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Openreach Full Fibre rollout tops 7m homes

UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach has now built ultra-fast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband to more than seven million homes and businesses across the UK, including more than two million in the hardest to reach ‘final third’ of the country. Having already built the new technology to more than a quarter of its target footprint, Openreach […]

April 14, 2022By Colin Mann

Netomnia, YouFibre secure further £295m funding

Netomnia, a provider of full fibre broadband infrastructure, and internet service provider YouFibre have secured £295 million in new funding led by DigitalBridge Investment Management, the investment management platform of DigitalBridge Group. DigitalBridge’s equity investment will come alongside follow-on commitments from existing shareholders Soho Square Capital and Advencap Limited. Founded by CEO Jeremy Chelot, who […]

April 11, 2022

Sky Broadband launches Gigafast package

Sky Broadband has launched its new full fibre broadband package, Gigafast – offering speeds of 900 Mb/s. The new package, which is delivered only through FTTP (Fibre to the Premises), is 25x faster than the average speed of Sky’s Superfast 35 package and offers a high-standard Speed Guarantee of 600 Mb/s. Available to new and […]

April 6, 2022

Netgem TV full fibre, TV bundles for BrawBand

Scottish FTTP broadband provider BrawBand, is partnering with telco TV specialist Netgem TV to enable its customers to access over 200 channels, including Premier Sports, available at home or on a mobile device. BrawBand customers will also have access to the Freeview Play service, making use of hundreds of extra box sets and movies for […]

December 17, 2021

Sky Broadband launches 500Mb/s Ultrafast Plus

Sky Broadband has launched what it says is its fastest broadband package yet, Ultrafast Plus. The new package, which is delivered only through FTTP (Fibre to the Premises), is more than 10x faster than the UK’s average fibre speed, according to Sky, and offers the UK’s fastest Speed Guarantee on a 500 Mb/s service. Sky […]

July 7, 2021

Openreach Full Fibre special offer

UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach has revealed a special offer for its wholesale Communications Provider (CP) customers that it says gives them long-term price certainty on its FTTP (Fibre-to-the-Premises) technology. Openreach is seeking to drive widespread adoption of ultrafast, ultra-reliable full fibre broadband. The new offer has been developed after extensive engagement with its customers […]

July 1, 2021By Colin Mann

BT to ramp up FTTP build

Openreach, the wholly-owned, independent fixed access infrastructure arm of UK multiplay telco BT, says it is building Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) faster, at lower cost and higher quality than anyone else in the UK. In the last year, Openreach passed a record 2 million premises with FTTP. Openreach now believes that it has the capability to reach […]

May 13, 2021By Colin Mann

BT Q3: Fibre, 5G progress

In reporting its results for the nine months to December 31st 2020, multiplay telco BT has claimed progress in its fibre and 5G deployment. Its digital infrastructure subsidiary Openreach’s FTTP network now reaches 4.1 million premises, built at an average run rate of 42k premises passed per week in the quarter, and remains on track […]

February 4, 2021

New homes boost for full fibre roll-out

Barratt Developments, Britain’s biggest house builder, has partnered with digital infrastructure provider Openreach to ensure that its ultrafast ‘Full Fibre’ broadband is installed as standard across all of its new build developments. The move means that all of the c.15,000 new homes that Barratt builds every year will now provide access to a Full Fibre […]

January 26, 2021By Colin Mann

France: Record increase in FTTH adoption

French network regulator Arcep’s scoreboard for the fixed broadband and superfast broadband market (rollouts and subscriptions) in France as of the end of September 2020 saw a record increase the rate of adoption for Fibre to the Home (FTTH) access, while deployments continued to advance at a very steady pace. At the same time, Arcep […]

December 4, 2020