper heralds arrival of fibre to north Lanarkshire town

Thursday, March 24th 2016

The premises in Shotts join more than 20,000 in North Lanarkshire which are now able to access fibre broadband through the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) programme. Other local areas now live as part of the...

Cumbrian town with UK's third worst broadband speeds gets 4G coverage

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Vodafone’s announcement comes just weeks after data from Cable.co.uk suggested that Ulverston was among the five places in the UK with the slowest average broadband speeds. The arrival of 4G, which comes alongside...

Sky offers 30% discount on TV bundles plus £25 reward

Thursday, March 24th 2016

The provider is also offering a £25 choice of reward to new TV subscribers. From now until midnight on Thursday 31 March, customers can sign up to Sky TV from £14 per month (previously £20) and receive either a £25 Tesco...

Government asks for views on legal right to 10Mbps broadband

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

A four-week consultation, launched today, is asking for views from network operators and internet services providers, as well as consumers and businesses. The move follows a pledge by Prime Minister David Cameron to give...

Is the UK's average broadband speed only half what Ofcom says it is?

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report, which covers the fourth quarter of 2015, found the average broadband speed in the UK is more than double the global average of 5.6Mbps. But 13.9Mbps is also less than half the...

Cambridgeshire homes with slowest broadband to get satellite subsidy

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

The scheme, part of the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, is available to those unable to find an affordable broadband service of at least 2Mbps. Connecting Cambridgeshire has already given 100,000 homes...

Ofcom: We'll make switching mobile provider easier for consumers

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

The communications regulator said around 2.5m people who changed mobile provider in the past 18 months have suffered at least one major problem. It said changes are needed in order to address consumer harm and support...

Now TV takes up to 40% off monthly passes

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

New customers purchasing a three-month Movies pass will now pay £19.99 (a saving of 33%). The four-month Movies pass is now £25.99 per month (35% less than the original price) and the six-month pass is £35.99 a month (a...

Ofcom tells BT to speed up business broadband installations

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

The regulator said BT’s performance “has not been acceptable” and has set out new rules to improve the service it provides companies. These include reducing the time it takes to install high-speed business lines and...

'Complicated' government scheme to blame for poor take-up of satellite broadband

Monday, March 21st 2016

Andrew Walwyn, CEO of independent satellite provider Europasat, said Britons are subject to a "postcode lottery" on what subsidies they can receive. According to Mr Walwyn, the BDUK-run national scheme could learn lessons...

Sky to increase price of TV packages by average of £2 per month from 1 June

Monday, March 21st 2016

The provider has revealed new prices for its TV packages and upgrades, with increases of between £1 and £4.25 per month. Sky's premier package, The Complete, will see the biggest jump in cost - soon to be an extra £4.25 per...

Ofcom boss promises nationwide indoor 4G mobile coverage

Monday, March 21st 2016

Chief executive Sharon White made the pledge at the Federation of Small Businesses' (FSB) national conference as she reassured businesses that getting, and keeping, them connected is a priority for Ofcom. Addressing the...

Sky to launch free live sports channel

Friday, March 18th 2016

Sky Sports Mix will show a combination of live sport including football, golf from Europe and the US and international cricket, at no extra cost to Sky TV subscribers. Previously customers had to subscribe to the Sky Sports...

TalkTalk launches half price broadband offer

Friday, March 18th 2016

From now until Thursday 7 April, new TalkTalk customers can get the provider’s standard broadband offering for £3.75 per month. After the 18-month contract has lapsed, the monthly cost rises to £7.50. Simply Broadband from...

Mobile operator Three boasts 1,100% boost in data traffic since 2010

Friday, March 18th 2016

The combination of an expanded 4G network and an "engaged customer base" has seen the average data usage per customer grow from 500MB at the end of 2010, to 3.3GB in 2014 and now 5GB, the company said. Three, which is set to...

TalkTalk introduces voice recognition technology

Friday, March 18th 2016

The provider, which was last year left reeling from a a data hack that cost it £60m, has introduced the technology, allowing its customers to access their accounts without handing over personal details. Announcing the new...

Sky gives away free tablet with Family Bundle upgrades

Friday, March 18th 2016

This offer is available now until midnight on Wednesday 23 March. Launched last summer, the Tab E is a wi-fi only ‘family-friendly’ tablet with a 9.6-inch LCD display and 8GB of storage. Key features of the £159 device...

