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31st Jan 2022 (4 Comments)

Broadband ISP Trooli, which aims to cover a “minimum” of 1 million premises with their gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network by the end of 2024, has today announced that they’ve appointed Brian O’Neill to take on the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO).

FibreNest Engineer Working on FTTP Wallbox

31st Jan 2022 (10 Comments)

UK ISP FibreNest, which is the full fibre (FTTP) broadband network for new build housing sites developed by Persimmon Homes, has announced that they’ve opted to buck this year’s most frustrating industry trend – of major internet provider’s announcing huge price hikes (here) – by freezing their prices for the third year running.

MS3 Fibre Optic Dig

31st Jan 2022 (6 Comments)

Hull-based UK ISP MS3, which is backed by infrastructure fund Asterion, has selected Nokia to supply the full fibre XGS-PON technology for their rollout of a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the North of England, which aims to cover 500,000 premises. The first build has also begun.

County Broadband Engineer Outside House Wall

31st Jan 2022 (8 Comments)

Rural focused UK ISP County Broadband (CB) has today announced that their multi-million-pound rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network is being extended to reach “thousands of rural homes and businesses” in North Norfolk (England) – covering a total of 15 villages.

Virgin Media O2 Engineers Digging Trench

30th Jan 2022 (27 Comments)

A number of reports have today claimed that Virgin Media (O2), alongside merger parents Telefonica and Liberty Global, will this week begin deeper discussions with the hope of securing investment for a new Joint Venture (JV) to fuel their long-held ambition to cover millions of additional UK homes with full fibre broadband.

Virgin Media O2 Engineers Holding Fibre Cables

29th Jan 2022 (15 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media UK (VMO2) has announced that an additional 10,000 homes across West Yorkshire, including in Otley, Menston, Burley-in-Wharfedale and Guiseley, have now gained access to their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

broken network cable with suspicious hamster

29th Jan 2022 (12 Comments)

A number of residents in several parts of Edinburgh (e.g. Bonnington, Newhaven and Great Junction Street) have been left without a working broadband ISP or phone service for up to a week, which occurred after vandals cut through the exposed “WiFi cables” that ran outside their homes and flats.

Equinix MA2 Data Centre Manchester

29th Jan 2022 (12 Comments)

At the end of last year Equinix suddenly informed clients of their MA2 IBX data centre in Manchester that they intended to close the facility. Such moves typically create an unwanted extra expense for UK broadband ISPs and full fibre (FTTP) builders, among others. Not that consumers would notice.


28th Jan 2022 (3 Comments)

UK ISP Giganet (M12 Solutions), which is currently investing £250m to deploy a new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to 300,000 premises across South England (here), has today moved to boost this by contracting Anixter to support them with logistics services and supply chain solutions.

Virgin Media O2 Fibre Splicing

28th Jan 2022 (5 Comments)

CityFibre wasn’t the only fibre broadband operator to be impacted by last year’s collapse of UK civil engineering firm NMCN (here), with ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) also being impacted. The good news is that Svella Connect, which acquired NMCN’s old business, has now completed the transfer of related contracts with Virgin.

5g mobile signal bars uk

28th Jan 2022 (3 Comments)

A joint trial conducted by Nokia, China Mobile (CMCC) and MediaTek has successfully achieved a new Standalone 5G (SA) download speed record of 2.94Gbps (Gigabits per second), which isn’t as fast as some previous tests but, crucially, it was achieved using modest amounts of spectrum within the common 700MHz and 2.6GHz bands.


28th Jan 2022 (53 Comments)

Mobile operator and fixed line ISP Vodafone UK has today further reduced the already discounted prices of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) powered home broadband packages for new customers, which are available on both Openreach and CityFibre’s respective national full fibre networks. The slower FTTC plans have also been cut.

switching man broadband isp uk

27th Jan 2022 (0 Comments)

The Common Wholesale Platform (CWP), which started life a few years ago under the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (here) and has since evolved into its own organisation, has signed a deal with Mediafon Datapro to adopt the company’s new centralized migration solution for alternative UK broadband ISPs to use.

wireless internet radio spectrum frequency

27th Jan 2022 (4 Comments)

The UK Spectrum Policy Forum, which acts as an industry sounding board for policymakers, has published a new report on how spectrum sharing could be improved to help provide innovative 5G mobile services. At present there’s a risk that the UK could lag behind other countries that “move faster on the introduction of automated sharing.”


27th Jan 2022 (0 Comments)

A new multi-million pound data centre deal has today been signed between BT and BAI Communications, which is designed to support last year’s (here) agreement with EE and Three UK to deploy 4G and 5G based mobile (mobile broadband) services across the London Underground by late 2024 (ticket halls, platforms and tunnels).


27th Jan 2022 (2 Comments)

Infracapital-backed UK ISP Gigaclear, which tends to focus on deploying gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband networks across rural parts of England, has announced that they’ve started work in Buckingham to connect the town and outlying villages of Maids Moreton, Chackmore, Radclive, Gawcott and Padbury.

Grain FTTP Engineer at Rack

27th Jan 2022 (20 Comments)

Alternative broadband ISP Grain has today named the next batch of 8 UK towns and cities where they expect to build their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which includes the likes of Wigan in Greater Manchester and Preston in Lancashire.

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