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11th December, 2016 (35 Comments)

The BT Wholesale Checker has added a couple of new columns to reflect the availability of Openreach’s (BT) 18Mbps (2Mbps upload) capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) based “fibre broadband” product, which is aimed at people who still use slow ADSL copper broadband lines.

snow openreach van tow

29th November, 2016 (66 Comments)

Bad news for BT today. Ofcom confirms that it has been unable to reach a voluntary agreement over the future of Openreach and would now force the operator to adopt “legal separation“. A new UK framework for the next decade of telecoms and broadband regulation will now be established.

BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

27th October, 2016 (36 Comments)

The latest quarterly (Q3 2016 calendar) results have been published by BT today, which reveal that their retail broadband base now tops 9,193,000 customers (up by +76K, unchanged from Q2) and 4,473,000 of those take their ‘Infinity‘ (FTTC/P) superfast broadband (up by +216K vs +181K in Q2).

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21st September, 2016 (7 Comments)

Cardiff-based ISP Spectrum Internet, which builds some of its own network and unbundles a few BT exchanges, has released a new range of broadband packages for businesses within its Wales and South West England network. It’s also one of the only ones to offer Fibre-on-Demand (FoD).

BT HQ UK Building Logo

28th July, 2016 (25 Comments)

BT has published their latest quarterly results (calendar Q2 2016), which saw their total base of retail broadband customers top 9,117,000 (up by +76K in Q2 vs 1.045m in Q1) and 4,257,000 of those make use of their FTTC/P based Infinity superfast broadband service (up by +181K vs +214k in Q1).

tank_pointing_at_bt_openreach_engineer

26th July, 2016 (78 Comments)

A framework for the next decade of UK telecoms and broadband regulation has today been set out by Ofcom, which will see Openreach improve service quality, become more independent and give rival ISPs more access to their cable ducts. But the regulator has yet to reach a solid agreement with BT and a split is still on the table.

chelsea_bt_telephone_exchange

2nd June, 2016 (30 Comments)

Some 13,000 premises in Chelsea (London) could be impacted when BT start closing the local Telephone Exchange (WRCHEL) later this year and shift related lines over to South Kensington, which for some ADSL based broadband ISP subscribers could result in slower speeds.

bt_openreach_fttc_street_cabinet_engineer_installation

31st May, 2016 (29 Comments)

Computer says “NO!“. Sometimes finding out whether or not you can order an FTTC based “fibre broadband” service on BTOpenreach’s national UK network is harder than it should be. ISPreview.co.uk takes a look at some of the most common issues that might occur when checking for service availability.

fibre optic cables bt engineer hands

17th May, 2016 (33 Comments)

BT has published some important updates on their broadband products and future UK technology trials, which reveals a plan to test 3db Signal/Noise margins, the first location for their Long Range VDSL (FTTC) trial and removal of BTWholesale’s “stop sell” for Fibre-on-Demand (FoD) lines.

bt wholesale uk

16th May, 2016 (6 Comments)

The official BT Wholesale Checker has quietly added a new column to show the availability of their future Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SOGEA) product, which will eventually allow you to order a standalone superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC / VDSL) line without needing a phone (voice) service.

bt building logo

5th May, 2016 (9 Comments)

BT has released its latest Q1 2016 results (calendar), which reveals that their retail division has a total of 9,041,000 broadband subscribers (up by +1.045 million in Q1 vs +130K in Q4 2015) and 4.076m of those are taking their FTTC/P based BTInfinity superfast broadband service (up by +214k vs +250K at the end of 2015).

openreach uk telecoms engineer with back turned

25th February, 2016 (72 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published its preliminary proposals as part of a major Strategic Review of the United Kingdom’s Digital Communications market, but the big news is they’ve decided NOT to completely split BT from its national broadband and phone network (Openreach).

indoor_telecoms_engineer_bt_openreach

2nd February, 2016 (27 Comments)

BT has revealed some interesting new information on their UK plans for deploying ultrafast 300-500Mbps G.fast broadband technology, as well as SoGEA’s trial status, a possible extension of VDSL (FTTC) Vectoring, a new 18Mbps “Slow Speed” product for upgrading sub-2Mbps rural lines and more.

BT HQ UK Building Logo

1st February, 2016 (11 Comments)

BT has today released its latest Q4 2015 results (calendar) and confirmed that their retail division has a total of 7,996,000 broadband subscribers (up by +130K vs +82K in Q3), with 3,689,000 of those on their superfast BTInfinity (FTTC) service (up by +250K in Q4 vs +212K in Q3). The operator has also revealed some more details about their post EE merger plans.

bt wholesale uk

29th January, 2016 (10 Comments)

BT’s seemingly endless merry-go-round of senior managerial changes has continued today with the surprise news that Nigel Stagg, CEO of BTWholesale, is to step down from the UK telecoms giant after 36 long years of service. A successor will apparently be “announced in due course“.

plusnet uk

7th January, 2016 (9 Comments)

Budget ISP PlusNet has quietly begun swapping from a ‘Shared’ to ‘Dedicated’ Wholesale Broadband Managed Connect (WBMC) platform via BTWholesale, which is a logical choice given their growing customer base and should afford them more direct control over network capacity / infrastructure.

BT engineer at work

3rd December, 2015 (11 Comments)

BT has published the first concrete trial locations and technical details for their forthcoming Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SOGEA) product, which is a naked VDSL style service that allows you to order a standalone superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC) line without needing a phone (voice) service.

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