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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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Ofcom makes accreditation tougher - and we couldn't be happier

Wednesday, November 6th 2013

The Ofcom accreditation logo means comparison sites must provide consumers with accurate and transparent information. That’s why it’s so good to hear Ofcom is strengthening the criteria comparison sites like ours have to meet...

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Why broadband is key for house hunters

Wednesday, November 6th 2013

If you’ve ever experienced buffering while trying to watch a favourite show on catch-up TV or found yourself impatiently tapping your fingers waiting for files to download, you’ll appreciate being able to check the available...

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How will 4G growth affect public Wi-Fi usage?

Wednesday, October 30th 2013

Public Wi-Fi networks are more popular than ever. With both the number of hotspots and the volume of data consumed increasing, it seems the UK as a nation has embraced public Wi-Fi and is in no hurry to stop taking advantage of...

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Why you don’t need an iPad Air

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Yes, you. Moreover, I’m sure that you don’t need the new iPad mini either. And this applies if you’ve got a previous generation iPad or not. Now before my iTunes account gets wiped, I’m permanently banned from the...

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Could 4G offer a solution to rural broadband woes?

Friday, October 18th 2013

Earlier this week, EE revealed that a raft of new products and services will be launched this month and next - a lineup that roughly coincides with the first anniversary of the operator's UK-leading 4G network. Perhaps the...

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Why ISPs need to make customer service a key focus

Friday, September 20th 2013

Good customer service is important in any industry, and the communications market is no different. The average consumer may not understand the inner workings of their broadband connection in intimate detail, so it's crucial...

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Figures highlight difference between urban and rural broadband access

Friday, August 9th 2013

There was cause for celebration this week, as Ofcom released figures showing that the average broadband download speed for residential properties had hit 14.7Mbps in the six months up to May 2013, up from just 9.0Mbps in the same...

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