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31st March, 2020 (0 Comments)

The latest data from Opensignal, which conducts crowd-sourced testing of 3G, 4G and 5G Mobile networks, has perhaps unsurprisingly revealed that the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is causing more Smartphone users to go online via WiFi from home broadband instead of mobile data.

27th March, 2020 (0 Comments)

Poole-based ISP Juice Broadband, which offers a mix of “full fibre” (FTTP) and wireless internet access services to homes and businesses around southern Dorset, has responded to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation by giving all of their existing residential customers “unlimited” free UK landline and mobile calls.

27th March, 2020 (11 Comments)

Vodafone UK will today join some of the other major ISPs (e.g. BT) by increasing the minimum contract term of their “superfast” FTTC broadband and phone packages from 18 to 24 months. At the same time they’ll also discount the Superfast 1 (35Mbps) package to be priced the same as Superfast 2 (63Mbps) from £20.95 a month.

23rd March, 2020 (0 Comments)

At present only those who subscribe to Airband’s most recently built Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband networks can benefit from their unlimited usage packages. But now those on some of their smaller and older rural infrastructure projects may also be able to benefit, thanks to a new pilot project.

18th March, 2020 (7 Comments)

Complaints from UK broadband ISPs Virgin Media, Vodafone and 11 people have resulted in several adverts for BT’s Complete WiFi (mesh system) service add-on being banned for misleadingly claiming that “only we guarantee wi-fi in every room” and “we guarantee a strong signal in every room.”

17th March, 2020 (4 Comments)

As expected Transport for London (TfL) has today announced that their planned trial with O2, Vodafone, Three UK and EE (BT) of a new 4G mobile (mobile broadband) network along the Jubilee Line (platforms and tube trains in tunnels) – between Canning Town and Westminster stations – will go live tomorrow.

13th March, 2020 (4 Comments)

Shoppers enjoying the Portobello Road Market, which is a street in the Notting Hill district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in west London, may like to know that the local authority and Insmartcities have just switched-on a new free WiFi wireless internet network in the area and “at no cost to the taxpayer.”

13th March, 2020 (6 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today finalised their rules for this year’s forthcoming auction of the 700MHz and 3.6-3.8GHz radio spectrum bands, which hopes to boost new 5G mobile network coverage and mobile broadband speeds further into the Gigabit-capable (1000Mbps+) territory.

10th March, 2020 (3 Comments)

Some 100 homes in the tiny rural village of Dadford in Buckinghamshire (England) have finally gained access to “superfast broadband” speeds of 30-50Mbps, which occurred after UK ISP Voneus were able to extend their Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network across the community, with a little help from the local School.

10th March, 2020 (6 Comments)

A new study from Uswitch.com claims to have revealed the fastest and slowest stations and train lines on the London Underground for wireless broadband (WiFi) speed. The fastest station was found to be Edgware Road (49.7Mbps), while the slowest was Westminster (0.9Mbps).

5th March, 2020 (0 Comments)

Rural focused fixed wireless and full fibre (FTTP) ISP Airband, which aims to cover a further 50,000 premises across the whole of England and Wales by 2021, has so far hired an additional 40 staff this year and they’ve just appointed Jeffrey Kriek to be their new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

4th March, 2020 (15 Comments)

Sixty homes in the tiny rural Monmouthshire (Wales) village of Llanddewi Rhydderch have finally gone live on a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which has been installed by Broadway Partners (UK ISP Broadway Broadband) and is intended to complement their existing Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) trial.

2nd March, 2020 (4 Comments)

The organisation responsible for maintaining 20,000 miles of railway (train tracks etc.), Network Rail, has confirmed that one of their free WiFi hotspot provider’s – C3UK – has suffered a personal data breach that leaked the email addresses and travel details of about 10,000 people online.

2nd March, 2020 (3 Comments)

Fixed wireless access ISP BorderLink, which covers part of the eastern Scottish Borders and North Northumberland region with their ultrafast broadband (100Mbps+) capable network, has secured a loan of £100,000 from Business Loans Scotland in order to help them grow three fold over the next 2 years.

2nd March, 2020 (0 Comments)

A number of readers noted to us this morning that the West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) appeared to have announced new funding to help high speed broadband spread across more of the county, which was said to form part of the local authority’s £44m budget for 2020/21. But this is not the correct context.

27th February, 2020 (12 Comments)

A team of researchers working out of the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have developed a new type of Hybrid Flat Panel Antenna (FPA), which could deliver fast on-board WiFi internet connectivity for trains by harnessing a Satellite broadband connection instead of a mobile (4G / 5G) network for capacity.

27th February, 2020 (0 Comments)

The state aid supported Connecting Shropshire programme and unitary council, which alongside Openreach and Airband have so far extended the reach of “superfast broadband” (24-30Mbps+) connectivity to 68,472 additional premises, has invited ISPs to participate in a new broadband Market Intelligence Review (MIR).

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