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Data: Call of Duty sets record broadband spike

Virgin Media O2 has seen its biggest gaming traffic spike on record, following the release of Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3 and Modern Warfare updates on April 27th. During the evening peak period between 8-10pm, traffic was up 11.9 per cent on average and up 23.8 per cent on the previous week, as gamers […]

April 29, 2022

Ofcom: Virgin tops pay-TV complaints; Sky fewest

Ofcom has published the latest league tables reflecting complaints it receives about the UK’s major home phone, broadband, mobile and pay-TV firms. The quarterly report reveals the number of complaints made to Ofcom between October and December last year.Complaints figures overall decreased slightly over this period and remain at all-time low levels. Nearly all providers […]

April 27, 2022

21 countries top Netflix Speed Index for March

Five ISP services in Asia posted increases in the month of March on the Netflix ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which ISPs provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience. VNPT in Vietnam jumped 0.2 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 3.4 Mbps. After dipping by 0.2 Mbps last month, Japan’s VECTANT increased by […]

April 13, 2022

TalkTalk in play for £3bn?

The owners of TalkTalk, the UK broadband provider, have received tentative approaches about a potential £3 billion (€3.59bn) sale of the company amid a flurry of international telecoms industry consolidation. Vodafone has been plotting an offer for TalkTalk in recent weeks, according to Sky News, whilst Sky itself – owned by Comcast – is also […]

April 11, 2022

Sky announces £10m fund to address digital exclusion

Sky has announced a new goal to tackle digital inequality and provide support to a quarter of a million digitally excluded people through a new £10 million (€11.9m) fund. The new programme – Sky Up – aims to support people to succeed in a digital age, ensuring that those who are most at risk of […]

April 11, 2022

BT: “All telcos have role to play in bridging digital divide”

The Fabian Society published a report about digital inequality titles Bridging the Divide. BT supported the research in the report, which includes an analysis of which groups of people are not online, or barely use the internet, and the reasons for this. This report comes at an important time; the pandemic has demonstrated the value […]

April 6, 2022

Sky Broadband launches Gigafast package

Sky Broadband has launched its new full fibre broadband package, Gigafast – offering speeds of 900 Mb/s. The new package, which is delivered only through FTTP (Fibre to the Premises), is 25x faster than the average speed of Sky’s Superfast 35 package and offers a high-standard Speed Guarantee of 600 Mb/s. Available to new and […]

April 6, 2022

Study: Global broadband less affordable in 2021

​​​​​​​​​​​​Internet connectivity became less affordable around the world in 2021, according to the latest statistical analysis by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI). The share of people’s incomes spent on fixed broadband and mobile Internet services increased globally last year, in parallel with upticks in demand and usage compared […]

March 18, 2022

XtndNet launches UK network

Arabsat, Developing Infrastructure, and Forsway have announced the formation of XtndNet, a new broadband ISP targeting under-connected customers. XtndNet offers a hybrid service, combining ADSL, mobile Internet, and satellite connection — the XtndNet 12 Gigabit Space Superhighway — to deliver an affordable and reliable broadband connection. The service is available now in the UK and […]

March 17, 2022

Report: Half US homes receive true broadband Internet

Despite the growing reliance on connected technology, the new Broadband America report from The NPD Group reveals that only 50 per cent of homes in the continental US have true broadband speed of 25Mbps download or higher. In fact, 34 per cent of homes receive internet access at speeds of less than 5Mbps, including 15 […]

March 10, 2022