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Three-UK-5G-Coverage-Sites-May-2022

23rd May, 2022 (1 Comment)

Mobile operator Three UK this morning claims to have overtaken arch rival EE (BT) for population coverage of their new ultrafast 5G mobile (mobile broadband) network, which they say can now reach 54% of the United Kingdom. By comparison, EE put their own figure at 50% on 10th May 2022 (here).

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21st May, 2022 (0 Comments)

We’ve just completed a refresh of our Broadband ISP Comparison (listings) section, which makes a few key changes that are intended to help simplify the system and reduce the workload involve with keeping it up-to-date – something that has become increasingly challenging with all the new providers entering the market.

Freshwave-London-Square-Mile

20th May, 2022 (4 Comments)

The City of London (CoL) is already home to a small cell based Wi-Fi and 4G network that claims to offer broadband speeds of up to 200Mbps across the Square Mile, but now Freshwave has been chosen to help deliver on the plan for a “city-wide deployment” that will push 5G coverage across the Square Mile by the end of 2022.

20th May, 2022 (19 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, have today proposed to update certain licences held by mobile operators Vodafone and O2 (VMO2) – including for the 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz and 2.6GHz bands. The move is designed to enable the deployment of newer technologies, such as ultrafast 5G broadband services, into the bands.

Lothian-Broadband-FTTP-Street-Dig

20th May, 2022 (1 Comment)

Internet provider Lothian Broadband, which is extending their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to cover 70,000 premises across rural parts of East and Mid Lothian, has announced that they’ve exceeded 2,000 active customers for the first time across their fibre and fixed wireless networks in Scotland.

uk shadow map

20th May, 2022 (16 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Spring 2022 report into fixed broadband and mobile coverage has revealed that “full fibre” (FTTP) now reaches 33% of the UK (up from 28% in Sept 2021), while 19.3 million homes (66%) are within reach of a gigabit-capable network (up from 47%). Geographic 5G coverage has also improved.

Freedom-Fibre-Engineer-by-Van

20th May, 2022 (1 Comment)

Network provider Freedom Fibre (FF), which is currently working to roll out a new 10Gbps capable FTTP broadband service – supported by investment from UK ISP partner TalkTalk – across semi-rural parts of North England, are today celebrating the successful connection of their 1,000th customer.

earthquake uk fibre optic science seismology

20th May, 2022 (1 Comment)

Scientists have found a way to further improve the detection of earthquakes by harnessing the unique properties of existing subsea fibre optic cables – specifically their repeaters, which straddle the ocean floors between countries and are used to carry vast amounts of data. The study used the 5,860km EXAI cable between the UK and Canada.

Connect Fibre Router Linksys

20th May, 2022 (0 Comments)

Cambridgeshire-based UK ISP Connect Fibre (Fibre Assets Ltd.), which aims to build a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover 100,000 premises across the East of England, has announced that their first non-trial build in the village of Sutton-in-the-Isle will start connecting homes in June.

19th May, 2022 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP Grain has today published the next batch of 9 UK towns and cities – including some inner-city areas of existing builds – where they expect to roll out their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which includes places such as Luton and Seaham.

world_broadband_internet_connectivity_image

19th May, 2022 (0 Comments)

The latest research from Point Topic has found that world fixed broadband lines grew by 1.53% (19.247 million) in Q4 2021 to end the year on a total of 1.274 billion connections, while the quarterly growth rate of “full fibre” (FTTP/B) networks in the UK remained strong at 12.5% (albeit down from 14.8% in Q2 2021).

gnetwork_fibre_works_in_street_london

19th May, 2022 (10 Comments)

Sasho Veselinski, the CEO and Co-founder of UK gigabit-broadband builder and ISP G.Network, has decided to step down from the business for personal reasons. The provider is currently investing £1bn to deploy a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across London and beyond (here).

broadway_partners_ftth_rural_village

19th May, 2022 (10 Comments)

Rural-focused full fibre and wireless network operator Broadway Partners – supported by retail ISP Broadway Broadband – today states that they have become one of the first UK internet service providers to be certified by Carbon Neutral Britain – an initiative that allows individuals and businesses to offset their environmental impact.

Netomnia_engineers_working

19th May, 2022 (19 Comments)

Network builder Netomnia – supported by UK broadband ISP YouFibre – has today announced their first deployment across a major city, which will see them invest £39m to cover homes and businesses across Liverpool (Merseyside) with a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

Box Broadband Engineer

18th May, 2022 (15 Comments)

Surrey-based ISP Box Broadband, which was last year acquired by CommunityFibre (here) and is busy rolling out a full fibre (FTTP) network across parts of South England, has revealed that it “aims to install a Box Broadband router in 30 per cent of homes” across Surrey and Sussex within the next three years.

British police

18th May, 2022 (8 Comments)

Some 1,200 customers on Openreach’s broadband and phone network in Wrexham (Wales) have been left disconnected again after the operator’s local network was hit by yet another theft of copper telecoms cable, which appears to have occurred in roughly the same area as two prior thefts earlier this month (here).

vodafone cityfibre ftth cable reels

18th May, 2022 (22 Comments)

CityFibre has today announced that their long-running £35m project to rollout a new full fibre (FTTP) broadband ISP network across the Cambridgeshire (England) city of Peterborough has now reached “primary” completion, which means that 67,000 homes and businesses (around 85% of the city) can now access gigabit speeds.

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