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Vodafone confirms second price hike in two months

Friday, April 28th 2017

The mobile operator has confirmed that out-of-contract pay monthly customers will see between 50p and £3.50 added to their bill. It comes just weeks after Vodafone announced a 3.2% increase based on an adjustment to the...

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Belfast tops list of UK's best mobile networks

Friday, April 28th 2017

Analysis of network performance tests in the UK’s 16 most populated metro areas by RootMetrics saw the Northern Irish city come out on top. Belfast ranked first for network speed, data and text performance, giving it the...

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Government rejects 30Mbps minimum speed for broadband USO

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Digital minister Matt Hancock, during a debate on the Digital Economy Bill yesterday, said there were “serious concerns” about an amendment passed by the House of Lords in February. The change would have seen a Universal...

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Virgin Media adds French, Polish and Russian TV channels to Worldbox app

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

The new Polish Impreza collection available through Virgin’s Worldbox app is aimed at the 900,000 or so Polish nationals living in the UK. It offers four channels including TVP Polonia, the international version of...

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Pure Broadband offers fibre services over GTC utility network

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

The open-access networks built by GTC already offer customers a choice of providers including Direct Save Telecom, Love Your Broadband, Seethelight and Vfast. GTC’s networks, which also carry utilities including gas,...

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Brits 'prefer watching TV on laptop' but most still tune in on a TV set

Tuesday, April 25th 2017

Research by Accenture found that the traditional TV set is the screen of choice for only 25% of UK consumers – down from 56% last year. Accenture’s Digital Consumer Survey shows that 33% of Brits would rather watch TV...

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Investigation: Why broadband in Britain's new-builds is so dreadful only 1 in 20 homebuilders is confident it's even available

Tuesday, April 25th 2017

Only one of the country’s top 20 developers said fibre broadband was available at all of the properties built by them in the past year. Asked what percentage of homes built in the past 12 months had access to superfast...

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Finding a 4G mobile signal in the UK 'a lot easier' than six months ago

Friday, April 21st 2017

OpenSignal, which collects its data from smartphone users who’ve downloaded its app, said all four national operators have seen “substantial bumps” in availability. The company’s latest State of Mobile Networks...

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Ofcom sets out plans to open up BT's broadband network to rivals

Thursday, April 20th 2017

The regulator said last year that Openreach’s network of ducts and poles should be made available for other providers to build their own fibre networks. Openreach, which is in the process of becoming legally separate from...

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Virgin Media Business customers to get 350Mbps broadband as standard

Thursday, April 20th 2017

From Tuesday 2 May, new and existing customers will get download speeds of up to 350Mbps and be able to choose from a range of additional options. Voom Fibre, a new service for small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs), will...

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