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Zen chief says urban broadband cash must go on 'complementary networks'

Monday, December 10th 2012

Newly announced government funding for urban fibre optic broadband rollouts must be spent on complementary infrastructure, according to Zen Internet. Andrew Saunders, the internet service provider's head of project...

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CityFibre to bring fibre broadband to York businesses

Wednesday, December 5th 2012

A partnership between CityFibre and City of York Council is set to bring fibre optic broadband services to residents and businesses in the area. CityFibre has rolled out a 103km pure fibre optic network throughout the city,...

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Geo Networks completes east-west fibre ring

Tuesday, December 4th 2012

Geo Networks has announced the completion of its latest diverse optical fibre ring, which runs between the UK and Ireland. The infrastructure, known as the East-West Ring, was built by Geo in partnership with ESB Telecoms, an...

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KCOM chief says 4G could pose threat to fibre broadband

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

Super-fast 4G mobile services may pose a threat to the uptake of fibre optic broadband, KCOM finance director Paul Simpson has admitted. KCOM this week unveiled its latest set of financial results, revealing plans to roll out...

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BT criticised for not bringing fibre broadband to Bo'ness

Tuesday, November 27th 2012

BT has been criticised by Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP Michael Connarty for failing to include parts of his constituency in its fibre optic broadband rollout programme. Speaking in a House of Commons debate, Mr Connarty pointed...

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Fibre network operator euNetworks reports revenue boost

Monday, November 12th 2012

Bandwidth infrastructure provider euNetworks Group saw its recurring revenues increase by 14 per cent year on year during the third quarter of 2012. The company, which owns and operates 13 fibre-based metropolitan broadband...

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Fibre optic specialist Phoenix Photonics relocates to Kent

Thursday, November 8th 2012

A company specialising in components used to deliver fibre optic broadband services has relocated to larger premises in Kent as its business blossoms. Phoenix Photonics has moved to the new site near Canterbury, where it will...

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European Parliament committee backs fibre broadband boost

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

The European Parliament's Industry, Research and Energy Committee has backed calls for a major boost in ultra-fast fibre optic broadband provision over the next eight years. On Monday (November 5th 2012), the committee...

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Hyperoptic chief calls for universal FTTH broadband

Friday, November 2nd 2012

Rolling out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband to every property in the UK would give the economy a major boost, according to Hyperoptic chairman Boris Ivanovic. Speaking to London Loves Business, Mr Ivanovic said universal...

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Gamma buys forgotten Mancs fibre broadband network

Friday, October 19th 2012

Gamma Communications is set to bring a long-forgotten fibre optic broadband network in Manchester back to life. Running for 48 miles and covering everywhere from the city centre to Eccles, Oldham, Salford and Trafford, the...

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