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24th September, 2014 (0 Comments)

CityFibre have unsurprisingly announced that Fujitsu has been chosen as the build partner for the first deployment phase of their new city-wide Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) broadband network for homes and businesses in York (England), which is being conducted alongside Sky Broadband (BSkyB) and TalkTalk.

26th July, 2014 (16 Comments)

Reports indicate that the Japanese technology and telecoms giant Fujitsu UK has won its case against the 2008 dismissal of their £900m contract for providing the NHS with new IT services. Crucially this is also part of the reason why Fujitsu ended up being classified as “high risk” by the Government for other IT projects, such as the Broadband Delivery UK programme.

15th March, 2013 (32 Comments)

Japanese technology firm Fujitsu UK has, according to the FT, now completely withdrawn from the government’s £530m national broadband scheme (Broadband Delivery UK) and thus left BT as the only remaining bidder in the process. So much for the “competitive tender“.

8th November, 2012 (8 Comments)

The UK government’s Culture Secretary, Maria Miller MP, will today fly out to Brussels with the hope of persuading the European Commission (EC) to grant final approval for the release of state aid funding, which would allow local authorities to proceed with their national roll-out of superfast broadband services.

8th October, 2012 (1 Comment)

The European Commission’s (EC) competition boss, Joaquín Almunia, has confirmed that the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office, which is responsible for managing the country’s national superfast broadband strategy, will shortly be given permission to distribute State Aid funding to related projects around the country.

14th September, 2012 (4 Comments)

The governments Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has confirmed that Fujitsu UK, which alongside BT is one of only two telecoms operators bidding for major national superfast broadband deployment contracts, is now classified as “high risk” and thus subject to additional scrutiny.

14th September, 2012 (17 Comments)

As hinted last month both Norfolk and Cumbria county councils in England (UK) have this week awarded their respective £40m and £70m contracts for a county-wide roll-out of superfast broadband (speeds greater than 24Mbps) services to BT, with Gloucestershire and Herefordshire expected to follow suit.

10th September, 2012 (27 Comments)

Several local authorities are this week expected to pick the winner(s) of their respective Local Broadband Plan (LBP) tenders, which will give them access to a slice of the £1bn+ Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) budget and bring faster internet access to more homes and businesses. But the outcome might also inflame Europe’s competition concerns.

30th August, 2012 (21 Comments)

The Norfolk County Council (NCC) will announce the winner of its £60m (estimated) Local Broadband Plan (LBP) contract next month, which aims to cover 90% of the county with the “highest possible levels” of superfast broadband by March 2015, but hardly anybody expects a Fujitsu win.

17th July, 2012 (49 Comments)

The North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) has announced that its £70m Connecting North Yorkshire (CNY) project, which aims to make superfast broadband ISP services available to “100% of businesses and citizens … by 2017” (90% by 2015), has unsurprisingly been awarded to BT.

17th July, 2012 (1 Comment)

Fujitsu UK has announced the expansion of its 100G Dark Fibre network to cover an additional 2,500km of fibre optic cable, which supports “true” 100Gbps (Gigabits per second) data capacity across its carrier-grade Managed Wavelength Service (MWS) network.

11th July, 2012 (7 Comments)

Japanese technology giant Fujitsu UK, which is one of only two major telecoms operators left in the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) project to improve the country’s national internet infrastructure (the other is BT), plans to withdraw from bidding in two further regions – Cumbria and allegedly also North Yorkshire.

15th June, 2012 (11 Comments)

A plan to deploy superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services to 90% of people in Cumbria (England) by 2015 (the last 10% would get speeds of at least 2Mbps), which could be worth up to £40 million, looks set to face further delays after the Cumbria County Council (CCC) rejected the only two available bids from BT and Fujitsu.

25th May, 2012 (5 Comments)

The Post Office has chosen to scrap its limited BTWholesale and Logica based managed broadband and phone platform, which is still stuck on old ‘up to’ 8Mbps ADSL technology, in favour of a huge new and potentially more competitive unbundled (LLU) solution delivered by Fujitsu and rival ISP TalkTalk.

22nd May, 2012 (38 Comments)

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of cable and broadband giant Virgin Media, Andrew Barron, will today tell the House of Lords Select Committee Inquiry into the UK’s national superfast broadband strategy that BT are effectively being subsidised by government policy and thus “freezing out new entrants” from the market.

1st May, 2012 (9 Comments)

CityFibre Holdings, which builds Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) style fibre optic infrastructure, has announced a new engineering agreement with Fujitsu that will progress their plans for deploying ultrafast broadband (100Mbps+) services “throughout the UK’s second tier cities” to reach 1 million homes and 50,000 businesses.

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