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5th October, 2015 - 1:23 am (3 Comments)

The Managing Director of Cardiff-based ISP Spectrum Internet, Giles Phelps, has told ISPreview.co.uk as part our exclusive interview that the Government’s roll-out of superfast broadband is “about 5 years too late” and that future projects should focus on ultra-fast FTTH/P broadband with fixed wireless for remote rural areas.


1st October, 2015 - 8:49 am (0 Comments)

The Government reports that hundreds of buses, trams and trains in 9 cities across the United Kingdom have so far been equipped with free public Wi-Fi as part of their “SuperConnected Cities” initiative, with 3 million unique users making regular use of the service.

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28th September, 2015 - 8:05 am (15 Comments)

Local residents and the North Swindon MP have raised concerns about the general feasibility and size of masts being used as part of a £1.9m project with UKB Networks, which will push “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to 99.4% of premises by 2016 via a fixed wireless 4G (LTE) network.


25th September, 2015 - 10:44 am (3 Comments)

Remember White Space technology? In case you’ve forgotten, it allows the gaps in radio spectrum that exist between Digital Terrestrial TV (470MHz to 790MHz) channels to be harnessed and used for broadband or other communication services. Sadly developers have struggled to meet Ofcom’s licensing requirements, so the regulator has had to cut a few corners.

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17th September, 2015 - 10:45 am (0 Comments)

The Gloucester City Council and BT have today jointly switched on a new network of free unlimited wireless Internet access (WiFi) hotspots across the city centre, which is naturally called GloucesterCityWIFI (SSID).


14th September, 2015 - 12:49 pm (1 Comment)

Many homes and businesses on the remote Isle of Bute in Scotland are already benefitting from faster broadband connectivity thanks to the joint Digital Scotland and BT project, but not all areas will benefit. The good news is that a local community project has just secured £5,000 to fill some of the gaps.

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11th September, 2015 - 10:40 am (12 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has today become the latest provider to follow EE (here) by introducing a seamless WiFi calling service, which doesn’t require customers to find and install a fiddly app in order to use. But you do require a Smartphone that can support the feature.


11th September, 2015 - 10:22 am (1 Comment)

The Suffolk Coastal District Council in England has said that a successful pilot of a rural fixed wireless broadband network, which covers a number of areas (Shingle Street, Aldeburgh etc.) and was first launched in 2012 (here), could soon be expanded to cover more locations.


4th September, 2015 - 1:49 pm (1 Comment)

Cable operator WightFibre, which focuses on delivering ultrafast broadband services across the Isle of Wight that resides just off the central south coast of England (Hampshire), has announced the purchase of rival fixed wireless ISP Click4Internet for an undisclosed sum.


4th September, 2015 - 10:07 am (5 Comments)

One of the problems with the new generation of ultrafast home broadband services is finding a router that can keep pace. The good news is that ASUS’s new RT-AC5300, which looks like some sort of alien tech, might just have the answer with its total combined “world’s fastest” WiFi speed of 5334Mbps.


20th August, 2015 - 12:55 pm (10 Comments)

Fibre optic developer Cityfibre has signed a new £0.6m 10-year deal that will see their network in Hull (East Yorkshire, England) being expanded even further to reach 19 hub sites for local “fibre-over-wireless” broadband ISP Connexin.


19th August, 2015 - 2:13 pm (0 Comments)

Rural communities in Bath and Wells (Somerset, England) could soon be getting fasted broadband from wireless transceivers installed on top of local churches. The development follows a new deal between fixed wireless ISP Wild West Net and the Bath and Wells Diocese.

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17th August, 2015 - 3:41 pm (8 Comments)

Last month we revealed that Virgin Media had begun to trial a new FON style technology that would turn their SuperHub cable broadband routers into public WiFi hotspots (full details). Today it’s being reported that they’ll soon be doing something similar with their huge network of UK street cabinets.


5th August, 2015 - 8:51 am (0 Comments)

The Nottingham City Council and BT have today begun to switch-on a new network of free public WiFi wireless Internet hotspots, which should eventually become available to 310,000 residents and businesses within the city centre area (not to mention the millions of annual visitors).

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