Wireless Broadband for Southwark
Superfast wireless broadband to finally reach Southwark.
21:26 12 February 2018
The majority of London residents have access to superfast broadband capable networks that boasts up to 24Mbps. However, a few boroughs in the city still struggle to obtain decent internet connection.
Fortunately, the Southwalk Council has finally set up a new digital strategy toward the end of last year to address the issue. The council has signed a number of lease agreements that will enable operators to install “wireless broadband infrastructure on a number of council owned buildings to supply up to 40MB broadband speeds across 70per cent of the borough.”
As part of the plan, the total number of UKB and CTIL installations on council owned asset will increased to 28 and 25, respectively. The majority of new wireless telecommunications aerials will be hosted on the rooftops of residential housing blocks.
Local ISP Relish Wireless has already begun installing the first of several new masts bringing significantly faster speeds to a few people in the area. The company uses a fixed wireless form of LTE technology in the 3.5Ghz to 3.6GHz bands.
On February 9th, Relish has confirmed that they have also expanded their network into parts of Wandsworthand Lambeth.