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15th September, 2014 - 9:07 am (0 Comments)

Gigaclear, which specialises in rolling out true 1000Mbps capable fibre optic (FTTP/H) broadband services to rural communities across the United Kingdom, looks set to float its way onto the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in order to initially raise an additional £20m to help fund an even more aggressive expansion strategy.

fibre optic cable core

12th September, 2014 - 2:08 pm (1 Comment)

The Independent Next Generation Networks Limited (INGNL) has hinted at plans to expand the reach of their carrier-neutral Next Generation Wholesale Access Network (NGANs) in order to deliver broadband speeds of 300Mbps (Megabits per second) to new-build town and urban developments that have been approved by the UK Government and local planning authorities.

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12th September, 2014 - 8:32 am (3 Comments)

At times Vodafone’s on-going attempts to grab a slice of the UK and or EU fixed broadband, TV and phone market can seem akin to throwing a bunch of big names around and seeing what sticks. So it’s little surprise to find that they seem to have moved from sniffing around BSkyB (Sky Broadband) to showing interest in Virgin Media’s parent, Liberty Global. Meanwhile BT continues to threaten.

fibre optic networking

9th September, 2014 - 10:25 am (0 Comments)

In an interesting move the Bristol City Council (South West England) has decided to try and drum up more interest in the local Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme by extending its availability to businesses outside of the city’s administrative boundary. More UK cities may soon follow suit.

fibre optic cable duct connectivity

9th September, 2014 - 8:13 am (8 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has published the first responses to its latest Business Connectivity Market Review 2016 (BCMR2016) consultation and perhaps unsurprisingly it finds rivals including Vodafone, BSkyB (Sky Broadband), TalkTalk and Virgin Media all demanding greater access to BT’s cable ducts, dark fibre and leased lines.

plusnet uk

8th September, 2014 - 2:21 pm (3 Comments)

Internet provider PlusNet Business has reduced the price of their ‘up to’ 17Mbps capable standard unlimited broadband and phone bundle to £5 +vat a month for the first 12 months (£13 thereafter), with line rental at £10.50 (standard payg call charges) on a 24 month contract.


5th September, 2014 - 1:43 am (0 Comments)

Business ISP Orbital Net, which includes fixed wireless provider Vfast among its flock, has been busy unbundling (LLU)/taking racks in BT’s telephone exchanges across Kent in order to take advantage of Generic Ethernet Access (GEA) solutions to offer superfast FTTC broadband to local businesses and homes.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

4th September, 2014 - 10:58 am (17 Comments)

The communications regulator has today spoken of its “concern” for small and medium sized businesses in the United Kingdom, which it fears may be struggling to get the best out of the available broadband and phone services. As a result Ofcom has set out a new plan that aims to both examine and tackle any related issues.

openreach rural cable duct digging

21st August, 2014 - 8:11 am (2 Comments)

Business ISP Fluidata has criticised the “endemic problems plaguing” current and future fibre leased line provisioning from BTOpenreach, which have seen existing issues combine with rising demand for related services to create some extremely long waiting times for the providers customers.


20th August, 2014 - 12:38 pm (3 Comments)

More than 375 businesses in Leeds and Bradford have taken up the Government’s Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme, which offers grants worth up to £3,000 to help SME firms install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service in any of 22 cities across the United Kingdom. As a result they’re no.1 in the top 10 cities (outside London) claiming vouchers.

pirate internet piracy flag

18th August, 2014 - 8:19 am (12 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk Business has allegedly taken the seemingly unusual decision to forward a USA sourced copyright infringement notice from Warner Bros., which concerns a suspected attempt to share the recent Godzilla movie over P2P (BitTorrent), to a customer via its sibling ISP Opal Solution.


13th August, 2014 - 12:23 pm (0 Comments)

In the film 2001: A Space Odyssey there’s a wonderfully unsettling moment where HAL, the on-board AI, sings the song Daisy. In other news Lancashire-based Daisy Group, a telecoms, web and broadband supplier that’s believed to be worth around £400m+, has just become the subject of a cash offer from a group being led by the operators CEO.


7th August, 2014 - 1:59 am (0 Comments)

Communications provider CableCom Networking, which tends to focus on providing broadband, TV and phone services to student accommodation across the United Kingdom and Europe, has secured a £28m refinancing deal with the banks RBS and HSBC to help fuel its growth.

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6th August, 2014 - 7:58 am (9 Comments)

National UK cable provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has suffered a traditionally dismal second quarter (Q2-2014 Calendar) after seeing their total broadband subscriber growth decline by -12,000 to total 4,524,200 customers, which is a reverse from the +25,700 added in Q1. But the good news is that their network will soon reach another 100,000 homes, albeit only in East London.

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