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avanti uk hylas2

1st July, 2016 - 1:27 pm (0 Comments)

ISP Avoline Broadband, which sells consumer Satellite based Internet access packages via several different spacecraft, has announced the UK wide launch of their new 30Mbps superfast service via Avanti’s HYLAS platform.

advertising_standards_authority_uk_2016

1st July, 2016 - 12:34 pm (7 Comments)

Lord Smith of Finsbury (Chris Smith), who is Chairman of the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Agency, has put down another complaint against ISPs that promote slower hybrid-fibre FTTC (VDSL) connections as “fibre optic broadband“. Apparently it’s because pure FTTP/H lines are still too “niche,” but he acknowledges that this may change in the future.

wifi_hotspot_zone

1st July, 2016 - 10:46 am (1 Comment)

The quality and performance of home WiFi wireless networks has improved dramatically over the past few years and now a new update to the current standard (802.11ac), which adds wider channel bandwidth, an extra spatial stream and MU-MIMO technology, should boost it yet again.

fibre_optic_cables_green_and_blues

1st July, 2016 - 9:35 am (0 Comments)

Urban fibre optic (FTTP/H) network builder Cityfibre has today announced a strategic partnership with rural ISP Gigaclear. The deal is designed to “dramatically accelerate” the roll-out of next generation “ultrafast” Internet access to hundreds of thousands of rural homes and businesses across the UK.

fibre optic trench digger

1st July, 2016 - 1:01 am (0 Comments)

From today EU member states, which for now still includes the United Kingdom, are required to adopt the new Broadband Cost Reduction Directive (2014/61/EU) that will push for all newly constructed buildings to be equipped with “high-speed” ready broadband infrastructure.

its_technology_group_2016

1st July, 2016 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group, which has built a number of fibre optic and wireless broadband networks in various locations across the United Kingdom, has appointed Pip Shelton to be their new Group Chief Operating Officer (COO).

female_openreach_engineer_with_harness

30th June, 2016 - 4:15 pm (14 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that their up to 80Mbps FTTC and 330Mbps FTTP broadband network will be extended to cover 6,500 premises in the Priory Vale part of North Swindon (Wiltshire), which should add further competition for cable operator Virgin Media and wireless ISP UKB Networks.

greater manchester uk map

30th June, 2016 - 2:23 pm (1 Comment)

The Get Digital Faster scheme has effectively completed its original £15 million contract, which means that BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network has now been expanded to an additional 46,000 homes and businesses in the Greater Manchester (England) area.

gtc_fibre_install

30th June, 2016 - 8:10 am (1 Comment)

Utility infrastructure provider GTC has followed BT and Virgin Media’s lead by signing a new national deal with the Home Builders Federation (HBF), which should make it easier for them to push their 300Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home / Premise (FTTH/P) network into more new build homes.

5g_mobile_broadband_technology

30th June, 2016 - 1:51 am (0 Comments)

The next generation of ultra-fast (20Gbps capable) 5G based Mobile Broadband technology has edged a little closer this week after the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) agreed on a workplan to produce the first official release of 5G specifications (aka – Release-15) by June 2018.

wireless_radio_spectrum_mast

29th June, 2016 - 1:35 pm (5 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Airband, which last year won a £4.6m contract to deploy superfast broadband to 5,800 premises across the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks in England (here), has today officially launched its new wholesale platform that gives rival ISPs access to use their network.

east_riding_broadband

29th June, 2016 - 1:01 pm (0 Comments)

The Broadband East Riding project in Yorkshire (England) has announced the successful completion of their original contract with BT. In other words, an additional 42,000 premises in the area can now access a superfast broadband (24Mbps+) service and work is now underway to reach 95% of the region.

now tv bskyb uk

29th June, 2016 - 11:12 am (2 Comments)

Sky’s sibling Internet video streaming service, NOW TV, has today announced “the UK’s first ever contract-free triple play bundle” that includes unlimited broadband and phone (voice call) services, with prices starting from just £9.99 per month + £17.99 line rental.

bt_community_fibre_partnerships

29th June, 2016 - 10:14 am (41 Comments)

The London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden, Andrew Dismore (Labour), has accused BT of “putting profits before people” through its Community Fibre Partnerships scheme, which works to co-fund the roll-out of “fibre broadband” into areas that have yet to benefit from faster connectivity.

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