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BT ‘explains’ 14% inflation+ price hike

Millions of BT and EE broadband customers will be hit with price hikes of up to 14.4 per cent this spring as the cost of living crisis continues to take hold. ISPs can increase prices mid-contract by the rate of inflation plus an extra amount on top, as set out in their terms and conditions. […]

January 18, 2023

NewVic Sixth Form College takeover BT Sport

BT Sport will premiere the 2022 Takeover TV Show created by students from NewVic Sixth Form College, on January 28th on BT Sport 2. The show is the result of the BT Sport community initiative, now in its fourth year, to provide 12 local students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of TV production, during […]

January 18, 2023

BT Sport signs BSL presenters

Damaris Cooke and Rolf Choutan are joining BT Sport and EE’s New Signing initiative to provide British Sign Language (BSL) presentation around a range of live televised sport in 2023, including June’s UEFA Champions League Final. Cooke and Choutan were among ten finalists selected from a vast pool of submissions after the opportunity was announced […]

January 12, 2023By Nik Roseveare

BT launches digital tools to measure carbon impact

BT has announced new digital tools to help multinational customers measure and optimise the carbon impact of running applications and cloud workloads across their network. While the Carbon Network Dashboard gives a real-time view of power consumption, the Digital Carbon Calculator helps customers estimate their network’s carbon footprint. The Dashboard uses machine learning to detect […]

January 11, 2023

Survey: UK homes could save on comms bills

As many UK mobile, TV and broadband firms prepare to hike monthly bills by up to 18 per cent this spring, new research from consumer champion Which? finds that customers could save over £250 (€284) a year by switching providers. Which asked more than 5,000 customers who had their contract end on either their mobile, […]

January 9, 2023

Survey: UK full fibre uptake limited

With full fibre networks passing 41 per cent of UK premises and with nearly 2 million of those having access to two or more independent network providers, consumers now have unprecedented access to a range of competitively priced ultrafast broadband packages. However, the uptake of full fibre services, especially those combined with a TV bundle, […]

December 23, 2022By Colin Mann

Data: UK broadband usage to hit record levels

The UK’s broadband use is set to break records after a bumper 2022 saw people head online to engage with major events such as the Queen’s Funeral, watch live sport, enjoy the build-up to Christmas, and continue online gaming, particularly Call of Duty. UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach’s annual broadband update – based on the […]

December 22, 2022By Colin Mann

EE extends 4G connectivity on London Underground

EE’s is bringing high-speed 4G mobile coverage to a new wave of London Underground stations, adding to the already-live eastern half of the Jubilee Line. In partnership with BAI Communications, EE is delivering its mobile network to six new stations across the underground network, covering parts of both the Central and Northern lines. This means […]

December 21, 2022

BT Sport launches Sign Up deaf initiative

BT Sport is launching Sign Up a new initiative that aims to raise the profile of the deaf community within sport, help make its programming accessible to all, and create new opportunities. Kicking off on December 26th, BT Sport has teamed up with Premier League players and managers to guide viewers through the letters of […]

December 21, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BT trials C-RAN 5G tech in Leeds

Leeds has become one of the first cities in the UK to be fitted with the latest 5G technology, after a trial was launched by BT. BT has unveiled Leeds as one of the first cities to trial new technology known as C-RAN, which in the future could be installed as individual street works or […]

December 19, 2022