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devon and somerset airband gigaclear contracts

22nd June, 2017 - 1:18 pm (3 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Airband has won Lot 4 (Northern, Central and West Devon) of the Connecting Devon and Somerset project as part of a £7m contract, which is on top of their existing £4.6m deal (here) to deploy “superfast broadband” to 5,800 premises in the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.


22nd June, 2017 - 12:00 am (42 Comments)

Three of the UK’s most pioneering providers’ of ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband – Gigaclear, Cityfibre and Hyperoptic – have today called on the Advertising Standards Authority to stop rivals from using the term “fibre” to advertise services delivered over slower copper wires.

hyperoptic east village fibre optic installation

20th June, 2017 - 9:00 am (11 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has today agreed a new supply deal with residential property developer A2Dominion, which means that homes across their housing portfolio in London and the South East of England will soon gain access to the provider’s ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB/P) network.

fibre optic green cable flay

16th June, 2017 - 11:51 am (2 Comments)

Thousands of extra homes in the county of Wiltshire (England) look set to benefit after the local authority awarded a total of £3 million in extra public funding to BT and Gigaclear, which are both tasked with expanding the reach of their 100Mbps+ capable “fibre broadband” networks into rural areas.

uk broadband mast swindon UK

15th June, 2017 - 1:21 pm (15 Comments)

The Labour Leader for North Swindon, Jim Grant, has called on the council to stop spending public money on the construction of a superfast (24Mbps+) fixed wireless broadband network from UKB Networks because it is now in “direct competition” with BT and Virgin Media’s new “fibre” networks.

big ben uk parliament

14th June, 2017 - 5:15 pm (8 Comments)

The Government’s returning Digital Minister, Matthew Hancock MP, has today told the Connected Britain event in London that he will recommit to the current policy of fostering “full fibre” broadband and 5G mobile, which is despite the fact that a deal between the Conservative Party and DUP has yet to be signed.

fibre optic cables green and blues uk

14th June, 2017 - 11:13 am (0 Comments)

Last month ISPreview.co.uk reported (here) that a new ISP called G.Networks was aiming to roll-out a Gigabit Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to serve small businesses (SMEs) in central London. The provider has now secured £4.6m from Albion Capital to support their ambition.

scotland uk regions map

14th June, 2017 - 10:37 am (12 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today claimed that their £428m Digital Scotland project with BT (Openreach) has successfully ensured that 750,000 extra Scottish homes and businesses can access a “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) service, with “superfast” speeds covering “more than” 90% of the country.

gigaclear digger and fence

13th June, 2017 - 1:29 pm (5 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has today announced which areas will be the first to benefit from the second phase of the Fastershire project in Gloucestershire, which will see their ultrafast 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) network being extended to thousands of additional rural premises.


13th June, 2017 - 11:17 am (10 Comments)

Openreach (BT) is funding a new trial in Scotland that involves the deployment of a Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network to the tiny remote rural Caithness and Sutherland communities of Altnaharra (45 premises) and Skerray by Bettyhill (100 premises).


12th June, 2017 - 5:15 pm (4 Comments)

The director of SSE’s UK broadband business, David Walter, has hinted that the utility provider might be willing to make a major investment into building their own “ultrafast broadband” network, which could take fibre optic (FTTP/H) cables directly to customers (homes and businesses).


12th June, 2017 - 3:17 pm (12 Comments)

A recent review of the state aid supported roll-out of “superfast broadband” services in East Sussex (e-Sussex) has triggered a row between Conservative and opposition Liberal Democrat councillors, which focuses upon whether or not the project ever “promised” to deliver 100% coverage.


12th June, 2017 - 2:01 pm (14 Comments)

Openreach (BT) and Huawei have today offered a glimpse of a “hyperfast” future by conducting a live demo of their Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) “consumer broadband” network running at an eye watering 100Gbps (Gigabits per second), but you won’t be able to get this at home anytime soon.

telegraph pole with openreach ont fibre optic testing

8th June, 2017 - 12:00 pm (20 Comments)

A recent meeting between ISPs and BT has yielded fresh information on the expected performance of Openreach’s new Long Reach VDSL (FTTC) broadband tech, as well as some updates on their XdB trials, FTTP roll-out progress and a few hints about other changes.


6th June, 2017 - 5:37 pm (38 Comments)

Mole ploughs to fishing rods, those are just some of the methods that Openreach (BT) have been using to roll-out “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) across Northumberland. The operator has today also revealed that 1Gbps capable FTTP “will make up the vast majority” of their future deployment.

hyperoptic croydon

2nd June, 2017 - 9:00 am (0 Comments)

UK ISP Hyperoptic has now expanded their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB/P) network into the London borough of Croydon, with 20 large residential apartment buildings (Multi-Dwelling Units) being among the first to benefit and 10 more undergoing installation or being planned for the future.

cityfibre fibre optic cable engineers and bosses

1st June, 2017 - 9:59 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre, which has established a number of largely business and public sector focused FTTP broadband and Ethernet networks around UK cities, today claims to have “achieved full ISO certification in all core management systems” and all within the space of just 12 months.

gfast street cabinet extension pod on right side

31st May, 2017 - 2:21 pm (47 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today officially started to switch-on the pilot locations for their new 330Mbps capable G.fast broadband technology, which has spent the past few months being deployed to 138,000 UK premises. As part of that we’ve also got some new coverage details.

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