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6th October, 2015 - 10:29 am (2 Comments)

Fibre optic developer Cityfibre has today signed the first deal under a new Master Services Agreement (MSA) with Vodafone, which will give the mobile giant access to their various networks across the United Kingdom.


5th October, 2015 - 8:05 am (0 Comments)

The Hampshire Superfast Broadband project in England has revealed a roll-out plan (locations and time-scales) for their new extension contract with BT, which will push superfast broadband (24Mbps+) out to another 34,500 premises (“at least” 95% of the local population) by “mid 2019 or earlier“.


5th October, 2015 - 1:23 am (3 Comments)

The Managing Director of Cardiff-based ISP Spectrum Internet, Giles Phelps, has told ISPreview.co.uk as part our exclusive interview that the Government’s roll-out of superfast broadband is “about 5 years too late” and that future projects should focus on ultra-fast FTTH/P broadband with fixed wireless for remote rural areas.


30th September, 2015 - 12:10 pm (4 Comments)

The state aid supported Superfast Cymru project has today announced that they’ve helped to put an additional 504,352 premises within reach of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) services, which equates to coverage of 79% across Wales.


30th September, 2015 - 12:01 am (7 Comments)

Last year hundreds homes in the rural West Oxfordshire parish of Northmoor celebrated the arrival of Gigaclear’s new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network. Today we’ve done a quick follow-up interview with the ISP and a local councillor to see what kind of impact it’s had.


28th September, 2015 - 3:35 pm (1 Comment)

Analyst firm IDATE recently updated its World FTTx Database, which provides for an interesting snapshot of the different fixed line technologies that countries around the world are using for “superfast broadband“. Suffice to say that Europe and the UK love hybrid-fibre (VDSL / FTTC).


28th September, 2015 - 1:02 pm (9 Comments)

As expected Sky Broadband has today echoed last week’s news from TalkTalk (here) and Cityfibre, which confirmed that the first trial customers are now live on their joint “ultrafast” 940Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network in the city of York (North Yorkshire).

York UK FTTH sky and talktalk network map august 2015

23rd September, 2015 - 8:00 am (17 Comments)

As expected TalkTalk has confirmed that the first trial customers are now live on their joint 940Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network in the city of York, which is being built alongside Sky Broadband and Cityfibre. An early 2016 commercial launch has also been set.


22nd September, 2015 - 9:04 am (121 Comments)

As predicted yesterday BT has today announced a new roll-out plan for delivering faster broadband (at least 5-10Mbps) connections to the hardest to reach final 5% of premises in the United Kingdom (mostly rural homes) and an aim to push “ultrafast” 300-500Mbps G.fast to 10 million premises.

bt openreach blowing fibre

18th September, 2015 - 10:53 am (0 Comments)

BT’s state aid supported roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services has sometimes been criticised for not giving enough attention to businesses, perhaps fearful for the loss of any lucrative leased line revenues. As such they’re keen to tout some recent improvements at Northampton’s Waterside Enterprise Zone.


17th September, 2015 - 8:46 am (44 Comments)

At the end of last month BTOpenreach began connecting customers to their large-scale 6-9 month trial of 500Mbps capable NGA2 G.fast broadband technology and 1Gbps Fibre-on-Demand (FOD2) in the market town of Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire). Now we have the first official progress update.


17th September, 2015 - 12:01 am (3 Comments)

Pure fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has today announced that their Gigabit (1000Mbps) capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network is now being deployed to the city of Glasgow in Scotland, with the first homes to benefit existing inside the ‘Glasgow Harbour’ urban regeneration area.

copper and fibre optic hybrid broadband cables uk

16th September, 2015 - 1:13 am (20 Comments)

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) in Taiwan has this week officially begun the world’s first commercial deployment of next generation G.fast broadband technology, which is the same service that BT are currently trialling (here) for launch in the UK during 2016/17.


14th September, 2015 - 12:11 pm (8 Comments)

Deploying a new ultrafast (940Mbps capable) fibre optic broadband network in urban areas is never easy, as demonstrated by Cityfibre’s joint roll-out of a new Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) service with Sky Broadband and TalkTalk in York where some areas could need corrective work.

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