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broadband speed dial

10th November, 2012 (7 Comments)

The network director for BT’s Superfast Cornwall project, Jeremy Stevenson-Barnes, has suggested that the operators trial of new Broadband Regenerator equipment could in the future be used to boost some of the slowest copper ADSL or ADSL2+ broadband speeds from hundreds of kilobits per second (Kbps) to 3-4Mbps (Megabits).

fibre optic cables eclipse

9th November, 2012 (53 Comments)

BT has used the latest XG-PON (i.e. 10G-PON or ITU-T G.987) hardware from ZTE to demonstrate its “hyper-fast” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband service delivering speeds of up to 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) to a business in Cornwall (Arcol – based outside Truro), which equates to around 10,000Mbps (Megabits).

uk mains power and electricity

3rd November, 2012 (6 Comments)

UK Power Networks, which delivers electricity to 8 million homes and businesses across London, the South East and East of England, has angrily refuted claims by the CEO of BTOpenreach, Liv Garfield, that it’s acting as a “monopoly” by making some of BT’s street cabinets too commercially unviable to upgrade with superfast broadband (FTTC).

bt superfast broadband cabinet uk installation

2nd November, 2012 (7 Comments)

The boss of BTOpenreach has described UK Power Networks, which maintains the electricity network for London, the East and South East of England, as a “monopoly” because of the huge disparity of costs for supplying power to BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC) street cabinets.

fibre optic broadband cables

1st November, 2012 (14 Comments)

BT has today confirmed that its national £2.5bn plan, which aims to deploy fibre optic based superfast broadband (FTTC , FTTP) ISP services to 66% of the UK, has once again been brought forward and will now complete during Spring 2014 (i.e. passing 19 million homes and businesses).

pcp053 lewes road uk btopenreach street cabinet

1st November, 2012 (16 Comments)

The Fibre for Middleton group, which started campaigning for better broadband earlier this year and has been working with BT to get several street cabinets in the Leeds suburb upgraded to support its 80Mbps capable FTTC tech, has questioned the operators commercial viability assessments after finding contradictions in its methodology.

fibre optic cable spectrum colours

26th October, 2012 (65 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s UK telecoms network, has outlined plans to streamline its portfolio by slashing the number of ultrafast fibre optic broadband (FTTP) products from ten to five by March 2014. This includes the anticipated introduction of a new 220Mbps service in summer 2013.

aaisp uk

26th October, 2012 (1 Comment)

The outspoken boss of UK ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) has threatened to withhold payment of “disputed charges” after becoming “sick and tired” of his staff allegedly having to waste hours tackling Special Fault Investigation (SFI) related billing errors and other mistakes created by BTOpenreach and BTWholesale.

bt old versus new uk FTTC street cabinets

23rd October, 2012 (67 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national UK telecoms network, has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that it has no general plans to disguise street cabinets. The confirmation follows an earlier suggestion by the government’s culture spokesman, Viscount Younger, that “plans [were] afoot to camouflage” the big green FTTC boxes.

bt superfast broadband cabinet uk installation

22nd October, 2012 (76 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced yet another plan to recruit up to 250 new telecoms engineers from “Armed Forces leavers” (i.e. those due to leave within the next year). The ex-Military personnel will be used to help support the UK operators £2.5bn national roll out of superfast broadband (FTTC etc.) services.

bt openreach uk engineer

18th October, 2012 (7 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s UK telecoms network, appears to be making good progress with its first Fibre-Only Exchange (FOX) trial in the rural civil parish village of Deddington (Oxfordshire). The project aims to replace the old copper line products with ultra-fast fibre optic phone and broadband (e.g. 100Mbps+ FTTP) services.

bt openreach uk engineers van

17th October, 2012 (4 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national UK telecoms network, has this week introduced a new Disputed No Access process for all ISPs. This is designed to “repair appointments” where engineers have reported that they arrived at a home but were then unable to gain access, an account that customers sometimes dispute.

the national gallery london uk

11th October, 2012 (5 Comments)

It’s well known that BTOpenreach engineers sometimes have difficulty finding the UK homes and businesses of their intended customers, yet some targets are quite hard to miss, such as London’s National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. But miss it they did.

bt street cabinet fttc deployment

10th October, 2012 (47 Comments)

The next generation of BT’s Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based superfast broadband technology, which will make use of the ITU-T’s new VDSL2 G.vector (G.993.5) specification, has completed its first interoperability testing and could soon be bringing affordable speeds of close to 200Mbps into UK homes.

cable theft and damage uk police

10th October, 2012 (9 Comments)

BT’s national UK telecoms and retail ISP network has been hit by a double whammy of problems. A suspected cable theft is currently causing service outages across parts of the country, while a peering problem has hindered access to some website and triggered higher than normal levels of packet loss.

genesis technical systems dsl rings

9th October, 2012 (11 Comments)

Canadian firm Genesis Technical Systems (GTS) has today announced the official launch of its patented DSLRings technology, which could deliver superfast broadband speeds of up to 400Mbps (Megabits per second) into UK homes that reside further away from their BT street cabinet than FTTC can currently reach.

fibre optic uk cables

9th October, 2012 (59 Comments)

It might surprise some people to learn that BT’s £2.5bn roll out of superfast broadband services (FTTC/P), which ultimately aims to cover 66% of the UK by the end of 2014, has managed to overlook several large areas in some of the country’s biggest towns.

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