The record was set in a laboratory in Belgium with speeds of 10Gbps achieved and it’s claimed this could reduce fibre-optic costs in big cities.
BT published its financial results for Q4 and the full year running up to the end of March – with revenue for the year dipping 2 per cent to £17.8 billion – and the company also laid out a number of facts and figures concerning its broadband rollout.
BT has announced that it will begin trialling G.fast technology in the UK this summer, the system it hopes will transform the country’s superfast broadband into ultrafast.
BT has just revealed its latest figures for the quarter running up to the end of June, and while revenue dipped, profit was up.
BT has been boasting about the success of its project to lay subsea fibre links running out to the Scottish Islands, which will bring superfast broadband speeds to residents in these remote areas.
That's in the shape of ultrafast broadband technology, giving some areas speeds of up to 1Gbps.
BT has begun trials of new broadband technology that could provide ultrafast speeds of over 10 times faster than the current UK average, it claims.
Digital Scotland has announced that some 145,000 Scottish homes and business will be the next in line to get high speed fibre connections, in the latest phase of its Superfast Broadband programme.
The Digital Durham initiative is celebrating 36,000 homes and businesses benefitting from the rollout of fibre broadband in the area since it was launched a year ago.
CityFibre has announced a new fibre project it’s undertaking in partnership with service provider Commsworld to boost Edinburgh’s connectivity and make it a “Gigabit City”.
The dc connect service will allow for near-instant scalable bandwidth spanning 35 data centres across the capital city.
First Minister says 150,000 homes and businesses have been covered - the fastest rollout of its kind in the UK.
The two most sluggish broadband areas are in Essex and Wales, with an average connection speed of 0.6Mbps according to Uswitch.com.
BT's Openreach fibre broadband network reaches more London businesses, says the firm.
Ofcom has published its latest Infrastructure Report for 2014, which looks into the UK’s communications infrastructure, and the coverage and performance of broadband, mobile and landline networks.