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fibre optic lines meet uk network cables

16th May, 2018 (2 Comments)

A new partnership between SSE Enterprise Telecoms and Sky Business (Sky Broadband) has today been signed, which will see the two working together to deliver high-capacity and cost effective Ethernet data connectivity to businesses across the United Kingdom.

virgin media fibre optic spades

14th May, 2018 (26 Comments)

The rumour mill has burst into full swing this morning with reports that UK ISPs Virgin Media and TalkTalk are tentatively exploring the possibility of passive infrastructure sharing, which could enable the budget provider to lay their fibre optic lines in Virgin’s cable ducts and vice versa.

ecom_fibre_optic_trench

8th May, 2018 (11 Comments)

Smaller alternative network ISPs like Ecom are facing a new barrier to expanding the rural reach of ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) based broadband networks in Buckinghamshire (England), which follows the council’s expansion of rules that make it harder to get a Streetworks license.

fibre optic yellow cable connector spool

3rd May, 2018 (2 Comments)

Security researchers working for VPN Mentor have tested “many random” GPON ISP routers and discovered that all were vulnerable to two new exploits that could enable a hacker to hijack the device. Related routers are used by Gigabit “full fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband providers around the world.

fibre optic cables and uk network server setup 2017

24th April, 2018 (4 Comments)

A team of Dutch scientists from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have borrowed a technology from existing copper based ADSL and VDSL (FTTC) networks in order to boost speeds over pure fibre optic (FTTH/P) lines, such as by implementing adaptive modulation techniques.

fibre optic cable connector illustration broadband

5th April, 2018 (29 Comments)

The past 24 months have been awash with announcements about “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband network builds across the United Kingdom, which can sometimes make it a little bit difficult to keep track of all the developments (nice problem to have). So here’s a quick summary of the key plans.

Elite ISP Logo

3rd April, 2018 (0 Comments)

Business internet provider Elite claims to have recently lit more than 100,000 postcodes on their new Dark Fibre fed network, starting in London, for the United Kingdom’s “lowest cost Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet,” with an additional 60,000 to come in the next 4-6 months.

the_loop_manchester

3rd April, 2018 (1 Comment)

Telcom Networks has chosen the 160km long ‘The Loop‘ fibre optic network from Gamma to deliver multi-Gigabit broadband and Ethernet data speeds to potentially hundreds of businesses across Manchester. Initially only 15 prominent buildings in the city centre will be connected but many more should follow.

helicopter openreach ethernet to mast install

30th March, 2018 (8 Comments)

Today high speed Ethernet lines supply capacity for everything from your broadband ISP connection to cash machines and delivering them can be difficult. So much so that Openreach’s (BT) Kevin Murphy has warned that some of Ofcom’s key performance targets may be “operationally unachievable.“

community fibre

19th March, 2018 (5 Comments)

A second fibre optic ISP, Community Fibre, has this afternoon announced a separate agreement with the London UK borough of Southwark, which will see them deploying their 1Gbps FTTH broadband network to 54,000 properties owned by the local authority.

fibre_optic_cable_fire

13th March, 2018 (25 Comments)

A new study conducted by economic consultancy Regeneris, which was commissioned by Cityfibre, has predicted that the total economic impact of deploying “full fibre” (FTTP/H) ultrafast broadband ISP networks, across 100 distinct UK city and towns, could reach £120bn over a 15 year period.

fibre optic blue light abstract 2017

11th March, 2018 (20 Comments)

A newspaper report has claimed that the UK government’s on-going ‘Telecoms Infrastructure Review‘ is giving serious consideration to the old idea of adopting regional franchises, which they claim might help boost the coverage of “full fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband, particularly in rural areas.

virgin media fibre trench and cable

8th March, 2018 (25 Comments)

A number of residents in the large Cambridgeshire village of Papworth Everard, which has a population of roughly 3000, claim to have been taken by surprise after Virgin Media’s four year old trial of a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network suddenly came to a halt.

cable maintenance

8th March, 2018 (0 Comments)

Openreach’s new Optical Spectrum Access product (OSA Filter Connect / FSP3000), which has been created as a sort of soft alternative to Ofcom’s stalled Dark Fibre Access (DFA) solution, will officially be made available to ISPs from 3rd April 2018 and initially offer data speeds of around 10-20Gbps.

copper and fibre optic hybrid broadband cables uk

5th March, 2018 (63 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has filed for a Judicial Review of last year’s decision by the UK Advertising Standards Authority, which ruled that it was “not materially misleading” for ISPs to describe slower hybrid fibre services (e.g. FTTC / HFC DOCSIS) as “fibre broadband.”

interoute_network_map

26th February, 2018 (0 Comments)

The operator of one of Europe’s largest independent fibre and cloud networks, Interoute, has been acquired by GTT for a whopping $2.3bn (£1.65bn) via a mix of debt and equity. The move will enable GTT to expand their Tier 1 global IP network via the acquisition’s huge 72,000km fibre optic reach.

openreach bt fibre optic cable hands

23rd February, 2018 (66 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today completed several wholesale market reviews, which among other things will force Openreach (BT) to adopt stiffer Quality of Service standards (installations and repairs), open up their cable ducts to rival ISPs and introduce a big price cut on 40Mbps FTTC broadband lines.

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