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aquiss uk isp

14th May, 2019 (5 Comments)

Shropshire-based ISP Aquiss has once again reduced the price of their symmetrical 1Gbps Fully Managed Business Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) “full fibre” broadband product to £330 +vat per month, which is now available across parts of 22 UK towns and cities.

cityfibre_logo_in_office_building_space

10th May, 2019 (1 Comment)

More than 1,100 businesses in the Wiltshire UK town of Swindon can now gain access to a new Gigabit speed capable “full fibre” service after Cityfibre announced that their network was “open for business.” Ultrafast broadband will eventually also be extended to local homes via ISP partner Vodafone, but not for awhile.

northern ireland map uk simplified

9th May, 2019 (4 Comments)

Further details have today been revealed about a new UK Government funded project that will see ten councils (outside of Belfast) in Northern Ireland coming together in order to benefit from a new Gigabit speed “full fibre” (FTTP / Dark Fibre) network, which aims to connect around 880 public sector sites by March 2021.

fibre optic cables on pcb circuit board

9th May, 2019 (4 Comments)

The Zayo Group, which operates a large metro and long haul fibre optic network in the UK, has signed a merger agreement to be acquired by Digital Colony Partners and the EQT Infrastructure IV fund in a deal that is valued (cash transaction) at $14.3 billion (£11bn). As a result they will go from being a public to a private company.

Fiber optical cable detail isolated on white background

7th May, 2019 (3 Comments)

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), which last year secured public funding of £23.8m from the UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) challenge fund, has now issued a related £32m tender to help build a new 450km long Gigabit speed “full fibre” network to serve 1,300 public sector sites.

andrew glover

4th May, 2019 (4 Comments)

Broadband is no longer a luxury good, but flows through households and businesses as freely as running water. Quality broadband allows us to live better and more fulfilling lives, and it is a lifeline for businesses to connect with the rest of the world.

exascale

2nd May, 2019 (0 Comments)

Business ISP Exascale has announced that “unprecedented demand” during Q1 2019 has caused them to extend their carrier grade MPLS network to Wolverhampton and Telford, which they say will support a range of “competitively priced” uncontented gigabit Point-to-Point Ethernet and contended FTTP services in selected areas.

fibre optic orange cable blast 2016

30th April, 2019 (12 Comments)

The Government’s Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock MP, has today announced his intention to upgrade the National Health Service (NHS) with better digital connectivity, not least by ensuring that all GPs and Hospitals are connected to Gigabit capable “full fibre” connections (FTTP or leased lines).

sse enterprise telecoms

30th April, 2019 (2 Comments)

Fibre optic comms provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms has been chosen by Jisc to launch the Janet South network. The rollout will see 7 more BT exchanges unbundled and will utilise 4 existing Points of Presence (PoPs) to provide improved connectivity to 11 UK universities and 80 local colleges.

copper vs fibre coppersaurus

15th April, 2019 (60 Comments)

The UK High Court of Justice has today dismissed Cityfibre’s Judicial Review of the Advertising Standards Authority’s decision to allow slower “part fibre” (hybrid fibre) ISPs to use “fibre” terminology in their broadband adverts, which Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTH/P) providers have long felt to be “misleading“.

zen internet uk isp

12th April, 2019 (16 Comments)

Broadband ISP Zen Internet has revealed how they hope to unbundle a total of 700 exchanges from BT by 2021, which should enable their own network to cater for more than 80% of the UK with a total core capacity of 5Tbps (Terabits per second); before potentially rising to 987 exchanges by around 2025 (25Tbps core network).

cityfibre colourful fibre optic cables

3rd April, 2019 (2 Comments)

Urban fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has today signed a new multi-million pound order with HellermannTyton, which will supply them with key digital infrastructure to support their £2.5bn roll-out of a new Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network to 5 million UK premises by 2024.

sse enterprise telecoms

3rd April, 2019 (0 Comments)

Infracapital, which is the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Prudential, has this week completed its £380m acquisition of a 50% stake in UK fibre optic comms provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms. The initial £215m will be paid upon the completion and a further £165m via several instalments (subject to future performance).

fibre optic cable broadband red fire

2nd April, 2019 (1 Comment)

The Plymouth City Council (PCC) has become the latest local authority to secure £3m of funding from the UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) project, which will result in a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) style ultrafast broadband network being deployed to connect 227 public sector sites (schools, council etc.).

reams of fibre optic cables on the surface uk

1st April, 2019 (31 Comments)

A new civil engineering method has been developed called ‘Just Chuck it on the Surface’ (JCoS), which looks set to replace modern approaches by making it both massively faster and cheaper to deploy new Gigabit capable fibre optic broadband networks, with only minimal effort required.

fibre optic broadband and ethernet network cable

29th March, 2019 (10 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today set out more detail on how they intend to change market regulation in order to promote competition and investment in the roll-out of Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP networks, which will support the Government’s ambition for “nationwide” FTTP coverage by 2033.

tameside digital infrastructure cooperative fibre optic map uk

26th March, 2019 (3 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has today announced that they’ve joined the Tameside’s Digital Infrastructure Cooperative (TDIC), which should enable them to further extend their broadband network via commercial re-use of around 50km of existing local authority owned cable ducts and fibre optic cable.

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