Our new recommended wireless router for conventional ADSL and fibre broadband Our new recommended wireless router is the Synology RT2600ac, which is a state-of-the-art wireless router that provides the capabilities we believe are necessary to get the very most from a broadband connection. The RT2600ac combines outstanding wireless coverage and speeds, effective traffic control capabilities and a simple user interface. The RT2600ac is future proof with the very latest MU-MIMO capability to provide even faster WiFi speeds in households with multiple wireless […] . Click here to read the full article.
Car enthusiasts have warmly greeted Amazon’s spectacular launch of its The Grand Tour series, starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May (who originally presented the BBC’s Top Gear). According to Amazon, the first episode of The Grand Tour has become “the biggest premiere on Amazon Prime”, with millions of streams in the USA, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan. The show has received extremely positive critical acclaim. According to the Guardian, “Clarkson and co leave the BBC in their dust”, […] . Click here to read the full article.
Update: Sadly, BT has stopped trials of LR-VDSL as the technology has not proved as effective as it originally hoped. A major weakness of the Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) technology that BT is currently deploying for superfast broadband is that speeds are dependent upon the distance of the copper cable that runs between the street cabinet and business premises and homes. The FTTC technology currently used by BT is called VDSL2. Premises situated within a few hundred metres of a street […] . Click here to read the full article.
Last year, we reviewed the BT Ultra HD (4k) TV service on its launch. We were very impressed with the image quality achieved with BT’s flagship Ultra HD football content. We now review Sky’s own Ultra HD service, which is delivered using Sky’s new Sky Q Silver set-top box. While BT was the first company in the UK to launch a broadcast Ultra HD service, Sky takes the crown for offering the most comprehensive Ultra HD service, which, in addition […] . Click here to read the full article.
With all the press interest in superfast and ultrafast broadband technologies, it is easy to understand the frustrations for consumers and businesses that only have access to basic ADSL services with low speeds. Despite the rapid roll-out of superfast fixed broadband services, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) estimates that about 1 million premises will still not be able to access a fixed broadband service offering a download speed of 10 Mbps or above by 2017. As described […] . Click here to read the full article.
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BT has announced an ambition to roll out ultrafast broadband to 12 million UK premises by 2020 – two million more than previously announced. Two technologies will be used to achieve this: Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) and G.fast. BT’s FTTP plans are getting a boost, with BT aiming to reach two million premises with this technology by 2010, to deliver speeds up to 1 Gbps. As discussed in our previous article Latest Pricing Positions FTTP as a Niche Product, […] . Click here to read the full article.
While it’s still relatively early days in the roll-out of Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) fibre broadband technology in the UK, a new technology is around the corner that will offer significantly higher download and upload speeds. This new technology – known as G.fast – was first trialled by BT in the summer of 2015 in Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire) and Gosforth (Newcastle). In its results for the quarter ending December 2014, BT stated that it expected to deploy G.fast “at scale”, […] . Click here to read the full article.
Reflecting the availability of a new (so called “55/10”) VDSL2 speed profile on BT’s fibre broadband network, BT has increased the maximum download throughput offered on its BT Infinity service to about 52 Mbps. Prior to the change, the BT Infinity 1 offering was based upon the standard “40/10” service provided by BT Openreach. This has a maximum downlink connection speed of 40 Mbps (equating to a throughput of about 38 Mbps). In January 2016, BT Openreach introduced a new […] . Click here to read the full article.
At 2.45pm on Sunday 2nd August 2015, BT made history by launching the first broadcast channel in Ultra HD format in the UK. On its new BT Sport Ultra HD channel, delivered by fibre broadband, BT screened the 2015 FA Community Shield – a live football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium. The Ultra HD cameras certainly captured the scene at Wembley Stadium better than we have ever seen before on TV, with images seeming much more real […] . Click here to read the full article.