UK Broadband expands wireless service into London

UK Broadband has announced the expansion of IPWireless’s UMTS TD-CDMA wireless broadband service from Thames Valley into parts of London.

UK Broadband has announced the expansion of IPWireless’s UMTS TD-CDMA wireless broadband service from Thames Valley into parts of London.

The service, formerly known as Netvigator, has been rebranded as “now” and has a revised pricing structure. The brand name is already in use in Hong Kong, where the UK Broadband's parent company, the Asian telecoms giant PCCW, operates now Broadband TV.

UK Broadband said its Thames Valley wireless service had captured “a significant proportion of the local broadband growth and a healthy share of the area's total broadband market”, within eight months of its launch last year.

But the company says it will continue to take a “prudent approach” to expansion, with a phased roll-out programme.

PCCW acquired the licences allowing it to operate a wireless broadband service across the country in 2003.

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