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27th May, 2016 - 1:45 pm (0 Comments)

KCOM, the incumbent telecoms operator for Hull and East Yorkshire in England, has revealed that their on-going “Lightstream” roll-out of fibre optic broadband (FTTP/C) services has now covered 78,000 premises with 26,000 connected including 1,700 businesses (33.33% take-up).


27th May, 2016 - 1:15 am (4 Comments)

Telecoms provider TalkTalk has reduced the price of their ‘up to’ 38Mbps capable “Superfast Fibre Broadband” (FTTC) service to just £5 per month for 12 months (£17.50 for 6 months after that and then £19.50 thereafter), but don’t forget to add the line rental charge of £17.70 per month on top (equivalent of £15.93 a month when pre-paid for 1 year).

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27th May, 2016 - 12:06 am (3 Comments)

Sky Broadband has moved to increase the one-off activation fee of its superfast capable Sky Fibre (FTTC) packages from £35 to £39, which will be introduced from 10th June 2016.

bt rural fttc street cabinet

26th May, 2016 - 10:06 am (10 Comments)

Residents of The Parks development in Bracknell (Berkshire, England) are celebrating today after Taylor Wimpey and BT reached a deal that will finally improve local broadband connectivity by upgrading two local street cabinets to support an ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) service.

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25th May, 2016 - 10:08 am (9 Comments)

The Isle of Wight Council, which represents an island just off England’s central south coast (home to around 140,000 people), confirms that its joint £5.1m contract with BT has successfully expanded the reach of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to 99% of local homes and businesses.

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25th May, 2016 - 9:32 am (22 Comments)

A report today claims that Wales and BT have missed their original Superfast Cymru project target for ensuring that 96% of the country can access a superfast broadband service by “spring 2016“, but there may be more to this situation than meets the eye.


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.”


17th May, 2016 - 12:26 pm (33 Comments)

BT has published some important updates on their broadband products and future UK technology trials, which reveals a plan to test 3db Signal/Noise margins, the first location for their Long Range VDSL (FTTC) trial and removal of BTWholesale’s “stop sell” for Fibre-on-Demand (FoD) lines.

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16th May, 2016 - 3:33 pm (1 Comment)

The Superfast West Yorkshire project in England has confirmed that the new Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract with BT will result in even more premises being reached with “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) than originally planned and the first areas have also been named.


16th May, 2016 - 3:00 pm (5 Comments)

Israel-based Sckipio, which is building some of the kit for BT’s hybrid-fibre G.fast broadband trials and pilot, has heralded a big improvement to the technology by developing Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation (DBA) to deliver up to 1.5Gbps in combined upstream and downstream performance.

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16th May, 2016 - 9:10 am (6 Comments)

The official BT Wholesale Checker has quietly added a new column to show the availability of their future Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SOGEA) product, which will eventually allow you to order a standalone superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC / VDSL) line without needing a phone (voice) service.

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12th May, 2016 - 8:18 am (6 Comments)

After a rocky start TalkTalk appears to be on the path to recovering from last year’s cyber-attack, but not before reporting that they ended Q1 2016 (calendar) with a total of 3,996,000 on-net broadband subscribers (down from 4.1 million six months ago). Elsewhere mobile customers might be in for a difficult transition.


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).


7th May, 2016 - 7:29 am (18 Comments)

The Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire project in England has confirmed that its first Broadband Delivery UK based contract has now completed, which means that 95% of local homes and businesses are now within reach of a superfast broadband (24Mbps+) service.

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