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fibre optic cables on a table

4th July, 2016 (1 Comment)

The leader of Hampshire County Council in England, Roy Perry, has warned that bringing superfast broadband to rural premises in the final 4% of the region will present “significant challenges” (very expensive) and that in the end it may be left up to “self-funding providers” and inferior Satellite.

biwifi_name_change_to_bkonex

4th July, 2016 (9 Comments)

Recently we reported on a new fixed wireless ISP called BWiFi (here), which was set to launch a superfast broadband (50-75Mbps) service to help poorly served parts of South East London (e.g. Rotherhithe). Sadly a legal spat with BT has forced the provider to change name to Bkonex and delay its launch.

bt openreach fttp install trial

4th July, 2016 (8 Comments)

Openreach recently announced that their ultra-fast 330Mbps capable (soon to reach 1Gbps) Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network will reach 2 million UK premises by 2020 (here), but residential users face a limited choice of affordable ISPs and BT’s rivals see adoption problems.

avanti uk hylas2

1st July, 2016 (2 Comments)

ISP Avoline Broadband, which sells consumer Satellite based Internet access packages via several different spacecraft, has announced the UK wide launch of their new 30Mbps superfast service via Avanti’s HYLAS platform.

advertising standards authority uk 2016

1st July, 2016 (31 Comments)

Lord Smith of Finsbury (Chris Smith), who is Chairman of the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Agency, has put down another complaint against ISPs that promote slower hybrid-fibre FTTC (VDSL) connections as “fibre optic broadband“. Apparently it’s because pure FTTP/H lines are still too “niche,” but he acknowledges that this may change in the future.

wifi hotspot zone

1st July, 2016 (2 Comments)

The quality and performance of home WiFi wireless networks has improved dramatically over the past few years and now a new update to the current standard (802.11ac), which adds wider channel bandwidth, an extra spatial stream and MU-MIMO technology, should boost it yet again.

fibre optic cables green and blues uk

1st July, 2016 (0 Comments)

Urban fibre optic (FTTP/H) network builder Cityfibre has today announced a strategic partnership with rural ISP Gigaclear. The deal is designed to “dramatically accelerate” the roll-out of next generation “ultrafast” Internet access to hundreds of thousands of rural homes and businesses across the UK.

fibre optic trench digger

1st July, 2016 (0 Comments)

From today EU member states, which for now still includes the United Kingdom, are required to adopt the new Broadband Cost Reduction Directive (2014/61/EU) that will push for all newly constructed buildings to be equipped with “high-speed” ready broadband infrastructure.

its technology group

1st July, 2016 (0 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group, which has built a number of fibre optic and wireless broadband networks in various locations across the United Kingdom, has appointed Pip Shelton to be their new Group Chief Operating Officer (COO).

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