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Worldwide mobile broadband speed rankings put UK at 26th

February 25th, 2017 by admin
OpenSignal has come out with its latest 'Global State of Mobile Networks' report and has ranked the United Kingdom for Mobile Broadband at the 26th place in the world. UK has scored an overall speed of 15.13Mbps on mobile networks (3G/4G). Compared against the other major states of EU, such as France, Italy, Spain and Germany, UK comes 3 places below Spain. Although 5 states are reasonably closer to each other, UK has overtaken France, Germany and Italy. However, the rankings could change easily... Read More»

Government pressure on BT and Ofcom to resolve Openreach dispute

February 22nd, 2017 by admin
Government is understood to be putting pressure on BT and Ofcom to resolve their dispute regarding Openreach, as ministers seem frustrated with the stand-off between them. Ofcom had taken a stand on the future of BT's infrastructure subsidiary Openreach, ordering BT to legally separate it and turn it into a distinct company having a board of directors of its own. The regulator is convinced this is necessary to allay its concerns regarding competition. The watchdog believes BT has not done enough... Read More»

Stone in Gloucesterhire installed with 100Mbps wireless broadband access

February 21st, 2017 by admin
A rural English village in Gloucestershire, Stone, will be able to access superfast broadband at speeds of up to 100 Mbps. Residents of Stone have been benefited with a new wireless network, thanks to ISP Rural Broadband (of Oxford) and Wireless Excellence teaming up for the project that has got backing from both the Diocese of Gloucester and the South Gloucestershire Council. Rural Broadband has been allowed to use the top of the 'All Saints Church' here, which overlooks almost all of the villa... Read More»

Deployment of 5G mobile services likely in early 2019, says Ericsson

February 20th, 2017 by admin
According to the head of business unit networks at Ericsson, Arun Bansal, the deployment of 5G mobile service and the first phones using this next generation of mobile network, is likely to be in early 2019. He said operators will soon be bringing 5G out of the lab, to trial a commercial deployment initially and then considering a limited deployment in early 2018. Mass deployment is likely in early 2019, he added. At the Mobile World Congress to be held later this month in Barcelona, Ericsson wi... Read More»

Openreach's Long Reach VDSL trial planned in new locations

February 17th, 2017 by admin
Openreach is going on with the new 'Long Reach VDSL' broadband technology trial, over the FTTC network. The infrastructure provider has announced the next phase that will benefit a list of locations. The trial is a potential option to help deliver the 10Mbps USO that the Government is pressing for in future. The Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme aims to make superfast broadband, on fixed line at +24Mbps speeds, available to 97% of premises in UK, by 2020. However the last 3% is a challengin... Read More»
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