UK-based ISPs TalkTalk and Sky unveiled the first broadband service available on their collaborative fibre-to-the premises (FTTP) network in the city of York. The service, thought to be capable of speeds up to 1 Gbps, is known as Ultra Fibre Optic (UFO) and is marketed on a new website (www.ultrafibreoptic.co.uk) which launched in May 2015. The network has been deployed by Cityfibre, one of the largest suppliers of fibre infrastructure to second tier cities in the UK. Cityfibre is the third partner in the collaborative project holding an equal stake together with Sky and TalkTalk, both of which invested £5 million each in the project.
- TalkTalk and Sky are marketing their new Ultra Fibre Optic service capable of 1 Gbps speeds on a separate website launched in May 2015.
- The first phase of network expansion in York is progressing, with 1,200 homes in the city passed by the fibre optic network. The first customers will be connected in autumn 2015.
- The service will be available to existing TalkTalk customers via existing TalkTalk packages. Prices will range from £21.70 - £36.70 per month and contracts will vary from 18 – 24 months.
- No line rental will be charged and there are no connection or installation fees associated with this service.
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TalkTalk and Sky’s new high-speed broadband service unveiled for the first time in May 2015
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- TalkTalk and Sky UK Ultra Fibre Optic tariffs
Manager – Research and Analysis, Service Providers & Platforms
Ms. Alzbeta Fellenbaum, a principal analyst and manager of research at IHS Markit, leads strategic analysis in telecom for the Service Providers & Platforms team.