29 March 2021
VoIP is the method of using IP networks - your Internet connection - to carry voice calls. It's what Skype, DrayTEL, WhatsApp and other such services use for voice calls and is also how most modern businesses' phones are now connected. Under Openreach's analogue switch-off plan, VoIP will be used to replace all analogue voice services.
The analogue services being switched off in 2025 are known as the WLR (Wholesale Line Rental) services which include WLR3 analogue (a voice line), ISDN2, ISDN30, LLU SLU SMPF (Combined DSL and analogue voice lines), Narrowband Line Share and Classic products.Find out more
12 March 2021
We’ve entered a new age of agile working. Now, more than ever, it’s vital that businesses are equipped for the new world of work. Deploying the right technology is a key component of long-term organisational resilience and business growth.
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.”
07 December 2020
MLL Telecom successfully delivers Full Fibre WAN service to public sector authorities in East of England - despite short timescales and the unforeseen challenges of Covid-19
In September 2018, following a competitive tender process, MLL Telecom was awarded a substantial contract to deliver and manage a full fibre WAN service on behalf of EastNet. This is the East of England Public Services Network (PSN) operated by a partnership of public sector organisations comprising councils and health trusts across Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. The first phase of the contract - successfully completed in June 2020 - required the migration and upgrading of more than 550 existing ‘last mile’ legacy technology connections to full fibre.Find out more