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Sep
20
2011

BT announces latest locations for fibre broadband

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BT has announced the locations of a further 114 exchanges to be upgraded to fibre UK telco BT has revealed the locations of a further 114 exchanges where it will install fibre-based infrastructure, which together will serve more than one million homes and businesses. The latest upgrades are to be carried out by BT’s Openreach division, and are expected to be completed by autumn 2012. The locations of other exchanges which are to be upgraded […]

Aug
16
2011

Rural Broadband in U.K. to Get BBC Funds

Britain is getting ready to spend £530 million fund to help bring a minimum of 2 Mbps broadband service to rural areas within four years. In a move that has some parallels in the U.S. market, the funds are beingdiverted from the BBC. In the U.S. market, broadcasters and mobile companies are looking to benefit from reclaimed spectrum vacated as part of the transition to high-definition TV broadcasting. An additional further £300 million has been […]

Aug
1
2011

BT will bring ADSL2+ service to additional 2.5M homes, businesses

BT (NYSE: BT) will expand its up to 20 Mbps speed ADSL2+ to about 2.5 million homes and businesses, or 90 percent of the UK population by 2013, up from the 80 percent of homes it originally planned. Having already upgraded telephone exchanges that serve over 17.6 million premises, BT will upgrade an additional 800 telephone exchanges to reach its new broadband expansion goal. Part of this new initiative focuses on extending broadband to more […]

Jul
28
2011

UK broadband speeds up 10% in six months

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UK consumers are enjoying ever-higher broadband speeds, though ISPs continue to underdeliver on advertised speeds UK consumers are enjoying a boost in their average broadband speeds, but the gap between actual and advertised speeds has also increased, according to new findings from communications regulator Ofcom. The average UK broadband speed increased by 10 per cent in the first half of this year from 6.2 Mbps in November/December 2010 to 6.8 Mbps in May 2011. Nearly […]

Jul
27
2011

LTE spectrum auction should deal with UK ‘not-spots’ says panel

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Operators should be forced to enhance UK coverage an advisory board is telling regulator Ofcom An advisory group is calling on the UK telecoms regulator Ofcom to ensure that the LTE spectrum auction scheduled for 2013 deals with coverage ‘not-spots’ across the country. The Communications Consumer Panel is asking Ofcom to enforce coverage obligations on the operators taking part in next year’s LTE spectrum auction for each of the four UK nations; England, Scotland, Wales […]

Jul
25
2011

Virgin Media UK completes 1.5Gbps broadband trial

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Virgin Media in the UK has completed a broadband trial offering 1.5Gbps Virgin Media, the UK cable broadband operator, announced that it has completed a successful trial delivering speeds of 1.5Gpbs over its existing cable infrastructure. The trial was conducted on a single road in London called Old Street, part of an area that has been dubbed the ‘Silicon Roundabout’ by members of the local tech community known as the ‘TechHub’. The demontration was just […]

Jul
19
2011

Digital TV Research: Triple-Play Subscriptions to Quadruple by 2016

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MIDDLESEX, UK – More than a quarter of the world’s TV households will subscribe to triple-play services – TV, broadband and telephony – by 2016, according to a new report by British research firm Digital TV Research. The report, which covers 73 countries, estimates that only 7.1 percent of TV households subscribed to triple-play services at the end of 2010. Report author Simon Murray says, “The 2016 triple-play penetration doesn’t sound too impressive until you […]

Jul
18
2011

Broadcaster to map UK mobile coverage

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Coverage varies dramatically between cities and rural areas The UK’s public service broadcasting organisation, the BBC, has announced that it is to create an independent mobile coverage map of the UK, working in partnership with network analyst firm Epitiro. The broadcaster has developed an Android app in conjunction with Epitiro that, when downloaded by consumers, will feedback data on the availability and strength of signal at different locations throughout the UK. Earlier this year, UK […]

Jul
1
2011

O2 UK to trial fibre broadband commercially this year

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O2 UK will trial fibre broadband this year following customer requests O2 UK, part of the Telefonica group, has confirmed that it plans to launch commercial trials of fibre-based fixed broadband services later this year. Writing on the O2 UK company blog, Felix Geyr, Managing Director of O2 Home and Broadband, stated: “While I can’t give too many details of the service at this stage we want to ensure that we will provide the right […]

Jun
22
2011

Cable & Wireless isn’t selling its international assets

Cable & Wireless Worldwide (LSE: CW.L) put out the fire on rumors that it is going to sell its international assets. Pacnet, an Asian-based submarine cable operator, made an informal $500 million bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide’s international operations, which provides both IP services to enterprises and wholesale carrier services, this Monday. “The board of Cable & Wireless Worldwide Plc notes the recent press speculation in relation to an approach for its global business,” Cable […]

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