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fibre optic ultrafast broadband uk

22nd December, 2014 (10 Comments)

BT has today confused fibre optic connection terminologies a little by detailing their first pilot for a “new form” of Fibre-to-the-Basement / Building (FTTB) broadband technology in the City of London area, which uses VDSL2 over copper like FTTC but is optimised for basements / comms rooms where the operator has a wayleave/permission from the landlord and access to power.

hyperoptic east village fibre optic installation

19th December, 2014 (0 Comments)

Urban fibre optic (FTTB/H) provider Hyperoptic has today announced that the first residents of Greater Manchester to benefit from their new 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable broadband network in the area will be those who reside in the two developments (Multi-Dwelling Units) of Sovereign Point and Imperial Point (Salford Quays).

gibfibrespeed

1st December, 2014 (5 Comments)

The British overseas territory of Gibraltar, which sits on the southern end of Spain’s Iberian Peninsula in the warm Mediterranean sea, looks set to benefit from even faster broadband after a new ISP called GibFibreSpeed began promising local Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) connections with speeds of up to 500Mbps (Megabits per second).

hyperoptic uk fttb

21st November, 2014 (18 Comments)

City-focused UK ISP Hyperoptic has announced that customers who want to bundle a fixed phone line with their ultrafast fibre optic (FTTH/B) broadband service can now take the line rental free for the first full year of service, which represents a saving of £12.50 per month (£150 total for 12 months).

dana-tobak

10th November, 2014 (6 Comments)

It’s been three years since Hyperoptic stepped out from the ashes of BE Broadband to became one of the first ISPs to build an ultrafast (1000Mbps) Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTP) broadband network for homes in London. Some doubted their prospects, but the gamble paid off and now the ISPs boss, Dana Pressman Tobak, has stopped back at ISPreview.co.uk to give us an update.

gimme_fibre_day

4th November, 2014 (26 Comments)

Advocates of true ultrafast fibre optic (FTTH/P/B) broadband connectivity from across the world have declared that today is officially Gimme Fibre Day 2014, which started last year as an annual event to help promote the benefits of related connectivity as the “only future-proof solution” for Internet access.

wifi internet security

23rd October, 2014 (3 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has conducted a new study of 2,000 British adults that attempts to collate the sometimes poor performance of standard home broadband connections with the finding that 39% of respondents admitted to using their neighbours’ Internet connection by “stealing” their WiFi, which might be partly out of frustration with their own slow connections.

marlin_apartments

9th October, 2014 (1 Comment)

Residents and travellers who choose to make use of the swanky Marlin Apartments (Marlin) at three sites in London (Empire Square, Canary Wharf and Queen Street) can now gain access to broadband speeds of up to 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) thanks to Hyperoptic’s new Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network.

hyperoptic uk fttb

7th October, 2014 (5 Comments)

City-focus UK ISP Hyperoptic has decided to follow up yesterday’s big coverage and progress update by slashing the price of their fibre optic broadband and phone packages for the first 6 months of service, which sees their entry-level 20Mbps package fall to just £2.50 inc. VAT per month and the top 1000Mbps (1Gbps) option going for £30 (note: line rental of £12.50 must be added).

fibre optic from hyperoptic broadband

6th October, 2014 (10 Comments)

The “hyper-sonic” 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable broadband ISP Hyperoptic has announced that their Fibre-To-The-Building/Home (FTTB/H) network has almost reached 75,000 premises in the UK cities of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Cardiff (Wales), Bristol, Reading and London. In addition, the network has just expanded to include Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham and Nottingham.

world wide internet traffic

30th September, 2014 (3 Comments)

A new study of 1,770 Internet users in the United Kingdom, which was conducted by Tata Communications, has revealed that a desire for “light speed connectivity” came top of the list when respondents were asked for their thoughts on the most inspirational opportunity that the Internet will facilitate in the next 3-5 years.

hyperoptic uk fttb

19th September, 2014 (6 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has confirmed that the next UK city to benefit from access to their 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable home and business Fibre-To-The-Building (FTTB/H/P) network will be none other than Glasgow in Scotland.

fiber optic cable blue

19th September, 2014 (2 Comments)

A new study from the Analysis Group, which was conducted on behalf of the American Fibre-to-the-Home Council, has claimed that communities with widely available 1Gbps (1000Mbps) broadband access through FTTH style fibre optic connectivity have per capita GDP that is 1.1% higher than communities with little to no availability of gigabit services.

broadband internet speed uk

27th July, 2014 (62 Comments)

Do we really need 1Mbps, 10Mbps, 100Mbps or even 1000Mbps (1Gbps) of Internet download and upload speed to enjoy the online world? It’s an interesting question and one with many different answers, usually depending upon both your perspective and personal expectations. But how much Internet speed is really enough?

oecd

23rd July, 2014 (0 Comments)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which covers 34 countries that support democracy and a market economy, has reported that at the end of 2013 the United Kingdom ranked 8th for fixed line broadband penetration (i.e. 35.2 subscribers per 100 inhabitants). Fibre optic (FTTH/P/B) connections also continued to grow.

copper telecoms and broadband cable scrap

3rd July, 2014 (10 Comments)

The latest Q1-2014 global broadband report from UK telecoms analyst Point Topic has revealed that the world is now home to 690.1 million fixed line broadband subscribers (+1.9% in the quarter), which is up from +0.4% recorded at the end of 2013. It’s also the first quarter where the market share for older copper line broadband connections (e.g. ADSL, SDSL) has dipped below 50%.

fibre optic ultrafast broadband uk

3rd July, 2014 (13 Comments)

According to ComReg, the Irish telecoms regulator, 43% of fixed broadband customers in Ireland receive sub-10Mbps speeds. But all that could change after Vodafone teamed up in a 50:50 Joint Venture with state-owned electricity firm ESB to splash €450m (£358m) on a nationwide roll-out of 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) technology. We can only hope they do the same here.

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