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Fiber optics network cable on technology background

4th August, 2022 (14 Comments)

BT Wholesale has launched a new 100Gb Data Centre Connect (DCC) product, which enables network operators to benefit from a single 100Gbps data centre port, which marks a nice improvement on the current approach (i.e. achieving such speeds would normally require the aggregation and management of multiple 10Gbps circuits).

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3rd August, 2022 (0 Comments)

The £23.8m deployment by Virgin Media Business (VMO2) of a new 2,700km long “full fibre” network in Greater Manchester, which is designed to connect over 1,500 public sector sites, has also resulted in 17 public sites – including homeless shelters, charities and community centres – benefiting from free fibre broadband until 2025.

exascale_fibre_optic_cable_drums

28th July, 2022 (13 Comments)

Network builders and broadband ISPs in the UK have confirmed that they’re also being affected by a shortage in optical fibre cables, which has caused significant delays to lead times on deliveries and pushed up prices of such cables by as much as 70% since March 2021. But contrary to some reports, the cable cost is not the main issue.

27th July, 2022 (2 Comments)

Connectivity Services provider Aqua Comms has announced the completion of their work to deploy the Celtix-Connect 2 subsea fibre optic cable, which now runs between Ireland (Dublin), the Isle of Man and England (Blackpool). The move means more resilient and faster broadband for premises on the isle.

27th July, 2022 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media Business UK (VMO2) has today announced that their wholesale division is working to deliver network services, including diverse Dark Fibre and optical high capacity services up to 100G, to customers across Proximity’s portfolio of regional colocation data centres.

CityFibre ODF in Fibre Exchange

25th July, 2022 (30 Comments)

Network builder CityFibre has today announced that they will begin upgrading their national UK GPON based full fibre broadband ISP network to harness XGS-PON technology from April 2023, which will enable them to offer symmetrical download and upload speeds of up to 10Gbps – Gigabits per second (9.953Gbps to be exact).

HS2-Trains-UK-Route-Map

20th July, 2022 (45 Comments)

The CEO of UK ISP 4th Utility, Tony Hughes, has today said that access to reliable broadband should be a basic human right and that now is the time for the Government to “rethink” their investment in the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project. Instead, Tony believes that such funding should be diverted to upgrade broadband infrastructure.

Svella-Connect-Engineers

13th July, 2022 (0 Comments)

Investment company Svella Plc, which owns and operates civil infrastructure firm Svella Connect, has today acquired two Aberla Group business operations from administrators – Aberla Energy and Aberla Utilities, safeguarding 19 jobs in Warrington (Cheshire, England).

ethernet optical fibre

13th July, 2022 (1 Comment)

The ITS Technology Group (its.), which operates 35 wholesale full fibre broadband and Ethernet networks across urban areas of the UK, has today announced a significant new partnership with high bandwidth wholesaler Virtual1 (TalkTalk) that appears set to combine their respective network reach.

glide 2020 logo uk isp

13th July, 2022 (2 Comments)

Business and residential ISP Glide Group, which is currently working to extend their UK full fibre broadband network (leased lines and FTTP etc.), has today announced that they’ve acquired 100% of the shares of London-focused full fibre and smart city provider Velocity1 Ltd from Quintain.

12th July, 2022 (7 Comments)

The Broadband Forum has published a new standard that may help to tackle the issue of vendor lock-in on Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP networks, which can result in the management cycle of optical modems (ONU / ONTs) being tied to a specific vendor’s Optical Line Terminal (OLT).

fibre optic cables green and blues

4th July, 2022 (0 Comments)

Derby-based communications provider E-volve Solutions has today revealed that it’s looking to expand their existing full fibre and fixed wireless access (FWA) broadband networks, which are currently focused on smaller firms in Derbyshire, to serve UK homes and other businesses in “rural areas” with “speeds up to 10Gbps“.

liverpool_city_region_full_fibre_rollout_map_by_ITS

2nd July, 2022 (2 Comments)

Some 150 businesses based on the Sci-Tech Daresbury site have become the first to benefit from a new 212km full fibre broadband and Ethernet network called LCR Connect, which is being built as part of a £30m project backed by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, ITS Technology and NGE.

30th June, 2022 (3 Comments)

The Government has tonight announced that a joint £82m investment by the Departments for Culture (DCMS) and Education (DfE) will mean that, over the next 3 years, as many as 3,000 primary schools across rural England will now get access to broadband (full fibre) speeds of up to 1000Mbps.

Prysmian Group Sirocco HD Cable

20th June, 2022 (11 Comments)

The Colchester Borough Council‘s recent multi-million pound project to build a new Dark Fibre network across the Essex town (here) appears to have also been one of the first places in the UK to deploy the Prysmian Group’s latest Sirocco HD cable, which can fit 552 fibres into a diameter of just 8.2mm.

VX FIBER LilaConnect FTTP street worker

16th June, 2022 (5 Comments)

Network developer VXFIBER (inc. subsidiary LilaConnect) has once again faced criticism over their work to build a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across the Staffordshire (England) city of Stoke-on-Trent, which recently saw them being hit with £2,460 of roadworks fines in just one week.

virgin media o2 network engineer in data centre 2021

16th June, 2022 (7 Comments)

The Telford and Wrekin Council in Shropshire (England) and broadband ISP Virgin Media O2 Business have agreed a new “multimillion-pound” partnership to connect 200 public sector sites (schools, council, libraries etc.) to the operator’s “multi-gigabit … full fibre” network, which could also help to extend residential services.

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