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TalkTalk 'most complained-about ISP' for fifth time

TalkTalk has maintained its position as the UK's most complained-about broadband provider for the fifth quarter running.The company beat fellow ISPs Sky, BT, Orange and Virgin to hold onto the dubious honour for the first quarter of this year, according to data published by communications regulator Ofcom on Tuesday.

June 27, 2012 by

Pirate Bay blocked by O2 and Be Broadband

O2 has said it will start blocking access to The Pirate Bay file-sharing website following a High Court order in April.The UK internet service provider (ISP) said on Thursday that it had no choice but to try to stop its UK customers from accessing the Swedish website.

June 7, 2012 by

Be Broadband delays fibre rollout again

In a second setback, the O2-owned ISP has warned customers that it will not be able to deliver FTTC services by the end of this year, despite having said it wanted to get them in place by late 2011

April 11, 2012 by

Everything Everywhere LTE spectrum sale nears

Everything Everywhere, the mobile operator combining the UK T-Mobile and Orange networks, has appointed Morgan Stanley to oversee the sale of part of its 1800MHz spectrum.The sale, a regulatory condition set when the networks merged in 2010, will potentially give its competitors a chance to roll out 4G LTE wireless data in advance of Ofcom auctioning off new spectrum at 800 and 2600 MHz for these services.

April 10, 2012 by

O2 accuses Ofcom over 'state aid' in 4G auction rules

O2 has accused Ofcom of setting rules for the upcoming 4G spectrum auction that constitute state aid for rivals Everything Everywhere and 3.The "spectrum floor" rules were proposed in an attempt to create competition in the 4G market, by making sure Everything Everywhere, O2, Vodafone and Three would all hold enough 4G spectrum to be able to wholesale some connectivity to smaller 'virtual' operators, such as Tesco Mobile or Virgin Mobile.

June 10, 2011 by

Be Broadband founders plan Hyperoptic return

The team that founded Be Broadband seven years ago is preparing to launch another ISP in London and other cities, offering businesses and large residential buildings symmetrical fibre-to-the-premises broadband.Boris Ivanovic and Dana Tobak, along with various other people involved in running Be — sold to O2 in 2006 to give the mobile operator a fixed-line UK business — will set Hyperoptic live around September, although they already have pilot customers in various stages of negotiations.

May 19, 2011 by

Major mobile operators close in on NFC

The companies behind T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange and O2 have pledged that, by 2012, they will introduce services for near-field communications, the technology that powers contactless payments

February 21, 2011 by

O2's Be ISP moves into wholesale market

Be, the UK internet service provider owned by Telefonica O2, has gone into the wholesale business.Be Wholesale officially launched on Tuesday, although it has been quietly acquiring around 30 ISP customers over the last 18 months, starting with the business provider Andrews & Arnold.

November 17, 2010 by

Everything Everywhere drops spectrum refarming threat

Everything Everywhere, the company formed from the merged operations of T-Mobile UK and Orange UK, has dropped a legal threat against the refarming of 2G spectrum for 3G services.The European Commission and Ofcom are keen to allow spectrum in the 900MHz band, currently used only for GSM voice and text services, to be refarmed for 3G data use.

November 3, 2010 by

TalkTalk told to stop charging for non-existent services

Ofcom has censured TalkTalk over its charging of customers for services that were not provided.On Tuesday, the regulator told the UK's largest ISP to "stop breaching telecoms rules or they could face further enforcement action, including a possible financial penalty", according to an Ofcom statement.

November 2, 2010 by

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