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June 27, 2012 by

BT Openreach pilots 330Mbps 'fibre on demand' broadband

Openreach is testing a "fibre on demand" service that will provide 330Mbps broadband connections, before making the service commercially available from Spring 2013. The problem isn't the technology but the cost of the deployment, which involves laying a fibre optic cable from the local cabinet to the home or business premises.

May 21, 2012 by

Small telcos call for end to 'copper gravy train'

Europe's smaller telecoms firms have warned of a return to the age of telco monopolies, claiming that larger companies are still charging them too much in wholesale fees for their legacy copper networks.The companies, which are members of the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA), told digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes on Monday that their business case for fibre deployment was not sustainable.

April 25, 2012 by

Zen uncorks doubled speeds with no throttle

Zen internet customers can now sign up to fibre-based broadband packages with twice the download speed of its previous maximum.The company's new fibre options now offer download speeds of up to 76Mbps and uploads of up to 19Mbps and are available to business and residential customers.

April 18, 2012 by

Watchdog puts brakes on BT Infinity ads

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld four complaints against the advertising of BT's super-fast Infinity broadband service on the grounds that they could be misleading.The ASA said on Wednesday that it had investigated four complaints about BT's advertising of its Infinity broadband packages — which appeared in print, online and on television — put forward by rival broadband provider Virgin Media.

April 12, 2012 by

BT recruits 150 engineers for fibre rollout

BT has said it will create 150 permanent engineering jobs to help with the rollout of its super-fast fibre broadband network.The company said on Thursday that it plans to take on the new recruits in May and that they will join the 500 ex-armed forces staff that were recruited by the company last year to help with the £2.


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