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North East England gains faster broadband by Virgin Media's latest expansion

October 26th, 2014 by admin
In its second expansion phase, Virgin Media, the major telecoms provider of UK, has announced the expanding of TV, broadband and phone network into more areas of North East England, mostly into places in Stock-On-Tees, Sunderland, Darlington and Hartlepool. A similar announcement made by the operator in August this year, saw 100,000 properties in East London gaining access to their 152 Mbps capable fibre services. This latest expansion work will see adding of some 5,000 homes to their list and t... Read More»

Households need only up to 25Mbps in 2014, opine industry group

October 24th, 2014 by admin
A group of leading members from the telecoms industry, the so-called Broadband 100, has taken a snap survey to find and suggest what today's households need as broadband speed. Up to 25 Mbps download speed was enough for most, was found in the poll. The group with senior figures from the industry representing, amongst others, Deutsch Telekom, Orange, Telstra and cable giant Liberty Global, was formed earlier in the month with the aim to help promote collaboration with governments and between ind... Read More»

Superfast Dorset Phase 3 rollout to reach 9,000 properties

October 23rd, 2014 by admin
As part of a multi-million pound programme to rollout fibre broadband, thousands of homes and businesses across North Dorset will benefit from reliable, faster broadband in 2015. The Superfast Dorset project has announced (on 17th October) that their 3rd phase is under-way and by the spring of 2015, it will be able to deliver to 9,000 properties an improved superast broadband in these communities of the exchange areas of Sturminster Newton, Shaftesbury, Milton Abbas, Marnhull, Hazelbury Bryan, G... Read More»

EE and Vodafone ready to deploy 4G LTE Advanced on their mobile networks

October 22nd, 2014 by admin
The mobile operator EE will soon make use of the latest LTE Advanced and Carrier Aggregation technology, capable of 300Mbps on its 4G network upgrade, in this year, by exiting their trial run, to be deployed live over their network. The trial of this ultrafast 4G upgrade started last year in East London's Tech City. It delivers the 'Catagory6' speeds because it brings together 20Hz of their 1800MHz spectrum band and 20Hz of their latest 2.6Hz spectrum band. The precise date of introduction is no... Read More»

BT's 17 FTTC Cabinets in Shetland Islands have gone live

October 21st, 2014 by admin
Seventeen street cabinets of BT installed in the remote Shetland Islands of Scotland have gone live recently. The Cabinets based on the Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology of BT forms part of a wider programme of the £410 million Digital Scotland partnership. The new link is a fibre-optic cable that connects the Faroe Islands and the mainland of Scotland via the SHEA-2 undersea cable link. This link effectively replaces the old Microwave wireless system of the island's earlier project, thank... Read More»

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