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20th January, 2018 - 8:26 am (3 Comments)

A sense of the familiar could be felt toward the end of last year, when the UK and Scottish Government’s first locked horns over the coverage levels of “superfast broadband.” Now they’re at it again after Scotland claimed to have achieved the 95% “fibre broadband” coverage target, but there’s a problem.

durno village

12th January, 2018 - 8:05 am (38 Comments)

Residents of a rural village in Scotland have been left confused after Openreach (BT) deployed a new “fibre broadband” (FTTC / VDSL2) street cabinet into their area that appears to serve some properties, while leaving many of those who live closest to it unable to receive a faster connection.


9th January, 2018 - 10:19 am (2 Comments)

Over the past two years we’ve seen several new fixed wireless broadband networks launch in the UK that use TV White Space (TVWS) technology (example), which harnesses the spectrum gaps that exist between television channels (470-790MHz), and this could be given a boost by new model rules.

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8th January, 2018 - 2:22 am (32 Comments)

The most recent independent data for Q4 reveals that the United Kingdom ended 2017 with fixed line “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks having covered 94.7% of premises (94.3% if you define superfast as 30Mbps+), which suggests that the Government has hit their 95% target.

cityfibre glasgow james mcclafferty

21st December, 2017 - 8:34 am (0 Comments)

Dark fibre builder Cityfibre has signed a new 19 year framework agreement with UK ISP Commsworld for £15.7m, which is their “largest public sector award to date” and will extend the existing Gigabit capable fibre optic (FTTP) network in Glasgow (Scotland) to 506 city council owned sites.

digital scotland fibre optic map

19th December, 2017 - 12:20 pm (14 Comments)

As expected the Scottish Government has published the OJEU procurement document for their £600 million R100 programme, which aspires to extend superfast broadband (30Mbps+) networks to cover 100% of premises in Scotland (UK) by the end of 2021 (or March 2022 as a financial year).

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15th December, 2017 - 12:46 pm (7 Comments)

The Connected Nations 2017 report has today been published by Ofcom, which reveals a huge rise in the availability of fixed line 300Mbps+ “ultrafast broadband” services to 36% of the UK (up from 2% last year). Elsewhere 4% (1.1 million premises) still cannot receive speeds of 10Mbps+ (down from 6%).


14th December, 2017 - 5:25 pm (16 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today confirmed that it plans to spend £600 million on gap funding for their R100 programme, which aims to make a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) capable network available to 100% of Scotland by the end of 2021 (March 2022 when viewing as a financial year).


14th December, 2017 - 8:47 am (1 Comment)

As expected Cityfibre has today signed a new £1.7 million contract that will extend their existing fibre optic based Public Service Network (PSN) in the city of Aberdeen (Scotland) by approximately 17km, which should reach an additional 57 public sector locations.

rural broadband and river scene

5th December, 2017 - 4:36 pm (0 Comments)

Last week the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) managed to cause a storm by announcing the closure of 62 branches for 2018, although at the time the bank said online banking would still allow remote customers to access their accounts. But a new report warns of problems with broadband connectivity.

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28th November, 2017 - 10:34 am (0 Comments)

Wireless infrastructure builder Arqiva has joined with Dali Wireless and Cellular Asset Management to improve Mobile coverage and capacity around Glasgow city centre (Scotland, UK) by harnessing a new digital Distributed Antenna System (DAS), which will also support future 5G rollouts.

aberdeen city broadband

28th November, 2017 - 7:40 am (1 Comment)

The Scottish Government has announced that the city of Aberdeen is to receive £2m of public funding to extend Gigabit (1Gbps) ultrafast broadband connectivity to 57 “key public buildings” (e.g. schools, health and community centres), which forms part of a regional £254m investment package.

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22nd November, 2017 - 12:31 pm (0 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has this week named the five winners of their annual 2017 European Broadband Awards, which saw Colchester’s 1Gbps open access passive fibre network in the UK (Essex) pick-up one of the awards for their deployment to 850 SMEs and 1,100 homes.

white space antenna broadway partners

21st November, 2017 - 11:13 am (10 Comments)

The UK Internet domain registry, Nominet, has again joined forces with Broadway Partners to deploy their long range “TV White Space” wireless superfast broadband technology, which utilises the gaps in radio spectrum that exist between Television channels (470-790MHz), to reach Loch Ness in Scotland.


14th November, 2017 - 11:57 am (13 Comments)

Around 60 homes and businesses in the remote rural Sutherland hamlet of Altnaharra (Scotland) can now access Openreach’s (BT) new 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) “ultrafast broadband” network, thanks to new equipment and a community dig to lay 4,800 metres of cable.

twisted light

31st October, 2017 - 8:26 am (5 Comments)

A team of scientists working in the Photonics Research Group at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) has made progress on a way to adapt twisted light across a wireless optical (laser) ultrafast broadband network, which they claim could make traditional fibre optic (FTTH/P) cables “obsolete.”


23rd October, 2017 - 9:00 am (6 Comments)

The £428m Digital Scotland (DSSB) project with BT (Openreach) has said they’re on-course to extend fixed line “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) coverage to 95% of Scottish homes and businesses by the end of 2017. So far they’ve reached a total of 800,000 additional premises since the scheme began.

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