Southend using 'dark fibre' to bring ultrafast broadband to public buildings

Thursday, March 17th 2016

The company has been selected by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to supply a 50km dark fibre network that will connect 120 key public sector sites throughout the town. The dark fibre – fibre cabling already in the ground...

Gigaclear connects two more Oxfordshire communities to reach new milestone

Thursday, March 17th 2016

More than 10,000 premises in the most remote parts of the county will have access to gigabit speeds when the rollout reaches the final two communites – Warborough and Shillingford, and Shipton-on-Cherwell. Gigaclear’s...

Sky Q now available to non-Sky broadband customers

Thursday, March 17th 2016

Launched in February, the service was previously only available to existing Sky broadband customers or new customers signing up to a Sky Q bundle that included Sky broadband. According to Sky, if you subscribe to broadband...

Budget offers glimmer of hope to alternative broadband providers

Wednesday, March 16th 2016

As part of the latest budget, the government has pledged to establish a new Broadband Investment Fund to support the growth of alternative networks. The new fund will be established in partnership with private sector...

Salford council tenants get access to gigabit Hyperoptic broadband

Wednesday, March 16th 2016

Salford Council has agreed a supply deal with gigabit provider Hyperoptic, with installation already underway in a number of properties. Fibre to the premises (FTTP) provider Hyperoptic installs fibre all the way into the...

Ofcom: Mobile contracts could go up by 20% if Three merges with O2

Tuesday, March 15th 2016

An Ofcom report looking at the impact of ‘disruptive’ firms on mobile markets found that prices could go up by between 17.2% and 20.5%. The proposed merger of Three and O2 – two of the UK’s biggest mobile providers –...

Manchester topples Liverpool in mobile performance league

Tuesday, March 15th 2016

The latest Metro Ranking Report from mobile analytics company RootMetrics put Manchester in top spot for mobile performance out of 16 UK ‘metro’ areas. The city took the title from previous number one city Liverpool,...

Will Brexit mean higher mobile roaming charges in Europe?

Tuesday, March 15th 2016

A report from ABTA and Deloitte, titled What Brexit Might Mean for UK Travel, warned that a ‘leave’ vote could mean that caps to mobile roaming are removed, along with a ban due to come into force next year. In October...

Sky offers fibre broadband for £10 per month

Monday, March 14th 2016

Sky’s latest deal sees the cost of fibre broadband halved for a limited time only. Broadband-only subscribers will also receive a £100 Marks and Spencer e-voucher when they order this package online. This offer is available...

New broadband technology 'great news' for rural North Yorkshire

Monday, March 14th 2016

Around 100 homes and businesses in Aysgarth, which lies in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, will benefit from the new ‘all-in-one’ cabinet, which combines the technologies usually carried in two separate cabinets. The...

Thinkbox: New technology hasn't stopped TV dominating the video world

Monday, March 14th 2016

Research by Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK, found that the average viewer watched three hours and 51 minutes of TV per day in 2015. That’s 1% less than in 2014 but 5% more than in 2005. For the...

Labour MP David Lammy fined £5,000 for making nuisance calls

Friday, March 11th 2016

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) took action against Mr Lammy after he instigated 35,629 calls over two days. The calls played a recorded message urging people to back the Tottenham MP’s campaign to become the...

Satellite broadband provider reports 'increased interest' in government scheme

Friday, March 11th 2016

Satellite Internet said it has seen a growing level of interest in the government’s Basic Broadband For All programme, which aims to provide an affordable service of at least 2Mbps to all UK premises. Under the scheme, homes...

Plusnet ‘totally unlimited’ claim found misleading by advertising watchdog

Friday, March 11th 2016

The complainant said that text on Plusnet’s website stating that the provider offered “totally unlimited” broadband and “unlimited downloads, truly unlimited broadband with no usage limits” was misleading. They...

Openreach expands ultrafast broadband trial, brings free fibre to new-build homes

Thursday, March 10th 2016

The network infrastructure company has also committed to building fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) infrastructure into new housing developments that have more than 250 premises, free of charge. The rollout of G.Fast – a...

Cambridgeshire broadband project gets multi-million pound boost

Wednesday, March 9th 2016

Take-up of fibre broadband in the county is among the highest in the UK. On average, 30% of residents are subscribing to the service, with some rural villages exceeding 70%. The success of the programme so far has triggered a...

