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VX FIBER LilaConnect FTTP street worker

16th June, 2022 (5 Comments)

Network developer VXFIBER (inc. subsidiary LilaConnect) has once again faced criticism over their work to build a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across the Staffordshire (England) city of Stoke-on-Trent, which recently saw them being hit with £2,460 of roadworks fines in just one week.

virgin media o2 network engineer in data centre 2021

16th June, 2022 (7 Comments)

The Telford and Wrekin Council in Shropshire (England) and broadband ISP Virgin Media O2 Business have agreed a new “multimillion-pound” partnership to connect 200 public sector sites (schools, council, libraries etc.) to the operator’s “multi-gigabit … full fibre” network, which could also help to extend residential services.

Hampshire-Openreach-Cable-Break

9th June, 2022 (27 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP Giganet in Hampshire, particularly those connecting through their Point of Presence (PoP) in the Winchester Exchange, are among those suffering from a major outage after “significant damage” was caused to one of Openreach’s main fibre spine cables by a “large excavation team” in Basingstoke.

26th May, 2022 (5 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group (its.) has today revealed that their wholesale full fibre broadband and Ethernet network – known as ‘Faster Britain‘ – has started to deploy across part of 8 additional locations in and around London, the Midlands, and the Northwest of England.

man carrying optical fibre cable

15th May, 2022 (5 Comments)

A growing number of broadband ISPs and fibre optic network builders are in the process of establishing a new group called SHIFT (Safety & Health In Fibre Telecoms), which – as the name might suggest – aims to improve the sometimes far from perfect health and safety practices and standards in the UK fibre industry.

Commsworld-and-Alncom-FTTP-Rural-Countryside

12th May, 2022 (2 Comments)

Last year saw rural ISP Alncom enter into a new partnership with business provider Commsworld (here) to help support the rollout of their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across parts of Northumberland and Durham in England. The fruits of this agreement are now starting to show.

virgin media o2 network engineer in datacentre 2021

26th April, 2022 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media Business (VMO2) has today confirmed that they’ve reduced the prices of their high-capacity fixed wholesale services to businesses, ISPs and rival networks across all Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) bandwidths and National Ethernet services. Some by as much as 2.8% per annum.

Zayo-Dark-Fibre-Map-UK-and-Ireland-2022

25th April, 2022 (0 Comments)

The Zayo Group, which operates a large metro and long-haul fibre optic network in the UK, has completed the build of a new high-capacity Dark Fibre network at Proximity’s edge colocation data centre in Chester Gates near Manchester – they’re also nearing completion of another connection for Proximity’s Nottingham edge data centre.

20th April, 2022 (11 Comments)

Openreach has this week launched a new Ethernet (Ethernet Access Direct) product – EAD Rugged 1G – into the UK market that has been designed to replace their ‘Street Access‘ service, which enables ISPs to run a dedicated 1Gbps fibre optic line to connect street furniture (bus shelters, kiosks, lamp posts, cabinets etc.).

TalkTalk Logo on Blue Wall

4th April, 2022 (7 Comments)

UK broadband ISP TalkTalk has today given their business and wholesale connectivity division a boost by entering into an agreement to acquire Virtual1 for an undisclosed sum. The deal will help to grow their scale as a national provider of Ethernet (EAD / leased line) solutions and to strengthen its capabilities.

Female Engineer at Fibre Exchange

25th March, 2022 (26 Comments)

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA), which represents UK alternative full fibre and fixed wireless broadband ISP networks, has warned that Openreach’s (BT) plan to close 4,600 exchanges creates a huge and costly problem for many of their rivals in the alternative network space.

fibre optic orange cable blast 2016 gigapixel

24th March, 2022 (1 Comment)

Jisc, which provides network and IT services to the education sector, has once again chosen Neos Networks to deliver yet another of their new Dark Fibre networks, which will this time be used to serve their sites (e.g. Universities and Research Centres) in Northern Ireland with speeds of up to 100Gbps (Gigabits per second).

wales uk future

19th March, 2022 (12 Comments)

The Welsh Government (WG) has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they recently extended their multi-million pound Public Sector Broadband Aggregation (PSBA) network contract with BT’s Enterprise division, which has been operational since 2007 and was awarded to the incumbent in 2014 (here).

fibre optic cable cords gigapixel

11th March, 2022 (0 Comments)

Scotland-based UK business ISP Commsworld, under direction from consultancy firm CGI, have recently finished laying 20km of fibre optic cabling to overhaul and upgrade their Borders infrastructure, resiliency and capacity to help connect all of the region’s nine secondary schools to gigabit speed broadband.

finger touching fiber optic on technology background

10th March, 2022 (3 Comments)

The UK Government (Building Digital UK) has this evening announced the completion of the “largest public sector broadband project” in Wales, which has enabled 620 public sector sites (hospitals, police stations, libraries etc.) to get access to a lightning-fast full fibre network connection.

connectus_isp_logo

10th March, 2022 (1 Comment)

Business focused UK ISP and Managed Service Provider Connectus has announced that their gigabit-capable “full fibre” broadband and Ethernet network is being extended to cover three additional business parks in the North of England, including the Waterside Business Park in St Helens, Canal Side and Chowley Oak in Chester.

fibre optic cable strands gigapixel

10th March, 2022 (1 Comment)

The Highlands and Islands Enterprise in Scotland has announced the completion of a joint £7.7m state aid funded project to build a new gigabit-capable “full fibre” broadband and Ethernet network to connect 154 public sector sites (schools, NHS, council etc.) across Inverness, Fort William, Thurso and Wick. But it’s also fostering FTTP.

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