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14th October, 2016 - 8:34 am (7 Comments)

The West Sussex County Council has proposed a new “Gigabit West Sussex” framework that will shortly start seeking suppliers to help it “bring ultrafast [FTTP/H broadband] to as many parts of the County as possible,” starting with a contract to deploy a new Dark Fibre network in Adur & Worthing.

openreach rural cable duct digging

13th October, 2016 - 11:55 am (2 Comments)

A new BT commissioned report from Analysys Mason has perhaps unsurprisingly warned that Ofcom’s effort to encourage alternative network (AltNet) ISPs to build rival ultrafast broadband networks, such as by opening up access to Openreach’s cable ducts, may fail to achieve the desired result.


13th October, 2016 - 10:39 am (6 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT and Japanese electronics firm Toshiba have today teamed-up to demonstrate the future of secure data communication via quantum cryptography, which works by delivering secret keys over fibre optic cables via the “smallest possible packets of light.”


13th October, 2016 - 8:53 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP TrueSpeed Communications has confirmed that their roll-out of a symmetric 150Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the rural Chew Valley area of North East Somerset (England) is now in the process of reaching three more local communities.


12th October, 2016 - 10:16 am (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has today announced that the Berkshire town and civil parish of Bracknell will become their next “Gigabit City“, which means that an existing fibre optic network in the area is being re-purposed in order to supply local businesses with 1Gbps capable / FTTP style broadband.

fiber optic cable blue

11th October, 2016 - 9:35 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network developer Cityfibre has today confirmed that the South Yorkshire (England) cities and towns of Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster will be the next to benefit from their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) style network.

cityfibre fibre optic cable

3rd October, 2016 - 1:15 pm (0 Comments)

Fibre optic (FTTP) network builder Cityfibre has announced the first capacity sale on its Manchester network to euNetworks and they’ve separately expanded their relationship with business ISP Onecom to add more customers on their new networks in Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham (England).


22nd September, 2016 - 9:53 am (0 Comments)

Alternative network provider Cityfibre has today confirmed that the large county town of Northampton in Northamptonshire (East Midlands of England) has become its next “Gigabit City“, with their 45km long fibre optic (FTTP) network going live for local businesses today.


20th September, 2016 - 3:46 pm (2 Comments)

The ITS Technology group, which has been busy rolling out a mix of superfast and ultrafast fibre optic and wireless broadband networks around the United Kingdom, has managed to secure a further £2.4 million of investment in order to support future UK network expansion and new urban concession agreements.

trains network rail engineers

19th September, 2016 - 11:38 am (3 Comments)

Network Rail appears to have shelved a plan that would have seen the national railway operator effectively privatise their large track-side fibre optic and data infrastructure, which carries all sorts of transport, video (CCTV etc.), signalling and others communications.


19th September, 2016 - 10:41 am (3 Comments)

A joint team of researchers working for Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich in Germany has successfully used a new technology to push 1Tbps of real-world data transfer over a pure fibre optic cable to hit close to its theoretical maximum (The Shannon Limit).


19th September, 2016 - 12:15 am (22 Comments)

The co-founder and CEO of Sckipio Technologies, David Baum, has suggested to ISPreview.co.uk that BT’s plan to roll-out 300Mbps G.fast broadband technology could save as much as £980 per home vs a pure fibre optic (FTTH/P) network and even faster speeds should be possible in the future.


16th September, 2016 - 2:12 pm (5 Comments)

Communications provider MS3, which last week announced plans to roll-out an “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network around parts of Hull in East Yorkshire (here), has today confirmed an initial investment of £500,000 and named their first trial area of 1,200 homes.

fibre optic green cable flay

14th September, 2016 - 9:28 am (14 Comments)

The large town of Reading in Berkshire (England) has today been confirmed as the next to become a “Gigabit City” after Cityfibre announced their intention to roll-out a new 30km long ultra-fast fibre optic (FTTP) broadband network in the area.

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