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BT HQ UK Building Logo

15th August, 2018 (6 Comments)

The hunt for somebody to replace the outgoing CEO of BT Group, Gavin Patterson, appears to have reached fever pitch, with reports on Sky News that the former boss of telecoms regulator Ofcom, Stephen Carter (Lord Carter of Barnes), has been approach to take over the position. But there are other candidates too.

scotland map new

14th August, 2018 (12 Comments)

The £428 million Digital Scotland (DSSB) project with BT (Openreach) has announced that their roll-out of FTTC and FTTP based “superfast broadband” ISP technology has managed to reach an additional 900,000 homes and businesses across Scotland since it began.

Internet call centre uk

14th August, 2018 (3 Comments)

Living with a hearing problem is no fun and there can be different forms of such disabilities, which means a solution that works for one group may be unusable for others. Suffice to say that we expect the largest broadband ISPs to cater for such scenarios but a new investigation by Cable.co.uk suggests some are falling short.

bt uk isp logo

10th August, 2018 (7 Comments)

Broadband ISP, phone, mobile and TV provider BT has announced that they’re hiring more than 1,000 permanent customer service staff, which will support their aspiration to answer 100% of customer calls in UK & Ireland based call centres by 2020 and to “provide the best customer service in the UK.”


9th August, 2018 (79 Comments)

Industry sources have informed ISPreview.co.uk that Openreach (BT) are to revise down their UK rollout plan for 330Mbps capable hybrid fibre G.fast broadband ISP technology from 10 million to nearly 6 million premises. The aim is to refocus on their new Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) deployment.

fttp new build fibre optic distribution point openreach

6th August, 2018 (32 Comments)

The City of London Corporation has informed ISPreview.co.uk that they last week sent a letter to the heads of various agencies across the area. This seeks to encourage take-up of ultrafast FTTP broadband and highlights Openreach’s (BT) concern about the challenge of getting access permission from landlords.

scotland broadband map uk project split

6th August, 2018 (4 Comments)

The Scottish Government has announced that 25,000 additional homes and businesses in Scotland’s rural Highlands and Islands will be able to access “superfast broadband” as part of a second round of extended coverage for the region, which is part of the state aid supported £428m Digital Scotland (DSSB) project.

uk farmer john and dog george

6th August, 2018 (1 Comment)

The Connecting Cambridgeshire project, which is working alongside Openreach (BT) to help extend fixed line “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage from around 96% today to 99% of premises in the UK county by the end of 2020 (here), has secured a £4.15m funding boost to help connect rural businesses.

blaenffos wales uk map fttp

6th August, 2018 (35 Comments)

Residents in the rural village of Blaenffos (Pembrokeshire, Wales) have been left confused after a mix of admin delays, cost concerns and conflicting feedback from ISPs resulted in the local roll-out of a new ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband network entering a lengthy state of limbo.

northern ireland map uk simplified

2nd August, 2018 (2 Comments)

A new report from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) chaired Northern Ireland Broadband Industry Forum (NIBIF) has set out how it thinks the UK Government’s £150m investment to help “provide ultra-fast broadband” (100Mbps+) should be spent. No big surprises inside.


2nd August, 2018 (3 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their annual 2018 Communications Market Report (CMR), which reveals the latest information about the take-up and impact of Broadband, Mobile, Phone, TV and Radio services across the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland).

telegraph pole three openreach bt engineers

1st August, 2018 (2 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today published the first Draft Reference Offer for their revised Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) product, which as per Ofcom’s requirements is intended to make it cheaper and easier for ISPs to deploy their own “full fibre” broadband networks via existing cable ducts and telegraph poles.

bt openreach fibre optic cable install

1st August, 2018 (3 Comments)

The Superfast Staffordshire project with Openreach (BT) claims to have extended the local coverage of FTTC/P based superfast broadband (24Mbps+) networks to 95.7% of premises, which is within striking distance of their 96%+ goal for the end of 2018 (here). But there’s still no firm plan for what comes next.

mastersocket nte5c copper cable bonding mess aaisp

1st August, 2018 (11 Comments)

Last week the UK Government proposed an industry led “switchover” process to remove the old copper line (broadband and phone) telecoms network as “full fibre” (FTTP/H) is deployed, but it stopped short of setting a full switch-off date. Now the Institute of Directors has called for a solid date, possibly as early as 2025.


31st July, 2018 (9 Comments)

The Community Fibre Partnerships scheme from Openreach (BT), which offers grants worth up to £30K to help co-fund the cost of upgrading a digitally isolated community to receive their FTTC or FTTP based superfast broadband ISP network, has now passed around 80,000 UK premises via 600 communities.


31st July, 2018 (44 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has today launched the Coppersaurus campaign, which aims to draw attention to the UK’s “prehistoric broadband” and support their court case to end “misleading” uses of “fibre” terminology in ISP adverts (i.e. when it’s used to describe slower hybrid copper and fibre connections).

openreach demo fttp in mayfair london

30th July, 2018 (9 Comments)

The London Borough of Bexley has welcomed a new partnership agreement between its street works team and Openreach (BT), which looks set to see 25,000 homes around Crayford and Erith being upgraded to ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP technology during 2018/19.

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