Openreach fibre network reaches six million UK homes and businesses

Openreach has announced the latest milestone of its full fibre network build, with the network now reaching six million homes and businesses. The milestone is the latest step on the fibre network operator’s plans to reach 25 million premises across the UK by the end of 2026. The company has also recently outlined plans to […]

BT gives up search for Openreach joint-venture partner

BT has abandoned its plans to find a joint-venture partner for its next-generation broadband network rollout. The company was looking for a partner in the expansion of Openreach, but BT has said that the cost of rollout out the new network had dropped significantly meaning that a partner is not necessary. The operator said that […]

Openreach to ramp up full-fibre build after Ofcom ruling

BT has said that it will rapidly expand its full-fibre network in the wake of Ofcom’s decision not to impose price caps. The regulator announced that it would not put a limit on the amount that Openreach can charge wholesale buyers as an attempt to incentivise BT to invest £12 billion in the UK’s infrastructure […]

UK breaks broadband record with 50,000 Petabyte 2020

Broadband usage in the UK more than doubled in 2020 to 50,000 Petabytes (PB), according to Openreach. Openreach’s infrastructure is used by the likes of BT, Plusnet, Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone and Zen. The company said that the usage for 2020 climbed massively from the 2019 total of 22,000PB – underlining the impact that the Covid-19 […]

UK broadband usage doubles in 2020

UK broadband usage more than doubled in 2020 with 50,000 Petabytes (PB) of data being consumed across the country, compared to around 22,000 in 2019, according to data released BT infrastructure arm Openreach. During 2020, the daily record for broadband use was broken 15 times, and the average property connected to Openreach’s fibre networks used […]

Xbox launch contributes to record traffic for ISPs in the UK

A number of UK ISPs saw record amounts of internet traffic on November 10 as Microsoft rolled out its latest generation of games consoles.  Virgin Media said that it experienced the highest amount of data consumption on record, with 108 Petabytes of data consumed. This, the operator said, translated to a total of more than […]

BT could fund fibre rollout with Openreach sale, report claims

BT has reportedly opened talks over a possible sale of its stake in Openreach. Openreach – which was split off into its own business following a demand from Ofcom in November 2016 – has long been rumoured as being on the chopping block for BT, but a new report from the Financial Times has provided […]

Openreach announces new locations for FTTP build-out

BT-owned infrastructure subsidiary, Openreach, has announced 11 new UK locations where it will build fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks during 2019. The locations are Bury, Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Croydon, Greater Glasgow region, Harrow, Merton, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton Coldfield, and Salford. Openreach said it is on track to reaching three million homes and businesses with […]

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