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Optical Fibre Network Connector Lit

15th September, 2021 (12 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe has today published their latest forecast for the growth of “full fibre” (FTTP/H/B) based broadband ISP networks across Europe, which predicts that the United Kingdom will see a staggering growth of +488% over the next five years to achieve 25 million homes passed by 2026 (up from 7m by the end of 2021).

14th September, 2021 (18 Comments)

Internet giant Google has today announced that their new private subsea fibre optic cable – ‘Grace Hopper‘, which will run between the USA (New York), UK (Bude, Cornwall) and Spain (Bilbao), has landed in South West England. The new cable has enough capacity to carry data at speeds of c.340Tbps (Terabits per second).

Manufacturing BT Hollow Core Fibre Cable

13th September, 2021 (0 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT and Lumenisity, a spin-out from Southampton University, has taken two of their recent developments in the UK and today combined them in order to conduct the “world’s first” trial of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), a method of ultra-secure communications, over hollow core fibre optic cable.

8th September, 2021 (0 Comments)

Neos Networks, which operates a huge 24,480km+ long fibre network via 477 related Points of Presence (PoPs) that ISPs and businesses can harness across the United Kingdom, has today announced that they’re expanding their high capacity connectivity across Lancashire in England.

The Sun - Solar Flare and CME

8th September, 2021 (17 Comments)

Once every 100 years or so our sun emits a massive Coronal Mass Ejection (CMEs) and these can be enough to cause damage to certain electrical systems, satellites and power grids etc. But a new study has also warned of an “internet apocalypse” because the next such event could knock out critical submarine fibre optic cables.

1st September, 2021 (0 Comments)

Business ISP MLL Telecom, which has already delivered one £4.44m state aid funded Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) contract to build across South Essex (connecting 129 public sector sites), has today confirmed that they’ve won a substantial Dark Fibre network extension project from the Association of South Essex Local Authorities (ASELA).

1st September, 2021 (3 Comments)

Colt Technology Services and Getlink have today signed an exclusive new 25-year agreement to install and operate a new multi-Terabit speed fibre optic IQ Network through the Channel Tunnel, which runs between the UK (Folkestone, Kent) and France (Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais) under the English Channel sea.

network cables closeup with fiber optical background

31st August, 2021 (2 Comments)

American firm ADTRAN, which is known for supplying a variety of full fibre broadband kit and services to UK ISPs and network builders from Openreach (BT) to CommunityFibre and more, has announced a new deal to merge with a similar European telecommunications vendor called ADVA in order to boost their global reach.

Symbol max broadband speed meter

29th August, 2021 (32 Comments)

At one point or another, most UK people will have probably attempted to run a web-based speed test on their broadband connection, but have you ever wondered how well some of the most popular speed testing services do when confronted by a fully capable 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) service? For a bit of fun, we tried to find out.

26th August, 2021 (10 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today set out the wholesale prices that alternative network (AltNet) builders will have to pay when using the operator’s Ethernet (e.g. EAD) products to feed their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband services to end-users, which caused some annoyance within the market.

trains network rail engineers

25th August, 2021 (2 Comments)

Business communications provider aql has launched a new wavelength “Express Service” between the cities of Leeds and Manchester in England, which offers broadband ISPs and mobile operators, among others, access to a 1-100Gbps fibre optic link (capacity) by harnessing Network Rail’s new high-capacity trackside fibre network.

17th August, 2021 (2 Comments)

Neos Networks, which operates a 24,480km+ long fibre network via over 477 related Points of Presence (PoPs) across the UK, has completed its £1.5m state aid supported Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) rollout project in Perth, Scotland, ahead of schedule. As a result, 31 public sector sites can now access gigabit speeds.

Bundle of optical fibers with lights in the ends lay on keyboard.

9th August, 2021 (0 Comments)

Communications and IT provider Modern Networks, which is being fuelled by a recent investment from Horizon Capital, has today announced the acquisition of Cambridgeshire-based broadband ISP Bridge Fibre. The latter mostly serves commercial properties and multi-tenant buildings (e.g. on business parks).

5th August, 2021 (1 Comment)

Fibre optic broadband builder CityFibre (CF) has announced that their strategic partnership with Neos Networks, which enables both sides to take more advantage of each other’s respective fibre networks, is being expanded to work across a further 9 cities in the United Kingdom.

glide 2020 logo uk isp

3rd August, 2021 (0 Comments)

Business and residential UK ISP Glide Group, which has built a national UK “full fibre” broadband network that reaches over 100,000 premises, has announced that their network is being extended to reach businesses in Corby (Northamptonshire), including on the large Corby Gate Business Park (i.e. an upgrade to their previous copper network).

26th July, 2021 (6 Comments)

Good news. The NO-UK cable project, which is being managed by consultancy firm SubSea Networks, has confirmed that a new subsea fibre optic cable between Norway and the UK, with capacity for data speeds of up to 216Tbps (Terabits), has finally arrived on this side of the sea by landing at Seaton Sluice beach near Newcastle.

fibre optic cables pile 2020

22nd July, 2021 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Stream Networks has today added ITS Technology’s (ITS) existing full fibre broadband and Ethernet networks to their wholesale platform. The provider is on a mission to effectively bring all of the United Kingdom’s fibre optic networks under one roof via their ‘Stream Wholesale Full Fibre Network‘.

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