HotHouse, the specialist developers, manufacturers and distributors of quality personal care products and renowned beauty brands, required a data and phone set-up for their new Sheffield warehouse and Brighouse HQ comprising 50,000 sq ft of combined space.
Politicians love a good pledge. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is no exception. After dismissing the UK’s current target for 2033, Johnson has a very different plan for how full fibre rollout should look. And it’s ambitious, that’s for sure.
It’s the perfect juxtaposition. When the famous old locomotive leaves the station, the most advanced, lightning speed broadband connectivity will be ushered in.
What’s the best type of news you can get? The news of an unexpected windfall, of course. Especially when it comes from a business behemoth like Openreach. You see headline figures in the millions and try and guess how much might be hitting your pockets.
When Virgin Media announced plans to connect 4 million homes and businesses to average speeds of up to 300Mpbs by the end of 2020, Project Lightning became the biggest investment in the UK’s broadband digital infrastructure for a decade – much needed given that the UK population has ever-increasing broadband needs, with usage doubling.
Business broadband customers all over the UK are still subjected to poor connections and snail-paced speeds.
Big players including BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Zen Internet joined the non-compulsory scheme set up by Ofcom. It provides customers with varying levels of compensation when faults disrupt connectivity and regular broadband services.
The last five years have seen vast improvements in technology, reliability and security for making phone calls over the internet. These advances and the vast benefits of cloud-based phone systems are driving an increase in subscribers.
If you’re already using mobile broadband for your business, you’re probably on the edge of your seat waiting for new 5G technology to kick in. With speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G promised, it’s not surprising that 5G is one of the most highly anticipated changes coming to mobile networks.
In early 2019, Ofcom amended its Voluntary Code of Practice (CoP) to ensure that customers can quit within 30 days if they are dissatisfied with their broadband speeds and the issue isn’t resolved. Lindsey Fussel, Ofcom’s consumer group director, said: