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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

Broadband boost for rural England

Millions of people in rural England will get access to the fastest broadband speeds on the market as part of a £5 billion (€5.8bn) plan to level up Internet access across the UK. The UK government’s Project Gigabit fund to upgrade digital infrastructure in hard-to-reach areas will accelerate the country’s recovery from covid, fire up […]

August 2, 2021

Nokia, Xantaro drive UK fibre expansion

Nokia has announced the expansion of its relationship with Xantaro encompassing next generation fibre access to connect more than two million UK homes with broadband speeds up to 10 Gibabit per second. Nokia is providing its next generation fibre access technology to channel partner and service integrator Xantaro, who is supplying more than 10 alternative […]

July 20, 2021

Iskratel to introduce powerful fibre optic services at Gigabit Summit 2021

Iskratel, a European ICT provider, will be presenting its new Optical Network Terminal and Optical Line Terminal (ONT / OLT) products and services designed for modern fibre optic networks at the Gigabit Summit in Hessen, Germany this week. The annual conference is aimed at highlighting the expansion and further development of digital infrastructures. Iskratel’s Patrick […]

July 14, 2021

Report: UK telcos digging more than ever

There was a 24 per cent increase in the amount of digging work performed by the UK’s telecoms industry last year, according to Digging up Britain 2021. The report by LSBUD, which provides a free to use online search facility for underground pipes and cables, reveals that there were 1,125,843 searches through its portal by […]

June 23, 2021

Report: 60% UK consumers unaware of 1Gb broadband

The UK’s ability to capitalise on the roll-out of next-generation gigabit broadband is at risk because too few consumers are aware of the technology and its benefits, according to a new report from the Gigabit Take-up Advisory Group, led by consumer advocacy body Which?. The roll-out of gigabit-capable broadband, with the fastest speeds and most […]

June 16, 2021By Colin Mann

Study: Rural UK pays 76% more for worse broadband

Broadband Savvy has released the results of a study into the cost and performance of UK broadband in different geographies, conducted by OnePoll. The study compared broadband speeds paid for and received by consumers across the country, and how much people pay for their home broadband. The survey revealed that rural households pay 76 per […]

May 14, 2021

Data: 1 in 5 UK homes can get full-fibre broadband

More than one in five UK homes can now access faster, full-fibre broadband, according to new figures published by comms regulator Ofcom. Ofcom’s latest Connected Nations data highlights broadband and mobile coverage across the UK and its nations. As of January 2021, around six million UK homes (21 per cent) could get full-fibre broadband – […]

May 12, 2021

UK ministers welcome broadband jobs boom

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden have met with broadband industry leaders and praised the sector for creating more than 22,000 jobs over the last year as forecasts for gigabit rollout are revised further upwards. They welcomed the firms’ work to help the nation build back better from the pandemic with […]

April 6, 2021By Colin Mann