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openreach fibre broadband fttc cabinet

27th Jan 2017 (2 Comments)

The Community Fibre Partnerships scheme that BT setup a little while back, which is a co-funded approach that works with local groups in order to deliver faster broadband into poorly served areas, has so far helped to cover 20,000 extra premises across the UK and they’re set to deliver 40,000.

fibre optic blue strands storm

26th Jan 2017 (0 Comments)

It’s been four months since Cityfibre’s 45km Gigabit capable fibre optic (FTTP) network went live in the Northamptonshire town of Northampton and the operator has today announced that the first “businesses” are finally live, but the only one they’ve named is their own ISP partner DBfB.

sky q tv 2016

26th Jan 2017 (18 Comments)

Sky has today published their latest results to 31st December 2016, which reveals that in the last six months they’ve added +140,000 new Sky Broadband subscribers in the UK and Ireland to total 6.1 million (up from +70K added in H1 2016). Plus you’ll soon be able to get Sky Q TV via broadband.

5G Mobile Wireless Radio Mast

26th Jan 2017 (8 Comments)

A new report from Communications Chambers, which was funded by Deutsche Telekom, has suggested that tackling broadband needs by focusing on pure ultrafast fibre optic (FTTP/H) connectivity is “backward looking” and it might be better to foster a fibre fed 5G wireless future.

router with fibre optic cables on top

26th Jan 2017 (0 Comments)

A new report from Point Topic has revealed that the total number of world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.25% during Q3 2016 and now stands at 822.7 Million (up from 745m one year earlier), with the majority of growth being fuelled by pure fibre optic (FTTH/P) connectivity.


25th Jan 2017 (0 Comments)

French telecoms giant Orange has teamed up with Ericsson to demonstrate a “live field trial” of future 5G based Mobile Broadband technology, which was able to deliver data speeds beyond 10Gbps (Gigabits per second). But the details remain frustratingly sparse.


25th Jan 2017 (4 Comments)

Rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear looks set to grab yet another major state aid supported contract under the joint Fastershire project for Gloucestershire and Herefordshire in England, which is currently busy rolling out “fast broadband” services to “all who need it” by 2018.

wortwell bell inn in harleston

25th Jan 2017 (7 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has today enabled the first community hub to receive an indoor 3G signal boost via their new Community Indoor Sure Signal (CISS) programme, which eventually hopes to improve the indoor mobile signals for 100 rural community hubs across the United Kingdom.

wireless masts towers and networking

25th Jan 2017 (0 Comments)

A report from the Public Accounts Committee has warned that EE’s new 4G based UK Emergency Services Network (ESN) “seems unlikely” to meet its target date for delivery and the Government has allegedly failed to budget for such an outcome or put in place a detailed contingency plan.

fibre optic orange cable blast 2016

25th Jan 2017 (3 Comments)

The cost of deploying ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband networks throughout the EU, which currently still includes the United Kingdom, has today been revised by Comsof on behalf of the FTTH Council Europe and the new estimate is £134 billion (€156bn).

sky broadband uk logo 2017

25th Jan 2017 (11 Comments)

Last week news broke that Sky Broadband intended to raise the monthly price of Phone Line Rental from 1st March 2017 (it’s currently £17.40), although the ISP refused to say by how much. Today we’ve had it confirmed that the price will rise by 9.14% to £18.99 per month.

ms3 connecthull fibre optic street install

25th Jan 2017 (2 Comments)

Communications provider MS3 has announced that their new “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) based broadband ISP network in West Hull (East Yorkshire, England) – connectHull – has finally connected its first homes in a trial area that covers roughly 1,200 premises.

b4rn barbon and middleton fttp cabinet

24th Jan 2017 (16 Comments)

The rural villages of Barbon and Middleton in Cumbria have today won a grant of £9,900 from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and its Sustainable Development Fund (SDF), which will be used to help B4RN roll-out a 1Gbps community-built FTTH network. JFDI.

ee uk logo

24th Jan 2017 (2 Comments)

Communications provider EE has further reduced the price of their ‘up to’ 76Mbps capable unlimited ‘Fibre Plus Broadband‘ (FTTC) package today, which is now just £32.50 per month for the first 18 months of service (£40.50 thereafter) and there’s also a £32 one-off connection fee.

bt building logo

24th Jan 2017 (15 Comments)

Billions of pounds have been wiped off BT Group’s share price this morning (currently trading at 310p, down by nearly 19% from 382p yesterday) after the operator’s business in Italy was hit by an “improper accounting practices” fiasco (i.e. they’ve overstated their earnings by £530m).

BT major fibre optic cable junction telephone exchange uk

24th Jan 2017 (3 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has informed Ethernet offering ISPs that they intend to run a provision trial of their new Dark Fibre Access (DFA) product between August and September 2017, which is right before it’s officially due to launch on 1st October 2017.

openreach fttc street cabinet engineer with beard working

23rd Jan 2017 (11 Comments)

A new piece of research estimates that around 3% of premises in the United Kingdom could be affected by a full to capacity FTTC (VDSL2) “fibre broadband” street cabinet on Openreach’s (BT) network, which might prevent you from ordering a faster service.

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