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  1. Though most devices now connect to the internet wirelessly through wifi, 4G, and (in the near future) 5G, most of the internet network actually relies on different types of cables. One of them is fibre optic. Instead of being made of insulated metal wires transmitting electrical signals, fibre optic cables are made of strands of glass transmitting pulses of light.

    Fibre cable effect
  2. At Telcom, thinking differently is at the very core of who we are. We're always on the lookout for new ideas and as a crucial part of that, we're always keen to support and inspire the next generation of talented digital innovators.

    Office desk
  3. A long time has passed since we had to choose between connecting to the internet and using the phone. But, though many can still vividly remember that time, things have changed fast. Over the past 15 years, the average download volume has grown 200 times and, though dial-up was only able to transfer at 56 kbps, the fastest available equipment in the world is capable of handling speeds 178,571 times faster than that.

  4. Superfast internet is becoming more widespread for home customers, and not just big business teams.

  5. At Telcom UK, we welcome the Treasury’s intention to announce a dedicated investment to accelerate the adoption of high-speed internet across the country, and are looking forward to the full Autumn Statement tomorrow.

    Telephone box
  6. Blog category
    •  guide

    Santa vs Internet: who's faster?

    21 December 2016

    How fast is fibre internet in miles travelled, and how does it fare against Santa, who must reach millions of children in just a few hours? Welcome to the ultimate Christmas showdown.

  7. Blog category
    •  opinion

    SpaceX plans to bring internet to outer space

    14 December 2016

    In November, the company took the plans forward by requesting permission from the US government to operate a massive network of over 4,400 satellites to provide high-speed, global internet coverage. The proposal describes an initial launch of 800 satellites to create an orbiting digital communications array to cover the United States initially.

  8. As Manchester establishes its position as a leader in the nation’s digital revolution, connectivity and modern infrastructure are becoming more and more central to the future of the city. This is why landlords and businesses are looking for ways to ensure they can rely on the latest internet infrastructure, that is not only robust enough for today’s needs, but also ready for future uses.