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29th July, 2021 (2 Comments)

The BT Group has today reported their latest Q1 2021/22 results, which among other things reports that Openreach’s 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network now covers 5.16 million UK premises (up from 4.6m last quarter) and 860,000 of BT’s retail ISP customers have taken the service.

5th June, 2021 (40 Comments)

Openreach and BT (BTWholesale) have posted a useful and highly informative new video that cuts out the usual cosmetics in order to offer watchers an engineer’s eye-view style tour of how their new gigabit-capable UK Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network is delivered – all the way from the exchange to the home.

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13th May, 2021 (38 Comments)

The BT Group has published their latest Q4 2020/21 results today, which reveals that Openreach has further expanded their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network rollout target from 20 million UK premises to 25 million by December 2026. The extended target will support an additional 7,000 jobs.

4th February, 2021 (78 Comments)

The BT Group’s latest Q3 2020/21 results reveal that Openreach’s G.fast and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) network now covers a total of 6.88 million UK premises, with 4.05m coming from FTTP alone (up from 3.5m last quarter). The take-up rate for their full fibre services has also improved.

19th December, 2020 (47 Comments)

Given all the focus on fibre services, it’s sometimes easy to forget that a few of BT Wholesale‘s exchanges are still using 20CN technology and have yet to be upgraded to the 21st Century Network (21CN) powered Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC) platform (this process started in 2004). So here’s a little progress update.

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23rd November, 2020 (6 Comments)

UK broadband ISP iDNET has today announced that they’ve signed a 5-year deal with BTWholesale to help migrate their entire “phone network” to an all-IP solution in advance of the 2025 digital switch-over (when old analogue phones services are due to be withdrawn).

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29th October, 2020 (25 Comments)

The BT Group has today published their Q2 2020/21 results, which saw Openreach expand their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 3.5 million UK premises (up from 2.98m last quarter). The full fibre build rate has now hit 40,000 premises per week (up from c.34,000).

23rd September, 2020 (22 Comments)

BT Wholesale, which supplies broadband and data connectivity services to UK ISPs, has today launched a new Ethernet Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service for businesses that offers uncontended connections, “ultra-low latency“, installs within 5 days (existing ONT, otherwise c.11 days) and speeds up to 1Gbps.

14th September, 2020 (18 Comments)

The BT Wholesale Broadband Checker service, which is more intended for UK network operators and ISPs but has always been useful to help consumers check the capability of Openreach based lines, has recently added a few new options at the bottom for ‘Exchange Product Restrictions‘.

5th August, 2020 (40 Comments)

A seemingly growing number of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP customers, at various UK providers, have over the past few weeks reported that requests to upgrade (regrade) their service to a faster tier are being delayed. The finger of blame is being cast toward BT’s Wholesale division.

31st July, 2020 (22 Comments)

BT has today published their Q1 2020/21 results, which reveals that Openreach has expanded their “ultrafast broadband” ISP network to cover 5.81 million UK premises (up from 5.4m last quarter) and that includes 2.98m on FTTP (up from 2.57m) and 2.83m on G.fast (up from 2.81m). Plus 5G via EE is now live in 100 cities and towns.

7th May, 2020 (135 Comments)

The BT Group has today published their Q4 2019/20 (financial) results and announced a tentative “target” to boost the national roll-out of their “gigabit-capable” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network, which could see Openreach reach 20 million UK premises by the “mid – to late-2020s.”

20th April, 2020 (21 Comments)

The BTWholesale Broadband Checker service, which is really intended for network operators and ISPs but has always been used by savvy consumers to check the capability of Openreach based broadband lines, has been given a new lick of paint and is now mobile friendly.

4th March, 2020 (37 Comments)

The wholesale division of BT, which sells broadband and other services to a large number of UK providers, has recently published their pricing for Openreach’s new 550Mbps (75Mbps upload) and 1000Mbps (115Mbps upload) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) tiers. But not all ISPs appear to be happy with the proposed charges.

30th January, 2020 (50 Comments)

The BT Group’s results for Q3 2019/20 (financial) have revealed that Openreach has expanded their “ultrafast broadband” ISP network to cover 4.88 million UK premises (up from 4.2m last quarter), which includes 2.156m on FTTP (up from 1.81m) and 2.725m on G.fast (up from 2.42m). But the Gov’s Huawei decision will cost £500m!

2nd December, 2019 (32 Comments)

BT Wholesale‘s long running upgrade to the 21st Century Network (21CN) powered Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC) platform, which began in 2004 and is the foundation for many of the modern digital IP and broadband ISP technologies on their UK network, still has 98 exchanges left to upgrade and some won’t be done until 2021.

31st October, 2019 (15 Comments)

BT Group’s latest results to the end of September 2019 (Q2 19/20 financial) confirm that Openreach’s “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) ISP network has increased its coverage to total 4.2 million premises (up from 3.7m last quarter), which includes 1.81m on FTTP (up from 1.51m) and 2.42m on hybrid fibre G.fast (up from 2.16m).

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