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26th July, 2021 (2 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK, supported by research from CCS Insight, has today called on the Government not to overlook the benefits of “5G WiFi” in their plan to rollout gigabit-capable broadband across the country. Apparently, 5G based Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) could do it “faster and for half the cost of fixed lines.”

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20th July, 2021 (5 Comments)

A new Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) ISP called WeLink Communications UK has recently begun inviting homes and businesses in the city of Edinburgh (Scotland) to pre-register for their new “Wireless Fibre” service, which claims it will be the first such provider to offer symmetric speeds of up to 1Gbps in Britain.

19th July, 2021 (2 Comments)

Ofcom UK has today set out their future spectrum management strategy for the next ten years, which among other things aims to boost support for localised spectrum access (e.g. creating local wireless networks via 5G etc.) and promote greater sharing of existing spectrum in higher frequencies.

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19th July, 2021 (1 Comment)

UK ISP Quickline, which specialises in deploying full fibre FTTP and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband networks around Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, has today announced the acquisition of a majority stake in rival wireless provider Boundless Networks to help fuel their rollout of gigabit-capable connectivity to rural areas.

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16th July, 2021 (32 Comments)

Ofcom’s investigation into BT’s compliance with their obligations under the new Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband has concluded that “some customers have been asked to pay materially higher amounts than they should have been.” As a result, they’ve asked the ISP to make a few improvements.

14th July, 2021 (3 Comments)

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband ISP Zoom Internet, which covers a number of areas in West Sussex (e.g. Bognor Regis), appears to be planning to build their own gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network. The plan will focus on poorly served rural areas, where speeds are sub-10Mbps and no other upgrade plan exists.

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10th July, 2021 (32 Comments)

The spread of Wi-Fi Calling across the UK’s major operators, which uses your home or other WiFi (broadband) service to run mobile calls and text (SMS) messages, has resulted in the gradual phasing-out of indoor femtocell signal boosters. But some people still want these, so we set out to find which operators will support them.

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30th June, 2021 (5 Comments)

The Pembrokeshire County Council’s (PCC) wider Digital Connectivity Programme (DCP) in Wales, which is working with several UK ISPs to rollout gigabit-capable full fibre broadband networks into several remote rural communities, has just seen their first customers go live.

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30th June, 2021 (34 Comments)

A new Censuswide survey of 2,014 UK adults that have broadband, which was commissioned by ISP Zen Internet, has found that 75% of people are unaware that using Microwave Ovens could be “causing havoc” for their home WiFi signal and 8% wrongly believe “hitting their router” will improve connectivity.

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29th June, 2021 (6 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme has today issued its response to the UK Government’s consultation on upgrading broadband for “Very Hard to Reach Premiuses” (VHTRP), which calls for larger Gigabit Broadband Vouchers to support rural builds and warns against moving away from “future proof” fibre solutions.

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27th June, 2021 (21 Comments)

UK ISP BT and satellite operator OneWeb, which is partly owned by the UK government, have reached an agreement that will see the two working together to bring ultrafast low-latency broadband speeds to some of the hardest to reach rural parts of the country, where even their £5bn Project Gigabit programme would struggle to go.

22nd June, 2021 (12 Comments)

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Transport for London (TfL) have today confirmed that, following a recent trial on the Jubilee Line (here), they intend to proceed with their proposed plan to deploy a 4G based mobile (mobile broadband) network across the entire London Underground (platforms and tube trains) by late 2024.

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21st June, 2021 (31 Comments)

Mobile network operator EE (BT) appears to have quietly made their “4G Calling” and “Wi-Fi Calling” features available to customers of their Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) and “no contract” Flex plans, which is part of a rollout process that started on the 9th June 2021.

17th June, 2021 (24 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has quietly dropped support for Virgin Media’s (VMO2) Wi-Fi network on the London Underground, which means that customers who want to get online with this wireless broadband service will now have to pay for a pass instead of connecting for free (1 day = £3, 1 Week = £5 or 1 Month = £15).

16th June, 2021 (8 Comments)

Residents in the Kent UK village of Oversland will be pleased to learn that the new Broadband for Rural Kent (B4RK) project, which initially modelled itself on B4RN’s community centric build strategy, has finally begun to go live by connecting their first house to a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

11th June, 2021 (2 Comments)

Customers of UK broadband ISP BT, specifically those with one of the operator’s Mini Whole Home Wi-Fi systems (mesh repeaters) and a custom DNS setup on their personal network, have been told to expect a firmware patch, again, after complaining that their connections were making masses of DNS lookups to Google and Microsoft.

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11th June, 2021 (3 Comments)

The latest start-up to enter the UK broadband market appears to be Morden-based ISP Grayshott Gigabit, which has revealed that they plan to deploy a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across poorly served rural areas in the East Hampshire, Surrey Hills and surrounding areas.

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