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BT 999 tech pinpoints caller location to within 30 metres

Monday, November 10th 2014

AML (Advanced Mobile Location), the product of a collaboration between BT, EE and HTC, can pinpoint the source of an emergency services call to a radius of 30 metres or less – 400 times more accurate than the previous location...

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Not-spot problem is Europe-wide

Monday, November 10th 2014

Speaking as the UK government launches a consultation on how to eradicate partial ‘not-spots’ – areas where there is little or no mobile signal, IDC’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) mobility research manager...

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Apple, Google will kickstart smart home revolution

Monday, November 10th 2014

Stefan Grosjean, CEO of Smappee, which monitors energy consumption of individual home appliances to help people save money, said names like Apple and Google would “unlock the potential” of the smart home market. Apple’s...

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Not-spots more than just a rural problem

Friday, November 7th 2014

Following the launch of a government consultation on how to boost rural mobile coverage, IDC’s EMEA mobility research manager Rosalind Craven told Cable.co.uk: “There’s not only a perception that not-spots are in rural...

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Synchronisation still a problem for TV subtitles

Friday, November 7th 2014

The ‘Measuring live subtitling quality’ report, which examines the accuracy, speed and delay between speech and the corresponding subtitle appearing on screen, found broadcasters are beginning to make improvements. The...

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Existing smart meters benefit companies, not consumers

Friday, November 7th 2014

Stefan Grosjean and Richard Morgan, from energy saving device company Smappee, said current smart meters are not beneficial for consumers, but there to make life easier for the energy companies that hand them out. Smappee clamps...

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Customers petition Ofcom for EE mobile refund

Friday, November 7th 2014

Some 398 people have signed the petition urging Ofcom to instruct EE to pay users’ mobile charges back because they cannot make reasonable access to it and have not been able to despite “many many previous complaints over a...

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50% believe broadband is a human right

Thursday, November 6th 2014

The results of a poll on Cable.co.uk revealed that 50.48% agreed that it was a human right while 45.19% replied that it was not. The remaining 4.33% were unsure. The poll, which asked the question “Do you think broadband is...

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Mixed reaction to government plans for wi-fi in public buildings

Thursday, November 6th 2014

Communications minister Ed Vaizey announced last week that funds from the £150m SuperConnected Cities programme were being used to turn 1,000 public buildings across the UK into wi-fi hotspots. Cable.co.uk spoke to visitors...

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Government position on rural broadband is 'nonsense'

Thursday, November 6th 2014

Mark Collins, director of strategy and public affairs at CityFibre, said the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) rural broadband programme wasn’t ambitious enough and was only ever going to end in BT winning billions in Government...

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