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Netgem at 400k subs

Netgem has announced that its total number of subscribers reached 400,000 at the end of May 2022, compared to 363,000 at the end of December 2021 – an annualised growth rate of 25 per cent. Netgem said it expects more pronounced growth in the second half of the year – due in particular to the […]

June 1, 2022

Survey: Helen Mirren voted best on-screen Queen

Dame Helen Mirren has beaten off competition including Olivia Colman, Claire Foy and Julie Walters to be named Britain’s favourite on-screen Queen Elizabeth II, according to research from connectivity provider TalkTalk. Mirren’s performance as Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 movie The Queen was chosen by two thirds (66 per cent) of Brits as their favourite […]

May 31, 2022

Research: Grandparents turn to TikTok

Almost a quarter (24 per cent) of grandparents want to learn how to use TikTok as a way of bonding with their grandchildren, according to research from connectivity provider TalkTalk. The video social media app has exploded in popularity in recent years and now boasts close to nine million active users in the UK. The […]

May 10, 2022

Research: Millions of Brits unknowingly sharing passwords

Millions of Brits are leaving themselves open to being scammed by sharing their passwords with online criminals on social media, according to a study from connectivity provider TalkTalk. The study reveals that 43 per cent of Brits say they use personal information such as birthdays, family or pet names when setting passwords. Millions admitted to […]

May 5, 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

Survey: UK teens back more online rules

Research reveals that teenagers back increased curbs on the internet, and fear their voices are not being heard in the discussion around the Online Safety Bill. After the draft Bill was scrutinised in Parliament this week, connectivity provider TalkTalk has teamed up with its partner Internet Matters – online safety and wellbeing experts – to […]

March 22, 2022

TalkTalk rolls out new 4K TV Box

The new TalkTalk TV 4K Box is available on new and existing fibre plans, offering a selection of UHD entertainment for £4 a month. The new 4K TV Box offers more choice for TalkTalk TV customers, giving access to more than 70 channels and on-demand players through the Netgem TV interface, with more apps and […]

March 21, 2022

Ofcom calls for telco customer hardship support

People suffering financial hardship should receive better support from phone and broadband providers under proposals published by comms regulator Ofcom. According to its recent research, around 1.1 million households (5 per cent) are struggling to afford their broadband. That rises to around one in 10 among the lowest-income households. With affordability problems only likely to […]

March 17, 2022By Colin Mann

CityFibre partners with STL

CityFibre, the UK’s independent Full Fibre platform, has signed a strategic multi-year, multi-million-pound deal with STL, an integrator of digital networks. The partnership will see STL supply CityFibre with high fibre count Celesta Intelligently Bonded Ribbon [IBR] Cables with Stellar bend-insensitive fibre and ribbon optimised joint enclosures. CityFibre is on track with its £4 billion […]

March 4, 2022

Ofcom: Millions missing out on broadband savings

Millions of families under pressure from the rising cost of living could each save £144 (€172) on their annual broadband bills, UK comms regulator Ofcom has found. Special discounted broadband packages – sometimes known as ‘social tariffs’ – are available to an estimated 4.2 million households in receipt of Universal Credit. But only 55,000 homes […]

February 15, 2022By Colin Mann