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6th September, 2017 - 9:12 am (0 Comments)

A new study published by the European Commission has found that Satellite based broadband connectivity is an “efficient option” for bringing faster internet connectivity to “poorly connected” schools. A voucher scheme is proposed to help support related deployments.


1st September, 2017 - 9:25 am (3 Comments)

The digital divide between UK rural and urban areas is not a new or unfamiliar problem, although a new study from academics at Aberdeen University in Scotland has warned that the issue “will persist for the foreseeable future,” unless public policy does more to embrace alternative network providers.

alncom wireless broadband station

18th August, 2017 - 8:20 am (0 Comments)

Residents living around the rural Northumberland areas of Fontburn, Nunnykirk, Forestburn Gate, Rothley, Longwitton and Harwood are starting to benefit after a joint effort between the community, council, Northumbrian Water and ISP Alncom resulted in a new broadband network.

satellite internet transmission dish

28th July, 2017 - 9:54 am (8 Comments)

In an interesting twist Satellite Solutions Worldwide, which owns the UK and Pan-European Satellite ISP Europasat, has acquired rural fixed wireless broadband provider Quickline for an initial consideration of £5 million (£3m cash and £2m shares). A further £2 million is also be invested to grow the business.

world internet connectivity

12th July, 2017 - 5:19 pm (0 Comments)

The total number of world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.36% during Q1 2017 and now stands at 875.1 Million (up from 812.7 Million one year ago). Some 71% of all net additions in Q1 came from East Asia (mostly China), but only 16.62% came from the more mature market of Europe.

satellite internet transmission dish

29th June, 2017 - 8:21 am (1 Comment)

The Satellite and Terrestrial Network for 5G (SaT5G) project, which is supported by 16 major operators like BT, Avanti, SES etc. and £7.3 million (€8.3m) via the EU’s Horizon 2020 5G Research & Innovation contract, has begun work to integrate Satellite and future 5G Mobile networks.


22nd June, 2017 - 11:04 am (1 Comment)

UK Satellite operator Avanti has agreed a new contract worth £1,202,711 with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which will make a 40Mbps (download speed) broadband service available to rural businesses across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly in England.


19th June, 2017 - 10:10 am (2 Comments)

London-based Satellite operator Avanti has officially entered the Mobile connectivity market (i.e. providing capacity for WiFi and 4G Mobile networks to aircraft, ships etc.) for the first time by securing a 2-year contract worth around £3.5 million ($4.5m) with an unnamed partner.


4th May, 2017 - 11:38 am (3 Comments)

The Broadband Stakeholders Group, which acts as a think-tank for government policy, has predicted that the cost of implementing the UK’s legally-binding 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband speed could be anything from £180m and up to £930m; depending upon the cost threshold.

spacex rocket launch low earth orbit satellite broadband

4th May, 2017 - 9:59 am (9 Comments)

Rocket company SpaceX has released an update on their plans to launch a global constellation of 4,425 small Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites (a further 7,500 could follow) from 2019, which they claim will support ultrafast broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps and low latency times of just 25ms.


8th March, 2017 - 10:36 am (1 Comment)

Inmarsat’s plan to improve broadband connectivity on aircraft appears to have taken a hit today after rival Satellite operator ViaSat accused the London-based ISP of “misusing spectrum” and gaining an “unfair competitive advantage” by “creating a monopoly for European in-flight connectivity.”

satellite dish eutelsat

28th February, 2017 - 10:30 am (9 Comments)

Satellite operator Eutelsat, which supplies a number of broadband ISPs in the UK (Europasat, Freedomsat, Avonline etc.), has announced a new range of business products that will boost download speeds up to 30Mbps and offer data allowances of up to 500GB.


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.


26th January, 2017 - 7:58 am (18 Comments)

Sky has today published their latest results to 31st December 2016, which reveals that in the last six months they’ve added +140,000 new Sky Broadband subscribers in the UK and Ireland to total 6.1 million (up from +70K added in H1 2016). Plus you’ll soon be able to get Sky Q TV via broadband.

router with fibre optic cables on top

26th January, 2017 - 1:05 am (0 Comments)

A new report from Point Topic has revealed that the total number of world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.25% during Q3 2016 and now stands at 822.7 Million (up from 745m one year earlier), with the majority of growth being fuelled by pure fibre optic (FTTH/P) connectivity.

satellite internet transmission dish

19th January, 2017 - 11:46 am (0 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator has today set out their new ‘Space Spectrum Strategy’ and top of the to-do list is a commitment towards “enabling growth” in Satellite Broadband, such as by providing greater access to spectrum (e.g. facilitating access to spectrum used by the public sector).

uk church in burghill

8th January, 2017 - 6:07 pm (8 Comments)

A new report claims that the Government is considering the installation of broadband Satellite dishes on church spires, which could be used to help expand faster broadband connectivity into the most remote rural communities around the United Kingdom.

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