‘Cut off’ remote Scottish village is now a thousand times better off!

After being told they would have to pay tens and possibly hundreds of thousands of pounds to get decent broadband speeds, the long-suffering residents of the small village of Stormontfield on the banks of the Tay decided to take matters into their own hands. With support from Perth and Kinross Council, the community worked with […]

We’re winners………

Broadway Partners has won the “Most Viable 5G Use Case” award at the 5G Realised conference in London – for our deployment of 60GHz mesh radio in Llanndewi Rhydderch, Monmouthshire, delivering Gigabit-capable service to a rural community. Huge congratulations to Broadway’s great team of engineers and to CCSL, and thanks to DCMS and Monmouthshire Council […]

Broadway Partners takes home the INCA Technical Innovation Award

It was all smiles from our CEO Michael Armitage when Broadway Partners scooped the award for Technical Innovation at the inaugural INCA awards in London on Monday 5th November, for our pioneering work with TV White Space to help provide superfast broadband to hard-to-connect rural areas. The INCA Awards have been launched to celebrate the […]

Five ISPs Express Interest in Delivering 10Mbps UK Broadband USO

Ofcom has revealed that only BT(Openreach), KCOM, Hyperoptic, Quickline and Broadway Partners have expressed a formal interest in becoming suppliers for the new Universal Service Obligation (USO), which from 2020 will make it possible for anybody in a slow speed area to request a broadband speed of at least 10Mbps. The USO is largely expected to focus on catering […]

Advertised broadband speeds ‘lowered by 41%’ following ASA ruling

Following recent changes to advertising rules the majority of broadband providers have been forced to cut the headline speeds they advertise, according to research by Which?. An analysis of the biggest broadband providers has found that, since new rules were introduced by the Committees of Advertising Practice in May, 11 major suppliers have had to […]

New TV White Space Radio Put Through Their Paces

Broadway is pleased to report a further successful trial of the next generation of TV WhiteSpace (TVWS) radio. Using equipment supplied by US company HuWoMobility, and working with UK spectrum database services provider Nominet, Broadway has demonstrated consistent download speeds of more than 50Mbps, across wooded and hilly terrain that would defeat conventional radios. Previous […]

Rural residents hang up on mobile banking, regulator finds

Consumers in rural areas of the UK are far less likely to use their smartphones for banking than their urban counterparts, a survey says. The findings, from the UK’s financial regulator, are set to reignite the debate over bank branch closures – particularly in rural locations. However, its report also suggests that those in rural […]

Getting 5G ready with spectrum sharing

Connectivity is a pressing issue in our digital age, and is not as ubiquitous as many assume. Superfast broadband has an availability of 95% in urban areas, but just 66% in rural villages. Those living in isolated areas should not be denied the same connections of city dwellers, yet they continue to struggle to access the […]

Broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) – Broadway Has The Answer!

We note that DCMS (the Department responsible for telecoms policy) has today, 30th July, published a Consultation Document around the proposed USO initiative. This sets out the Government’s initial position, informed by last year’s consultation exercise and subsequent technical assessment carried out by Ofcom, that there should be a 10Mbps threshold, that excess costs should […]