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BT Wholesale engineers

25th October, 2014 - 8:17 am (0 Comments)

BTWholesale’s plan to boost its fibre optic based Ethernet footprint and big business connectivity, which started earlier this year, has now seen several new data centre PoP (Point of Presence) sites go live at TelecityGroup in Joule House (Manchester), Equinix [LDN5] in Slough and a further one in Leeds. More are set to follow.


24th October, 2014 - 11:19 am (0 Comments)

The telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today proposed to grant Code Powers to a fairly new company called Subtopia Ltd., which intends to roll-out “high-speed fibre optic and copper broadband services” for certain cities in the United Kingdom, starting with their home base of Birmingham (England).

o2 uk

23rd October, 2014 - 10:31 am (5 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 has today signed a huge 18-year agreement with the Zayo Group, which will see the mobile giant replace their old SDH and Ethernet-based managed services infrastructure with a new “fully resilient core” fibre optic network across the United Kingdom.


21st October, 2014 - 2:07 pm (0 Comments)

The Sevenoaks Prep School in Kent (England) has become one of the first customers to benefit from Gigaclear’s new Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network, which as part of the local and slightly delayed Underriver Project can now deliver speeds of up to 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) to local homes and businesses.


20th October, 2014 - 1:51 am (1 Comment)

The Chief Executive Officer of IT services provider and fibre optic builder ITS Technology, Roy Shelton (MBA), has told ISPreview.co.uk as part our exclusive interview that broadband development in the United Kingdom “cannot only rely on the public sector for investment” and more must be done to foster the smaller and more agile operators.

gigaclear uk

16th October, 2014 - 1:21 pm (5 Comments)

Fibre optic broadband ISP Gigaclear has announced that their 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) network is set to reach 5,000 homes and businesses in several rural Northamptonshire villages (East Midlands of England) by the end of 2017.

shetland islands uk

15th October, 2014 - 2:28 pm (16 Comments)

Residents of the remote Shetland Islands community will be pleased to learn that the first 17 street cabinets (serving 4,000 premises) equipped with BT’s up to 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband technology have gone live today. The work forms part of the wider £410m Digital Scotland partnership.

fibre optic fiber optic cables

8th October, 2014 - 11:23 am (9 Comments)

BT and Huawei have successfully harnessed a “record spectral efficiency” of 5.97bit/s/Hz in order to deliver super channel speeds of 3Tbps (Terabits per second) over an existing 359km long fibre optic link using commercial grade hardware and software in a real world environment.


8th October, 2014 - 8:22 am (4 Comments)

A number of broadband ISPs in Hull and Leeds (England) have suffered almost 24 hours of service disruption following a break in one of the area’s major fibre optic supply cables, which appears to have been damaged as a result of a JCB digger accidentally cutting through several cables during local street works.

fibre optic from hyperoptic broadband

6th October, 2014 - 12:52 pm (10 Comments)

The “hyper-sonic” 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable broadband ISP Hyperoptic has announced that their Fibre-To-The-Building/Home (FTTB/H) network has almost reached 75,000 premises in the UK cities of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Cardiff (Wales), Bristol, Reading and London. In addition, the network has just expanded to include Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham and Nottingham.


6th October, 2014 - 11:33 am (4 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project has managed to connect 600 premises in rural Lancashire (England) to its new 1000Mbps (1 Gigabit per second) capable community built and funded Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network, with customers typically paying £30 per month for the service. But Cumbria and Yorkshire could soon see some B4RN action too.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

6th October, 2014 - 9:55 am (22 Comments)

The Managing Director of UK comms provider AAISP (Andrews and Arnold), Adrian Kennard, appears to have won at least part of his complaint against Virgin Media, which challenged whether the cable (DOCSIS) operator was right to say that their broadband service used a “fibre optic cable to install the services at the customers property“.

world wide internet traffic

30th September, 2014 - 1:38 pm (3 Comments)

A new study of 1,770 Internet users in the United Kingdom, which was conducted by Tata Communications, has revealed that a desire for “light speed connectivity” came top of the list when respondents were asked for their thoughts on the most inspirational opportunity that the Internet will facilitate in the next 3-5 years.


26th September, 2014 - 8:30 am (20 Comments)

The boss of TalkTalk’s business division, Charles Bligh, has confirmed that the ISP ultimately wants 50-60% of homes in the United Kingdom to connect via their new ultrafast 1000Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network. But in order for this to work Bligh admits that take-up will need to be 30-40% or higher and the cost per home must be below £500. Difficult.

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