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26th June, 2014 (6 Comments)

BT, as part of the wider Digital Scotland project, has started laying the first batch of 20 new submarine fibre optic cables (400 kms in total) around the western side of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands region. The work involves a special cable-laying ship and is being supported by Global Marine Systems, Orange Marine and A-2-Sea Solutions.

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26th June, 2014 (67 Comments)

Telecoms analyst Point Topic has uploaded an interesting new map of the United Kingdom, which highlights the location of 570 telephone exchanges that aren’t on any of the current lists from BT for their superfast broadband (FTTC/P) roll-out (commercially or via the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK scheme).

gigabit jersey uk jt

26th June, 2014 (1 Comment)

The latest update from JT Global (Jersey Telecom) has revealed that 8,479 customers have now subscribed to the operators 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network on Jersey (Channel Islands), which is up from 7,600 in March 2014.

europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

26th June, 2014 (0 Comments)

Akamai, a content delivery network, has today published its latest State of the Internet report for Q1 2014 and revealed that average global broadband download speeds have increased by just 1.8% over the last quarter to 3.9Mbps (Megabits). Meanwhile the UK saw its performance rise by 5.5% to top 9.9Mbps, making us the 15th fastest country (down from 13th in Q4-2013), but most still aren’t ready for 4K video streams.

fast broadband uk

26th June, 2014 (39 Comments)

A new study conducted by NL Kabal and Cable Europe, which is a trade association for cable operators like Virgin Media, has boldly predicted that in around 6 years’ time the average consumer demand for broadband ISP download speeds will reach a staggering 165Mbps and uploads of 20Mbps. Miles above today’s current average.

ee uk logo

26th June, 2014 (2 Comments)

EE has deployed their “superfast” 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband network to another 14 large towns (total of 229 large towns / cities and more than 2,500 villages / small towns), which raises their overall network coverage to 73% of the United Kingdom (population). But they’ll need to go a lot faster to hit the 98% target.

bt openreach uk engineer team

26th June, 2014 (10 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator has today confirmed that BTOpenreach, which maintains BT’s UK phone and broadband network, will from 1st July 2014 be officially required to meet tougher quality of service standards (i.e. faster installs, quicker repairs and making available more information about their performance to the public). Shorter contracts and cheaper FTTC switching are also coming.

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