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11th January, 2020 (13 Comments)

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has given its approval to the selection of a preferred bidder (due to be named within the next few weeks) to deliver on their Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) project, which originally aimed to deploy a 450km long Gigabit speed fibre network to serve 1,300 public sector sites.

9th January, 2020 (0 Comments)

The Portsmouth City Council, which last year awarded Cityfibre the £3.8m Local Full Fibre Network contract to rollout a new “gigabit-capable” Ethernet and broadband network to 200 public sector sites (here), has confirmed that UK biz ISP MLL Telecom have been chosen to provide services on the related Solent Network framework.

8th January, 2020 (20 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today launched their first combined Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26 (FTMR), which proposes major changes to help boost investment in “full fibre” broadband and high capacity Ethernet (leased line) services for both the residential and business connectivity markets.

7th January, 2020 (1 Comment)

Openreach has unveiled some new special offers to help ISPs facilitate their analogue telephone (WLR) to digital voice (VoIP), and copper to “full fibre” (FTTP), Exchange Upgrade trials (here, here and here) in Mildenhall (Suffolk) and Salisbury (Wiltshire) respectively.

7th January, 2020 (1 Comment)

ITS, which runs 24 alternative full fibre and hybrid (wireless and fibre) networks across the United Kingdom (current contracts enable access to over 70,000 premises), has today announced a new £45m deal with Aviva Investors to help “fast track” its plans to build new “full fibre” data and broadband ISP networks.

19th December, 2019 (3 Comments)

Cityfibre has today confirmed our October report (here), which revealed that Portsmouth City Council had awarded them the £3.8m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) contract to rollout a new “gigabit-capable” Ethernet and broadband network to c.200 public sector sites – both in and around the south coast city.

16th December, 2019 (0 Comments)

The UK Government has today approved fibre optic connectivity provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms (SSEET) as a supplier under the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) RM6095 agreement, which means that they’re now eligible to provide public sector buyers with “Gigabit-capable” connectivity services.

11th December, 2019 (0 Comments)

Business focused UK ISP MLL Telecom has today been awarded a new contract by the Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council (BCP) in Dorset to overhaul and consolidate three existing public sector network infrastructures (Wide Area Networks), totalling 83 sites, into one unified network.

10th December, 2019 (5 Comments)

UK ISP Telcom has today announced that they intend to “expedite” their roll-out of a 10Gbps capable “full fibre” and broadband network to cover “hundreds of residential and commercial premises” in Manchester and the wider North West of England, although details of their exact rollout plan remain unclear.

10th December, 2019 (21 Comments)

The Chichester District Council (CDC) in West Sussex (England) has confirmed their intention to enter into a new agreement with Cityfibre, which will see the operator extend their roll-out of a new “full fibre” Ethernet and broadband network in the cathedral city in order to help it cover a further 50 public sector sites.

5th December, 2019 (4 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has confirmed that they’ve started to roll-out their new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across the northern city of Newcastle (Tyne and Wear), which is expected to cost £50m and is being supported by their UK ISP partner Vodafone.

5th December, 2019 (3 Comments)

Well this is an odd but interesting one. A team of VTT scientists from Finland have successfully transmitted light over a new type of wood-based optic fibre cable, which has a core that is made from cellulose and this has the added advantage of being biodegradable.

28th November, 2019 (1 Comment)

Scotland-based UK business ISP Commsworld – supported by NE1 Ltd – has announced that they intend to build a new “full fibre” and broadband network around the central NE1 postcode area within the city of Newcastle (Tyne and Wear), which will be focused upon catering for the demands of both local businesses and public sector sites.

27th November, 2019 (8 Comments)

Ofcom are consulting on a new proposal that could remove a few key pieces of regulation from Openreach (BT), which is intended to support their analogue telephone (WLR) to digital voice (VoIP) and copper to “full fibre” (FTTP) Exchange Upgrade trials (here and here) in Mildenhall (Suffolk) and Salisbury (Wiltshire) respectively

27th November, 2019 (2 Comments)

Fibre optic provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms (SSEET) has been picked by Jisc to help from data connectivity speeds of up to 100Gbps to education and research centres across the Midlands of England. Key universities, such as Birmingham, Warwick and Nottingham, will be among those to benefit from the new contract.

23rd November, 2019 (5 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that their new Dark Fibre X product, which is only focused upon serving the very limited inter-exchange connectivity market, will now get its full launch (national UK availability) a little earlier than expected on 20th December 2019.

13th November, 2019 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Nextgenaccess has signed a new 20-year concession agreement with High Speed 1, which should support a track-side rail deployment of new fibre to help bring “essential ultra-fast broadband” within easy reach of Kent local authorities, ISPs, mobile operators and business communities (at no cost to taxpayer).

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