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Ofcom outlines plans for 4G mobile broadband spectrum auction

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011

Ofcom has announced plans to sell off additional spectrum in a bid to give a substantial boost to existing mobile broadband speeds.The UK's telecoms industry watchdog revealed the proposals will involve the largest ever...

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Inquiry launched into Welsh broadband services

Friday, March 18th 2011

Welsh MPs have announced the launch of an inquiry into the state of broadband coverage in the country.Research published by Ofcom in August 2010 revealed broadband take-up in Wales stood at 64 per cent, lagging behind the 71 per...

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Scotland to complete digital TV switchover in less than 100 days

Wednesday, March 16th 2011

Less than 100 days remain until Scotland becomes a fully digital TV nation when it turns off analogue signals.The nation's final old-style transmitter - located in Black Hill - will cease to operate on June 22nd 2011, 59...

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Consumers to benefit from mobile termination rate cap, says Ofcom

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

Consumers are in line to benefit from a reduction in the mobile termination rates (MTRs) charged by the UK's carriers, Ofcom has said.The UK's telecoms watchdog revealed that from April 1st 2011, 3 Mobile, O2, Everything...

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BT Vision surpasses 500k subscribers

Thursday, November 11th 2010

According to the telecoms giant's financial results for the quarter, its digital TV service attracted 24,000 new customers between July and September 2010. Almost a tenth of these people have taken BT's Sky Sports offering,...

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Virgin Media CEO lauds internet TV

Monday, September 20th 2010

Virgin Media's chief executive has said the bundle provider's forthcoming internet-TV facility will change customers' relationships with their sets. Neil Berkett said the technology will enable subscribers to view a wide range...

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Sky gears up for Five HD launch

Monday, July 12th 2010

Bundle provider Sky has confirmed that it will introduce a high definition (HD) version of Five on its digital TV service from tomorrow (July 13th).Digital Spy reports that the channel, which is the 42nd HD service to be made...

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Orange map hints at the UK's broadband future

Thursday, December 17th 2009

Leading broadband provider Orange has unveiled a new map designed to shed light on how universal internet access will affect the UK.Based on the company's Connected Britain research, which was published earlier this year, the map...

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European Parliament approves new broadband regulations

Wednesday, November 25th 2009

The European Parliament has voted massively in favour of new legislation which will have an impact on the world of broadband industry.It has been announced that the telecoms framework directive includes plans to harmonise the...

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BT issues filesharing warning

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009

The government has announced a raft of proposals including the introduction of £50,000 fines and cutting off the internet connection of those found guilty of illegal filesharing. In an effort to reduce the number of people...

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