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fibre optic broadband bt cables

25th May, 2016 (21 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT and Chinese technology firm Huawei have announced that they’ve successfully run two new fibre optic network trials, one that delivered 2Tbps (Terabits per second) over a 727km live core network link (London to Dublin) and another that pushed 5.6Tbps via a single optical fibre.

solway communications uk

25th May, 2016 (5 Comments)

The Hayton Parish Council in Cumbria has criticised local wireless ISP Solway Communications after the provider allegedly failed to honour a pledge to withdraw its claim on a number of postcodes in the Parish, which has prevented Openreach (BT) from building a new “fibre broadband” (FTTC) cabinet in the area.

broadband isp switching uk

25th May, 2016 (0 Comments)

The Government has today launched a new consultation that seeks feedback on a number of consumer protection measures, which among other things could introduce faster switching between ISPs and make it easier to cancel contracts online.

isle of wight uk

25th May, 2016 (11 Comments)

The Isle of Wight Council, which represents an island just off England’s central south coast (home to around 140,000 people), confirms that its joint £5.1m contract with BT has successfully expanded the reach of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to 99% of local homes and businesses.

wales uk counties map

25th May, 2016 (22 Comments)

A report today claims that Wales and BT have missed their original Superfast Cymru project target for ensuring that 96% of the country can access a superfast broadband service by “spring 2016“, but there may be more to this situation than meets the eye.

Andrews and Arnold Office

25th May, 2016 (8 Comments)

The MD of Andrews and Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has warned that the cost of continuing to support customers that have few other options than to connect via an ‘up to’ 8Mbps capable ADSL line on BT’s old 20th Century Network (often present in rural areas), has become too expensive to maintain.

vodafone_uk_femtocell_3g_antenna

24th May, 2016 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone have announced that their Rural Open Sure Signal (Femtocell) technology has just been rolled out to two more rural villages in Wales, Bryneglwys and Moylegrove, which means they can finally access 3G based Mobile Broadband and voice services.

telegraph pole and bt openreach engineer

24th May, 2016 (1 Comment)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK project has proposed a revised Code of Conduct for tackling ‘Use of Existing Infrastructure‘, which clarifies that any ISP who bids for a contract must provide information for all their relevant infrastructure (irrespective of whether it’s actually used) in the target area.

sse telecoms 2016 pop uk map

24th May, 2016 (5 Comments)

The enterprise division of SSE Telecoms has today announced that their fibre optic network has been expanded to a further 30 of BT’s UK exchanges, which is on top of their existing 13,700km long and 232 Point of Presence (PoP) strong UK-wide fibre network.

airplane

24th May, 2016 (3 Comments)

A new survey of over 9,000 aircraft passengers from 27 countries, which was conducted by GfK on behalf of Inmarsat, has revealed that 92% of respondents would like to access on-board Internet connectivity but only if it’s of a good quality (60% might not connect to a poor service).

aylesbury_vale_broadband_ftth_splitter_node

24th May, 2016 (5 Comments)

Good news for homes and businesses in the Buckinghamshire (England) village of Granborough today because the first local customer is expected to go live on Aylesbury Vale Broadband‘s new 300Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network, which has just reached the area.

e_band_satellite_link_experiment

24th May, 2016 (6 Comments)

A team of German scientists have successfully achieved a record data rate of 6Gbps (Gigabits per second) over a distance of 36.7 kilometres by harnessing part of the E band spectrum, which operates at a radio frequency of 71-76GHz (GigaHertz). The new development could be used to boost both terrestrial and Satellite broadband capacity links.

virgin media engineer touching fibre optic wires

23rd May, 2016 (12 Comments)

Earlier this year Virgin Media launched the “Supercharging Local Communities” initiative to help promote their on-going Project Lighting network expansion by finding and deploying to the top 10 communities where demand for their ultrafast broadband service was strongest. Today we can reveal the winners.

b4rn fibre optic digger in action

23rd May, 2016 (8 Comments)

The community built B4RN project, which is deploying ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband networks to remote parts of rural Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire in England where commercial operators ignore, has begun hiring to build its own in-house civil engineering team.

bt uk mobile tower logo

23rd May, 2016 (25 Comments)

The CEO of BT Group, Gavin Patterson, has lost out on a bonus worth £290,000 due to a rise in customer complaints, but don’t feel too bad for him as his pay for 2015 still increased to £5.4m from £4.6m in 2014. Meanwhile Chairman Sir Mike Rake has agreed to stay on until “at least” September 2017.

fibrewifi_logo_uk

23rd May, 2016 (3 Comments)

Chelmsford-based wireless ISP FibreWiFi (Buzcom), which predominantly focuses upon delivering 30Mbps+ capable broadband coverage to significant swathes of Essex and parts of Suffolk in England, is now an approved supplier for the Government’s £60m Universal Broadband Voucher Scheme.

vodafone uk broadband

21st May, 2016 (2 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has announced that their superfast 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband network is being extended to the remote island group of Orkney off the north-eastern coast of Scotland, with homes and businesses in Kirkwall (largest town of 9,000+ people) being among the first to benefit.

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