Announcing their financial results today, BT Ireland has also revealed that their roll-out of fibre broadband has now reached three-quarters of all premises in Northern Ireland, and that Derry/Londonderry has become the first city in the UK to have all telecoms cabinets upgraded to fibre.
David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, is expected to announce plans later today by which four major UK internet service providers (ISPs) will offer customers the option to block access to pornographic content at subscription level.
Everything Everywhere, the company behind Orange and T-Mobile, have teamed up with BT to deliver the first field trial of 4G LTE broadband, promising speeds of up to 100 Mbps. The two companies will share their fixed telecommunications and mobile technology to provide high speed wireless broadband on a trial basis to customers in South Newquay, Cornwall.
BT have today announced an 11% increase in profits for its all-Ireland communications services operation, to which the company attribute as a “result of cost transformation programmes and the successful delivery of large retail and wholesale contracts”.
Irish mobile network operator Three has today announced a €38 million investment contract with BT, which will see BT’s fibre network expand to over 200 new mobile sites and to a further 1,000 existing sites currently serving Three customers. This new fibre network will vastly increase bandwidth nationwide and will facilitate network speeds of up to 100Mb.