The UK ranks 7th for superfast broadband but 24th for ultra fast speeds

Broadband Report

The UK ranks 10th for digital connectivity among 28 EU nations, according to the latest EU report. The Digital Economy and Society and Index (DESI) report also shows that UK has slightly improved its ranking for broadband coverage & take up in 2019 (up from 6th in 2018 to 5th in 2019) The UK lags …

Gigaclear fibre broadband reaches 93k rural homes in the UK

Gigaclear Fibre Broadband

Small UK internet service providers, who focus on full fibre broadband offering, have shown remarkable growth in terms of availability and customer base in the last two years, the latest performance results from Gigaclear showed. The rural based ISP, which has been acquired by Infracapital, has increased the coverage of its FTTH (fibre to the …

Virgin Media to roll out 1Gbps broadband in selected UK cities

Virgin Media

Cable operator Virgin Media is set to offer gigabit broadband (1Gbps speed) service in selected cities including Southampton, Manchester and Reading by the end of 2019, it has been revealed. The latest DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade over its cable network could deliver up to 10Gbps download speed and 2Gbps upload speed to Virgin Media broadband users. …

EE to launch ultra fast 5G mobile broadband in six cities including London

EE 5G mobile

The UK’s largest 4G mobile provider EE is set to launch the next generation, 5G mobile service in six major UK cities including Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, London and Belfast by this month end. The new, ultra fast, service will be available in the busiest parts of these cities from 30th May 2019, said EE …

Ofcom to ensure customers know the best deals before contract expiry

broadband contract

Broadband and mobile operators in the UK will need to send ‘√©nd of of contract’ notices to their customers a month before the contract expiry, according to the new regulation from the regulator Ofcom. The notifications that customers would receive through email, letter and text would contain information like the end date of the existing …