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Wireless broadband trials bring superfast speeds to Welsh village

Wednesday, May 17th 2017

Nominet, better known as the .uk domain name registry, is running a six-month trial with nine households in Llanarth, Monmouthshire, which could lead to an eventual county-wide rollout. The technology is called TV white...

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Openreach pilots new broadband technology in remote Scottish villages

Wednesday, May 17th 2017

Around 60 premises in Clachan and Whitehouse on the Kintyre peninsula and on the island of Eriskay in the Hebrides are testing Long Range VDSL connections. Those connected to fibre infrastructure via long telephone lines...

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BT to show Champions League final for free on YouTube and in VR

Wednesday, May 17th 2017

The matches will also be available to watch for free on the BT website, on BT Sport channels and through the BT Sport app. The Champions League final will be shown in ultra HD, or 4K, on YouTube and in ultra HD with Dolby...

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New Highlands town's first residents get ultrafast fibre broadband

Tuesday, May 16th 2017

GTC is installing fibre to the home (FTTH) infrastructure for the initial phase of 880 homes being built in Tornagrain, a planned community near Inverness. Homeowners moving in will have a choice of five broadband providers...

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Vodafone says problems that led to £4.6m fine have been resolved

Tuesday, May 16th 2017

The company said customer service levels had also returned to those seen before the implementation of the new system in 2015. Ofcom’s investigation into the billing problems, which saw Vodafone fail to credit the accounts...

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Three and Razer to develop mobile tariffs for gamers

Monday, May 15th 2017

The two companies will focus on co-branding “to reach out to the gaming community and youth audience” according to a statement. Three will also distribute Razer’s gaming hardware, software and accessories as well as...

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Openreach to consult broadband providers on future of fibre networks

Monday, May 15th 2017

The company, which manages Britain’s national broadband network, wants to explore the level of support for a large-scale ‘full fibre’ network. It also wants to look at ways of delivering faster speeds to the 3% of the UK...

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Ofcom to investigate rising cost of 118 directory enquiries numbers

Monday, May 15th 2017

The telecoms regulator said the cost of calling 118 numbers has “risen significantly in recent months as fewer people use these services”. It said there are now more than 400 directory enquiries services with call costs...

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Mobile providers prepare for EU ban on roaming charges

Thursday, May 11th 2017

Sky today announced it will drop roaming fees on 1 June, allowing customers to use their monthly texts, calls and data in 36 European destinations as they would at home. But from 15 June, such charges will be banned anyway...

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Leaked Labour manifesto promises 30Mbps broadband for all by 2022

Thursday, May 11th 2017

It also promises “uninterrupted 5G coverage” for urban areas, major roads and railways should Jeremy Corbyn’s party win the General Election on 8 June. The document, initially leaked to the Daily Mirror and Daily...

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