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fibre_optic_bt_boom

30th April, 2016 - 1:50 am (5 Comments)

BT Wholesale has given a small, but useful, update on the progress of the native Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology trial in Bradford, which among other things confirms that the full network build should now be practically complete (subject to landlord permissions and further testing).

bt_openreach_van

29th April, 2016 - 1:16 pm (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach has today detailed the second phase of reductions to their business and ISP focused Ethernet products, such as Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) and Ethernet Backhaul Direct (EBD), which are due to be introduced from 1st May 2016 (some others will follow on 1st August 2016).

fibre_optic_cables_bt_engineer_hands

28th April, 2016 - 8:32 am (6 Comments)

As expected the European Commission has approved Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review 2016 (BCMR) proposals, which among other things pledged to open up access to BT’s national Dark Fibre network, cut leased line (Ethernet) prices and deliver quicker installations. But the regulator did reject two of the EC’s proposed tweaks.

street_cabinet_border_dispute_bt

27th April, 2016 - 5:27 pm (31 Comments)

An odd situation has erupted in Norfolk (England) after the 85-year-old owner of a bungalow on Framingham Earl Road (Yelverton) hampered Openreach’s (BT) efforts to conduct maintenance and upgrade work on their PCP Street Cabinet. The pensioner claims the cabinet is built on his private land, but the local authority says it’s public land.

scotland_uk_openreach_engineer_and_van

26th April, 2016 - 7:58 am (3 Comments)

The £410m Digital Scotland programme has announced the next batch of locations in the Rest of Scotland project area (excludes the Highlands and Islands region, which we covered yesterday) that will benefit from an upgrade to Opernreach’s (BT) faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services.

Scotland \"superfast broadband\" coverage map q1 2016

25th April, 2016 - 4:01 pm (3 Comments)

The Highland and Islands Enterprise (HIE) in Scotland has today announced the next batch of areas that will benefit from their on-going work to make BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to 84% of the region’s premises by the end of 2016.

stuck_in_a_man_hole_bt_openreach_engineer

22nd April, 2016 - 10:37 am (35 Comments)

Openreach (BT) claims to have built the longest continuous stretch of fibre optic (spine) cable in the United Kingdom at 45 miles, which occurred as part of their Broadband East Riding project to reach 1,580 homes and businesses across a rural part of East Yorkshire.

superfast cornwall

22nd April, 2016 - 8:24 am (3 Comments)

The Cornwall Council in South West England has unveiled tentative plans for a third “Superfast 2” contract (total value of up to £16.25m) to further expand the local availability of superfast broadband (30Mbps+) services to some of the approximately 39,400 premises that have yet to achieve such speeds.

bt openreach logo uk

21st April, 2016 - 1:44 pm (3 Comments)

Internet providers that wish to sell Openreach’s (BT) FTTC “fibre broadband” product alongside a newly order copper line (WLR or unbundled MPF), which is better known as a Simultaneous (SIM) Provide, will soon be able to benefit from a £49 +vat discount.

bt superfast broadband fttc street cabinet uk install

19th April, 2016 - 9:57 am (7 Comments)

Openreach (BT) recently began the roll-out of Physical Retransmission ReTX (G.INP) technology to their ECI based Street Cabinets, which can improve the performance of their 40-80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL) lines. But this has now been partly suspended after problems occurred on some lines.

united_kingdom_of_great_britain_map_500

18th April, 2016 - 1:44 pm (5 Comments)

Over the past two months a growing number of UK councils have begun to consult on how best to use money that has been clawed back (gainshare) from BT in order to further extend local broadband coverage, but this time around they all seem to agree that NGA connectivity starts at 30Mbps, not 24Mbps or 15Mbps.

bt superfast fibre broadband openreach uk engineer

16th April, 2016 - 1:28 am (11 Comments)

In a predictable development Openreach (BT) has confirmed that their “very exciting” Long Reach VDSL (FTTC) broadband technology, which could be used to help deliver the future 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO), will soon be leaving the labs and becoming a targeted network-based trial.

bt openreach logo uk

15th April, 2016 - 1:35 pm (21 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today launched a new low tier bandwidth product for their Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL) based “fibre broadband” services, which offers download speeds of up to 18Mbps (2Mbps uploads) for those stuck on slow speed ADSL lines.

ed_vaizey

14th April, 2016 - 10:10 am (35 Comments)

The Government’s Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey, has told a select committee inquiry into digital connectivity that he would expect to start seeing “gigabit” (1000Mbps+) speed broadband from 2020-25 and that the 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) should be “coming on stream” towards the end of 2017 or 2018.

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