UK to have full fibre broadband coverage by 2033

28 August 2018

Nationwide availability of full fibre is likely to require additional funding of around £4bn to support commercial investment in remote and rural areas.

Nationwide availability of full fibre is likely to require additional funding of around £4bn to support commercial investment in remote and rural areas.

 

The government is promising “a full fibre broadband and 5G future for all” as part of its recently outlined Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR).

In July, the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced that the cost of rolling out fibre broadband will be “slashed”, and that remote rural areas will be prioritised for funding.

It said that at the FTIR’s heart is an emphasis on greater consumer choice and initiatives to promote quicker rollout and an eventual full switch over from copper to fibre.

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CITIC Telecom CPC claims SD-WAN “breakthrough”

28 August 2018

CITIC Telecom CPC claims to have launched a “unique” SD-WAN platform to boost European business networks. 

Hong Kong-based CITIC CPC provides ICT and managed services to markets in Asia, Europe and America. 

Its network is said to include more than 140 PoPs, more than 45 cloud service and data centres, as well as two security operations centres. 

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SSE and Infinera to deliver nationwide ‘dark fibre-like network’

28 August 2018

SSE Enterprise Telecoms will work with Infinera to offer what it claims will be a resilient, ‘dark fibre-like’ network on a scale never seen before in the UK.

Using Infinera’s XTM Series optical platform, SSE Enterprise Telecoms says its network customers will benefit from connectivity to more than 80 commercial data centres, meaning it’ll be able to meet them practically anywhere. 

The company reckons this will give UK businesses and service providers the flexibility and option to scale, and that they will be supported by a high-capacity network without having to invest in or lay new fibre connectivity to each exchange.

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BT uses Cisco SD-WAN for new global managed service

13 August 2018

The partners claim their offering puts users in the fast lane when it comes to cloud deployments and digital transformation.

The partners claim their offering puts users in the fast lane when it comes to cloud deployments and digital transformation.

BT has launched a new global managed service using Cisco’s SD-WAN technology. 

It’s claimed BT Connect Cisco SD-WAN provides customers with a clear view of data flows across their WAN.

The partners say this enables users to optimise traffic to suit business needs, balancing performance and cost. 

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