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18th July, 2017 - 8:51 am (0 Comments)

The community (CIC) fixed wireless ISP Locheilnet, which offers broadband speeds of up to 35Mbps to areas from the West side of Loch Linnhe, both sides of Loch Eil and from Banavie to the wider Achnacarry/ Bunarkaig/Clunes area and Glenfinnan, has secured £42K to upgrade their core network.

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13th July, 2017 - 2:29 pm (5 Comments)

Ultrafast “full fibre” broadband ISP Gigaclear has won the final Lot 1 contract (Upper CDS) of the Connecting Devon and Somerset project, which will see £10.3m being invested to deploy a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) network to 6,500 rural premises around Bath and North Somerset.


13th July, 2017 - 11:23 am (6 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today made an additional 125MHz of radio spectrum available to WiFi networks (Wireless Local Area Networks – WLAN) by introducing support for the 5.8GHz (5725 – 5850MHz) radio spectrum sub-band to deliver faster speeds.

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12th July, 2017 - 5:19 pm (0 Comments)

The total number of world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.36% during Q1 2017 and now stands at 875.1 Million (up from 812.7 Million one year ago). Some 71% of all net additions in Q1 came from East Asia (mostly China), but only 16.62% came from the more mature market of Europe.

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12th July, 2017 - 1:42 pm (2 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK (Telefonica) has today announced that they’ve chosen Cisco to help deliver their ultrafast “gigabit speed” capable free public WiFi network across the City of London, which is currently still aiming to be “fully operational” by Autumn 2017.


12th July, 2017 - 9:56 am (0 Comments)

Last year Community Fibre revealed an aspiration to extend their 1Gbps+ fibre optic broadband (FTTH/B) network to cover 500,000 homes in London (here) and today they’ve moved a step toward that by securing £11.3m of private equity investment from RPMI Railpen and existing shareholders.


5th July, 2017 - 11:57 am (0 Comments)

Wireless ISP Luminet has today become one of the first to join the new £2.8m Connect Westminster Scheme, which offers vouchers worth up to £2,000 to local businesses (SMEs) in order to help them cover the capital cost of getting a new superfast broadband service installed.

5G Mobile Wireless Radio Mast

4th July, 2017 - 12:53 pm (3 Comments)

Wireless infrastructure giant Arqiva has acquired a key slice of 28GHz radio spectrum from business ISP Luminet, which reflects a Region A licence for 2 x 112MHz that covers Central and Greater London. The move will help the company to trial a 5G based fixed wireless broadband network.

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27th June, 2017 - 10:02 am (42 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT has today switched on the first of their new InLinkUK (formerly LinkUK) smart kiosks in London, which will be able to offer free Gigabit public WiFi, free UK phone calls, USB device charging and a range of other digital services to help people passing within the vicinity.

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24th June, 2017 - 1:03 am (10 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Kijoma Broadband, which serves parts of West Sussex, Portsmouth, the Isle of White, Hampshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Surrey, has informed ISPreview.co.uk that they’ve begun to deploy a major upgrade on their network that will boost capacity and service speeds.

devon and somerset airband gigaclear contracts

22nd June, 2017 - 1:18 pm (4 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Airband has won Lot 4 (Northern, Central and West Devon) of the Connecting Devon and Somerset project as part of a £7m contract, which is on top of their existing £4.6m deal (here) to deploy “superfast broadband” to 5,800 premises in the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.

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21st June, 2017 - 3:02 pm (6 Comments)

Homes on the remote and small Outer Hebrides island of Scalpay in Scotland (Highlands and Islands) can now access broadband download speeds of up to 80Mbps after Openreach (BT) deployed their hybrid Microwave (radio) and VDSL2 based Wireless-to-the-Cabinet (WTTC) technology.

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16th June, 2017 - 11:19 am (1 Comment)

Ofcom has used crowd-sourced data collected from 4,288 users of their Smartphone app to reveal that 72% of users in UK urban areas were satisfied with their overall mobile service, although this falls to just 56% in rural areas. Elsewhere WiFi gave the best YouTube speed (average of 6.6Mbps).

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15th June, 2017 - 1:21 pm (15 Comments)

The Labour Leader for North Swindon, Jim Grant, has called on the council to stop spending public money on the construction of a superfast (24Mbps+) fixed wireless broadband network from UKB Networks because it is now in “direct competition” with BT and Virgin Media’s new “fibre” networks.


14th June, 2017 - 12:12 pm (0 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Boundless Networks, which serves a growing number of homes and businesses with superfast broadband services around rural parts of the United Kingdom, has doubled its network capacity and boosted their top package speeds up to 50Mbps.


2nd June, 2017 - 10:36 am (1 Comment)

Fixed wireless broadband ISP Airband have put in an application for Code Powers from Ofcom, which could make it easier and cheaper for them to expand their rural focused network beyond existing coverage in the Midlands, South West and Wales.

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30th May, 2017 - 8:27 am (3 Comments)

A new deal has been reached between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on last year’s proposed £104 million WiFi4EU initiative, which aims to equip “every European village and every city with free [WiFi] internet access around the main centres of public life” by 2020.

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