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ISP News Archives for October 2012

 
hyperoptic uk fttb

11th Oct 2012 (10 Comments)

Urban focused ISP Hyperoptic has announced that its ultra-fast 1Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable fibre optic broadband (FTTB) service is now available to more than 10,000 homes in 12 London boroughs (30 property developments) and it plans to go a lot further over the next five years.

bt street cabinet fttc deployment

10th Oct 2012 (47 Comments)

The next generation of BT’s Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based superfast broadband technology, which will make use of the ITU-T’s new VDSL2 G.vector (G.993.5) specification, has completed its first interoperability testing and could soon be bringing affordable speeds of close to 200Mbps into UK homes.

cable theft and damage uk police

10th Oct 2012 (9 Comments)

BT’s national UK telecoms and retail ISP network has been hit by a double whammy of problems. A suspected cable theft is currently causing service outages across parts of the country, while a peering problem has hindered access to some website and triggered higher than normal levels of packet loss.

genesis technical systems dsl rings

9th Oct 2012 (11 Comments)

Canadian firm Genesis Technical Systems (GTS) has today announced the official launch of its patented DSLRings technology, which could deliver superfast broadband speeds of up to 400Mbps (Megabits per second) into UK homes that reside further away from their BT street cabinet than FTTC can currently reach.

virgin media engineer van

9th Oct 2012 (15 Comments)

National UK cable operator Virgin Media has begun the final phase of their plan to double its customers broadband speeds by upgrading their existing 100Mbps (Megabits per second) subscribers to the slightly faster download rate of 120Mbps (12Mbps uploads).

mobile broadband uk

9th Oct 2012 (10 Comments)

The UK government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has announced a new £35 million partnership between mobile phone operators, telecoms equipment makers and the University of Surrey that aims to develop the 5th Generation (5G) of Mobile Broadband technologies.

fibre optic uk cables

9th Oct 2012 (59 Comments)

It might surprise some people to learn that BT’s £2.5bn roll out of superfast broadband services (FTTC/P), which ultimately aims to cover 66% of the UK by the end of 2014, has managed to overlook several large areas in some of the country’s biggest towns.

european union map flag

8th Oct 2012 (1 Comment)

The FTTH Council Europe, which campaigns for a future enabled by 100Mbps+ capable Fibre to the Home (FTTH) based fibre optic internet connections, has called on the EU not to shrink its proposed €9.2bn (£7.44bn) commitment to boosting broadband connectivity via the pan-European Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

st davids cathedral wales uk

8th Oct 2012 (0 Comments)

Pembrokeshire-based wireless ISP TFL-Group has expanded the coverage of its local WiFi network in the Welsh community of St David’s to serve the local Cathedral, as well as its staff, residents, offices and outbuildings.

fibre optic superfast broadband cable

8th Oct 2012 (2 Comments)

Calix, a supplier of communications equipment, has today announced that its E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) will be used by a new £40m housing project in Derwenthorpe (Yorkshire, UK) to help supply over 540 homes with fibre optic (FTTP) broadband ISP speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second (1Gbps).

fastiis

8th Oct 2012 (2 Comments)

The not-for-profit Federation Against Software Theft (FAST), which campaigns for the legitimate use of software, has called on the UK government to extend its controversial anti-piracy Digital Economy Act (DEAct) to tackle customers using the next generation of 4G connectivity and public wi-fi.

european union flag

8th Oct 2012 (1 Comment)

The European Commission’s (EC) competition boss, Joaquín Almunia, has confirmed that the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office, which is responsible for managing the country’s national superfast broadband strategy, will shortly be given permission to distribute State Aid funding to related projects around the country.

united kingdom

5th Oct 2012 (6 Comments)

Telecoms analyst firm Point Topic has today published a new UK map of broadband infrastructure, which uses data collected during June 2012 to measure the quality of each local authority area by the kind of ISPs, networks and technologies that are available.

now wireless uk broadband

5th Oct 2012 (5 Comments)

Now Broadband, which is owned by the UK branch of Hong Kong based telecoms firm PCCW (UK Broadband), has this week made its “fibre through the air” 4G (LTE) based fixed wireless broadband service commercially available to homes and businesses in Southwark (London) and Reading.

outdoor wireless internet networking

5th Oct 2012 (2 Comments)

The Pinnacle Technology Group (PTG) has announced plans to launch a new super-fast wifi based wireless broadband service from early 2013. The network, which will focus on delivering coverage within the city of Cheltenham (England) and some outlying areas, could potentially reach thousands of local homes and businesses.

county broadband

5th Oct 2012 (0 Comments)

Wireless ISP County Broadband has once again extended the reach of its Next Generation Community Access (NGA) network, which can deliver residential broadband speeds of up to 64Mbps (Megabits per second), to two rural villages – Ufford and Little Waldingfield – in Suffolk (England, UK).

internet politics

5th Oct 2012 (3 Comments)

The UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague (MP), yesterday told the Budapest Conference on Cyberspace that he wanted an “open” and “transparent” internet that respected “individual rights of privacy“. But back at home the government’s effort to increase its monitoring and censorship of the online world continues to expand.

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