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20th July, 2017 - 1:44 pm (0 Comments)

Alternative network ISP Call Flow Solutions has signed a new deal that will see it deploying ADTRAN’s next generation 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) symmetric Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband solution, which is based off the latest XGS-PON (ITU-T G.9807.1) standard.

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20th July, 2017 - 7:44 am (2 Comments)

The South Gloucestershire Council in England, which is already working with Openreach (BT) to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to 97% of the region by December 2017, has signed a new £3m contract that will benefit a further 4,300 premises (3,800 via FTTP).

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18th July, 2017 - 11:39 am (25 Comments)

The Leicestershire County Council appears to have moved forward with Phase 3 of their on-going Superfast Leicestershire project, which will commit up to £5.633m to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to the final 3% of local premises (i.e. as many as they can reach).

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18th July, 2017 - 8:11 am (5 Comments)

A further 2,300 homes and businesses in North Lincolnshire (England) are set to get access to “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) speeds via Openreach’s (BT) network due to a reinvestment of £2.9m in public funding from earlier phases of the Northern Lincs Broadband project.

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17th July, 2017 - 10:21 am (8 Comments)

The CEO of Openreach (BT), Clive Selley, appears to be closing in on a deal that could see the telecoms giant commit hundreds of millions of pounds to deploy the Government’s promised 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband, but only if Ofcom softens their planned FTTC charge controls.


14th July, 2017 - 1:16 pm (6 Comments)

Openreach has confirmed that their Phase 2 ISP trial of Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SOGEA), which allows consumers to buy a standalone “Fibre Broadband” (FTTC / VDSL2) line without the voice (phone) service, is to be extended for a little longer past 17th July 2017.

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13th July, 2017 - 3:43 pm (11 Comments)

Good news for consumers and ISPs alike. Openreach has today announced that the minimum contract term for their ‘up to’ 40-80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) broadband service is to be cut from 12 months to just 1 month for all services!

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13th July, 2017 - 2:29 pm (5 Comments)

Ultrafast “full fibre” broadband ISP Gigaclear has won the final Lot 1 contract (Upper CDS) of the Connecting Devon and Somerset project, which will see £10.3m being invested to deploy a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) network to 6,500 rural premises around Bath and North Somerset.

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13th July, 2017 - 7:30 am (0 Comments)

The primary telecoms provider for the Isle of Man (British Crown Dependency), Manx Telecom, has confirmed that they intend to begin the roll-out of a new 1Gbps “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network during the second half of 2017 and will boost FTTC speeds to 200Mbps.

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12th July, 2017 - 5:19 pm (0 Comments)

The total number of world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.36% during Q1 2017 and now stands at 875.1 Million (up from 812.7 Million one year ago). Some 71% of all net additions in Q1 came from East Asia (mostly China), but only 16.62% came from the more mature market of Europe.

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12th July, 2017 - 12:01 am (15 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn Broadband Delivery UK project has published its latest Q1 2017 take-up data for their roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom, which is a key gauge for how much public investment suppliers (e.g. BT) will have to return.

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10th July, 2017 - 1:43 pm (30 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority has announced that their existing probe into the use or abuse of “fibre broadband” terminology in ISP adverts, which can currently apply to both slower hybrid fibre (FTTC / HFC DOCSIS) and ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTP/H) services, is being extended.

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10th July, 2017 - 10:01 am (15 Comments)

A further 14,000+ premises in the county of Shropshire (England) look set to gain access to a “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) connection over the next 3 years after the local authority selected fixed wireless ISP Airband to deliver the extra coverage under a new £11.2m contract.

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5th July, 2017 - 5:11 pm (3 Comments)

A further 7,700 homes and businesses in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire are set to gain access to Openreach’s (BT) “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network after a new extension agreement was reached under the state aid supported Connected Counties project.

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1st July, 2017 - 7:36 am (12 Comments)

A new survey of 2,000 British adults by Mortar, which was commissioned by UK ISP TalkTalk, has revealed that slow broadband comes top in a list of household bugbears for 2017 and as a result this is causing people to lose their cool as often as 138 times a year (aka “Load Rage“).

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30th June, 2017 - 11:06 am (0 Comments)

A further 1,300 homes and businesses in Staffordshire (England) are due to be covered by Openreach’s (BT) “superfast fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network after the state aid fuelled Superfast Staffordshire project received a funding boost of £1.7 million.

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30th June, 2017 - 8:45 am (6 Comments)

The Superfast Essex project in England has announced the award of their £24m Phase 3 “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) roll-out contract to Gigaclear and BT, which should extend the network to a further 24,000 premises and push local coverage to around 97% by December 2019.

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