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21st October, 2016 - 3:33 pm (5 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has today uploaded a batch of reports and case studies that are designed to provide help and information for anybody looking to establish their own community broadband solutions.


18th October, 2016 - 12:41 pm (30 Comments)

Openreach (BT) and Huawei have today claimed to be the “first companies in Europe” to trial three new ultrafast fibre optic broadband technologies, including 40Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable NG-PON2, 10Gbps XGS-PON and 2.5Gbps GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) over a single fibre.


17th October, 2016 - 8:24 am (9 Comments)

A new report from Ovum, which was jointly commissioned by BT and Australia’s nbn, has forecast that some 29 million subscribers will be using a G.fast based ultrafast broadband connection by 2021 (3% of the global fixed broadband market) and most of those will be in Western Europe.


14th October, 2016 - 8:34 am (7 Comments)

The West Sussex County Council has proposed a new “Gigabit West Sussex” framework that will shortly start seeking suppliers to help it “bring ultrafast [FTTP/H broadband] to as many parts of the County as possible,” starting with a contract to deploy a new Dark Fibre network in Adur & Worthing.

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13th October, 2016 - 11:55 am (2 Comments)

A new BT commissioned report from Analysys Mason has perhaps unsurprisingly warned that Ofcom’s effort to encourage alternative network (AltNet) ISPs to build rival ultrafast broadband networks, such as by opening up access to Openreach’s cable ducts, may fail to achieve the desired result.


13th October, 2016 - 8:53 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP TrueSpeed Communications has confirmed that their roll-out of a symmetric 150Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the rural Chew Valley area of North East Somerset (England) is now in the process of reaching three more local communities.


10th October, 2016 - 10:32 am (28 Comments)

The European Commission has published a new Analysys Mason study that examines the cost of, among other things, providing 1Gbps capable fixed line broadband connections to all residential areas across the 28 EU member states, which for now still includes the United Kingdom.

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4th October, 2016 - 9:00 am (0 Comments)

A recent study from Qualcomm Technologies has concluded that home WiFi (WLAN) wireless networks will need more than double the current amount of radio spectrum (around the 5GHz band) to deliver “sustained” speeds of 1Gbps (1000Mbps+) throughout an entire home.


27th September, 2016 - 3:38 pm (8 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has confirmed that they’re working with the largest water-only supplier in the United Kingdom, Affinity Water, to pilot a new approach in rural Hertfordshire that could see them running their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband cables through disused water mains.


26th September, 2016 - 9:44 am (5 Comments)

Cityfibre has published their full H1 2016 results, which among other things reveals that the joint 940Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband trial with Sky Broadband and TalkTalk in York (England) is now “completed” (14,000 premises passed) and “achieved all target objectives in terms of penetration and deployment costs.” But what comes next?


16th September, 2016 - 2:12 pm (5 Comments)

Communications provider MS3, which last week announced plans to roll-out an “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network around parts of Hull in East Yorkshire (here), has today confirmed an initial investment of £500,000 and named their first trial area of 1,200 homes.


15th September, 2016 - 5:39 pm (62 Comments)

Politicians and their “facts” often give us a headache and today it’s the turn of the Labour Party’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who claims that the United Kingdom has some of the “slowest and most expensive broadband” among the 35 members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.


9th September, 2016 - 1:11 pm (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has today signed a new 5-year and £1.7 million deal, which commits UK business ISP Onecom to be the launch partner for their new ultrafast (1Gbps+) fibre optic broadband (FTTP) and Ethernet network in Southend-on-Sea (Essex, England).


8th September, 2016 - 5:49 am (4 Comments)

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association, which represents alternative network ISPs like Sky Broadband and Gigaclear, will today publish a report that calls on the Government to set a target for 80% of the UK population to have access to a pure fibre optic FTTP/H broadband connection by 2026; and “near universal” cover by 2030.

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