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5G official logo 3gpp

18th March, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Government’s Innovate UK programme, which is being supported by CELTIC-NEXT, has today announced that it’s making £1 million available to help businesses looking to partner with international companies on 5G mobile Research and Development (R&D) projects.

full fibre limited logo uk isp

15th March, 2019 (6 Comments)

The imaginatively named Exeter-based business ISP Full Fibre Limited, which currently claims to operate a core network between its two data-centres in London and fibre broadband access networks in Devon and Surrey, has revealed that they have tentative plans to expand their fibre network.

openreach engineer pulling cable

11th March, 2019 (16 Comments)

Last week saw Openreach (BT) publish a Final Reference Offer for their revised Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) product, which is intended to make it cheaper and easier for UK ISPs to deploy their own “full fibre” broadband networks via existing cable ducts and poles. But some challenges remain.

zzoomm

7th March, 2019 (9 Comments)

New internet provider Zzoomm, which was launched last month by Gigaclear’s founder and aspires to cover 1 million homes with Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology within the next 5 years (here), has announced that their network will deliver broadband speeds of 10Gbps to those they cover.

airband

6th March, 2019 (5 Comments)

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) ISP Airband, which last year secured an investment of £16m and hopes to bring superfast broadband to a further 50,000 premises across England and Wales by 2021, has reported that they’ve nearly doubled their staff and have moved into a new Worcester office (Kirkham House).

glide logo uk isp

5th March, 2019 (9 Comments)

A new survey of 1,000 UK office workers, which was conducted by business broadband ISP Glide, has claimed that 5% of businesses suffer multiple internet outages each day and 12% lose connectivity at least once a day. Respondents added that the average time to reconnect was 107 minutes.

cityfibre uk

1st March, 2019 (2 Comments)

Cityfibre has today appointed a former partner at global investment firm Goldman Sachs, Simon Holden, to become its first Group Chief Operating Officer, reporting directly to the CEO, Greg Mesch. Holden will help the operator to roll-out their new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network in the UK.

its technology group 2016

1st March, 2019 (0 Comments)

Business ISP RHM Telecommunications has joined the ITS Technology Group’s network platform, which among other things will give them access to the operator’s various wholesale multi-Gigabit capable “full fibre” services. RHM is understood to have a specific focus on tackling “connectivity blackspots” in Bristol and West London.

fluidone isp logo

28th February, 2019 (0 Comments)

Business focused UK ISP FluidOne (Rigby Group plc), which are perhaps best known for their broadband and mobile network aggregation solutions (Platform One), has today been acquired by mid-market private equity investor firm Livingbridge for an undisclosed sum.

bt uk isp logo

28th February, 2019 (0 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT has today announced that they’re creating more than 1,600 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs across areas such as engineering, customer service, TV production and cyber-security (inc. within EE and Plusnet). The new recruits will join its over 82,800 strong UK workforce during 2019.

virgin media uk

28th February, 2019 (75 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has published their latest results to the end of 2018 (calendar Q4), which saw their network extend to cover another 144,000 premises and their broadband base grow to total 5,224,600 (up by 21.7K in the quarter vs 36.4K in Q3). But they’re also boosting top speeds from 350Mbps to 500Mbps!

zzoomm

25th February, 2019 (33 Comments)

The founder and former CEO of UK rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear, Matthew Hare, has quietly used £1m of his own money to setup a new broadband provider called Zzoomm, which is an alternative network (altnet) that will focus on building 1Gbps+ Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) networks to homes in smaller cities and suburbs.

trunk networks

24th February, 2019 (0 Comments)

Business internet provider Trunk Networks has reduced the one-off installation cost of their Openreach based Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) ultrafast broadband packages from £113 to £50 +vat until 31st May 2019.

gigabit broadband voucher scheme uk logo

23rd February, 2019 (19 Comments)

It’s nearly a year since the Government launched their £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS), which offers up to £2,500 to help businesses and homes gain access to a 1Gbps capable connection. The latest data reveals that this has helped to create a total of 3,660 connections (value of £8,756,443).

openreach logo 2017

20th February, 2019 (0 Comments)

Openreach have begun developing a new chatbot called EiVA (Enterprise Intelligent Virtual Assistant) that could improve how UK ISPs interact with the network operator. Separately data analytics firm Qlik has claimed that they’ve helped to halve the time it takes to connect up “fibre broadband” customers.

5g mobile broadband users uk

13th February, 2019 (2 Comments)

A consortium of organisations in Worcestershire (England) have today switched-on Britain’s first factory trial of future 5G mobile technology, which is being funded by a grant of £4.8m from the UK government and will examine how the technology can help “smart factories” to become more productive.

fibre optic cables coloured from above

11th February, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Association of South Essex Local Authorities (ASELA), which consists of Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Essex County, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock, has secured an investment of £4.5m from the UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) fund to help build a new Gigabit broadband network.

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