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uk fibre optic fttc cable

28th June, 2015 - 9:22 am (5 Comments)

One of the biggest limitations in ultrafast fibre optic communications is that even optical signals can weaken over long distances, which requires expensive electronic regenerators (repeaters) to be placed along the route to boost the signal. But what if you didn’t need those? Future networks could be both faster and cheaper.

fibre optic cable spectrum colours

26th June, 2015 - 11:52 am (0 Comments)

Proximus and Huawei have trialled a new upgrade for existing core fibre optic networks that could help to upgrade current capacity from 200Gbps (Gigabits per second) to 400Gbps or even 1 Terabits per second, which would be used to meet the ever rising data demands of modern broadband consumers.

wessex_internet_wireless_mast

23rd June, 2015 - 11:34 am (3 Comments)

Rural ISP Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions), which deploys superfast wireless broadband (50Mbps) and some ultrafast (up to 1000Mbps) fibre optic services to premises in parts of North Dorset and South West Wiltshire (England), has reduced some of their charges and boosted usage allowances.

ultrafibreoptic_ufo_broadband

23rd June, 2015 - 9:59 am (12 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk has revealed the first package and price details for their new 940Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network in the city of York (England), which as we revealed last month is being called Ultra Fibre Optic (UFO). Existing customers will effectively get it at “no extra cost“.

b4rn_demo_fibre_optic_rural_broadband_to_prince_charles

22nd June, 2015 - 10:04 am (8 Comments)

The community built B4RN project, which is rolling out a 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband (FTTH) network to thousands of premises in rural Lancashire in England (inc. parts of Yorkshire and Cumbria), has uploaded an interesting new documentary film that charts their history and on-going work.

fibre_optic_blue_green_strands

19th June, 2015 - 11:29 am (1 Comment)

The Herefordshire County Council are working to deliver an alternative “ultrafast broadband” solution to help businesses within the Hereford Enterprise Zone at Rotherwas, which can already receive expensive leased lines or cheaper FTTC connectivity from BT; but apparently neither of those are good enough.

o2 uk

17th June, 2015 - 10:08 am (4 Comments)

Mobile operator O2, which is currently in the process of being gobbled by the parent of Three UK for £10.25bn (here), has picked Ciena’s 6500 converged packet optical solutions to help it roll-out a new 100G (Gigabits) based backbone network around major cities, including London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Liverpool.

shetland telecom fibre optic microtrench dig

17th June, 2015 - 8:52 am (10 Comments)

Broadband Internet connectivity on the remote Shetland Islands (Northern Scotland) has been seriously impacted after one of BT’s contractors accidentally cut through a vital fibre optic cable link between Maywick and the centre of Lerwick.

ms3 fibre optic network build hull uk

15th June, 2015 - 12:59 pm (5 Comments)

CityFibre’s on-going work to build a new 62km long fibre optic network in Hull (East Yorkshire, England), which is part of a major long-term deal to supply capacity for local mobile operators EE and Three UK (here), has found a way to slash its costs by harnessing some of MS3‘s existing network in the area.

b4rn broadband 4 rural north

13th June, 2015 - 6:49 am (11 Comments)

The CEO of the community funded and built B4RN network (Barry Forde), which is currently rolling out an ultrafast Gigabit capable fibre optic (FTTH) network to homes across remote parts of rural Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria in England, has today been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours (2015).

cybermoor_fibre_optic_dig

12th June, 2015 - 4:55 pm (0 Comments)

Cybermoor Networks has launched a new “community share offer” in order to help it raise the £150,000 needed in order to roll-out a new ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTH/P) and fixed wireless broadband network around the South Tyne Valley in West Northumberland (England).

b4rn_fibre_optic_broadband_cable_ducting_node

12th June, 2015 - 10:14 am (4 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project has spawned another spin-off scheme called LA6B4RN, which is proposing to roll-out a 1000Mbps capable pure fibre optic (FTTH) broadband network to connect every property in the rural villages of Masongill, Ireby, Leck, Cowan Bridge and Overtown (Lancashire, England).

BT major fibre optic cable junction telephone exchange uk

12th June, 2015 - 8:07 am (2 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator has today proposed a raft of “significant real-terms price reductions” for mobile operators, broadband ISPs, public sector organisations and businesses that buy BT’s high-speed wholesale Leased Line links, which form part of a market worth £2bn across the United Kingdom.

bt_gfast_trial_street

11th June, 2015 - 9:46 am (60 Comments)

The CTO of BT’s Wholesale division, Colin Bannon, has revealed that their future G.fast (ITU G.9701) broadband technology has also been tested on longer copper lines of 350 metres and the operator found that at this distance it was still able to deliver Internet speeds of 300Mbps.

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