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freeola logo

22nd June, 2018 (4 Comments)

Internet and hosting provider Freeola has today quietly become the latest UK ISP to launch a new “ultrafast broadband” service based off Openreach’s new hybrid fibre G.fast technology, which offers maximum download speeds of up to 330Mbps and uploads of up to 50Mbps.

twisted pair copper line broadband

18th June, 2018 (34 Comments)

Broadband ISP speeds of 1 Terabit per second (1000000Mbps) down a traditional copper line? It may sound impossible but that’s what Dr John Cioffi, best known as the “father” of DSL, proposed last year (here) with Terabit DSL technology. In our latest interview we ask John about TDSL’s viability.

virgin media coaxial copper cable advertised as fibre optic

12th June, 2018 (17 Comments)

The UK High Court has today granted Cityfibre permission to proceed with its Judicial Review of the Advertising Standards Authority’s decision regarding the use of “fibre” terminology in broadband ISP advertising, which the operator has often accused of being “misleading” for consumers.

optical glass fibre cable threads

4th June, 2018 (20 Comments)

A new “independent” DotEcon study, which was commissioned by BT, has predicted that last year’s agreement to invest an additional £150m of state aid into improving the availability of “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) across Northern Ireland could result in economic, social and environmental benefits worth £1.2bn.

gfast_inside_extension_pod

4th June, 2018 (20 Comments)

A recent meeting between ISPs has revealed that Openreach expect their new 330Mbps capable G.fast ultrafast hybrid fibre broadband technology to cover 2.2 million UK premises by 31st March 2019 (currently c.1 million) and they’re aiming to trial a new self-install solution later in 2018 (i.e. no engineer required).

bt uk isp logo

23rd May, 2018 (21 Comments)

As expected BT’s consumer UK ISP division has today launched their new range of “Plus” FTTC, FTTP and G.fast based “fibre broadband“, phone and 4G bundles, which among other things means that if your fixed line goes down then the mobile data takes over and adopts “unlimited” usage.

talktalk wifi hub super router uk broadband isp

21st May, 2018 (26 Comments)

New customers of budget ISP TalkTalk look set to start receiving a faster and much more capable broadband router with their orders, which comes after ISPreview.co.uk discovered the existence of a new Wi-Fi Hub. At this stage we don’t have a lot of detail to share but we do know the core specifications.

cable damage openreach engineer

19th May, 2018 (15 Comments)

Openreach has published a short notice to give a very rough indication of how much their new ‘Single Order Generic Ethernet Access’ product might cost ISPs at wholesale. At launch in 2019 the service will enable consumers to buy a standalone FTTC “fibre broadband” (VDSL2 or G.fast) line without the voice (phone) service.

bt uk isp logo

16th May, 2018 (26 Comments)

Last week BT talked about their aim to have a “single integrated all-IP fibre network” that enabled seamless converged access across fixed, WiFi and mobile services. Today BT’s consumer division, which includes ISP Plusnet and mobile giant EE, has explained more about how this will all work.

fibre optic fiber optic cables

16th May, 2018 (6 Comments)

The outgoing CEO of Vodafone Group, Vittorio Colao, has told an investors meeting, which was discussing their plans for next generation broadband ISP and mobile infrastructure, that they’re still talking with BT (Openreach) about the possibility of an agreement on fibre services but they’re not yet in the “right place.”

bt tower 800pixels

10th May, 2018 (66 Comments)

BT has released their Q1 2018 (calendar) results, which sees them increase FTTP and Mobile infrastructure investment via an annual capex allocation of around £3.7bn (excluding BDUK) and report that 1.56 million UK premises are now covered by their G.fast and FTTP based “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+).

syscomm

2nd May, 2018 (0 Comments)

Coventry-based business ISP Syscomm has today become the latest to launch a new range of 330Mbps (50Mbps upload) capable G.fast broadband packages, which will be aimed at SMEs across Coventry, Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Birmingham.

nte5c_mastersock_bt_openreach

2nd May, 2018 (24 Comments)

Openreach has decided to extend the UK ISP trial phase for their new Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SOGEA) product until 1st October 2018, which will one day enable consumers to buy a standalone FTTC “fibre broadband” (VDSL2 or G.fast) line without the voice (phone) service.

green_isp

27th April, 2018 (12 Comments)

Little known non-profit UK internet provider Green ISP appears to have quietly become the next to launch a G.fast based ‘up to’ 330Mbps (30Mbps upload) ultrafast broadband package with unlimited usage. The service is priced from £41.99 per month but does NOT include line rental (installation is £105).

talktalk uk fibre broadband

24th April, 2018 (25 Comments)

Low cost UK internet provider TalkTalk has today officially launched their new range of unlimited G.fast based ultrafast home broadband packages, which offer download speeds of ‘up to’ 150Mbps (30Mbps upload) and 300Mbps (50Mbps upload) from just £40 per month (including line rental).

bt old street cabinet vs fttc cabinet

10th April, 2018 (43 Comments)

A new study has estimated that around 4.1% of premises in the United Kingdom are likely to be affected by full to capacity FTTC (VDSL2) based “fibre broadband” street cabinets on Openreach’s (BT) network, which is up from 3% last year. Related premises may be unable to order the faster ISP service.

talktalk business logo 2017

9th April, 2018 (44 Comments)

The business division of residential ISP TalkTalk, which is naturally called TalkTalk Business, has announced that they’ve started a trial of 330Mbps capable hybrid fibre G.fast broadband technology for Wholesale and Partner customers. The commercial launch will then follow sometime this “summer“.

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