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10th June, 2021 (13 Comments)

Residents in the Staffordshire (England) city of Stoke-on-Trent have been venting their anger at VXFIBER‘s subsidiary LilaConnect, which occured after the local rollout of a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network caused a number of problems – from damaged driveways to cut broadband and electricity cables etc.

8th June, 2021 (5 Comments)

Neos Networks, which until recently operated a 20,000km+ long fibre network via over 350 related Points of Presence (PoPs) across the UK, has today announced that they’ve unbundled a further 201 exchanges on their network and aim to have 550 exchanges on-net by the end of the year.

8th June, 2021 (2 Comments)

A team of Toshiba’s scientists working at their Cambridge Research Laboratory in the UK have managed to extend the distance at which their quantum cryptography solution works in a fibre optic cable – Twin-Field Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) – from around a range of 100-200km to 600km.

1st June, 2021 (39 Comments)

BT has announced that they’ve begun trials of a new type of hollow core optical fibre cable at their BT Labs R&D facility in Adastral Park (Ipswich), which could in theory be more resistant to damage, while also delivering better performance (e.g. latency) for future broadband ISP and mobile connectivity services.

21st May, 2021 (8 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has published the first Draft Reference Offer for their second stab at an Ofcom regulated Dark Fibre Access (DFA) product, which gives rival UK network operators and broadband ISPs physical access to harness existing fibre optic cables to run leased line style services. But the new solution is more restrictive.

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18th May, 2021 (8 Comments)

The ITS Technology group, which builds and manages a number of full fibre broadband networks across the UK, has told their partners that the operator will install on-net lease lines to customers in 15 working days or less. If they fail then the operator will give away 3 months of connectivity for “free.”

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18th May, 2021 (9 Comments)

UK ISP Virgin Media Business has decided to change its contracting model to provide the wholesale connectivity market with greater flexibility and lower costs when customers take out one of their Ethernet, Dedicated Internet Access (leased line) or High Capacity Services (HCS). Excess construction charges will also be “abolished.”

12th May, 2021 (2 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe has published their annual 2021 market panorama, which ranks the countries with the strongest subscriber penetration of “full fibre” (FTTP/H/B) based ultrafast broadband ISP networks. The good news is that the UK has continued to show strong growth, but we remain stuck at third from the bottom.

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10th May, 2021 (0 Comments)

Business and residential UK ISP Glide Group, which has built a national “full fibre” broadband network that reaches over 100,000 premises, has acquired Concept Solutions People (CSP) for an undisclosed sum. CSP designs and builds bespoke fibre networks for councils, data centres, ISPs, and universities.

5th May, 2021 (8 Comments)

Portsmouth-based UK ISP toob, which is deploying a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to homes and businesses in the South of England (e.g. Hampshire and Surrey), has signed a new deal to harness the existing optical fibre infrastructure from Neos Networks to boost their rollout.

28th April, 2021 (0 Comments)

London-based UK ISP Luminet, which operates a mix of microwave fixed wireless and fibre networks in London (covering 400sqkm), has today signed a wholesale agreement to harness the ITS Technology Group’s new “full fibre” broadband and optical Ethernet network in order to “complement its own gigabit capable wireless services.”

26th April, 2021 (9 Comments)

Network Rail, which is responsible for running Britain’s railways, has revealed they will auction off 10,000 miles worth of their old trackside cable network (much of this still runs off legacy copper lines and is in need of an upgrade). The £1bn auction could help to support the UK rollout of gigabit broadband and 5G mobile.

22nd April, 2021 (0 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group (its.) has today announced the second expansion phase of their existing gigabit speed “full fibre” network (Ethernet and broadband) in the Nottinghamshire city of Nottingham, which will more than triple their digital infrastructure in the area and thus cover many more local businesses.

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20th April, 2021 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Giganet has just connected their 100th customer to CityFibre’s new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the south coast city of Portsmouth (Hampshire, UK). This might not sound like much, but for a smaller provider it comes only two months after the service first started to go live.

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20th April, 2021 (4 Comments)

Neos Networks (formerly SSE Enterprise Telecoms), which operates a 20,000km long fibre network across the UK and over 350 Points of Presense (PoPs), has today launched its new Ethernet over FTTx (EoFTTx) service for businesses and operators that need more affordable sub-1Gbps connections for their sites.

14th April, 2021 (5 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has signed a strategic collaboration with network integrator firm STL, which will see the company provide optical cable solutions to help support the UK operator’s ongoing deployment of gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP networks to 20 million UK premises by 2025-30.

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31st March, 2021 (5 Comments)

Network operator SSE Enterprise Telecoms (SSEET), which manages a large business focused fibre optic network (Ethernet, Dark Fibre etc.) that spans across the United Kingdom, has decided to start the new financial year by rebranding themselves as Neos Networks (meaning “new network“).

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