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BT major fibre optic cable junction telephone exchange uk

24th January, 2017 - 1:49 am (3 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has informed Ethernet offering ISPs that they intend to run a provision trial of their new Dark Fibre Access (DFA) product between August and September 2017, which is right before it’s officially due to launch on 1st October 2017.


23rd January, 2017 - 3:27 pm (10 Comments)

A new piece of research estimates that around 3% of premises in the United Kingdom could be affected by a full to capacity FTTC (VDSL2) “fibre broadband” street cabinet on Openreach’s (BT) network, which might prevent you from ordering a faster service.

superfast broadband from openreach bt sign

20th January, 2017 - 8:04 am (3 Comments)

The Connecting Cheshire project in England has announced that a further 6,000 homes and businesses will soon get access to faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services from Openreach (BT), which is largely thanks to a reinvestment of £4.3 million (mostly public money).


19th January, 2017 - 5:20 pm (26 Comments)

Anybody familiar with Openreach’s (BT) roll-out of VDSL2 based ‘up to’ 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) tech knows that the operator tends to deploy two different types of Street Cabinet hardware, one from Huawei and another from ECI. But a new study suggests that Huawei’s kit is faster.

bt wholesale broadband checker - downstream handback threshold

18th January, 2017 - 4:41 pm (15 Comments)

The official BT Wholesale Checker has recently added a new column for Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) based broadband lines called “Downstream Handback Threshold (Mbps)” and after a few days of head scratching we now know what it means.

engineer touching broadband cables openreach bt

17th January, 2017 - 3:20 pm (0 Comments)

The state aid supported CSW Broadband project has confirmed that £2m in clawback is set to be reinvested by BT (Openreach) into the local roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity, which means that an additional 3,500 premises in Warwickshire will soon gain access.

Middleton (Leeds) virgin media broadband and tv rollout

17th January, 2017 - 1:13 am (4 Comments)

Hundreds of homes around the residential suburb of Middleton (Leeds), which last April celebrated after Virgin Media deployed their 300Mbps cable (DOCSIS) broadband network into the area, have faced a long and uncertain wait after the project appeared to stall. But progress is finally being made.


15th January, 2017 - 2:26 am (64 Comments)

Running an ISP is far from easy and for those providers that make use of BT’s national UK telecoms network then there can be added complications, particularly when it comes to the tedious task of trying to get a broadband fault fixed by an engineer. Now AAISP’s boss, Adrian Kennard, has done a video to explain.

openreach bt engineers struggle with fttc broadband cabinet

11th January, 2017 - 3:54 pm (0 Comments)

The iNorthumberland project in England, which last June 2016 hit the 90% coverage target for “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) or 95% if you include the sub-24Mbps “fibre” footprint (here), has now begun to expand under the £4.1m Phase 2 extension deal that will reach 3,700 extra premises.

bt openreach van with fibre engineer

11th January, 2017 - 8:56 am (26 Comments)

One of the problems with BT’s new 330Mbps capable hybrid-fibre G.fast technology (ITU G.9700/9701) is that it can’t harness all of its spectrum (106MHz) because it needs to avoid interfering with the existing VDSL2 (FTTC) based “fibre broadband” service. But if they could co-exist.. speed boost.

Openreach BT UltraFast G.fast Fibre Broadband

7th January, 2017 - 12:01 am (64 Comments)

Openreach (BT) will on Monday officially start the deployment phase for their new pilot of ‘up to’ 330Mbps capable G.fast (ITU G.9700/9701) broadband technology, which by the end of March 2017 should have been rolled out to 138,000 homes and businesses in 17 places across the United Kingdom.

superfast cornwall

28th December, 2016 - 12:19 pm (25 Comments)

The £7.6m follow-on Superfast Cornwall contract, which is working with Openreach (BT) to expand the local availability of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) to at least another 8,600 premises by “early 2018“, has finally begun its roll-out. So far 1,450 premises in 25 communities have been reached.


22nd December, 2016 - 4:25 pm (76 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today announced how much they will charge ISPs to take their new premium 500Mbps (165Mbps upload) and 1Gbps (220Mbps upload) FTTP-on-Demand (FTTPoD) product tiers and naturally you’ll need deep pockets.

united kingdom black map

22nd December, 2016 - 2:24 pm (3 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK programme has released its latest Q3 2016 take-up data for the roll-out of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom, which shows strong adoption and that will help reinvestment.

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