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copper and fibre optic hybrid broadband cables uk

2nd September, 2014 - 3:06 pm (22 Comments)

The next generation of hybrid-fibre G.fast (aka – FTTC2 / ITU G.9700) and FTTdp broadband technology managed to achieve an aggregate downstream / upstream speed of nearly 720Mbps (Megabits per second) during BTOpenreach’s first UK trial with Huawei, which took place at several homes near the operators Adastral Park engineering HQ in Ipswich (England).

axis_logo

1st September, 2014 - 3:24 pm (3 Comments)

Hull-based business ISP Axis, which boldly claims to be “the UK’s leading business telecoms and utilities provider” (rivals may disagree), has announced that they’re offering new customers six months half price “superfast fibre optic broadband” (note: it’s actually an FTTC product not FTTH/P) to all new small and medium sized business customers.

telegraph_pole_fibre_optic_connector_bt_community_forum

1st September, 2014 - 2:32 pm (29 Comments)

After several weeks of pestering BTOpenreach’s poor communications team, we’ve finally managed to extract a simple diagram to help illustrate how their new Fibre-to-the-Remote-Node (FTTrN) technology will work.

fttc bt openreach mastersocket

1st September, 2014 - 1:36 pm (13 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains and upgrades BT’s national telecoms network across the United Kingdom, has today announced that its new and cheaper self-install service (PCP-Only) for superfast ‘up to’ 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband lines will be given a full commercial launch on 29th September 2014. In other words, no more home engineer visits.

fritzbox_7390

1st September, 2014 - 6:53 am (2 Comments)

Most broadband ISP consumers in the United Kingdom are probably familiar with major Internet router and modem kit manufacturers like NetGear, Asus and so forth. But many probably won’t be as familiar with the name AVM, which has recently become much better known thanks to their latest line of advanced but affordable ADSL and VDSL (FTTC) FRITZ!Box routers.

worcestershire uk broadband

30th August, 2014 - 7:53 am (0 Comments)

The Superfast Worcestershire (England) scheme has announced the next batch of areas that will be upgraded to receive BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which aims to pass 90% of local homes and businesses by mid-2016 and hopefully 95% by 2017.

fibre broadband rural bt openreach rollout

29th August, 2014 - 2:10 pm (24 Comments)

The £132m Superfast Cornwall project has announced that another 10 “hard-to-reach” rural communities will be able to receive access to BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network by early 2015, which will be an addition to the existing target of making the service available to 95% of Cornwall (England) and the Isles of Scilly by the end of 2014.

openreach_bt_uk_telegraph_pole_engineer

29th August, 2014 - 8:01 am (47 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that its first trial of BT’s new superfast Fibre-to-the-Remote-Node (FTTrN) broadband technology, which has the potential to deliver much faster and more stable speeds than the traditional Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) service, is now being implemented and will be “ready to accept customer orders” in late 2014.

isle of wight uk

27th August, 2014 - 10:04 am (1 Comment)

The state aid supported £7.5m project to help extend BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to an additional 20,000 “mainly rural” homes and businesses on the Isle of Wight, which resides just off England’s central southern coastline, has finally begun with the first street cabinet going live in Farriers Way, Shorwell.

uk \"up to\" broadband speeds

26th August, 2014 - 1:04 am (24 Comments)

What is “superfast” or “fibre broadband“? The answer seems to vary depending upon whether or not you’re asking a Local Authority (council), the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office, mobile operators or the national telecoms regulator. The situation has become ridiculously confusing.

wales uk map

18th August, 2014 - 6:45 am (0 Comments)

The state aid supported £425m Superfast Cymru project with BT in Wales, which aims to make faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC) speeds of up to 80Mbps available to 96% of premises by the end of spring 2016 (total of 700,000 premises), has confirmed that over 190,000 premises are now able to benefit thanks to its work.

new home construction

16th August, 2014 - 8:06 am (76 Comments)

A new 200 acre housing development in South Gloucestershire (Charlton Hayes), which once complete will include 2,200 homes (inc. a school, business space and shops) and is situated near to the notorious Internet slowspot of Bradley Stoke, has seen its first residents complain about the lack of ISP choice because they can only get Seethelight’s 300Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) service.

openreach_fttc_two_engineers

15th August, 2014 - 7:13 am (64 Comments)

The second phase of BTOpenreach’s VDSL Vectoring (ITU-T G.993.5) trial, which could improve the performance of BT’s existing “up to” 80Mbps capable hybrid-fibre (FTTC) superfast broadband lines by significantly reducing interference (crosstalk), has finally got underway and will run for “at least” 3 months.

plusnet uk

14th August, 2014 - 10:31 am (3 Comments)

PlusNet has informed ISPreview.co.uk that their 8 month old customer trial of a YouView (IPTV) based broadband TV service is “going very well“, but sadly even after all this time they’re still unable to give any indication of when a commercial launch might occur.

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