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Qualcomm spectrum deal will boost 4G coverage of Vodafone and Three

September 2nd, 2015 by admin
Qualcomm has signed two separate deals, one with Vodafone UK and the other with Hutchinson 3G UK Limited, owners of Three UK. Hereby, the two telecoms companies will be buying from Qualcomm the L-Band 20MHz spectrum (1452 – 1492 Mhz). This comes following Qualcomm's announcement to sell off the spectrum in last June. The two network operators will be using L-Band spectrum to boot up their broadband download speeds for customers. Vodafone and Three will take away 20MHz each, of the 40MHz of spe... Read More»

Rollout of faster broadband to benefit Midlothian users soon

August 31st, 2015 by admin
In the latest phase of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme, high-speed fibre broadband is set to arrive at Midlothian, to benefit hundreds more homes and businesses here. The next stage of the Scottish rollout would move past the halfway mark of the £410 million project, to pass some 73,000 premises nationwide. For the first time, Ford and parts of West Linton will benefit from the rollout. The existing fibre network will expand to include Penicuik, Loanhead, Gorebridge and Dalke... Read More»

First trail of G.fast broadband is in Huntingdon

August 30th, 2015 by admin
BT Openreach's first trial of G.fast broadband technology will be in Huntingdon, covering 2,000 homes and businesses, to make it part of the world's biggest trial of a new technology in ultrafast broadband. If successful, BT Openreach would be providing speeds of hundreds of megabits per second to premises by 2020 and speeds reaching 500Mbps within a decade. Huntingdon was chosen because it had a good cross-section of users. G.fast, which is being pioneered by BT's research and development divi... Read More»

Gigaclear to give Cotswolds homes FTTP broadband at 1Gbps

August 27th, 2015 by admin
The Fastershire contract to supply to 6,495 additional rural premises in Gloucestershire (England) by the end of 2017, an ultra-fast FTTP based broadband line, has gone to the ISP Gigaclear. The contract has been signed in June of 2015 with a £7 million private investment from Gigaclear and with funds of public investment of £3 million. This is one of the few projects in England without BT involved and announced that one of the first to benefit would be Seven Springs in Cockleford. The origina... Read More»

ADSL2 broadband from street-cabinet not deployed by BT Openreach

August 23rd, 2015 by admin
The ADSL2+ broadband technology that was proposed to be directly deployed from the street-cabinet on the FTTC network, instead of from the telephone exchange is yet to see the light of day. BT Openreach had last year revealed this interesting technology (capale of delivering up to 20Mbps) and which if deployed will bring faster speeds to the most remote premises. Sadly, BT Openreach has no plan to deploy it. This current service of Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) on VDSL2 technology can deliver up t... Read More»
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