The EU has chosen its satellite broadband providers, but it seems UK telecoms and media regulator Ofcom is still undecided about how to regulate the service at UK street level. Inmarsat Ventures and Solaris Mobile have won the EU contracts, but the firms must negotiate with each territory’s regulator to sort out the finer points of delivery. A disagreement between the broadband providers and Ofcom over charging structures has been rumbling on since November, but the regulator has indicated it will release a statement in the next couple of weeks outlining its stance. Satellite broadband is pressing for those regions not serviced by a decent broadband connection, but in the UK it’s not such a huge problem as ADSL has transformed the way swathes of users access the internet.
Ofcom locks horns with EU satellite broadband providers
May 18th, 2009 by Music Ally