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10th February, 2016 - 5:01 pm (40 Comments)

The state aid supported plan to bring superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services to North Swindon (Wiltshire, England) has been dealt a blow after the local planning committee rejected UKB Networks proposal to erect five new 15 metre tall masts in Taw Hill, Oakhurst, Haydon End and Redhouse.


9th February, 2016 - 1:48 pm (1 Comment)

Commuters travelling on trains that belong to Chiltern Railways, which runs between various locations around London, Birmingham, Aylesbury and Oxford, may be pleased to learn that the operator has teamed up with EE to deliver “continuous” on-board WiFi connectivity.. “even through tunnels“.

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8th February, 2016 - 10:24 am (1 Comment)

Residents, businesses and visitors to the most popular parts of central Leicester (e.g. the Clock Tower, Jubilee Square and outside the Richard III centre), which is a city in the East Midlands of England, will be pleased to learn that BT are planning to roll-out a free WiFi zone in the area.


3rd February, 2016 - 8:01 am (1 Comment)

Japanese scientists have demonstrated (lab test) a new low power CMOS wireless transceiver chip that can deliver data speeds of 56Gbps (Gigabits per second), which could be used by mobile operators to replace expensive fibre optic cables to their base stations. But there’s a catch.. distance.


29th January, 2016 - 1:40 pm (18 Comments)

In an interesting development the Government appears to have extended its £60m 2Mbps for all rural broadband (USC) subsidy scheme to include fixed wireless ISP Quickline in Lincolnshire (England), which is big change from the initial focus on Satellite based solutions.


26th January, 2016 - 10:15 am (11 Comments)

A new report from Juniper Research has predicted that “at least” 1 in 3 home broadband routers will be used as Public WiFi hotspots by 2017 (BT Broadband subscribers already have this feature on their HomeHub), with ISPs increasingly using their subscribers as vessels to spread WiFi connectivity.

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12th January, 2016 - 11:47 am (0 Comments)

The consumer division of BT has today revealed that home broadband and WiFi usage on their national UK network “increased substantially” over the festive season and almost doubled (95%) year-on-year on Christmas Day.


6th January, 2016 - 3:37 pm (5 Comments)

Networking equipment firm TP-Link has today claimed to be the first manufacturer to launch a new broadband router (Talon AD7200) that can make use of the 802.11ad Wi-Fi standard, which is able to deliver ultra-fast speeds of up to 4.6Gbps via the 60GHz spectrum band.

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5th January, 2016 - 7:55 am (2 Comments)

The Wi-Fi Alliance has officially launched its new WiFi “HaLow” technology, which is based off the long-in-development IEEE 802.11ah standard and uses the 900MHz radio spectrum band in order to deliver a longer range and lower power network solution.


27th December, 2015 - 9:56 am (0 Comments)

Cumbria-based ISP Solway Communications has moved to help at least some of those affected by the recent floods in Carlisle by installing a free superfast wireless broadband network for the Warwick Road area. On top of that it will be completely free of charge for at least the next 3 months.

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21st December, 2015 - 9:44 am (8 Comments)

The Government has today pledged that every NHS Hospital in the United Kingdom will be able to provide staff, patients and visitors with a free WiFi (wireless Internet) hotspot connection by 2020.

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16th December, 2015 - 2:11 pm (0 Comments)

Internet provider Quickline, which offers a fixed wireless broadband service to homes and businesses in a number of UK regions, has signed a new deal to make use of MS3‘s dark fibre optic network in Hull (East Yorkshire, England) that should help to boost their service speeds at strategic locations.

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12th December, 2015 - 7:56 am (6 Comments)

Reports claim that Virgin Media has scaled back its urban superfast broadband (EuroDOCSIS3 cable) roll-out plans for North Swindon (Wiltshire, England) because of the local authority’s £1.9m contract with UKB Networks, which is deploying a fixed wireless service in the area.

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9th December, 2015 - 4:55 pm (1 Comment)

The Cotswolds Broadband project, which last year tendered for a supplier to help roll-out a new mixed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and wireless superfast broadband network to rural premises in West Oxfordshire (England), has confirmed that construction will finally get under-way during spring 2016.

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