Bigblu Broadband PLC Quickline's First Rural 5G Site Goes Live
Bigblu Broadband PLC
26 August 2020
Bigblu Broadband plc
('BBB' or the 'Company' or the 'Group')
Quickline's First Rural 5G Site Goes Live
Bigblu Broadband plc (AIM: BBB.L), a leading provider of
alternative super-fast broadband services, is pleased to announce
that its subsidiary Quickline Communications ("Quickline") has
deployed its first rural 5G site in North Yorkshire.
This follows Quickline being selected earlier this year to lead
a GBP6m project to plug the mobile connectivity gap using
innovation to design and build a commercially sustainable multi use
infill network in North Yorkshire, as part of the DCMS funded 5G
Rural Connected Communities Trials and Testbed programme. The MANY
(Mobile Access North Yorkshire) project will focus on bringing 5G
connectivity to the County where 35% of the population currently
has no 4G mobile coverage.
Early trials are positive and is expected to lead to a network
that has multiple uses, both fixed and mobile, delivering ultrafast
speeds to areas suffering from limited connectivity. The deployment
will pass hundreds of premises initially but can then provide for a
scalable commercial deployment for 10's of thousands of properties
over the next 36 months. It is capable of delivering Ultrafast
connections with unlimited data, low latency and high resilience
rivalling full fibre deployments.
Steve Jagger, Chief Executive of Quickline Communications,
"This is an exciting step forward for our business, we continue
to lead the way in connecting the poorly served areas of the UK and
continue to strive for sustainable ultrafast connectivity for all,
wherever you may live or work.
"As one of the UK's largest wireless internet service providers,
Quickline continues to work closely with various Public Sector
bodies and is focused on improving rural connectivity; its
innovative solutions remain appealing to a growing number of
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About Bigblu Broadband plc:
Bigblu Broadband plc (AIM: BBB), is a leading provider of
alternative super-fast broadband solutions throughout Europe and
Australia. BBB delivers a portfolio of super-fast wireless
broadband products for consumers and businesses unserved or
underserved by fibre.
High levels of recurring revenue, increasing economies of scale
and Government stimulation of the alternative broadband market in
many countries provide a solid foundation for significant organic
growth as demand for alternative super-fast broadband services
increases around the world.
In July 2020, BBB announced the conditional sale of its European
Satellite business to Eutelsat and whilst the completion has yet to
be concluded this offers an excellent return for its shareholders
whilst providing a key asset for Eutelsat to solidify its position
in the European Satellite market. With the remaining businesses,
BBB is extremely well positioned to continue growing as it targets
customers that are trapped in the 'digital divide' with limited
fibre broadband options.
BBB provides customers ongoing services including hardware
supply, installation, pre and post-sale support billings and
collections, whilst offering appropriate tariffs depending on the
requirements of each end user.
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