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BT Business Broadband Leased Lines Package Price Dispute

Posted on: July 6th, 2012 by Ashley No Comments


B.T. announced today that it has major concerns regarding OFCOM’s proposal to lower the cost of its wholesale Leased Line rental. OFCOM are currently seeking to reduce the price at which BT can sell access to its leased lines down by 8-16%.

This is a major advantage to B.T.’s competitors who rent access to the leased lines in order to provide services to business broadband customers but a problem for B.T. that could face large profit losses if the new proposals go ahead. Over the years B.T. has invested heavily in its infrastructure to provide a good standing for its future and build up a network that rival companies find hard to compete against. OFCOM imposed rules to prevent the monopoly of the network in the UK and forcing B.T. to rent its network out at set costs that allow third parties to offer competitively priced products to end users.

B.T. intend to take its concerns to OFCOM with the objection that after investing in the UK’s broadband network so heavily over the years it should have the ability to make profit for its shareholders and provide funding to re-invest in the future of the UK telecoms network.

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BT Service Outage – AGAIN!

Posted on: July 5th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments


BT have once again suffered an outage affecting the majority of their customers.

Mid-afternoon today, Tetrabyte received a high volume of calls regarding Broadband not working. Upon investigation it was established that BT’s Broadband network had once again suffered from a major outage.

Tetrabyte Business Broadband customers were unaffected.

BT broadband customers are advised to reboot their routers every 15 – 30 minutes until their Broadband comes back online, otherwise if you’re still experiencing problems then contact BT.

iGoogle Closing Doors – November 1 2013

Posted on: July 4th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments


Google have announced that they’re closing down their flagship product – iGoogle.

iGoogle is a central homepage which many people use at their gateway to the Internet. It can synchronise iOS apps to it’s own products, such as E-Mail, Calendar, Notes, bookmarks etc, which can also be integrated with Mozilla FireFox.

Google have said that the service will be closed fully on 1st November, 2013, and the mobile version will be closed on 31st July, 2012.

There has been a lot of criticism regarding this move, with one user saying “How can they do this? I’ve had iGoogle as my homepage for years! Not happy!!!”

BT Infinity and beyond

Posted on: June 26th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments


Available in some areas is just about all BT are saying at present. However most customers in the Hastings area who want to order BT Infinity / Fibre Broadband, it simply still isn’t available.

Along with very little news on when it will be, and the original March launch date BT are at risk of falling significantly behind with their Infinity rollout across the UK.

Top Level Domain Names – Applications Now Public

Posted on: June 14th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments


ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is the organization which manages the global domain name network – in recent months they have announced that businesses will be able to purchase their own gTLD (Generic Top Level Domain). They have now announced the gTLD’s which have been applied for.

A selection of these are:

.bbc
.food
.ford
.game
.google
.guardian
.wales
.cymru

Whilst this may look good, there are a few issues with this:

If two businesses want the same gTLD then it will go to auction, potentially costing a lot of money.

Consumers may find it difficult to understand.

Some companies may purchase lots of these in order to gain a monopoly.

The gTLD’s are set to be released in late 2012 / early 2013.

Fibre Optic Broadband Rollout Delayed – Ugly Cabinets

Posted on: June 1st, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments


BT have been rolling out fibre-optic Broadband across the UK to provide higher speeds to both home users and businesses.

So far this has been progressing well, but two London boroughs – Chelsea and Kensington have refused this upgrade due to the ‘ugly’ cabinets.

The new cabinets are about 50cm taller and a little less thicker than the old ones – they will also be replacing the existing cabinets so there won’t actually be an increase in cabinets.

Unfortunately this is bad news for businesses in the two boroughs; in this day and age businesses are expecting faster Broadband, and such attempts to thwart this increase in Broadband might just cause a stir…

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Sky Broadband Blocks Access to Pirate Bay

Posted on: May 31st, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments


Sky Broadband has now blocked access to The Pirate Bay on instruction of a court.

Tetrabyte Managed I.T. - Sky Broadband Blocks Access to Pirate Bay

Sky are following the likes of Virgin Media and Everything Everywhere who have already obliged with the court order.

The next ISPs on the list to block The Pirate Bay are BT, O2 and TalkTalk who have slightly longer to block the website.

Although ISPs are starting to block The Pirate Bay this hasn’t stopped people accessing it. TPB have been setting up new IP Addresses and domains to bypass the blocks and enabling users to access the website.

New BT advertisement banned

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments


BT’s new Infinity broadband advertising champaign has been banned by the ASA.

British Telecom (BT) has had it’s new line of adverts banned by the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) on four different breaches of the advertising standards rules.

Complainants included rival telecom company Virgin Media, who challenged BT’s claim that its “superfast” broadband Infinity package was “unbeatable”. Virgin and three other complainants argued successfully that such claims could not be “substantiated” by BT.

Further complaints included that BT had completely failed to give a basis of comparison on claims it offered “Four Times Faster Broadband” through online advertising.

The ASA has ruled that BT’s Infinity current advertising is misleading. The ASA added that none of the commercials for BT Infinity should appear in their current form again.

BT has declined to comment on the ruling.

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