BT to begin rollout of 'ultrafast' broadband next year

Friday, January 30th 2015

‘’ – a combination of fibre and conventional copper wires – will be tested in two pilot locations this summer ahead of deployment in 2016. BT expects to offer initial speeds of a few...

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'Fibre to the premises' broadband rollout 'not financially feasible'

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

Michael Weissman, vice president for marketing at Sckipio Technologies, said the suggestion that major companies do not want to invest in FTTH is incorrect, but the cost means in many cases it is not...

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Gigaclear boss: Not our job to teach the basic skills to get online

Wednesday, November 26th 2014

Speaking to about how broadband companies can reach out to the digitally exluded, Gigaclear’s chief executive Matthew Hare said: “I think you have to ask the question why hasn’t...

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Cities should not rely on government to improve digital infrastructure

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

Malcolm Corbett, chief executive of the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA), said a gigabit infrastructure was the key to creating a ‘smart city’. INCA is hosting a seminar on...

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EE says 'dark fibre' will deliver gigabit speeds to mobiles

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Both EE and Three last week signed a long-term national framework agreement with fibre optic infrastructure provider CityFibre to overhaul their networks using dark fibre. Professor Andy Sutton,...

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Ultrafast broadband sceptics wrong, says CityFibre boss

Tuesday, November 11th 2014

CityFibre’s Mark Collins said the sceptical view that “no-one needs gigabit” still exists but the reality is that consumers don’t always know how much bandwidth they are using. “The more...

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Government position on rural broadband is 'nonsense'

Thursday, November 6th 2014

Mark Collins, director of strategy and public affairs at CityFibre, said the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) rural broadband programme wasn’t ambitious enough and was only ever going to end in BT...

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Alternative providers could join forces to rival BT

Friday, October 31st 2014

Mark Collins, director of strategy and public affairs, told that CityFibre would not be able to create such a network on its own. But asked if providers could combine to create an...

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Alcatel boss: will bring higher speeds sooner

Monday, October 27th 2014

Stefaan Vanhastel, marketing director for the Wireline Division at Alcatel-Lucent, told that technology can speed up the arrival of fibre to the home. He said: “ is...

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UK broadband providers criticise 'biased' report

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

The Gigabit Broadband Services report from market research company Broadbandtrends identified that a “surprising” percentage of providers are not using pre-registration to gauge interest in their...

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