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21st September, 2020 (3 Comments)

Network builder Cityfibre, which has a £4bn ambition to cover 8 million UK premises with their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network over the next few years, has moved to ramp-up their deployment by handing a key contract to global civil engineering firm Bechtel.

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21st September, 2020 (3 Comments)

Space company OneWeb, which is now owned by a consortium of the UK Government and Indian conglomerate Bharti Global (here), has today confirmed that they will begin sending their high-speed broadband capable Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellites into orbit again from December 2020.

21st September, 2020 (5 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV operator Virgin Media has completed yet another large network extension, which this time sees 14,000 homes in Burgess Hill (West Sussex, England) gaining access to their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) internet connectivity service.

21st September, 2020 (6 Comments)

The Broadband Forum has kicked off the development of a new standards focused open source and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) based broadband speed test, which aims to deliver “more accurate results” and “updated methods and metrics which are more suited to the gigabit services now being deployed.”

21st September, 2020 (6 Comments)

The boss of budget broadband ISP TalkTalk, Tristia Harrison, has said that the idea of traditional office working is “over” and “no one believes we’ll return to 100% occupancy, five days a week, nine to five.” Instead the internet provider envisages more home working and, she adds, “all” the other bosses agree.

18th September, 2020 (13 Comments)

Broadband ISP KCOM, which is currently extending the availability of their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across more of East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in England, has followed Openreach (BT) by deploying their first Electric Vehicles (EV) for engineers and other staff to trial.

18th September, 2020 (2 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group (its.) and UK ISP Zen Systems have created a new partnership in order to launch a “gigabit-capable” fibre optic network across a large business park in Nottingham, which is reusing some existing infrastructure in order to cover over 110 local businesses.

18th September, 2020 (7 Comments)

UK ISP Exascale, which last year began to build a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover premises in the Shropshire borough of Telford and Wrekin (here), has today confirmed the next set of locations to benefit from their on-going deployment.

18th September, 2020 (34 Comments)

Did you spot it? Many did not. In a surprising move new customers looking to benefit from ultrafast 5G based data speeds (mobile broadband) on the BT Mobile (EE) network can no longer do so and will instead only be able to harness 4G connectivity, which represents a significant change of strategy.

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17th September, 2020 (7 Comments)

A new survey commissioned by broadband ISP TalkTalk has found that 58% of workers in the UK said they had been more productive as a result of working from home during the COVID-19 lockdown, while 52% never expect to return to the office full time. Internet traffic on the provider’s network also remains above normal.

17th September, 2020 (0 Comments)

The Scottish Government (SG) has today announced a new funding package of £4 million, which will be used to establish a new “national network of hubs” – S5GConnect Hubs – to help accelerate the adoption of ultrafast 5G based mobile (mobile broadband) technology across Scotland.

16th September, 2020 (7 Comments)

Full fibre UK broadband ISP Jurassic Fibre, which plans to cover 350,000 premises with a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in South West England (here and here), has confirmed that they’ll start to expand outside of Devon and into Somerset, with Honiton and Taunton being the next two areas to benefit.

16th September, 2020 (4 Comments)

Cambium Networks has today become one of the first companies to make a new network solution available to UK ISPs that harnesses the 60GHz radio spectrum band, Facebook’s Terragraph technology and Qualcomm’s latest 802.11ay (WiFi) compliant standard to deliver multi-Gigabit wireless broadband speeds.

16th September, 2020 (11 Comments)

Research from the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has claimed that 88.7% of the UK’s challenger alternative broadband network (AltNet) providers would support the creation of a common platform, through which they could provide wholesale services to third-party providers.

16th September, 2020 (9 Comments)

UK broadband ISP Virgin Media Business has today launched a new 4G mobile powered “business-grade” Back-up (failover with unlimited data) and Start-up service, which aims to help businesses across the country “get online faster and stay connected“.

16th September, 2020 (18 Comments)

The Permanent Secretary for the UK Home Office, Matthew Rycroft, has informed the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that the new 4G based Emergency Services Network (ESN) is now unlikely to completely take over from the existing platform until early 2024 or late 2025. Previously it was due by December 2022.

16th September, 2020 (0 Comments)

Network operator SSE Enterprise Telecoms (SSEET), which manages a large fibre optic network that spans across the United Kingdom, has today added 8 “new” commercial datacentres to their 100Gbps capable network and upgraded 4 existing ones (total of 90).

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