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30th October, 2014 - 9:44 am (0 Comments)

The Government has today announced that it expects 1,000 public buildings (e.g. libraries, museums, civic centres and transport hubs etc.) across some of the United Kingdom’s largest cities to be offering a free WiFi hotspot (wireless Internet) service by March 2015.

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24th October, 2014 - 10:01 am (3 Comments)

Do you ever use a MasterCard to make payments? If the answer is “Yes” then you might be pleased to know that this will now also entitle you to get free WiFi access at any of The Cloud’s (BSkyB) 22,000 hotspots in the United Kingdom, although for the moment this only appears to benefit those who travel in and around London.

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24th October, 2014 - 9:16 am (6 Comments)

Part of the Government’s Digital Jobcentres project appears to be nearing completion, which among other things means that job hunters across the United Kingdom will soon be able to get online in any of the 700 or so Jobcentre Plus offices by using a new free WiFi hotspot service.


23rd October, 2014 - 10:01 am (3 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has conducted a new study of 2,000 British adults that attempts to collate the sometimes poor performance of standard home broadband connections with the finding that 39% of respondents admitted to using their neighbours’ Internet connection by “stealing” their WiFi, which might be partly out of frustration with their own slow connections.


21st October, 2014 - 5:07 pm (6 Comments)

The London focused fixed wireless (4G) broadband ISP, Relish (UK Broadband Ltd.), has today released an interesting if not particularly scientific piece of promotional material that involves a representative from the provider offering £50 to anybody who actually knows their land line telephone number.


20th October, 2014 - 12:50 pm (0 Comments)

Commuters travelling on Virgin Trains in the United Kingdom look set to benefit from faster on-board WiFi wireless Internet connectivity after Nomad Digital announced a new deal to deploy a fleet-wide upgrade on 76 of the operators (56 Pendolinos and 20 Super Voyager) trains.

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17th October, 2014 - 3:09 am (1 Comment)

A new study of 8,556 employed adults across 25 countries, which was conducted by the Canadian division of online travel giant Expedia, has found that travellers increasingly prioritise WiFi accessibility. Some 56% of travellers worldwide said that WiFi availability and pricing impact their purchasing decision when booking travel or hotels.


14th October, 2014 - 1:46 pm (0 Comments)

The Gloucester City Council is currently developing a plan to upgrade their existing CCTV infrastructure, which will include support for supplying a free public WiFi wireless Internet network in the city centre.

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14th October, 2014 - 1:00 pm (4 Comments)

The joint £94m BT and Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England has successfully used a “pioneering new” 4 kilometre microwave radio link to help supply capacity for an FTTC (up to 80Mbps) equipped Street Cabinet in the remote Devon village of Northlew, which would have otherwise required the installation of an expensive fibre optic cable.


13th October, 2014 - 4:19 pm (0 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group has promised to continue support for the long-running Digital Teesdale service, which supplies wireless broadband Internet access to premises in rural parts of the Teesdale valley that resides on the east side of the Pennines in England.

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13th October, 2014 - 2:24 pm (5 Comments)

Samsung are next year aiming to become one of the first companies to commercialise the potential of last year’s officially approved 802.11ad standard for WiFi wireless networking, which could eventually deliver speeds of up to 7 Gigabits per second (Gbps) using the unlicensed 60GHz (57-66GHz) radio spectrum band.


10th October, 2014 - 8:57 am (0 Comments)

The communications regulator has today issued a brief update covering the on-going trials of White Space (IEEE 802.22) wireless technology, which among other things can intelligently harness the unused spectrum gaps that exist between Digital Terrestrial TV (DTV) channels in order to deliver broadband services over a wide area.

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9th October, 2014 - 12:51 pm (0 Comments)

UK Broadband Ltd (PCCW), which is the parent of London-based wireless broadband ISP Relish, has officially been granted an indefinite extension to its spectrum licence for use of 40MHz in the 3.4GHz band that is being used to help deliver 4G (LTE) based fixed wireless and mobile broadband services.


7th October, 2014 - 8:08 am (1 Comment)

Sadly not all hotels offer a WiFi Internet service and some even charge excessive amounts for access, although in most of these cases it’s often possible to get your computer online by using a Smartphone to setup a personal WiFi hotspot via a Mobile Broadband link (3G, 4G). At least it is unless your hotel decides to deliberately block personal WiFi.

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