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Isle of Coll, first Scottish island to access 4G mobile

March 29th, 2015 by admin
Thanks to a state-of -the-art mast funded by the Scottish government, the Isle of Coll located west of Mull in the Inner Hebrides, is now the first island off the mainland to get 4G mobile coverage. The mast has become a possibility in partnership with Vodafone and with the community organisations joining in. A result of the collaboration between the Scottish government, local community, Vodafone, Scottish Futures, Mono Consultants and Wireless Infrastructure Group. Development Coll, a community... Read More»

Superfast Essex extends rollout to 51,000 more premises on BT fibre

March 27th, 2015 by admin
The Superfast Essex project will continue their partnership with telecoms giant BT, to extend the fibre broadband (FTTC/P) network to reach an extra 51,000 premises. The project worth £24.64 million, which is part of the (Phase 2) roll-out of Superfast Essex, also aims to reach 87% of homes and businesses by the end of summer in 2016. Phase 2 of the project is a part of the Super Extension Programme promoted by government through the BDUK framework, but is yet to be put into a contract with BT,... Read More»

Telefonica owned O2 sold to Three UK parent Hutchison Whampoa, for £10.25 billion

March 26th, 2015 by admin
Following a two-month long negotiation, owners of Three UK have confirmed reaching an agreement to buy O2 UK from its parent company. In other words, Hutchison Whampoa has confirmed the buying of O2 UK from Telefonica. The deal is worth £10.25 billion. Two months earlier, the debt-laden Telefonica accepted a preliminary offer from Hutchison Whampoa and allowed them to go through their books to ensure that no discrepancies are found. This agreement in effect would create UK's largest mobile oper... Read More»

Launch of BT's 4G service for existing customers soon

March 24th, 2015 by admin
BT the giant telecoms provider of UK is likely to launch its 4G mobile service soon in the coming days, according to reports from the Financial Times. The operator's entry into the 4G mobile service, was hinted upon by Ian Livingston, the former CEO, as early as 2010. During the Ofcom auction for 4G spectrum in 2013, after a lot of delays, BT picked up several slots of the 2.6GHz bandwidth (for £201.5 million) under the name of Niche Spectrum Ventures Ltd. BT has also switched their Mobile Virt... Read More»

Hyperoptic business options on 1Gbps FTTB broadband expanded

March 22nd, 2015 by admin
Hyperoptic, the urban focused ISP, has announced the launch of a range of business options, already available in the existing 12 cities and towns where they have a presence, to more small businesses in these cities and towns. The products are as follows. Business Broadband product aimed at multi-occupancy buildings, where different businesses or home workers occupy and Hyperoptic has a line landing. 12-month contracts, with unlimited downloads & no traffic management are offered on 20Mbps, 1... Read More»
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