UK rural broadband aid approved by EU

Rural areas in the UK will soon receive a ‘superfast’ broadband boost after the UK government received approval to pump £530m into its Broadband Development UK (BDUK) upgrade scheme.

Bluegrass Cellular brings LTE to rural Kentucky

Kentucky based Bluegrass Cellular has announced the launch of a 4G LTE network, a development that comes out of its 2010 agreement with Verizon as part of the latter’s Wireless LTE in Rural America program.

Rural France in line for Europe’s fastest LTE service

The future for fast internet in rural areas in France has received a boost with the announcement by the Éric Besson, Minister of Industry, Energy and the Digital Economy, that mobile operators would be able to acquire two blocks of 15MHz channels in the 800MHz band. One would be used for download and the other dedicated to upload.

Cellular Backhaul over Satellite

Sponsored by: iDirect

This paper looks at the strategies of operators in rural and remote areas as well as available backhaul technologies and how these are enabling profitable networks to be deployed in underserved areas. It includes four case studies from mobile operators that have used satellite backhaul to connect remote areas and generate new revenue.