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cityfibre sign

20th September, 2018 (7 Comments)

Within the next week Cityfibre will finally begin the deployment of a new 1Gbps+ fibre optic broadband and Ethernet network in West Sussex, which aims to connect 152 council sites in Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Littlehampton, Shoreham and Worthing.

5g mobile sim logo uk

13th September, 2018 (2 Comments)

The UK Government has this week posted a brief update on their £200m national 5G Testbeds and Trials (5GTT) programme, which summarises all of their existing projects to test the future ultrafast wireless broadband technology and also hints at their plans for the next 12 months.

blue fibre optic cable expansion

4th September, 2018 (6 Comments)

Gigabit broadband and Ethernet speeds look set to connect public sector sites, businesses and social housing in the metropolitan borough of Tameside. The news comes after a new alliance was formed to help extend The Loop, which is known as Greater Manchester’s largest independent fibre optic network.

fibre optic blue green strands

30th August, 2018 (6 Comments)

Swedish fibre optic builder VXFIBER, which is currently working to deploy a new 1Gbps open access FTTP broadband ISP network across Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire (here), has today published a new ‘Digital Masterplan‘ to assist other UK Local Authorities in their plans for rolling out similar infrastructure.

sky ethernet uk

29th August, 2018 (4 Comments)

Sky’s business-to-business division has today announced the launch of their new Sky Ethernet service into the market (channel), which will be delivered via over 2,800 exchanges and a 7,500km fibre network that claims to cover 96% of UK business postcodes.

fibre optic blue strands cosmetic broadband picture

29th August, 2018 (1 Comment)

The UK Government has today opened the final (Wave 3) round of bidding for £95 million in funding to local authorities as part of their £190m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) challenge fund, which aims to stimulate commercial investment in “gigabit capable” broadband networks (rural and urban).

truespeed fibre optic dig to priston

28th August, 2018 (11 Comments)

Residents in the rural Somerset (England) communities of Sandford and Churchill will soon access ultrafast broadband speeds after UK ISP Truespeed Communications completed the build a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which was needed in order to connect the local Thatchers Cider business.

gatwick airport official media picture

20th August, 2018 (7 Comments)

The UK’s second largest airport, which serves 45 million passengers a year on short and long-haul flights, descended into farcical chaos today after a damaged Vodafone fibre optic cable took out the information screens and forced many passengers to get flight updates from hand-drawn white boards.

trains network rail engineers

17th August, 2018 (5 Comments)

The UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has today issued a new ‘Call for Expressions of Interest‘ in their proposed £35m trial of 5G based mobile broadband and fibre optic technology on the Trans Pennine rail (trains) route between Manchester and York in England.

ethernet optical fibre

13th August, 2018 (0 Comments)

Manchester-based ISP Vaioni Wholesale has announced a new “multi-million-pound” investment in its Ethernet Network (V.E.N), which they hope will enable them to build one of the “most powerful Software Defined Networks” in the United Kingdom. No sums were mentioned for the investment.

network ethernet links

9th August, 2018 (0 Comments)

UK ISP MLL Telecom has won the contract to upgrade internet connectivity infrastructure for South Ayrshire Council in Scotland with a new Wide Area Network (WAN). The aim is to completely replace the authority’s legacy wireless network infrastructure with a new a fully managed service.

algaasoi_fibre_optic_chip_laser

3rd August, 2018 (23 Comments)

A team of scientists from Japan and the EU have found a way to replace the use of many parallel lasers with a single frequency comb source, which has enabled them to push data at a speed of 661Tbps (Terabits per second) down a single-mode 30 core optical fibre cable.

fibre optic broadband and ethernet network cable

2nd August, 2018 (2 Comments)

The collaboration between the not-for-profit Liverpool Internet Exchange (IX Liverpool) and UK ISP Baltic Broadband, which is deploying a 10Gbps fibre optic network to businesses around central Liverpool (Merseyside), has now gone live to firms in the Lime Street / Renshaw Street area. More areas to follow.

fibre optic cable connections at BT Openreach

1st August, 2018 (12 Comments)

On 28th August 2018 Openreach (BT) will begin trialling a new 1Gbps variant of their existing Street Access product for UK businesses and wireless ISPs / network operators (previously limited to 100Mbps), which delivers Ethernet data connectivity to street furniture (lampposts, cabinets etc.).

asa_uk_adverts_trust

31st July, 2018 (44 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has today launched the Coppersaurus campaign, which aims to draw attention to the UK’s “prehistoric broadband” and support their court case to end “misleading” uses of “fibre” terminology in ISP adverts (i.e. when it’s used to describe slower hybrid copper and fibre connections).

cable_grab_john_henry_group

26th July, 2018 (12 Comments)

One subtle development that appears to have been overlooked this week is the Government’s move to publish a new guide for civil engineering (street works), which sets the best practice when constructing the next generation of Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) style broadband ISP networks.

cityfibre_mk_street_trench

26th July, 2018 (3 Comments)

Bradford-based UK ISP Exa Networks has been chosen by Cityfibre to supply businesses and education sites over their new Gigabit capable “full fibre” broadband and Ethernet network in West Sussex, which is being built with support from the Government’s £190m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) fund.

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