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5th July, 2012 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national UK phone and broadband network, has invited ISPs to join its new 3 month proof of concept trial that aims to make providers and their customers more aware of when a Major Service Outage (MSO) has been caused by cable theft. Indeed it’s already helped police to make several arrests.

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2nd July, 2012 (7 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages ISP access to BT’s UK telecoms network, has today made its new “premium” ultra-fast 330Mbps (Megabits per second) capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband service fully available to the market and consumers.

bt street cabinet fttc deployment

29th June, 2012 (18 Comments)

BTOpenreach has informed UK ISPs of a small, but potentially quite important, development that will allow it to deploy superfast broadband (FTTC) services on Exchange Only (EO) lines. This is where the phone line for a home is connected directly to a telephone exchange and does not go through a street cabinet.

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27th June, 2012 (27 Comments)

BTOpenreach has today announced a list of 8 telephone exchanges that will be used to conduct the first pilot of their unique FTTP-On-Demand service, which allows BT to deploy “ultra-fast” 330Mbps capable fibre optic broadband speeds to almost anywhere that their existing FTTC service has covered (66% of the UK by the end of 2014).

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26th June, 2012 (57 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which provides rival internet providers (ISP) with access to BT’s telecoms network, has today revealed the next batch of 98 telephone exchange upgrades for its national £2.5bn UK roll-out of 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) and 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based superfast broadband services.

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25th June, 2012 (3 Comments)

The Competition Commission (CC) has quietly ruled in Ofcom’s favour by preventing BT from including wholesale broadband charges into its deficit repair payments, which could have forced rival ISPs to pay tens of millions of pounds more in order to help pay down the operators £9bn pension deficit.

bt openreach uk engineers van

21st June, 2012 (1 Comment)

Several internet providers are reporting that BT’s core 21st Century Network (21CN) and related broadband services have suffered a major loss of service in central London and the surrounding areas.

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19th June, 2012 (22 Comments)

Some of BT’s superfast broadband (BTInfinity) customers are reporting that an intermittent bug with either their HomeHub 3 (HH3) router or VDSL modem device is causing service speeds to crash, in many cases falling from upwards of 70Mbps (Megabits per second) to sub-1Mbps levels.

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13th June, 2012 (3 Comments)

BTOpenreach are offering a reward of up to £1000 for information that leads to a conviction of those responsible for cutting a vital 1000 metre long fibre optic cable (probably because they thought it was made of more valuable copper) that runs across Loch Carron in Scotland’s (UK) rural Highlands region.

bt fttc fttp fibre optic broadband cabinet uk

31st May, 2012 (89 Comments)

BTOpenreach has shocked local residents and businesses in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (London, UK) after it sensationally pulled out of plans to deploy superfast broadband (FTTC) services at 108 local street cabinets (covering 34,200 premises).

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30th May, 2012 (22 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national UK telecoms network, has confirmed that the full commercial launch of its “premium” ultrafast 330Mbps (Megabits per second) capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband service will take place on 2nd July 2012, at which point it will be available for everybody to order (provided you’re one of the lucky few who can actually get it).

bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

21st May, 2012 (9 Comments)

The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA), which represents alternative / smaller broadband ISPs, has demanded that the European Commission (EC) “take urgent action” to prevent dominant national telecoms operators (e.g. BT) from using “discriminatory conduct” against them and thus damaging their ability to compete in the new market for superfast broadband (FTTx etc.) services.

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16th May, 2012 (9 Comments)

BT has pledged to make superfast broadband (FTTC) ISP speeds of up to 80Mbps (Megabits per second) available to over 90% of Rutland’s (England, UK) 17,000 homes and businesses by the end of 2013. The plan was announced today during a contract signing event between BT and Rutland County Council (RCC), which was held at the historic Oakham Castle.

bt fttp ultrafast broadband install Fluidata uk

15th May, 2012 (61 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national UK telecoms infrastructure, has confirmed its intention to begin offering the “fastest wholesale broadband speeds currently available” via a new “premium” 330Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service from 11th June 2012. The first pricing and a new 220Mbps option have also been revealed.

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11th May, 2012 (14 Comments)

BT has informed UK ISPs that its legacy broadband retirement programme will, from November 2012, stop accepting new provide orders for its older 20CN based IPStream Connect products (e.g. mostly up to 8Mbps ADSL technology); albeit only at telephone exchanges where the latest 21CN based Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC) solution exists as an alternative.

bt openreach uk engineer

10th May, 2012 (25 Comments)

Earlier this week we reported on how BT had launched a new trial that could pave the way for consumers to install their own superfast broadband (FTTC) services, without the need for an engineer visit (here). Sadly there are still some significant technical challenges to overcome, which BT has today been kind enough to discuss with ISPreview.co.uk.

bt openreach uk engineers van

9th May, 2012 (6 Comments)

Approximately 20,000 BT broadband and phone customers in the Eastbourne and neighbouring Brighton area (dial code 01323), including local schools and hospitals, have today suffered a serious loss of connectivity after a power outage struck the local Eastbourne telephone exchange this morning at around 9:39am.

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