Virgin Media makes UK FTTP pledge

UK telco Virgin Media has promised to roll out fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) to at least a million homes and businesses as part of its £3 billion Project Lightning investment.

Alcatel-Lucent demos Petabit MIMO-SDM fibre tech

Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, has announced the first demonstration of its space-division multiplexed optical multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO-SDM) system.

BT, Alcatel-Lucent reach 5Gbps over copper in XG.Fast lab trial

A joint BT and Alcatel-Lucent experiment has achieved throughput speeds of 5 Gbps in lab conditions as they explore the potential of a variation on broadband technology (XG.FAST). The technology also reached a speed of 1.8 Gbps over a distance of 100 metres, in early experiments on this new networking type.

Virgin Media announces Vivid 200Mbps broadband

Virgin Media today launched its Vivid 200Mbps broadband service with an offer to upgrade existing customers free. The Vivid brand will cover all its ‘ultrafast’ broadband services, including its 100Mbps offering.

BT counters criticism with fibre and pledge

BT’s CEO Gavin Patterson has called for regulators to impose tough new minimum levels of broadband, fibre coverage and service, to help it preserve Britain’s lead as the G20’s most digitised economy.


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