EE to invest £1.5bn rural network in 3 years

UK mobile operator EE is committed £1.5 billion to the new Signalling the Future’ 3-year network investment plan in expanding LTE and improving rural coverage. The company’s Network Coverage Manifesto expects its 4G footprint to overtake 2G by 2017, when it will cover over 99 percent of the population. It also pledges to offer double-speed… Read more »

EE to use drones for 4G coverage

Improvements in EE’s mobile network will mean its 4G network will operate at double speed for 90pc of the UK population by 2017, and will be available at standard speed to more than 99pc of people, the company claims. The move will see the network’s 4G footprint overtake that of its older 2G service, and… Read more »

BT sport wins rights to more live premier league football matches

BT Sport to show 42 live top-flight Saturday and Midweek matches for 2016/17 to 2018/19 seasons. Matches to be added to line-up featuring exclusive live action from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, FA Cup and top-flight European leagues. BT is to show even more live top-flight football matches on its BT Sport TV… Read more »

500Mbps G.fast to unlock ultrafast speeds says BT CEO

BT CEO Gavin Patterson has set out the company’s ambition to transform the UK broadband landscape from superfast to ultrafast. He revealed that BT plans to deliver much faster broadband for homes and small businesses via a widespread deployment of ‘G.fast’, a technology that BT will test in two pilot locations starting this summer. G.fast… Read more »

Live Football coming up on BT Sport

Barclays Premier League Saturday 31 January 12:45pm Hull City v Newcastle United Saturday 7 February 12:45pm Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal Tuesday 10 February 8:00pm Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Wednesday 11 February 7:45pm Chelsea v Everton Sunday 22 February 12:00pm Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United Sunday 1 March 2:05pm Arsenal v Everton FA Cup Saturday… Read more »

BT Openreach extends rollout, uses microwave-linked cabinet

BT Openreach made several fibre rollout announcements for various parts of the UK during the week of 5 January. The operator said that around 9,800 more homes and businesses in Worcestershire will benefit from a multi-million pound fibre broadband partnership with the county council. BT announced that Westow, a remote village on the edge of… Read more »

BT brings free Wi-Fi to Carlisle

The new outdoor BT Wi-fi network will initially cover most of the city centre and Longtown and is available to thousands of residents, tourists and visitors. It will also support local businesses and will be extended to include Brampton later this month. Mike Blackburn, BT’s regional director in the North West, said: “This exciting project… Read more »

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