toob raises £75 million funding to expand UK fibre network

26 March 2019

toob has secured a £75 million funding package from Amber Infrastructure Group’s National Digital Infrastructure Fund (‘NDIF’) to support the build out of a gigabit-capable, fibre network.

DE-CIX internet exchange offers 400GbE access technology

25 March 2019

In response to growing demand for more data capacity, the DE-CIX internet exchange is now offering 400GbE access technology.

£4.9 million grant awarded for UK dark fibre research facility

22 March 2019

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has committed a £4.9 million grant to fund a national research facility to support UK researchers in creating communications networks for the future.

Openreach opens consultation on UK copper switch-off framework

21 March 2019

Openreach has opened a consultation to agree a framework to switch off the UK's copper networks

Microsoft and Facebook form Co-Packaged Optics Collaboration

21 March 2019

Microsoft and Facebook have partnered to form the Co-Packaged Optics (CPO) Collaboration.

Orange strengthens presence in France via public initiative networks

21 March 2019

Orange is to offer its services in France as an internet service provider (ISP) on all public initiative networks deployed in the market, regardless of the infrastructure operator deploying the network.

CityFibre full fibre roll out expands to Bournemouth and Northampton

20 March 2019

Bournemouth and Northampton are the next two UK locations to benefit from alternative network provider, CityFibre’s full fibre roll out.

Salisbury to be first UK city to access FTTP under Openreach ‘Fibre First’ programme

20 March 2019

Salisbury is the UK’s first entire city to access Openreach’s new fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology under the Fibre First programme.

Telia Carrier and Telxius agree to combine transatlantic capability

19 March 2019

A new agreement between Telia Carrier and Telxius will combine transatlantic capacity from the MAREA cable system and Telia Carrier’s European backbone network.

FTTH Conference 2019: UK enters European fibre broadband rankings for first time

18 March 2019

The latest FTTH Market Panorama figures, prepared by IDate, were released at the FTTH Conference in Amsterdam.

OFS ocean optical fibre demonstrates 300Gb/s over trans-Pacific distance

15 March 2019

The TeraWave SCUBA150 optical fibre from OFS Optics has demonstrated that it can enable transport of 300Gb/s over a 14,000km link.

FTTH Council Europe releases fibre-5G convergence study at FTTH Conference

13 March 2019

The FTTH Council Europe has revealed the results of a new study which aims to quantify the potential cost savings that could be made by building converged 5G-fibre networks.