TalkTalk has started a work on improving its broadband infrastructure as part of its TalkTalk at Work campaign. The £100 million funds will be used to unleash the fibre broadband throughout the UK whilst will also be spent on TalkTalk’s continuing project to improve routers, with one million upgrades or replacements having already been implemented.
Tristia Harrison, the company’s commercial director, said: “We are committed to making our broadband even faster, safer and more reliable. We are really proud of the work we have done so far and of everybody at TalkTalk, who has worked so hard to make big changes to improve our broadband service. We will continue to invest further to make our customers broadband experience even better.”
TalkTalk also seeks to keep focusing on the roll out of its HomeSafe service, which offers facilities such as virus alerts, blocking of inappropriate websites and other parental controls.
The streaming service, Netflix, has published the average speeds achieved by the UK’s major broadband floggers in July, and the results make for interesting reading. Virgin Media comes out on top, with an average speed of 2.63Mbps, while BT is in second place with a 2.4Mbps average.
TalkTalk is signing up TV customers to test drive a software update which will combine its broadband streaming TV channels with Freeview channels in the YouView TV Guide. TalkTalk TV users will no longer need to launch the TalkTalk Player to see their pay-TV channels such as Sky 1 when the upgrade is installed. The trial is unlikely to signal an imminent upgrade: TalkTalk Labs says it will start small and grow to hundreds of users over ‘the coming months’.
TalkTalk has extended its YouView offer through the addition of Japanese, Arabic and Afrikaans content provided by Thema. Its new suite of premium World TV Channels now includes The JSTV Boost, consisting of JSTV and JSTV2, the only Japanese services available in Europe; The Arabic TV Boost, consisting of 12 channels from major Arabic networks including OSN, ART and Al Jazeera; and The kykNET Boost, consisting of kykNET and kykNET Musiek.