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bt wholesale sogea fttc and g.fast broadband availability

23rd May, 2019 (11 Comments)

The launch of Openreach’s new Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SOGEA) product, which enables consumers to buy a standalone UK hybrid fibre broadband (FTTC / VDSL2 or G.fast) ISP line without the voice (phone) service, looks to be imminent as its availability status has recently been added to the BT Wholesale checker service.

openreach_website_2019

21st May, 2019 (62 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has launched a new website this week, which cleans things up quite nicely and also introduces a new availability checker for fibre optic based broadband ISP services on their UK network (FTTC, G.fast and FTTP), which now includes a choice of providers and a pre-registration page for non-FTTP areas.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

14th May, 2019 (44 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband (Comcast) will today rebrand their existing range of ADSL2+ and FTTC based broadband and phone packages. On top of that they’ll be introducing some new add-ons and the information suggests that they’re preparing to launch three new “ultrafast broadband” plans (150Mbps upwards).

bt uk isp logo

10th May, 2019 (7 Comments)

New customers of BT’s UK home broadband and phone packages are for a limited time being offered a free choice of either an Amazon Echo (smart speaker), JBL Bar Studio (soundbar) or Hive Smart Lights Pack when they sign-up to the service, which is on top of the provider’s now customary reward cards (pre-paid MasterCard).

bt tower 800pixels

9th May, 2019 (17 Comments)

BT Group’s new CEO has released his first full year results to the end of March 2019 (Q4 18/19 financial), which finds that Openreach’s FTTP and G.fast based “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) ISP network has grown its coverage to 3.2 million UK premises (up from 2.6m last quarter). Take-up of FTTP is 24.54% and G.fast 1.24%.

fibre optic night cable openreach

5th May, 2019 (47 Comments)

The new CEO of BT Group, Philip Jansen, is reportedly preparing to announce a major ramping up of Openreach’s 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) ultrafast broadband ISP technology next week, which one analyst firm believes could see them target 15 million premises by around 2025 instead of 10 million.

ee uk logo

3rd May, 2019 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator and UK ISP EE has begun contacting existing customers of their fixed line home broadband and phone packages in order to inform them of a price hike, which will see some but not all of their related packages increasing by an “average” of +£2 extra per month.

cerberus networks

1st May, 2019 (15 Comments)

Business and consumer ISP Cerberus Networks has today become one of the very few UK internet providers to launch both a 500Mbps and 1Gbps broadband tier using Openreach’s (BT) premium Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) products. On top of that they’ve also reduced the price of their hybrid fibre G.fast packages.

gfast openreach sidepod install

20th April, 2019 (25 Comments)

Several UK ISPs have now launched packages based off the new 160Mbps and 330Mbps capable hybrid fibre G.fast “ultrafast broadband” technology from Openreach (BT), which means that it’s time for us to take a closer look at what you can get for your precious pounds.

copper vs fibre coppersaurus

15th April, 2019 (60 Comments)

The UK High Court of Justice has today dismissed Cityfibre’s Judicial Review of the Advertising Standards Authority’s decision to allow slower “part fibre” (hybrid fibre) ISPs to use “fibre” terminology in their broadband adverts, which Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTH/P) providers have long felt to be “misleading“.

talktalk wifi hub super router uk broadband isp

4th April, 2019 (40 Comments)

Low cost ISP TalkTalk has completed the deployment of ASSIA’s CloudCheck software to their Wi-Fi Hub (Sagemcom F@st 5364) broadband router, which they claim can “proactively” improve the wireless (WiFi) performance of the device through “contextual analytics” and “machine-learning algorithms“.

united_kingdom_digital_binary_map

3rd April, 2019 (0 Comments)

A new study using crowd-sourced data (consumer speedtests) is helping to reveal how the market share of different broadband ISP technologies (ADSL, FTTC, FTTP, G.fast, Cable and Wireless) has changed over the past seven years, which sees older pure copper line connections decline as hybrid fibre solutions dominate.

bt google home uk broadband

29th March, 2019 (9 Comments)

New customers of UK ISP BT can now get an included Google Home AI smart speaker (RRP £129) when they sign-up to one of the provider’s Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC), Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) or G.fast based broadband and phone packages. Reward cards (Preloaded MasterCard) valued between £30 to £120 are also included.

city construction broadband uk

27th March, 2019 (16 Comments)

A recent report from the Centre for Cities think-tank has revealed the top ten best and worst cities for coverage of fixed “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) connectivity across the United Kingdom, which sees Luton rank top with 95% of homes and businesses being within reach and sadly Aberdeen came bottom on 2.3%.

gfast cabinet internals

12th March, 2019 (23 Comments)

The Broadband Forum has today announced that the first five G.fast devices running at 212MHz have successfully completed their certification program, which tested the kit at speeds of up to 1.45Gbps and copper line distances of up to 400 metres from the distribution point (cabinet/remote node etc.).

bt uk isp logo

1st March, 2019 (26 Comments)

UK ISP BT has launched a new range of special offers on their superfast (FTTC) and ultrafast (G.fast, FTTP) broadband packages, which among other things gives new customers a choice of taking either an included Samsung Tablet A 10.1 (worth £179), Fitbit Charge 3 (worth £129.99) or Amazon Echo (worth £89.99).

indoor_fibre_optic_splice_openreach

15th February, 2019 (37 Comments)

We’ve today gathered together the latest information from our UK industry sources in order to produce a summary of the latest broadband ISP technology and service changes at Openreach (BT). On the list this time are new FTTC cabinets, the G.fast self install trial, SoGEA, FTTP on Demand (FoD) and more.

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