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fibre optic lines meet uk network cables

19th July, 2019 (0 Comments)

Portsmouth-based business ISP Elite has today announced the expansion of their Dark Fibre network and related Ethernet (leased line etc.) services into the Birmingham and Manchester areas, which means they’re now available to local exchanges in over 136,000 UK postcodes.


18th July, 2019 (1 Comment)

Ofcom has today opened a new investigation to examine whether BT has complied with its charging obligations, which occurred after the UK operator indicated to the regulator that it may not have correctly billed for Excess Construction Charges (ECCs) when providing new business lines (Ethernet services etc.).

fibre optic jungle

11th July, 2019 (8 Comments)

Dorset-based My Fibre Limited, which describes itself as a “mechanical or industrial engineering” company that runs some Dark Fibre networks, has proposed to extend their network and may build an ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP service for a rural community in mid-Wales.


11th July, 2019 (0 Comments)

The University of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire County Council have joined forces to launch a new company called Light Blue Fibre, which will essentially open up access to over 100km of ducting and wholesale Dark Fibre for use by UK broadband ISPs that want to deploy Gigabit capable “full fibre” networks in Cambridge.


9th July, 2019 (8 Comments)

Hampshire-based UK business ISP Giganet has today launched their own take on Cityfibre’s new Flex Ethernet product, which for £149 +vat per month will give you a guaranteed rate of 200Mbps (symmetric) that can burst to 1Gbps “on-demand” and with “zero additional charges” (provided there’s enough spare capacity).

entanet uk

4th July, 2019 (11 Comments)

Entanet has announced that businesses within reach of their parent company’s (Cityfibre) Dark Fibre network, which is present in parts of over 50 cities across the United Kingdom, can now order their Ethernet Flex service for just £199 +vat per month. This offers a guaranteed rate of 200Mbps (symmetric) but can burst to 1Gbps.

Macro fiber optical cable detail isolated on white. 3d illustration

21st June, 2019 (3 Comments)

Ofcom has today opened an interesting new consultation, which asks for industry feedback on their approach to modelling the costs of building “full fibre” networks across the United Kingdom (i.e. those used to support mobile 5G services, business connectivity or FTTH broadband for homes etc.).

3d rendering of optical fiber cable

19th June, 2019 (5 Comments)

The North Wales Economic Ambition Board (NWEAB) has today set out its plan for investing up to £7m from Wave 3 of the UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) programme, which will see Gigabit capable fibre and “ultrafast broadband” services being used to connect up to 400 further public sector sites.

fibre optic cable uk

18th June, 2019 (3 Comments)

Fibre optic network builders Cityfibre and business connectivity provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms have today signed a new strategic partnership, which extends their existing relationship by allowing both sides to take more advantage of each other’s respective networks and services.

cityfibre fibre optic cable

13th June, 2019 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has today signed a new multi-million pound strategic supplier agreement with the global Prysmian Group. The latter will supply the operator with a range of cable and connectivity solutions to support their growing UK rollout of a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network.

5g mobile signal bars uk

12th June, 2019 (1 Comment)

The UK Government has today committed a further £40m from their 5G Testbeds and Trials (5GTT) programme to support another round of projects, which will help to show how the ultrafast mobile broadband tech could support work in the “logistics and manufacturing sectors.” They also want to simplify the planning process to help rollouts.

red fibre optic cable blast 2017

6th June, 2019 (2 Comments)

The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), which represents Newcastle, North Tyneside (Tyne and Wear) and Northumberland, has put its support behind a £12 million bid for funding from the UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) programme that could help to spread Gigabit connectivity into rural areas.

lowestoft dark fibre optic network cityfibre

5th June, 2019 (5 Comments)

The East Suffolk Council in England has agreed to explore a proposed extension of Cityfibre and UK ISP MLL Telecom’s on-going rollout of a new “full fibre” network across the town of Lowestoft, which would enable the network to bring “ultrafast broadband” speeds of 1000Mbps+ to local homes and smaller businesses.

BT major fibre optic cable junction telephone exchange uk

4th June, 2019 (10 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has discounted the pricing for their multi-Gigabit virtual (grey) dark fibre style solution (OSA Filter Connect / FSP3000) on 5 year contract terms and introduced a longer 7 year term in order to “better meet the needs of infrastructure providers,” which tend to plan their networks over a longer period of time.

commsworld office london uk

1st June, 2019 (1 Comment)

Scotland-based business ISP Commsworld, which this year aims to light up over 2,000 km+ of fibre optic cable in a figure of eight around the UK (one of the largest privately funded long distance Optical Core Networks in the country), has moved down south and opened a new office in London ahead of its expansion.

network and internet connections

28th May, 2019 (0 Comments)

The London Grid for Learning (LGfL), which alongside Virgin Media Business helps to supply broadband connectivity to around 3,000 schools (over 1.2 million children) in the UK’s capital, has signed an expanded deal with the cable operator that will deliver connection speeds of up to 1000Mbps and often “at no additional cost.”

fttp new build fibre optic distribution point openreach

24th May, 2019 (18 Comments)

Ofcom has today proposed changes under their latest UK Physical Infrastructure (PIR) and Business Connectivity Market Reviews (BCMR), which imposes tougher service quality standards upon Openreach’s (BT) network, introduces a regulated Dark Fibre solution and gives ISPs “unrestricted access” to their cable ducts and poles.

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