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27th March, 2015 - 1:46 am (3 Comments)

In an unsurprising move BT has agreed to extend their contract with the Scotland-based Emtelle Group, which manufactures cable duct (plastic piping that encases underground fibre optic cables) as well as sub-duct and blown fibre products at its two plants in Hawick and Jedburgh, for another four years until 2019.

cityfibre fibre optic cable

26th March, 2015 - 9:40 am (4 Comments)

CityFibre’s Joint Venture with Sky Broadband and TalkTalk, which is deploying an “ultra-fast” 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network to homes in the city of York (England), claims to have completed its first roll-out phase and confirmed plans to accelerate and increase the scale of their deployment.


26th March, 2015 - 7:46 am (0 Comments)

Pure fibre optic broadband provider Gigaclear has announced that they’ve exceeded their pre-order threshold for a group of rural villages in the Welland Valley area of Leicestershire (England), which means that they can now proceed to build their first 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in the county.

business broadband internet

23rd March, 2015 - 1:33 pm (1 Comment)

Communications and Internet provider UKB Networks Ltd. (HKT), which runs a number of 4G (LTE) fixed wireless broadband networks across the United Kingdom, has made a cash offer to buy Stafford-based fibre optic and wireless provider Keycom.

fibre optic broadband cables

23rd March, 2015 - 7:52 am (3 Comments)

CityFibre has offered up a very practical example of the potentially negative impact on competition that it fears would be created by BT’s £12.5bn move to merge mobile operator EE into their business, which could directly threaten some of their Dark Fibre deals with mobile operators Three UK and EE.


20th March, 2015 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

Urban focused ISP Hyperoptic has announced that their Gigabit (1Gbps) capable Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) broadband network has today been expanded to cater for businesses across various parts of the 12 UK cities in which they currently have a presence.

bt openreach fibre optic cable install

19th March, 2015 - 1:14 pm (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach has posted a small, but potentially important, change concerning the Excess Construction Charges (ECC) for their single biggest deployment (62,000 premises passed) of ultrafast 330Mbps capable Fibre-the-the-Premises (FTTP) technology in rural parts of Cornwall (England).

cityfibre fibre optic cable

19th March, 2015 - 9:39 am (3 Comments)

After 11 months of hard work CityFibre has today announced the completion of their work to build a new 1000Mbps capable and 90km long fibre optic FTTP broadband network around the city of Peterborough (East England).

budget for the united kingdom

18th March, 2015 - 1:35 pm (43 Comments)

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, has today set out the Government’s annual Budget 2015 report for the United Kingdom. Unlike past budgets this one is different because it comes immediately before a General Election and that usually means big promises, such as pledging 100Mbps “ultra-fast” broadband to “nearly all the homes in the country” and a possible 5Mbps+ USO.

cityfibre fibre optic cable duct

17th March, 2015 - 11:18 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network developer CityFibre has today announced the start of construction on their roll-out of a new 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP) network in the city of Aberdeen (Aberdeen Core), which they’re already promoting as Scotland’s first “Gigabit City“.

fibre optic cable core

14th March, 2015 - 7:36 am (1 Comment)

Customers of Sky Broadband’s Internet and phone services, specifically those who reside in and around the Essex area (North East of London), are currently experiencing a mix of performance and connectivity problems after a major fibre optic cable was broken near to BT’s Basildon telephone exchange.

wireless microwave link uk

5th March, 2015 - 9:26 am (2 Comments)

Israel-based semiconductor company Sckipio has suggested that BT’s future deployment of G.fast (ITU G.9701) broadband (here), which from 2016/17 aims to make speeds of 500Mbps available to “most homes“, could be fuelled in urban areas by millimeter Wave (mmW) wireless technology connected to distribution points (i.e. instead of fibre optic cable).


3rd March, 2015 - 10:03 am (3 Comments)

Fibre optic infrastructure builder CityFibre has partnered up with local business ISP Commsworld to roll-out a new 150km long “ultra-fast” pure fibre optic broadband network in the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh. The huge project represents CityFibre’s largest “Gigabit City” investment and its second deployment in Scotland.


27th February, 2015 - 10:07 am (0 Comments)

Ultrafast fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has announced that residents of The Basilica, a development (apartment block) in the city centre, have become the first of many buildings in the city of Leeds (West Yorkshire, England) to benefit from their new symmetric 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) broadband network.

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