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Ofcom to give TV band on 700MHz to mobile operators

November 22nd, 2014 by admin
Ofcom has announced that the 700MHz band of the spectrum will be turned over to the mobile operators by the start of 2022, which was anticipated. The decision will move the spectrum slot of the 700MHz, currently used for Digital Terrestrial TV channels, over to the adjacent slot of the 600MHz band. As the 700MHz band operates at a lower frequency than other bands of the spectrum used for mobile broadband, it can cover a larger area, amongst other benefits, and allows better penetration through w... Read More»

Tesco uses BT to upgrade free in-store WiFi service

November 21st, 2014 by admin
Tesco has announced customers shopping in their Extra or Superstores in the UK, and the Republic of Ireland, will get free WiFi facility deployed by BT in-store. Shoppers can find the WiFi hotspots of BT are available widely, rolled out in the supermarket giant's 806 Tesco Extra and Superstores in United Kingdom and 113 stores found in the Republic of Ireland. According to Tesco, the new network on the superfast WiFi of BT, when used can offer bandwidth up to 76MB, which is actually an upgrade t... Read More»

EE brings out a 4G dongle for in-car usage

November 19th, 2014 by admin
The giant mobile network operator EE, has introduced a 4G WiFi device named Buzzard 2, which is a dongle for vehicles. Buzzard 2 aims to provide high-speed connectivity in cars and vehicles, as it can connect to the cigarette lighter in the cabin, on a 12v connection. It is based on the original 3G dongle of EE and comes with a USB port that can connect or charge other devices. When switched on and connected on 4G network, it will alert the user by an array of lights. EE offers Buzzard 2 for a p... Read More»

Bolt JV company in York set up by Sky, TalkTalk and CityFibre

November 18th, 2014 by admin
A joint venture company called Bolt Pro Tem Limited, has been set up in York, to manage the new fibre broadband network (FTTP) project there, by Sky Broadband, CityFibre and TalkTalk. Its aim is to roll-out a fibre-optic broadband network capable of 1,000Mbps, across York city and 2 more cities in the near future. The company is based in London and incorporated on 3 April, this year. The company has applied for new Code Powers to the regulator Ofcom, to make it easier for street works, obviously... Read More»

Virgin Media cable broadband in Glasgow reaches 5,000 homes

November 16th, 2014 by admin
An additional 5,000 homes will be reached by Virgin Media cable broadband in its 3rd expansion phase, it has been announced by the operator. This extension of their network, capable of 152Mbps speeds, delivering broadband, TV and phone services, follows the ongoing deployment of the lines across East London during August, to reach 100,000 more premises and 5,000 more in North East England, during October, all in this year. The Glasgow coverage is expected to pass Uddingston, Barrhead, Duntocher ... Read More»

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