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Research: UK broadband speeds on the rise

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published its latest research into the performance of home broadband services in the UK, obtained by measuring the performance delivered to customers’ routers, and data provided to by the UK’s four largest broadband providers. Download speeds on the rise Ofcom’s research shows that average download speeds for home broadband have […]

September 14, 2023By Colin Mann

Openreach: SHE tech saves £10m PA build costs

According to UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach, its roll-out of Full Fibre technology saved £10 million (€11.6m) in build costs in Fiscal Year 22/23, while extending Full Fibre broadband to remote communities that were previously out of commercial reach. The company is deploying ‘SHE’ (Subtended Headend) where new fibre-optic cables can be built out from […]

August 3, 2023By Colin Mann

BT: Tough gig

BT has a new CEO in Allison Kirkby, though she is not new to the company having served as a NED since 2019, the same time Philip Jansen became CEO. BT is the definition of a lacklustre stock. This despite being in a major growth area and holding a huge market share. It is, to […]

July 31, 2023

BT Q1: “Strong start to the year”

UK telco BT has issued a trading update for the three months to June 30th 2023, with Philip Jansen, Chief Executive, commenting: “We’ve made a strong start to the year, in what remains a very competitive market, with improved customer satisfaction, pro forma revenue growth in all of our business units and pro forma group […]

July 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: Openreach independence ’well-established’

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published its latest monitoring report on digital infrastructure provider Openreach’s independence. Since Openreach’s independence was established in 2018 – which saw it become a distinct company with its own staff, management, purpose and strategy within BT Group – Ofcom has been closely monitoring its compliance within this framework. The latest […]

June 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Telco sector commits to women tech role action

Ofcom and the UK’s biggest telecoms companies have come together to sign a new pledge, committing to help get more women build technology careers across the industry. The telecoms sector has been historically male-dominated – particularly in more senior technology-based positions. However, Ofcom and seven of the biggest companies in the sector – BT Group, […]

June 23, 2023By Colin Mann

Ofcom: ‘Equinox 2 pricing not anti-competitive’

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has published its decision not to prevent digital infrastructure provider Openreach from introducing its new pricing offer for full-fibre broadband, known as ‘Equinox 2’. Under its rules, Openreach must notify Ofcom of certain offers before they come into effect. This is to allow the regulator to assess them before they are […]

May 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: Competition vital for UK digital transformation

The benefits of competition in the UK’s broadband sector have been starkly illustrated by the latest annual review from INCA (Independent Networks Co-operative Association) – a co-operative trade association for next generation broadband services. Private investment continued to flow into the independent network sector over the past year despite the challenging economic conditions and increasing […]

May 18, 2023By Colin Mann

BT FY23: ‘Delivered on outlook’

BT has delivered on its outlook for FY23, according to the telco’s Chief Executive, Philip Jansen. Commenting on the results that BT had grown both pro forma revenue and EBITDA for the first time in six years while navigating an “extraordinary” macro-economic backdrop. “Over the last four years we have stuck firmly to our strategy […]

May 18, 2023By Colin Mann

Ofcom investigates broadband switching delays

UK comms regulator Ofcom has opened an industry-wide enforcement programme regarding the failed implementation of a new broadband switching process, as industry misses the deadline for launching the new service. New rules have come into force requiring landline and broadband providers to operate the ‘One Touch Switch’ process for residential customers. After extensive consultation with […]

April 3, 2023By Colin Mann