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Black Friday Begins at BT, With Early Deals on the Broadband

It's been 'Black Friday' for a good couple of weeks at this point, with every retailer pushing out some sort of deal to get you to spend all your money before the now-annual day of shopping arrives. BT has been slower than some, but has decided getting in early is still a wise move. So it's offering some discounts on broadband, which you can go and take advantage of between now and 26th November, Read More >>

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EE’s 5G Will Launch as ‘Premium Mobile Experience’ in 16 UK Cities Next Year

We've known for a while that EE and BT were working on getting their 5G services up and running next year, but now we have some solid details on how the networks intend to get that service up and running. It'll start with a 'premium mobile experience' launching in 16 UK cities. Read More >>

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New Partnership Means EE Customers May End Up With Custom Apple TVs

It's no secret that Apple has been wanting to infiltrate the world of streaming and television for quite some time, to the point where it's been spending millions of dollars on original content. But there's more to TV dominance than simply creating content people may find too boring to watch. Word is it's in discussions with BT to deliver Apple TV hardware to EE broadband customers, in an effort from both companies to better infiltrate the living room. Read More >>

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UKTV Partners With BT To Offer Better On-Demand Services, And In HD

If you're a BT customer, you'll soon be able to enjoy a better catch-up service of UKTV channels. The telecoms company has just announced a new long-term deal with the UK broadcaster that will allow customers to receive more content on demand, as well as offering some of these in HD for the first time. Read More >>

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Police Postpone Installation of BT’s 5G Internet Kiosks Over Drug Links

BT has been planning to replace old-fashioned payphone boxes with fancy new 5G internet phone kiosks, but the roll-out has been stalled by the police as they've found the devices are being used by drug users and dealers. Read More >>

internet
BT Copies BT-Owned EE, Launches Mobile Broadband Plans

Over the past few years we've seen networks slowly realise that people would prefer to have broadband that comes from magic beams in the air, rather than a cable installed by an engineer with a six month backlog. Relish did it, then Three bought Relish and launched their own version. EE also decided to get in on the action, and now the company that owns EE has decided its a great idea. So now you can pay BT to deliver you mobile broadband as well. Read More >>

internet
Swansea Gets Free Public Gigabit Wi-Fi

Swansea has been chosen to receive the very latest version of the BT phone box, with the new hardware offering all sorts of modern fun like USB charging, free local and mobile calls, and the chance to test your phone's modem like never before with up to 1Gbps Wi-Fi connections. Read More >>

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Openreach Chops Wholesale Price of Fibre Connections by up to 40 Per Cent

BT's Openreach division is planning to massively reduce the prices it charges the likes of Sky, TalkTalk and the others for access to its network and fibre connections to resell, with the wholesale cost of your average superfast 80Mb connection dropping from £9.95 to £5.99. It could at last encourage your dad to upgrade to a part-fibre line. Read More >>

tv
Some Virgin Media Customers Will be Getting BT Sport TV in 4K at the End of This Month

Virgin Media and BT have just signed a new multi-year deal that will make BT Sport TV channels available in 4K to some Virgin customers. The deal is set to kick in on 30th July, at which point Virgin will offer the new 4K content to customers without them having to pay any more money. That's a pretty sweet deal, if you like ultra high definition sport and have the right subscription. Read More >>

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Amazon Prime Video Content Now Available Through BT TV

The two streaming video services that don't really need to exist have joined forces to create a more easily not-watched venture, with all the content from Amazon's Prime Video service now available to viewers who do their TVing through a BT TV account. Read More >>

5g
O2 Dismisses the Notion of Pre-2020 5G as ‘5G Lite’

Earlier this month BT and EE, which are more or less the same thing these days, announced that they had plans to launch commercial 5G services in the UK sometime before the end of next year. It was pretty surprising, since nobody expected the UK to get 5G before 2020, and now O2 has dismissed the whole notion. According to the rival network anything launched before 2020 won't be the full-fat 5G everyone expects. Read More >>

internet
EE’s New ‘Hybrid’ Broadband Merges Fibre With EE’s 4G Network, for Extra Speed and Reliability

EE and BT made a big announcement this morning, with a new 'hybrid' router than links up regular fibre-topic broadband with EE's 4G network. What that means is that this router can use both regular and mobile broadband options, to ensure that you're always getting the best and most stable connection. Read More >>

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BT and EE are Aiming to Launch its First Commercial 5G Services Next Year

It may seem like we're quite a long way from enjoying 5G services for ourselves, but if BT gets its way EE's very first first commercial 5G services could start rolling out before the end of next year - a year before government projections had expected the next-gen network to rollout. Read More >>

internet
BT Has Plans to Kill the Phone Line by 2025

Do you have a landline? I know I don't, but then again I'm in my twenties and grew up communicating with people via text rather than voice. In the years since I've never really felt like adding an extra bill to my monthly expenses, and do all my calling from my mobile phone. Apparently home phones still use things called 'lines', which are made up of copper wires running through the ground. Well maybe not for much longer, because BT has announced it wants to ditch phone lines by 2025. Read More >>

internet
Ofcom’s Told BT it has to Share its Telegraph Poles With Other Internet Providers

Ofcom wants the rollout of ultra-fast broadband to go smoothly, so it's gone and published a number of measures designed to make it cheaper for internet providers to install the necessary infrastructure. These measures will also force BT to share its telegraph poles and underground tunnels with the competition. Read More >>