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fell end rural fibre optic digging

26th Mar 2015 (7 Comments)

The Government has today issued its official response to the recent Select Committee report for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, which called for a 10Mbps minimum broadband speed to be adopted and suggested a few other tweaks. But most of the official response merely echoes existing policy and last week’s Budget 2015 announcement.

wireless broadband rural uk mast

26th Mar 2015 (12 Comments)

The Government’s agreement with mobile operators (i.e. Three UK, O2, EE and Vodafone) to extend the geographic coverage of 2G (voice and text) networks from 80% today to 90% by 2017 (the target for 3G and 4G is 85%) appears to have suffered another blow after operators were warned that they might not be allowed to build taller masts.

kc lightstream engineer van

26th Mar 2015 (12 Comments)

Remember last month when KC announced that their Lightstream fibre optic broadband (FTTP/C) network would cover 60,000 premises by spring 2016? Forget about it! The incumbent telecoms operator for East Yorkshire and Hull has now decided to push out even further to reach more than 105,000 by March 2017.

fttc street cabinet internals new

26th Mar 2015 (37 Comments)

Earlier this year BTOpenreach confirmed (here) that they were deploying Physical Retransmission ReTX (G.INP – ITU G.998.4) technology to improve the performance of their ‘up to’ 40-80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) lines. But at least one ISP has noticed that this is also increasing latency times by around 15ms (miliseconds) and in other cases a loss of speed is observed on some lines.

cityfibre fibre optic cable

26th Mar 2015 (4 Comments)

CityFibre’s Joint Venture with Sky Broadband and TalkTalk, which is deploying an “ultra-fast” 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network to homes in the city of York (England), claims to have completed its first roll-out phase and confirmed plans to accelerate and increase the scale of their deployment.

uk wifi wireless internet access for free

26th Mar 2015 (0 Comments)

The plan to deploy a new network of free public WiFi hotspots across Newcastle and Gateshead in north east England, which last year took a hit after the project’s original partner (Spain’s GOWEX) collapsed due to falsified accounts (here), looks set to continue after the local authorities signed a deal with BT instead.

gigaclear_fibre_optic_cable_trench_ultrafastunderriver_com

26th Mar 2015 (0 Comments)

Pure fibre optic broadband provider Gigaclear has announced that they’ve exceeded their pre-order threshold for a group of rural villages in the Welland Valley area of Leicestershire (England), which means that they can now proceed to build their first 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in the county.

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