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fibre optic blue explosion

20th March, 2019 (5 Comments)

The City of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire UK has announced that the £9.2m of public funding secured from the Government’s Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) programme will be used to “install ultrafast broadband across city” via a new 96km long “full fibre” (FTTP) network from Swedish operator VXFIBER.

sir charles k.kao

14th March, 2019 (8 Comments)

The CEO of UK fibre optic network builder Cityfibre, Greg Mesch, has today become the first person to receive the first Charles Kao Award at the annual FTTH Conference in Amsterdam, which recognises the “extraordinary contribution” of an individual to the acceleration of full fibre (FTTH / FTTB) broadband deployment.

blue fibre optic cable expansion

14th March, 2019 (22 Comments)

After years of waiting we’re pleased to report that the United Kingdom has finally been included into the FTTH Council Europe‘s annual 2019 country ranking, which lists the countries with the strongest subscriber penetration of “full fibre” (FTTP/H/B) ultrafast broadband ISP networks. Predictably.. we’re at the bottom.

fiber optic cable bright

13th March, 2019 (3 Comments)

The Government has today confirmed which UK regions have so far secured £53m out of the £95m allocation that was made available to local authorities as part of the £190m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) challenge fund last year (Wave 3), which aims to stimulate commercial investment in “gigabit capable” broadband networks.

juice broadband mimosa microwave wireless

7th March, 2019 (7 Comments)

Poole-based UK ISP Juice Broadband, which offers a mix of “full fibre” (FTTP) and wireless network solutions to homes and businesses along Dorset’s south coast, has extended their ultrafast fixed wireless broadband service to cover Bournemouth’s Lansdowne and Town Centre areas.

its technology group 2016

1st March, 2019 (0 Comments)

Business ISP RHM Telecommunications has joined the ITS Technology Group’s network platform, which among other things will give them access to the operator’s various wholesale multi-Gigabit capable “full fibre” services. RHM is understood to have a specific focus on tackling “connectivity blackspots” in Bristol and West London.

cityfibre fibre optic cable

22nd February, 2019 (3 Comments)

Network builder Cityfibre, which is working to roll-out a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 5 million UK premises by the end of 2024, has today signed a new £40m agreement with Hexatronic to supply the necessary passive fibre optic solutions for their deployment.

infrastructure broadband transport mobile uk

22nd February, 2019 (0 Comments)

A new report from the National Infrastructure Commission warns the UK Government not to “take their eye off the ball,” particularly after it identified that a large number of previously accepted recommendations (some related to mobile and “full fibre” FTTP broadband ISP connectivity) had yet to be implemented.

openreach-air-blown-ribbon-fibre-cable

21st February, 2019 (21 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has claimed that they could boost the roll-out of their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network by using a new type of air-blown ribbon fibre cable, which can be deployed “five times faster” than conventional cabling and is now under trial in Leeds UK.

openreach logo 2017

20th February, 2019 (0 Comments)

Openreach have begun developing a new chatbot called EiVA (Enterprise Intelligent Virtual Assistant) that could improve how UK ISPs interact with the network operator. Separately data analytics firm Qlik has claimed that they’ve helped to halve the time it takes to connect up “fibre broadband” customers.

fiber optic cable blue

18th February, 2019 (1 Comment)

The Government’s National Infrastructure Commission has today announced the launch of yet another study, which is seeking evidence on what “future changes” may be required to ensure regulation of the energy, telecoms (broadband and mobile) and water industries supports investment and innovation.

fibre optic cables coloured from above

11th February, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Association of South Essex Local Authorities (ASELA), which consists of Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Essex County, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock, has secured an investment of £4.5m from the UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) fund to help build a new Gigabit broadband network.

fibre optic cables green and blues uk

7th February, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Colchester Borough Council in Essex has today announced that they’ve secured a public investment boost of £3.45m from the UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) fund, which will enable the market town to expand their existing “ultrafast broadband” network.

fibre optical broadband uk network cable

7th February, 2019 (3 Comments)

Next week’s meeting of the Executive Board for Leeds City Council in Yorkshire looks set to approve a procurement process for finding a partner to build and deliver a new “full fibre” network, which will aim to deliver Gigabit broadband speeds to public sector sites across the district. Homes and businesses may also benefit.

router with fibre optic cables on top

7th February, 2019 (30 Comments)

The Confederation of British Industry has warned that Brexit is “sucking the oxygen out of priorities” like deploying “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband and 5G. Instead the business group wants the Government to “take practical steps this year” in order to close the Digital Divide between London and the rest of the UK.

cityfibre scotland fttp ftth dig

6th February, 2019 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has today officially unveiled their plan to build, operate and own a 114km Dark Fibre spine network across 10 towns in Suffolk, which is being supported by UK business ISP partner MLL Telecom and an award of £5.9m from the Gov’s Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) project.

trains network rail engineers

31st January, 2019 (0 Comments)

The UK Government has abandoned part of their £35m trial of 5G based mobile broadband and fibre optic technology on the Trans Pennine rail (train) route between Manchester and York, which is a joint effort between Network Rail, the Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) and 5G Testbeds & Trials (5GTT) projects.

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