Home  ›  News  ›  Archive  ›  May 2017

Sky launches new service to tackle nuisance calls

Wednesday, May 31st 2017

Sky Talk Shield lets users choose to answer the calls they want and block the ones they don’t before they are connected. Automated calls will be blocked before the phone even rings and when a person calls, users will hear...

Read more

Plusnet radio ads banned after terms and conditions read out 'too quickly'

Wednesday, May 31st 2017

One ad was for a broadband package and the other was for a mobile plan. Both featured the voice of the character ‘Plusnet Joe’. After hearing the ads on 3 March, a listener complained to the advertising watchdog that the...

Read more

Amazon launches live channels on Prime - but you'll need a TV licence to watch

Tuesday, May 30th 2017

Prime members can now add more than 40 premium channels to their account, each for an individual monthly fee. Prices range from £1.49 a month for cooking channel Panna to £9.99 for on demand and live workouts on Daily...

Read more

Government's BDUK superfast broadband spending reaches £550m

Friday, May 26th 2017

An update on the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme shows that grants to local authorities and budget transfers to devolved administrations added up to £550,832,876 in cash terms. So far, BDUK has made superfast speeds...

Read more

EE still the best mobile network in London - but rivals are catching up

Thursday, May 25th 2017

Analysis of the capital’s networks by mobile testing firm RootMetrics saw EE come out on top in three out of six categories. The operator was ahead of its rivals in terms of overall performance, network speed and data...

Read more

O2 to spend millions improving mobile coverage in London

Monday, May 22nd 2017

The operator will install 1,400 transmitters known as ‘small cells’ across the city to increase the capacity of its network and boost both indoor and outdoor signals. It will also build new cell towers and create a...

Read more

Ofcom plans to let consumers switch mobile providers by text

Monday, May 22nd 2017

The regulator is proposing that customers send a free text to the provider they want to leave in order to obtain a unique code. Customers will then need to pass on the code to their new provider, who will then arrange the...

Read more

Gigabit broadband now available to 200m people around the world

Thursday, May 18th 2017

Network testing company Viavi Solutions has updated its online Gigabit Monitor, which tracks current and planned gigabit deployments. It shows that 219m people currently have internet connections of at least 1Gbps available...

Read more

General Election 2017: What the parties say about broadband

Thursday, May 18th 2017

Here, Cable.co.uk takes a look at what each party says it will do for broadband customers and the targets it will set for the industry.Conservatives The Conservative manifesto, launched today, promises to make broadband...

Read more

Broadband provider fined £100,000 for sending millions of spam texts

Wednesday, May 17th 2017

The Hampshire-based firm, which specialises in business connections, sent more than three million texts to Vodafone, O2, EE and Three customers promoting upgrade deals. More than 1,000 complaints were made either directly to...

Read more
PREV
1