Sky and TalkTalk partner on FTTP rollout in York

UK fixed line players Sky and TalkTalk have created a joint venture to deliver fibre to the premises across the city of York. The firms have taken equal shares in the JV, along with fibre infrastructure provider CityFibre, to build a nationwide FTTP network promising broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps to businesses and homes in the city.

BT boss blasts ‘copper luddites’

Copper begone: the war of words is escalating over BT's fibre roll-out

BT’s CEO Ian Livingston has blasted critics of his company’s fibre broadband roll-out, such as TalkTalk chairman Sir Charles Dunstone, describing them as “copper luddites” with a vested interest in preventing UK homes from getting access to fibre through BT Openreach.

Thinking big

What actually goes on behind the glowing LEDs?

The explosion in cloud computing is driving massive demand for real estate, connectivity and power and hulking data centres are being erected in the frozen wilderness to feed this demand. But at the same time a more subtle evolution is taking place: the network has finally become the computer.

UK passes 2m super-fast broadband lines in service


The UK had passed the major milestone of 2mn active subscriptions to super-fast broadband services by the beginning of June, meaning that 10% of the country’s broadband lines are now capable of delivering speeds over 25 Mbps, according to a new report from UK research firm Point Topic.

TalkTalk to launch MVNO in UK

TalkTalk will now be able to offer mobile telephony alongside its fixed line broadband offerings in the UK

UK internet service provider TalkTalk, which recently demerged from the Carphone Warehouse, said Monday it had struck a deal with Vodafone wholesale over the launch of an MVNO.

Could Carphone become an IPTV player?

Could Carphone become an IPTV player?

High street retailer Carphone Warehouse may be reconsidering its position following the acquisition of Tiscali UK in May.

Carphone/Tiscali…and then there were five

After nearly three years on the market, though some might say the slab, Tiscali’s UK assets are to be acquired by Carphone Warehouse for £236m: less than half the value of Tiscali’s overall debt. Snapping up the UK broadband market’s number four player for a bargain basement price, looks like a good move to boost the valuation of TalkTalk in advance of its possible divestiture later this year.

Carphone Warehouse slapped after data gaffe

UK phone retailer the Carphone Warehouse had its wrists slapped by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) this week for breaching the Data Protection Act. An investigation by the ICO revealed that Carphone Warehouse and sister company TalkTalk had been opening customer accounts in the wrong name and passing inaccurate information on to credit reference agencies [...]

TalkTalk cuts price of free broadband

Carphone Warehouse’s local-loop unbundling telco, TalkTalk, has announced that it’s cutting the price of its “free” DSL service. This concept may push the boundaries of logic, but let’s recap: last year, TalkTalk announced it was offering DSL service at no extra cost if you signed up for its PSTN offering. Despite the fact that this [...]

TalkTalk users choking on spam

TalkTalk, Carphone Warehouse’s ‘free’ broadband offering and Force9, are the most spam targeted UK internet providers, according to new research from a security firm. An average of 95 per cent of all emails travelling via Force 9 and TalkTalk are spam or virus related, making the two ISPs joint top most spammed providers. Anti spam [...]