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28th July, 2016 - 2:46 am (0 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England, which is working with Openreach (BT) to make superfast broadband (30Mbps+) services available to around 91% of local premises by June 2017, has put forward a revised Phase 3 roll-out plan that could extend local coverage to nearly 96% by mid-2019.


26th July, 2016 - 10:48 am (1 Comment)

WightFibre, which is a cable (DOCSIS) operator that delivers 152Mbps broadband and TV across the Isle of Wight (South Coast of Hampshire, England), has deployed a 1000Mbps fibre optic (FTTH/P) network to a development of new build homes in the village of Wootton and more will follow.


26th July, 2016 - 7:31 am (77 Comments)

A framework for the next decade of UK telecoms and broadband regulation has today been set out by Ofcom, which will see Openreach improve service quality, become more independent and give rival ISPs more access to their cable ducts. But the regulator has yet to reach a solid agreement with BT and a split is still on the table.


25th July, 2016 - 3:14 pm (3 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has today issued a brief trading update for the first six months of 2016 to 30th June, which reveals that they signed 3,702 new customer connections in the period and that’s over three times the total amount sold in all of 2015 (1,110).


25th July, 2016 - 12:02 am (3 Comments)

Amidst all the talk about deploying expensive ultrafast pure fibre optic (FTTP/H) networks, it’s easy to forget that Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) / DOCSIS based cable broadband networks (e.g. Virgin Media) are still holding their own and a new report from Ovum suggests that the future will be bright.

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21st July, 2016 - 1:27 pm (2 Comments)

A new contract worth £5 million has been signed with Openreach (BT) to expand the operator’s roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services, which will cover another 10,000 homes and businesses in the city of Leicester (Leicestershire, East Midlands of England) over the next 2 years.


20th July, 2016 - 8:06 am (3 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has today issued a Q2 2016 (calendar) trading update, which confirms that they lost another 9,000 broadband subscribers in the quarter (est. total 3,987,000) and their joint 940Mbps FTTH network roll-out with Sky and Cityfibre in the City of York (England) has covered 11,000 premises.


20th July, 2016 - 1:43 am (2 Comments)

The Merseyside Connected project, which since 2013 has been working with Openreach (BT) to expand “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to 98% of local homes and businesses in Merseyside by the end of July 2016 (note: 90% covered by 24Mbps+ speeds), now looks set to complete its contract in September 2016.

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19th July, 2016 - 12:01 am (2 Comments)

Independent ISP Hyperoptic, which is currently rolling out their own 1Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/B) broadband network to around 500,000 homes in 20 cities across the United Kingdom, has secured a huge £21m loan from the European Investment Bank.


15th July, 2016 - 8:31 am (32 Comments)

Future subscribers taking part in Openreach’s (BT) new trial of 1000Mbps “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) broadband technology in Bradford (West Yorkshire, England) will now benefit from even faster upload speeds than originally expected (up to 220Mbps), as well as a free connection and rental.


14th July, 2016 - 1:35 pm (2 Comments)

The £34m Digital Durham project in North East England, which includes Gateshead, the Tees Valley and Sunderland, claims to have completed its original goal of ensuring that 98% of local premises are covered by a “fibre broadband” network (96% able to receive “superfast” speeds of 24Mbps+).


14th July, 2016 - 8:03 am (5 Comments)

Sky Broadband appears to have sharply reduced the price of their 50-940Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) based “Ultra Fibre Optic” (UFO) broadband packages in the city of York (North Yorkshire), which is still being jointly rolled out alongside partners TalkTalk and Cityfibre.


13th July, 2016 - 10:56 am (1 Comment)

The £410 million Digital Scotland project has today confirmed the next set of locations that will benefit from an upgrade to Openreach’s (BT) “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which is due to start this Winter (2016).


12th July, 2016 - 8:08 am (0 Comments)

Utility infrastructure builder GTC (Brookfield Utilities UK) has unveiled a new deal with property developer Bovis Homes, which will result in 3,650 New Build Homes in Wellingborough (Northamptonshire, England) being connected to their 300Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network.

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