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16th August, 2017 - 4:03 pm (2 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has launched a new offer for businesses in Westminster (London), which combines a discount on their FTTP/B ultrafast broadband service with the Connect Westminster voucher scheme that offers up to £2,000 to help local SMEs get a faster service installed.


15th August, 2017 - 4:15 pm (9 Comments)

A little known Bradford-based ISP called net365, which supplies broadband services to students, as well as residential, healthcare and business users, appears to have cut-off some or all of their internet access customers following an alleged dispute with one of their suppliers (FluidOne).

BT major fibre optic cable junction telephone exchange uk

15th August, 2017 - 1:17 pm (26 Comments)

The proposed Dark Fibre Access product from Openreach (BT), which would have allowed rival ISPs to gain “physical access” to the operator’s existing fibre optic cables (i.e. enabling them to install their own equipment at either end of the fibre within cable ducts), has today officially been cancelled.. for now.

Origin Broadband Logo 2016

10th August, 2017 - 3:53 pm (7 Comments)

Calculus Capital, which specialises in Enterprise Investment Schemes and Venture Capital Trusts, has made a second investment of £2 million into Doncaster-based ISP Origin Broadband. The new money will be used to help grow the business (i.e. attracting more customers and adding extra UK staff).

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8th August, 2017 - 7:48 am (5 Comments)

Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today published their Q2 2017 (calendar) results and reported a total UK broadband customer base of 5,028,300 (up by +30,900 in Q2 vs +80,700 in Q1), although their £3bn Project Lightning network expansion is still rebooting itself after recent troubles.

ab internet

7th August, 2017 - 1:33 pm (8 Comments)

The administrators for Lincolnshire-based fixed wireless broadband ISP AB Internet, which in late May 2017 shocked customers by announcing that the company had gone into administration and was looking to sell itself as a “going concern” (here), have revealed details of the ISP’s debt pile and sale.

green fibre optic cable expansion

5th August, 2017 - 12:01 am (13 Comments)

Some fibre optic broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe appear to be suffering from a shortage in supply of certain high capacity optical fibre cables from major European manufacturers, such as OFS and Tratos, which in some cases is causing huge delays.

cerberus networks

1st August, 2017 - 5:47 pm (33 Comments)

Business ISP Cerberus Networks appears to have become one of the first providers in the United Kingdom to launch a “commercial” package using Openreach’s (BT) new 330Mbps G.fast “ultrafast broadband” technology and they’ve also introduced some “affordable” FTTP services.


1st August, 2017 - 9:53 am (5 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today set out “detailed pricing proposals” for Openreach’s (BT) new Duct and Pole Access product, which allows their existing telegraph poles and underground cable ducts to be used by rivals in order to deploy new ultrafast broadband services (e.g. FTTP/H).

satellite internet transmission dish

28th July, 2017 - 9:54 am (8 Comments)

In an interesting twist Satellite Solutions Worldwide, which owns the UK and Pan-European Satellite ISP Europasat, has acquired rural fixed wireless broadband provider Quickline for an initial consideration of £5 million (£3m cash and £2m shares). A further £2 million is also be invested to grow the business.

BT HQ UK Building Logo

28th July, 2017 - 7:56 am (0 Comments)

After a chaotic start to the year BT has today published their latest report for Q2 2017 (calendar), which saw their retail broadband base reach a total of 9,286,000 subscribers (up by 19K vs 29K in Q1) and this includes 5.1 million “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) users (up 170K vs 211K in Q1).

cityfibre urban fibre optic rollout

27th July, 2017 - 12:07 pm (1 Comment)

Fibre optic developer Cityfibre has today announced that they’re teaming up with internet service provider NGC Networks in order to support a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) based broadband and Ethernet network in the West Yorkshire city of Wakefield.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

27th July, 2017 - 8:40 am (1 Comment)

Sky UK and Ireland (Sky Broadband) has today reported their results for the first half of 2017, which completely hides their broadband subscriber figures from public view (usually a bad sign) but does at least report that take-up of their FTTC based “fibre broadband” service has increased to 27%.

cable damage openreach engineer

26th July, 2017 - 2:39 pm (3 Comments)

Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review (here), which last year pledged to open up access to Openreach’s (BT) national Dark Fibre network, cut leased line (Ethernet) prices and deliver quicker installs, has been sent back to the drawing board by the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT).

BT Smart Hub Router 2016

26th July, 2017 - 7:29 am (23 Comments)

New customers who take one of BT Business‘s broadband packages should now receive the provider’s modern Smart Hub router with their order instead of the old HomeHub 5 (Hub 5) kit, which follows roughly a year after the device was first launched for residential subscribers.

vodafone virgin media merger

25th July, 2017 - 4:42 pm (0 Comments)

The on-off possibility of an asset swap between cable operator Virgin Media and Vodafone in the United Kingdom has once again been reignited after the Moody’s Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and risk analysis to the market, predicted that the two “could eventually agree” on a deal.

cityfibre street works pavement and road

24th July, 2017 - 1:47 pm (1 Comment)

Fibre optic builder Cityfibre has today announced that the first connections on their new £3.24 million Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband and Ethernet network in Southend-on-Sea have gone live. The deployment in Essex is being supported by business ISP Onecom.

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