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ms3 fibre optic network build hull uk

24th July, 2015 - 10:11 am (0 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has signed a 10-year deal to harness MS3’s new fibre optic infrastructure in Hull (East Yorkshire, England), which will help to feed their network with capacity and support the introduction of new business services.

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22nd July, 2015 - 9:14 am (1 Comment)

The ITS Technology Group, which builds and runs various superfast wireless and fixed line broadband networks around the United Kingdom, has announced that it’s investing another £1 million into upgrading and expanding their national broadband footprint.


16th July, 2015 - 10:42 am (4 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder CityFibre has today announced that the first business customers have now gone live on their new 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP) network in the city of Aberdeen (Aberdeen Core), which has also just completed the first city centre construction phase.


9th July, 2015 - 1:05 pm (16 Comments)

Business ISP WarwickNet has joined forces with electrical connection specialists at Power Jointing & Distribution Services (PJDS) in order to push the energy regulator, Ofgem, into setting a new Code of Practice that could cut the time it takes to get a superfast broadband connection by up to 30 days.

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.

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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.


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.


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“.


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.


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.

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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).

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