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Broadband boost for UK homes

New homes in England will be built with gigabit broadband connections and telecoms firms will be able to get faster broadband to nine million people living in blocks of flats across the UK, thanks to new laws the government has brought into force. Ministers have amended the Building Regulations 2010 to ensure that new homes […]

January 6, 2023By Colin Mann

EC revises broadband network State aid rules

The European Commission has adopted a revised Communication on State aid for broadband networks (‘Broadband Guidelines’). The revised Broadband Guidelines set out the rules under which the Commission will assess State aid measures notified by Member States to support the deployment and take-up of broadband networks in the EU. The new rules contribute to the […]

December 14, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: 11% UK gigabit broadband take-up

With the UK government reporting rapid progress in improving gigabit broadband coverage to 70 per cent of the country, up from 7 per cent in just three years, research from comparison site BroadbandDeals suggests that only a small minority are taking full advantage. Those in Northern Ireland reported the highest uptake at 16 per cent, […]

September 9, 2022

Broadband Forum, HomeGrid Forum GHNA collaboration

Collaboration between Broadband Forum and HomeGrid Forum has helped unlock greater interoperability and gigabit plus performance for service providers, as the two leading standards development organisations have jointly developed a GHNA (G.hn Access) Certification Programme. The GHNA Certification Programme is designed to combine Broadband Forum-based performance testing with HomeGrid Forum-based compliance and interoperability testing for […]

September 8, 2022

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

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

MPs doubt UK Gb rollout

A report from the cross-party Public Accounts Committee of the UK’s House of Commons says it is not convinced the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will meet even its downgraded targets for the increasingly critical rollout of super-fast, gigabit broadband, and is relying too heavily on commercial contractors for the progress that […]

January 19, 2022By Colin Mann

VMO2 completes gigabit upgrade

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media O2 has completed the upgrade of its entire national network to gigabit speeds, delivering nearly two-thirds of the Government’s broadband ambition four years ahead of the target date, claiming the achievement cements its status as the UK’s largest gigabit provider. The operator completed its rollout after switching on gigabit speeds […]

December 7, 2021By Colin Mann

VMO2 nears gigabit milestone

UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 says it is close to completing its national gigabit rollout programme with more than 90 per cent of homes across its network now able to access its hyperfast gigabit broadband. As part of its latest gigabit switch-on, Virgin Media O2 has upgraded its network with 1.6 million extra homes […]

November 9, 2021By Colin Mann

VMO2 hits gigabit network milestone

UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 has added one-and-a-half million homes to its gigabit network, meaning that more than half of its footprint can now access hyperfast broadband speeds. As part of the gigabit switch-on, Virgin Media O2 has upgraded its network in locations across the UK, with residents in towns and cities such as […]

August 11, 2021By Colin Mann