Building a new network


IX Wireless is coming to Salford.

IX Wireless is finalising plans to build and maintain a new high-speed broadband network in Salford.

The network will deliver superfast download speeds and increased stability for significantly less cost than other providers.

This is the network Salford has been waiting for.

Digital inclusion in Salford

A study by the Good Things Foundation found that over 8,000 people in Salford are classed as ’digitally excluded.’

Digitally excluded people experience poorer health outcomes, increased loneliness and social isolation, and less access to jobs and education.

That’s why we’ll also bring our ’Internet for Everyone’ campaign to Salford. Created to help bridge the North West’s digital divide, the Internet for Everyone campaign donates free broadband coverage to schools, charities, and community groups.

Building IX Wireless in Salford

IX Wireless uses air-fibre technology to deliver broadband; we’re not a ’dig and cover’ operation.

That means no road closures, zero noise pollution, and minimal disruptions to the local community.

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.

We build faster and more efficiently. And we build in the right way, using 100% sustainable materials for our communication masts.

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.

Streetpoles Installed

Telepoles Installed