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vodafone cityfibre ftth cable reels

14th November, 2018 (3 Comments)

The CEO of Vodafone Group, Nick Read, has told a meeting of investors that, at the wholesale fibre broadband ISP level, they’re “not engaging” with Openreach (BT) any more “in terms of any further opportunity,” which puts pay to earlier predictions of a new co-funded FTTP build. But they would talk to Comcast (Sky).

Vodafone UK 2016

13th November, 2018 (10 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP Vodafone UK has reported that they added +44,000 new fixed line home broadband customers during the last quarter (Q2 FY19) to total 479,000, which is down from the +52,000 added in the previous quarter to June 2018. Meanwhile their mobile base shrank to 17,055,000 (quarterly fall of -377,000).

broadband vouchers ultrafast gigabit uk full fibre

12th November, 2018 (24 Comments)

The government has today revealed that 7,000 UK businesses and surrounding homes have taken advantage of their £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS), but strong demand means they now expect the funding to dry up a year sooner than expected. In response the top voucher values have been cut to £2,500.

van_for_openreach_bt_engineers

9th November, 2018 (6 Comments)

A new report from Sky News is claiming that BT has appointed investment bank Lazard to oversee the possible £200m+ sale of their BT Fleet division, which owns and manages many of the vehicles used by Openreach and various other companies including the AA, EDF and National Grid etc.

cityfibre microtrenching york uk

8th November, 2018 (20 Comments)

A Sky News report has today claimed that TalkTalk’s proposed £1.5bn plan to roll-out a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 3 million UK premises may have stalled, which allegedly stems from a valuation dispute with investment partner Infracapital.

virgin media cable network street works

8th November, 2018 (15 Comments)

The latest financial update (calendar Q3 2018) from cable ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has seen them add a further 109,000 UK premises to their ultrafast broadband and TV network coverage, while their internet access subscriber base hit 5,202,900 (up by 36.4k in Q3 vs 30k in Q2 and 31.2k in Q1).

london city 2017 uk

5th November, 2018 (1 Comment)

London focused UK ISP G.Networks and their investment partner Albion Capital have closed a new deal, which will result in Cube Infrastructure Managers (Cube IM) providing an “initial” £60m of additional funding to help roll-out FTTP “ultra-fast broadband” to serve 120,000 premises (“businesses and residents“).

major capacity fibre optic cables

2nd November, 2018 (13 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today begun consulting on their new Business Connectivity Market Review 2018/19 (BCMR), which among other things is proposing “unrestricted access” to Openreach’s (BT) cable ducts / telegraph poles to boost fibre broadband. It will also try again to impose a Dark Fibre Access (DFA) product.

BT HQ UK Building Logo

1st November, 2018 (30 Comments)

BT Group has released their latest results to the end of September 2018 (Q2 – 18/19 financial), which reveals that the coverage of Openreach’s “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) G.fast network has reached 1290000 UK premises and FTTP covers 682,000 (13,000+ to “full fibre” per week). Plus there’s £712m to boost “fibre” cover.

pound coins pile uk

29th October, 2018 (30 Comments)

The Government’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, has today set out his autumn 2018 budget and confirmed that he will inject an “additional” £200m+ to help “full fibre” broadband ISP networks reach rural areas. He also set out policy proposals to encourage FTTP for new build homes and existing apartments.

fibre optic superfast broadband cable

26th October, 2018 (8 Comments)

Some 4,000 small businesses in South Wales and South West England could benefit after network builder Nextgenaccess secured an investment of £22m from the UK Government backed National Digital Infrastructure Fund (NDIF), which among bigger plans will also build a new 80km fibre optic link between Bristol and Newport.

bt_ceo_philip_jansen_2019_uk

25th October, 2018 (5 Comments)

After a lengthy hunt the UK telecoms giant, BT, has finally found a replacement for their outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Gavin Patterson, in the form of ex-Worldpay co-chief, Philip Jansen (age 51). Patterson will continue to serve as CEO until 31st January 2019.

cityfibre mk home build ftth houses

24th October, 2018 (46 Comments)

They’ve done it. Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has announced that their backers have agreed to establish a £2.5bn fund, which will help the operator extend their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband ISP network to cover 5 million premises in 37 UK cities and towns by the end of 2024.

Origin Broadband Logo 2016

18th October, 2018 (21 Comments)

Sporadic reports are coming in this morning from customers of the Doncaster-based ISP Origin Broadband, which appears to be giving some of their subscribers just 30 days’ notice to change ISP before they are disconnected due to a “network restructure outside of our control.”

businesses need broadband connections

17th October, 2018 (14 Comments)

A new survey of 10,053 UK employees (inc. 322 telecoms workers) from 25 sectors by Salary Finance has found that 52% of telecoms workers reported experiencing financial worries, while 59% suffer stress, 47% claimed they were more prone to panic attacks, 46% felt depressed and 52% of engineers were tackling sleeplessness.

aquiss uk isp

16th October, 2018 (9 Comments)

Shropshire-based ISP Aquiss has reduced the price of their symmetrical 1Gbps Fully Managed Business Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) “full fibre” broadband product to £375 +vat per month, which is available around 14 towns and cities across the United Kingdom.

uk-customer-experience-awards-2018

15th October, 2018 (2 Comments)

Broadband ISPs and telecoms operators EE, BT, O2 and XLN Telecom have picked up several wins at the annual UK Customer Experience Awards 2018, which is one of those internal industry focused events that may not properly reflect independent feedback or opinions from actual consumers.

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