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BT-Workers-Strike-in-London-on-29th-July-2022-by-CWU

12th August, 2022 (3 Comments)

The Communications Workers Union (CWU) has today announced that up to 38,000 of BT and Openreach’s unionised workers, as part of their ongoing pay dispute with the telecoms and broadband provider, will go on a second major national strike this month – this time occurring on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st August.

8th August, 2022 (1 Comment)

The Telecom Acquisitions Group (Global4) has today announced that they’ve acquired yet another UK broadband ISP and phone provider in the shape of Poole-based Hive Telecom, which follows a series of prior acquisitions that included Home Telecom, Eclipse Broadband, Fleur Telecom and Weekly Broadband.

CWU-Banners-Draped-Over-a-Bush-in-UK

5th August, 2022 (12 Comments)

The recent two-day national strike by up to 38,000 of BT and Openreach’s unionised workers (here) – due to a dispute over pay – does not appear to have caused any significant problems for either the operator or its customers. At least that is the feedback we’ve had from UK broadband ISPs and alternative networks.

talktalk uk broadband isp 2020

5th August, 2022 (18 Comments)

Low cost focused UK ISP TalkTalk has finally reached an agreement to acquire around 100,000 broadband and phone customers from rival operator Ovo Energy, which is perhaps more familiar to consumers by the brand name of SSE (i.e. OVO’s retail division acquired that base in 2020 and has retained the brand under licence).

4th August, 2022 (11 Comments)

UK ISP Zzoomm has today announced that they’ve decided to adopt Iskratel’s XGS-PON based Optical Line Terminals (OLTs) and Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) to help power their UK rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which already covers 50,000 premises.

FullFibre Engineer Back of Jacket

3rd August, 2022 (1 Comment)

Network operator FullFibre Limited, which is currently rolling out a new full fibre (FTTP) broadband network to serve “at least” 500,000 UK premises by 2025, has announced that they’ve appointed Adele Whild as Director of Delivery and Ross Duke as Chief Technical Officer (CTO).

Quickline 5G SA ORan Launch Team

3rd August, 2022 (1 Comment)

Full fibre and wireless broadband provider Quickline has teamed up with Mavenir to, they claim, become the first ISP in the UK to commercially deliver a cloud-based 5G Standalone (SA) Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) solution for Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) service in a Shared Access Spectrum licence.

CommunityFibre-Home-Phone-Visual

2nd August, 2022 (14 Comments)

London-focused UK ISP CommunityFibre has appointed contact solutions provider SVL to upgrade their existing contact centre by migrating it to the cloud-based Amazon Connect platform. The move is intended to help expand their support centre over the coming years to meet the needs of a growing customer base.

Virgin Media O2 Female Fibre Splicer

29th July, 2022 (31 Comments)

The parents of Virgin Media (Liberty Global) and O2 (Telefonica), supported by InfraVia Capital Partners, have today announced the creation of a new Joint Venture (JV) to build an XGS-PON based and wholesale focused Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network that will cover “up to” 7 million additional UK homes.

BT-Workers-Strike-in-London-on-29th-July-2022-by-CWU

29th July, 2022 (53 Comments)

Up to 38,000 workers at national broadband and communications giant BT (including Openreach) are today beginning day one of their two-day national strike over pay (the first one since 1987), with the second due to take place on Monday next week. So far, BT has shown no sign of giving in to the pressure.

Giganet logo 2021

28th July, 2022 (5 Comments)

UK ISP Giganet, which offers full fibre broadband services to homes and businesses via several platforms (e.g. Openreach, CityFibre and its own build network), has today launched a new wave of new Business FTTP and high capacity Ethernet products to the Channel market (i.e. telecoms resellers, MSPs and ISPs).

28th July, 2022 (16 Comments)

Broadband ISP and mobile operator Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2) have published their joint Q2 2022 results, which saw fixed broadband reach 5,612,000 customers (up by 16,000 in Q2 2022 vs -1K in Q1) and their FTTP coverage reach another 114,000 premises. The fixed line network now covers 15.9m premises (54% of UK).

BT_WelcomeBack-5

28th July, 2022 (4 Comments)

The BT Group has published their Q1 2022/23 results to June 2022, which saw the coverage of Openreach’s gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network reach 7.957 million premises (up by a record of 763K in the quarter vs 752K last quarter). Meanwhile, EE’s 5G network now reaches 55% of the UK population.

exascale_fibre_optic_cable_drums

28th July, 2022 (13 Comments)

Network builders and broadband ISPs in the UK have confirmed that they’re also being affected by a shortage in optical fibre cables, which has caused significant delays to lead times on deliveries and pushed up prices of such cables by as much as 70% since March 2021. But contrary to some reports, the cable cost is not the main issue.

27th July, 2022 (2 Comments)

Connectivity Services provider Aqua Comms has announced the completion of their work to deploy the Celtix-Connect 2 subsea fibre optic cable, which now runs between Ireland (Dublin), the Isle of Man and England (Blackpool). The move means more resilient and faster broadband for premises on the isle.

27th July, 2022 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media Business UK (VMO2) has today announced that their wholesale division is working to deliver network services, including diverse Dark Fibre and optical high capacity services up to 100G, to customers across Proximity’s portfolio of regional colocation data centres.

truespeed_fttp_engineer_and_van

27th July, 2022 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP Truespeed, which is deploying a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across rural parts of South West England, has today announced that they’ve so far connected 300 businesses in the region to their new ultrafast broadband network.

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