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12th November, 2019 (12 Comments)

A few months ago we leaked information on a new 500Mbps package that was being tested by “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband ISP Hyperoptic (here). The good news is that this additional tier is now out of trial and will today be officially launched across their portfolio of packages.


14th October, 2019 (0 Comments)

Urban “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband ISP Hyperoptic has today announced that the global investment firm KKR has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in the provider from funds managed by Newlight Partners LP and the Mubadala Investment Company. Sadly financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

hyperoptic engineer next to network box

3rd October, 2019 (4 Comments)

The Milton Keynes Council in Buckinghamshire has reached a new agreement with UK ISP Hyperoptic, which will see their 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / B) broadband network being rolled out to cover 4,500 social housing properties in the town. The work is “due to start imminently.”

hyperoptic engineers talking near mdu

25th September, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Reading Borough Council has proposed a new agreement with UK ISP Hyperoptic that could result in them installing Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) initially to the authority’s own high-rise housing stock (subject to survey), but with the potential for further expansion to cover up to 75% of the geographic area of the Borough.

hyperoptic engineer working in street getreading

10th September, 2019 (0 Comments)

One of the original backers of urban “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband ISP Hyperoptic, George Soros, has reportedly hired banking firm LionTree to oversee a partial or full sale of his stake in the business. The move follows last year’s £500m investment push (here), which will support their rollout to reach 2 million UK premises by 2021.

hyperoptic engineer over manhole

9th September, 2019 (11 Comments)

Full fibre UK broadband ISPs Hyperoptic and Gigaclear have once again made it into the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 for 2019, which is a league table of Britain’s top 100 private technology companies with the fastest-growing sales over the latest 3 years. But they have both fallen in rank.


18th August, 2019 (8 Comments)

Anybody lucky enough to be within reach of Hyperoptic’s Gigabit capable FTTP / FTTB broadband network, which at present covers about 500,000 UK premises across 39 UK “Hyper Cities“, will be pleased to know that they’re boosting both the download and upload speeds of their entry-level package.

virgin media coaxial copper cable advertised as fibre optic

24th July, 2019 (10 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority‘s decision to allow slower “part fibre” (hybrid fibre) broadband ISPs to use “fibre” terminology in their broadband adverts is starting to look increasingly silly, particularly now that Ireland has joined a number of other countries by moving to ban such promotions.

world broadband internet speed

23rd July, 2019 (0 Comments)

A new report has revealed that world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.06% (+21.2 million) during Q1 2019 to total 1.047 billion, while older pure copper line ISP connections continued to decline in the face of a rising onslaught from faster fibre optic based connections.

hyperoptic fttp fttb wall install (Twitter)

15th July, 2019 (15 Comments)

City focused full fibre broadband ISP Hyperoptic, which currently claims to cover 500,000 UK premises and hopes to reach 2 million by the end of 2021 (aspiration for 5 million by 2024), appears to have quietly introduced a new 500Mbps package but it only shows up for certain areas / buildings.


25th June, 2019 (1 Comment)

City-focused full fibre broadband ISP Hyperoptic has today launched its first Digital Skills Academy for local people in Southwark (London), which they say will enable 50 “volunteer champions” to be given free training and support so that they can then help to develop the digital skills of other residents in the borough.


30th May, 2019 (15 Comments)

City focused FTTP/B broadband ISP Hyperoptic, which claims to cover 500,000 UK premises and aims to reach 2 million by 2021 (ambition for 5 million by 2024), will later today launch a new promotion that discounts the cost of their packages even further for the first 12 months of service.

vodafone cityfibre micro trench ftth

29th May, 2019 (0 Comments)

A new report from the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) and Point Topic has estimated that alternative “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband ISPs grew their coverage by 30% in 2018, reaching 1,298,185 UK premises. Related providers are now forecast to reach 3.38m premises by the end of 2020 and 15.96m by 2025.


10th May, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Court of Appeal for the British overseas territory of Gibraltar has ruled in favour of privately owned FTTP broadband operator, GibFibre (ISP GibFibreSpeed), after it was rejected access to the Mount Pleasant Data Centre, which is owned by rival Gibtelecom (wholly owned Government company), and the local regulator failed to help.

Hyperoptic UK Broadband ISP 2015 Logo

9th May, 2019 (9 Comments)

City focused fibre optic (FTTP/B) broadband ISP Hyperoptic has today appointed Peter White to be its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Naleena Gururani as their Chief People Officer (CPO). Both will work to help them roll-out a “full fibre” network to 2 million UK homes by 2021 and 5 million by 2024.

copper vs fibre coppersaurus

15th April, 2019 (61 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“.

hyperoptic engineer next to network box

11th April, 2019 (5 Comments)

City focused UK fibre optic (FTTP/B) broadband ISP Hyperoptic has today claimed that their new-build installation teams have hit a 99% success rate for day-one connectivity in the last year, which means that residents moving into a new property enabled with their Gigabit speed capable service can get online within just 24 hours.

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