Vodafone boosts 3G and 4G coverage across Leeds and Bradford

Tuesday, March 8th 2016

The mobile company has invested £2 billion over the last two years on bolstering indoor and outdoor coverage across the UK and rolling out high-definition voice technology on its 3G network. This latest round of improvements...

Superfast broadband rollout begins in Snowdonia

Tuesday, March 8th 2016

Over the next few weeks and months more premises in the exchange area will be able to access faster broadband, according to Superfast Cymru who are overseeing the rollout. Lying in the heart of Snowdonia, on the River Llugwy,...

Fibre broadband to help boost toursim in Glenrothes

Monday, March 7th 2016

More than 2,200 homes and businesses in Glenrothes can now access superfast speeds thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) programme. The work has extended the existing network in Glenrothes itself and...

Sky offers six months half price Sky Sports

Friday, March 4th 2016

From now until midnight on Thursday 10 March, Sky Sports will be half price for the first six months. The bundle is usually available to existing customers for £25.50 per month but with this offer you can get it for £12.75...

Bradfield is first Yorkshire village to get 3G through Vodafone scheme

Friday, March 4th 2016

The programme – which stands for Rural Open Sure Signal – brings 3G services to communities stuck in ‘not-spots’ using existing broadband connections. Until now, people in Bradfield, which is in the Peak District...

The town with the fastest-moving house prices also has the fastest broadband

Friday, March 4th 2016

Cable.co.uk has analysed speed tests submitted over the past 12 months to find out where the fastest and slowest broadband is in the UK. And while Ofcom suggests the average UK download speed is 22.8Mbps, people in...

Brits spend more time on the internet than they do sleeping

Thursday, March 3rd 2016

The average Briton spends 10.5 hours a day on the internet but only sleeps for eight hours a night, Hyperoptic’s poll of 3,000 UK residents found. The broadband provider also found that men spend the most time online, at an...

Government rollout takes fibre broadband to Britain's smallest city

Thursday, March 3rd 2016

With fewer than 2,000 inhabitants, the city of St David’s in Pembrokeshire is famous for being the final resting place of Wales’ patron saint. Along with the rest of the county, the area wasn’t due to get superfast...

Sky Fibre ad did not make false claims, says advertising watchdog

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said Sky is well within its rights to say its service is more reliable than some of its rivals. The ad in question suggested that customers whose router was leaving them “in a...

Virgin Media: Tell us where to build ultrafast fibre broadband network

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016

The ‘Supercharging Local Communities’ programme gives homes and businesses in 18 counties the opportunity to benefit from a fibre connection straight to their door as part of Virgin’s Project Lightning network...

Fibre broadband rollout reaches thousands more homes in Shetlands and Skye

Tuesday, March 1st 2016

More than 6,000 premises in the Shetland Islands have been connected in recent weeks – and around 3,000 on the Isle of Skye are set to follow. In the Shetlands, new fibre street cabinets are already delivering superfast...

TalkTalk makes Simply Broadband free for 18 months

Tuesday, March 1st 2016

From now until Thursday 17 March, Simply Broadband will be free for the entire length of the contract (18 months). Customers only need to pay line rental, which is £17.70 per month. After the 18 months has elapsed, customers...

UK business leaders: Broadband speed targets should be '1,000 times higher'

Monday, February 29th 2016

The Institute of Directors (IoD) said despite having the leading internet economy in the G20, download speeds in the UK are “mediocre” and fibre coverage is “woeful”. The institute said the target for broadband speeds...

Sky gives away free TV with Family Bundle subscriptions

Monday, February 29th 2016

This offer is available until Thursday 17 March. Sky’s Family Bundle offers more than 65 entertainment channels including documentaries and kids' shows. It also includes access to the Sky Atlantic channel and more than 300...

Regulator hands out largest ever fine to nuisance call company

Monday, February 29th 2016

Lead generation firm Prodial Ltd has been fined £350,000 by the ICO after more than 1,000 people complained about automated calls which played recorded messages relating to PPI claims. Complainants said they were called...

Minister: Nuisance calls aren't 'unfortunate', they are harassment

Friday, February 26th 2016

Baroness Neville-Rolfe, minister for data protection and nuisance calls, said the government is exploring potential options for further regulation that will help fight the “scourge” of unwanted marketing calls. They could...

Birmingham businesses to get ultrafast Virgin Media broadband

Friday, February 26th 2016

More than 2,000 firms in the Colmore Business District, Jewellery Quarter, Hagley Road and Broad Street areas are set to benefit from download and upload speeds of 100Mbps. The companies, which are based in 250 shared...

