Swedish specialist brings ‘DIY’ fibre networks to UK councils

09 April 2018

As part of an initial project, Stoke’s city council plans to extend fibre connectivity to the Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone, a 140 hectare site that is being transformed into a tailor-made location to attract businesses.

As part of an initial project, Stoke’s city council plans to extend fibre connectivity to the Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone, a 140 hectare site that is being transformed into a tailor-made location to attract businesses.

Swedish FTTH specialist VXFIBER has launched in the UK and claims its open access business model will provide a practical blueprint for local authorities to follow.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has already teamed-up with the firm in an effort to encourage competition among service providers whilst giving consumers wider choice.

Through a public-private collaboration, VXFIBER partners with local authorities to invest and install their own high-speed fibre assets, what it calls the “passive layer” of the network.

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Small firms hit hardest by downtime

09 April 2018

UK businesses lost almost 82 million hours to internet outages in 2017, according to research conducted by Beaming.

Earlier this year, the Hastings-based business ISP commissioned an independent survey of business leaders in 514 UK companies to identify the average amount of working time lost to internet outages.

It discovered that, on average, businesses suffered two major internet outages each during 2017 that prevented them from trading or accessing vital services online.

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Superfast broadband available to 95 per cent of premises

07 March 2018

Some of the relay equipment that rural community broadband specialist Voneus sometimes has to install on farms or commercial buildings.

Some of the relay equipment that rural community broadband specialist Voneus sometimes has to install on farms or commercial buildings.

The Government has said it has achieved its manifesto promise of extending superfast broadband to 95 per cent of the country by the end of 2017.

Citing figures published by thinkbroadband.com, it said more than 19 out of 20 homes and businesses now have the opportunity to upgrade their internet connections to speeds of 24Mbps or faster – that’s more than double Ofcom’s recommendation for a typical family home.

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NHS Trust lays foundations for digital transformation

07 March 2018

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is overhauling its digital operations and preparing for future growth with the help of a new network solution from ANS Group.

Based in north west London at the Tavistock Centre and Portman Clinic, the trust provides medical training and education as well as mental health services at locations across South East England and beyond.

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