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3rd Dec 2020 (37 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) has today launched a new consultation on their plans to close 4,600 exchanges across the United Kingdom, which is largely reflective of the inevitable move away from copper-based broadband lines and toward a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) orientated future.

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3rd Dec 2020 (5 Comments)

The CEO of Ofcom UK, Dame Melanie Dawes, today told the FTTH Council Europe that the regulator intends to give operators’ deploying “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband networks as much flexibility to build as possible and thus doesn’t “expect to introduce cost-based prices for fibre services until at least 2031.”

3rd Dec 2020 (2 Comments)

A new survey from law firm DLA Piper, which surveyed 62 senior executives at major investment and advisory firms for the “full fibre” sector, has found that 28% believe the ongoing pandemic has led to higher FTTP broadband rollout and more appetite from investors. Germany, the UK and Poland are the most attractive locations for this.

3rd Dec 2020 (23 Comments)

Cityfibre has today announced that four new UK ISPs – Air Broadband, Highnet, Triangle Networks and Trunk Networks – have joined their growing national 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to launch consumer services, which complements existing deals with Vodafone, TalkTalk, Giganet and Zen Internet etc.

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3rd Dec 2020 (6 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe has published their annual market forecast for the growth of “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband ISP networks, which finds that some countries are expected to see an “outstanding growth” in the number of homes passed in 2026 compared to 2019, such as Germany (+730%), the United Kingdom (+548%) and Italy (+218%).

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3rd Dec 2020 (10 Comments)

The troubled Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project faced heavy criticism yesterday after UK Government MPs in the House of Commons highlighted on-going delays in awarding the new Phase 2 rollout contract(s), which aim to extend “superfast broadband” into more rural areas. But Christmas may bring a resolution.

3rd Dec 2020 (22 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media will today switch-on their new DOCSIS 3.1 network upgrade for “hundreds of thousands of homes” in Cardiff and across South Wales, which means that well over 7 million UK homes can now access their top Gig1 service (1104Mbps download and 52Mbps upload).

3rd Dec 2020 (5 Comments)

A new report has used data from 398,973 consumer speedtests to identify the top 10 fastest and slowest UK streets for broadband ISP download speed, which finds that Queens Road in Weybridge (Surrey) was the “slowest” on 0.12Mbps and Dale Lane in Appleton (Cheshire) is the fastest at 639.67Mbps. But there are caveats.

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