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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.

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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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9th May, 2012 (4 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk, which established itself in the UK market by offering extremely cheap home broadband services over their unbundled ADSL2+ (LLU) network, has called on Ofcom to develop a new regulatory framework that would effectively force BT to cut the wholesale / rental cost of superfast broadband services to ISPs from 2015.

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8th May, 2012 (41 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which is responsible for managing access to BT’s national UK telecoms and internet access network, has moved the prospect of a self install superfast broadband service (i.e. no engineer required) one set closer today by announcing a technical trial of Microfilters for its 40-80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) lines.

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3rd May, 2012 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach has officially declared a status of Matters Beyond Our Reasonable Control (MBORC) in the areas worst affected by recent bad weather and flooding, which has resulted in serious delays to related telecoms repair and upgrade work across the United Kingdom.

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24th April, 2012 (43 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national UK telecoms and internet access infrastructure, has begun inviting ISPs (i.e. those that are members of the NGA Industry Group) to take part in its first official trial of “premium” ultrafast 330Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband speeds (likely to be advertised as a clean “300Mbps“).

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17th April, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Superfast Cornwall project has announced that superfast broadband ISP services are now available to 95,000 Cornish homes and businesses, although just 6,000+ premises have actually subscribed to the service. Thankfully new orders are being created at an average rate of 250 per week, which is up from 200 per week and 4,000 connected in February 2012.

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17th April, 2012 (11 Comments)

The UK government’s Communications Minister, Ed Vaizey, has confirmed that BT are officially bidding on all 8 of the currently active superfast broadband procurement contracts (more will follow). Separately Vaizey said that “the time is not right” to introduce a legal Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband.

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13th April, 2012 (3 Comments)

BTOpenreach claims to have boosted the total number of permanent full-time engineers involved with deploying its superfast broadband (FTTC / FTTP) ISP services in the UK to over 3,000 after it added an additional 150 recruits.

btopenreach uk van

3rd April, 2012 (1 Comment)

Several ISPs are reporting that a “Serious Incident” on BT’s network in Scotland (UK) appears to be affecting broadband services for “all providers“. As a result an unspecified number of customers are said to be experiencing a loss of service.

bt openreach uk engineer

30th March, 2012 (3 Comments)

Several BT based ISPs, including Zen Internet, Eclipse Internet, PlusNet and others, are reporting that “a significant number of our broadband customers lost connection to the internet” this morning.

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29th March, 2012 (3 Comments)

Apparently BT’s work to rollout superfast broadband internet access (FTTC etc.) services in London will, over the next 15 years, help to create 26,000 new jobs in the city and boost the capitals economy by £20bn (£7.3bn in improved business performance, £11bn from business creation and nearly £1bn via home-working).

bt street cabinet fttc deployment

29th March, 2012 (11 Comments)

BTOpenreach has today officially selected Deddington (Oxfordshire, UK) as the first rural village to take part in their unique Fibre-Only Exchange (FOX) trial, which will replace the areas existing “copper-based products” with ultrafast fibre optic broadband (e.g. 100Mbps+ FTTP) and phone (Fibre Voice Access) services.

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28th March, 2012 (7 Comments)

BT has denied that the backup batteries used by its new generation of fibre optic (FTTC, FTTP) connected superfast broadband street cabinets could soon become a target for thieves. The result could be a serious loss of connectivity, albeit only if the theft occurred during a power outage.

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27th March, 2012 (4 Comments)

BT has warned that some homes and businesses in the joint Staffordshire and Derbyshire town of Burton (Burton-on-Trent) may now have to wait until 30th June 2012 (originally 31st March) before the area is upgraded to support the operators ‘up to’ 40-80Mbps superfast broadband technology (FTTC). Apparently an unspecified technical problem at the local telephone exchange is holding the work up.

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