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Nuisance call bosses to face fines of £500,000

Monday, October 24th 2016

From Spring 2017, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will have the power to hold company the directors of companies breaking the law directly responsible. Previously only businesses were liable for fines, with...

Sky to enter quad play market with launch of mobile service

Friday, October 21st 2016

Nearly two years after agreeing a deal to use O2’s network, the provider is now ready to enter the market as an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator). Pre-registration for the service opens on 31 October as Sky starts the...

Is Amazon about to start selling broadband in the UK?

Friday, October 21st 2016

A “person briefed on the discussion” told The Information that the retail giant is considering offering an internet service directly to customers in Europe. They said Amazon is likely to bundle the service in with its...

Broadband USO should include 'social tariff for most vulnerable'

Thursday, October 20th 2016

The Universal Service Obligation (USO), which will ensure everyone in the UK can access speeds of at least 10Mbps, is a key part of the government’s Digital Economy Bill. But the Local Government Association (LGA), which...

Government has chance to bring subtitling provision 'into 21st century'

Thursday, October 20th 2016

Ofcom regulations require so-called access services to be included in a certain percentage of programmes – but only apply to traditional broadcast TV. A proposed amendment to the Digital Economy Bill, tabled by shadow...

Virgin's network expansion boosts fibre broadband options in York

Wednesday, October 19th 2016

The expansion is part of Project Lightning, a £3bn investment by the provider in its UK network. Virgin is promising speeds of up to 200Mbps for residential customers and up to 300Mbps for businesses and home...

BT's fibre broadband speed claims broke advertising rules

Wednesday, October 12th 2016

The telecoms giant claimed BT Infinity 1 offers “the fastest fibre speeds as standard” in a TV ad starring Ryan Reynolds, a newspaper ad and on its website. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) took a look at the...

TalkTalk gets record £400,000 fine for failing to prevent cyber attack

Wednesday, October 5th 2016

The fine is the biggest ever issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office and follows an in-depth investigation by the ICO. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said: “TalkTalk’s failure to implement the most...

London has the UK's best 4G coverage but the slowest speeds

Wednesday, October 5th 2016

OpenSignal’s State of Mobile Networks report uses crowd-sourced data to measure the performance of the UK’s 3G and 4G networks. It found that both 3G and 4G signals were easier to find in London but that average download...

TalkTalk merges line rental charges ahead of advertising rule change

Tuesday, October 4th 2016

It follows Vodafone in moving to a new ‘all-in’ pricing structure. From 31 October, providers not including the cost of line rental in their headline price are likely to break new advertising rules. The likes of BT,...

Competition watchdog to investigate broadband comparison websites

Thursday, September 29th 2016

The watchdog wants to make sure consumers are getting the best possible deals, while reducing any barriers to how these sites work. It will also be looking at concerns it has about arrangements made between comparison sites...

BT is the UK's most complained-about broadband provider

Wednesday, September 28th 2016

The communications regulator received 26 complaints about the telecoms giant per 100,000 customers between April and June 2016. It is the first time since its inclusion in Ofcom’s broadband figures that EE has not been the...

Vodafone customers to get 'greater transparency' on broadband speeds

Wednesday, September 28th 2016

Under the code, new and upgrading customers are able to view online the minimum and maximum download speeds they are likely to get. Customers unable to achieve their minimum speed 28 days after notifying their provider are...

Campaign helps 75,000 people 'add their voices' to BT Openreach debate

Monday, September 26th 2016

The Fix Britain’s Internet campaign was launched in July by Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone and the Federation of Communication Services (FCS), and has since won the support of mobile operator Three. It encourages members of the...

BT and Sky email users affected by Yahoo cyber attack

Friday, September 23rd 2016

Yahoo confirmed yesterday that personal details associated with at least 500m accounts – including names, passwords, phone numbers and security questions – were stolen by hackers in 2014. The company said it believes the...

Openreach offers free FTTP broadband to more new-build homes

Friday, September 23rd 2016

The BT-owned infrastructure company previously offered free connections to larger developments but will lower its threshold in November. The move is the latest attempt to improve the service received by new-build residents,...

EU ban on mobile roaming charges will not include time limit

Wednesday, September 21st 2016

A new law banning the extra fees charged to travellers making calls, sending texts and using data abroad in the EU was approved by the European Parliament in October 2015 and comes into effect in June next year. But a document...

Sky could face fine after breaching Ofcom's broadband switching rules

Wednesday, September 21st 2016

Ofcom said yesterday it had “provisionally determined” that Sky breached the rules between 1 May and 31 July 2015. The communications regulator has now given Sky a month to present its defence before Ofcom makes its final...

Vodafone launches new technology to block thousands of nuisance calls

Wednesday, September 21st 2016

The new system will stop nuisance and fraudulent calls such as false PPI offers or missed call scams from entering Vodafone’s network. Customers do not need to do anything and won’t even be aware that a call has been...

