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18th September, 2020 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP KCOM, which is currently extending the availability of their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across more of East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in England, has followed Openreach (BT) by deploying their first Electric Vehicles (EV) for engineers and other staff to trial.

18th September, 2020 (1 Comment)

The ITS Technology Group (its.) and UK ISP Zen Systems have created a new partnership in order to launch a “gigabit-capable” fibre optic network across a large business park in Nottingham, which is reusing some existing infrastructure in order to cover over 110 local businesses.

18th September, 2020 (5 Comments)

UK ISP Exascale, which last year began to build a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover premises in the Shropshire borough of Telford and Wrekin (here), has today confirmed the next set of locations to benefit from their on-going deployment.

18th September, 2020 (24 Comments)

Did you spot it? Many did not. In a surprising move new customers looking to benefit from ultrafast 5G based data speeds (mobile broadband) on the BT Mobile (EE) network can no longer do so and will instead only be able to harness 4G connectivity, which represents a significant change of strategy.

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17th September, 2020 (7 Comments)

A new survey commissioned by broadband ISP TalkTalk has found that 58% of workers in the UK said they had been more productive as a result of working from home during the COVID-19 lockdown, while 52% never expect to return to the office full time. Internet traffic on the provider’s network also remains above normal.

17th September, 2020 (0 Comments)

The Scottish Government (SG) has today announced a new funding package of £4 million, which will be used to establish a new “national network of hubs” – S5GConnect Hubs – to help accelerate the adoption of ultrafast 5G based mobile (mobile broadband) technology across Scotland.

16th September, 2020 (7 Comments)

Full fibre UK broadband ISP Jurassic Fibre, which plans to cover 350,000 premises with a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in South West England (here and here), has confirmed that they’ll start to expand outside of Devon and into Somerset, with Honiton and Taunton being the next two areas to benefit.

16th September, 2020 (4 Comments)

Cambium Networks has today become one of the first companies to make a new network solution available to UK ISPs that harnesses the 60GHz radio spectrum band, Facebook’s Terragraph technology and Qualcomm’s latest 802.11ay (WiFi) compliant standard to deliver multi-Gigabit wireless broadband speeds.

16th September, 2020 (11 Comments)

Research from the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has claimed that 88.7% of the UK’s challenger alternative broadband network (AltNet) providers would support the creation of a common platform, through which they could provide wholesale services to third-party providers.

16th September, 2020 (9 Comments)

UK broadband ISP Virgin Media Business has today launched a new 4G mobile powered “business-grade” Back-up (failover with unlimited data) and Start-up service, which aims to help businesses across the country “get online faster and stay connected“.

16th September, 2020 (18 Comments)

The Permanent Secretary for the UK Home Office, Matthew Rycroft, has informed the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that the new 4G based Emergency Services Network (ESN) is now unlikely to completely take over from the existing platform until early 2024 or late 2025. Previously it was due by December 2022.

16th September, 2020 (0 Comments)

Network operator SSE Enterprise Telecoms (SSEET), which manages a large fibre optic network that spans across the United Kingdom, has today added 8 “new” commercial datacentres to their 100Gbps capable network and upgraded 4 existing ones (total of 90).

15th September, 2020 (18 Comments)

A new ruling by Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has today, for the first time, interpreted the EU regulation enshrining “internet neutrality” (this was also adopted in the UK), which appears to restrict mobile and broadband operators when offering zero rating plans (i.e. unlimited data on certain services).

15th September, 2020 (88 Comments)

Openreach (BT) have today added 67 new locations into their UK “Fibre Cities” roll-out programme for 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP technology, which forms part of their £12bn project to cover 20 million premises by around the mid to late 2020s (2025 – 2030).

15th September, 2020 (4 Comments)

A joint £2.1m project between Openreach (BT), Buckinghamshire County Council and the Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) looks set to result in a further 270 businesses and 485 homes in the county’s most rural communities gaining access to a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

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15th September, 2020 (0 Comments)

A new O2 commissioned survey of 1,000 adults has claimed that 20% of UK business – reflecting £205bn of economic output – was safeguarded by the power of mobile connectivity during the COVID-19 lockdown between March and September 2020, which it did by enabling many people to work flexibly and remain productive at home.

cityfibre engineer over reel of purple fibre

15th September, 2020 (0 Comments)

Cityfibre’s FibreNation division, which was previously owned by UK ISP TalkTalk (here), has just completed an interesting new pilot Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) build that saw them deliver gigabit broadband to homes in the rural villages of Hollins Green and Rixton (Warrington). The operator usually only does towns and cities.

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