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european union including united kingdom map

10th October, 2016 (28 Comments)

The European Commission has published a new Analysys Mason study that examines the cost of, among other things, providing 1Gbps capable fixed line broadband connections to all residential areas across the 28 EU member states, which for now still includes the United Kingdom.

Cable DOCSIS 3 from Virgin Media

11th August, 2016 (20 Comments)

The dream of Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which could in the next few years’ enable Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) cable networks (e.g. Virgin Media) to deliver symmetrical broadband speeds of 10Gbps (Gigabits per second), has moved a step closer thanks to Cisco’s new silicon reference design.

broadband funded by uk government

1st August, 2016 (0 Comments)

The Government’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) has shared with us an interesting summary of queries received and their responses to them for the newly proposed Broadband Investment Fund (BIF), which aims to help alternative network ISPs to secure funds for building new “ultra-fast” (100Mbps+) broadband infrastructure.

isle of wight fibre optic map uk

26th July, 2016 (2 Comments)

WightFibre, which is a cable (DOCSIS) operator that delivers 152Mbps broadband and TV across the Isle of Wight (South Coast of Hampshire, England), has deployed a 1000Mbps fibre optic (FTTH/P) network to a development of new build homes in the village of Wootton and more will follow.

coax_cable_virgin_media

25th July, 2016 (3 Comments)

Amidst all the talk about deploying expensive ultrafast pure fibre optic (FTTP/H) networks, it’s easy to forget that Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) / DOCSIS based cable broadband networks (e.g. Virgin Media) are still holding their own and a new report from Ovum suggests that the future will be bright.

united kingdom digital connectivity

19th July, 2016 (55 Comments)

The cross-party Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry into the coverage and performance of “superfast broadband” in the United Kingdom has today published its outcome, which heavily criticises BT for “over-reliance” on its old copper network, “significantly” under investing in Openreach and their “lack of ambition” towards rolling out ultrafast FTTP/H services.

full_duplex_docsis31

17th May, 2016 (14 Comments)

Nokia Bell Labs claims to have delivered a “world first” by demonstrating a prototype of their new XG-CABLE technology, which can achieve full duplex speeds of 10Gbps upstream and downstream simultaneously on Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) cable operators like Virgin Media in the United Kingdom.

virgin media fibre optic laying with tom mockridge

27th April, 2016 (25 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has announced that their on-going £3bn “Project Lightning” network expansion will work to ensure that “at least a quarter” of the additional 4 million UK premises being reached by 2020 2019 are to be connected using ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) technology.

jeremy_corbyn_mp

3rd March, 2016 (52 Comments)

The leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn MP, has claimed that broadband connectivity in the United Kingdom is being held back by “government foot-dragging and ideological dithering,” which he suggests can only be improved by pushing more public money towards fibre optic services.

superfast_broadband_meter

29th February, 2016 (39 Comments)

Not an iceberg’s chance in hell. The Institute of Directors, which represents around 35,000 business leaders and directors, has called on the Government to go beyond their current ambition to deliver a Universal Service Obligation of 10Mbps broadband for all by 2020 and take us to 10,000Mbps by 2030.

full_duplex_docsis31

18th February, 2016 (6 Comments)

Cable operators like Virgin Media (Liberty Global) are slowly gearing up to launch trials of their new DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which could push peak download speeds to 10Gbps (1Gbps upload). But now CableLabs claims to have proven the “viability” of a symmetrical 10Gbps using the same standard.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

16th February, 2016 (18 Comments)

Cable Internet and TV provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has published their results for Q4 2015 and revealed that they added +69,100 broadband users in the quarter to make for a total of 4,694,900 (up from the +55,500 added in Q3 2015). The new 300Mbps service will also be extended to “Home Workers“.

coax_cable_virgin_media

13th January, 2016 (18 Comments)

The next gen of ultrafast cable broadband technology, which is expected to be trialled by Virgin Media in the not too distant future, looks to have moved closer after CableLabs issued its first certifications to five DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem vendors (Askey, Castlenet, Netgear, Technicolor and Ubee Interactive).

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

6th November, 2015 (6 Comments)

Cable Internet, phone and TV provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has published their results to the end of Q3 2015, which reveals that they added +55,500 (net) UK broadband customers in the quarter to make for a total of 4,625,800 (43% take their 100Mbps+ services).

virgin media engineer street works

29th September, 2015 (49 Comments)

As expected Virgin Media (Liberty Global), the national urban-focused UK cable operator, has today launched another “free” increase to their subscribers broadband speeds up to a maximum of 200Mbps (Megabits per second), but it’s not as much as had been expected and uploads remain unchanged.

network_modem_cable

28th September, 2015 (1 Comment)

Analyst firm IDATE recently updated its World FTTx Database, which provides for an interesting snapshot of the different fixed line technologies that countries around the world are using for “superfast broadband“. Suffice to say that Europe and the UK love hybrid-fibre (VDSL / FTTC).

superhub_v3_virgin_media_connect_box

15th September, 2015 (18 Comments)

Liberty Global, which owns cable operator Virgin Media as well as other ISPs (e.g. Ziggo, Telenet and UPC), has offered up the first look at their new “Connect Box” device (Virgin’s next combined broadband router and cable modem). The name may be changed in the UK to SuperHub v3.

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