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BT vs. Ofcom – The Battle Continues

In our first blog of 2015 Fluidata predicted that the telecommunications regulator Ofcom would become even stricter with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and over the past couple of weeks we have been proved right. During the first month of this year Ofcom has announced that they are investigating a number of issues with the broadband...

29 · JAN ·20150

Ofcom Cracking Down on Broadband Providers

We are only in the first full week of 2015 however there are already a number of reports concerning the telecommunications regulator Ofcom. During 2014 Fluidata published a number of articles discussing Ofcom’s investigations, particularly those into the controversial broadband supplier British Telecoms (BT). However, it seems as though the regulatory body is planning on becoming even stricter this year,...

7 · JAN ·20150

Ofcom Reveals UK Internet Speeds are ‘Patchy’

Over the past few months there have been numerous calls for Ofcom to investigate the UK’s telecommunications industry as many have claimed that certain companies such as BT are monopolising the market and failing to provide their customers promised connection speeds. However, much to many people’s surprise the industry regulator has claimed that competition in the market is healthy,...

15 · DEC ·20140

Is BT going Mobile?

Telecommunications giant BT has been in the news a considerable amount recently, especially when it comes to their broadband services. Many are claiming that the company is unfairly monopolising the market while not providing customers promised service levels, which is why they may find it surprising that the company is planning on expanding into the mobile industry.

3 · DEC ·20140

The Battle between BT and TalkTalk

Improving Internet speeds across the UK is proving to be a longwinded process as certain companies are currently monopolising the market and failing to provide their customers with adequate services. BT in particular has been criticised for providing sub-standard Internet speeds, which is why the regulatory body Ofcom has recently launched an investigation into the ISP.

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26 · SEP ·20140

Competition for York

Earlier this April, TalkTalk and Sky revealed their plan to form a coalition with CityFibre to build an ultra-fast broadband network in the city of York. The aim is to utilise CityFibre’s existing metro fibre infrastructure to deliver fibre-to-the-premises to tens of thousands of homes and business across York. Whilst ultra-fast broadband can be provided in certain areas of the UK,...

1 · MAY ·20140

Education’s rural divide

Families in rural areas believe that slow broadband is damaging their children’s educational performance.

A recent report by NFU Mutual claims that one in three families in rural areas believe their connectivity to be beneath the standard required to access important, online educational resources.

If such statistics are accurate then this is yet another example of how rural communities are falling further...

14 · MAR ·20141

Competition in fibre

Last week I moved into a new flat in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park village in Stratford. By working within the industry for over 4 years I knew a pain and delay for installation awaited me. To my surprise I had a pleasant experience with my connectivity, compared to others who have recently moved into new build properties, such my...

17 · FEB ·20141

The year ahead in Broadband, Cloud and BYOD

As is quite often the case in the world of technology, the year ahead will be full of change in terms of popular services and applications, and especially so for businesses.

The UK is currently in the midst of one of the most dramatic Government-led infrastructure projects for decades. BDUK’s allocation of circa £530 million of funding to ensure 90% of...

8 · JAN ·20140

Can rural communities rely on a BT roll-out?

It was recently announced that BT have won further contracts by local councils to be responsible for additional rural broadband roll-outs, beginning with Oxfordshire and Dorset early next year.

Through BT being awarded this latest contract, it has reduced hope of niche operators delivering stronger and faster services in the area, such as FTTP rather than FTTC to businesses and households....

3 · DEC ·20130