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cityfibre_northampton_dig

14th December, 2017 - 8:47 am (1 Comment)

As expected Cityfibre has today signed a new £1.7 million contract that will extend their existing fibre optic based Public Service Network (PSN) in the city of Aberdeen (Scotland) by approximately 17km, which should reach an additional 57 public sector locations.

boundless_networks

12th December, 2017 - 4:34 pm (1 Comment)

In an interesting development fixed wireless ISP Boundless Networks has today won approval registered to become a supplier for the Government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, which is being supported by the £200m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) programme.

here_east_campus

11th December, 2017 - 10:18 am (0 Comments)

Tenants (commercial and retail businesses) of the 1.2 million square feet Here East campus, which is based at the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London UK, can now access broadband and Ethernet speeds of ‘up to’ 1Gbps via WiFi and fibre optic connectivity within 5 working days.

rural broadband and river scene

5th December, 2017 - 4:36 pm (0 Comments)

Last week the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) managed to cause a storm by announcing the closure of 62 branches for 2018, although at the time the bank said online banking would still allow remote customers to access their accounts. But a new report warns of problems with broadband connectivity.

fibre_optic_cable_strands_coloured

23rd November, 2017 - 8:39 am (6 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today announced that they are revoking and re-examining the changes imposed under their 2016 Business Connectivity Market Review (e.g. Dark Fibre Access), which follows a BT supported ruling from the Competition Appeal Tribunal against their market definitions.

money pile

22nd November, 2017 - 1:29 pm (17 Comments)

The Government’s Chancellor, Philip Hammond MP, has today given his Autumn Budget 2017 speech and committed to invest £500 million into a “range of initiatives from artificial intelligence, to 5G and full fibre broadband” (£385m for the latter two specifically). But it’s not “new” money.

true telecom uk isp

17th November, 2017 - 11:26 am (0 Comments)

Troubled phone and broadband ISP True Telecom, which went into administration at the end of last month (here), has now been hit with yet another major problem after Ofcom slapped them with a £300,000 fine for mis-selling their landline telephone services to over 100 people.

cityfibre street works fibre optic urban

17th November, 2017 - 10:52 am (0 Comments)

A further 150 businesses in the South Fengate part of Peterborough (Cambridgeshire, UK) can now access a 1Gbps capable connection, which comes after Cityfibre completed the 4km extension of their existing c.120km fibre optic Ethernet and broadband network in the cathedral city.

blowing fibre optic cable to fttc cabinet

17th November, 2017 - 8:30 am (6 Comments)

The Hammersmith & Fulham Council in London UK has reached an agreement with Openreach (BT) that will see a further 2,000 homes and businesses being put within reach of their ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) superfast broadband network.

wessex internet van

16th November, 2017 - 4:57 pm (0 Comments)

The Ranston Estate has agreed terms to acquire M12 Solutions’s share of their alternative network ISP Wessex Internet, which has deployed a mix of fibre optic (FTTH) and fixed wireless broadband services into rural parts of North Dorset, South Wiltshire and East Somerset in England.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

15th November, 2017 - 8:46 am (1 Comment)

UK Internet provider TalkTalk has today published their interim results for the 6 months to 30th September 2017 (H1 2018), which reveals that they added +46,000 new on-net broadband subscribers in the period to total 3,993,000 (29% of those use their FTTC/H “fibre broadband” network).

advertising standards authority uk 2016

15th November, 2017 - 8:02 am (0 Comments)

A new ruling against Plusnet by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) means that UK business ISPs will now also need to combine the price of phone line rental and broadband when advertising related packages, which is a rule that has previously only applied to residential services.

business broadband connection voucher uk

15th November, 2017 - 7:35 am (8 Comments)

The Government has unveiled a £2m trial that offers vouchers worth between £500 to £3,000 to help businesses in four areas around the United Kingdom to get a Gigabit (1000Mbps+) broadband service installed, which is focused on helping to extend “full fibre” (FTTP) infrastructure.

Vodafone UK 2016

14th November, 2017 - 12:34 pm (9 Comments)

Vodafone has published their latest Q3 2017 (calendar) results, which saw their fixed line broadband base grow by +33,000 in the quarter to total 278,000 (better than the +29K added in Q2). Meanwhile 4G Mobile coverage (population) has reached 97% of the UK and they’ve cut their FTTC prices.

sewer pipes manhole uk

14th November, 2017 - 11:20 am (7 Comments)

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has today announced a new deal with Thames Water, which is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company, that will enable them to extend their fibre optic broadband and ethernet network by laying new cables through the sewers. Fibre-in-the-Sewers (FITS).

BT major fibre optic cable junction telephone exchange uk

10th November, 2017 - 3:41 pm (7 Comments)

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has today handed down judgement against the market definitions used in Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Review, which upholds the July 2017 ruling (here) and means that the plan to cut leased line charges or force Openreach (BT) to offer Dark Fibre is still stalled.

true telecom uk isp

7th November, 2017 - 4:59 pm (4 Comments)

Kent-based ISP True Telecom, which is under investigation by Ofcom for their handling of service migrations (here) and was recently find £85k by the ICO for “making illegal nuisance calls” that gave “the impression they were from BT” (here), has gone into administration.

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