Building a new network


The wait for high-speed broadband in Oldham and surrounding areas is ending, thanks to IX Wireless. We`re working on final

plans to build and maintain a reliable network that will provide enough download speed and stability for seamless streaming,

superfast gaming, online learning, and remote workers.

Digital inclusion in Oldham

Local schools, charities, and community groups that could benefit from free internet access are encouraged to partner with IX Wireless.

We`re committed to giving back to the community, so we donate 20% of our network coverage to local good causes and organisations whenever we complete a new build.

We call it the Internet for everyone campaign. It`s our way of ensuring that everyone has access to the internet, even when they can`t afford it.

Planning considerations

IX Wireless is changing the game when it comes to broadband installation. We use air-fibre technology to deliver high-speed internet directly to residential and business premises, avoiding the need for disruptive dig and cover methods.

Our communication masts are made from 100% sustainable materials.

We have the necessary permits from Ofcom to construct our infrastructure on public highways. And, thanks to our permitted development licence, we can get started on a new build without having to apply for planning permission.

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.