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city construction broadband uk

15th June, 2022 (18 Comments)

The latest H2 2021 study into the broadband coverage of new build UK homes has found that over 96% of houses constructed during the second half of last year were connected to a “full fibre” (FTTP) ISP network (up from 93% in H1 2021), which rises to 99%+ for 30Mbps+ “superfast broadband” services.

Proximity Nottingham Edge 1 building uk

15th June, 2022 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP Quickline, which runs a mix of Full Fibre (FTTP) and Fixed Wireless (FWA) networks across parts of Lincolnshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire in England, has signed a deal to boost their network by taking rack space in Proximity’s Nottingham data centre (edge colocation facility).

FullFibre Limited Engineer Blowing Fibre

15th June, 2022 (1 Comment)

Network builder FullFibre Limited has announced that their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based gigabit broadband ISP network has finally gone live in the Herefordshire (England) market town of Leominster, which is home to around 12,000 people and was one of the very first locations added to their rollout plan.

telegraph pole high engineer

15th June, 2022 (31 Comments)

Alternative broadband providers are about to begin a new trial that will, for the first time, grant their engineers the ability to replace an existing copper dropwire on an existing Openreach pole (telegraph pole) with a new optical fibre one for gigabit-capable broadband, albeit only under certain circumstances.

CityFibre Street Works and Signs

14th June, 2022 (4 Comments)

The village and civil parish of Yaxley in Cambridgeshire (England), which is home to a population of over 9,000, has just become one of CityFibre’s smallest builds after they confirmed their plan to invest £2m as part of their ongoing deployment of gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP technology.

Clive Selley - openreach uk ceo picture 2021

14th June, 2022 (54 Comments)

The CEO of network access provider Openreach (BT), Clive Selley, appears to have risked a spat with the UK Government after he complained that the rollout of faster broadband services (e.g. gigabit-capable FTTP) had been slowed by the “tortuous” post-Brexit process of recruiting workers from the EU.

14th June, 2022 (11 Comments)

A couple of months ago we revealed that Openreach had launched a review of their FTTP on Demand (FTTPoD or FoD) product for UK broadband ISPs (here), which proposed to stop selling it later this year. The conclusion of that review has just been published and FoD has been given a reprieve, at least for now.

plume_wifi_superpod

14th June, 2022 (2 Comments)

UK ISP Pine Media, which is rolling out its own gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in South Yorkshire (Sheffield) and rural Derbyshire (they also sell products over Openreach’s rival network), has launched a new Mesh WiFi solution for customers via a partnership with Plume.

14th June, 2022 (4 Comments)

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association and Point Topic have published their 2022 report into the impact of alternative “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband networks, which reveals that such providers grew their UK cover by 111% in 2021 (up from 110% last year) to cover 5.46 million premises and could hit 11.6m this year.

gigaclear engineers in rural uk field

13th June, 2022 (9 Comments)

Infracapital-backed broadband ISP Gigaclear has this afternoon claimed that their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which tends to target rural parts of England, has now covered 300,000 premises (up from 250,000 in December 2021).

fibre optic cables on pcb circuit board

13th June, 2022 (0 Comments)

Following last year’s successful lab tests, Nokia has brought their future 100G PON (Passive Optical Network) technology to be showcased at the “Fiber Connect” event in Nashville (USA). The new kit is capable of delivering full fibre 100Gbps speeds in downstream on a single PON wavelength in a real-world environment.

united kingdom digital connectivity

13th June, 2022 (7 Comments)

The UK Government has published their ‘Digital Strategy’, which reflects a “new plan” to grow the “digital economy” (i.e. addressing tech sector skills, investment and infrastructure). But in terms of mobile and broadband infrastructure, it’s largely another re-announcement of existing schemes (not unlike the ‘Levelling Up‘ plan).

copper vs fibre optic openreach engineer

13th June, 2022 (24 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has hinted that, for the first time, new installations of their hybrid Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) broadband ISP lines may soon start to shrink, which would partly reflect the rising coverage of gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology.

13th June, 2022 (10 Comments)

Alternative network ISP Lit Fibre, which is building a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to reach 500,000 homes by 2026, has today added six new UK towns to their rollout plan. The move brings the total number of homes in towns under deployment to over 200,000 – just 9 months after their first build.

13th June, 2022 (20 Comments)

Vodafone today claims to have “overtaken” BT to become the UK’s “largest full fibre broadband provider” via their Gigafast Broadband plans, but they aren’t referring to customer figures (1 million). Instead, this reflects the fact that they now sell gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) plans via both Openreach and CityFibre.

fibre optic uk cables gigapixel

11th June, 2022 (4 Comments)

The Essex County Council in England has published a new Digital Strategy document, which among other things sets out their plans to ensure that – come 2025 – “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) will cover “all premises“, while “gigabit-capable broadband” should reach 85% and 4G becomes available to 99% (geographic).

Voneus Engineer Vans

10th June, 2022 (2 Comments)

Macquarie Capital backed UK ISP Voneus, which holds a “near term” plan to cover 100,000 homes in rural areas (here) with their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, has revealed that they’ll soon be finished building across the villages of Payhembury, Whimple, Talaton, and Clyst Hydon in East Devon (England).

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