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Best Wi-Fi routers 2022
A wireless router on a table
Network & Internet

Best Wi-Fi routers 2022

Poor Wi-Fi coverage or slow speeds? Here are the best routers and access points to give your connection a boost
28 Mar 2022
IT Pro 20/20: Is it time to ditch broadband?
IT Pro 20/20: Is it time to ditch broadband?
5G

IT Pro 20/20: Is it time to ditch broadband?

5G adoption is picking up and promises to solve every networking woe faced by businesses on the move... but is it a Wi-Fi killer?
24 Mar 2022
OneWeb suspends satellite launch from Russian spaceport
A view of a Soyuz-2.1b rocket, meant to carry OneWeb satellites into orbit, being load into a hanger at Baikonur Cosmodrome
Network & Internet

OneWeb suspends satellite launch from Russian spaceport

The decision follows Roscosmos’ demand that the UK sell its 20% stake in OneWeb purchased in 2020
3 Mar 2022
Telecoms firms urge streaming services to help foot infrastructure bill
In this photo illustration a Netflix logo seen displayed on a smartphone with popcorns and laptop keyboard in the background.
Infrastructure

Telecoms firms urge streaming services to help foot infrastructure bill

The current situation is “simply not sustainable”, say O2 and Vodafone chiefs
15 Feb 2022
DCMS making “little tangible progress” with superfast broadband rollout
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Nadine Dorries arrives for a Cabinet Meeting at Downing Street on November 16, 2021
broadband

DCMS making “little tangible progress” with superfast broadband rollout

New report by the Committee of Public Accounts has found that the UK is unlikely to hit the 85% coverage target by 2025
19 Jan 2022
Six nations partner to build undersea cable in Pacific
A Fiber cable underwater
Network & Internet

Six nations partner to build undersea cable in Pacific

This comes after the US warned the island nations about a bid from a Chinese company last year to build an undersea cable
13 Dec 2021
Virgin Media O2 completes gigabit upgrade
A developer working from home
broadband

Virgin Media O2 completes gigabit upgrade

This makes it the only UK operator to have rolled out gigabit speeds across its entire network
7 Dec 2021
Sky Broadband took almost 18 months to fix serious router flaw
Sky router flaw
vulnerability

Sky Broadband took almost 18 months to fix serious router flaw

Flaw could expose user’s home network to hackers
19 Nov 2021
These UK regions will be the next to receive gigabit broadband under government plans
Landscape photograph of the English countryside
broadband

These UK regions will be the next to receive gigabit broadband under government plans

Work on the connections is expected to start in early 2024
29 Oct 2021
Verizon and Amazon partner on enterprise connectivity solutions
Verizon sign on the side of a building
Network & Internet

Verizon and Amazon partner on enterprise connectivity solutions

The collaboration links Verizon’s terrestrial mobile network with Amazon’s LEO satellite network
27 Oct 2021
IT Pro News in Review: Free broadband, IR35 checks, minorities hit hardest by hackers
IT Pro News in Review: Free broadband, IR35 checks, minorities hit hardest by hackersvideo
broadband

IT Pro News in Review: Free broadband, IR35 checks, minorities hit hardest by hackers

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
1 Oct 2021
Broadband customers will soon be able to switch provider in just one day
Man plugging Ethernet cable into a router
broadband

Broadband customers will soon be able to switch provider in just one day

Ofcom's 'One Touch Switch' rules aim to minimise awkward interactions with customer support
28 Sep 2021
TalkTalk to offer job seekers six months of free broadband
TalkTalk's logo on a smartphone with a UK flag behind
Careers & training

TalkTalk to offer job seekers six months of free broadband

National programme to tackle digital exclusion has been launched in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions
27 Sep 2021
Fibre misuse is “coming back to bite” broadband industry
A green telecom cabinet advertising the release of fibre broadband in the area
broadband

Fibre misuse is “coming back to bite” broadband industry

GigaHead exec has called on Ofcom to highlight the benefits of full-fibre broadband
22 Sep 2021
Half of UK premises now have access to gigabit broadband
Close up Gigabit Switch and network cable or LAN UTP cat6 cable
broadband

Half of UK premises now have access to gigabit broadband

The UK could reach 65% to 68% gigabit coverage by early 2022, according to ThinkBroadband
21 Sep 2021
Alphabet’s laser-powered broadband demonstrates 99.9% uptime within first 20 days
Graphic demonstrating how the Project Taara laser-based internet service works
Network & Internet

Alphabet’s laser-powered broadband demonstrates 99.9% uptime within first 20 days

X, the Moonshot Factory trials ‘fibre without fibre’ across the Congo River with 700TB of data transmitted in its first few weeks
17 Sep 2021
UK broadband speeds continue to lag in Europe
Planet Earth seen from space with net overlay
broadband

UK broadband speeds continue to lag in Europe

The average download speeds in Western Europe are almost twice as fast as the UK’s
14 Sep 2021
What is bandwidth?
Data in a tunnel for analytics
broadband

What is bandwidth?

We look at how bandwidth works, and why your internet connection sometimes slows to a crawl
8 Sep 2021
Ofcom launches review of UK's net neutrality rules post-Brexit
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Policy & legislation

Ofcom launches review of UK's net neutrality rules post-Brexit

BT has said the time is right for the regulator to be reviewing the framework introduced in 2015
8 Sep 2021
BT sheds light on the UK's growing e-waste problem
Messy drawer full of wires and cables in a complete disorder
Hardware

BT sheds light on the UK's growing e-waste problem

Research from the company reveals that a third of Brits don't know how to recycle electronic items
31 Aug 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Can 5G close the digital divide?
The IT Pro Podcast: Can 5G close the digital divide?
5G

The IT Pro Podcast: Can 5G close the digital divide?

Connectivity is essential for modern life - but can 5G help bring it to those without?
6 Aug 2021
Podcast transcript: Can 5G close the digital divide?
Podcast transcript: Can 5G close the digital divide?
5G

Podcast transcript: Can 5G close the digital divide?

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
6 Aug 2021
Starlink to establish Isle of Man base station to achieve full UK coverage
Satellite orbiting Earth
broadband

Starlink to establish Isle of Man base station to achieve full UK coverage

Elon Musk’s satellite internet service will reach remote regions that aren’t yet covered by 5G or full-fibre networks
2 Aug 2021
5G FWA could 'halve the cost' of rural full-fibre rollout
Aerial view video of telecommunication tower in the countryside farming fields with 4G, 5G cellular network antennas.
5G

5G FWA could 'halve the cost' of rural full-fibre rollout

Three and CCS Insight are calling on the government to reconsider its reliance on fibre technology
26 Jul 2021