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fibre optic superfast broadband cable

19th January, 2019 (1 Comment)

Vodafone has said that ISPs need to “look beyond speed” and “make the network invisible so users don’t even know it is there“. The operator was speaking at the launch of a new project – Broadband Quality Experience Delivered (BQED) – that aims to “greatly enhance” the quality of experience broadband networks provide.

truespeed muddy fttp trench

17th January, 2019 (13 Comments)

Residents of Walton-in-Gordano in rural Somerset (England) have become the latest in the county to find themselves in a rather unusual situation, where two alternative UK network (altnet) ISPs – Gigaclear and TrueSpeed – are proposing to extend their Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband networks into the area.


17th January, 2019 (12 Comments)

The Welsh Government has quietly chosen BT (Openreach) to supply the final LOT 2 of their Phase 2 “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) roll-out contract, which uses £9.256m of public money and aims to bring FTTP and some FTTC coverage to around 10,000 more premises across East Wales (rural areas).

ms3 van and engineer

16th January, 2019 (0 Comments)

Communications provider MS3, which operates an independent dark fibre optic and business focused broadband network in Hull (East Yorkshire), has completed a number of major network upgrades to add capacity and extend its reach into Data Centres in London and Manchester.


15th January, 2019 (1 Comment)

The East Riding of Yorkshire (England) focused ISP Pure Broadband, which primarily operates a mix of fibre optic (FTTP) and fixed wireless (5GHz) based broadband networks for businesses and homes in the Hull area, has said they have “big plans” to expand after gobbling rival provider Relax Broadband.

moray falconer hyperoptic

15th January, 2019 (2 Comments)

Urban focused fibre optic broadband ISP Hyperoptic has today continued to build its new executive team by appointing Moray Falconer, an experienced civil engineer, to be its new Managing Director (MD) of Infrastructure. Falconer will report directly to CEO Dana Tobak.


15th January, 2019 (0 Comments)

Swedish fibre optic builder VXFIBER, which is working to deploy a new 1Gbps open access FTTP broadband ISP network in Stoke-on-Trent (here), has appointed Steven Drake as its Senior Project Manager for the Midlands and North of England to help with their UK expansion plans.

mount everest

12th January, 2019 (6 Comments)

A series of new ITU standards promise to help encourage the ‘Do-It-Yourself‘ generation to build their own Terabit capable remote broadband networks. The standards propose a cheap, tough and lightweight optical fibre cable that can be laid on the grounds surface, underwater, aerially or shallow buried with hand tools.

vodafone cityfibre ftth build

10th January, 2019 (2 Comments)

Cityfibre’s £10m investment to build a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network in the city of Stirling (Scotland), which is being conducted alongside UK ISP Vodafone and began last November (here), has been criticised for a “lack of communication and lack of respect.” Traffic disruption is a big issue.

fibre optic cables from above

9th January, 2019 (4 Comments)

The Crawley Borough Council have announced that West Sussex (England) has been successful in its bid to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), which means that 75% of business rates collected can now be kept locally. Most of the extra money will go toward Gigabit broadband upgrades.

gigaclear fttp frosty street cabinet

3rd January, 2019 (2 Comments)

The Fastershire scheme in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire (England) has confirmed that they’ve sent Gigaclear’s revised Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband roll-out plan back to the drawing board. The move follows last year’s news (here), which revealed that the UK ISP’s contract had suffered “unexpected delays.”

obel belfast apartments

2nd January, 2019 (0 Comments)

ISP B4B Networks, which until now has largely only focused upon catering for business premises in Northern Ireland, appears to have connected up its first residential apartment block to their new Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network in the city of Belfast. More will soon follow.

chancellor uk fttp openreach

30th December, 2018 (194 Comments)

A number of broadband ISPs including TalkTalk, Hyperoptic, Cityfibre and Gigaclear, as well as the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA), have written to the UK Government and Ofcom in the hope of encouraging tougher measures to prevent Openreach (BT) from hampering “full fibre” (FTTP) competition.

telephone broken uk

18th December, 2018 (23 Comments)

A new report from the Broadband Stakeholders Group has warned that work to retire the old Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and replace it with all-IP voice services by c.2025 will face a number of challenges, particularly around ensuring resilient access to emergency services and encouraging user migrations.

world network and broadband connections

18th December, 2018 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their International Communications Market Report 2018 (ICMR), which broadly compares broadband and mobile networks in the United Kingdom with 17 other countries and the EU. Overall the UK does well for fixed line superfast broadband and 4G mobile, but we’re weak on “full fibre” (FTTP).

uk map broadband mobile isp computer network

18th December, 2018 (3 Comments)

Ofcom has released their annual infrastructure report, which reveals that just 2% of the UK (677,000 premises) cannot access a 10Mbps capable fixed line broadband ISP service (down from 4% in 2017), while “full fibre” (FTTP) is available to 6% (up from 3%) and geographic coverage of 4G mobile has hit 66% (up from 43%).

vodafone and cityfibre home wall ftth install

18th December, 2018 (18 Comments)

Cityfibre has today confirmed that they’ve put in place a new debt financing package worth £1.12bn, which will support their wider £2.5bn roll-out (details) of a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 5 million premises across 37 UK cities and towns by the end of 2024.

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