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Giganet acquires Cuckoo in broadband consolidation

Full fibre connectivity provider Giganet is to acquire Cuckoo – twice voted the UK’s best broadband provider for customer service – continuing its growth in the UK as part of the Fern fibre family, which also includes Jurassic, Swish, Allpoints Fibre and Vorboss Since launching its fibre broadband service to households just over 12 months […]

September 5, 2022By Colin Mann

Ofcom: Two thirds UK homes gigabit ready

UK households looking to get faster home broadband have received a welcome boost, with new figures from regulator Ofcom revealing two thirds of homes can now sign up to gigabit broadband. Ofcom’s latest figures show these speeds are available to 66 per cent of all UK homes (19.3 million) – up from 37 per cent […]

May 20, 2022By Colin Mann

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

VIAVI testing solution for Openreach

UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach and network test, monitoring and assurance solutions provider VIAVI are collaborating to automate testing the quality and speed of the Openreach Full Fibre broadband network using Fusion, a virtual performance monitoring system. Fusion will effectively deliver an on-demand network ‘speedometer’, showing near real-time views of the speeds that end users […]

February 14, 2022

Community Fibre doubles network rollout target

Full fibre broadband provider Community Fibre has doubled its network roll-out target in London and will now pass 2.2 million homes and businesses by the end of 2024. The network operator and ISP aims to serve more than half of the 3.6 million homes in the city. Community Fibre, which has already enabled 435,000 homes […]

January 27, 2022By Colin Mann

Ofcom: Full fibre reaches 8m UK homes

Full-fibre broadband is now available to more than 8 million UK homes, as rollout accelerates, according to regulator Ofcom’s annual Connected Nations report on the availability of broadband and mobile services across the UK. It reveals that the rollout of future-proof, full-fibre technology is accelerating at its fastest ever rate. More than 8 million homes […]

December 16, 2021By Colin Mann

FTTH Council Europe calls for fibre take-up boost

The European Commission recently published its Digital Economy and Society Index 2021 (DESI) which tracks the progress made in EU Member States in digital competitiveness in the areas of human capital, broadband connectivity, the integration of digital technologies by businesses and digital public services. First of all, the FTTH Council Europe welcomes that the 2021 […]

November 19, 2021By Colin Mann

Openreach claims 6m Full Fibre milestone

UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach has confirmed that six million homes and businesses can now place an order for its next generation ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband – as part of its build programme to reach 25 million premises all over the UK by December 2026. Also, as part Openreach’s rolling updates to its build […]

November 17, 2021By Colin Mann

Vodafone expands CityFibre partnership

UK multiplay telco Vodafone is set to become Britain’s largest full fibre broadband provider following a deal signed with digital infrastructure platform CityFibre. Vodafone says it will offer full fibre to more homes than any other provider thanks to investing in partnerships with both Openreach and CityFibre. By spring 2022, Vodafone has a target of […]

November 11, 2021By Colin Mann

Broadband boost for rural UK

More than half a million more rural homes and businesses will be given access to better broadband as part of plans to level up the country with improved Internet connectivity, UK Digital Secretary Nadine Dorries has announced. An estimated 567,000 hard-to-reach premises across the English counties of Cheshire, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Essex, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, […]

October 29, 2021By Colin Mann