4G hits UK


UK Broadband launches country's first 4G network, way ahead of the large mobile operators

Wireless specialist UK Broadband has today announced that its 4G wireless broadband service, now Broadband, is now available to buy for residents and businesses in areas of Swindon, Southwark and Reading.

The networks provide residents and local businesses with the opportunity to enjoy superfast 4G broadband speeds for the first time in the UK.

now Broadband's fixed wireless 4G LTE broadband service offers superfast broadband via a home router and, with no long term contracts or phone line required, users are provided with a flexible alternative to a fixed broadband connection.

'We are really excited to offer residents and businesses in these areas a unique opportunity to enjoy 4G speeds using our wireless networks,' said Nicholas James,,, CEO at now Broadband. 'Our services offer a truly flexible, hassle free alternative to fixed line broadband services, whether it's at home, work or a customer Wi-Fi solution.

'In terms of business benefits, this service can be either the primary superfast internet connection or provide the secondary or resilient connection to ensure that local businesses and organisations are connected at all times. Always being connected is now an essential requirement in today's business and increasingly cloud based world. It can be extremely damaging if a business loses its internet connection. Wireless broadband provides a low cost, reliable second connection as well as providing significant additional internet capacity to the business,' James said.

UKB is the holder of the largest commercial radio spectrum portfolio in the UK including 124MHz of 4G LTE spectrum in international LTE bands 42 and 43. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of PCCW, the holding company of HKT, Hong Kong telecommunications provider.


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