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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

Data: UK broadband usage to hit record levels

The UK’s broadband use is set to break records after a bumper 2022 saw people head online to engage with major events such as the Queen’s Funeral, watch live sport, enjoy the build-up to Christmas, and continue online gaming, particularly Call of Duty. UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach’s annual broadband update – based on the […]

December 22, 2022By Colin Mann

Openreach: Record day for UK broadband

More broadband traffic was carried across UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach’s network on December 11th 2022, than ever before. According to Openreach, 229 Petabytes (PB) of data was carried across the network, compared to the previous highest day (December 5th 2021) of 222 PB. It’s thought people getting into the festive spirit is behind the […]

December 13, 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

BT H1 “on track”

BT Group Chief Executive Philip Jansen says the telco remains on the front foot in “turbulent times”. Announcing its half year results, Jansen said: “Our strategy is working, we’re executing against our plan and we’re confident that we’ll deliver our long-term ambition while underpinning economic growth in the UK. “ “Our financial performance is on […]

November 3, 2022By Colin Mann

Lit Fibre board appoints ex-Openreach CEO

Community-focused ISP Lit Fibre has appointed industry expert Steve Robertson as Non-Executive Director, as the company continues its mission to bring world-class fibre broadband to towns across the UK. Robertson brings to Lit Fibre more than four decades of leadership experience in telecoms, including leading Openreach from its inception in 2005 until 2011. During his time […]

October 11, 2022

BT results: “Openreach continues to build like fury”

BT Group has published its full year results, revealing underlying revenue of £20.9 billion (€24.4bn) – down 2 per cent for the full year – attributed to declines in Enterprise and Global. Cost savings meant EBITDA rose 2 per cent to £7.6 billion. The telco said it is on track to meet its targets for […]

May 12, 2022

BT, AWS in cloud provision deal

BT’s Digital unit has agreed a deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of its drive to transform legacy infrastructure and internal applications to a new cloud-first architecture. The effort aims to help accelerate BT’s plans to build and innovate faster on a new suite of digital products and services and reduce costs in […]

May 4, 2022

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

XtndNet launches UK network

Arabsat, Developing Infrastructure, and Forsway have announced the formation of XtndNet, a new broadband ISP targeting under-connected customers. XtndNet offers a hybrid service, combining ADSL, mobile Internet, and satellite connection — the XtndNet 12 Gigabit Space Superhighway — to deliver an affordable and reliable broadband connection. The service is available now in the UK and […]

March 17, 2022