Nokia has expanded its relationship with Xantaro encompassing next generation fibre access to connect more than two million UK homes with broadband speeds up to 10 Gibabit per second.
Vodafone has teamed up with Cisco to launch ‘Complete Connectivity’, a new broadband and WiFi solution powered by Cisco Meraki. Designed for small and medium businesses (10 – 250 employees), it offers reliable and secure broadband connectivity across sites, with advanced security features to ensure SMEs have everything required to stay connected, secure and in complete control.
BT’s social tariff, Home Essentials is now available for customers to buy online. Announced back in April, BT Home Essentials is exclusive to those on Universal Credit and a range of other means-tested benefits, the package offers fibre broadband and calls for £15 a month, saving customers £240 a year compared to an equivalent package.
Vodafone and CityFibre have expanded their partnership to include Vodafone Ethernet Services for business customers. Vodafone UK currently uses CityFibre FTTP (fibre-to-the-premises) infrastructure to help deliver its Vodafone full-fibre broadband service.
BT has begun trials of a new type of optical fibre - hollow core fibre - at the BT Labs in Adastral Park, Ipswich, in a collaborative project with Lumenisity, a Southampton University spin out company, and Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) mobile vendor Mavenir.
BT is to launch BT Home Essentials in June, a new social tariff connecting those on low income with affordable fibre broadband and calls. The new low cost tariff comes as BT research reveals that since the pandemic, almost three quarters (74%) of Brits would not find it easy to improve their financial situation without connectivity.
At an age when high-speed internet has become the driving force behind education, healthcare, business and commerce, there are those who have been left stranded on the other side of the digital divide.
Due to the popularity of its six months’ free broadband for small businesses offer last year, Vodafone has relaunched the promotion as it continues to provide support for small businesses struggling through the pandemic, even as lockdown restrictions gradually begin to ease.
Virgin Media has connected 2,500 homes in Alsager, Cheshire, to its ultrafast broadband network. As part of its ‘Project Lightning’ network expansion programme, Virgin Media is expanding its ultrafast broadband network across the UK