‘Record rollout’ of faster internet connections, claims Ofcom report

  More than four in ten homes can now access faster, more reliable internet connections, as the rollout of full-fibre technology continues at record pace. Ofcom’s annual Connected Nations report, which measures the availability of broadband and mobile services across the UK, found that full-fibre connections are now available to 12.4 million households (42%) – an…

Full-fibre broadband reaches more than 8 million UK homes

Fast, reliable internet connections are now available to more people than ever before, with over 8 million UK homes (28%) able to get full-fibre broadband.  The finding comes from Ofcom’s annual Connected Nations report, which analyses the availability of broadband and mobile services across the UK.  The report shows that 750,000 homes upgraded to faster, more reliable…

Infinera trials 400Gbps fibre-optic connectivity with Virgin Media

  US-based network connectivity company Infinera has partnered with Virgin Media to trial new technology which could provide multi-gigabit speeds to consumer homes and businesses. The trial, delivered on the operator’s network in Reading, UK, saw Virgin Media install prototype Infinera XR optics technology in its network. The new equipment plugs into the existing network…

Full-fibre broadband targets will be missed, claims spending watchdog

Boris Johnson’s promise to deliver full-fibre broadband by 2025 will be missed because of a catalogue of government failures, parliament’s spending watchdog has concluded. In a damning report published today, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said the government had failed to make “any meaningful progress” in securing the policy and legislative changes needed to ensure…