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ms3 van and engineer

16th January, 2019 (0 Comments)

Communications provider MS3, which operates an independent dark fibre optic and business focused broadband network in Hull (East Yorkshire), has completed a number of major network upgrades to add capacity and extend its reach into Data Centres in London and Manchester.

pure_broadband_wireless

15th January, 2019 (1 Comment)

The East Riding of Yorkshire (England) focused ISP Pure Broadband, which primarily operates a mix of fibre optic (FTTP) and fixed wireless (5GHz) based broadband networks for businesses and homes in the Hull area, has said they have “big plans” to expand after gobbling rival provider Relax Broadband.

fibre optic cables bt engineer hands

15th January, 2019 (6 Comments)

Openreach (BT) is to trial a new UK Fibre Infrastructure Pre-Build product for Communication Providers (ISPs etc.), which a briefing says will “allow them to start the fibre infrastructure build in parallel to their own site or network readiness.”

mount everest

12th January, 2019 (6 Comments)

A series of new ITU standards promise to help encourage the ‘Do-It-Yourself‘ generation to build their own Terabit capable remote broadband networks. The standards propose a cheap, tough and lightweight optical fibre cable that can be laid on the grounds surface, underwater, aerially or shallow buried with hand tools.

ethernet optical fibre

10th January, 2019 (0 Comments)

Business focused UK ISP MLL Telecom has today announced that they’ve been appointed by Fife Council in Scotland to transition and transform the local authority’s existing Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure, not least by adding additional bandwidth to council sites via a new 10Gbps capacity core network.

fibre optic cables from above

9th January, 2019 (4 Comments)

The Crawley Borough Council have announced that West Sussex (England) has been successful in its bid to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), which means that 75% of business rates collected can now be kept locally. Most of the extra money will go toward Gigabit broadband upgrades.

fibre optic blue green strands

4th January, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Greater London Authority’s Strategic Investment Pot has awarded £800,000 to the Borough of Havering, which will be used to deploy a new ultrafast fibre optic network into the Rainham area. This could be used for improving connectivity to both public sector sites and businesses.

bob falconer

3rd January, 2019 (0 Comments)

Network builder Nextgenaccess, which recently secured £22m from the UK National Digital Infrastructure Fund (NDIF) to help spread its 10Gbps fibre optic broadband to businesses in South Wales and South West England (here), has appointed the former CEO of ISP Gamma (Bob Falconer) to be its new Non-Executive Director.

fibre optic cables and uk network server setup 2017

21st December, 2018 (2 Comments)

The infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Prudential, Infracapital, has purchased a 50% stake in UK communications provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms (SSEET). The deal itself is said to be worth up to £380m and values the provider at more than £700m.

fibre optic lines meet uk network cables

21st December, 2018 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Baltic Broadband and the not-for-profit Liverpool Internet Exchange (IX Liverpool) have today jointly announced that their 10Gbps business focused fibre optic network in Liverpool (Merseyside) has been expanded to include the Everton and Vauxhall areas.

gigaclear fibre optic cables ultrafastunderriver.com

19th December, 2018 (13 Comments)

Rural fibre optic broadband ISP Gigaclear, which is currently still in the process of trying to tackle some significant civil engineering delays, has upgraded their core transport network to make use of Ciena’s 6500 Packet Optical platform. The move supports the provision of 100G channels across the UK.

fibre optical broadband uk network cable

12th December, 2018 (10 Comments)

A new report from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned that the UK Government must take “urgent action” and “fast track [new] laws” in order to ensure the delivery of its aspiration to achieve nationwide coverage of future 5G mobile by 2027 and “full fibre” (FTTP) Gigabit broadband ISP networks by 2033.

united kingdom coloured counties map

11th December, 2018 (4 Comments)

Over the next few years the UK will witness a surge in alternative fibre optic (FTTP) broadband ISP networks, which means that investment and competition will vary a lot by geography. In response Ofcom has today begun consulting upon a new approach to how they set regulation and define such markets from 2021.

vodafone 4g 5g mobile manholes

10th December, 2018 (11 Comments)

Most of the time when a mobile operator wants to improve their network coverage then they install new base stations or small cells in high locations, such as on top of a building, mast or street light. Now Vodafone has decided to go in the opposite direction by installing small antennas “below street level.”

fibre_optic_cables_multiple_colours

5th December, 2018 (0 Comments)

The North of Tyne Combined Authority has announced that it will bid for £12m of public funding from Wave 3 of the UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) fund, which could be used to extend “ultrafast broadband” (e.g. FTTP) ISP networks to connect “tens of thousands of local homes and businesses.”

cityfibre sign

5th December, 2018 (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has secured the £11.9m contract to build a new Gigabit (1Gbps+) capable “full fibre” broadband / Ethernet network in Suffolk (England), which will initially focus on connecting public sector sites across 10 towns before being expanded to reach local businesses and possibly homes. ISP MLL Telecom is also involved.

cityfibre arqiva uk cabinets and lamppost pilot 5g full fibre

4th December, 2018 (3 Comments)

Fibre optic broadband building Cityfibre has today joined forces with wireless infrastructure company Arqiva to construct the UK’s “largest” multi-million pound pilot of a new wholesale, 5G ready Small Cell infrastructure in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Mobile operators rejoice.

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