Calling local authorities – WeLink wants to work with you

Calling local authorities – WeLink wants to work with you

WeLink Communications UK is looking to partner with local authorities in towns and cities with patchy digital connectivity after launching Britain’s first wireless service with speeds of up to one gigabit in Edinburgh.

We are bringing lightning-fast internet speeds to the Old and New Towns where many premises struggle to access decent and affordable broadband. Our pioneering fixed-wireless approach can be rolled out rapidly without the need to dig up streets.

The offering of up to one gigabit is more than 100 times faster than the average UK residential broadband download speed of 80mbps. This means users will be able to stream HD content without pausing or buffering, download and upload large files in seconds and use multiple connected devices at the same time.

Natalie Duffield, chief executive of WeLink Communications UK and vice chair of industry group TechUK’s Local Public Services Committee, said: “Given the growing importance of connectivity in this day and age, communities cannot afford to be left behind. Our wireless technology puts people into the broadband fast lane. We are keen to work with local authorities in towns and cities with patchy coverage to help residents and businesses benefit from lightning-fast connectivity.”

The government wants at least 85 per cent of UK premises to have access to gigabit broadband by 2025. As of May this year, just 38 per cent of UK postcodes were receiving gigabit speeds, according to Ofcom.