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G.fast ultrafast copper great for BT, bad for competition

Monday, November 3rd 2014

Craig Thomas, from telecoms equipment provider Calix, said the much-heralded technology could theoretically provide fantastic speeds but it will be difficult for competitors to current “incumbent” providers to get involved...

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Alternative providers could join forces to rival BT

Friday, October 31st 2014

Mark Collins, director of strategy and public affairs, told Cable.co.uk that CityFibre would not be able to create such a network on its own. But asked if providers could combine to create an alternative to BT he replied...

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People who refuse to get online are 'going to be an issue'

Friday, October 31st 2014

Applied futurist Tom Cheesewright (pictured) said the situation would “come to a head” in local government, as councils and authorities increasingly turn to online services to save cash. Speaking to Cable.co.uk, he said...

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4G+ network puts UK on par with Europe

Thursday, October 30th 2014

Oliver Johnson, chief executive of market intelligence firm Point Topic, said the improvement in mobile data speeds puts the UK “up along with" other European markets. His comments come as mobile provider EE today announced...

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Deaf charity delighted by 'long overdue' BT voice-to-text app

Thursday, October 30th 2014

Susan Daniels, chief executive of the National Deaf Children’s Society, said advances have been made with Text Relay, a text to voice service run by BT, but there is still work to be done. The relay service enables people...

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Vaizey: Public-building wi-fi cash will keep cities 'internationally competitive'

Thursday, October 30th 2014

Speaking as the government announced its plans for free public wi-fi hotspots in 16 cities the digital minister told Cable.co.uk: “This is tremendous news for cities around the UK and a recognition of the growing importance of...

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'There is a Big Brother element' to smart home technology

Thursday, October 30th 2014

Cees Links, founder and chief executive of GreenPeak Technologies, told Cable.co.uk that concerns about connecting people’s homes should be addressed by the companies building the products themselves. GreenPeak makes...

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Campaigners back tougher nuisance call laws

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

The government has published a six-week consultation into lowering the legal threshold before firms can be fined up to £500,000 if they are found to be responsible for nuisance calls or texts. The law currently requires the...

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Brand awareness needed for smart home technology to establish foothold

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

Philip Steele, founder of smart home platform nCube, told Cable.co.uk that telecoms companies have typically failed at “value-added services”, particularly in the UK and Europe. Mr Steele, whose system focuses on...

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Sixteen callouts and counting: Staffordshire man's broadband nightmare continues

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

Michael Challenor (pictured), a joiner from Lichfield, receives an average download speed of 1.2Mbps – significantly lower than Ofcom’s recommended minimum speed of 2Mbps. Mr Challenor had received visits from 12 different...

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