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19th October, 2017 - 12:16 pm (0 Comments)

Small and medium sized businesses (SME) on the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, which sits on the southern end of Spain’s Iberian Peninsula in the Mediterranean sea, can now get access to symmetrical broadband speeds of up to 200Mbps via GibFibre‘s fibre optic (FTTH/B) network.

fibre optic cable strands

18th October, 2017 - 11:41 am (0 Comments)

Openreach has today advised us about the forthcoming launch of their new Optical Spectrum Access (OSA) product for ISPs (OSA Filter Connect), which appears to be a Dark Fibre style solution that has been designed to address many of the perceived failings of a “one-size fits all” regulated product.


18th October, 2017 - 11:06 am (0 Comments)

Alternative ISP Voneus, which has deployed their ‘up to’ 100Mbps capable “Wireless Fibre To The Home” (WFTTH) broadband network into a number of UK rural areas, has announced the acquisition of rival provider Cotswold Wireless for an undisclosed sum.

genesis technical systems dsl rings

17th October, 2017 - 4:18 pm (2 Comments)

Canadian firm Genesis Technical Systems, which last month got their “last mile” mBond kit approved for use on Openreach’s hybrid fibre FTTC (VDSL2) broadband network in the UK (here), has now secured their first orders from Hertfordshire based ISP Next Generation Access (NGA).


13th October, 2017 - 10:04 am (2 Comments)

Reports claim that the Daisy Group, which supplies communication and broadband services to businesses across the UK, could shortly appoint investment bankers to manage a sale of the business. Under the plan it’s alleged that Daisy could auction itself off for £1.5bn during the first half of 2018.

warwicknet broadband cabinet

11th October, 2017 - 12:01 am (8 Comments)

Last month WarwickNet became the first alternative network ISP to launch a 500Mbps capable G.fast hybrid fibre “ultrafast broadband” service for businesses via their own street cabinets (here), which would be well above Openreach’s 330Mbps peak. Today we have some new details to share.

fibre optic cable spectrum colours

5th October, 2017 - 2:19 pm (0 Comments)

The Norfolk County Council (NCC) will next week debate the prospect of making a bid worth £13m to the UK Government’s new £200m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) programme, which could help to bring Gigabit class FTTP broadband services to public sector sites and businesses.

vodafone uk 2017 mobile sim logo

5th October, 2017 - 8:06 am (4 Comments)

Vodafone has decided to refresh their brand identity and strapline across all 36 countries in which they are present, which means a tweaked 2D logo redesign and a strategy that will aim to promote the theme of optimism about the future (expect to see this, a lot: “The future is exciting. Ready?“).

cityfibre peterborough deployment hm treasury minister

2nd October, 2017 - 10:36 am (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has today signed a new deal with Cheltenham-based ISP Bamboo, which will support the roll-out of their 500Mbps and 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cater for businesses in the large town of Cheltenham and the city of Gloucester (Gloucestershire, England).

consumer switching uk broadband and phone

2nd October, 2017 - 9:11 am (5 Comments)

The Social Market Foundation, a non-partisan think tank, has warned that broadband and telephony remain “highly concentrated consumer markets” and a lack of effective competition can translate into higher prices, poorer services, less choice and possibly lower rates of investment or innovation.

fibre optic broadband and ethernet network cable

28th September, 2017 - 8:08 am (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has published their latest results for the six months to 30th June 2017 (H1), which reveals that they now have 4,235 connected customer premises on their UK “full fibre” FTTP network (up from 3,962 in H2 2016) and a total of 3,556 route kilometres of operational ducted fibre (up from 3,383km).


28th September, 2017 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

City-centric fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has signed a new deal that will see their 1Gbps broadband network (FTTP/B) being extended to cater for SACO’s stock of serviced apartments across the United Kingdom, which exist in many of the same urban areas as the operator’s existing network.

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25th September, 2017 - 8:01 am (0 Comments)

The Connecting Cambridgeshire project, which is currently helping to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to 99% of homes and businesses in the county by the end of 2020, has setup a new online survey in the hope that local businesses can help them to spot any remaining gaps in coverage.


22nd September, 2017 - 4:10 pm (32 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“.

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