Feeds

BT trials mesh in Wales

Pinch punch

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

BT Wholesale is to trial mesh radio technology in Wales as part of the monster telco's bid to broaden the availability of broadband in the UK.

Mesh radio works on the principle that a small radio antenna installed at each household or business, transmits on to neighbouring users to form a network or "mesh".

This approach does away with the need for large antennae or masts used to transmit to each individual customer in traditional point to multipoint wireless solutions.

Around 100 households will take part in the trial, which covers an 80km squared area around Pontypridd including Llantrisant, Beddau and Newtown Llantwit and surrounding villages.

The trial is due to last until the end of the year.

BT reckons this trial "shows [its] commitment to looking at ways of delivering broadband economically to more rural areas and extending the boundaries of broadband Britain."

Bless their cotton little socks.

Separately, BT's broadband registration scheme went live today.

The service should act as a barometer for demand in areas currently not served by ADSL. If enough people per exchange area commit to broadband then BT will upgrade it to DSL. ®

Related Story

Broadband sales surge ahead of DSL price cuts
BT to map broadband demand

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
EE fails to apologise for HUGE T-Mobile outage that hit Brits on Friday
Customer: 'Please change your name to occasionally somewhere'
Time Warner Cable customers SQUEAL as US network goes offline
A rude awakening: North Americans greeted with outage drama
Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'
Games disrupted as firm struggles to control network
We need less U.S. in our WWW – Euro digital chief Steelie Neelie
EC moves to shift status quo at Internet Governance Forum
BT customers face broadband and landline price hikes
Poor punters won't be affected, telecoms giant claims
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?