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bsg_uso_cost

4th May, 2017 - 11:38 am (3 Comments)

The Broadband Stakeholders Group, which acts as a think-tank for government policy, has predicted that the cost of implementing the UK’s legally-binding 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband speed could be anything from £180m and up to £930m; depending upon the cost threshold.

spacex rocket launch low earth orbit satellite broadband

4th May, 2017 - 9:59 am (9 Comments)

Rocket company SpaceX has released an update on their plans to launch a global constellation of 4,425 small Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites (a further 7,500 could follow) from 2019, which they claim will support ultrafast broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps and low latency times of just 25ms.

airplane

8th March, 2017 - 10:36 am (1 Comment)

Inmarsat’s plan to improve broadband connectivity on aircraft appears to have taken a hit today after rival Satellite operator ViaSat accused the London-based ISP of “misusing spectrum” and gaining an “unfair competitive advantage” by “creating a monopoly for European in-flight connectivity.”

satellite dish eutelsat

28th February, 2017 - 10:30 am (9 Comments)

Satellite operator Eutelsat, which supplies a number of broadband ISPs in the UK (Europasat, Freedomsat, Avonline etc.), has announced a new range of business products that will boost download speeds up to 30Mbps and offer data allowances of up to 500GB.

wireless_wifi_and_lan_computer_network

7th February, 2017 - 9:12 am (3 Comments)

A team of Japanese scientists have developed a TeraHertz (THz) transmitter that is capable of transmitting digital data at a rate of 105Gbps (Gigabits per second) over a single channel using the 300GHz band, which they claim could power a future generation of Mobile Broadband and Satellite links.

sky_q_2016

26th January, 2017 - 7:58 am (18 Comments)

Sky has today published their latest results to 31st December 2016, which reveals that in the last six months they’ve added +140,000 new Sky Broadband subscribers in the UK and Ireland to total 6.1 million (up from +70K added in H1 2016). Plus you’ll soon be able to get Sky Q TV via broadband.

router with fibre optic cables on top

26th January, 2017 - 1:05 am (0 Comments)

A new report from Point Topic has revealed that the total number of world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.25% during Q3 2016 and now stands at 822.7 Million (up from 745m one year earlier), with the majority of growth being fuelled by pure fibre optic (FTTH/P) connectivity.

satellite internet transmission dish

19th January, 2017 - 11:46 am (0 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator has today set out their new ‘Space Spectrum Strategy’ and top of the to-do list is a commitment towards “enabling growth” in Satellite Broadband, such as by providing greater access to spectrum (e.g. facilitating access to spectrum used by the public sector).

uk church in burghill

8th January, 2017 - 6:07 pm (8 Comments)

A new report claims that the Government is considering the installation of broadband Satellite dishes on church spires, which could be used to help expand faster broadband connectivity into the most remote rural communities around the United Kingdom.

space satellite broadband spacecraft

6th January, 2017 - 2:07 pm (0 Comments)

Satellite Solutions Worldwide, which owns the UK and Pan-European ISP Europasat, has signed a new contract with one of its key suppliers of Satellite broadband capacity, SES Techcom Services (SES), which should deliver improved commercial terms and extra network capacity.

ViaSat 1 satelite spacecraft earth orbit

20th December, 2016 - 9:21 am (11 Comments)

Aviation and technology company Boeing has completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the first two ViaSat-3 class satellites, which will be able to handle 1 Terabit per second of data and make it possible to offer 100Mbps packages to home users in the Americas, UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

10Mbps UK Broadband USO

16th December, 2016 - 12:59 pm (6 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator has today proposed a series of options for how a new legally-binding 10Mbps broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) could be rolled out across the United Kingdom by 2020, but it’s expensive and the final decision is down to the Government.

criticism uk consumer broadband isp complaints

22nd November, 2016 - 12:33 pm (27 Comments)

A new TNS survey of 2,012 British “adults” aged 16-64, which was commissioned by Satellite provider ViaSat, has revealed that 72% don’t believe the Government is doing enough to meet future broadband needs, while many others are confused about the reality of current service coverage and speeds.

inflight wireless internet

2nd November, 2016 - 5:13 pm (2 Comments)

The International Airlines Group and Satellite ISP Inmarsat have announced that in-flight WiFi will be introduced to 341 short-haul aircraft, including 132 British Airways, 125 Vueling, 45 Iberia and 39 Aer Lingus aircraft.

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