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19th October, 2017 - 12:16 pm (0 Comments)

Small and medium sized businesses (SME) on the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, which sits on the southern end of Spain’s Iberian Peninsula in the Mediterranean sea, can now get access to symmetrical broadband speeds of up to 200Mbps via GibFibre‘s fibre optic (FTTH/B) network.

fibre optic white cables

19th October, 2017 - 11:41 am (0 Comments)

Scientists working out of the Optical Networks Group at University College London have developed a cheaper and simpler receiver for optical “full fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband networks, which makes it possible to dedicate a wavelength of light to each subscriber and “avoid bandwidth sharing.”

hyperoptic van parked outside mdu

18th October, 2017 - 7:26 am (27 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, which supplies up to 1Gbps FTTP/B broadband services to large buildings in many UK urban areas, has had one of its circular adverts banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) because the promotion looked too much like an official communication from BT.


17th October, 2017 - 5:38 pm (11 Comments)

Nokia says they will become the first to demonstrate a hybrid Wireless Passive Optical Network (PON) solution at the Broadband World Forum in Berlin, which can offer up to 1Gbps broadband speeds to homes by harnessing both an optical fibre network and WiGig’s 60GHz wireless standard (802.11ad).


17th October, 2017 - 11:36 am (36 Comments)

The Chief Executive of the UK telecoms regulator, Sharon White, has told a cross-party committee of MPs that a “key test” of Ofcom’s new regulatory approach to BT will be whether or not Openreach can “do a co-investment deal with another operator” following their “full fibre” broadband consultation.

csw broadband map

14th October, 2017 - 12:01 am (6 Comments)

The CSW Broadband project, which hopes to make “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) available to 98% of premises in Warwickshire, Solihull and Coventry by the end of 2019, has updated its coverage map to add more detail and the latest Phase 3 FTTP roll-out plan with Openreach (BT).


13th October, 2017 - 1:21 pm (19 Comments)

The Government’s National Infrastructure Commission has launched a new consultation which, among other things, warns that the United Kingdom “risks falling behind” other countries in its next generation mobile (5G) and broadband connections unless “urgent action” is taken to increase capacity.

countesswells development

10th October, 2017 - 10:52 am (5 Comments)

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has scooped the 1Gbps fibre optic broadband network delivery contract for the £800m Countesswells Development in Scotland, which will create a new town with 3,000 homes and various spaces for business / schools near to Aberdeen.

bt fibre optic cable bloom

10th October, 2017 - 10:11 am (2 Comments)

The European Commission’s (EC) competition regulator has called on the UK Government to defend its business rates regime after an unidentified complainant alleged that the charges, which are managed by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), were being abused to provide “illegal state aid” to BT.

kcom engineer hull garden

10th October, 2017 - 7:55 am (1 Comment)

East Yorkshire ISP KCOM has today announced the final 2017 phase of their £60m Lightstream project, which aims to have deployed their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) dominated “ultrafast broadband” network to a further 11,555 premises in Hull between now and the end of the year.

telegraph pole three openreach bt engineers

9th October, 2017 - 4:25 pm (30 Comments)

BT recently held another one of their periodic meetings with ISPs from across the United Kingdom, which among other things revealed the latest roll-out progress for G.fast and FTTP “ultrafast broadband” tech, as well as a trial of Qube engineer visits and the status of their 21CN upgrades.

fibre optic cable spectrum colours

5th October, 2017 - 2:19 pm (0 Comments)

The Norfolk County Council (NCC) will next week debate the prospect of making a bid worth £13m to the UK Government’s new £200m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) programme, which could help to bring Gigabit class FTTP broadband services to public sector sites and businesses.


3rd October, 2017 - 10:56 am (5 Comments)

In a curious move Relish Wireless, which is a fixed wireless ISP in London and Swindon that was acquired by Three UK, has updated their website to offer a new range of “Home Fibre” broadband services that claim to offer a “full fibre experience” with ultrafast download speeds from 50Mbps to 1Gbps.

community fibre

2nd October, 2017 - 2:12 pm (5 Comments)

Two years ago the London Borough of Wandsworth announced that it had teamed-up with local ISP Community Fibre to roll-out a new 1000Mbps capable ultrafast fibre optic (FTTP/H) broadband network to 20,000 council homes. The provider has so far done 5,500 and the next areas are now being announced.

cityfibre peterborough deployment hm treasury minister

2nd October, 2017 - 10:36 am (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has today signed a new deal with Cheltenham-based ISP Bamboo, which will support the roll-out of their 500Mbps and 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cater for businesses in the large town of Cheltenham and the city of Gloucester (Gloucestershire, England).


28th September, 2017 - 9:00 am (13 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) roll-out of Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband tech has been given a boost by their first co-investment deal with a major UK landowner (Grosvenor Britain & Ireland), which will see their network being expanded across the firm’s London estate (130 sites).

fibre optic broadband and ethernet network cable

28th September, 2017 - 8:08 am (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has published their latest results for the six months to 30th June 2017 (H1), which reveals that they now have 4,235 connected customer premises on their UK “full fibre” FTTP network (up from 3,962 in H2 2016) and a total of 3,556 route kilometres of operational ducted fibre (up from 3,383km).

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