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fibre optic and ethernet network cables

18th February, 2017 - 8:09 am (17 Comments)

The Valuation Office Agency‘s imminent “revaluation” of business rates (due to take effect from the 1st April 2017) could do more harm than good to the roll-out of fibre optic broadband, not least by hitting BT and Virgin Media with a £1.3bn tax hike on existing infrastructure over the next 4-5 years.

isle_of_lewis_openreach_engineer

17th February, 2017 - 1:53 am (7 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced a list of locations that will benefit from the next phase of their new “Long Reach VDSL” (FTTC) broadband technology trial, which is one of the potential options for helping to deliver on the Government’s future 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO).

united kingdom black map

16th February, 2017 - 12:33 pm (5 Comments)

The Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK programme has today announced that some 4,309,668 additional homes and businesses in the United Kingdom can now order a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service as a result of their £1.6bn+ public investment.

asus dsl-ac88u g.fast router

15th February, 2017 - 10:34 am (10 Comments)

Technology firm ASUS has this week become one of the first major manufacturers to officially release a G.fast integrated wireless broadband router (DSLAC88U), which also offers integrated ADSL/VDSL2, WiFi speeds of up to 3167Mbps and will cost you a small fortune.

bt openreach fibre optic broadband

15th February, 2017 - 7:53 am (2 Comments)

The Norfolk County Council and Openreach (BT) have announced that £11 million of “new funding” has been committed to help boost the coverage of “high-speed broadband” across the rural county to 95% of local homes and businesses by Spring 2020.

bt openreach logo uk

14th February, 2017 - 10:22 am (5 Comments)

BT’s network access division, Openreach, has today announced the completion of an “independent majority” on their newly formed board with the final appointment of Liz Benison as a non-executive member. Liz is currently the CEO of public services provider Serco in the UK and Europe.

BT engineer at work

10th February, 2017 - 4:15 pm (19 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that their Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SOGEA) product, which aims to give consumers a truly standalone (naked) FTTC / VDSL “Fibre Broadband” line without the voice (phone) service, will enter Phase 2 of its trial with UK ISPs from 2nd March 2017.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

9th February, 2017 - 11:10 am (54 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media appears to be quietly tweaking the ‘Max Traffic Rate‘ (speed profile) for some of their broadband packages, which for example means that those with their 300Mbps HomeWorks+ add-on may theoretically be able to achieve 345Mbps (its old profile was 330Mbps).

westwood_bt_exchange_building_peterborough_3d

9th February, 2017 - 2:03 am (18 Comments)

BT’s Westwood Exchange (EMWSTWO), which is located in central Peterborough (Cambridgeshire) and serves 10,000 premises in the city, is suffering on-going disruption after a number of trespassers gained access to the property last Friday evening (3rd Feb 2017) and remain on the site.

openreach_mapping_tool

6th February, 2017 - 4:07 pm (27 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today announced the launch of their new Digital Mapping Tool, which the operator claims will “make it easier” for rival alternative network ISPs to plan and build their own fibre optic broadband infrastructure by harnessing BTOR’s existing network of cable ducts and poles.

merseyside_connected

6th February, 2017 - 10:19 am (10 Comments)

The joint Merseyside Connected project with Openreach (BT) has today announced that an additional 3,000 homes and businesses in the region will be put within reach of an FTTC/P based “fibre broadband” network by the end of 2018, which is thanks to a £2 million reinvestment (clawback) boost.

fibre optic cable connections at BT Openreach

6th February, 2017 - 9:34 am (48 Comments)

At the end of last month BT (Wholesale) released an update on their UK roll-out plans for various future broadband upgrades and technologies, which covers a variety of areas from the new FTTP speed profiles to the national roll-out of 21CN WBC (replacing all IPStream by 2018). Check out what’s coming.

Carillion uk telecoms engineers

3rd February, 2017 - 8:58 am (4 Comments)

Carillion telent has announced a 3-year extension (extendable to 5 years) to its framework agreement with Openreach (BT), which could be worth up to £1.5bn. They’re BT’s main delivery partner for the management, maintenance and upgrading of their UK “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P/G.fast) network.

bt_openreach_van

1st February, 2017 - 8:54 am (50 Comments)

The lack of a final agreement with Ofcom over Openreach’s future structure and position in the broadband market hasn’t stopped BT from progressing with their own plan for governance change. This has today resulted in the appointment of the network operator’s first “independent” board members.

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