Jurassic Fibre installs 10Gbps connection to Winslade Park

06 April 2021

Broadband provider Jurassic Fibre has installed its first 10Gbps connection at Winslade Park on the outskirts of Exeter.

The business park, which is set to generate around 2,000 sustainable employment opportunities, was connected to Jurassic Fibre’s network earlier this month. With a 10Gbps connection from Jurassic Fibre, businesses will benefit from faster and more reliable connectivity, with access to a local customer support team based in Exeter.


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SD-WAN for home workers? Seriously?

10 March 2021

The cultural experiment of long term WFH has been proven and while many organisations have made the commitment to retain home working in a post lockdown world, the technology used to support secure, productive users is invariably still far from ideal. So, what’s the issue, or more likely, the issues facing those looking to progress beyond the VPN and is SD-WAN really a credible option to deploy in the home?

The number one challenge facing your home users is session stability. They don’t care about protocols, packet loss or bandwidth starvation because in many cases they don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes, but when services freeze even the least technical member of staff that is working from home will see the effect of poor network connectivity and often be quite vocal about it.

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Truespeed announces full fibre roll-out in Bath and environs

09 March 2021

Truespeed has started rolling out its ultrafast, gigabit-capable full fibre broadband network in Bath, propelling the World Heritage city into the gigabit era.

The Bath-based firm is also expanding its footprint into neighbouring areas in Somerset including Keynsham, Saltford and South Widcombe. In Wells, where the Truespeed build began in earnest in June 2020, Truespeed has now passed over 3,000 premises. Today the firm has announced that it is boosting its investment in Wells, with plans to connect more areas of the city and continue expanding its current building works in surrounding areas such as Wookey and Coxley.

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Openreach and Viavi partner for full fibre buildout

03 March 2021

Openreach is using Viavi's Optical Network Monitoring System (ONMSi) for its full fibre broadband deployment as its build programme reaches over 40,000 premises per week.

The former will use ONMSi for such functions are validating new construction, performing preactivation checks, and monitoring ongoing service, among other areas.

“Having a fast, reliable broadband connection matters more than ever, so we’re proud that our network has played a crucial role in keeping the UK connected during the pandemic. We’re also convinced that our new ultra-reliable and futureproof full fibre network will be a major catalyst in helping the UK to build back better," 
said Peter Bell, director, network technology at Openreach. “This year, our nationwide build programme has been gathering pace - passing 42,000 premises every week – and we’re determined to match that speed of deployment with the highest quality of build standards. “We want to maintain our position as the U.K.’s leading Full Fibre network by working with world class partners, and VIAVI’s innovations in remote fibre testing will help us monitor and accelerate our network build whilst making sure we continue to deliver great experience for customers.”

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