Pipex

Pipex brings WiMAX under Freedom4 brand

UK wireless broadband operator Pipex Wireless is rebranding its services as Freedom4 ahead of a expansion into Manchester. Building on its existing presences in Milton Keynes and Warwick, Freedom4 is now gearing up to roll out its commercial offering in Manchester. The operator provides WiMAX-based internet services with symmetrical upload and download speeds of up […]

Only BT left in running for Pipex

UK incumbent telco BT is understood to be the only interested party left in the running for ISP Pipex, after Carphone Warehouse reportedly dropped out of the bidding. The UK broadband provider put itself up for sale last month. Pipex has 570,000 broadband customers. Speculation on BT’s interest in the service provider has been floating […]

Virgin ready to buy Pipex – reports

Virgin Media is poised to buy British broadband provider, Pipex Communications, according to reports. The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday – without citing sources – that the investment bank, UBS which is advising Pipex, is seeking first-round bids for the company by Friday. The paper reported that British incumbent BT, is also interested in the firm. […]

Virgin ready to buy Pipex – reports

Virgin Media is poised to buy British broadband provider, Pipex Communications, according to reports. The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday – without citing sources – that the investment bank, UBS which is advising Pipex, is seeking first-round bids for the company by Friday. The paper reported that British incumbent BT, is also interested in the firm. […]

Pipex considers sale, appoints advisor

UK telecoms and internet hosting company, Pipex Communications, said Monday that it was looking at various options including a sale of the company. The company said the investment bank UBS, had been appointed as its advisor. Following a story in the British paper, The Sunday Express, Pipex said Monday: “This process is at a very […]

Pipex steps up UK WiMAX trials

UK ISP Pipex Wireless is gearing up for its second commercial trial of WiMAX services, over three sites in the Leamington Spa and Warwick areas of the UK. In partnership with National Grid Wireless, Warwick District Council and Intel, the service provider will be trialling leased line replacement, VoIP and dedicated broadband. Pipex Wireless intends […]

Carphone, Pipex slapped for silent calls

UK communications regulator Ofcom rapped the knuckles of Carphone Warehouse and Pipex on Friday, for causing annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety through ‘silent calling’. Silent calls occur when the automated calling systems typically used by call centres for telemarketing, market research and debt collection, generate more calls than the available call centre agents can manage. So […]

Pipex intros new private DSL network

UK ISP, Pipex this week announced the launch of its Secure Private Network product, which it claims is a more secure replacement for VPN tunnels connecting remote offices with corporate LANs. The firm says the product extends the security perimeter, making security services inherent in the network, in order to defeat ‘morphed’ threats. Essentially, the […]

Pipex in £12m Cable and Wireless deal

The UK’s Pipex Group has paid £12m to boost its broadband customer base, by buying 118,000 residential and small business customers from Cable and Wireless’ Bulldog arm. Separately, Pipex has signed up to use Cable and Wireless’ unbundled local loop (LLU) access network, which will cover 800 exchanges. Pipex uses a hybrid network – a […]

Milton Keynes gets WiMAX

Milton Keynes, (in)famous for its concrete cows, has been revealed as the first UK town to get a taste of WiMAX wireless broadband. UK wireless broadband licensee, Pipex, which is presently trialling the technology in the 3.6GHz spectrum band in Stratford-upon-Avon, said last week it is on track to roll out commercial services in 2007. […]

Pipex trumpets WiMAX success

UK wireless broadband licensee, Pipex Wireless, said Wednesday it is on track to roll out commercial services in 2007, following successful testing of WiMAX technology. Pipex Wireless, a joint venture between the Pipex ISP and Intel, recently completed the latest phase of its 3.6GHz WiMAX trial in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, in partnership with kit supplier Airspan […]

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