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22nd July, 2024 (3 Comments)

Alternative UK network operators Trooli and OFNL, which are in the process of rolling out a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTT) broadband network across various parts of the United Kingdom, have today become the latest providers to join the Fibre Cafe connectivity aggregation platform.

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19th July, 2024 (3 Comments)

The Ordnance Survey (OS), which creates and maintains detailed location (map) information for Great Britain, claims to have launched a “game-changing advantage” for alternative broadband networks (Altnet) that can help them to roll-out full fibre lines by “eradicating time-draining obstacles“, such as missing data for multi-dwelling units (big residential buildings).

18th July, 2024 (0 Comments)

London-focused UK business internet provider Vorboss, which has rolled out a 100Gbps capable full fibre network across the city centre, has today announced that they’ve appointed two new chiefs to their top leadership team – Jason O’Malley as Chief of Commercial Operations (CCO) and Malcolm Puddefoot joins as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).


17th July, 2024 (0 Comments)

All of the shares belonging to Swindon-based fibre optic kit and cable supplier AFL Telecommunications Europe have recently been acquired by Italian firm Tratos Cavi Spa, which is a similar supplier. The acquisition deal aims to increase TRATOS’ footprint in the UK alongside its existing electrical cable manufacturing facility in Knowsley.

15th July, 2024 (1 Comment)

Business focused broadband ISP Skyline Networks appears to be gearing up for an expansion of their fibre optic and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network, which is already delivering gigabit-capable broadband and Ethernet (leased line) style services to parts of Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Norfolk.


11th July, 2024 (6 Comments)

Network operator CityFibre, which has already expanded their full fibre broadband ISP network to cover 3.6 million UK premises, claims to have made the testing of new products, network technology changes and software upgrades “up to” 100x faster – while also increasing test capacity by 300% – through the adoption of a fully automated test environment.


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8th July, 2024 (22 Comments)

The new UK Government is off to a rapid start this week and has already appointed Peter Kyle (MP) to be the new Secretary of State at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), which oversees many of the country’s public broadband and mobile infrastructure projects. But bigger news on planning is expected from the chancellor, Rachel Reeves, today.


5th July, 2024 (3 Comments)

London-focused UK business ISP Vorboss, which has already rolled out a 100Gbps capable full fibre network in the city centre, have just opened a new City of London headquarters (office) at Exchange Square (Liverpool Street) to meet demand and support growth.


29th June, 2024 (10 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has begun the process of toughening up their stance on compliance with their “whereabouts” rules. This could see them taking further contractual action against alternative UK broadband networks (altnets) that struggle to reach the necessary 90% performance threshold, which might eventually include restrictions on network access.


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28th June, 2024 (1 Comment)

A new world data speed record has just been set after a team of Japanese researchers from the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), using a standard commercially available optical fibre, managed to reach a transmission rate of 402.2Tbps (Terabits per second) over a distance of 50km.


26th June, 2024 (4 Comments)

The Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) and Neos Networks have revealed that their ongoing £7.25m “GigaHubs” project has now connected 180 public sector sites (schools, hospitals etc.) to a new gigabit-capable full fibre broadband network. But the work won’t complete until they reach the contracted 193 sites, later this year.

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25th June, 2024 (10 Comments)

A seemingly new alternative network provider called Vale Communications Infrastructure (part of the Vale Group) has sprung up with a plan to deploy a new full fibre (10Gbps capable XGS-PON) broadband and wireless network, which is targeting coverage of 1.2 million premises passed – across 19 towns – by the end of 2025.



24th June, 2024 (6 Comments)

The Milton Keynes-based Complete Technology Group (CTG), which is a UK landlord advisory service that also runs Complete Fibre (i.e. they install full fibre broadband infrastructure into large residential buildings / MDUs), has announced that it will “withdraw its current service offer” from the market over the “coming months“.


18th June, 2024 (0 Comments)

The Powys County Council (Cyngor Sir Powys) in mid-Wales has this afternoon announced that they’ve awarded a broadband roll-out contract to the BT Group (Openreach), which will connect 24 “hard to reach sites” to a new full fibre network and will also benefit at least 78 more that are on route to them (possibly rising to as many as 119).


7th June, 2024 (14 Comments)

The long-running 2Africa project, which is in the process of building a 45,000km long subsea (submarine) fibre optic cable between the United Kingdom and most of coastal Africa, has confirmed that telecoms giant Vodafone has just helped to land the new cable in England at a site in Bude (Cornwall).

ITS Technology engineer full fibre

3rd June, 2024 (6 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group, which operates 36 wholesale full fibre broadband and Ethernet networks (“Faster Britain“) across urban parts of the UK for businesses and ISPs, has today announced that they’ve “refreshed” their suite of wholesale Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based products aimed at businesses that need to get digital-ready.


30th May, 2024 (8 Comments)

A new company called IOEMA Fibre has announced plans to build a new 1,371km long repeatered subsea fibre optic cable between the United Kingdom and several neighbouring countries in Europe, including the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Norway. The total “minimum” capacity of this will reach a blistering 1.3 Petabits per second!

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