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Broadband advertising 'battle' will destroy consumer trust

Friday, November 21st 2014

Neil Kelley, senior lecturer in marketing and advertising at Leeds Beckett University, said providers are competing by attacking each other via complaints about their adverts, rather than actively improving their own products,...

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Cost of rural business broadband is 'immoral'

Friday, November 21st 2014

Oli Christie, managing director of mobile games studio Neon Play, said the lack of adequate broadband speeds in his area has forced him to pay £8,000 a year for a fibre optic leased line that can give him the speeds he...

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Mobile customers' internet use driving Three network improvements

Thursday, November 20th 2014

Bryn Jones told Cable.co.uk that Three carries 45% of all the mobile internet traffic in the UK. “When you compare that to the size of our base, which is about 8 million customers, and compare that to EE, O2 and Vodafone our...

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New emergency services network would put public at risk, says expert

Thursday, November 20th 2014

Mike Norfield, CEO of telecommunications specialist TTG, said the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) is being driven by political motives rather than public safety. The programme could see...

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Premier League unlikely to return to terrestrial TV

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Speaking to Cable.co.uk following the announcement of an Ofcom investigation into Premier League TV rights, Rob Wilson, principal lecturer at the Sheffield Hallam University Sport Industry Research Centre, suggested that clubs...

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Government mobile not-spot plans pose 'technical challenges' says Three

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Earlier this month, culture secretary Sajid Javid set out four ideas as part of the government’s plans to eliminate poor mobile coverage. The plans include national roaming – phones switching onto another network when...

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Reliance on copper networks not helping UK broadband customers

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Speaking to Cable.co.uk, Karin Ahl of the Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council said it was very “unfortunate” that the UK, France and Germany are using existing networks to deliver fibre broadband. “The legacy networks...

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EE says 'dark fibre' will deliver gigabit speeds to mobiles

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Both EE and Three last week signed a long-term national framework agreement with fibre optic infrastructure provider CityFibre to overhaul their networks using dark fibre. Professor Andy Sutton, EE’s principal network...

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Ofcom Premier League TV rights probe could give fans more choice

Tuesday, November 18th 2014

Rob Wilson of Sheffield Hallam University told Cable.co.uk: "The way the Premier League sell the rights is through packages. BSkyB will often buy the biggest package that gives them the rights to broadcast most of the games. "If...

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Vodafone: Building developers now prioritising indoor mobile coverage

Tuesday, November 18th 2014

Dr Rob Matthews, senior community manager at Vodafone, told Cable.co.uk: “What we’re finding more increasingly now is where you’ve got developers of new buildings and they start to look at things like connectivity whether...

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