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submarine fibre optic cornwall

18th July, 2018 (1 Comment)

New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has warned that rising sea levels will soon threaten the land-based stations for undersea fibre optic cables, as well as data centres and other vital international telecoms infrastructure situated in or around low lying coastal areas.

virgin media optical fibre is coax copper

16th July, 2018 (21 Comments)

A Censuswide survey of 3,422 home broadband ISP users has found support for Cityfibre’s legal challenge of the current UK advertising rules, which they say “misleadingly” allows so-called hybrid fibre ISPs to promote their services as being “fibre optic” despite using slower metallic cables (e.g. copper).

quickline_network_outage

11th July, 2018 (1 Comment)

The Managing Director of fixed wireless broadband ISP Quickline (Bigblu Broadband), Steve Jagger, has publicly apologised to customers after their network was hit by a major outage that began yesterday morning and stemmed from the loss of multiple fibre optic connections.

gigabit jersey uk jt

11th July, 2018 (3 Comments)

The stated-owned telecoms operator JT Group (Jersey Telecom) has quietly confirmed that after 6 years they’ve finally completed the build of a new 1Gbps capable “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband ISP network on the English Channel Island of Jersey. Any old copper lines will soon be gone too.

sse telecoms 2016 pop uk map

9th July, 2018 (5 Comments)

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has this morning announced that their UK fibre optic network will be extended to another 180,000 UK business post codes by unbundling 177 extra BT Exchanges. Apparently the operator’s 13,700km “dark-fibre like” network will also be capable of delivering up to 100Gbps to each exchange.

boundless_networks_van

5th July, 2018 (6 Comments)

Alternative network ISP Boundless Networks has teamed-up with Networx3 to bring 1Gbps capable “full fibre” broadband and Ethernet services to businesses in the town of Haslingden (Lancashire, England), specifically those based on the Courtyard business site along Grane Road.

earthquake uk fibre optic science seismology

5th July, 2018 (0 Comments)

Underground optical fibre networks aren’t just brilliant at delivering ultrafast broadband ISP speeds to UK homes. A team of German scientists have found that they can also be used to detect Earthquakes, as well as other seismic signals from hammer shots, passing cars or wave movements in the ocean.

fiber optic cable blue

2nd July, 2018 (0 Comments)

CableLabs, which is best known for creating the DOCSIS standard that underpins modern cable networks (e.g. Virgin Media in the UK), has today released two new specifications that bring “hyper speed” Point-to-Point Coherent Optics technology to the access network and that means more capacity.

cityfibre fibre optic development uk

28th June, 2018 (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has announced that two ISPs (Exa Networks and JSPC Computer Services) have been approved to provide education and business connectivity services over their forthcoming Gigabit capable fibre optic (FTTP / Ethernet) network in West Sussex, which is being built as part of a new contract with the county council.

uk fibre optic broadband cable

26th June, 2018 (7 Comments)

Comms provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms has today introduced a new technology platform with Infinera, which harnesses the XTM series for metro fibre optic networks and claims to create a “credible UK alternative to costly new cable laying projects” by offering a resilient “dark fibre-like” network to businesses.

telcom uk isp logo

25th June, 2018 (1 Comment)

UK ISPs Telcom Group and Pinacl Solutions have today announced that they’ve entered into an exclusive partnership, which will see the pair working together to bid on the government’s Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) contracts and to launch a new Gigabit fibre optic “hypercity” in Newport and Bristol.

fibre optic orange cable blast 2016

25th June, 2018 (3 Comments)

The Institute of Directors, which represents roughly 35,000 business leaders and directors, has proposed that one way to boost the national UK rollout of fibre optic broadband services would be for Openreach (BT) to abolish the access costs for ISPs seeking to tap into their network infrastructure.

network and internet connections

22nd June, 2018 (0 Comments)

Business ISP MLL Telecom, together with its partner Cityfibre, will invest £2.25m to extend their core infrastructure after the former was awarded the EastNet contract to deliver a new Wide Area Network (WAN) solution and centralised services to Cambridgeshire County Council, as well as the wider community.

connexin trial elva-1 ppc-10g

14th June, 2018 (0 Comments)

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) UK ISP Connexin appears to be in the build out phase of an upgrade to their Bradford business network, which is planned to cover the entire West Yorkshire city and should be able to deliver gigabit speeds (full duplex) using millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum.

wales north uk growth bid

14th June, 2018 (0 Comments)

New information suggests that around £56m from the proposed £383.4m North Wales Growth Bid could be invested (over a period of between 5 to 15 years) in order to help expand the availability of Gigabit and “ultrafast” capable “full fibre” (FTTP) style broadband networks in the country’s northern half.

virgin media coaxial copper cable advertised as fibre optic

12th June, 2018 (17 Comments)

The UK High Court has today granted Cityfibre permission to proceed with its Judicial Review of the Advertising Standards Authority’s decision regarding the use of “fibre” terminology in broadband ISP advertising, which the operator has often accused of being “misleading” for consumers.

fibre_optic_cable_cords

12th June, 2018 (3 Comments)

Competition over fibre isn’t just a matter for broadband ISPs. Scotland-based Emtelle, which is a global manufacturer of blown fibre and ducted network solutions for the industry, has today launched patent infringement proceedings in the UK High Court against Hexatronic over their competing air blown fibre products.

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