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25th September, 2017 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

Mark Heraghty, Non-Executive Chairman of civil engineering firm the John Henry Group, has told ISPreview.co.uk that FTTP lines are the “only real future proof” broadband solution for the UK, but issues with notice and permit schemes, training and wayleaves can hurt progress.

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18th September, 2017 - 12:01 am (11 Comments)

The roll-out of “ultrafast” fibre optic broadband services using Gigabit capable FTTH/P/B technologies is continuing to ramp up in 2017, with our latest annual estimate of total premises passed across the United Kingdom reaching 1,084,500 (up from 780k in 2016) and this is set to surge.

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4th September, 2017 - 9:34 am (0 Comments)

The Emtelle Group, which manufactures blown fibre and ducted network solutions for telecommunications providers, has acquired Moore GmbH in Germany. The move forms part of a major €30 million investment by the firm into their manufacturing plants across Europe, which is needed to boost supply.


31st August, 2017 - 2:10 pm (6 Comments)

Alternative network provider Voneus, which has been busy delivering internet connections of up to 100Mbps into UK rural areas by using their ‘Wireless Fibre To The Home’ (WFTTH) service, has pledged to “ensure … fast broadband services become noticed as a basic ‘human right’“.

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30th August, 2017 - 11:40 am (37 Comments)

The Government of the United Kingdom has this week started a new consultation on their proposal to introduce 100% business rates relief for new “full-fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband networks (estimated to be worth £60m), which will run from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2022.

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29th August, 2017 - 8:04 am (1 Comment)

Utility infrastructure provider GTC (Brookfield Utilities UK) appears to have responded to Openreach’s (BT) increasingly attractive FTTP “full fibre” broadband offer for new build home developers by enhancing their rival proposition via the Home Builders Federation, which makes it more accessible.

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5th August, 2017 - 12:01 am (13 Comments)

Some fibre optic broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe appear to be suffering from a shortage in supply of certain high capacity optical fibre cables from major European manufacturers, such as OFS and Tratos, which in some cases is causing huge delays.

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24th July, 2017 - 1:47 pm (1 Comment)

Fibre optic builder Cityfibre has today announced that the first connections on their new £3.24 million Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband and Ethernet network in Southend-on-Sea have gone live. The deployment in Essex is being supported by business ISP Onecom.

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20th July, 2017 - 9:00 am (11 Comments)

The North Skye Broadband (NSB) project, which had been planning to deploy a B4RN-like fibre optic broadband network to 2,000 rural premises on the Northern side of the Isle of Skye in Scotland, has given up its application for significant state aid support after facing repeated delays.

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19th July, 2017 - 8:24 am (2 Comments)

The ITS Technology group has appointed Hub Network Services (HNS) to become the wholesale provider for Bristol City Council’s recently re-purposed BNET fibre optic Ethernet and broadband network, which was commercialised to supply Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTP) services to local businesses.

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14th July, 2017 - 1:57 pm (1 Comment)

The Liberal Democrat Councillor for Winslow in Buckinghamshire, Llew Monger, has challenged the financial health and progress of the Aylesbury Vale Broadband project that has been rolling out an ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband network to a number of rural villages.


12th July, 2017 - 9:56 am (0 Comments)

Last year Community Fibre revealed an aspiration to extend their 1Gbps+ fibre optic broadband (FTTH/B) network to cover 500,000 homes in London (here) and today they’ve moved a step toward that by securing £11.3m of private equity investment from RPMI Railpen and existing shareholders.


11th July, 2017 - 12:01 am (6 Comments)

Ultrafast “Full Fibre” ISP TrueSpeed Communications, which has been deploying a new 100Mbps+ Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to rural areas in North East Somerset (England), has managed to attract a huge investment of £75m from Aviva Investors to help expand their network.

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10th July, 2017 - 1:43 pm (30 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority has announced that their existing probe into the use or abuse of “fibre broadband” terminology in ISP adverts, which can currently apply to both slower hybrid fibre (FTTC / HFC DOCSIS) and ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTP/H) services, is being extended.

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7th July, 2017 - 11:14 am (22 Comments)

The B4RN inspired Fibre for Rural Nottinghamshire (F4RN) project, which is rolling out a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network to houses in rural Fiskerton and Morton, has been disrupted by £1,000 worth of damage after several of their cable ducts were cut by vandals.

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4th July, 2017 - 5:06 pm (0 Comments)

The Government has today introduced their new Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill 2017-19, which among other things sets out the mechanism for supporting their 100% business rates relief on new 5G Mobile and “full-fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband networks (estimated to be worth £60m).

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3rd July, 2017 - 11:36 am (15 Comments)

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) has granted first-stage approval (‘consent‘) to a new standard called L.110, which specifies a lightweight optical cable that could make it easier and cheaper for communities to roll-out their own FTTH/P ultrafast broadband networks.

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