BT is likely to enjoy lighter controls on the amount it can charge for its leased lines in London, under proposals revealed by Ofcom on Monday.Leased lines offer high-end fibre connectivity as a retail product for business customers, and also as a wholesale product for smaller telcos that resell fixed and mobile broadband services.
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The free upgrade to Infinity broadband plans bumps up BT's super-fast rivalry with Virgin with top download speeds of 76Mbps and uploads of 19.5Mbps, though existing BT fibre customers will have to sign a new contract
West Hagbourne will not get a high-speed fibre connection despite being connected to a winning exchange in BT's Race to Infinity contest, an outcome the company says it warned might happen
BT Group's Openreach says the speed of its mainstream fibre connection -- currently the "up to 40Mbps" sold as BT Infinity -- "will roughly double in 2012". However, some users could do even better.
Ofcom chief Ed Richards says the regulator will require competition in rural broadband networks, and is backing wavelength unbundling as a possible way to ensure fairness in fibre rollouts
Four more market towns have been named to receive fibre-to-the-cabinet broadband connections as winners of BT's Race to Infinity competition, the company announced on Wednesday.The four extra towns that join the six original winners are Burley in Yorkshire, Capel in Surrey, Lindfield in West Sussex and Marton in Warwickshire.
Brits not a nation of early adopters when it comes to fibre, says Ofcom report...
Ofcom confirms BT must offer virtual fibre unbundling and open up its ducts and poles...
The UK's largest internet provider has said it will become a wholesale customer of BT's up-to-40Mbps fibre-to-the-cabinet services, as Ofcom finalises the rules governing BT's fibre network
Now for anyone who hasn't yet got a decent ADSL Broadband connection, you be glad to know (or maybe not) that if you exchange has more than a 1000 residents, you can now register your interest for converting your town from ADSL to FTTP/FTTC (Fibre to the premises/Fibre to the cab)To register your interest goto the BT Website: http://www.racetoinfinity.
The telecoms regulator wants BT to give rivals access to its fibre networks, as part of an effort to promote investment in super-fast broadband
The telco is reportedly in talks with Ofcom about opening access to its ducts and poles so other providers can install their own broadband fibre lines
Lord Carter has laid out plans for charges on fixed copper lines to fund rural fibre, and has called on Ofcom to force ISPs to crack down on illegal file-sharing
Communications regulator Ofcom says cheap mobile broadband and existing fixed services will keep BT from running a fibre monopoly
The regulator has announced it is looking at ways to encourage telcos to invest in next-generation fibre networks
What are you thinking? Says regulator
European telco O2 (also known as Telefonica Europe) is considering investing in its own fibre-to-the-home network, but wants to wait until Ofcom changes telecommunications regulation before it makes an investment.
The provider may follow BT's lead and invest in a fibre-to-the-home rollout, but only if Ofcom ensures the investment would see a healthy return
The regulator says the popularity of mobile broadband may encourage fixed-line operators to distinguish themselves competitively by investing in next-gen infrastructure
Regulator offers 'fair rate of return' for investing operators...
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