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23rd September, 2020 (2 Comments)

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that the Ex-BT CEO and former trade minister, Lord Ian Livingston, will lead a new “Telecoms Diversification Task Force” to help diversify the UK’s telecoms (mobile and broadband) supply chain and reduce reliance on high-risk vendors like Huawei.

23rd September, 2020 (10 Comments)

BT Wholesale, which supplies broadband and data connectivity services to UK ISPs, has today launched a new Ethernet Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service for businesses that offers uncontended connections, “ultra-low latency“, installs within 5 days (existing ONT, otherwise c.11 days) and speeds up to 1Gbps.

22nd September, 2020 (10 Comments)

The state aid supported Superfast Northamptonshire (SFN) project has announced that UK ISP Gigaclear’s current roll-out contract (Phase 3) has been extended, which will see the provider build their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to 700 more rural premises than planned.

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22nd September, 2020 (0 Comments)

Swedish operator VX FIBER, which is also busy building gigabit-capable “full fibre” broadband ISP networks in parts of the UK (e.g. London, Stoke-on-Trent and Colchester), has today announced that global investment firm AMP Capital is to acquire a majority stake in the company and support it with new investment.

22nd September, 2020 (0 Comments)

Some 50 schools in rural parts of Bath and Somerset will soon gain access to “free ultrafast broadband connectivity for life,” which stems from UK ISP Truespeed and their on-going deployment of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the area.

22nd September, 2020 (37 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has announced that they’ve just successfully completed a new trial, which pushed their new DOCSIS 3.1 based network to “hyperfast” 2.2Gbps download speeds (and 214Mbps upload speeds) in the Berkshire (England) market town of Thatcham.

22nd September, 2020 (18 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today hailed the efforts of 750 engineers who have helped them to extend their commercial rollout of 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP technology, which now covers over 50% of Northern Ireland (420,000 premises); considerably more than Scotland, Wales or England.

21st September, 2020 (4 Comments)

Network builder Cityfibre, which has a £4bn ambition to cover 8 million UK premises with their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network over the next few years, has moved to ramp-up their deployment by handing a key contract to global civil engineering firm Bechtel.

21st September, 2020 (6 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV operator Virgin Media has completed yet another large network extension, which this time sees 14,000 homes in Burgess Hill (West Sussex, England) gaining access to their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) internet connectivity service.

18th September, 2020 (15 Comments)

Broadband ISP KCOM, which is currently extending the availability of their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across more of East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in England, has followed Openreach (BT) by deploying their first Electric Vehicles (EV) for engineers and other staff to trial.

18th September, 2020 (2 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group (its.) and UK ISP Zen Systems have created a new partnership in order to launch a “gigabit-capable” fibre optic network across a large business park in Nottingham, which is reusing some existing infrastructure in order to cover over 110 local businesses.

18th September, 2020 (7 Comments)

UK ISP Exascale, which last year began to build a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover premises in the Shropshire borough of Telford and Wrekin (here), has today confirmed the next set of locations to benefit from their on-going deployment.

16th September, 2020 (9 Comments)

Full fibre UK broadband ISP Jurassic Fibre, which plans to cover 350,000 premises with a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in South West England (here and here), has confirmed that they’ll start to expand outside of Devon and into Somerset, with Honiton and Taunton being the next two areas to benefit.

16th September, 2020 (12 Comments)

Research from the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has claimed that 88.7% of the UK’s challenger alternative broadband network (AltNet) providers would support the creation of a common platform, through which they could provide wholesale services to third-party providers.

15th September, 2020 (92 Comments)

Openreach (BT) have today added 67 new locations into their UK “Fibre Cities” roll-out programme for 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP technology, which forms part of their £12bn project to cover 20 million premises by around the mid to late 2020s (2025 – 2030).

15th September, 2020 (4 Comments)

A joint £2.1m project between Openreach (BT), Buckinghamshire County Council and the Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) looks set to result in a further 270 businesses and 485 homes in the county’s most rural communities gaining access to a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

cityfibre engineer over reel of purple fibre

15th September, 2020 (0 Comments)

Cityfibre’s FibreNation division, which was previously owned by UK ISP TalkTalk (here), has just completed an interesting new pilot Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) build that saw them deliver gigabit broadband to homes in the rural villages of Hollins Green and Rixton (Warrington). The operator usually only does towns and cities.

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