EU chief sets new targets for broadband speed, 5G and public wi-fi

Thursday, September 15th 2016

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker set out the new objective during his 2016 State of the Union address yesterday. He said all “socio-economic drivers” such as schools, hospitals, transport hubs and tech...

EE customer charged £170 for service he didn't know he was subscribed to

Thursday, September 15th 2016

David Cox (pictured) has been charged £3.33 every Wednesday for more than 12 months but only noticed a few days ago. The charge comes from Mobile Academy (also called Mobitrans), a company that provides online learning...

Splitting BT and Openreach is 'not off the table', government admits

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

Karen Bradley said “nothing is off the table” as the government looks to improve both the UK’s broadband infrastructure and consumer confidence in the industry. Ofcom announced plans to make Openreach a “legally...

Councils: Force broadband providers to open up address-level speed data

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

At the moment, it is only possible to see postcode-level estimates of ‘up to’ speeds that can vary significantly from what people actually receive. The Local Government Association (LGA) wants broadband providers to open...

EU plan to scrap mobile roaming charges goes back to the drawing board

Monday, September 12th 2016

In October 2015, the European Parliament approved a new law banning the extra fees charged to EU travellers making calls, sending texts and using data abroad in the EU. Roaming charges were capped in April 2016, with a full...

INCA: UK should aim for 80% FTTP broadband coverage by 2026

Thursday, September 8th 2016

INCA, the Independent Networks Cooperative Association, wants ministers to set a more ambitious fibre target as part of a new ‘Gigabit Britain’ strategy. It says pure fibre infrastructure is essential to ensure the UK...

EE: Extra 4G network capacity will get the best out of new smartphones

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

The company has already enabled the first stage its 4G+ network, which uses two blocks of mobile spectrum, in around 150 UK towns and cities. The next stage is to enable access to a third block of spectrum at more than 500...

EE and Virgin Mobile customers affected by network problems

Friday, September 2nd 2016

The issue is also affecting customers of Virgin mobile, which uses the EE network. According to the Down Detector website, the problems started at around 7am today. An EE spokesperson said the issues were not nationwide –...

Half of mobile users don't know their monthly allowances, says giffgaff

Friday, September 2nd 2016

A study by giffgaff shows that 52% of people are unaware of their monthly limits, which may explain why 40% have gone over their allowance. Despite our increasing use of apps that require an internet connection, only 6% of...

BBC closes iPlayer 'loophole' with changes to TV licence

Wednesday, August 31st 2016

Until now, viewers have been able to watch on demand content on the iPlayer without the need for a licence, as it only covered programmes watched at the time of broadcast. This became known as the ‘iPlayer loophole’ as...

Jeremy Corbyn's 'digital manifesto' promises nationwide FTTP broadband rollout

Wednesday, August 31st 2016

The pledge forms part of Mr Corbyn’s Digital Democracy manifesto, which was launched yesterday as he bids to be re-elected leader of the Labour party. Mr Corbyn, speaking at the launch, said it is not fair that people living...

BDUK superfast broadband rollout has reached more than 4m homes

Thursday, August 25th 2016

According to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s latest Broadband Performance Indicator, 4,021,047 homes and businesses could access fibre at the end of June thanks to state-funded broadband projects. Broadband...

TPO CEO says switching problems affecting only a small number of customers

Wednesday, August 24th 2016

Mark Epstein said high demand for 4G since the provider started offering the service last month led to some number transfers taking longer than usual. He said TPO understands the “significant inconvenience” caused to...

TPO Mobile customers left with no phone service in 4G switching 'chaos'

Wednesday, August 24th 2016

TPO Mobile, previously known as The People’s Operator, signed a contract with Three in November to use its network and launched a new 4G service last month. It had previously used the EE network. TPO gave its 2G and 3G...

Ofcom: Broadband firms have 'limited appetite' to be USO provider

Thursday, August 18th 2016

Plans for a USO were revealed by then Prime Minister David Cameron last year and set out in the Queen’s Speech in May. The idea behind a USO is to give every household in the country the right to a decent broadband...

Providers defend Fix Britain's Internet campaign following criticism by BT

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

The three providers, along with the Federation of Communication Services, launched the campaign last month to “give Britain’s internet users a voice on the future of UK broadband”. ‘Fix Britain’s Internet’...

A third of UK internet users have taken a 'digital detox'

Thursday, August 4th 2016

The telecoms regulator’s Communications Market Report 2016 shows that UK adults spend an average of more than a day a week (25 hours) online. 42% say they go online or check apps more than 10 times a day and 59% admit to...

Olympic gymnast racks up £3,700 roaming bill playing Pokemon Go

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

Mr Uchimura, a Japanese gymnast preparing for the Rio Olympics, managed to run up a roaming bill of £3,700 playing the augmented reality game. The reigning all-around gymnastics Olympic and world champion downloaded Pokemon...

