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28th Feb 2023 (12 Comments)

Hammersmith-based F&W Networks, which aims to cover 1 million UK premises with their new gigabit-capable full fibre (FTTP) broadband network by 2025, has now expanded their coverage to 250,000 premises (up from 185k in October 2022) and they’ve also added another ISP in the shape of Octaplus (Octaplus Supercharged).


28th Feb 2023 (27 Comments)

The boss of German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom (DT), Tim Höttges, has said that taking out a £5.6bn stake in UK broadband and telecoms giant BT Group in 2015 has turned out to be the “biggest mistake” he ever made, after its value fell by almost £4bn. But DT hasn’t given up on the possibility of doing a deal for BT.


28th Feb 2023 (7 Comments)

Bath-based alternative network ISP Truespeed appears to have added the rural Somerset (England) village and civil parish of Bleadon, which is home to around 1,100 people, to their rollout plan for a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network.


28th Feb 2023 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP and telecoms giant BT and consultancy firm Hatch have today published their annual economic impact report for 2021/22, which among other things found that the operator provided an estimated boost of £24bn (Gross Value Added) to the UK economy last year and supported a total of 284,00 jobs.

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27th Feb 2023 (13 Comments)

The Building Digital UK team has today published their latest quarterly Winter 2023 update on the Government’s £5bn rural Project Gigabit broadband rollout scheme, which has so far awarded six contracts – worth £164.8m – and launched 14 further procurements with a combined estimated value of £906.7m.


27th Feb 2023 (3 Comments)

Network builder Freedom Fibre, which aims to cover over 2 million UK premises with their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network and is being supported by ISP TalkTalk, has awarded thousands of pounds worth of grants to 13 local community schemes in some of the areas where their new infrastructure is being built.

27th Feb 2023 (19 Comments)

Network operator Netomnia – supported by UK ISP YouFibre – appears to have started to put more focus on extending their 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) broadband lines into large residential buildings (Multi-Dwelling Units), with MDUs in Liverpool expected to see quite a bit of work.

Starlink V2 Mini Satellites in SpaceX Packed Form

27th Feb 2023 (14 Comments)

Elon Musk’s SpaceX will today attempt to launch the first batch of its second generation “V2 Mini” (Bus F9-2) ultrafast broadband satellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO), which add a bunch of new features that should help to improve the service for both consumers and businesses alike.

25th Feb 2023 (57 Comments)

In most cases, the UK roll-out and activation of a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network into a new area is a process that can take anything from a few months and up to 1-2 years. But spare a thought for those who get stuck with part-complete builds, such as in one Lancashire community, where it may take 6 years to finish.

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24th Feb 2023 (11 Comments)

Kent-based independent UK ISP Vfast (Orbital Net), which sells packages to homes via a mix of wireless (FWA) and full fibre (CityFibre and OFNL) broadband networks, has today committed to tackle the cost-of-living crisis by “[locking] in prices for all contracts, indefinitely” (i.e. no mid-contract inflation-linked increases, ever).


24th Feb 2023 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator Talkmobile, which runs off Vodafone’s network as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) partner, has informed us that they’ve had a “complete revamp” of their available 4G and 5G deals. In short, some prices have been reduced, while other plans may benefit from a promotion of “3 months half price“.


24th Feb 2023 (63 Comments)

The CEO and Vice Chairman of Liberty Global (VMO2), Mike Fries, has told an investor meeting that Openreach’s recently announced FTTP broadband price cuts for UK ISPs (Equinox 2) are a “desperate and premature” move by BT, which he sees as an “overreaction to the market more broadly.”


24th Feb 2023 (0 Comments)

The quirkily named ISP I Need Broadband (INB), which began building their own gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network around early 2021 (called “I-Fibre“), has ended a long period of silence by confirming that their new infrastructure has been expanded to cover several new areas in Nottinghamshire.


23rd Feb 2023 (12 Comments)

Hull-based full fibre network builder and ISP KCOM, which serves much of East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in England, has today announced plans to reach Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040 – some ten years ahead of the UK Government’s official target.

Digital Greenwich Connect Map and Trevor Dorling

23rd Feb 2023 (2 Comments)

A new £2m Joint Venture involving broadband operator ITS Technology Group and DG Cities, an innovation company owned by the Royal Borough of Greenwich Council, has been established today to help commercialise a 21km long gigabit-capable full fibre network around the London borough of Greenwich – serving homes and businesses.

23rd Feb 2023 (0 Comments)

Network operator CityFibre has announced that they’ve signed a key wayleave agreement (land / property access) with Silva homes, which will see them add another 5,000 homes to their full fibre (FTTP) network coverage in the Berkshire (England) town of Bracknell (they’re already investing £20m on a larger deployment there).

Quickline Engineers Behind Barriers

23rd Feb 2023 (2 Comments)

Rural-focused network builder and ISP Quickline, which last week unveiled their 2023 rollout plan for reaching 96 locations (55,000 premises) across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire with their full fibre (FTTP) broadband network (here), has today revealed that engineers are starting work in South Ferriby, Tealby and North Willingham.

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