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27th May, 2016 - 9:08 am (1 Comment)

The South Somerset District Council (SSDC) has stalled plans to put £640,000 into the central Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme because of uncertainty over how the clawback reinvestment from BT and plans for a 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation might impact the roll-out.

bt rural fttc street cabinet

26th May, 2016 - 10:06 am (10 Comments)

Residents of The Parks development in Bracknell (Berkshire, England) are celebrating today after Taylor Wimpey and BT reached a deal that will finally improve local broadband connectivity by upgrading two local street cabinets to support an ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) service.


25th May, 2016 - 5:08 pm (21 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT and Chinese technology firm Huawei have announced that they’ve successfully run two new fibre optic network trials, one that delivered 2Tbps (Terabits per second) over a 727km live core network link (London to Dublin) and another that pushed 5.6Tbps via a single optical fibre.

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25th May, 2016 - 10:08 am (10 Comments)

The Isle of Wight Council, which represents an island just off England’s central south coast (home to around 140,000 people), confirms that its joint £5.1m contract with BT has successfully expanded the reach of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to 99% of local homes and businesses.

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25th May, 2016 - 9:32 am (22 Comments)

A report today claims that Wales and BT have missed their original Superfast Cymru project target for ensuring that 96% of the country can access a superfast broadband service by “spring 2016“, but there may be more to this situation than meets the eye.

Andrews and Arnold Office

25th May, 2016 - 8:21 am (8 Comments)

The MD of Andrews and Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has warned that the cost of continuing to support customers that have few other options than to connect via an ‘up to’ 8Mbps capable ADSL line on BT’s old 20th Century Network (often present in rural areas), has become too expensive to maintain.

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23rd May, 2016 - 8:16 am (25 Comments)

The CEO of BT Group, Gavin Patterson, has lost out on a bonus worth £290,000 due to a rise in customer complaints, but don’t feel too bad for him as his pay for 2015 still increased to £5.4m from £4.6m in 2014. Meanwhile Chairman Sir Mike Rake has agreed to stay on until “at least” September 2017.


20th May, 2016 - 1:41 pm (3 Comments)

Residents of Welton, which is a small rural village in Cumbria (England), have vented their anger at the local authority after they were excluded from being within the scope of BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) roll-out due to a wrongful fear of NGA network overbuilding.

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19th May, 2016 - 11:37 am (27 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn Broadband Delivery UK project, which aims to expand fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) cover to 95% of the United Kingdom by 2017/18 (possibly rising to 97% by 2019), has issued its latest progress update to confirm that 3.84 million extra premises have now benefited.


17th May, 2016 - 2:37 pm (5 Comments)

The Government has today published its proposals for a revised Electronic Communications Code (ECC), which could attract anger from private land owners by making it easier and cheaper for fixed line broadband and mobile providers to access and build new infrastructure on their property.


17th May, 2016 - 12:26 pm (33 Comments)

BT has published some important updates on their broadband products and future UK technology trials, which reveals a plan to test 3db Signal/Noise margins, the first location for their Long Range VDSL (FTTC) trial and removal of BTWholesale’s “stop sell” for Fibre-on-Demand (FoD) lines.

bt superfast fibre broadband openreach uk engineer

17th May, 2016 - 9:22 am (5 Comments)

California-based ASSIA, which sells services to broadband ISPs around the world and occasionally sues BT (here), has claimed that their new DSM Data Sharing technology could enable Openreach to offer “fully unbundled” G.fast to rival ISPs and boost its top speed to 400Mbps.

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16th May, 2016 - 3:33 pm (1 Comment)

The Superfast West Yorkshire project in England has confirmed that the new Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract with BT will result in even more premises being reached with “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) than originally planned and the first areas have also been named.


16th May, 2016 - 3:00 pm (5 Comments)

Israel-based Sckipio, which is building some of the kit for BT’s hybrid-fibre G.fast broadband trials and pilot, has heralded a big improvement to the technology by developing Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation (DBA) to deliver up to 1.5Gbps in combined upstream and downstream performance.

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