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22nd September, 2017 - 4:10 pm (21 Comments)

Alternative network provider WarwickNet (CableCom) has today stolen a march on Openreach (BT) by upgrading their own street cabinets to support the latest hybrid-fibre G.fast broadband services with ultrafast download speeds of ‘up to’ 500Mbps (well above Openreach’s 330Mbps peak).

cityfibre billboard construction

22nd September, 2017 - 2:09 pm (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has connected the first public building (Allan’s Primary School) to their new 20km long Gigabit FTTP based Public Service Network (PSN) in the city of Stirling (Scotland), which is part of a £1.7m deal and is being supported by a 7-year contract with ISP MLL Telecom.

major capacity fibre optic cables

20th September, 2017 - 10:43 am (7 Comments)

Mobile operators O2, Three UK and Vodafone have warned that a recent decision by Ofcom, which prevented them from accessing Openreach’s (BT) existing cable ducts and telegraph poles in order to build new fibre optic backhaul links, could hinder the deployment of future ultrafast 5G Mobile services.

cityscape uk

19th September, 2017 - 2:08 pm (6 Comments)

A new study from business support firm Informi claims to have identified some of top 20 best cities and large towns in the United Kingdom to start a small business, with Ipswich (Suffolk) taking the top spot. Interestingly one of the key criteria is a strong level of access to “ultrafast broadband“.

fibre optic cables on pcb circuit board

13th September, 2017 - 1:22 pm (9 Comments)

Mobile and broadband provider Vodafone has published a new study that claims to have identified 50+ towns and cities across England that have “digital potential just waiting to be unlocked,” provided they can fully exploit their digital resources to drive economic growth.

fibre optic blue light abstract 2017

13th September, 2017 - 8:58 am (0 Comments)

The Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council in Northern Ireland has agreed to bid for £2.12m of public funding from the UK Government’s new £200m programme, which could help the region to build a new “Gigabit” fibre optic ring around the region and improve rural connectivity.

its technology group 2016

11th September, 2017 - 4:22 pm (2 Comments)

The ITS Technology group, which has built and manages a mix of fibre optic and fixed wireless broadband networks across the United Kingdom, has today appointed Carl Kameen (43) to be its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in order to help them “keep up with an increased market demand and uptake.”

hyperoptic fttp fttb broadband engineer van

11th September, 2017 - 9:51 am (2 Comments)

Ultrafast fibre optic broadband ISP Hyperoptic, which deploys their FTTP/B network into large buildings around dense UK urban areas, has been ranked 17th in the Tech Track’s latest league table of Britain’s 100 private tech companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest 3 years.

fluidone isp logo

8th September, 2017 - 6:34 pm (0 Comments)

Business communications provider FluidOne (formerly Fluidata), which also helps to supply a number of UK broadband ISPs, has replaced existing founder and CEO Piers Daniell with Chris Jagusz, who is currently acting as the ISP’s non-executive director.

hyperoptic fttp fttb wall install (Twitter)

7th September, 2017 - 10:57 am (10 Comments)

Urban fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has today appointed a new Chief Sales Officer (CSO), Floyd Widener, to help grow the company’s “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband network footprint towards its target of 2 million UK premises passed by 2022 and possibly 5 million by 2025.

fibre optic cables green and blues uk

4th September, 2017 - 9:34 am (0 Comments)

The Emtelle Group, which manufactures blown fibre and ducted network solutions for telecommunications providers, has acquired Moore GmbH in Germany. The move forms part of a major €30 million investment by the firm into their manufacturing plants across Europe, which is needed to boost supply.

fibre optic broadband and ethernet network cable

3rd September, 2017 - 7:57 am (15 Comments)

The Government has chosen a Sunday to announce that they’ve committed £10m from a new fund to launch 6 local pilots of “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband / Ethernet networks, which aims to “test innovative ways” of using the service to connect businesses, homes and public sector sites.

openreach logo 2017

2nd September, 2017 - 7:59 am (9 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has published another round of price reductions for their Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) products, which primarily focuses upon the connection fees for their 100Mbps service and 1Gbps rental prices. The cuts should start from 1st October 2017, assuming Ofcom’s policy doesn’t change.


1st September, 2017 - 11:57 am (30 Comments)

Now here’s a product that we didn’t expect. UK ISP Evolving Networks has deployed its first “bonded” Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) connection to a business and they claim that part of the reason for this is because the existing network service is limited to an upload speed of 30Mbps.


31st August, 2017 - 11:07 am (8 Comments)

Communications provider Entanet, which was acquired by urban fibre optic developer Cityfibre in July 2017 for a cash consideration of £29 million (here), will unveil a range of new “full fibre” (FTTP) based internet access and “unbeatable” business Ethernet services next month.

network and internet connections

29th August, 2017 - 11:45 am (4 Comments)

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) has announced that it will significantly reduce their 10GE and 100GE (Gigabit) port fees at its regional internet exchange in Manchester (IXManchester), which will come into effect from 1st October 2017 and save up to 39.3% on the cost.

cityfibre fibre optic leeds dig

22nd August, 2017 - 10:56 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic (FTTP) infrastructure builder Cityfibre has today soft launched their new 1Gbps broadband and Ethernet network for SME businesses and public sector sites in the cities of Leicester and Nottingham, although local firms won’t be able to connect to the new service until this autumn.

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