UK Broadband scales back wireless roll-out

By Derek Sooman on November 25, 2004, 3:02 PM
There are rumours emerging that UK Broadband, a company who has undertaken a nationwide roll-out of its wireless broadband service using the 3.4GHz spectrum in the UK has found the rollout to be too costly, and may be abandoning it. A report in the Financial Times today has suggested the company had decided it would be too costly to roll out the service to all parts of the UK.

UK Broadband has said that they are still considering many different rollout strategies, and are still undecided. One plan merely rolls out the broadband to a small area; another would cover about 75 per cent of homes in the UK. But with analysts estimating that a nationwide rollout would cost something like £1 billion, itís not hard to see that this just may be too expensive to implement at this time.




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