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digital scotland fibre optic map

20th September, 2017 - 8:47 am (0 Comments)

The SNP controlled Scottish Government has this month set out their work programme for 2017-18, which among the known broadband promises (R100) has also pledged to deliver free WiFi “throughout major town and city centres” and to match the UK Government’s rates relief on new fibre investment.


18th September, 2017 - 1:18 pm (0 Comments)

Scottish train operator ScotRail has partnered up with Cisco, CGI, Network Rail Telecoms and Wittos to conduct a Proof of Concept trial to enable “super-fast” WiFi on trains (Project SWIFT), which could offer data speeds of up to 300Mbps (allegedly the “fastest in-train Wi-Fi service in the world“).

LED Light Bulbs

14th September, 2017 - 10:45 am (3 Comments)

A team working out of Brunel University London has secured £720,000 of funding from Europe’s Horizon 2020 programme in order to help them develop a 10Gbps capable home wireless network using hybrid Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) and mmWave tech inside LED (Light-Emitting Diode) room lights.

gigaclear fibre optic street works rural

8th September, 2017 - 5:39 pm (7 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project has today named the first 21 communities (i.e. 9,000 initial homes and businesses) that will benefit from Gigaclear’s roll-out of a new 1Gbps FTTP broadband network in the region, which is due to start deploying from November 2017.


7th September, 2017 - 12:38 pm (7 Comments)

Airline Virgin Atlantic, which alongside Delta Air Lines runs up to 39 flights per day across the transatlantic route, claims to have become the “first airline in Europe to offer WiFi across its entire fleet,” which is based on a combination of technology from Panasonic and Gogo.


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.


31st August, 2017 - 2:10 pm (6 Comments)

Alternative network provider Voneus, which has been busy delivering internet connections of up to 100Mbps into UK rural areas by using their ‘Wireless Fibre To The Home’ (WFTTH) service, has pledged to “ensure … fast broadband services become noticed as a basic ‘human right’“.

lamp post

23rd August, 2017 - 11:30 am (8 Comments)

Wireless infrastructure developer Arqiva has won a new 10 year concession contract in the Royal Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames (London), which will enable them to improve 4G and future 5G mobile coverage by installing Small Cell (radio access nodes) telecoms infrastructure.

ab internet

22nd August, 2017 - 8:52 am (10 Comments)

The little known ISP Bogons Limited, which owns a unique £150k data centre that sits inside of an old nuclear bunker near Comrie and a website that looks as if it hails from the 90’s, appears to have acquired part of AB Internet‘s fixed wireless broadband network from the administrators.

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.


17th August, 2017 - 10:00 am (7 Comments)

A new survey from YouGov, which was commissioned by Cobham Wireless, has revealed that British adults would rather connect to the internet on trains via a 3G or 4G mobile data network (51%) than public WiFi (36%), yet only 33% of passengers felt that the mobile signal was good enough.

fibre optic broadband bt cables

14th August, 2017 - 11:27 am (5 Comments)

A new report from techUK, which represents 950 companies in the United Kingdom’s technology sector, has called for “near universal” coverage of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) by 2020 and 90% coverage of “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) to become a reality by 2025.

bt linkuk london uk Gigabit free wifi kiosk

11th August, 2017 - 3:59 pm (18 Comments)

Five of BT’s new InLinkUK kiosks in London have just been tested to see if they’re able to deliver WiFi speeds of close to the advertised “up to 1Gbps” capability. Sadly the average speed after 43 tests was 47.4Mbps download and 44Mbps upload, with a standard download deviation of 19.5Mbps.

ab internet

7th August, 2017 - 1:33 pm (7 Comments)

The administrators for Lincolnshire-based fixed wireless broadband ISP AB Internet, which in late May 2017 shocked customers by announcing that the company had gone into administration and was looking to sell itself as a “going concern” (here), have revealed details of the ISP’s debt pile and sale.

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.

mobile mast in a city uk at dusk

27th July, 2017 - 11:33 am (4 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today proposed to free up an extra 20MHz notch of radio spectrum in the 5.8GHz band, which is currently used for road tolling systems, so that it can be harnessed to boost the speed of existing outdoor Broadband Fixed Wireless Access (BFWA) providers.

5g itu

26th July, 2017 - 5:38 pm (0 Comments)

Wireless infrastructure builder Arqiva and Samsung have confirmed that London’s first trial of an ultrafast 5G based Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband network, which uses the 28GHz millimetre wave radio spectrum band to offer multi-Gigabit speeds, has gone live in London.

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