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BT caused charity workers 'stress and grief'

Thursday, May 7th 2015

Paul Richards (pictured with project manager Madeline Denny) is the director of Stay Up Late, a charity that promotes the rights of people with learning disabilities. He said the charity first contacted BT last July about...

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4G mobile signal disrupts Freeview in thousands of homes

Thursday, May 7th 2015

4G masts first started transmitting at the 800MHz frequency two years ago, with Ofcom predicting it would disrupt millions of Freeview boxes. That number has since been scaled down to less than 90,000, but the organisation...

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Skype's name too similar to that of Sky, says EU court

Thursday, May 7th 2015

The General Court of the European Union’s judgement means Microsoft cannot register a trademark for Skype’s name or logo. Microsoft first applied to register a trademark for Skype in 2004, but a year later Sky filed a...

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Record number of fibre broadband customers join BT Openreach network

Thursday, May 7th 2015

During the first three months of 2015, approximately 455,000 customers joined Openreach, BT's local network business. The growth in customer numbers was revealed today as BT published its financial results for the fourth...

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Rule change could make BBC iPlayer available across Europe

Wednesday, May 6th 2015

The European Commission has made a number of suggestions as part of its Digital Single Market strategy. These include modernising European copyright law with the aim of improving people’s access to “cultural content...

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Computers most important device, but we still turn to TV for news

Wednesday, May 6th 2015

The Deloitte Media Consumer 2015 report found that TV is the most popular platform of choice for keeping up to date with international news among all ages surveyed. The 55 and over age group were the most likely to choose TV...

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Europeans are least likely to browse the internet while watching TV

Wednesday, May 6th 2015

This is in spite of Europe having seven of the top 10 countries in a table of territories with the highest level of internet penetration. The Nielsen Screen Wars report, found that just 44% of European TV viewers agreed or...

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Claims that TalkTalk broadband was '99.9% reliable' were misleading

Wednesday, May 6th 2015

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) also criticised the internet service provider for not making it clear that a deal was available to new customers only. The ASA investigated a TV ad for TalkTalk offering free unlimited...

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BT must make mobile plans clear to get authorities’ backing for EE deal

Wednesday, May 6th 2015

Oliver Johnson, from Point Topic, told Cable.co.uk that BT’s takeover of the UK’s biggest mobile network comes at a time when mobile operators are struggling, particularly on the infrastructure side. “Increasingly...

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Vodafone unveils new budget 4G smartphone

Tuesday, May 5th 2015

The provider dubbed the Smart prime 6, which is available on pay-as-you-go, the “best value 4G smartphone on the market”. The new handset has a 5in HD display, an eight megapixel camera, a quad-core processor and runs on...

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