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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

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

Report: UK record 2021 broadband use

Millions of people working from home, an increase in online sports broadcasts and getting into the festive spirit have driven a 20 per cent increase in broadband traffic in the UK during 2021, according to digital infrastructure provider Openreach, which has shared its annual broadband report, based on the broadband consumption of more than 17 […]

December 31, 2021By 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

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

BT ‘accelerates transformation’

BT has reported H1 revenue at £10.3 billion (€12.1bn), down 3 per cent, driven by revenue decline in Enterprise and Global. Consumer revenue was flat, partially offset by growth in Openreach. The telco’s Chief Executive, Philip Jansen, suggested the results demonstrate an acceleration of pace in the transformation of BT. “We are creating a better […]

November 4, 2021By Colin Mann

Openreach progresses ASO

As part of its ongoing programme to upgrade the UK’s old analogue phone network to new digital products and services, UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach has announced a further 79 exchanges where it is planning to stop selling its legacy analogue services and instead focus on providing people with a modern, futureproof Full Fibre connection […]

October 20, 2021By Colin Mann