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Vtesse Networks announce rural wireless broadband trial

Vtesse Networks have announced plans to run a super-fast fixed wireless broadband trial in Chapel Plaister, a rural community in Wiltshire. The small hamlet near Corsham comes in the third of the population which the government believe will be, for economic reasons, unlikely to receive broadband above the universal service obligation speed of 2Mbps.

"The Government's Digital Britain report usefully identified the problems of broadband deployment to the Final Third of the population where competition alone may not provide speeds that meet or exceed 2Mbits per second, and where investment in fast broadband infrastructure is unlikely to happen unassisted. We aim to explore the regulatory changes and Government support required to bring equitable and competitive levels of fast broadband service to rural settlements like Chapel Plaister."

Aidan Paul, (Chief Executive) Vtesse)

The wireless trial which will start in early 2010 will test a mixture of point to multipoint, WiMAX and WiFi technologies, and aims to deliver speeds of up to 20Mbps. For further information and to register interest, e-mail [email protected].

Comments

If Talk Talk have anything to do with it, i will stay well clear, in fact if Talk Talk have put money into it I hope it fails.

  • zyborg47
  • over 10 years ago

At least Talk Talk try to do something, and I for one hope they are successful and a rural area gets connected. If we wait for BT we will wait forever, because all they want are the rich pickings in urban areas. Rock on Talk Talk.

  • cyberdoyle
  • over 10 years ago

@zyborg47

Remember BT still has huge debts mounting to £10 bn+, with dwindling profits, they haven't got a lot of leg room.

  • otester
  • over 10 years ago

Have to agree with cyberdoyle, i wouldnt touch talk talk myself but atleast they are trying.

  • CARPETBURN
  • over 10 years ago

Main problem with all ISPs is the contention and limited backhaul. It isn't actually their fault. They have to make a living too. The problem is the bottlenecks in the victorian phone system. Openretch charge far too much for an obsolete service.

  • cyberdoyle
  • over 10 years ago

What's the TalkTalk connection?

  • Somerset
  • over 10 years ago

cyberdoyle - bottlenecks where? Why is backhaul limited?

What's your solution?

It is the fault of the ISPs, they chose to setup.

  • Somerset
  • over 10 years ago

They can have as much backhaul as they want (well, AFAIK BTw are limited by Ofcom somewhat) if they want to pay for it - the trouble is they don't, because consumers won't pay for it. 1 strand of fibre can support many 10s of Gbit/s of backhaul if someone wants to pay for it.

  • KarlAustin
  • over 10 years ago

cyberdoyle tends to make short statements with no back up of detail to explain.

  • Somerset
  • over 10 years ago

I have a stable 6-7mb talktalk connection with seemingly unlimited downloads, unlimited national and international landline calls and line rental for £17.74 a month - I'm happy enough with them.

  • callum9999
  • over 10 years ago

@callum9999

Are you going through LLU or BT?

  • otester
  • over 10 years ago

@Cyberdoyle:What does the phrase "Victorian phone system" have to do with backhaul?

Do you /still/ not understand that backhaul is provided over modern fibre optic cable? There is nothing 'Victorian' about it. It's a very modern, very capable infrastructure.

BT (even BTw) can provide as much backhaul as you can possibly want. It's just that in today's environment the cost would bankrupt you. Blame Ofcom for a large part of that.

  • AndrueC
  • over 10 years ago

@Cyberboyle: "Openretch charge far too much for an obsolete service." Is that really necessary? It would be difficult to make that typing mistake - according to my keyboard.

  • Kaufhof
  • over 10 years ago

"cyberdoyle tends to make short statements"
- proportional to intellect and understanding.

  • herdwick
  • over 10 years ago

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