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People on boats, planes and trains could soon enjoy fast broadband on their travels after Ofcom approved the use of new satellite technology.
The UK telecoms regulator has given the green light to the use of so-called earth stations on moving vehicles.
The devices connect to a geostationary satellite orbiting above the equator.
But critics suggest Ofcom should be concentrating on bringing home-broadband services up to speed before focusing on transport.Plans Announced For UK to Get Better Internet When Travelling [bbc.co.uk]
Speeds could be reach around 50Mbps (megabits per second) to a single earth station, which would mean speeds of more than 10Mbps for individual passengers.
"The real solution for internet connectivity on the move in the UK is for there to be a concerted effort to ensure that all the rail network has access to 2G, 3G and 4G services," said Andrew Ferguson, founder of broadband news site ThinkBroadband.