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money gbp

5th July, 2012 (8 Comments)

BT’s risky £738 million grab of 38 Premier League football games (here) for its BTVision TV (IPTV) service has allegedly sparked rumours in the city that BSkyB (Sky Broadband) could be about to make a bid for arch rival TalkTalk, which may or may not be a good thing.

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5th July, 2012 (0 Comments)

Greentomatocars has allegedly become the first minicab firm in Europe to deploy a free wireless internet (wifi) service across its entire fleet of 300 energy efficient hybrid taxis in London (England). Separately the Alton Towers Resort, which is one of the UK’s biggest theme parks, has deployed a similar service.

fibre optic ftth broadband cable laying

5th July, 2012 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national UK phone and broadband network, has invited ISPs to join its new 3 month proof of concept trial that aims to make providers and their customers more aware of when a Major Service Outage (MSO) has been caused by cable theft. Indeed it’s already helped police to make several arrests.

go on uk logo

5th July, 2012 (0 Comments)

Go ON UK (formerly RaceOnline 2012) has today launched a new national campaign (Go ON Gold) that aims to help disabled people get online. Apparently 43% (4 Million) of disabled people in the UK have never surfed the internet, which equates to roughly half of the UK’s total offline population.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

5th July, 2012 (3 Comments)

Ofcom has today proposed new controls that will “lead to [a] real-terms price reduction” of BTWholesale’s Leased Line services, which are used by businesses, mobile operators and broadband ISPs around the UK. The move is part of the regulators wider review (detailed here) into the country’s £2bn market for business telecoms.

virgin media uk

5th July, 2012 (5 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has revealed that its national UK telecoms network, which is home to 4.4 Million residential broadband ISP subscribers, carried a daily average of 4.2 Petabytes of data during Q1-2012 (4.2 million billion bytes). The volume of data consumption has thus increased by nearly a third in the 6 months from Q3 2011.

internet snooping uk

5th July, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Home Office’s revived Communications Data Bill, which seeks to expand the country’s existing internet snooping laws (data retention) and force ISPs into logging a much bigger slice of everybody’s online activity, is in trouble yet again after it was confirmed that foreign authorities will also be granted access to the data. But how much?

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