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WWE 'Netflix for wrestling fans' cancelled at eleventh hour

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

The WWE Network, an around the clock subscription service showing live events and on-demand content, was due to launch for UK audiences at 8pm on Monday 3rd of November. However, at 7.39pm GMT, 21 minutes before the launch, the...

Campaigners: Rural broadband inquiry is a step 'in the right direction'

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee has launched an inquiry looking at the current broadband coverage in rural areas and new “digital-only services”, such as applications for Common Agricultural Policy...

Innovation won't solve rural fibre broadband difficulties

Monday, November 3rd 2014

Ranulf Scarbrough, Superfast Cornwall Programme Director for BT, said 92% of premises in the area are now connected, with the project on track to beat its current 95% target. Mr Scarbrough told Cable.co.uk that he was proud of...

Government is investing in dead-end broadband solutions

Monday, November 3rd 2014

The Japanese technology company pulled out of a procurement process for government funding to deliver fast broadband to rural areas last year. The funds were subsequently awarded to the sole bidder – BT Openreach, which is now...

Internet of things needs more than 'a huge bunch of dumb devices'

Monday, November 3rd 2014

Ian Wakeman (pictured), managing director of TribeHive, said ‘dumb devices’ connecting to the internet to transmit data could do so more efficiently. The company produces an app which fans can download to connect with...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

'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...

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...

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...

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...

Head of deaf charity slams lack of subtitles on streamed content

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

Susan Daniels (pictured), chief executive of the National Deaf Children's Society told Cable.co.uk: “Mainstream broadcasting, the BBC, ITV and so on are doing pretty well as far as access for children and young people who use...

Government broadband plans: UK businesses 'not part of the agenda'

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

Craig Thomas, director of international field marketing at telecoms equipment firm Calix, told Cable.co.uk that businesses are being treated unfairly compared to their residential counterparts in some cases. Mr Thomas’s...

Smart home market will 'dwarf' smartphones

Monday, October 27th 2014

Cees Links, founder and chief executive of wireless home network company GreenPeak Technologies, said after the smartphone, the smart home will be the next big revolution. GreenPeak makes controller chips for smart homes and...

Alcatel boss: G.fast will bring higher speeds sooner

Monday, October 27th 2014

Stefaan Vanhastel, marketing director for the Wireline Division at Alcatel-Lucent, told Cable.co.uk that G.fast technology can speed up the arrival of fibre to the home. He said: “G.fast is basically, for all practical...

Broadband providers should 'forget the speed'

Monday, October 27th 2014

Craig Thomas, director of international field marketing at telecoms equipment company Calix, said education is key in the development of broadband networks across the world. Mr Thomas, who also said that new competitors in need...

'Geeky' Brits to thank for better broadband

Friday, October 24th 2014

Alex Salter (pictured) told Cable.co.uk that people’s willingness to volunteer for “geeky” projects sets the UK apart from other countries. SamKnows measures the speed and quality of broadband in properties using devices...

Two thirds of anti-virus users have infected PCs

Friday, October 24th 2014

Thibaut Briere, marketing, strategy and communications director at Alcatel-Lucent, told Cable.co.uk that new solutions were needed to make home devices safer because rates of spyware and malware infection are getting worse. ...

Europe needs to 'change the rules' for broadband providers

Friday, October 24th 2014

Craig Thomas, director of international field marketing at the company, said it would take competitors challenging the "incumbent" service providers, as had happened in the United States, to generate the same levels of...

Vimeo boss: 4K to browsers sooner than you think

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

The video sharing website is working on streaming videos in 4K but Mr Pile said doing so in a browser window was still a work in progress. He told Cable.co.uk: “We’ve been experimenting with playing 4K back in the browser...

Ultrafast copper better for 30% who don't want a hole in their house

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

Robin Mersh (pictured), chief executive of Broadband Forum told Cable.co.uk that the development, known as G.fast, could provide fibre-like speeds but without the disruption of fibre installation. Speaking at the Broadband...

Digital innovation: Europe 'losing ground' says Kroes

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

In an interview at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, subsequent to her final major speech in her current role, she said Europe would have to be united if it is to regain a position in the "driver's seat" when it comes to...

Cloud storage vulnerable warns Ericsson VP

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Magnus Furustam, head of product area cloud systems, said that information governance and security are key when it comes to clouds. Speaking at the Broadband World Forum, Mr Furustam told Cable.co.uk, "Clouds are by nature...

UK broadband providers criticise 'biased' report

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

The Gigabit Broadband Services report from market research company Broadbandtrends identified that a “surprising” percentage of providers are not using pre-registration to gauge interest in their service. Furthermore, the...

