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ISP News Archives for October 2018

 
gigaclear fttp frosty street cabinet

24th Oct 2018 (15 Comments)

The fallout from Gigaclear’s admission that their state aid fuelled roll-out of 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP services under the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project was “significantly behind schedule” has continued this week, with several local MPs calling on the councils to take stronger action.

gigaclear narrow trenching uk fttp broadband

24th Oct 2018 (1 Comment)

The Scottish Government is consulting on changes to Section 130 of the New Road & Street Works Act 1991, which seeks to create a uniform technical standard for “narrow trenching“. This could encourage greater use of the technique by broadband network builders and better safeguards across Scotland’s 33 road authorities.

three uk mobile broadband

24th Oct 2018 (6 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has been told to pull yet another advert for their service after Vodafone complained that one of their TV promotions, which told viewers that they could “use Snapchat all you like, without using up your data … only on Three“, was “misleading” because they offered a similar plan.

cityfibre mk home build ftth houses

24th Oct 2018 (46 Comments)

They’ve done it. Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has announced that their backers have agreed to establish a £2.5bn fund, which will help the operator extend their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband ISP network to cover 5 million premises in 37 UK cities and towns by 2025.

wales map point uk

23rd Oct 2018 (18 Comments)

The Welsh Government has today announced that BT (Openreach) have won LOT 1 and LOT 3 of the new Phase 2 Superfast Cymru contract, which will initially work to expand “fast broadband” (FTTP dominated) ISP network coverage to reach an additional 16,000 premises by the end of March 2021.

community fibre engineer and pickaxe

23rd Oct 2018 (12 Comments)

London focused UK fibre optic ISP Community Fibre (CF) has announced that they’ve started to roll-out ADTRAN’s new symmetrical 10Gbps broadband capable XGS-PON technology to homes and businesses. The first to benefit will be those at the Steel Yard, a music venue in the city centre.

itswisp 21 metre mast

23rd Oct 2018 (18 Comments)

The South Norfolk Council‘s project with InTouch Systems (i.e. fixed wireless broadband ISP ITSwisp) to improve remote rural broadband connectivity has been criticised after it approved plans for a new 21 metre high mast, which is despite objections from locals in Bunwell who want an Openreach “fibre” solution.

broadband internet video and movie streaming

23rd Oct 2018 (0 Comments)

Vodafone has been named by crowd-sourced testing company OpenSignal as the best Mobile Network Operator in the United Kingdom for streaming video over a data (3G / 4G mobile broadband) connection, although they were very closely followed by arch rival EE (BT).

sky broadband uk logo 2017

23rd Oct 2018 (15 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband’s early 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) deployment in Swandicote (Derbyshire) have this month been informed that the trial is due to end on 1st November 2018. Sadly the ISP said that they have “no plans to offer this service on a long-term basis.”

TalkTalk Logo 2017

23rd Oct 2018 (9 Comments)

Some of TalkTalk’s broadband ISP customers in the UK appear to be suffering from a Domain Name System (DNS) or routing bug, which has been obstructing their access to web pages and images on the popular WordPress (blogs) and Imgur (picture sharing) websites since the weekend (other sites are also affected).

illegal uk internet downloading

22nd Oct 2018 (23 Comments)

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has today confirmed that they intend to pursue tentative plans to setup a new “administrative site blocking” process (as opposed to requiring a High Court injunction), which would require broadband ISPs to block customers from accessing websites that facilitate internet piracy.

world broadband connectivity

22nd Oct 2018 (4 Comments)

The total number of world fixed broadband subscribers has now reached 984 Million (up by +2.53% during Q2 2018), which is up by 87 Million in the past year. Overall around 80% of subscriptions are now fibre optic (FTTH/B/C) and cable (DOCSIS) based, with older copper lines (ADSL) being cast toward the history books.

engineer touching broadband cables openreach bt

22nd Oct 2018 (29 Comments)

We’ve managed to extract some useful progress updates from our industry sources on various different broadband related developments and technologies within Openreach’s (BT) UK ISP network, which covers FTTP, G.fast, SOGEA, 21CN migrations and the forthcoming addition of new install options.

gigaclear northamptonshire cabinet fttp

20th Oct 2018 (15 Comments)

Alternative rural UK ISP Gigaclear is still reeling from the embarrassment of having to make a public apology for the “significant” delays to their roll-out of “full fibre” (FTTP) ultrafast broadband in Devon and Somerset (here). Now they’ve also had to do the same for Northamptonshire.

openreach fttc street cabinet engineer with beard working

19th Oct 2018 (9 Comments)

An unusual case of overbuild has cropped up in Essex (England) after Openreach deployed a new superfast Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) network into an area that had already gained “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) speeds with the help of public investment and ultrafast FTTP. Both roll-outs are supported by the Superfast Essex project.

fttp ont and bbu open lid openreach

19th Oct 2018 (36 Comments)

At present new installations of Openreach’s (BT) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based UK ultrafast broadband ISP technology all come with a Battery Backup Unit (BBU) by default next to the Optical Network Unit (ONT), which helps users to maintain access to emergency services if they use VoIP. But this is about to stop.

bt uk isp logo

19th Oct 2018 (6 Comments)

New customers who sign-up for one of BT’s standard “Superfast Fibre Broadband” (FTTC/P) and phone packages are now being offered a “FREE” Fitbit Charge 3 activity tracker smartwatch (RRP £129.99). On top of that they’ll also get a Prepaid Mastercard, which on some deals can be worth up to £90.

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