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Openreach: Leadership team changes

UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach is making some changes to its leadership team in order to continue delivering against its strategic goals. Kim Mears, currently Managing Director Infrastructure Delivery, will retire on March 31st after nearly two decades of service, having joined Openreach in 2006. She will remain as an Executive advisor to Openreach, continue […]

January 17, 2023By Colin Mann

Survey: UK full fibre uptake limited

With full fibre networks passing 41 per cent of UK premises and with nearly 2 million of those having access to two or more independent network providers, consumers now have unprecedented access to a range of competitively priced ultrafast broadband packages. However, the uptake of full fibre services, especially those combined with a TV bundle, […]

December 23, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: Record UK rollout of faster Internet

More than four in ten UK homes can now access faster, more reliable Internet connections, as the rollout of full-fibre technology continues at record pace. Ofcom’s annual Connected Nations report, which measures the availability of broadband and mobile services across the UK, found that full-fibre connections are now available to 12.4 million households (42 per […]

December 15, 2022By Colin Mann

Openreach updates Full Fibre build plans

UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach has published updated, more detailed plans about where and when it is building ultra-fast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband across the UK. As part of its regular programme of build updates, Openreach has also announced 12 new locations where it plans to deliver gigabit-capable technology to a further 184,000 homes and […]

December 12, 2022By Colin Mann

Netgem powers Lothian Broadband triple play

Scottish network provider Lothian Broadband Networks Limited (LBNL) is extending its partnership with telco TV specialist Netgem by offering not only TV but also voice in addition to its ultrafast fibre broadband. This is a natural extension of the usual bundles developed for ISPs by Netgem, working alongside its partner Netsapiens – allowing LBNL to […]

November 4, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: 5G, full fibre key to UK economic growth

If the UK government is looking to kickstart its Growth Plan, it must prioritise delivering on the ambitions for the rollout and take-up of full fibre and 5G. That is the message technology trade association techUK’s telecoms members have shared in a new report examining the impact of the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR), published […]

October 11, 2022By Colin Mann

Community Fibre secures £985m finance facility

London-based ISP Community Fibre Limited has signed a new finance facility of £985 million (€1.12bn) which will enable the company to continue to execute its rapid roll out of a full-fibre broadband network to 2.2 million London homes by the end of 2024. Community Fibre already has 675,000 ready for service homes in London and […]

October 11, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: Full-fibre broadband reaches 11m UK homes

The roll-out of full-fibre broadband continues apace, as the number of UK homes with access to it jumps by more than 50 per cent in a year, according to research from regulator Ofcom. Ofcom’s Connected Nations autumn update reports that 37 per cent of households can now get full fibre, which is more reliable and […]

October 7, 2022By Colin Mann

CityFibre passes 2m homes milestone

UK full fibre platform CityFibre has now passed more than 2 million homes in its rollout. The major milestone marks the completion of 25 per cent of its announced nationwide rollout to 8 million premises. Once the full rollout is completed, the network will address approximately one third of the UK market and unlock up […]

September 20, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: UK broadband providers set for £1.4bn windfall

Broadband customers are set to add more than £1.4 billion (€1.61bn) to the coffers of the UK’s major broadband providers as a result of price rises coming in the new year, in the midst of the cost-of-living crisis, according to full fibre broadband provider Hyperoptic. With broadband providers increasing their prices by inflation plus up […]

September 8, 2022By Colin Mann