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14th February, 2014 (5 Comments)

Ofcom has preliminarily agreed to a proposal by BTOpenreach that could result in the operator replacing its sliding scale Excess Construction Charges (ECC), at least some of them, on their point-to-point Ethernet Access Direct products with a single setup fee of around £550 +vat.

14th February, 2014 (13 Comments)

Quad-play provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today revealed its latest Q4-2013 (calendar) results, which showed that their total broadband ISP subscriber base added +21,900 new customers during the quarter to total 4,510,500 (up from +13.6k added in Q3 2013). Oddly though, their UK cable network coverage figure fell slightly.

14th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

The London Boroughs of Barnet, Harrow, Haringey and Brent have joined over a dozen others in England’s capitol city to confirm plans for deploying a free public wireless Internet (wifi hotspot) service to local residents and visitors.

13th February, 2014 (2 Comments)

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that providing a link (hyperlinks) between one Internet website and another does not equate to copyright infringement, which is a victory for common sense. Indeed any ruling in the opposite direction would have been almost unworkable to enforce. But there is a caveat in the ruling.

13th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

Residents and businesses in the South Yorkshire (England) town of Doncaster now have the option of going online via Quickline’s “AIRFibre” wireless broadband network, which has just become available in the area.

13th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

The North Yorkshire Police (England) have launched an investigation after a wireless broadband server, which helped to provide Internet access to the local area, was stolen from a mast located close to Newton-upon-Rawcliffe on Sunday 9th February 2014.

13th February, 2014 (5 Comments)

The Northern Ireland Executive (NIE) has announced a £24.5m project, which is part funded by BT and the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme, to make faster Internet speeds available to over 45,000 of the regions most remote rural homes and business premises by December 2015.

13th February, 2014 (5 Comments)

Internet provider PlusNet has slashed the cost of its up to 76Mbps capable superfast ‘Unlimited Fibre Broadband and Calls’ (FTTC) package from £19.99 to just £12.50 a month for the first 9 months of service.

13th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

Consumers that own one of Linksys’s E1000 or E1200 Wireless-N routers (possibly other models too) should take note that the devices appear to be vulnerable to a mass exploit that compromises the router and then forces it to saturate all of the available bandwidth by scanning port 80 and 8080 as fast as possible.

12th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT has opened a voluntary leaver programme for its business in Ireland and Northern Ireland, which some reports claim could result in the loss of 100 jobs. But this is arguably overshadowed by recent recruitment elsewhere.

12th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

Satellite broadband ISP Avanti, along with several other space communications firms, can rest a little easier today after landowner BT agreed a new 999-year lease for the Goonhilly Earth Station, a large telecommunications site located at Goonhilly Downs on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall (England).

12th February, 2014 (16 Comments)

People concerned that wireless radiation from mobile services operating in the electromagnetic spectrum (radio), such as those used for Mobile Phones and Mobile Broadband (e.g. 900MHz and 1800MHz), can rest a little easier today after an 11-year long and £13.6m UK study found “no evidence” of biological or adverse health effects.

11th February, 2014 (1 Comment)

The £25m Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project, which aims to extend BT’s superfast broadband access (25Mbps+) to 90% of Oxfordshire in England by the end of 2015, has revealed the next batch of locations to benefit from the upgrade.

11th February, 2014 (11 Comments)

BT has denied that its commercial investment of £2.5 billion, which is being used to make their superfast broadband (FTTC/P) network available to around 66% of the United Kingdom by Spring 2014 (19 million premises), will complete with significant underspend worth hundreds of millions.

11th February, 2014 (4 Comments)

The £24m Digital Durham project, which is working with BT to make superfast broadband speeds (FTTC/P) available to “around” 94% of local premises by the end of 2016, has finally begun the first phase of its deployment.

11th February, 2014 (4 Comments)

Who needs YouView (IPTV) anyway? The BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Digital UK appear to be considering a third bash at the Internet based catch-up TV game (aka – Freeview Connect) after their last attempt, YouView, ended up becoming more of a commercial customer retention tool for the big broadband ISPs (e.g. TalkTalk and BT).

11th February, 2014 (4 Comments)

It’s already possible to make 2G based voice calls on-board flights (note: not all allow it though) and Ofcom has now launched a new consultation that aims to extend this by enabling the use of 3G (UMTS at 2100MHz) and 4G (LTE at 1800MHz) based Smartphones and related devices on a licence-exempt basis while flying.

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