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4th September, 2019 (8 Comments)

British registered space company OneWeb has announced that the first area to be covered by their new compact Low Earth Orbit (LEO) ultrafast broadband satellites will be those above the 60th parallel North (Arctic), which might possibly include some of Scotland’s remote north isles.

big blu broadband uk isp

26th July, 2019 (15 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP Bigblu, specifically those who use broadband packages based off the Satellite network from Avanti (HYLAS), have been suddenly and unceremoniously disconnected from their internet connections after Avanti “suspended the supply of satellite broadband to us with no notice.”

world broadband internet speed

23rd July, 2019 (0 Comments)

A new report has revealed that world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.06% (+21.2 million) during Q1 2019 to total 1.047 billion, while older pure copper line ISP connections continued to decline in the face of a rising onslaught from faster fibre optic based connections.

oneweb rocket launch arianespace soyuz

16th July, 2019 (9 Comments)

British space company OneWeb has just conducted the first live test of their new compact ultrafast broadband satellites in circular Low Earth Orbit (LEO), which achieved top data speeds of up to 400Mbps and a latency time of under 40 milliseconds (very impressive for a space based comms technology).

big blu broadband uk isp

11th June, 2019 (2 Comments)

Broadband ISP Bigblu, which supplies various Satellite and Fixed Wireless Access services to consumers across the UK, has apologised after a growing number of their customers began reporting wrongful debt collection demands, billing errors and problems contacting customer support.

falkland islands map google

5th June, 2019 (23 Comments)

We often report in gripes with rural broadband connectivity from across the United Kingdom but spare a thought for the 3,400 people living on the largely self-governing and self-sufficient Falkland Islands, where all of the fixed line services and mobile networks are still supplied by a limited Satellite data link.

falcon heavy spacex launch

24th May, 2019 (3 Comments)

SpaceX has this morning completed the first successful launch and delivery of 60 small Starlink Satellites, which are Low Earth Orbit (LEO) dwelling spacecraft that could in theory deliver “ultrafast broadband” speeds of up to 1Gbps and low latency times of around 25ms (milliseconds) around the world. Many more will follow.

satellite in earth orbit

5th April, 2019 (12 Comments)

Internet retail giant Amazon has joined SpaceX, Facebook, Telesat and British registered OneWeb to become the latest company with an eye toward launching a new global “low-latency, high-speed” broadband network, which will be supported by a huge constellation of 3,236 small Satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

space satellite broadband spacecraft

26th March, 2019 (3 Comments)

European Satellite and Fixed Wireless ISP Bigblu has revealed that they’re planning to launch a new a “fibre like service from the sky,” which will start from the middle of 2020 with broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps and “unlimited data allowances” across the UK and several other European countries.

oneweb rocket launch arianespace soyuz

18th March, 2019 (3 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 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 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.

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