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f4rn community

27th February, 2017 - 9:53 am (2 Comments)

The community funded and built Fibre for Rural Nottinghamshire (F4RN) project, which has been inspired by B4RN and aims to cover the whole of rural Fiskerton and Morton with a 100Mbps+ Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network, has completed its first roll-out phase and connected 83 customers.

house for sale with slow broadband warning sign

21st February, 2017 - 3:19 pm (9 Comments)

A new survey of 3,000 Brits by urban fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has claimed that slow broadband speeds at peak-times (i.e. the busy evening period after work) are the top unexpected bugbear for people trying to move house, while flaky mobile signals and unresponsive landlords follow close behind.

5g mobile broadband

16th February, 2017 - 2:15 pm (17 Comments)

Forget FTTC, G.fast, FTTH/P and other forms of fixed line “fibre broadband” connectivity. According to a new report from mobile operator O2, the economic benefits of future 5G based Mobile Broadband technology will overtake “fibre” by 2026.


15th February, 2017 - 1:27 pm (40 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe, which campaigns for the adoption of Gigabit (1000Mbps+) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband technology, has published its latest 2017 global ranking and once again the United Kingdom is nowhere to be seen. But good progress is being made.

Cable DOCSIS 3 from Virgin Media

15th February, 2017 - 12:58 pm (23 Comments)

The Chief Architect of Slovenian telecoms technology provider Iskratel, Simon Cimzar, has warned that DOCSIS based Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks (e.g. Virgin Media) need to “look past the latest cable upgrades” (DOCSIS 3.1) and go directly to Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P).


14th February, 2017 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

Thousands of residents at a number of developments across Newcastle city centre in North East England can now get access to Hyperoptic’s “ultrafast” fibre optic (FTTP/B) broadband network, which offers download speeds of up to 1000Mbps.

money gbp sterling pound pile

13th February, 2017 - 2:58 pm (6 Comments)

Last week we reported on the case of four men who had been found guilty of a £160m financing fraud that involved Total Asset Finance (TAF) and H2O Networks Ltd. (here), which was one of the UK’s early FTTH/P network pioneers. The men have now been sentenced to a total of 44 years in jail.

battersea power station development

8th February, 2017 - 12:35 pm (3 Comments)

UK ISP Hyperoptic has announced that 865 residential units at Circus West Village, which is the first phase of a major new Battersea Power Station (BPS) redevelopment project in South West London, will be able to benefit from their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/B) broadband network.

fibre optic ftth broadband cable laying

8th February, 2017 - 8:33 am (0 Comments)

After years of waiting the Southwark Crown Court has found four men guilty of a £160 million financing fraud, which is a case that began in 2010/11 (here) after the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) opened an investigation into one of the UK’s early pioneers of alternative fibre optic broadband networks.

fibre optic cable 4 fiberevolution.com

2nd February, 2017 - 5:38 pm (0 Comments)

The UK Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA) has told the Government that if they wish to boost the roll-out of ultrafast “full fibre” FTTP/H broadband networks then the “most important factor” will be to reduce the high costs and admin burden of existing regulatory barriers (wayleaves etc.).

bellway homes at qeii development

30th January, 2017 - 10:08 am (4 Comments)

Urban fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has taken a break from deploying “hyperfast” broadband to big apartment or office blocks in the major UK cities. Instead they’ve begun rolling out their Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) network to a housing estate in Hertfordshire’s Welwyn Garden City.


30th January, 2017 - 1:55 am (0 Comments)

The £700k publicly funded Aylesbury Vale Broadband project in rural Buckinghamshire (England) has now extended the ducting network for their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) service to the village of Hoggeston, with neighbouring Littlecote also being within sight.


27th January, 2017 - 3:22 pm (7 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association has today pledged to work with “fibre broadband” infrastructure providers in order to agree a new wayleave deal for better access across private land, but only if the Government “proves its commitment” to improving rural broadband connectivity.

BT HQ UK Building Logo

27th January, 2017 - 7:50 am (53 Comments)

BT has today published their latest quarterly results (Q4 2016 calendar), which saw their retail broadband base grow by +83k to total 9,276,000 subscribers (up from +76k added in Q3) and Openreach report that 7,177,000 now take an FTTC/P based “fibre broadband” service via their UK network.

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