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uk fibre optic broadband cable

15th February, 2018 (53 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe, which campaigns for the adoption of pure fibre optic based Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P/B) style ultrafast broadband technologies, has published their latest 2018 country ranking and sadly the United Kingdom remains notable for its continued absence.

gigaclear_fastershire_fttp_build

14th February, 2018 (5 Comments)

The CEO of rural focused UK fibre optic ISP Gigaclear, Matthew Hare, has this afternoon been presented by the FTTH Council Europe with an award for his “outstanding contributions” to the acceleration of Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) ultrafast broadband technology in Europe.

hyperoptic big building fttp fttb install

13th February, 2018 (46 Comments)

City focused fibre optic UK ISP Hyperoptic, which claims to be the United Kingdom’s largest residential provider of Gigabit broadband connections (FTTP/B), have carried out a trial of the “fastest home broadband the country has ever seen” by testing a 10Gbps service at East Village (the London 2012 Athletes’ Village).

two_openreach_engineers_working

12th February, 2018 (61 Comments)

Openreach’s accelerated “Fibre First” plan to deploy FTTP “ultrafast broadband” to 3 million UK premises by 2020 (here) has allegedly left the Government “extremely frustrated,” so much so that they are rumoured to be revisiting the option of completely splitting BT’s network access division.

gigaclear rural path fibre optic broadband

8th February, 2018 (20 Comments)

Rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has today celebrated the connection of the 15,000th customer to their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) ultrafast broadband network, which now covers 60,000 homes and businesses across 20 counties of the United Kingdom (25% take-up).

fibre optic cables green and blues uk

8th February, 2018 (51 Comments)

Budget ISP TalkTalk has confirmed that they are in “discussions” with Infracapital over a plan to jointly create an independent company, with a total investment of around £1.5bn, that could provide 1Gbps ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband to over 3 million premises in mid-sized UK towns and cities.

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

6th February, 2018 (2 Comments)

The London Borough of Bexley has become the latest local authority to put in a bid to the UK government’s £200m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) programme, which could help to build a Gigabit broadband capable network to connect local public sector and business sites.

gigaclear devon road water flow

3rd February, 2018 (7 Comments)

Lately it’s been raining hard in deepest rural Devon (England), so hard in fact that some locals are concerned that the good work being done by Gigaclear’s contractors to deploy a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the area could soon be washed away.

bt_tower_624px

2nd February, 2018 (14 Comments)

BT has released their latest results to the end of 2017 (Q4 calendar), which saw their retail UK broadband ISP base add 35K subscribers to total 9,342,000 (vs +22K in Q3). Meanwhile their FTTP and G.fast “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) services reached 886,000 premises (up from 770K).

Isle of Skye

1st February, 2018 (4 Comments)

The North Skye Broadband project, which had been hoping to secure state aid in order to help fund a pilot rollout of FTTP ultrafast broadband to hundreds of rural premises on the Isle of Skye (North side) in Scotland, has reluctantly abandoned its plan due to the R100 procurement process.

Vodafone UK 2016

1st February, 2018 (9 Comments)

The latest Q4 2017 (calendar) results from Vodafone UK reveal that their fixed line broadband base grew by +39,000 in the quarter to total 316,000 (up from the +33K added in Q3), which in recent months has been boosted by some very aggressive FTTC price cutting.

fibre optic cable deployment bt openreach

1st February, 2018 (49 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today announced that they intend to deploy Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTP) ultrafast broadband to 3 million premises in 8 major UK cities by 2020 via their new ‘Fibre First‘ build programme, which is up from the current target of 2 million by the same date.

world internet connectivity

30th January, 2018 (0 Comments)

The total number of world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.38% in Q3 2017 and now stands at 913.3 Million (up by nearly 70 million over the past year). Meanwhile the number of copper lines (ADSL etc.) fell by 6.3% over the past year and “full fibre” FTTH/P connections increased by 30.4%.

bt fibre optic cable bloom

26th January, 2018 (85 Comments)

Newspaper reports have claimed that Openreach (BT) will next week announce a boost to their existing roll-out of “full fibre” (FTTP) ultrafast broadband services, which could see their current roll-out target of 2 million premises being increased to 3 million within the next two years.

voneus

25th January, 2018 (5 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Voneus has today announced an interesting new partnership that will enable them to offer residential and business customers a wide range of 1Gbps capable broadband services, albeit via Gigaclear’s ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in rural parts of the United Kingdom.

aylesbury_vale_broadband_hoggeston_fttp

23rd January, 2018 (0 Comments)

The Aylesbury Vale District Council in Buckinghamshire has set out details and a timetable for their review into the Aylesbury Vale Broadband project, which after concerns over rollout progress and funding was recently sold (FTTH network assets) to UK ISP Gigaclear for an undisclosed sum.

fiber optic cable bright

19th January, 2018 (5 Comments)

Telecoms giant Vodafone claims to have successfully completed a trial of Fixed Access Network Slicing (FANS) with Huawei in Ireland, which in theory could help to support the future UK rollout and better wholesale provision of Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband networks.

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