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bt openreach van with fibre engineer

11th January, 2017 - 8:56 am (26 Comments)

One of the problems with BT’s new 330Mbps capable hybrid-fibre G.fast technology (ITU G.9700/9701) is that it can’t harness all of its spectrum (106MHz) because it needs to avoid interfering with the existing VDSL2 (FTTC) based “fibre broadband” service. But if they could co-exist.. speed boost.

Openreach BT UltraFast G.fast Fibre Broadband

7th January, 2017 - 12:01 am (64 Comments)

Openreach (BT) will on Monday officially start the deployment phase for their new pilot of ‘up to’ 330Mbps capable G.fast (ITU G.9700/9701) broadband technology, which by the end of March 2017 should have been rolled out to 138,000 homes and businesses in 17 places across the United Kingdom.

eu_digital_agenda_broadband_network_cost

12th December, 2016 - 3:28 pm (11 Comments)

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have today unveiled plans for a new €500m (£420m at today’s rate) Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF), which over the next 10 years will help the EU to reach their “Gigabit Society” objectives (e.g. 100Mbps+ for all by 2025).

snow_openreach_van_tow

29th November, 2016 - 7:51 am (66 Comments)

Bad news for BT today. Ofcom confirms that it has been unable to reach a voluntary agreement over the future of Openreach and would now force the operator to adopt “legal separation“. A new UK framework for the next decade of telecoms and broadband regulation will now be established.

Liberty Global Gigaworld DOCSIS GIGAReady

24th November, 2016 - 4:00 pm (48 Comments)

Liberty Global, which is parent to UK cable operator Virgin Media, has today launched a new initiative called GIGAWorld that will help to promote their plans for rolling out Gigabit capable broadband (1000Mbps+) to the 12 European countries in which it operates (most could be done by the end of 2018).

gfast_underground_distribution_node

16th November, 2016 - 9:00 am (26 Comments)

A competition row between Vodafone and BT has erupted once again after the former wrote to Ofcom and complained that Openreach’s trial of 330Mbps (50Mbps upload) capable G.fast broadband tech had broken the regulator’s strict rules, which require a consultation to take place first.

BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

27th October, 2016 - 8:33 am (36 Comments)

The latest quarterly (Q3 2016 calendar) results have been published by BT today, which reveal that their retail broadband base now tops 9,193,000 customers (up by +76K, unchanged from Q2) and 4,473,000 of those take their ‘Infinity‘ (FTTC/P) superfast broadband (up by +216K vs +181K in Q2).

Openreach BT UltraFast G.fast Fibre Broadband

27th October, 2016 - 7:36 am (37 Comments)

After a long wait Openreach (BT) has today revealed the tentative wholesale cost of their new ‘up to’ 330Mbps capable G.fast broadband technology for UK homes and businesses, which from January 2017 will be piloted in 17 locations across the country (reaching 138,000 UK premises by the end of March 2017).

broadband internet speed uk

21st October, 2016 - 1:20 pm (7 Comments)

The International Telecommunication Union, specifically ITU-T Study Group 15, has doubled the best speeds achievable via the new G.fast broadband standard to 2Gbps and added support for coaxial cable. Openreach (BT) are due to begin the commercial UK roll-out of this service in late 2017.

copper cable pile

18th October, 2016 - 8:12 am (34 Comments)

A new trial of the future XG.FAST technology, which could one day replace Openreach’s forthcoming G.fast based ultrafast broadband service, has beaten last year’s BT trial by pushing a peak aggregate speed of 8000Mbps over 30 metres of twisted-pair copper (BT achieved 5.6Gbps at a similar distance).

gfast_underground_bt_openreach_node

17th October, 2016 - 8:24 am (9 Comments)

A new report from Ovum, which was jointly commissioned by BT and Australia’s nbn, has forecast that some 29 million subscribers will be using a G.fast based ultrafast broadband connection by 2021 (3% of the global fixed broadband market) and most of those will be in Western Europe.

gfast_sckipio

11th October, 2016 - 1:00 pm (2 Comments)

Israel-based Sckipio, which helped to create some of the kit that BT has used in their UK trials of 330Mbps capable hybrid-fibre G.fast (ITU G.9700/9701) broadband (roll-out plan), has today launched three new technologies that they hope will make the connectivity method more useful.

superfast broadband from openreach bt sign

22nd September, 2016 - 11:37 am (44 Comments)

The CEO of Openreach (BT), Clive Selley, has today given a progress update on their plans to improve national broadband connectivity. Among other things this included improvements to their FTTP roll-out for new build homes, a list of trial locations for the 10Mbps USO focused LR-VDSL technology and a huge extension of their G.fast pilot to 138,000 UK premises.

gfast_sckipio

19th September, 2016 - 12:15 am (22 Comments)

The co-founder and CEO of Sckipio Technologies, David Baum, has suggested to ISPreview.co.uk that BT’s plan to roll-out 300Mbps G.fast broadband technology could save as much as £980 per home vs a pure fibre optic (FTTH/P) network and even faster speeds should be possible in the future.

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