Building a new network


IX Wireless is on its way to Bolton.

We’re working on final plans to build and maintain a new high-speed broadband network across Bolton and the surrounding areas.

The network will supply enough download speed and stability to support seamless streaming, superfast gaming, online learning, and crystal-clear video calls for remote workers.

This is the network that Bolton needs and deserves.

Digital inclusion in Bolton

IX Wireless is looking to partner with local schools, charities, and community groups that could benefit from free internet.

We donate 20% of network coverage to local good causes whenever we complete a new build.

It’s part of our Internet for Everyone campaign, an initiative to ensure nobody gets left behind in this increasingly digital world.

Building IX Wireless in Bolton

IX Wireless is not a dig and cover operation.

Instead, we use air-fibre technology to deliver broadband directly to residential and business premises.

We don’t close or dig up roads, minimising noise pollution and any other disruptions to the local community. And we use 100% sustainable materials in our communication masts.

Code powers from Ofcom permit us to construct electronic infrastructure on public highways, and our ’permitted developments’ licence means we don’t have to apply for planning permission before beginning a new build.

Communication strategy

We maintain an open and consistent communication strategy with the public during every stage of a network installation.

Our communication policy includes:

  • Keeping the local community informed on upcoming builds
  • Site notices no later than four weeks in advance where possible
  • Confirmed start date letters posted to local properties no later than ten days in advance where possible

And we always encourage community members to offer feedback or suggestions for improvement.

How the network delivers full fibre broadband

Our cabinets are directly linked to data centres, which sends fibre to the cabinet.

Our telegraph poles then carry fibre cables overhead from the cabinet to our transmitter (broadcasting mast).

The fibre signal is then sent wirelessly from the transmitter to a small receiver fitted to the property.

The transmitter is cabled directly to the router, delivering fibre speeds to the router.

Telepoles Installed