Internet of things will play major role in ultrafast broadband growth

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Lincoln Lavoie, senior engineer at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory, predicted that the internet of things will play a major role in the growth of ultrafast broadband. Speaking to Cable.co.uk at the...

Ericsson VP: 'What 5G will bring is even more reliable networks'

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Magnus Furustam, head of product area cloud systems at the company, said networks are undergoing "stepwise evolution" heading towards global cloud-based networks. He said at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam: "I think a...

Interview: Hugo Pickering, chief executive officer, Cotswolds Broadband

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

We spoke to chief executive officer Hugo Pickering about the success of Cotswolds Broadband, the challenges of rural locations, making a difference in small communities and open access to the internet. How have Cotswolds...

Welsh Government broadband claims based on report that doesn't mention Wales

Monday, October 20th 2014

Julie James, the deputy minister for skills and technology, said 96% of premises in Wales would be “able to access faster internet speeds” as she launched year three of the Superfast Cymru programme last week. When asked for...

Interview: Dana Tobak, managing director, Hyperoptic

Monday, October 20th 2014

We caught up with Hyperoptic managing director Dana Tobak to find out more about the past, present and future of the gigabit broadband provider. Tell us about how Hyperoptic got started and how you found yourself in your...

Public broadband funding could 'exacerbate' digital divide

Friday, October 17th 2014

Tavish Scott, MSP for the Shetlands told Cable.co.uk that despite the trumpeted arrival of fibre-based broadband to the islands, many rural and island communities still had not been given a date for improvements. He told us,...

Strong 'business case' for gigabit broadband, claims Alcatel boss

Friday, October 17th 2014

Mathew Pitt-Bailey, director of product communications at Alcatel-Lucent, said the industry needs to embrace the “buzz” around gigabit broadband. Speaking to Cable.co.uk ahead of next week’s Broadband World Forum...

Alternative network providers lack 'substance'

Friday, October 17th 2014

Ben King (pictured), chief executive officer of Warwicknet, told Cable.co.uk that expansion will see the company serving 200 business parks in the next three years. Introducing Warwicknet, which provides network connectivity...

Doubt cast over validity of internet addiction

Friday, October 17th 2014

Speaking to Cable.co.uk, chartered psychologist Alan Redman said new technology always brings fear of how it will affect the human brain but it will be a long time before any conclusive answers are found, if ever. His comments...

Government not solely responsible for unspent broadband millions

Thursday, October 16th 2014

Only 3,000 small businesses out of a predicted 200,000 have received vouchers, intended to cover the cost of broadband installations, since the launch of the scheme in 2013. Nicholas Sheppard from Brighton-based Optanet, a...

Internet should be 'for everybody' says rural broadband boss

Thursday, October 16th 2014

Hugo Pickering, Chief Executive Officer of Cotswolds Broadband, also discussed how being tenacious and working towards this goal has helped the company grow. Talking to Cable.co.uk, he said: “It’s tenacity. My history with...

One in five may still be without 100Mb broadband in 2020

Thursday, October 16th 2014

Oliver Johnson, Chief Executive of market intelligence firm Point Topic believes the government and Ofcom should facilitate equal access to fibre broadband services. He predicts that by 2020 75% of the UK will have access to...

ISPA: Government has 'failed' to foster debate on privacy

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

The Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA UK) said amendments to laws on the storage of people’s data had been made without “meaningful scrutiny” and urged the government to listen to public and industry views on...

Long road ahead for Samsung's wi-fi ambitions

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

Yesterday the firm announced the development of wi-fi technology that would allow data to be transmitted at speeds of up to 4.6Gbps – five times faster than the maximum 866Mbps possible with current existing consumer...

Broadband a human right – 'if you can afford it'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

In a poll of leaders from global telecoms, media and technology, nearly three quarters said that access to broadband is now a human right. But 20% instead agreed with the answer "yes, if you can afford it". The results were...

Net neutrality not in UK 'public conscience'

Monday, October 13th 2014

Mark Dawson, head of production at the Broadband World Forum, an annual telecoms, media and technology event in Amsterdam, said the issue – a hot topic in America – has not yet hit “mainstream public conscience” in the...

Security experts issue warning to smartphone users

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

Graham Cluley (pictured), an independent security analyst, said he was concerned about the outcome of a survey of black cab drivers, showing around half of phones left in cabs were not locked. Speaking to Cable.co.uk, Mr...

Slow broadband 'slowing down' pupils, says headmaster

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

Treffos School, on the Isle of Anglesey, has 140 pupils and its broadband speed dropped from 4Mbps to 2Mbps a year ago. Speaking to Cable.co.uk, headmaster Dr Stuart Humphreys (pictured) said: “The broadband is so bad I...