Business secretary: Firms needs faster, more reliable broadband

Thursday, February 25th 2016

The business secretary announced the review in a speech at the annual conference of the EEF, the industry body for engineering and manufacturing employers. In January, research by Virgin Media Business found that slow...

'BT remains a monopoly provider' - telecoms industry reacts to Ofcom report

Thursday, February 25th 2016

Dido Harding, reacting to Ofcom’s initial conclusions following its Strategic Review of Digital Communications, said the regulator had recognised that BT’s control of Openreach “creates a fundamental conflict of interest...

No split for Openreach as Ofcom orders 'overhaul' instead

Thursday, February 25th 2016

The initial conclusions from Ofcom's review, announced today, will see Openreach forced to open up its network of telegraph poles and underground tunnels to allow rivals to build their own fibre networks. The regulator...

BT CEO pledges more broadband investment if Openreach isn't split

Wednesday, February 24th 2016

In a final argument for keeping the company together, BT CEO Gavin Patterson reportedly told the Mobile World Congress that the company is ready to made “significant investment” if it gets “regulatory certainty”. Ofcom...

Swindon homes included in BT broadband trial after long-running campaign for fibre

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016

A new fibre to the premises (FTTP) trial will give ultrafast speeds to 500 homes in the Haydon Wick area of Swindon this spring. Residents have been campaigning for fibre for months, with some claiming the lack of connectivity...

Forget face-to-face chats, Brits prefer 'cyber friendships'

Monday, February 22nd 2016

Research by BT Mobile also found that 79% of Brits admit they have friends they wouldn’t stay in touch with if it weren’t for social media, while a further 72% said social media has strengthened their friendships. The...

Sky: Ofcom can 'lead the way' by splitting Openreach and BT

Monday, February 22nd 2016

The telecoms regulator will announce the results of its Review of Digital Communications – an overarching look at the UK’s fixed and wireless broadband networks – on Thursday. The review has centred on whether Openreach,...

ISPA: MPs are talking more about broadband, but there's still lots to do

Friday, February 19th 2016

ISPA, which calls itself the voice of the UK internet industry, revealed the growth in political interest in broadband, shown by a surge in the number of times it is referred to by MPs in parliament. According to ISPA’s...

Fast broadband for Berkshire business parks thanks to WarwickNet

Friday, February 19th 2016

As part of a wider rollout of fibre services, Superfast Berkshire has been identifying businesses around the county in need of improved connectivity. After signing a deal with business park specialist WarwickNet, sites at...

'Technical challenges' ahead as Highlands fibre rollout passes another milestone

Thursday, February 18th 2016

Work is now underway to connect more areas over the next six months. Areas included in the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) project for the first time include Symbister in Shetland, Scourie in NW Sutherland and...

Sorry Obamas, the White House will never have good wi-fi, and here's why...

Thursday, February 18th 2016

You probably heard that despite being the home of one of the most powerful men in the world, the White House isn't up to scratch when it comes to wi-fi. At Cable.co.uk, we thought we'd take a look at what the problem could be...

Thousands more homes in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire to get fibre broadband

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

The CSW Broadband programme, a partnership of eight local authorities with BT and the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, is already on track to give 40,000 premises access to superfast broadband. Combined...

Welsh forces using Vodafone's 4G network to bring policing 'into 21st century'

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

South Wales Police and Gwent Police will start using a new app called I-Patrol, which allows users to access police databases, identify individuals and collect evidence. Using the app on Vodafone’s 4G network will allow...

Property developers build broadband 'black hole' in the heart of London

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

The building, at 44 Bessemer Place in Greenwich, was completed last year but resident Deon Du Preez has been without any sort of connection since he moved in in September. He has tried several different providers but has...

South London housing developments to get free Hyperoptic broadband

Tuesday, February 16th 2016

The provider has struck a deal with housing association The Hyde Group to offer its fibre broadband to residents. Hyperoptic will run its fibre to the premises (FTTP) service into Eyot House, Hicks House and The Parker...

Virgin CEO: More people than ever are switching to us

Tuesday, February 16th 2016

The company’s latest financial results show that it added 55,000 customers in the last three months of 2015. It added 158,000 broadband connections in the UK in 2015 including 69,000 in the fourth quarter – the highest...

