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21st June, 2018 (11 Comments)

After a bit of a delay Ofcom has today published the draft outcome of their latest Wholesale Broadband Access (WBA) market review, which among other things imposes some new rules upon KCOM in Hull (East Yorkshire) and relaxes regulation across more of the UK due to rising competition between ISPs.

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20th June, 2018 (2 Comments)

The UK Minister of State for Digital, Margot James MP, yesterday reaffirmed the government’s commitment to a Gigabit “full fibre” (FTTP) future and also called on ISPs to “pass on [the] benefit” from Ofcom’s recent wholesale market reviews in order to improve the take-up of “superfast broadband.”

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19th June, 2018 (32 Comments)

Ofcom has today formally invited UK ISPs to express their interest in becoming suppliers for the new Universal Service Obligation (USO), which from 2020 will make it possible for anybody in a slow speed area to request a minimum broadband download speed of 10Mbps+ (1Mbps upload).

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18th June, 2018 (34 Comments)

Broadband ISP speeds of 1 Terabit per second (1000000Mbps) down a traditional copper line? It may sound impossible but that’s what Dr John Cioffi, best known as the “father” of DSL, proposed last year (here) with Terabit DSL technology. In our latest interview we ask John about TDSL’s viability.

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14th June, 2018 (22 Comments)

UK ISP Spectrum Internet, which tends to focus on catering for Wales and some bits of South West England, appears to have become one of the first broadband providers to launch products for home users based off Openreach’s premium 500Mbps and 1000Mbps FTTP tiers. But you’ll need deep pockets.

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14th June, 2018 (0 Comments)

The state aid supported £30m Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire project has awarded another £2.7m contract to Openreach (BT), which will see the operator extend their 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to an additional 2,500 premises in the UK county.

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14th June, 2018 (2 Comments)

Openreach has today been deemed by the national UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, to be making “satisfactory” progress in most but not all areas with their on-going efforts to become a distinct company away from BT, which follows last year’s agreement to legally separate the operator’s network access division.

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12th June, 2018 (17 Comments)

The UK High Court has today granted Cityfibre permission to proceed with its Judicial Review of the Advertising Standards Authority’s decision regarding the use of “fibre” terminology in broadband ISP advertising, which the operator has often accused of being “misleading” for consumers.

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12th June, 2018 (8 Comments)

Approximately 20 of the Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK projects with BT (Openreach) and other ISPs are understood to be “in default” due to a shortfall in the operator’s expected deployment of new fixed line “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) infrastructure, but the overall picture is more positive.

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9th June, 2018 (14 Comments)

Today we’re publishing a new summary to show some of the best home routers with integrated VDSL2 modems, which are designed to be used with superfast “fibre broadband” offering ISPs that use the superfast Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology (e.g. BT, TalkTalk, Sky Broadband, Vodafone, Plusnet etc.).

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4th June, 2018 (20 Comments)

A recent meeting between ISPs has revealed that Openreach expect their new 330Mbps capable G.fast ultrafast hybrid fibre broadband technology to cover 2.2 million UK premises by 31st March 2019 (currently c.1 million) and they’re aiming to trial a new self-install solution later in 2018 (i.e. no engineer required).

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30th May, 2018 (3 Comments)

The Scottish Government‘s Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has pledged to quit if he fails to deliver on the new £600m R100 project, which aspires to make “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) ISP networks available to “every single premise in Scotland” by the end of 2021 (here and here); March 2022 as a financial year.

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25th May, 2018 (17 Comments)

Customers of UK ISPs such as Sky Broadband and TalkTalk are this morning being affected by a loss of broadband and phone services across several exchanges in East Scotland, with some pointing the finger of blame at a damaged core network cable from Virgin Media.

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24th May, 2018 (18 Comments)

Reports indicate that Openreach, the “legally-separate” network access division of UK telecoms giant BT, is currently courting informal interest from private equity and infrastructure investors. A mix of inbound proposals are allegedly being considered, such as minority and majority stake purchases.

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24th May, 2018 (31 Comments)

Operators like KCOM and BT are preparing to move away from traditional analogue telephone networks (PSTN) and replace them with broadband based all IP solutions. As part of that Ofcom are consulting on maintaining access to UK emergency services (police etc.), which could be more exposed to power cuts etc.

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24th May, 2018 (11 Comments)

The £1.6bn+ state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK programme has published its final progress update for Q1 2018, which confirms that it has so far helped 4,852,808 extra premises across the United Kingdom to be put within reach of a fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network.

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21st May, 2018 (50 Comments)

The official BT Wholesale Broadband Checker has received a small but interesting update and is now showing the operator’s top 1000Mbps download (220Mbps upload) tier for their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which Openreach are busy rolling out to 3 million UK premises.

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