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ee mobile mast tower in scotland

25th April, 2018 (10 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has completed the construction of its 90th brand new mast site in Scotland within the last 12 months, which has helped to boost their 4G landmass (geographic) network coverage in the country to more than 75%. By comparison EE’s overall landmass coverage of the UK is 90%.

fibre optic cables coloured from above

24th April, 2018 (3 Comments)

The UK cities of Edinburgh, Coventry, Huddersfield and Stirling have today been named as the next to be covered via Cityfibre and Vodafone’s joint deployment of a new Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband ISP network by the end of 2021.

confused uk consumer

19th April, 2018 (2 Comments)

A curious new report from BroadbandChoices has claimed that only 12 out of the 391 UK councils analysed have reached 95% coverage of “superfast broadband” and the worst is allegedly West Dunbartonshire (Scotland), which suffers from only 11% coverage. Except it’s completely wrong.

scotland broadband map uk project split

17th April, 2018 (9 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today announced that 95.5% of homes and businesses across Scotland should be able to order a “high speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) based internet line, although this figure drops to just 92.7% when considering those able to access “superfast broadband” speeds of 24Mbps+.

scotland uk regions map

16th April, 2018 (11 Comments)

The Scottish Government‘s Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has called on the UK government to correct the “grossly unfair” 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband, which appears to be in conflict with Scotland’s own £600m plan to deploy 30Mbps+ broadband to nearly all homes.

bt old street cabinet vs fttc cabinet

10th April, 2018 (43 Comments)

A new study has estimated that around 4.1% of premises in the United Kingdom are likely to be affected by full to capacity FTTC (VDSL2) based “fibre broadband” street cabinets on Openreach’s (BT) network, which is up from 3% last year. Related premises may be unable to order the faster ISP service.

united kingdom black coloured high res

9th April, 2018 (16 Comments)

An independent model has estimated that the coverage of fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom has grown slightly from 94.7% in December 2017 (here) to 95.1% at the end of March 2018, with most of the increase being fuelled by publicly funded projects.

hebnet cic mast

26th March, 2018 (1 Comment)

Community ISP HebNet CIC has worked with Scottish Sea Farms (SSF) to deploy an enterprise-grade wireless link between the Isle of Skye and Knoydart in rural Scotland, which has connected both the local Salmon farms and delivered 30Mbps+ broadband speeds to nearby homes.

balquhidder fibre optic dig

23rd March, 2018 (21 Comments)

The Balquhidder Community Broadband project, which is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that has won support from UK ISP Bogons and the Stirling Council in Scotland, has officially launched their new 1Gbps FTTP broadband network that will serve all 197 premises in the Balquhidder area.

virgin media engineer connecting fibre optic cable

23rd March, 2018 (3 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media have announced that Project Lighting has so far extended their 350Mbps capable broadband and TV network to 100,000 extra premises in Scotland and they “plan to connect thousands” more in 2018, although oddly they aren’t saying how many more.

scotland r100 suppliers leak

22nd March, 2018 (8 Comments)

A meeting of the UK Wireless Internet Service Providers Association has named the four suppliers that are bidding on Scotland’s R100 project, which aspires to make “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) available to 100% of the country by the end of 2021 (March 2022 as a financial year).

wireless_mobile_network_operator_uk_mast

20th March, 2018 (6 Comments)

A new crowd-sourced study of 3G and 4G based Mobile Broadband performance from Tutela has revealed how Three UK, O2, Vodafone and EE (BT) perform across England, Wales and Scotland, as well as generally for the whole of the United Kingdom. As usual EE retains the overall top spot.

scotland uk regions map

12th March, 2018 (6 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today announced a new investment of £25 million that will be used to fund the 4G Infill Programme, which aims to help build new mobile network masts in locations with no existing 4G coverage in order to improve local connectivity.

security of broadband isp routers

7th March, 2018 (0 Comments)

Inverness-based UK ISP HighNet has announced that they’re deploying a new online security shield to help protect both their business and home broadband subscribers from cyber-attacks, specifically Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) assaults.

cityfibre_street_works_fibre_optic_dig

21st February, 2018 (5 Comments)

ISP Vodafone and fibre optic builder Cityfibre have today confirmed that the second UK city to benefit from a deployment of their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) ultrafast broadband network will be Aberdeen in Scotland, which is expected to cost around £40m.

glasgow

9th February, 2018 (0 Comments)

Scottish business ISP Commsworld has today won a £30 million ICT contract with Glasgow City Council, which will see them deploy a new Wide Area Network that can connect local schools, libraries and other council buildings to a new “ultra-fast” Gigabit capable full fibre network.

Isle of Skye

1st February, 2018 (4 Comments)

The North Skye Broadband project, which had been hoping to secure state aid in order to help fund a pilot rollout of FTTP ultrafast broadband to hundreds of rural premises on the Isle of Skye (North side) in Scotland, has reluctantly abandoned its plan due to the R100 procurement process.

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