Openreach reconfirms ambitious target for full fibre rollout

Openreach has just held its first annual review after separating from BT. In the review, the national network builder reiterated its commitment to full fibre Internet. The company aims to achieve its target of connecting 10 million businesses and homes to full fibre Internet by 2025. Mike McTighe, Chair of Openreach, said that after providing […]

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Regulatory changes to spur investment in full-fibre Internet

Telecoms regulatory body Ofcom has announced some changes that will encourage investments in full-fibre Internet in the UK. These proposed changes are based on the recommendations published in the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review by the UK Government. In the review, the Government highlighted plans that would help the country enjoy full-fibre connectivity by 2033 at […]

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Telecoms want collaborative approach to FTTP Internet rollout

Openreach and CityFibre have stated that the Government’s FTTP high-speed Internet rollout can only be realised if telecoms and the Government work together. The two network providers also stated that the regulatory policy set up by Ofcom has to change so that it takes into consideration a collaborative approach, which is the need of the […]

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CityFibre superfast Internet to benefit Leicester and Nottingham businesses

CityFibre is set to launch its wholesale superfast Internet services in Leicester and Nottingham. The communications company has selected Onecom and Gigabit City Networks as its Internet service provider partners in the two cities. CityFibre has requested that businesses that are plagued by poor Internet connectivity in both cities to register with the company if […]

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SMEs to benefit from Bristol City Council’s fibre backhaul network

The Bristol City Council has chosen Hub Network Services to offer wholesale access to its BNET fibre optics network. This network extends to about 80km, covering nearly the entire city. This means that small business owners in Bristol will be able to enjoy ultrafast Internet connectivity if they begin using this network. The council purchased […]

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UK Government committed to high-speed Internet delivery

Matthew Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, has reiterated that the UK Government is completely committed to providing full-fibre Internet and 5G mobile connectivity as part of the country’s digital strategy even after the UK exits the European Union. Talking about the country’s digital infrastructure policy, Mr Hancock said that the Government is […]

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SMEs and rural businesses suffering due to unreliable Internet

A new survey has found that businesses in the UK still have to contend with unreliable Internet connectivity. This is especially true for those in rural areas. The British Chambers of Commerce survey revealed that despite businesses across the UK stating that they need access to reliable and functional fast-speed Internet for seamless operations, many […]

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