Passengers reject in-flight mobile use

Friday, October 3rd 2014

This week, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) authorised airlines to permit calls and the sending and receiving of texts and data. Previously passengers could only use their device before and after take-off and only in...

Campaigners concerned by smartphone car crash link

Friday, October 3rd 2014

Road safety groups said new technology is helping people do more with their phones while driving, putting them and other motorists at increased risk. Figures from the Department for Transport show that the number of accidents...

Demand for music boosts smartphone sales, argues BPI

Thursday, October 2nd 2014

Britons' appetite for buying music is helping sales of mobile devices to surge in the UK, a new report has claimed. According to research from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), every one per cent increase in the...

Fans back Premier League TV rights probe

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Identifying the link between the multi-billion pound TV rights market and the spiralling cost of tickets, a Football Supporters Federation spokesperson told Cable.co.uk: “This is certainly an issue that fans will be keeping an...

iPhone bending is “no big deal”

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

The issue was reported around the globe, with videos showing the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus bodies being bent. Professor Neil Alford (pictured), head of the department of materials at Imperial College London, said Apple would have...

Providers respond to minister’s rural mobile challenge

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Sajid Javid told the Conservative Party Conference that it was “simply not good enough” that some areas of the countryside still lacked a decent mobile signal. But mobile providers said operators already invest more per...

iPhone 6 anger driven by smartphone ‘arms race’

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

The launch of Apple's latest smartphone was followed rapidly by claims by some users that the device could be bent out of shape in someone’s pocket. But as “bendgate” became the latest controversy surrounding a new...

BT ultrafast broadband hopes ‘not viable’ says industry

Friday, September 26th 2014

The tests of a system called “G.fast” are designed to show that broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps can be achieved using a mix of the existing copper network and some fibre optic cables. However, gigabit broadband providers...

Industry responds to Labour ultrafast broadband pledge

Thursday, September 25th 2014

Labour Digital, an influential group of digital experts and MPs, used the annual party conference in Manchester to promote a five-year strategy to transform the UK into the world’s leading digital economy and society. The...

Twelve BT engineers fail to fix Staffordshire man’s broadband

Thursday, September 25th 2014

Michael Challenor, a joiner from Lichfield, should be able to have a download speed of up to 17Mbps and was receiving around 3Mbps until April, when the speed suddenly dropped to .01Mbps. As a result, he is unable to even load...

Rural broadband: fibre-to-the-premises is inefficient, says economist

Tuesday, September 16th 2014

London School of Economics professor Gabriel Ahlfeldt criticised the current trend for broadband providers to offer speeds of up to 1,000Mbps direct to rural properties, a process known as fibre-to-the-premises...

Superfast broadband will see a bigger return on investment than HS2, says economist

Thursday, September 11th 2014

Almost £43bn has been allocated to the high-speed railway project, whereas just £1.7bn has been set aside for connecting 95% of the nation to fibre broadband. Speaking to Cable.co.uk, urban economics expert Professor...

74 UK websites "failed to protect children" from porn, report claims

Thursday, September 11th 2014

The Authority for Television On Demand (ATVOD) found that explicit sexual content produced by two on demand services - Extreme Movie Pass and UK Sirens - could easily be viewed by children across 74 different websites. In...

Average home could contain 500 smart devices by 2022, says Gartner

Tuesday, September 9th 2014

As consumers warm up to concepts like the internet of things and connected household appliances over the next decade, the number of smart devices in the average family home will skyrocket. This is according to Gartner, which...

Basingstoke new-build residents excluded from BT broadband plans

Friday, September 5th 2014

Average broadband speeds across the 401 properties in the Everest Park development range from 1-3Mbps, far behind the UK average of 17.8Mb. Local resident Oliver Colenso told Cable.co.uk, “Our broadband is slower than it...

Housing developers divided on need for broadband in new homes

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

Despite the government’s target for superfast broadband to be available to 95% of properties by 2017, there is no statutory requirement for developers to install broadband infrastructure in new-builds and only one of the four...

Schools waste £50m on a year on phone bills

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

The study, carried out by independent telecoms broker Equinox, suggests that in the last five years, eight out of ten schools haven’t considered if they could save money by switching to a different tariff. Speaking to...

New funding models are needed for rural broadband rollout, says community ISP

Monday, September 1st 2014

Daniel Heery, project manager at Cybermoor told Cable.co.uk, “We’ve experimented with different technologies and found that there is enough technology to solve broadband issues but the big problem is getting the financing to...

