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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).


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.

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28th April, 2016 - 1:57 am (0 Comments)

Internet provider BT Business has confirmed that they intend to increase their phone line rental prices and related service charges by around +6% from 1st May 2016, which appears to be roughly in keeping with their earlier hikes on the residential side.

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27th April, 2016 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

Manchester-based ISP Metronet UK, which builds fibre optic and wireless broadband networks for businesses across various parts of the United Kingdom, appears to have had a change of CEO with former boss Elliot Mueller being replaced through the appointment of Lee Perkins.

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25th April, 2016 - 9:35 am (0 Comments)

As expected Cityfibre has today confirmed that the two cities of Leeds and Bradford in Yorkshire (England) have become the latest to benefit from their ultrafast Gigabit capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband and Ethernet data network, which can connect local public sector and business sites.

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25th April, 2016 - 8:08 am (2 Comments)

Mobile operator EE appears to have been influenced by new parent BT and plans to improve customer support by bringing it back to the United Kingdom and hiring 600 new staff. On top of that they’ll increase their 4G landmass network coverage from 60% of the UK to 95% (99.8% population coverage).

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22nd April, 2016 - 9:56 am (5 Comments)

In a somewhat unsurprising development Sky’s (Sky Broadband) CEO, Jeremy Darroch, appears to have now officially ruled the operator out from any ambition to build its own national ultrafast fibre optic broadband (FTTP/H) network in the United Kingdom.

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21st April, 2016 - 8:00 am (2 Comments)

Sky has published their latest results to the end of Q1 2016 (calendar), which reveals that the total number of Sky Broadband subscribers in the UK and Ireland increased by just +46,000 in the quarter to total approx. 5.94 million (down sharply from the +144K added in Q4 2015 and +133k in Q3).

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21st April, 2016 - 1:21 am (0 Comments)

The Dorset County Council (DCC) in England has started an open procurement exercise to eventually find a supplier and infrastructure to help them build an “ultrafast broadband” network to reach businesses in the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area.


18th April, 2016 - 11:00 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic infrastructure developer Cityfibre has today reported their final results to the end of 2015, which reveals that their cable duct and fibre network footprint comprised 743km (2014: 543km) serving 1,200 customer premises (up from 885 in 2014) and turnover jumped by 67% to £6.4m.


13th April, 2016 - 4:46 pm (0 Comments)

Some 100 businesses on the Minworth Industrial Estate, which resides between Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham in the West Midlands, will soon be able to access broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps thanks to a new network deployment by Coventry-based ISP WarwickNet.

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11th April, 2016 - 10:34 am (5 Comments)

The Competition and Markets Authority has today written a last ditch letter of appeal that urges the European Commission not to approve the proposed £10.25bn merger of Three UK (CK Hutchison Holdings) and O2 (Telefonica), which it says will result in “long-term damage to the UK mobile telecoms market.”

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6th April, 2016 - 1:56 pm (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business (Liberty Global) has for the first time allowed its 50Mbps to 300Mbps broadband and phone packages, which are aimed at small businesses, to be resold through third party providers via their indirect partner channel.


6th April, 2016 - 10:45 am (0 Comments)

CityFibre has today signed a new 15-year agreement that will make SSE Enterprise Telecoms their first long-haul network (LDN) customer, with SSE buying Dark Fibre capacity along a stretch of network spanning 48 kilometres between Reading and Slough.

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