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Ryan Reynolds BT ad banned by advertising watchdog

Wednesday, June 14th 2017

The ad, which featured Ryan Reynolds dangling from the bottom of a helicopter, suggested that BT’s Smart Hub provided a stronger signal than routers from any other broadband provider. Online...

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EE using 'pre-5G' technology to connect mini masts on balloons

Tuesday, June 13th 2017

The operator is using what it calls ‘pre-standard 5G’ backhaul to connect its Helikite air mast – a helium balloon that provides 4G coverage in not spots, where extra capacity is needed and...

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Openreach demonstrates world's first 100Gbps broadband connection

Tuesday, June 13th 2017

The demonstration uses advanced transmission technology to deliver faster speeds over a standard residential fibre to the premises (FTTP) connection. Developed alongside Huawei, the new...

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EE offers Welsh language customer service and gives Cardiff 4G boost

Friday, June 2nd 2017

The company has also tripled the capacity of its network in Cardiff as the city prepares to host the Champions League final tomorrow. As part of its efforts to improve customer service, EE is...

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Sky launches new service to tackle nuisance calls

Wednesday, May 31st 2017

Sky Talk Shield lets users choose to answer the calls they want and block the ones they don’t before they are connected. Automated calls will be blocked before the phone even rings and when a...

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Government's BDUK superfast broadband spending reaches £550m

Friday, May 26th 2017

An update on the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme shows that grants to local authorities and budget transfers to devolved administrations added up to £550,832,876 in cash terms. So far,...

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Openreach pilots new broadband technology in remote Scottish villages

Wednesday, May 17th 2017

Around 60 premises in Clachan and Whitehouse on the Kintyre peninsula and on the island of Eriskay in the Hebrides are testing Long Range VDSL connections. Those connected to fibre...

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BT to show Champions League final for free on YouTube and in VR

Wednesday, May 17th 2017

The matches will also be available to watch for free on the BT website, on BT Sport channels and through the BT Sport app. The Champions League final will be shown in ultra HD, or 4K, on YouTube...

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Openreach to consult broadband providers on future of fibre networks

Monday, May 15th 2017

The company, which manages Britain’s national broadband network, wants to explore the level of support for a large-scale ‘full fibre’ network. It also wants to look at ways of delivering...

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Ofcom to investigate rising cost of 118 directory enquiries numbers

Monday, May 15th 2017

The telecoms regulator said the cost of calling 118 numbers has “risen significantly in recent months as fewer people use these services”. It said there are now more than 400 directory...

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