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23rd June, 2016 - 10:07 am (0 Comments)

Cityfibre, which specialises in building ultrafast urban fibre optic (FTTP) broadband networks, has signed a new national Master Services Agreement (MSA) with international network provider Level 3 that will allow the latter to procure fibre and expand their service to enterprise customers across the UK.

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17th June, 2016 - 8:37 am (12 Comments)

Broadband providers Virgin Media and Cityfibre have complained that a change to the Valuation Office Agency’s (VOA) business rates (charges) for their network assets (e.g. any fibre optic cables that they put into the ground) is hitting them with a massive Fibre Tax hike.


15th June, 2016 - 10:48 am (4 Comments)

Thousands of homes and businesses in and around central London have been left without a functional broadband and phone service, which began yesterday afternoon after third-party contractors working on a construction project accidentally cut through a number of core fibre optic cables (pictured).


7th June, 2016 - 1:36 am (0 Comments)

The Cambridge-based John Henry Group (JHG), which helps to build new telecoms and fibre optic broadband infrastructure for operators like Virgin Media and BT, has won a £23.3 million investment from independent private equity company Growth Capital Partners (GCP).


6th June, 2016 - 5:33 pm (9 Comments)

The Aylesbury Vale Broadband network, which has recently rolled out a 300Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) service to part of both North Marston and nearby Granborough in rural Buckinghamshire (England), has today named the next two villages to benefit from their deployment.


27th May, 2016 - 1:50 pm (1 Comment)

Fibre optic ISP TrueSpeed Communications has begun taking pre-orders from a number of new rural communities in North East Somerset (England), which could soon be able to benefit from their £47.50 per month 100Mbps+ Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband service.


25th May, 2016 - 5:08 pm (21 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT and Chinese technology firm Huawei have announced that they’ve successfully run two new fibre optic network trials, one that delivered 2Tbps (Terabits per second) over a 727km live core network link (London to Dublin) and another that pushed 5.6Tbps via a single optical fibre.


24th May, 2016 - 11:00 am (5 Comments)

The enterprise division of SSE Telecoms has today announced that their fibre optic network has been expanded to a further 30 of BT’s UK exchanges, which is on top of their existing 13,700km long and 232 Point of Presence (PoP) strong UK-wide fibre network.


24th May, 2016 - 8:49 am (5 Comments)

Good news for homes and businesses in the Buckinghamshire (England) village of Granborough today because the first local customer is expected to go live on Aylesbury Vale Broadband‘s new 300Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network, which has just reached the area.


23rd May, 2016 - 10:36 am (8 Comments)

The community built B4RN project, which is deploying ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband networks to remote parts of rural Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire in England where commercial operators ignore, has begun hiring to build its own in-house civil engineering team.


20th May, 2016 - 10:50 am (0 Comments)

London-based ISP NextGenAccess has hinted at plans to expand its fibre optic based broadband network into more areas that are currently outside the coverage of the BT’s UK FTTC/P roll-out, with a particular reference being made to “rural areas and non-city centre data centres and technology hubs.”


11th May, 2016 - 5:33 pm (1 Comment)

Kent-based wireless broadband ISP VFast has, in an unexpected move, become the latest provider to offer services over GTC’s 300Mbps open access Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network, which is available to a number of new build home developments around the United Kingdom.

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11th May, 2016 - 9:40 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic infrastructure developer Cityfibre has today moved forward with its plan to expand their pure fibre optic based Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) / Ethernet network into the large towns of Milton Keynes and Northampton by signing up with two ISP partners in a deal worth £7 million.


9th May, 2016 - 12:03 pm (3 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, as part of planning for future regulation (2017 Wholesale Local Access Market Review), has begun a new consultation to examine the wholesale costs of providing fibre optic based broadband and phone access services to ISPs (e.g. FTTH, FTTC).

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