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19th September, 2019 (0 Comments)

The stated-owned telecoms operator JT (Jersey Telecom), which recently deployed a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network to cover the English Channel Island of Jersey, is celebrating today after being short-listed in two categories as part of the World Communication Awards 2019.

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13th September, 2019 (1 Comment)

A new piece of research from Oxera, which was commissioned by the Broadband Stakeholder Group think-tank, has helped to highlight some of the benefits (better employment, increased economic activity etc.) that UK Local Authorities could expect if they help to rollout 5G mobile and “full fibre” broadband.


12th September, 2019 (3 Comments)

Fibre optic UK network builder Cityfibre has announced that the CEO of their sibling business connectivity focused ISP Entanet, Elsa Chen, has been appointed to the new role of Chief Customer Officer. Elsa will now be responsible for CF’s end-to-end customer experience strategy across all market verticals.

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11th September, 2019 (9 Comments)

Shropshire-based UK ISP Aquiss has today announced that they intend to withdraw their old copper line ADSL and ADSL2+ based broadband packages from 31st December 2019. Existing customers will continue to be supported but their main focus will now be on fibre-based FTTC, FTTP / FTTH and GPON products.


6th September, 2019 (3 Comments)

ISP Connectus Group has teamed up with former England Rugby Union and British Lions player, Phil Greening, to help guide its efforts to deliver “gigabit capable broadband, VOIP and Cyber Security solutions” to stadia and other venues across the UK. The first to benefit has been the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester.

cityfibre fibre optic cable duct

4th September, 2019 (8 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has today signed a new strategic supplier agreement with Cubis (CRH Group), which will see them supply the UK operator with access chambers, covers and cable management systems to aid their FTTP broadband deployments until December 2020.

openreach core fibre optic telecoms cable

29th August, 2019 (6 Comments)

A new report reveals that Ofcom’s recent decision to soften regulation of BT’s (Openreach) high speed fibre optic Ethernet / data lines in the Central London Area (CLA) has resulted in rival UK ISPs – TalkTalk and Vodafone – lodging an appeal against the decision with the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT).


12th August, 2019 (5 Comments)

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) ISP Quickline, which is part of Bigblu, has today announced that they’ve secured an investment of £12 million to help rollout a new unlimited “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) capable network to 30,000 premises across the north of the United Kingdom (or at least part of it).

exchange fibre openreach

8th August, 2019 (3 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) will today soft launch a new Dark Fibre X product into the UK market that is based off Ofcom’s somewhat restrictive design, which for the time being only focuses upon the limited inter-exchange connectivity market.

telcom wholesale fibre

1st August, 2019 (0 Comments)

Business broadband and communications provider Telcom has today unveiled its new partner business, Telcom Wholesale, which claims to be diversifying the wholesale carrier market by “offering an extensive route to up-stream carriers infrastructure” (inc. “boutique fibre network providers” such as The Loop and CityFibre).

virgin media coaxial copper cable advertised as fibre optic

24th July, 2019 (10 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority‘s decision to allow slower “part fibre” (hybrid fibre) broadband ISPs to use “fibre” terminology in their broadband adverts is starting to look increasingly silly, particularly now that Ireland has joined a number of other countries by moving to ban such promotions.

vodafone 5g antenna

24th July, 2019 (1 Comment)

Mobile operators O2 and Vodafone have today finalised a deal that will extend their existing joint 50:50 network sharing agreement to include 5G mobile active equipment, such as radio antennas, on shared network sites across the UK. But earlier proposals to deliver a “shared, future proof fibre” network have not materialised.


23rd July, 2019 (5 Comments)

SSE Enterprise Telecoms (SSEET) claims to have found a disparity in the connectivity needs of London-based UK business verses businesses in regional towns. In response they’ve today launched five new optical-enabled data centres in Northampton, Milton Keynes, Hemel, Stickley Park and Newport, Wales to help.

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23rd July, 2019 (8 Comments)

The UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) programme has approved a £12m bid from the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), which will support the rollout of a new Gigabit capable fibre optic network to public sector sites across rural parts of Newcastle, North Tyneside (Tyne and Wear) and Northumberland.

fibre optic lines meet uk network cables

19th July, 2019 (0 Comments)

Portsmouth-based business ISP Elite has today announced the expansion of their Dark Fibre network and related Ethernet (leased line etc.) services into the Birmingham and Manchester areas, which means they’re now available to local exchanges in over 136,000 UK postcodes.


18th July, 2019 (1 Comment)

Ofcom has today opened a new investigation to examine whether BT has complied with its charging obligations, which occurred after the UK operator indicated to the regulator that it may not have correctly billed for Excess Construction Charges (ECCs) when providing new business lines (Ethernet services etc.).

fibre optic jungle

11th July, 2019 (8 Comments)

Dorset-based My Fibre Limited, which describes itself as a “mechanical or industrial engineering” company that runs some Dark Fibre networks, has proposed to extend their network and may build an ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP service for a rural community in mid-Wales.

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