Canalys data shows sales of wearable bands soared 684% in H1

Tuesday, August 26th 2014

The wearable band market – comprising both smart devices and more basic gadgets – experienced enormous growth in the first six months of 2014, according to a new report. Canalys, which published the data last week...

GP surgeries still using premium 084 numbers years after ban

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

The Fair Telecoms Campaign has listed 350 surgeries in England that provide 084 contact numbers on National Health Service website NHS Choice instead of a geographic rate number. Speaking to Cable.co.uk, campaign leader David...

Sky ups investment in virtual reality firm Jaunt

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Sky has more than doubled its investment in Jaunt, a Palo Alto-based early-stage technology company specialising in video capture and display. The satellite broadcaster backed Jaunt to the tune of $350,000 (£206,000)...

BT wrongly charge students after broadband contracts end

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Margaret Wiggins, whose son signed up for BT student broadband and shared the bill with his housemates, said: “They were told to pay for July and August, and a £30 get out fee. It has an impact on me because I have had to pay...

Cheshire villagers left behind as celebrity neighbours get superfast broadband

Monday, July 28th 2014

Residents of the exclusive Wychwood Park development, reportedly home to TV presenter Jeremy Kyle and darts champion Phil Taylor, already receive speeds of 4-5Mbps. However, those in St Clements Row in Chorlton, just 100m away,...

BT launches new business mobile service

Thursday, July 17th 2014

BT One Phone allows calls to an individual’s office landline, extension and mobile to all go to one phone. Graham Sutherland (pictured), CEO of BT Business, said, “With an increasingly mobile and demanding workforce,...

New legislation 'discriminates' against farmers with slow broadband, MP warns

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

“If they want farmers online they should help them get a decent, fit for purpose connection,” Chris Conder, a dairy farmer and founder member of community ISP Broadband for the Rural North told Cable.co.uk. “Farmers now...

Yeovil homeowners demand action over slow broadband in new homes

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

The Wyndham Park estate is only four years old but residents of its 400 homes have broadband speeds of around 1Mbps, which is comparable with typical broadband speeds in 2004. Neighbouring homes have been upgraded to fibre...

GCHQ and NSA named internet villains of 2014

Monday, July 14th 2014

GCHQ and the NSA have been branded internet villains of the year at the 2014 Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) Awards. At the 16th edition of the annual event, the two intelligence agencies were criticised for...

New research puts price on personal data tracked by smartphones

Thursday, July 10th 2014

Researchers in Italy have released the results of a study into the prices advertisers are willing to pay for the various types of personal data that mobile devices track. Assisted by colleagues who included a researcher from...

Ultra-HD TV channel launch moves a step closer

Monday, July 7th 2014

A new broadcasting specification for ultra-HD TV services has been approved by the DVB Steering Board, bringing the launch of 4K channels in the UK a step closer to reality. Pictures with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels can...

Smaller hospitality firms don't understand importance of Wi-Fi, says Netgear

Monday, July 7th 2014

Hospitality providers often don't understand the importance of reliable Wi-Fi connectivity to their guests, according to research from networking equipment firm Netgear. One in three people travelling for leisure purposes...

Satellite broadband pilot scheme to take place in Devon and Somerset

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Satellite broadband operator SES Broadband Services is to carry out a pilot scheme in Devon and Somerset as part of a government-funded push to bring faster internet speeds to the UK's most rural communities. The...

Security firm discovers Chinese Android smartphone comes with preinstalled spyware

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

Consumers who buy cheap Chinese Android smartphones could end up getting more than they bargained for, a German security firm has warned. According to G Data, at least one manufacturer from the Far East country is guilty of...

Sky and Virgin Media EPG support coming to Xbox One ahead of World Cup

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

Electronic programme guides (EPG) from Sky and Virgin Media will be available to Xbox One owners in the UK ahead of the World Cup. The flagship sporting event gets underway in Brazil on 12 June 2014 but it is understood the...

Rural broadband experts: 4G 'not an alternative to fixed broadband'

Monday, June 2nd 2014

Last week, EE, the UK’s biggest 4G provider, announced it will be upgrading over 2,500 small towns and villages to 4G before the end of the year. At the same time Vodafone told Cable.co.uk it recognised the importance of rural...

John Lewis to explore Internet of Things and home automation

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

John Lewis is set to trial Internet of Things technology through its innovative JLab initiative. The department store chain is joining forces with five start-ups to explore ways to capitalise on a range of technological...

Independent networks chief hails EU superfast broadband ruling

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

The ruling aims to reduce the cost of high-speed broadband installations by allowing internet providers to access utility infrastructure such as electricity and water company’s networks, as well as that of existing...

