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21st March, 2017 - 8:19 am (1 Comment)

Before Bluetooth came along it was quite normal for early portable devices (PDAs, Smartphones etc.) to communicate via a short line-of-sight link using Infrared light. Now scientists at the Eindhoven University of Technology have used a similar approach to deliver a “100 times faster” WiFi style network.

bt linkuk london uk Gigabit free wifi kiosk

13th March, 2017 - 12:32 pm (3 Comments)

The London Boroughs of Southwark and Camden have been confirmed as the first areas in the city to benefit from BT’s new LinkUK service, which will use special kiosks (“Links“) to deploy free Gigabit public WiFi, free UK phone calls and a range of other digital services.


11th March, 2017 - 1:19 am (10 Comments)

The Cumbria Council has quietly reclassified 146 postcodes for inclusion into their Connecting Cumbria project with BT after they were originally left out due to a conflict over the commercial coverage of Solway’s wireless broadband network, which meant they weren’t eligible for state aid support.

Wireless network

9th March, 2017 - 11:25 am (6 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today decided to push forward with its plan to boost the speed of WiFi (WLAN) networks, like the one being distributed by your home broadband router, by making an additional 125MHz of radio spectrum available to it in the 5GHz band (5725 – 5850MHz).

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7th March, 2017 - 10:48 am (1 Comment)

Metronet UK, which has built its own hybrid fibre optic and wireless data network in several urban areas around the United Kingdom, has today acquired rival ISP Venus Business Communications. Venus operates a 10Gbps Dark Fibre network that covers “all of central London and the City“.

f4rn community

27th February, 2017 - 9:53 am (2 Comments)

The community funded and built Fibre for Rural Nottinghamshire (F4RN) project, which has been inspired by B4RN and aims to cover the whole of rural Fiskerton and Morton with a 100Mbps+ Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network, has completed its first roll-out phase and connected 83 customers.


23rd February, 2017 - 8:54 am (0 Comments)

Wireless ISP Wifinity, which specialises in deploying WiFi style networks to holiday parks, events, social housing and the armed forces, has won an investment of £10 million from Clydesdale Bank that will help to upgrade existing networks and expand further across the United Kingdom.


22nd February, 2017 - 8:38 am (4 Comments)

A new Qualtrics survey of 1,050 respondents in the USA and United Kingdom has found that 78% of respondents prefer to get their in-home WiFi kit (wireless broadband router) from an ISP and 68% would pay between £4-£8 per month extra for better wireless coverage.

connexin trial elva-1 ppc-10g

21st February, 2017 - 1:03 am (13 Comments)

Fixed wireless broadband ISP Connexin, which operates networks in Hull (East Yorkshire) and Lincolnshire, today claims to have become the “first company in the UK” to trial an Elva-1 PPC-10G with RF Com. This is a 5G style 10Gbps wireless link that could give their network a big boost.


20th February, 2017 - 4:08 pm (7 Comments)

Wireless ISP Boundless Networks has today announced that they’ve become “one of the first companies in the UK” to trial a new 160Mbps capable “ultrafast” Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband network, which could soon be rolled out across rural parts of North Yorkshire.

stone gloucestershire uk village

20th February, 2017 - 11:29 am (24 Comments)

Residents of Stone in Gloucestershire (England), which is a rural village and home to over 700 people, can now gain access to superfast broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps after Oxford ISP Rural Broadband teamed-up with Wireless Excellence to install a new wireless network.

computer user

20th February, 2017 - 10:39 am (9 Comments)

The Leeds City Council in Yorkshire (England) has proposed a new scheme that could generate £45m for the local economy over the next 10 years and help “thousands” of “digitally excluded” adults by giving them access to free home broadband connections, wifi and Tablet computers.

wireless microwave link uk

8th February, 2017 - 12:10 pm (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today posted an update on their quest to identify the best radio spectrum bands for use with future 5G based Mobile Broadband technology, which alongside the EU appears to have short-listed 700MHz, 3.4-3.8GHz and the higher frequency 24.25-27.5GHz (26GHz band).


7th February, 2017 - 9:12 am (3 Comments)

A team of Japanese scientists have developed a TeraHertz (THz) transmitter that is capable of transmitting digital data at a rate of 105Gbps (Gigabits per second) over a single channel using the 300GHz band, which they claim could power a future generation of Mobile Broadband and Satellite links.

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