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25th September, 2017 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

Mark Heraghty, Non-Executive Chairman of civil engineering firm the John Henry Group, has told ISPreview.co.uk that FTTP lines are the “only real future proof” broadband solution for the UK, but issues with notice and permit schemes, training and wayleaves can hurt progress.

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22nd September, 2017 - 4:45 pm (2 Comments)

A new batch of independent data has revealed the top 30 local authorities across the United Kingdom with the highest availability of ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTP/H/B) broadband connectivity, which unsurprisingly sees the table topped by Hull, East Yorkshire and Cornwall.

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22nd September, 2017 - 2:09 pm (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has connected the first public building (Allan’s Primary School) to their new 20km long Gigabit FTTP based Public Service Network (PSN) in the city of Stirling (Scotland), which is part of a £1.7m deal and is being supported by a 7-year contract with ISP MLL Telecom.

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22nd September, 2017 - 12:24 pm (0 Comments)

A new whitepaper from total telecom and ADTRAN has suggested that the roll-out of future ultrafast 5G mobile services and Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband networks will create a “symbiotic relationship” where “they are driving each other’s business case.”

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21st September, 2017 - 7:41 am (5 Comments)

The Essex County Council (ECC) in England has unveiled details of their final Phase 4 contract under the Superfast Essex project, which could be supported by up to £29 million of public investment and aims to reach “near” to 100% coverage of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) by 2021.

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20th September, 2017 - 12:51 pm (6 Comments)

Traditionally Virgin Media is more of an urban centric cable operator, although a new campaign in the rural Test and Dun Valleys of Hampshire (England) means that their 350Mbps broadband and TV network will soon be able to reach c.4,000 premises across 12 small villages.

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20th September, 2017 - 10:43 am (7 Comments)

Mobile operators O2, Three UK and Vodafone have warned that a recent decision by Ofcom, which prevented them from accessing Openreach’s (BT) existing cable ducts and telegraph poles in order to build new fibre optic backhaul links, could hinder the deployment of future ultrafast 5G Mobile services.

digital scotland fibre optic map

20th September, 2017 - 8:47 am (0 Comments)

The SNP controlled Scottish Government has this month set out their work programme for 2017-18, which among the known broadband promises (R100) has also pledged to deliver free WiFi “throughout major town and city centres” and to match the UK Government’s rates relief on new fibre investment.

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18th September, 2017 - 12:01 am (11 Comments)

The roll-out of “ultrafast” fibre optic broadband services using Gigabit capable FTTH/P/B technologies is continuing to ramp up in 2017, with our latest annual estimate of total premises passed across the United Kingdom reaching 1,084,500 (up from 780k in 2016) and this is set to surge.

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15th September, 2017 - 9:00 am (4 Comments)

Over the past two years we’ve heard plenty of debate about the Government and BT’s proposed plan for a legally-binding 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation for broadband, although there’s been very little talk about KCOM’s position in Hull and East Yorkshire, where they dominate the local market.

outdoor fttp openreach install

15th September, 2017 - 8:04 am (53 Comments)

Everybody seems to want “full fibre” broadband, but there are caveats. People moving into new build developments, specifically those that are only being served by Openreach’s (BT) FTTP “ultrafast broadband” technology, are running into problems because they’re unable to keep their phone number.

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13th September, 2017 - 2:53 pm (15 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has confirmed that the launch of their new 160Mbps (30Mbps up) and 330Mbps (50Mbps up) product tiers for Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband lines, which will mirror the new G.fast tiers, is being delayed by one month because “further deployment testing is required.”

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13th September, 2017 - 1:22 pm (9 Comments)

Mobile and broadband provider Vodafone has published a new study that claims to have identified 50+ towns and cities across England that have “digital potential just waiting to be unlocked,” provided they can fully exploit their digital resources to drive economic growth.

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13th September, 2017 - 12:26 pm (1 Comment)

The Connecting Cheshire scheme in England has confirmed that their roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services across Cheshire and Warrington will soon be extended, which is thanks to the securing of an additional public investment worth £7.25 million.

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13th September, 2017 - 8:58 am (0 Comments)

The Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council in Northern Ireland has agreed to bid for £2.12m of public funding from the UK Government’s new £200m programme, which could help the region to build a new “Gigabit” fibre optic ring around the region and improve rural connectivity.


13th September, 2017 - 7:52 am (18 Comments)

The CSW Broadband project, which aims to make “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) available to 98% of premises in Warwickshire, Solihull and Coventry (England) by the end of 2019, has agreed a £28m Phase 3 contract with Openreach (BT) to roll-out 1Gbps capable FTTP to nearly 15,500 premises.


12th September, 2017 - 12:50 pm (39 Comments)

Network provider Openreach (BT) appears to have completed the pilot of a new process option for Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) “ultrafast broadband” networks, which enables them to run optical fibre cables over their existing copper cable network / ducts at housing developments.

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