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31st Aug 2021 (7 Comments)

Back in 2019 we reported that a subsidiary of French communications provider Axione S.A.S, Axione UK, planned to rollout a wholesale Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network for ISPs to harness in the UK (here). The operator has now setup a new company, Axione Fibre, to do exactly that with £300m of initial funding.

31st Aug 2021 (0 Comments)

Full fibre broadband ISP Grain Connect, which recently secured a major £75 million equity investment from Equitix (here), has today announced that their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network is being extended to cover the large Lancashire town of Accrington – home to a population of around 35,000.

31st Aug 2021 (21 Comments)

At present traditional linear TV channels, such as BBC 1 and Sky, are regulated differently from on-demand broadband-based TV (IPTV) services like Netflix, Amazon and Apple TV. But the UK government has launched a consultation that seeks to “level the regulatory playing field,” which may force streaming services to adopt stricter rules.

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31st Aug 2021 (32 Comments)

Rochdale-based UK ISP Zen Internet has quietly stopped selling Openreach’s (BT) hybrid fibre G.fast based “ultrafast broadband” products, which were first launched by the provider back in 2018 alongside average download speeds of 145Mbps (30Mbps upload) or 300Mbps (50Mbps upload).

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31st Aug 2021 (2 Comments)

American firm ADTRAN, which is known for supplying a variety of full fibre broadband kit and services to UK ISPs and network builders from Openreach (BT) to CommunityFibre and more, has announced a new deal to merge with a similar European telecommunications vendor called ADVA in order to boost their global reach.


30th Aug 2021 (22 Comments)

In a new ISPreview.co.uk interview the Chairman of Swedish operator VX Fiber, Mikael Sandberg, has helped to illuminate the “stark difference in attitude towards fibre in the UK compared with Sweden” and highlights some of the ways in which FTTP broadband deployments on this side of the channel could be improved.

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29th Aug 2021 (29 Comments)

At one point or another, most UK people will have probably attempted to run a web-based speed test on their broadband connection, but have you ever wondered how well some of the most popular speed testing services do when confronted by a fully capable 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) service? For a bit of fun, we tried to find out.

28th Aug 2021 (84 Comments)

Over the years’ we’ve seen plenty of justified disputes about the poor placement of broadband street cabinets by UK ISPs and network builders, but we’ve also seen a fair few unjustified ones. The latest example of the latter comes from Harrow, where a seemingly overblown complaint has hit one of Virgin Media’s (VMO2) cabinets.

28th Aug 2021 (39 Comments)

Over the years we’ve reported a lot on UK consumer experiences with broadband engineers, both good and bad alike. So just for fun we thought it might be interesting to ask a bunch of engineers from different operators what were the top 3 things they really appreciated, and 3 they don’t, when visiting customers.


27th Aug 2021 (4 Comments)

Rural ISP and network builder County Broadband, which is currently deploying a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service to homes across East Anglia in England, has just added another 15 villages in Suffolk to their rollout plan.


27th Aug 2021 (19 Comments)

Vodafone UK has this week introduced some new discounts on the monthly cost of their various “Superfast” (FTTC/P) and “Gigafast” (FTTP via Openreach or Cityfibre) home broadband packages for consumers. Prices now start at just £19.50 per month for their entry-level 35Mbps tier.

ISPA 25th Anniversary

27th Aug 2021 (4 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has put out a request for members of the public and industry alike to submit nominations for its 2021 “Internet Hero” award, with the eventual winner being announced on 4th November 2021 at an awards ceremony in central London (Sheraton Grand Park Lane Hotel).

Andrew Hepburn Openreach Scotland

27th Aug 2021 (7 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) Director of fibre build for the UK, Andrew Hepburn, has today helped ISPreview.co.uk to understand some of the challenges they face in extending Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband across rural parts of Scotland under the £600m Reaching 100% (R100) project and how they’re overcoming them.

26th Aug 2021 (0 Comments)

Communications provider SIMWOOD and relative newcomer Ociusnet UK have today hinted at separate plans to deploy their own gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP networks, which will aim to cover homes and businesses across parts of the United Kingdom.

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26th Aug 2021 (11 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today set out the wholesale prices that alternative network (AltNet) builders will have to pay when using the operator’s Ethernet (e.g. EAD) products to feed their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband services to end-users, which caused some annoyance within the market.


26th Aug 2021 (2 Comments)

Network builder Freshwave, which specialises in deploying 4G and 5G mobile cells that can often be harnessed by other operators, has announced that over 40 new cell sites will be added to their existing coverage in the Croydon area of South London. The same approach will also pave the way for 5G adoption in the future.

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26th Aug 2021 (20 Comments)

The President of SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell, has announced that the expensive terminal equipment (i.e. dish, mount and router), which ships to UK, USA and European customers who order an ultrafast broadband service via their Starlink constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, is to get significantly cheaper by the end of 2021.

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