INCA’s Malcolm Corbett posted a LinkedIn blog on his experiences of upgrading his broadband to a Hyperoptic Fibre to the Basement service (FttB), and a good read it is. This got me to thinking about my own experience of using VDSL over recent years. In terms of the mechanics of installation, I’d have to say […]
As a bit of Friday fun I’ve re-run my 3D model on parts of Lancashire to see what the landscape looks like when you have B4RN Towers alongside the low-rise living of ordinary broadband users.
There is growing debate about the concept of a copper switch-off, where the 19th century communications revolution makes way for a 21st century successor. And the recently announced Ofcom Strategic Review is a major opportunity to gather consensus on it. It is certainly true that investors in telecommunications would welcome this – it would set out the terms […]
After much acrimonious debate, the US has codified their their rules surrounding net neutrality, but does US net neutrality matter here in the UK? There are key differences between the US and the UK and Europe which means there are good arguments that there is very little relevance but, as ever, this isn’t the full picture. […]
This week Ofcom released the data sitting behind their recent broadband study. The dataset contains over 1.5m postcodes from across Britain, summarizing the local broadband experience. So what the Ofcom broadband data tells us? The file is far too big to play win in Excel but when loaded into a spatial database it becomes a […]
Its been an interesting week to contrast the discussions and shifts in the broadband markets in the UK and the US with net neutrality, content and competition all in the news. In the US, the Net Neutrality debate is coming to a head as President Obama sharing his thoughts and with the FCC now considering how […]
There are some fantastic tools out there for detailed design of fibre networks from companies like Comsof and IT Simplicity but they are sometimes overkill when all you want to gauge is if fibre is even the right technology to consider or if a project is worth going to the extra level of detail. However, there […]