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22nd January, 2022 (23 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has quietly confirmed that their indoor femtocell based signal booster device (‘Signal Box‘), which used an existing fixed line broadband ISP connection to create its own indoor 3G mobile signal over a specific band (e.g. 2100MHz), will be “fully closed” (for existing customers) by 30th June 2022.

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19th January, 2022 (27 Comments)

The Public Accounts Committee has today issued a new report on the progress being made by the UK Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit rural broadband rollout programme, which questions whether it will meet its targets and criticises the project for “relying too heavily on commercial contractors for the progress that has been made.”

18th January, 2022 (4 Comments)

The first rural homes to benefit from faster broadband under Phase 4 of the Superfast North Yorkshire (SFNY) project, which reflects a partnership between NYnet, a North Yorkshire County Council-owned broadband company, and UK ISP Quickline Communications, have just gone live in the village of Picton.

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17th January, 2022 (27 Comments)

Various sources have informed ISPreview.co.uk that broadband ISP BT is currently expected, barring any further delays, to launch their new Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) supporting Smart Hub 3 (SH3) router around July 2022. The new kit will also be accompanied by an updated Complete Wi-Fi 2 (CWF2) mesh system.

12th January, 2022 (2 Comments)

The latest State of Rural Services report, which is being published today by Rural England CIC, has warned that many people in the country’s small towns and villages still face being “digitally excluded and locked out of key services” due to an “underinvestment in rural connectivity” (e.g. broadband and mobile infrastructure) and skills.

10th January, 2022 (10 Comments)

Broadband ISP BorderLink, which currently covers rural areas across Northumberland, Cumbria and the Scottish Borders with their wireless network, has today secured a huge investment of £164m to build a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to cover 500,000 premises across the North of England and Borders areas.

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10th January, 2022 (1 Comment)

Rural broadband builder Broadway Partners (aka – UK ISP Broadway Broadband) has secured another contract in Powys (Wales), worth £450,000, to extend their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to serve premises in the communities of Aberedw and Glascwm (this follows Dwyriw and Manafon).

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6th January, 2022 (16 Comments)

The Wi-Fi Alliance has just taken the wraps off yet another update to the still fairly young 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) wireless networking standard which, for marketing purposes, is simply to be called ‘Wi-Fi 6 Release 2‘ and brings with it a couple of key improvements – mostly focused upon boosting upload speeds and power management.

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22nd December, 2021 (23 Comments)

Vodafone UK has today launched their first 5G based MiFi device, which is essentially a small battery powered (lasting up to 8.5 hours) mobile broadband router that can connect up to 32 devices via the WiFi 6 standard. Customers can select either a fixed term or rolling contract, with unlimited data prices starting from £15 per month.

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21st December, 2021 (5 Comments)

Fixed wireless and full fibre ISP Broadband for Rural Kent (B4RK), which models itself on B4RN’s community build strategy and has been deploying its own Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, looks set to complement that effort in 2022 by launching a new range of full fibre packages on Openreach’s national network.

SWS Broadband Leaflet in Rural Field

21st December, 2021 (1 Comment)

Shrewsbury-based ISP SWS Broadband (RBBS – Rural Broadband Solutions), which serves premises in rural parts of Shropshire (England) and Wales with their fixed wireless and full fibre networks, has today acquired Cadence Networks Limited for an undisclosed sum to support their UK expansion plans.

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21st December, 2021 (16 Comments)

Mobile operators EE (BT) and Three UK have today become the first two network providers to reach a special deal, which will enable them to deploy 4G and 5G based mobile (mobile broadband) services across the entire London Underground by late 2024 (ticket halls, platforms and tunnels). Vodafone to follow.

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17th December, 2021 (16 Comments)

UK ISP Connexin, which a few months ago (here) confirmed they would invest £80m to end KCOM’s “broadband monopoly” in Hull and East Yorkshire by building their own rival 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, has this week achieved a key milestone with the installation of their first street cabinet.

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14th December, 2021 (3 Comments)

Scotland ISP Fibrecast, which has previously deployed their own ultrafast wireless and fibre broadband network around the City Quay area of Dundee and the Airport business park, has today announced that they’ll also be selling services to homes over CityFibre’s new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in the city.

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13th December, 2021 (1 Comment)

UK ISP Quickline, which aims to invest £500m on a major rollout of “ultrafast and gigabit-capable broadband” across rural parts of North England and beyond, has today announced that two industry veterans – Lee Allison and Ian Smith – will be appointed as their new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

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2nd December, 2021 (13 Comments)

Ofcom has today opened a new consultation that seeks feedback on how to maximise the long-term value of Terahertz spectrum, which is expected to play a role in future wireless broadband and mobile broadband (6G) technologies and could deliver speeds of 1 Terabits per second (Tbps) or 1000Gbps (Gigabits).

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25th November, 2021 (4 Comments)

Residents in the rural Hartlepool borough village of Dalton Piercy (County Durham), which is home to almost 300 people, can now access faster broadband speeds of up to 45Mbps after UK ISP Voneus deployed a new Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network. Previously, some locals often struggled to get fixed line speeds of above 1Mbps.

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