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Openreach Engineer Next to Fallen Tree 2022

18th February, 2022 (14 Comments)

Storm Eunice struck the UK today, bringing with it winds gusting up to 80-90mph across large parts of South England and Wales, as well as rain, high seas and – in some parts of Scotland – heavy snowfall. The event has unsurprisingly also caused damage to telecoms (broadband and mobile) infrastructure, resulting in outages.

14th February, 2022 (17 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) has launched a new “speed test trial” for UK ISPs on their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which aims to make it easier for providers to identify the cause of speed issues by ruling out as many other potential variables as possible.

11th February, 2022 (4 Comments)

Rural UK ISP Wildanet, which last year started the £50m rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network in Cornwall (here), has appointed Helen Wylde to be its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Virgin Media’s former COO, Paul Buttery, to join as Chair of the Board.

Female Engineer Pulling Fibre Cable

10th February, 2022 (26 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has this morning announced that they will create 4,000 new jobs during 2022 – including around 3,000 apprenticeships – to help support their ongoing deployment of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network, which aims to reach 25 million premises by December 2026.

bt_van_on_street

9th February, 2022 (0 Comments)

The BT Group has this morning outlined new plans to outsource their supply chain operation to logistics firm GXO Logistics, including supporting the Group’s fixed broadband and mobile network build activities by transporting stock and replenishing supply stores, helping to keep 15 million customers connected.

Openreach 2022 Engineer Testing Fibre Lines

8th February, 2022 (5 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has warned of further provisioning delays for UK customers taking their high-capacity data services, specifically their Ethernet Backhaul Direct (EBD) products, which is occurring after the ongoing global shortage of semiconductor chips (here) hit their supply of kit from Ciena.

BT_WelcomeBack-5

3rd February, 2022 (36 Comments)

The BT Group has published their Q3 2021/22 results, which saw Openreach expand the coverage of gigabit Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband to 6.44 million UK premises (up by +662K vs +615K in Q2) and BT enter into “exclusive discussions” with Discovery to create a 50:50 joint venture with BTSport and Eurosport UK.

uk map broadband mobile isp computer network

2nd February, 2022 (30 Comments)

The government will today publish their “flagship” Levelling Up White Paper, which sets out their “plan to transform the UK by spreading opportunity and prosperity to all parts of it” and also confirms their revised broadband target – that “by 2030, the UK will have nationwide gigabit-capable broadband.”

Vodafone UK broadband and mobile

2nd February, 2022 (5 Comments)

UK ISP and mobile operator Vodafone has today published their latest results (financial Q3 FY22), which reveals that their fixed broadband base added another +29k customers (vs +22k in the previous quarter) to make for a total base of 991,000, which should see them pass the magic million mark before their next update.

smartwater_and_police_uk_telecoms

1st February, 2022 (12 Comments)

The Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses after criminals ripped up 1,000 metres worth of Openreach’s (BT) copper broadband and phone cable from Mareham Lane in Scredington, south of Sleaford. As a result, local homes and businesses in the village are said to have been left cut-off for days.

vodafone_gigafast_broadband_router_front

28th January, 2022 (53 Comments)

Mobile operator and fixed line ISP Vodafone UK has today further reduced the already discounted prices of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) powered home broadband packages for new customers, which are available on both Openreach and CityFibre’s respective national full fibre networks. The slower FTTC plans have also been cut.

BT Staff and Recruits UK

27th January, 2022 (20 Comments)

Broadband and telecoms giant BT has announced that they intend to recruit over 600 apprentices and graduates this year (up from 428 last year), which forms part of their September 2022 intake. This will reflect roles spanning areas such as engineering (5G and FTTP etc.), UK customer service, research and cyber-security.

fibre optic green cable flay-gigapixel

26th January, 2022 (17 Comments)

A recent report from banking giant Credit Suisse has estimated that Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband networks will cover 90% of the UK by 2025. The country was also found to be the “most attractive market” for incremental investment in such networks, thanks to “strong build momentum and interest” in faster broadband.

25th January, 2022 (72 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has this morning published the first update of 2022 to the £15bn rollout plan for their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network, which adds 113 new locations (towns and villages) to their coverage plan. The operator aims to reach 25 million premises (80% of the UK) by December 2026.

confused uk consumer

23rd January, 2022 (21 Comments)

Openreach made a somewhat comical gaffe this week after they told an end-user, who lives in a copper “stop sell” area and was trying to order a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband service, that the best way to resolve a problem with getting his UK address recognised was to “place an order for a telephone service only“.

scotland r100 broadband lots map uk

21st January, 2022 (11 Comments)

The First Minister of the Scottish Government, Nicola Sturgeon, has issued a short update on the LOT 1 (North Scotland and Highlands) contract with BT (Openreach) under their £600m Reaching 100% (R100) project, which is extending “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) coverage across rural parts of Scotland (mostly via FTTP).

copper_broadband_telecoms_cable

20th January, 2022 (29 Comments)

A string of damaging copper cable thefts in rural Cambridgeshire (England), which repeatedly knocked out broadband and phone services for hundreds of homes on Openreach’s (BT) network in the villages of Swavesey and Witchford, have resulted in the operator offering a reward of £20,000 to help catch those responsible.

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