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1st August, 2014 (7 Comments)

Nominet, which handles the registry of .uk Internet domains, is no stranger to controversy and some of their decisions over the years have caused plenty of head scratching. The latest bit of fun seems to be as a result of their new .uk rules, which have allowed typos for UK sites (e.g. bbc.c.uk, google.c.uk and hsbc.c.uk) to go to a different server (you can do it for almost any .uk or .co.uk domain).

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1st August, 2014 (4 Comments)

Some 23,000 of BT’s employees, specifically those that joined the operators five-year “saveshare” plan in 2009 under which they’ve saved between £5 and £225 every month until now, look set to receive a pay-out in shares that will be worth an average of over £49,000 each as the plan matures (assumes a saving of £124 per month was made).

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1st August, 2014 (0 Comments)

A team of scientists working at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has broken a new record after they were able to use a single laser to transmit data speeds of 43Tbps (Terabits per second) over a single fibre optic cable, which is important because this kind of setup is arguably reflective of a real-world environment.

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1st August, 2014 (10 Comments)

The UK Citizens Advice agency has criticized the “arbitrary cancellation fees” that some UK consumers face when attempting to switch broadband ISPs, with the average cost of such charges apparently coming out at £190 with peak fees of up to £625 being reported. Poor broadband speeds, connection faults and bad support are some of the key reasons why people switch.

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1st August, 2014 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (Everything Everywhere) has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that their new “superfast” 4G (LTE at 1800MHz, 800MHz and 2.6GHz) based Mobile Broadband network will not reach its originally predicted UK coverage target of 98% (population) by the end of 2014 and will instead fall short at 90%.

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1st August, 2014 (1 Comment)

The UK telecoms and media regulator has, following concerns from some of the major Mobile Network Operators, today launched another consultation on their controversial and Government-backed plans for a massive hike in annual licence fees for the 900MHz and 1800MHz radio spectrum bands. But the revised fees are still high.

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