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green_fibre_optic_cable_expansion

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.

its_technology_group_2016

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.

fibre_optic_rays_green_and_blue

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).

gfast_sckipio

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.

router_with_fibre_optic_cables_on_top

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.

cityfibre_construction_sign

9th September, 2016 - 1:11 pm (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has today signed a new 5-year and £1.7 million deal, which commits UK business ISP Onecom to be the launch partner for their new ultrafast (1Gbps+) fibre optic broadband (FTTP) and Ethernet network in Southend-on-Sea (Essex, England).

fibre_optic_orange_cable_blast_2016

8th September, 2016 - 5:49 am (4 Comments)

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association, which represents alternative network ISPs like Sky Broadband and Gigaclear, will today publish a report that calls on the Government to set a target for 80% of the UK population to have access to a pure fibre optic FTTP/H broadband connection by 2026; and “near universal” cover by 2030.

ms3 fibre optic network build hull uk

6th September, 2016 - 3:51 pm (13 Comments)

Communications developer MS3, which operates a business focused dark fibre optic network in Hull (East Yorkshire), has today announced the radical decision to take on KCOM by entering the domestic connectivity market with an “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband service (Giga+).

avb_broadband_rollout_placard

5th September, 2016 - 12:21 am (34 Comments)

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition has opened an investigation into the Aylesbury Vale Broadband project over its use of State Aid to roll-out an ultra-fast FTTH broadband network in rural Buckinghamshire, which is despite the presence of a competing wireless network.

south_west_england_outage

2nd September, 2016 - 7:55 am (22 Comments)

A number of ISPs (e.g. Sky Broadband and Gigaclear) in big parts of South West England are currently being affected after a major (trunk) fibre optic cable was damaged in an unspecified incident, which has cut Internet and phone services around parts of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

fibre_optic_cables_bt_engineer_hands

31st August, 2016 - 2:55 pm (4 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today published the first Draft Reference Offer for their new Dark Fibre Access (DFA) product, which is designed to give rival ISPs “physical access” to the operator’s fibre optic cables (i.e. allowing them to “take direct control of the connection“).

fibre_optic_green_cable_collection

30th August, 2016 - 1:06 am (9 Comments)

The spread of “ultra-fast” pure fibre optic broadband connections (FTTP/H) across the United Kingdom appears to have accelerated over the past year, with the latest estimate of premises passed delivering a total of 779,006 (up from 351,642 last year) and it’s set to reach around 4 million by 2020.

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