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14th April, 2021 (5 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has signed a strategic collaboration with network integrator firm STL, which will see the company provide optical cable solutions to help support the UK operator’s ongoing deployment of gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP networks to 20 million UK premises by 2025-30.

31st March, 2021 (5 Comments)

Network operator SSE Enterprise Telecoms (SSEET), which manages a large business focused fibre optic network (Ethernet, Dark Fibre etc.) that spans across the United Kingdom, has decided to start the new financial year by rebranding themselves as Neos Networks (meaning “new network“).

25th March, 2021 (1 Comment)

UK ISP Virgin Media (Business) has announced that their £23.8m deployment of a new 2,700km long “full fibre” network in Greater Manchester, which was designed to connect 1,700 public sector sites, is now “substantially complete” and is estimated to have already delivered an £11.8m economic boost to the local economy.

23rd March, 2021 (25 Comments)

Last year we reported that smaller full fibre building alternative UK broadband network providers (AltNets) were furious after Openreach imposed a “punitive” new fee on those using Ethernet (e.g. EAD) products to feed their FTTP service to end-users (here). You had to do some digging to find it, but Ofcom has chosen to uphold this.

18th March, 2021 (55 Comments)

Ofcom has today published the outcome of their Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26 (FTMR), which sets out how various changes (Dark Fibre Access, copper retirement, regulation that varies by geographic area etc.) will be used to boost UK investment in “full fibre” broadband and high capacity Ethernet services.

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9th March, 2021 (3 Comments)

London-focused broadband ISP CommunityFibre, which is currently deploying their 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across parts of the city, has today introduced a new range of business packages with improved features (e.g. 4G based backup, money-back guarantee etc.).

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8th March, 2021 (20 Comments)

CityFibre, which is currently working to deploy their 1Gbps FTTP broadband ISP network to cover 8 million UK premises over the next five years (here and here), has reportedly hired bankers at UBS and Rothschild to help it sell a significant minority stake (worth many hundreds of millions) to a third potential backer.

8th March, 2021 (0 Comments)

Network builder and UK ISP Vorboss has setup a new training and recruitment initiative – The Vorboss Academy – that will host a 4-week intensive training course for new hires, which has been designed to give those unfamiliar with telecoms the skills they need to kickstart a career in the industry.

7th March, 2021 (4 Comments)

Business focused UK ISP Connectus has announced that their gigabit-capable broadband network has now been extended to cover the Kestrel Court business park in Doncaster (South Yorkshire), which sits adjacent to Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

4th March, 2021 (6 Comments)

Shetland Telecom, which is an arms-length organisation set up by the Shetland Islands Council (Scotland) to develop local telecommunications networks, has this week reported that they’ve just completed the first ever fibre optic link to the island of Yell as part of the £1.91m North Isles Fibre project.

3rd March, 2021 (47 Comments)

A new trial conducted by broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has harnessed a prototype of Infinera XR Optics technology in its existing network, which they claim could potentially deliver multi-gigabit speeds to customers by boosting symmetric transfer rates up to 400Gbps in a single fibre.

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3rd March, 2021 (8 Comments)

Lite Access, which specialises in deploying UK fibre optic (e.g. FTTP) broadband infrastructure, has officially appointed FRP Advisory Trading Limited as administrators and confirmed that they intend to “vigorously defend” themselves against Cityfibre’s position that they were in repudiatory breach of contract(s).

27th February, 2021 (0 Comments)

Seismologists in California have teamed up with Google to develop a clever new way of detecting Earthquakes by harnessing the internet giant’s existing 10,500km long “Curie” subsea fibre cable, which can transmit data at speeds of 72Tbps (Terabits per second) – via four 18Tbps fibre pairs – between the USA and Chile.

26th February, 2021 (12 Comments)

Full fibre operator Cityfibre has announced that their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network has finally started to go live for customers in the south coast city of Portsmouth (Hampshire, UK), which is being supported by UK ISP partner Giganet. The rollout itself reflects an investment of £32m.

25th February, 2021 (5 Comments)

Communications provider MS3, which runs an independent Dark Fibre and business focused broadband network in Hull (East Yorkshire), has informed us that they are about to embark on a 70km long “city-wide expansion” of their “full fibre” network and this will also be used to serve local homes.

25th February, 2021 (0 Comments)

The ITS Technology group is to lead a new consortium, which includes the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and NGE, that will invest £30 million in order to rollout a new 212km long gigabit-capable “full fibre” network across the Liverpool City Region so as to “create jobs and boost key sectors.”

25th February, 2021 (0 Comments)

The Newcastle City Council (NCC) has announced that they’ve appointed Aspire Technology Solutions – working in partnership with Virgin Media Business (Wholesale) – to extend a 100Gbps capable “full fibre” network to serve “hundreds of public sector sites across the region.”

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