BT told to speed up broadband and phone repairs, ISPs respond

Tuesday, May 20th 2014

Openreach connects properties to BT’s network on behalf of competing providers, including Sky and TalkTalk. Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, has proposed that 80% of phone and broadband faults should be repaired within two...

Culture minister’s constituents campaign for BDUK inclusion

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

Mr Vaizey is the minister responsible for the Broadband Delivery UK programme, but his own constituents in Fernham receive average broadband speeds of just 2 to 3Mbps. Locals have also complained of frequent outages, speed drops...

Asda Mobile extends number transfer deadline

Thursday, May 1st 2014

Asda Mobile began transferring its services from the Vodafone network to EE’s network in October and completed the switchover yesterday (30 April). Customers were told they would need to get a PAC code – required to...

UK mobile payments doubled in 2013, says BBA

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

Britons are embracing a mobile banking revolution, according to a new report. Figures released by the British Bankers' Association (BBA) on Monday (31 March 2014) show UK consumers now make 5.7 million transactions per day...

Brits abandon "dozens" of activities due to smart technology

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

Experts have unveiled a list of tasks, jobs and pastimes which have fallen victim to technology - including visiting the travel agents, checking a map and writing to pen friends. Researchers who carried out the study found that...

Altnets respond to PAC rural broadband criticism

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) criticised the way the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has managed the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme, with all of the money so far awarded only to BT. The report’s...

Sony Pictures Television shutting down Crackle

Monday, March 31st 2014

Crackle, the free video-on-demand service from Sony Pictures Television (SPT), will be shut down in the UK from tomorrow (1 April 2014). SPT acquired Crackle back in 2006 when it was still known as Grouper, before relaunching it...

Lincolnshire residents launch fibre broadband campaign

Thursday, March 27th 2014

Retired engineer Alun Hawkins and IT worker Ben Haines have held their first public meeting to drum up support for Fibrelincs, a community-based, fibre-to-the-home network that will supply superfast broadband to the parish of...

Asda Mobile’s switch to EE ‘disastrous’ for customers

Friday, January 17th 2014

The supermarket mobile service previously used the Vodafone network to carry its calls, data and texts but announced in September that it was moving to EE. The switch began on October 28 2013, requiring customers to order new SIM...

10% of 2013 ecommerce sales made on tablets, says eMarketer

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013

Using mobile devices to buy goods and services over the internet is increasingly common, according to a new study - but it's tablets rather than smartphones that have proven the most popular online shopping tool. Research...

Samsung files patent for smartphone eye scanner

Monday, November 25th 2013

A patent application filed by Samsung seems to indicate that next-generation Galaxy smartphones might feature biometric authentication as an alternative to PINs or passwords. Unlike arch-rival Apple's Touch ID, however, the...

Cable theft leaves North Lincs villagers without broadband

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Dozens of residents in two North Lincolnshire communities have once again been left without broadband and home phone access following the latest in a string of cable thefts. The villages of Althorpe and West Butterwick have been...

Sky Sports aims to capitalise on ultra-HD following football trial

Monday, September 2nd 2013

Sky Sports claims it will be well positioned to capitalise on ultra-HD (UHD) broadcasting technology when compatible TV sets become affordable. On Saturday (31 August 2013), Stoke City vs West Ham United became the first ever...

EE tops Ofcom fixed broadband complaints league

Wednesday, June 26th 2013

EE was the most complained-about major fixed-line broadband provider in the first three months of 2013 - the third successive quarter in which it has picked up the unwanted accolade. New Ofcom figures show that the operator,...

Thinktank says HS2 cash could be used for broadband rollouts

Tuesday, June 18th 2013

A leading thinktank has thrown its weight behind calls for the government to divide its £33 billion budget for the High-Speed 2 (HS2) rail network among a range of other projects, including improvements to the country's...

BT Sport wins exclusive rights to Steven Gerrard's testimonial match

Wednesday, June 12th 2013

BT Sport has landed the exclusive live rights to screen England and Liverpool star Steven Gerrard's testimonial match against Olympiacos. The Reds will take on the Greek champions on August 3rd 2013 to honour their captain,...

BT to bolster O2's network capacity ahead of 4G rollout

Monday, April 29th 2013

BT has struck a deal with Telefonica UK that will see the telecoms giant support the rollout of 4G super-fast mobile broadband services for millions of O2 customers. The agreement will involve BT building a high-capacity...

O2 highlights popularity of public Wi-Fi

Monday, April 29th 2013

New figures published by O2 highlight the popularity of public Wi-Fi access, with two in five Brits saying they favour pubs, coffee shops and restaurants that offer wireless connectivity. The network operator, which offers a...