New research conducted by consultancy Cluttons in collaboration with YouGov has revealed significant doubts among Conservative MPs regarding the UK’s ability to achieve government targets for nationwide standalone 5G coverage by 2030. The study, which surveyed 104 MPs and 556 local councillors, found that only one-third of Conservative MPs (34%) expressed confidence in meeting the ambitious targets set by the government.

Quickline, the UK broadband operator, has successfully connected the initial homes to its Project Gigabit-funded full fibre network in Yorkshire, achieving this milestone less than three months after securing the contract. This achievement, although modest in scale, signifies a promising acceleration in the UK government’s fibre broadband initiative.

The landscape of fibre broadband in the UK is rapidly evolving, with over a fifth of premises now enjoying the choice of two or more fibre broadband providers. This development can be attributed to the efforts of alternative network operators across the country.Recent data from Point Topic reveals that nearly two thirds of UK premises, totaling 20.4 million, now have access to fibre broadband as of March-end.

Indonesia is poised to welcome SpaceX’s Starlink LEO satellite broadband service within the next two weeks, announced Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the coordinating minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment. According to government sources, Starlink has secured the necessary agreement and license from Indonesian authorities to commence satellite internet operations.

Comcast is revolutionizing the world of telecommunication by introducing prepaid options under its new ‘NOW’ brand. The lineup, including wireless, fixed broadband, Wi-Fi and streaming TV, aims at maximizing affordability and ease of use. Despite Broadband being less explored due to required installation process and risk factors, Comcast’s ‘NOW Internet’ is geared towards the prepaid segment, including user-friendly design and affordable rates.

Boldly setting a new trend, British mobile network operator EE introduces a direct ‘pounds and pence’ pricing structure allowing easy-to-understand mid-contract price alterations. Putting an end to the perplexing use of complex indices like CPI or RPI, this simplified approach, commencing from 31 March 2025, has announced certain monthly hikes that resonate with essential consumer electronics and services.

Broadband aficionado, LilaConnect, gears up to provide a defining stride to residents and businesses in Leek and Stoke-on-Trent. It aims to elevate digital living by expanding its highly promising gigabit full-fibre network to over 6,900 properties in the course of 12 weeks. The impact is massive! Visible improvements include swift data transmission, a stable network, and low latency favouring seamless online activities.