December 2018 saw Fast2Fibre deploy to St Maarten in the Dutch Antilles from their bases in the UK and Austria to conduct a trial for the Island communications network provider, TelEm. TelEm Head Office A series of powerful hurricanes have caused significant damage to the islands infrastructure and the Government is investing in a more reliable fibre network to replace the weather affected copper. Having tested the cable prior to arrival the extraction
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Openreach, the builder and maintainer of the UK’s largest communications network has announced plans to retire their copper network and move over to a full fibre solution to the home or business (FTTX). A consultation period has opened to agree the framework of the transition with the communication providers currently using the copper network. This is a huge undertaking given the scale of the current usage and the potential cost, estimated to be £39bn plus