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aberdeen_city

4th May, 2016 - 8:57 am (5 Comments)

Earlier this year the city of Aberdeen in Scotland signed a major £250m City Deal with the Government (here) and we’re now starting to get the first details on what this could mean for digital connectivity, with free city centre wifi and fibre optic upgrades being high on the agenda.

fibre optic cable duct

2nd May, 2016 - 10:39 am (6 Comments)

Industry sources have reportedly revealed that Cityfibre are working with BT (Openreach) to test a major deployment of Ofcom’s newly proposed Duct and Pole Access (DPA) solution, which could help ISPs to build alternative networks by giving them better access to BT’s cable ducts and poles.

fibre_optic_bt_boom

30th April, 2016 - 1:50 am (12 Comments)

BT Wholesale has given a small, but useful, update on the progress of the native Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology trial in Bradford, which among other things confirms that the full network build should now be practically complete (subject to landlord permissions and further testing).

channel islands guernsey and jersey uk

27th April, 2016 - 1:47 pm (1 Comment)

The States of Guernsey (Channel Islands) have published a new Connectivity Review, which appears to be the first salvo in what could end up forming the foundation for state intervention to expand the reach of NGA superfast broadband services and improve other aspects of digital connectivity.

fibre optic fiber optic cables

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.

York UK FTTH Sky and TalkTalk Network Map April 2016

25th April, 2016 - 1:06 am (1 Comment)

It’s officially been two years since Cityfibre, Sky Broadband and TalkTalk announced their Joint Venture (here) to roll-out a new 940Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network across the city of York in England, but we’re still not clear when it will launch or whether it will progress beyond Phase One.

aylesbury-vale-farmer-digging

23rd April, 2016 - 1:02 am (0 Comments)

The Aylesbury Vale Broadband project, which has recently rolled out a 300Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network to part of North Marston in Buckinghamshire (England) and they’re now heading towards Granborough, may soon secure another £500,000 for further expansion.

stuck_in_a_man_hole_bt_openreach_engineer

22nd April, 2016 - 10:37 am (35 Comments)

Openreach (BT) claims to have built the longest continuous stretch of fibre optic (spine) cable in the United Kingdom at 45 miles, which occurred as part of their Broadband East Riding project to reach 1,580 homes and businesses across a rural part of East Yorkshire.

fibre optic broadband cables

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.

balquhidder-broadband-fttp

21st April, 2016 - 10:07 am (18 Comments)

The remote rural community of Balquhidder in the Stirling council area of Scotland has setup its own Community Interest Company (CIC) and is poised to start the roll-out of an ultrafast 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which could benefit up to 170 local properties.

gibfibrespeed_fibre_optic_cable

20th April, 2016 - 7:04 am (5 Comments)

Some 60-70% of Gibraltar, which is a British overseas territory that sits on the southern end of Spain’s Iberian Peninsula in the Mediterranean sea, is now within reach of an ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/B) broadband network thanks to local ISP GibFibreSpeed (A.J. Sheriff Electrical Ltd.).

cityfibre_construction_sign

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.

world internet connectivity

18th April, 2016 - 9:47 am (0 Comments)

The total number of world broadband subscriptions reached 751.2 million at the end of last year, which is a quarterly Q4 2015 growth of around +1.31% (down from +1.4% in Q3 2015) and there are now more FTTH users worldwide than those using cable (e.g. Virgin Media) technologies.

truespeed_muddy_fttp_trench

15th April, 2016 - 7:55 am (11 Comments)

After one month of muddy digging TrueSpeed Communications has finally announced that they’ve connected their first North East Somerset (England) customer to a new 100Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the rural village of Priston.

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