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31st March, 2015 - 9:58 am (1 Comment)

Fixed wireless ISP Pure Broadband has today announced that they will be the first ISP to use CityFibre’s dark fibre optic backbone connectivity network to power their wireless mast sites throughout the city of Hull in East Yorkshire (England), which marks a significant upgrade to Pure’s existing network that has been in use since 2008.

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27th March, 2015 - 11:20 am (0 Comments)

The Nottingham City Council and BT have today signed a new contract that will see the telecoms operator deploy free public WiFi wireless Internet hotspots across much of the city centre, which should benefit 310,000 residents as well as local businesses and visitors etc.

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26th March, 2015 - 8:17 am (0 Comments)

The plan to deploy a new network of free public WiFi hotspots across Newcastle and Gateshead in north east England, which last year took a hit after the project’s original partner (Spain’s GOWEX) collapsed due to falsified accounts (here), looks set to continue after the local authorities signed a deal with BT instead.

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25th March, 2015 - 10:31 am (7 Comments)

The Government’s Connection Voucher scheme, which offers grants worth up to £3,000 to help small and medium sized businesses around multiple cities across the United Kingdom to install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service, has so far helped 14,000 SMEs gain access to better connectivity.


24th March, 2015 - 10:47 am (13 Comments)

The Swindon Borough Council’s recently approved a £1.9m project with UKB Networks Ltd., which will push “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage out to 99.4% of local premises by 2016 via a fixed wireless 4G (LTE) network instead of BT’s fixed line hybrid-fibre (FTTC/P) infrastructure, is facing a challenge from rival politicians.

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23rd March, 2015 - 1:33 pm (1 Comment)

Communications and Internet provider UKB Networks Ltd. (HKT), which runs a number of 4G (LTE) fixed wireless broadband networks across the United Kingdom, has made a cash offer to buy Stafford-based fibre optic and wireless provider Keycom.

satellite broadband uk

19th March, 2015 - 8:43 am (0 Comments)

Back in 2009 the European Commission picked Inmarsat Ventues and Solaris Mobile to provide Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) across Europe using the 1980-2010MHz and 2170-2200MHz radio spectrum bands. But so far neither company has provided the services and the UK telecoms regulator has now issued both with a strict ultimatum, use it or £ lose it.

Wireless network

17th March, 2015 - 1:51 pm (3 Comments)

Some 57 libraries and 13 community centres across deprived areas of England will soon be provided with free WiFi and digital support as part of a new agreement between BT and Barclays. Another 10 sites including a care home, a charity home and a homeless centre will also benefit and more will follow.


16th March, 2015 - 12:28 am (0 Comments)

The Cambridgeshire County Council in England has today announced the launch of a free public WiFi (wireless Internet) network around Cambridge and some of its surrounding areas, which will cover more than 100 public buildings and open spaces.


12th March, 2015 - 10:27 am (4 Comments)

A new Arqiva commissioned survey of 2,000 UK residents has explored how consumers perceive public WiFi services vs 3G and 4G cellular network connectivity. The study found that almost two thirds (58%) of 4G subscribers would consider swapping to a different network provider if they supplied public WiFi access as part of their subscription package.

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12th March, 2015 - 9:51 am (0 Comments)

The Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has announced that a new project, which is being funded by £58,500 from Community Broadband Scotland (CBS), Perth and Kinross Council and the Griffin Windfarm Fund, will imminently help to connect several rural villages that circle Tay Forest Park (Amulree, Trochry and Struan) to a new fixed wireless broadband network.

4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

11th March, 2015 - 8:30 am (0 Comments)

The Swindon Borough Council, which is administratively independent of its parent county in Wiltshire (England), has announced that their Broadband Delivery UK based plan to improve the cover of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) could take a different approach by expanding UK Broadband‘s existing fixed wireless 4G network.

vodafone uk mobile broadband

10th March, 2015 - 2:49 pm (7 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has announced that the commercial launch of their new Wi-Fi Calling service and separate Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology, which allows their new 4G network to carry “crystal clear” voice calls, should both be deployed this coming summer.

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5th March, 2015 - 9:26 am (2 Comments)

Israel-based semiconductor company Sckipio has suggested that BT’s future deployment of G.fast (ITU G.9701) broadband (here), which from 2016/17 aims to make speeds of 500Mbps available to “most homes“, could be fuelled in urban areas by millimeter Wave (mmW) wireless technology connected to distribution points (i.e. instead of fibre optic cable).

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