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21st November, 2014 - 1:32 pm (0 Comments)

Fibre optic (FTTP) broadband provider Gigaclear appears to be looking to expand its presence across Northamptonshire and into Leicestershire (England) by inviting a selection of communities in the Welland Valley area to register their interest in the service.

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21st November, 2014 - 10:46 am (0 Comments)

A proposal by Ofcom for granting Code Powers (i.e. easier approval of street works etc.) to help Network Rail upgrade their Dark Fibre and mobile communications infrastructure has confirmed that the national railway operator will also provide “wholesale services to other telecom operators“.

fibre optic cable storm

14th November, 2014 - 12:25 pm (1 Comment)

The Joint Venture (JV) between CityFibre, TalkTalk and Sky Broadband, which aims to roll-out a 1000Mbps capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband network to homes across the city of York and two further cities in the near future, has established a new company to help manage and oversee the project – Bolt Pro Tem Limited (company no. 08975479).

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

13th November, 2014 - 8:47 am (0 Comments)

CityFibre has today signed a major long-term fibre optic infrastructure deal with two national UK mobile network operators, EE and Three UK, which will involve the deployment of Dark Fibre backhaul connections to help cost efficiencies and boost capacity to mobile masts across the respective networks.

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12th November, 2014 - 1:36 pm (35 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains and upgrades BT’s national telecoms network across the United Kingdom, has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that its 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based fibre optic broadband technology is now available to 250,000 160,000 homes and businesses (premises passed footprint). Meanwhile FTTC might eventually be boosted to 100Mbps+.


12th November, 2014 - 8:53 am (1 Comment)

The largely community funded and built B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project, which is currently rolling out a 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network in rural Lancashire, has been shortlisted by the forthcoming 2014 Techworld Awards event under the “Enterprise Project of the Year” category.

fibre optic cables eclipse

12th November, 2014 - 7:59 am (53 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has once again ruled that it’s perfectly fine for ISPs to describe hybrid-fibre broadband connections, such as those based off BT’s ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology, to describe such services as “fibre optic” even though they can also involve a significant amount of slower copper cable.


12th November, 2014 - 1:17 am (0 Comments)

The cable laying ship Rene Descartes (Orange Marine), which almost two months ago lost a 8 tonne submersible plough (“Elodie“) worth £3.6m that was being used to deploy 20 new BT submarine fibre optic cables around the western side of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands region, has now fully recovered its hardware.

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11th November, 2014 - 8:05 am (5 Comments)

Low cost ISP TalkTalk has published their latest Q3-2014 (calendar) results, which saw broadband subscribers increase by +15,000 in the quarter to total 4,221,000 (up from +10k in Q2 and the same in Q1). Meanwhile the joint roll-out of their 1Gbps capable FTTP broadband network in York has finally started the build phase. A new Talk2Go app for iOS and Android is also out (i.e. mobile calls over a fixed line).


10th November, 2014 - 2:04 am (6 Comments)

It’s been three years since Hyperoptic stepped out from the ashes of BE Broadband to became one of the first ISPs to build an ultrafast (1000Mbps) Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTP) broadband network for homes in London. Some doubted their prospects, but the gamble paid off and now the ISPs boss, Dana Pressman Tobak, has stopped back at ISPreview.co.uk to give us an update.


5th November, 2014 - 11:55 am (2 Comments)

CityFibre has announced that their joint 80km pure metro fibre optic Public Service Network (PSN) in Kirklees (West Yorkshire, England), which was recently upgraded as part of a collaboration with Easynet (here), will soon be expanded upon to cater for local businesses as part of a new development.


4th November, 2014 - 12:30 am (26 Comments)

Advocates of true ultrafast fibre optic (FTTH/P/B) broadband connectivity from across the world have declared that today is officially Gimme Fibre Day 2014, which started last year as an annual event to help promote the benefits of related connectivity as the “only future-proof solution” for Internet access.


3rd November, 2014 - 4:34 pm (8 Comments)

Rural ISP Wessex Internet, which offers superfast wireless broadband (30Mbps+) and some ultrafast (100Mbps) fibre optic services to homes and businesses in parts of North Dorset and South West Wiltshire (Southern England), is about to commission a new Internet backhaul link that will more than double their capacity and support the on-going “influx” of new customers.

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28th October, 2014 - 12:17 pm (0 Comments)

Some 750 homes and businesses across six villages in rural Otmoor (Oxfordshire, England) have now become the latest to benefit from access to Gigaclear’s new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network.

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