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Fibrewave seeks powers to put new fibre network in the ground
Friday 10 August 2012 14:23:03 by Andrew Ferguson

Obtaining code powers to carry out street works is an important step for any telecommunications roll-out, no matter whether using copper, coax or fibre. Fibrewave is now in a consultation period with Ofcom over the granting of code powers.

The consultation period run by Ofcom (running until 10th September 2012) allows for parties that have objections time to raise their concerns. Generally the powers are granted, and in the case of Fibrewave it appears they intend to use them to install mixtures of microwave links, cabinets and fibre, and this is to support a Fibre to the Home (FTTH) product in East Anglia and the East Midlands. Interestingly PIA (Physical infrastructure Access) is also mentioned, we would hazard a guess that this may be because installing your own ducting crossing roads can be expensive, and Fibrewave may plan to chop and change between PIA and its own ducting based on what is most cost efficient in a location.

Hopefully as the products get newer to going live more information will on the Fibrewave website, the pricing that is present on the site from March 2012, apparently refers to an existing FTTC service.

News of more fibre developers will be welcome to those who live in the rural areas, and the politicians as it is yet more evidence of the dynamic UK broadband market. Looking at it another way, if the UK is spawning so many regional full fibre developers, why is there a need for the BDUK projects?


Posted by GMAN99 over 5 years ago
Great news this is what we want more competition, hopefully if it works out they'll expand elsewhere
Posted by Bob_s2 over 5 years ago
What's the betting that BT suddenly take an interest in roling out FTTC to these areas?
Posted by GMAN99 over 5 years ago
The whole of East Anglia and East Midlands? Surely they already have plans for these areas and have had for years
Posted by afenemer over 5 years ago
just tried there speed test what a rip of.on the speed test it show my download speed as 27mbts.when it transfered you to there page it was not the speed i had downloaded before?it was showing 6.7mbts what a rip of.
Posted by AndrueC over 5 years ago
I'd feel happier about their speed test if the graphic on their front page used the correct units. 40mb/s is nothing to be proud of :-/
Posted by Fibrewave over 5 years ago

Thank you for taking the time to take our speed test. I believe you've found a bug. :-(

It looks like you took the test 12 times (guessing which records are yours based on the time of your post here and stated results) from a VM Cable connection which is highly variable in speed. Indeed most of yours tests are around 27Mb/s, but the first one was ~7.6Mb/s. I expect the thank you page is reporting the wrong database entry for one of your previous tests.

We'll have one of the web developers look in to it.

Thank you.
-Fibrewave Team.
Posted by afenemer over 5 years ago
thanks for your help.
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