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house for sale with slow broadband warning sign

21st February, 2017 - 3:19 pm (7 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.

warwicknet street cabinet broadband

16th February, 2017 - 1:15 pm (0 Comments)

Alternative network provider WarwickNet (CableCom) has announced the imminent completion of 12 new Street Cabinets in Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire, England), which will be used to bring ultrafast capable fixed line broadband services to local business parks and industrial estates.

united kingdom black map

16th February, 2017 - 12:33 pm (5 Comments)

The Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK programme has today announced that some 4,309,668 additional homes and businesses in the United Kingdom can now order a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service as a result of their £1.6bn+ public investment.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

16th February, 2017 - 7:49 am (20 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has published their latest results to the end of 2016 (Q4), which saw their broadband base grow by +48.8K in the quarter (down from +59.9K in Q3) to total 4,916,700 customers. Some 215,000 extra premises have also been added to their network coverage.

ftth_council_meeting_2017_conference

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).

bt openreach fibre optic broadband

15th February, 2017 - 7:53 am (2 Comments)

The Norfolk County Council and Openreach (BT) have announced that £11 million of “new funding” has been committed to help boost the coverage of “high-speed broadband” across the rural county to 95% of local homes and businesses by Spring 2020.

bt openreach logo uk

14th February, 2017 - 10:22 am (5 Comments)

BT’s network access division, Openreach, has today announced the completion of an “independent majority” on their newly formed board with the final appointment of Liz Benison as a non-executive member. Liz is currently the CEO of public services provider Serco in the UK and Europe.

newcastle

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.

fibre_optic_blue_explosion

13th February, 2017 - 11:53 am (0 Comments)

Business ISP Onecom has launched a new “Lighting Up Coventry” campaign for businesses in the West Midlands city, which offers installation worth £2,000 at no charge to any business that takes their “ultra-fast” (up to 1Gbps) Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

9th February, 2017 - 11:10 am (54 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media appears to be quietly tweaking the ‘Max Traffic Rate‘ (speed profile) for some of their broadband packages, which for example means that those with their 300Mbps HomeWorks+ add-on may theoretically be able to achieve 345Mbps (its old profile was 330Mbps).

snow_van_bt_openreach_uk

9th February, 2017 - 8:23 am (0 Comments)

The Hampshire Superfast Broadband project in England, which is working with Openreach (BT) to roll-out “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) to 97.4% of local premises by 2019, has announced a deal that will add 400+ extra premises in the rural New Forest area to their coverage.

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