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Major broadband providers go head-to-head in UK countryside

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Broadband giants BT and EE have gone head-to-head in the UK countryside this week with separate rural network-themed announcements. On Monday, EE launched a fixed wireless LTE service in Cumbria while BT revealed developments in its Superfast Cornwall project. The Superfast Cornwall project, which BT Openreach CEO Liv Garfield declared as being at ‘the very…

Vodafone and O2’s 4G broadband begins in Leeds and Bradford

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After almost a year of dominating the 4G market as the only provider of the high speed connection, EE are now facing strong competition from Vodafone and O2 as they begin to rollout their services. O2 have chosen Leeds, Bradford and London as the first cities to have the mobile 4G services which were launched…

Ofcom looks at plans for superfast in-flight broadband

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High-speed broadband could soon be available on flights after Ofcom proposed allocating more spectrum for satellite earth stations mounted on moving vehicles. Following a consultation published last week, the regulator said that it plans to establish a framework that would allow the use of high-capacity Earth Stations on Mobile Platforms (ESOMPs), which would allow for…

O2 announces launch date for its 4G network

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O2 has announced a launch date for their 4G mobile network as the 29th August. Initially only available in London, Leeds and Bradford, the mobile giant plans to rool the service out to another 10 cities by the end of the year. Currently EE has sole control of the 4G market in the UK, offering…

EE attracts 700,000 to 4G broadband network

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Britain’s biggest mobile operator, EE, has reported that nearly 700,000 people have already joined up to its 4G mobile broadband network. As the only company offering the 4G capabilities at the moment, EE have had the monopoly of the market and have been able to attract customers by stealing a march on its closest rivals,…

Ofcom proposes plans for wholesale broadband price cuts

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UK telecoms operator Ofcom has announced proposed plans to reduce the wholesale prices of broadband and telephone lines over the next three years to encourage lower customer bills. The proposals will entail dramatically reducing the cost that BT is able to charge other service providers to use its broadband and telephone lines, which should translate…

Setback for rural broadband roll out

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People living in rural parts of Britain will have to wait longer than expected for high-speed broadband connections in their homes, according to the government. The original plan was to have 90 per cent of the population using superfast broadband by 2015, but the government have extended the target date to 2017, leaving homes in…

BT to challenge BskyB’s pay-TV market dominance

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BT has announced their intent to offer free live coverage of Premier League to its broadband customers. By beginning of offer the free coverage to its customers, it puts BT in direct competition for the market share of the UK’s sports pay-TV market. The announcement comes after BT has won of a three-year deal to…