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Will network consolidation hurt consumer choice?

Friday, March 28th 2014

The inevitable has finally happened – EE has stopped selling Orange and T-Mobile plans online. Consumers can still sign up with the brands if they so desire, either by popping into a high-street store or calling the sales...

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Are we still using Facebook to keep in touch?

Friday, March 7th 2014

According to a 2013 study 71% of adults use social media to stay in touch with current friends and reconnect with old ones[1]. The most successful social network, Facebook started as a tool for students so that they could...

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Rural broadband needs competition, not cash

Wednesday, March 5th 2014

Another week, another tale of rural broadband woe. Property expert Henry Pryor has revealed houses without broadband could be worth 20% less than similar properties with a fast connection[1]. This isn’t surprising to those of...

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MWC 2014 - this year's highlights

Friday, February 28th 2014

After a packed four days of product launches, grand unveilings and hands-on demonstrations, 2014's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona has come to an end. A record-breaking 85,000 attendees and 1,800 exhibitors made the...

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Will ITV Encore capture audience imagination?

Friday, January 31st 2014

ITV caused great excitement this week with the news that it's poised to launch its first new channel in eight years. To be called ITV Encore, the station will - at least initially - be exclusively available on Sky TV, as well...

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Will BlackBerry find a niche in 2014?

Friday, January 10th 2014

Even amid the hubbub of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, BlackBerry managed to make headlines this week - though admittedly, it wasn't announcing new smartphones. First, news broke that the struggling Canadian smartphone...

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Five major events to hit the telecoms industry in 2013

Friday, January 3rd 2014

As you're no doubt aware, 2013 turned out to be a pretty big year for the telecoms industry. With the government pushing forward with efforts to boost superfast broadband coverage, former Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt's...

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Has WhatsApp killed the SMS?

Friday, December 6th 2013

It's something of a cliche to claim that social messaging services have sounded the death knell for the SMS, but recent developments in the mobile space mean it's becoming harder and harder to argue otherwise. Earlier...

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Sports fans to reap benefits of BT and Sky rivalry

Friday, November 22nd 2013

As the battle between BT and Sky over sports TV grows ever-more bloodthirsty, it increasingly seems there'll only be one real winner: the consumer. This month, BT dished out perhaps the deadliest blow of the scrap so far by...

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Community broadband projects boast faster speeds than Virgin's 152Mbps service

Friday, November 15th 2013

Virgin Media made waves this week by promising to launch the UK's fastest widely available broadband service early next year. Set to offer speeds of up to 152Mbps, the new top tier package will hit the market in February...

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