Openreach as begun trialling a new process that could see new fibre broadband networks being created across the UK. Five companies including WarwickNet and Callflow are taking part in its trials of simplified duct and pole sharing processes.
TalkTalk and Sky are non-committal on the topic of whether they will take advantage of Openreach's new fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband network. The technology was recently announced by Openreach as an ultrafast 330Mbps capable offering that is capable of being upgraded to speeds of 1Gbps in the future.
The UK's decision to leave the EU could have far-reaching implications for the nation's telecoms industry in the months ahead, with the matter of Brexit drawing into question the position of BT and that of a perceived monopoly from the firm's rivals.
Customers with some of the UK's leading internet service providers (ISP) have been alerted to a phishing scam. Customers of BT, TalkTalk, Sky Broadband and PlusNet have been told to be vigilant for fake pop-up messages purporting to be from these organisations.
BT is calling on the communications watchdog to let it scrap the traditional telephone network, as part of a campaign to loosen regulations that it says will help telecoms companies compete better with US internet companies such as Apple and Facebook.