BT launches ‘Unlimited Broadband Bonanza’

Tuesday, February 16th 2016

The provider’s unlimited broadband and weekend calls package is now £5 per month (£7.50 per month previously). Those who live in a fibre-enabled area can subscribe to unlimited BT Infinity 1 broadband and weekend calls for...

Vodafone brings 3G mobile coverage to Roman Town of Silchester

Monday, February 15th 2016

Silchester in Hampshire is the latest community to be connected in Vodafone’s Rural Open Sure Signal (ROSS) programme. ROSS, which uses ‘femtocell’ technology to bring 3G signal to areas where operators can’t use...

TalkTalk adds mobile SIM to broadband and TV packages

Friday, February 12th 2016

This offer is available with SimplyBroadband and Essentials TV, broadband and calls packages. The TalkTalk Mobile SIM includes 100 minutes of calls, 250 texts and 200MB of data a month. TalkTalk, which uses O2’s network...

Virgin offers choice of reward with big bundles

Friday, February 12th 2016

From Friday 12 February until Tuesday 16 February, customers who purchase a big bundle online will get a choice of three rewards worth £100 or more. The rewards on offer are a Pure Jongo S3 wireless speaker (RRP £129) with...

Superfast Worcestershire reaches 50,000 milestone ahead of schedule

Friday, February 12th 2016

The number, combined with the private sector’s commercial rollout in the area, means fibre broadband is now available to more than 231,000 Worcestershire premises. Parts of Alcester, Astwood Bank, Chaddersley Corbett,...

Sky unveils Valentine's weekend broadband and TV offers

Friday, February 12th 2016

New Sky TV customers will receive a choice of reward worth £25 (either a Tesco or M&S gift card or prepaid Mastercard) when they purchase any TV bundle during this period. There are six Sky bundles starting from £20 a...

New BT landline service will automatically divert nuisance calls

Thursday, February 11th 2016

The system will work like a ‘junk’ email folder, automatically diverting unwanted calls into a separate voicemail box. Most rogue phone numbers will be indentified at a network level by BT, while others will be added to...

RootMetrics: EE still UK's best mobile network

Wednesday, February 10th 2016

The UK’s largest operator, which is now owned by BT following the completion of its £12.5bn acquisition by the telecoms giant, was also named the fastest operator in the RootMetrics 2nd Half 2015 UK RootScore Report....

Ofcom: Rising line rental costs could impact vulnerable consumers

Wednesday, February 10th 2016

In its tenth annual Consumer Experience Report, published today, Ofcom said it plans to look into several areas relating to pricing trends in the UK telecoms market, including “steadily increasing” line rental, as well as...

Vodafone engineers 'head for the heights' to provide 4G in London skyscraper

Wednesday, February 10th 2016

Vodafone and Tower 42 are using an ‘in-building 4G system’ to deliver high-speed mobile data to all 42 floors, meaning visitors will be able to get the same coverage no matter how high they are. The system, which uses...

One mobile SIM for every person on the planet – but not everyone is connected

Wednesday, February 10th 2016

Global analyst firm Ovum said its latest research shows huge growth in the mobile industry in the past decade, with global mobile ‘penetration’ reaching 100% at the end of 2015. The figure, which is up from just 33% at the...

Cheshire superfast broadband rollout marches on

Tuesday, February 9th 2016

The efforts of Connecting Cheshire, in addition to commercial rollouts in the area, have taken fibre coverage in Halton to 96%. Connecting Cheshire is a partnership between BT and four borough councils – Halton, Cheshire...

Phone-obsessed Brits would choose their mobile over their partner

Tuesday, February 9th 2016

The poll from Nationwide FlexPlus revealed that 55% of Brits couldn’t go longer than a day without checking their phone – double the amount that couldn’t go without speaking to their partner (28%). And a third would...

Council teams up with BT to provide free wi-fi in Leicester city centre

Monday, February 8th 2016

Leicester City Council is working with BT to establish a free wi-fi zone in the centre of the city, including the Clock Tower, Jubilee Square and outside the Richard III centre on St Martins. The scheme, which is not costing...

Broadband in new-build homes: Government announces new deal

Friday, February 5th 2016

The agreement introduces a number of measures aimed at getting superfast broadband into new-build properties across the UK, though it does not appear to introduce any legal requirements. Shadow digital minister Chi Onwurah told...

