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oneweb rocket launch arianespace soyuz

18th March, 2019 (2 Comments)

British space company OneWeb has secured a further $1.25 billion (£940m) in new funding to support their plans for launching a massive constellation of compact low-latency ultrafast broadband satellites into circular Low Earth Orbit (LEO), which takes their total investment pot to $3.4bn (£2.57bn).

oneweb rocket launch arianespace soyuz

28th February, 2019 (0 Comments)

British registered space company OneWeb, part of a joint venture with Airbus, last night succeeded in launching the first six (OneWeb F6) of their compact low-latency ultrafast broadband satellites into circular Low Earth Orbit (LEO) around the earth at 1000km (close to their operational orbit).

oneweb leo satellite distance example

18th February, 2019 (3 Comments)

The UK Space Agency has awarded funding of £18 million to SpaceX rival OneWeb, which is currently in the process of building a huge constellation of 882 small Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellites that will be able to supply fast broadband speeds at a lower latency to almost any part of the world.

world internet connectivity

30th January, 2019 (1 Comment)

A new report has revealed that 81% of global fixed broadband ISP subscriptions were fibre optic (FTTH/B/C) and cable (DOCSIS) based during Q3 2018, while the total number of connections increased by 25.4 million (+2.6%) in the quarter to deliver a milestone total of 1.008 Billion!

big blu broadband uk isp

18th January, 2019 (0 Comments)

European and UK Satellite ISP Bigblu Broadband has refreshed their three primary broadband plans for residential customers, not least by adopting average download speeds (as measured at peak time), removing upfront equipment costs and lowering some monthly prices.

drimnin scotland broadband

8th January, 2019 (15 Comments)

Some 57 properties in the isolated rural village of Drimnin (West Highlands, Scotland) can now access broadband speeds of up to 50Mbps. The new fixed wireless network reflects a community collaboration with Scottish Sea Farms, which has resulted in a new ISP being setup called Drimnin Community Broadband CIC.

fibre optic cable rural broadband b4rn.org.uk

3rd January, 2019 (21 Comments)

Real estate company Strutt & Parker has suggested that UK farmers, many of which aren’t exactly swimming in lots of spare cash, should consider investing to build their own “private” broadband networks instead of waiting for whatever the Government’s 10Mbps+ Universal Service Obligation (USO) will deliver.

big blu broadband uk isp

7th December, 2018 (11 Comments)

European Satellite ISP Bigblu Broadband has signed a new network capacity agreement with Eurobroadband Infrastructure (a Eutelsat subsidiary), which will enable them to launch a new “Konnect” branded package that offers faster download speeds of “up to” 50Mbps (6Mbps upload). But it’s not cheap.

world broadband connectivity

22nd October, 2018 (4 Comments)

The total number of world fixed broadband subscribers has now reached 984 Million (up by +2.53% during Q2 2018), which is up by 87 Million in the past year. Overall around 80% of subscriptions are now fibre optic (FTTH/B/C) and cable (DOCSIS) based, with older copper lines (ADSL) being cast toward the history books.

avanti_satellite_fleet_around_earth

10th October, 2018 (7 Comments)

Avanti, which operates the HYLAS Satellite broadband network, has claimed that a lack of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) in the County of Cornwall (England) is “costing jobs and holding back new start-ups,” with an estimated 6,500 Cornish businesses allegedly still being stuck in the economic slow lane (Council figures).

sky broadband uk logo 2017

22nd September, 2018 (22 Comments)

After a long battle Comcast has today beaten off Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and emerged as the victor in their bidding war for control of Sky (Sky Broadband). The US cable giant raised their final bid to £30bn for the pan-European TV and broadband company (£17.28 per share), while Fox offered £15.67 per share.

aircraft

20th September, 2018 (0 Comments)

Panasonic (Panasonic Avionics Corporation) has today signed a new deal with UK satellite operator Inmarsat, which will see the company deploying the “high-speed broadband” GX Aviation (Global Xpress) platform to deliver faster in-flight WiFi connectivity to the airlines (passengers) they serve.

airplane

8th August, 2018 (10 Comments)

A new survey of 9,300 Airline passengers from 32 countries, which was conducted by Populus for Satellite operator Inmarsat, has found that 55% now view inflight WiFi connectivity as “crucial“. Likewise 67% would consider rebooking to a different airline if it offered good wireless broadband.

big blu broadband uk isp

29th May, 2018 (22 Comments)

European and UK satellite and fixed wireless operator Satellite Solutions Worldwide (Europasat) has re-branded to Bigblu Broadband Group PLC, although the operator remains focused on its niche market of the last 5% – 10% of rural customers in each country that are “unserved or underserved by fibre broadband“.

british airways wifi

9th April, 2018 (9 Comments)

In-flight internet access is increasingly growing to become a key service differentiator, particularly during long haul trips. Unfortunately the quality of on-board WiFi is still highly variable but on a recent flight with British Airways (UK to USA) we got the chance to see just how quickly this is improving.

10Mbps UK Broadband USO

28th March, 2018 (28 Comments)

As promised the Government has today set out their chosen design for the new Universal Service Obligation (USO), which pledges to give everybody in the United Kingdom the “legal right” to request a 10Mbps+ capable “high speed broadband” connection from 2020, but challenges remain.

voneus

1st March, 2018 (4 Comments)

Another week, another acquisition for rural wireless broadband ISP Voneus. This time around the alternative network provider has gobbled up Herefordshire-based wireless infrastructure installation company Sky-Way for an undisclosed sum, which could improve their provision times and support.

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