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11th January, 2021 (7 Comments)

An international team of researchers from Japan, the USA and France has managed to achieve a world record data transmission speed of 1 Petabit per second (or 1,000,000 Gigabits) in a single-core multi-mode optical fibre cable, which is 2.5 times faster than the previous record of 0.4Pbps.

5th January, 2021 (10 Comments)

Openreach has announced a new ‘Proof of Concept‘ (PoC) to test a change to the current Network Adjustment process in their Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) product, which could help alternative UK network ISPs to more efficiently rollout new FTTP broadband networks via Duct Overlay.

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4th January, 2021 (2 Comments)

Bandwidth infrastructure company euNetworks has acquired 100% of the shares of The Loop from UK ISP Gamma, which is a 180km long Dark Fibre network that rings its way around central Manchester, Salford and Trafford. The network is used to serve major data centre operators, enterprises and public sector organisations.

27th December, 2020 (43 Comments)

As the level of “gigabit capable” UK broadband ISP network coverage continues to rapidly expand then more and more people are now finding out what those working within telecoms and computer networking have known for a long time –  being able to get or harness the full 1000Mbps (1Gbps) isn’t always possible.. yet.

16th December, 2020 (2 Comments)

The Adur & Worthing Councils have just handed UK business ISP MLL Telecom a 5-year contract to provide them with a managed network service, which will make use of a new Dark Fibre network to support public WiFi, CCTV, Community Safety CCTV for Sussex Police, as well as LPWAN and IoT sensors.

15th December, 2020 (1 Comment)

The North Wales Economic Ambition Board (NWEAB) has said that they’re making “major progress” on the £8m project to deploy a new gigabit speed Dark Fibre network in North Wales, which aims to connect 350 public sector sites across Denbighshire, Anglesey, Conwy, Gwynedd, Flintshire and Wrexham.

14th December, 2020 (3 Comments)

SSE Enterprise Telecoms (SSEET) has just connected the first 22 of 190 public sector sites (hospitals, council buildings, education sites etc.) in Aberdeenshire (Scotland) to their new gigabit-capable Dark Fibre network, which is being funded by £10.5 million from the UK Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) programme.

12th December, 2020 (6 Comments)

The UK division of civil engineering firm Lite Access Technologies, which specialises in deploying fibre optic (e.g. FTTP) broadband infrastructure (they’ve won contracts with Cityfibre, Gigaclear etc.), has filed a notice of intent to appoint an administrator after they suffered “challenges” related to their “ongoing builds” and COVID-19.

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11th December, 2020 (14 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today fined BT (Openreach) £6.3m after they were found to have “failed to meet regulatory obligations” during a tender for the recent £50m Northern Ireland Public Sector Shared Network contract in 2017/18. The decision follows a complaint made by rival company Eir.

10th December, 2020 (6 Comments)

The Perth & Kinross Council in Scotland has awarded SSE Enterprise Telecoms (SSEET) the £2m contract to deploy a new 19km long gigabit-capable “full fibre” network in the area, which will help to “boost economic activity” and connect 31 locations (public sector sites) across the city region.

10th December, 2020 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic supplier DZS appears have become one of the success stories in the post-Huawei era. The company has recently agreed new supply deals with a number of UK broadband ISPs, including KCOM and Grain Connect, which will help the providers to rollout their 1Gbps+ Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) networks.

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3rd December, 2020 (5 Comments)

The CEO of Ofcom UK, Dame Melanie Dawes, today told the FTTH Council Europe that the regulator intends to give operators’ deploying “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband networks as much flexibility to build as possible and thus doesn’t “expect to introduce cost-based prices for fibre services until at least 2031.”

3rd December, 2020 (6 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe has published their annual market forecast for the growth of “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband ISP networks, which finds that some countries are expected to see an “outstanding growth” in the number of homes passed in 2026 compared to 2019, such as Germany (+730%), the United Kingdom (+548%) and Italy (+218%).

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2nd December, 2020 (19 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) has confirmed that they’ve “reluctantly” begun a high court case against budget broadband ISP TalkTalk, which reportedly centres on a dispute over unpaid fees (said to be worth c.£16m) for wholesale access to its high-speed fibre optic based Ethernet products.

1st December, 2020 (47 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has generated a furious response from alternative UK broadband networks (AltNets) after they introduced a new fee on certain FTTP linked connections, which broadband ISPs have described as being “punitive” and a “blatant attempt by [the operator] to regain a monopoly” that is likely to “slow the rollout of full fibre.”

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1st December, 2020 (0 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group (its.), which manages and builds a number of fibre optic and hybrid wireless broadband ISP networks across parts of the UK, appears to have split off its wholesale “full fibre” business into a new division with the imaginative title of ITS Wholesale.

27th November, 2020 (10 Comments)

The on-going rollout of gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP networks across the UK, as well as in other countries, may soon be starting to benefit from the use of Augmented Reality. This can help engineers to see – with more clarity than ever – exactly what sort of infrastructure already exists under the surface.

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