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Openreach: SHE tech saves £10m PA build costs

According to UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach, its roll-out of Full Fibre technology saved £10 million (€11.6m) in build costs in Fiscal Year 22/23, while extending Full Fibre broadband to remote communities that were previously out of commercial reach. The company is deploying ‘SHE’ (Subtended Headend) where new fibre-optic cables can be built out from […]

August 3, 2023By Colin Mann

BT Q1: “Strong start to the year”

UK telco BT has issued a trading update for the three months to June 30th 2023, with Philip Jansen, Chief Executive, commenting: “We’ve made a strong start to the year, in what remains a very competitive market, with improved customer satisfaction, pro forma revenue growth in all of our business units and pro forma group […]

July 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Netomnia passes 0.5m premises milestone

UK broadband infrastructure provider Netomnia has passed, and made Ready for Service (RFS), more than 500,000 homes and businesses as part of its ultrafast full-fibre rollout. Half a million premises across the country now have access to what the company claims is one of the fastest and most reliable fibre networks with YouFibre now serving […]

July 6, 2023By Colin Mann

Broadband boost for UK regions

Homes and businesses in southern and eastern parts of England are set to benefit from new highspeed broadband connections backed by almost £320 million (€373m) of UK government investment. People living and working in rural parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Hampshire are set to have their ability to bank online, conduct business, shop, communicate and […]

July 4, 2023By Colin Mann

Ofcom: ‘Equinox 2 pricing not anti-competitive’

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has published its decision not to prevent digital infrastructure provider Openreach from introducing its new pricing offer for full-fibre broadband, known as ‘Equinox 2’. Under its rules, Openreach must notify Ofcom of certain offers before they come into effect. This is to allow the regulator to assess them before they are […]

May 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Data: Half UK homes accessing full-fibre broadband

More than 14 million UK households can now take advantage of faster, more reliable Internet connections as the rollout of full-fibre technology steams ahead. Comms regulator Ofcom’s Connected Nations Spring update shows that, as of January 2023, almost half of households (48 per cent) can access full-fibre broadband, which delivers Internet using fibre-optic cables. This […]

May 19, 2023By Colin Mann

Openreach hits 10m build milestone

UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach says it has hit a “huge” milestone in its upgrade of the UK’s broadband infrastructure. Openreach has now made its ultrafast Full Fibre broadband network available to 10 million homes, businesses and public services. The location of the 10 millionth build is in Ketton, Rutland, in the East Midlands of […]

March 22, 2023By Colin Mann

Openreach ultrafast broadband boost for Scotland

More than 800,000 homes and businesses across Scotland can now connect to some of the fastest, most reliable broadband in Europe, with hundreds of thousands more in line for an ultrafast upgrade this year. Engineers from digital infrastructure provider Openreach  will extend its ultrafast full fibre network in urban areas such as Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Stirling […]

March 15, 2023By Colin Mann

Ofcom tackles broadband tech consumer confusion

Broadband customers could get clearer and more consistent information about their service when signing up to a new deal, under proposals announced by UK comms regulator Ofcom. Under the planned new guidance, broadband providers would only be able to use the terms ‘fibre’ and ‘full-fibre’ on their websites and in contracts if their network uses […]

March 8, 2023By Colin Mann

Truespeed reports prosperous year

Truespeed, the UK full fibre broadband provider, reports is achieved record levels of growth during 2022, by expanding its footprint to 60,000 properties, connecting 13,000 customers, hiring over 80 new employees and supporting several community-focused festivals and initiatives. In 2022, Bath-based Truespeed built to a further 25,000 new properties taking the total cumulative network to […]

February 1, 2023