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4th May, 2016 - 2:38 pm (5 Comments)

An American firm called MultiNet has built a new device called the ResetPlug, which describes itself as a “smart plug” that monitors your WiFi router and “resets power if WiFi fails“. On the surface this might seem a good idea, but not if you’re on a DSL (ADSL) based broadband line like most of us.


4th May, 2016 - 8:57 am (5 Comments)

Earlier this year the city of Aberdeen in Scotland signed a major £250m City Deal with the Government (here) and we’re now starting to get the first details on what this could mean for digital connectivity, with free city centre wifi and fibre optic upgrades being high on the agenda.


26th April, 2016 - 11:21 am (1 Comment)

Mobile operator EE (part of BT) has partnered up with Lime Micro and Canonical, both of which are key open source technology innovators, to launch a fully programmable network capability that could help to create new applications and improve 4G network coverage to remote rural areas.

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26th April, 2016 - 1:38 am (0 Comments)

Several new locations in the county of Cheshire (England) could soon benefit from a 250Mbps (Megabits per second) capable superfast CityWireless broadband network from UK ISP Vispa, which has confirmed that they’re extending their reach beyond the original Warrington area.

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19th April, 2016 - 11:39 am (1 Comment)

The Brighton and Hove City Council in East Sussex (England), which a couple of years ago deployed free WiFi Hotspots from The Cloud (Sky) to its main public libraries, has now separately teamed up with BT to roll-out free “unlimited” WiFi at a range of locations across the city centre.

world internet connectivity

18th April, 2016 - 9:47 am (0 Comments)

The total number of world broadband subscriptions reached 751.2 million at the end of last year, which is a quarterly Q4 2015 growth of around +1.31% (down from +1.4% in Q3 2015) and there are now more FTTH users worldwide than those using cable (e.g. Virgin Media) technologies.

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14th April, 2016 - 11:37 am (0 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published a new Spectrum Sharing Framework and opened a consultation (Call for Input) to investigate whether radio spectrum in the 3.8GHz to 4.2GHz bands should be shared. The bands are currently used by satellite earth stations, fixed links and by the wireless provider UK Broadband Ltd.


8th April, 2016 - 12:19 pm (9 Comments)

ISP WiSpire, which offers faster wireless broadband services to isolated parts of rural Norfolk, has today launched a new website and revamped their packages. Some of the changes include the addition of a new 30Mbps package and a Broadband Delivery UK subsidised option for those in sub-2Mbps areas.

incorrect and confusing

8th April, 2016 - 12:05 am (8 Comments)

Over the year’s we’ve talked a lot about the different ways in which Government’s and operators choose to define terms like “fibre broadband” and now the local authority in Shropshire has managed to water it down further by adding wireless connections into the mix.

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7th April, 2016 - 1:55 pm (0 Comments)

Carlisle-based ISP Solway Communications has put in a new application for Code Powers from Ofcom (i.e. quicker / easier approval of civil works) and at the same time revealed that they’re considering a major expansion of their wireless and 1Gbps FTTP broadband network.

Wireless network

4th April, 2016 - 11:28 am (0 Comments)

It’s long been known that the data collected by Mobile Network Operators and WiFi providers can be used to track your location, but two new reports have revealed that operators could track more than this and also sell the data on for commercial benefit. Most consumers aren’t aware of this.

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4th April, 2016 - 8:11 am (4 Comments)

A cautious welcome has greeted UKB Networks submission for planning permission to build six or seven new 15 metre masts in the urban part of North Swindon after an earlier proposal was rejected (here). But the new locations could mean that fewer premises will receive the broadband service.


30th March, 2016 - 2:00 am (0 Comments)

Rural Dorset (England) ISP Juice Broadband, which offers a 40Mbps capable wireless broadband service to parts of Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding areas, is the latest to be named as an approved supplier for the £60m “2Mbps for all” rural broadband subsidy.

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24th March, 2016 - 9:19 am (6 Comments)

One of the historic problems with improving mobile network (2G, 3G and 4G etc.) coverage has been the fact that local laws often limit their height in order to placate NIMBYs. But this is slowly changing and the Welsh Government are looking to follow suit.

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