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1st December, 2016 - 3:17 pm (0 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has introduced the ‘Travel Data Pass‘ to replace their old ‘Euro Data Pass‘ for Pay Monthly customers, which makes it cheaper to use Mobile Broadband while roaming around an additional 11 countries (including several outside of the EU, such as Australia, UAE, USA, Canada and Thailand).

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28th November, 2016 - 1:49 pm (6 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has criticised the Government’s sudden decision to include mandatory blocking of all “adult” websites into the forthcoming Digital Economy Bill 2017, which they say has “the potential to significantly harm the digital economy.”

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23rd November, 2016 - 1:47 pm (4 Comments)

The Chancellor of the United Kingdom, Philip Hammond, has today given his first Autumn Statement 2016 and revealed a bit of extra detail about the plan to encourage investment worth £1bn+ towards the roll-out of ultrafast pure fibre optic broadband (FTTP/H) and 5G Mobile. Business rates will also be cut.


16th November, 2016 - 2:20 pm (0 Comments)

A unique distributed Internet Exchange (IX) for remote and rural networks in Scotland and the United Kingdom, RemIX, has won the “Future-proof and quality of service” category of the European Commission’s (EC) annual 2016 European Broadband Awards event, which was held on Monday.


7th November, 2016 - 10:59 am (2 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, claims to have found “reasonable grounds for believing” that some of EE’s customers may have received inaccurate bills that “over-[charged] them for calls they made to its customer service number, 150, whilst roaming in the EU.”


10th October, 2016 - 10:32 am (28 Comments)

The European Commission has published a new Analysys Mason study that examines the cost of, among other things, providing 1Gbps capable fixed line broadband connections to all residential areas across the 28 EU member states, which for now still includes the United Kingdom.

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21st September, 2016 - 12:29 pm (3 Comments)

The European Commission has today proposed a revised Fair Use Policy (FUP) for their plan to end EU mobile roaming charges from 15th June 2017 (i.e. any call, text or data allowances will come from your domestic plan), which replaces the one that was withdrawn almost as soon as it was announced.


15th September, 2016 - 5:39 pm (62 Comments)

Politicians and their “facts” often give us a headache and today it’s the turn of the Labour Party’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who claims that the United Kingdom has some of the “slowest and most expensive broadband” among the 35 members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.


15th September, 2016 - 1:47 pm (1 Comment)

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has today ruled that operators of free (no password required) public WiFi hotspots cannot be held liable for copyright infringements (Internet piracy) committed by users on their networks, but there’s a password-attached catch.


14th September, 2016 - 12:26 pm (17 Comments)

The European Commission has officially unveiled its future Connectivity proposals, which among other things include a new target for “all European households” to get a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps+ by 2025, with businesses and the public sector being told to expect 1Gbps+.

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14th September, 2016 - 11:48 am (2 Comments)

The European Internet Services Providers Association, which represents ISPs from across the UK and EU, has warned that the European Commission’s new Digital Single Market proposals include “regressive” measures that could make ISPs more responsible for the activity of their users.


12th September, 2016 - 1:56 pm (2 Comments)

The European Union’s plan to end mobile roaming charges from 15th June 2017 (i.e. any call, text or data allowances will come from your domestic plan), which will also apply to the UK until we leave in a few years’ time, has been thrown into confusion after a key part of the policy was withdrawn.

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8th September, 2016 - 7:27 am (10 Comments)

A leaked document has revealed that the European Commission could be about to relax its regulation of the telecoms market (this would also affect the United Kingdom) in order to encourage the roll-out of faster broadband into rural areas, which might allow the use of state aid for closed networks.

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5th September, 2016 - 2:22 pm (0 Comments)

The Chairman and CEO of Telefonica SA, Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete, seems to have all but confirmed that their UK mobile operator sibling, O2, could be floated on the market via an Initial Public Offering (IPO) by the end of 2016, which follows the collapse of their proposed £10.25bn merger with Three UK.

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