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The importance of submarine cable channel planning

Different submarine cable capacity consumption models When bandwidth demands were comparatively low (compared to today) in the pre-ICP days, sub-lambda services were commonly sold carried by 5Gb/s to 10Gbs wavelengths. As bandwidth demands surged with the growth of the Internet, wavelengths became the currency of network services where end-users purchased entire wavelengths typically operating at 10Gb/s or 100Gb/s rates, still commonly used today.   For end-users with massive capacity demands,...

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Ofcom 2022 Study Rates Mobile and Broadband ISPs by Quality

Ofcom has published their 2022 survey of UK broadband ISP and mobile service quality, call waiting times, complaints and install times among the largest providers. For example, Vodafone attracted the lowest satisfaction for broadband (77%), while BT secured the highest (88%). But overall, service quality has improved since COVID-19. As usual this annual report is […]

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CityFibre’s FTTP network now larger than Virgin Media’s

Today, reports have confirmed that CityFibre has overtaken Virgin Media O2 as the second largest provider of FTTP services in the UK. According to Think Broadband, CityFibre’s most recent audit shows the company to have reached a total of 1,083,888 premises passed… read more on TotalTele.com »

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BT Issues 2022 Progress Update on the UK 10Mb Broadband USO

UK ISP BT has today issued their latest biannual study into the progress they’ve made toward delivering the 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband, which reveals that they’ve so far built a USO connection to over 4,600 premises, with more than 2,300 further builds in progress. The USO officially went live in March 2020. […]

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Ericsson and Intel team up for Cloud RAN tech hub

Two of the most innovative companies in global ICT – Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Intel – are pooling R&D excellence to create high-performing Cloud RAN solutions. The companies have launched a tech hub in California, USA. It focuses on the benefits that Ericsson Cloud RAN and Intel technology can bring to: improving energy efficiency and network performance, reducing time to market… read more on TotalTele.com...

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India targets homemade 6G for end of the decade

This week, the Indian government has outlined plans to see domestically developed 6G deployed by 2030, with Prime Minister Modi saying that the country would accelerate its technological development to match those international rivals.  Speaking at Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) event this week, Modi announced that work on 6G was already underway, having created an industry taskforce to focus on the new technology… read more on TotalTele.com...

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Zen Internet Sweeten Refer a Friend Scheme with GBP80 Voucher

Broadband ISP Zen Internet UK has once again improved their current Refer-a-Friend scheme, this time by making it so that existing customers who successfully refer somebody they know to the provider will receive an £80 voucher (eGift card), while their referee will get a £20 voucher. According to Zen’s Refer-a-Friend page, the vouchers themselves are […]

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Openreach Reveal 56 New UK FTTP Broadband Rollout Areas

In an unexpected move, Openreach (BT) has today added 56 new locations (towns and villages) to their £15bn rollout for a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network. The operator’s full fibre network has now covered 7.2 million UK premises (inc. 2.3m in the hardest to reach “final third” of the country). The rollout is […]

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Virgin Media O2 Business UK Prep 1Gbps Broadband Package

Small business customers of broadband ISP Virgin Media Business (VMO2) may be pleased to note that their long wait for the operator to finally launch a 1Gbps (Voom Fibre) package may be about to end. The provider has just started inviting existing subscribers on their slower tiers to take a new gigabit plan. Residential customers […]

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Vodafone Hits 1.05 Million UK Fixed Broadband ISP Customers

Vodafone UK has today published their latest results (financial Q4 FY22), which reveals that their fixed broadband base has finally passed the million mark to total 1,050,000 (up by +59k in the quarter vs +29k in Q3 FY22). But it’s unclear whether they’ve managed to achieve national availability across CityFibre’s FTTP network, yet. The big […]

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