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23rd April, 2024 (15 Comments)

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) and Point Topic have released their 2024 report into the impact of alternative “full fibre” (FTTP/B) gigabit broadband networks (AltNets), which reveals that their UK coverage grew by 57% in 2023 to top 12.9 million premises (up from 49% and 8.22m in 2022) and could reach 16.7m in 2024.


16th April, 2024 (6 Comments)

The UK telecoms and media regulator, Ofcom, has today issued several updates to their planned auction design for releasing a large chunk of millimetre wave (mmW) radio spectrum frequency in the 26GHz and 40GHz bands, which will be used by mobile operators to deliver faster 5G (mobile broadband) services – mostly in urban areas.

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6th April, 2024 (4 Comments)

In a victory for some full fibre ISPs. The government’s Building Digital UK (BDUK) agency appears to have reversed an earlier decision, which removed gigabit broadband voucher eligibility for some properties (UPRNs) that had previously received public subsidy through the earlier Superfast (24-30Mbps+) scheme, when delivering fixed wireless access (FWA) networks.


4th April, 2024 (10 Comments)

SIM-only mobile provider spusu, which holds a UK Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement via BTWholesale to harness EE’s national 4G and 5G network, has responded to recent price increases at other providers by announcing a price freeze until the end of January 2026.

BT Street Hub 2.0 kiosk

27th March, 2024 (10 Comments)

Broadband and technology giant BT has today announced a new 10-year partnership with media group Global, which will jointly work to convert a further 2,000 of the operator’s legacy payphones and kiosks – across more than 200 UK towns and cities – into brand-new smart Street Hubs, starting in 2025.

Connexin Smart Water Sensor

27th March, 2024 (1 Comment)

Broadband ISP Connexin UK has announced that they’ve signed a new network sharing and operations agreement with NYnet, the broadband company owned by North Yorkshire County Council, which will expand their wireless Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) in the region to help connect low power Internet of Things (IoT) sensors.

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18th March, 2024 (15 Comments)

Good news. Broadband ISP Airband, which previously aimed to cover 400,000 UK premises in rural areas via a mix of fixed wireless access (FWA) and full fibre (FTTP) networks by 2026, has today announced that they’ve secured additional investment from abrdn to “accelerate rural broadband expansion” across West of England.


11th March, 2024 (9 Comments)

Mobile provider spusu, which hold a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement via BTWholesale to harness EE’s UK network, has committed to only “using human customer service agents“. The pledge follows in the wake of VOXI’s decision (here) to introduce a ChatGPT (LLM) based AI chatbot to help “transform its customer services“.


11th March, 2024 (31 Comments)

Broadband ISP Airband, which previously aimed to cover 400,000 UK premises in rural areas via a mix of fixed wireless access (FWA) and full fibre (FTTP) networks by 2026, has finally published their company accounts – over 2 months late – and given context to the recent redundancies and build pauses.

6th March, 2024 (14 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned another advert for UK fixed wireless broadband ISP 6G Internet (IX Wireless), albeit this time for sending out a “misleading” leaflet promotion that claimed the provider offered “Full Fibre Speed Broadband” (Full Fibre is a term that’s typically only be used by FTTP networks).

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1st March, 2024 (0 Comments)

Digital infrastructure firm Boldyn Networks (formerly BAI Comms), which is perhaps best known in the UK for helping to build a number of open access mobile and fibre networks, has officially closed its acquisition of Cellnex’s private networks business unit.

27th February, 2024 (3 Comments)

Network operator EXA Infrastructure has today announced a new plan to deploy a high-capacity hybrid data transmission route between New York and London, which will use a mix of existing subsea fibre optic cables and a new Microwave wireless link to deliver ultra-low latency transatlantic connectivity.


22nd February, 2024 (31 Comments)

Mobile operator and UK ISP EE (BT) has today given a first sneak peek of their next generation Qualcomm-powered and Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be – Extremely High Throughput) capable home broadband router, which was first hinted at in 2023 (here) and is set to launch sometime this year (possibly by around mid-2024).

22nd February, 2024 (13 Comments)

Telecoms and broadband giant BT (EE) has today launched a new multi-million-pound Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network, which is a low-power and long-range fixed wireless network that claims to cover 97% of the UK’s “outdoor population” (not geography) and will be used to connect sensors or other smart IoT devices.

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22nd February, 2024 (6 Comments)

The UK Government has announced that public subsidy via both the past c.£2.54bn Superfast Broadband (SFBB) and current £5bn Project Gigabit roll-out schemes has, since August 2012, helped to expand gigabit-speed network coverage to 1,006,800 additional homes and businesses. A number of new satellite “Alpha Trials” have also launched.

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9th February, 2024 (5 Comments)

The chances of any ISPs deploying long-range TV White Space (TVWS) based wireless broadband networks to serve remote rural UK premises has just significantly declined. Ofcom has given notice that their related device (WSD) authorisation framework is no longer available.

Morse Micro HaLow WiFi Test on Beach

2nd February, 2024 (8 Comments)

Sydney-based fabless semiconductor startup Morse Micro has successfully demonstrated how outdoor Wi-Fi signals, using their HaLow (802.11ah) chips, can be made to work at distances that are many times the reach of a conventional Wi-Fi technology. The trial saw them push a working wireless network up to 3km from its source.

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