CEO, Net America Alliance: “With our hosted solution and operational tool set our members can be generating revenue within an hour of a tower going live.”

Roger Hutton, CEO, Net America Alliance

We speak to Roger Hutton, CEO, Net America Alliance is delivering a keynote address on Day Two of the LTE North America conference, taking place on the 21st-22nd November 2013, in Dallas, Texas, USA.

UK rural broadband aid approved by EU

Fibre-optic broadband is coming to rural UK after EU approves scheme

Rural areas in the UK will soon receive a ‘superfast’ broadband boost after the UK government received approval to pump £530m into its Broadband Development UK (BDUK) upgrade scheme.

Bluegrass Cellular brings LTE to rural Kentucky

Kentucky now has LTE thanks to the Verizon LTE Rural America program

Kentucky based Bluegrass Cellular has announced the launch of a 4G LTE network, a development that comes out of its 2010 agreement with Verizon as part of the latter’s Wireless LTE in Rural America program.

Director general, Grupo Salinas Telecom, Colombia: “Under-served areas have high growth potential”

Samer Salameh is director general, Grupo Salinas Telecom, Colombia

Samer Salameh is director general, Grupo Salinas Telecom, Colombia and is taking part in a panel discussion on innovative business models on Day One of the Broadband World Forum 2012. Ahead of the show we speak to him about the major milestones that company has reached over the past year and what its major challenges for the future.

Rural France in line for Europe’s fastest LTE service

France's rural areas could eventually have the fastest mobile broadband around.

The future for fast internet in rural areas in France has received a boost with the announcement by the Éric Besson, Minister of Industry, Energy and the Digital Economy, that mobile operators would be able to acquire two blocks of 15MHz channels in the 800MHz band. One would be used for download and the other dedicated to upload.

Cellular Backhaul over Satellite

Sponsored by: iDirect

This paper looks at the strategies of operators in rural and remote areas as well as available backhaul technologies and how these are enabling profitable networks to be deployed in underserved areas. It includes four case studies from mobile operators that have used satellite backhaul to connect remote areas and generate new revenue.