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2nd July, 2022 (0 Comments)

Some 150 businesses based on the Sci-Tech Daresbury site in Liverpool have become the first to benefit from a new 212km full fibre broadband and Ethernet network called LCR Connect, which is being built as part of a £30m project backed by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, ITS Technology and NGE.

2nd July, 2022 (5 Comments)

Swish Fibre, which is building a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 250,000 premises across the Home Counties of England, appears to have quietly added a few additional locations to their build plans – mostly catching some of those that were near to existing deployments.

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1st July, 2022 (17 Comments)

Broadband, mobile and broadcasting giant BT has announced that their Sport TV streaming business has secured the rights to the majority of UEFA’s Champions League games, plus all the Europa League and the Europa Conference League exclusively live, for a further 3 seasons. But Amazon’s Prime Video service has also taken a slice.

Zzoomm Engineers Training

1st July, 2022 (4 Comments)

Network builder and UK ISP Zzoomm has today released their annual results, which among other things reveals that their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network has now expanded to cover 50,000 premises (up from 10,000 in Dec 2021) with 3,000 customers connected (up from 1,400).

Grantham Lincolnshire Netomnia

1st July, 2022 (0 Comments)

Network builder Netomnia – supported by UK broadband ISP partner YouFibre – has today announced that their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) network is being extended to cover homes and businesses in the Lincolnshire (England) town of Grantham.

o2 uk mobile sim

1st July, 2022 (18 Comments)

Mobile network operator O2 (VMO2) appears to have refreshed some of their SIM Only contract-free “Pay As You Go” mobile plans (Big Bundles), which has seen the odd plan get a data allowance (mobile broadband) boost and others benefit from the addition of included calling minutes to 42 countries.

Audit Scotland Map R100 Contract LOTs

1st July, 2022 (7 Comments)

The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Kate Forbes, has issued a brief progress update on their £600m Reaching 100% (R100) project with BT (Openreach), which is busy extending fixed “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) coverage – the vast majority of which is coming via FTTP – across rural parts of the country.

30th June, 2022 (3 Comments)

The Government has tonight announced that a joint £82m investment by the Departments for Culture (DCMS) and Education (DfE) will mean that, over the next 3 years, as many as 3,000 primary schools across rural England will now get access to broadband (full fibre) speeds of up to 1000Mbps.

30th June, 2022 (0 Comments)

Belfast-based ISP Fibrus, which until now has been focused on building gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across Northern Ireland, has this afternoon revealed its £200m expansion plan for Great Britain – aiming to reach 113,000 premises by 2025 (starting in Cumbria).

protest and strike uk concept with megaphone

30th June, 2022 (41 Comments)

The Communications Workers Union (CWU), which represents c. 40,000 staff at the UK telecoms and broadband ISP giant BT (inc. Openreach), has today – following a dispute over pay – voted to hit the operator with its first national strike in 35 years. Delays to service provision are expected, unless a last minute deal can be done.

cityfibre_cabinet_empty_with_optical_fibres

30th June, 2022 (12 Comments)

Network builder CityFibre has reached a new wayleave (access) agreement with Yorkshire Housing, a charitable housing association that manages nearly 20,000 homes across Yorkshire (England), which will enable them to deploy their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to “thousands of tenants“.

VMO2-4G-and-5G-Small-Cell

30th June, 2022 (6 Comments)

Broadband and mobile giant VMO2 (Virgin Media and O2) has revealed that they’ve deployed more than 1,300 live 4G and 5G capable Small Cell sites across London, which are often used to boost mobile coverage and capacity in high density urban areas (shopping malls etc.). The operator plans to expand this into other parts of the UK.

30th June, 2022 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP WightFibre, which is currently deploying a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across 80,000 premises on the Isle of Wight (South Coast of Hampshire, England), has started a programme to switch their vehicle fleet to electric (inc. hybrid electric) with the arrival of several new cars and vans.

Breaking wall with painted logo

30th June, 2022 (15 Comments)

The Chief Technology Officer for UK telecoms giant BT (EE), Howard Watson, has revealed that the operator is seeking more time from the Government for it to remove Huawei’s kit from the sensitive core of their national broadband and mobile network (this is due to be replaced by similar kit from Ericsson).

5g and mast uk tower microwave mmwave

29th June, 2022 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has today published a new Digital Ambition 2030 study, which among other things claims that investment in 5G could be worth up to £7bn per year to the UK economy by 2030 and that failing to attract such investment may “undermine” the Levelling Up agenda, with “towns and smaller cities having the most to lose“.

Zzoomm Fibre Trenching Machine

29th June, 2022 (4 Comments)

UK ISP Zzoomm has today announced that their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network has added the Cheshire East (England) town of Sandbach to their rollout plan, which is eventually expected to reach 7,000 premises in the community.

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29th June, 2022 (19 Comments)

Broadband ISP YouFibre has revealed that their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which is being built by network partner Netomnia across various UK towns (live in 22), has just connected their 10,000th customer (up from 5,000 in Feb 2022). To celebrate, they’re offering new users up to 6 months free.

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