Vodafone announces upgrades to 3G and 4G network in Brighton

Friday, February 5th 2016

The operator is investing £2bn in its nationwide network over two years. The upgrade of sites across Brighton uses a 4G overlay system, which creates better indoor and outdoor coverage for voice and data, and makes sure that...

Satellite broadband company announces Wales milestone

Friday, February 5th 2016

Independent satellite internet provider Europasat specialises in connecting homes and businesses that don’t have access to fibre broadband. It has delivered satellite broadband up to 30Mbps to more than 1,000 premises all...

Three promises no price rises for five years if O2 merger goes ahead

Thursday, February 4th 2016

Canning Fok, chairman of Three UK, has pledged that a combined Three and O2 will not raise the price of “a voice minute, a text or a megabyte in the five years following the merger”, should it go ahead. Mr Fok's comments...

Report: Pilot projects show small broadband suppliers can take on the big boys

Thursday, February 4th 2016

The government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) released a report on the early findings from its BDUK Market Test Pilots. The series of pilot schemes were set up to look at different ways of delivering...

Sky takes 33% off its TV bundles

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016

From now until midnight on 11 February, new TV customers will also get a choice of reward worth £25 (either a Tesco or M&S gift card or prepaid Mastercard) with their discounted bundle. Sky offers six bundles starting from...

MP: New bill will give consumers power to leave inadequate mobile providers

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016

Former Lib Dem cabinet member Alistair Carmichael told the Commons that poor mobile connectivity is hampering social and economic development in some of the UK’s “most fragile communities”. Outlining the purpose of the...

New-build residents face £20,000 bill for fibre broadband

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016

The situation has come to light following an investigation by Cable.co.uk into the state of broadband on new developments around the country. Andrew Dickinson, 45, moved into the Moat House Field development in Marston Green,...

BT broadband network down across UK

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

According to the website downdetector, customers have been problems getting online since 2.30pm. Many customers have taken to social media to report the issue and the hashtag #btdown is trending on Twitter. Some started to...

TalkTalk reveals cost of cyber attack

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

As it released its results for October to December 2015, the company’s CEO Dido Harding admitted it had been a “challenging quarter” but insisted that things were looking up. In October last year, TalkTalk revealed ...

Superfast broadband rollout in Gwynedd hits 74%

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

Welsh deputy minister for skills and technology Julie James said like many other counties, Gwynedd wouldn’t have superfast broadband without intervention from the government-led Superfast Cymru programme. Nearly three...

BT to retain EE brand after completing £12.5bn takeover

Monday, February 1st 2016

The mobile provider is one of six lines of business that form BT’s new organisational structure, the telecoms giant has announced. BT completed the £12.5bn takeover of EE last week after being given the green light by the...

Government to host summit on broadband and mobile 'not-spots'

Monday, February 1st 2016

Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness, said the summit on Wednesday will see digital minister Ed Vaizey host representatives from both large and small fixed and mobile broadband providers, as well as groups like the National...

Ofcom: Three/O2 deal could mean higher mobile prices

Monday, February 1st 2016

Sharon White said strong competition is key to ensuring UK consumers and businesses enjoy fair mobile prices. The telecoms regulator has written to the European Commission, which is carrying out an in-depth investigation into...

Sky to launch Now TV Smart Box

Friday, January 29th 2016

Now TV is Sky’s subscription-free online streaming service. Customers can pay for passes that give them a months worth of access to Sky Sports, Sky Movies or Sky entertainment channels. The new ‘Smart Box’ will bring...

Sky announces 10-year high for customer growth as it launches Sky Q

Friday, January 29th 2016

Announcing its results for the six months ending 31 December, Sky said it had seen revenue growth of 5% to £5.7bn, with its profits up 12% to £747m. The company also announced the launch of its much-anticipated Sky Q...

Government admits: New-build homebuyers expect broadband

Friday, January 29th 2016

Responding to Cable.co.uk’s investigation into the poor or non-existent connections on new developments, a spokesperson for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said: “Connectivity is something home buyers...

Broadband in new homes debacle: Residents share their tales of woe

Friday, January 29th 2016

Our reports about the plight of residents on new developments struggling with poor or non-existent broadband connections have prompted a flood of complaints from people suffering from similar problems. Earlier this week,...

Government praise for council's 'enterprising' business broadband partnership

Thursday, January 28th 2016

Northamptonshire County Council invited internet service providers to invest in connecting communities and business parks as part of a strategy to extend broadband coverage without using public funding. The council’s...