Sky fibre customers hit by nationwide outage

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

Down Detector, a website that tracks outages and other network problems, shows that the company has been having issues since around 3am. The website shows that Sky fibre and Sky Q customers in various parts of the country...

EE roaming problem leaves holidaymakers without a signal

Monday, August 1st 2016

A number of customers currently abroad have said they are unable to make calls, send texts or get online. A spokesperson for the provider said: “We’re aware that some EE customers travelling abroad are experiencing issues...

Ofcom plans to make it easier to switch between BT, Virgin and Sky

Friday, July 29th 2016

Changes introduced by Ofcom last year made it easier for consumers to switch between providers that use the broadband network operated by Openreach – including BT, Sky, TalkTalk and EE. Proposals outlined today would allow...

Broadband providers want consumers to help 'fix Britain's internet'

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

TalkTalk, Sky, Vodafone and the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) say they want “to give Britain’s internet users a voice on the future of UK broadband”. They are encouraging consumers to respond to Ofcom’s...

Ofcom: Openreach should be a 'legally separate' part of BT

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Back in February, the telecoms regulator signalled its intent to overhaul Openreach as part of a wider review of the communications industry, but stopped short of recommending a full split from BT. Ofcom said Openreach had...

BT customers face second day of broadband problems

Thursday, July 21st 2016

The company said this morning that some customers were unable to access certain websites. It said on Twitter: “One of our internet connection partners in the Docklands has suffered a substantial power failure. This is...

'Power issues' causing broadband problems for BT customers

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

Many customers are reporting that their broadband speed is either particularly slow or not working at all. Others say they are unable to access the BT website. The Down Detector website has logged thousands of BT internet,...

Matt Hancock is the UK's new digital minister, but what should his first priority be?

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

Mr Vaizey, who had been in the role since 2010, announced his "vexit" on Twitter, saying he was “looking forward to supporting the government from the backbenches”. He’s been replaced by West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock, who...

BT should invest more in Openreach or be split up, say MPs

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

In a damning report published today, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee said the shortfall in investment could be “hundreds of millions of pounds a year”. The committee said BT has exploited its position – Openreach...

Most TV viewing is still on the five 'main' channels, Ofcom finds

Thursday, July 14th 2016

The communications regulator’s annual review of the UK’s public service broadcasters (PSBs) also shows that viewers are largely satisfied with the service provided by those channels. The PSBs are BBC One, BBC Two, ITV,...

KCOM's fibre rollout to reach 10,000 homes in Hedon, Preston and Hull

Monday, July 11th 2016

Around 5,000 homes and businesses in the market town of Hedon and the village of Preston will be able to order KCOM’s Lightstream service before the end of the year. A further 5,000 premises in the Bricknell Avenue area of...

Fibre broadband connections for historic Northamptonshire village

Friday, July 8th 2016

Engineers for the Superfast Northamptonshire project called in experts because the planned route for new underground cables was set to go through an area of historic interest in Rockingham. An archaeologist spent time at the...

Apple named Internet Hero at 2016 ISPA Awards

Friday, July 8th 2016

The company was recognised for “defending the principle of encryption and protecting customer security” at last night’s ceremony in London. Apple saw off competition from MPs Jo Cherry, Keir Starmer and Nicola Blackwood,...

Ofcom figures show EE still most complained-about broadband provider

Friday, July 8th 2016

The communications regulator received 34 complaints about EE per 100,000 customers between January and March 2016. EE has now been named the most complained-about broadband provider for each of the past three...

Openreach trials 'simpler' way of sharing its broadband infrastructure

Thursday, July 7th 2016

The company, part of the BT group, has allowed others to use its ducts and poles since 2011 but has been ordered by Ofcom to simplify the process of sharing the infrastructure. New processes will allow broadband companies to...

Vodafone scheme will boost mobile coverage in rural community hubs

Thursday, July 7th 2016

The Community Indoor Sure Signal (CISS) programme will provide indoor 3G mobile coverage and internet access to around 100 ‘community hubs’ such as pubs and village halls. Following a successful trial at the Bear and...

Digital Economy Bill unveiled, includes legal right to fast broadband

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

The Digital Economy Bill, which also proposes automatic compensation for broadband customers when things go wrong, was introduced to Parliament yesterday (5 July). It will now be debated by MPs in the House of Commons and is...

CityFibre to make Milton Keynes the UK's latest Gigabit City

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

Infrastructure provider CityFibre is making more than 160km of fibre network available to businesses, schools and colleges in the city. Businesses will be able to access gigabit broadband speeds through Northampton-based...

West Sussex fibre broadband rollout celebrates completion of first phase

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

The first phase of the West Sussex Better Connected Broadband programme made superfast speeds available to more than 60,000 homes and businesses in the county. A £2.5m second phase is already underway and will connect a...

Metronet delivers wireless broadband connection 'when others couldn't'

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

The internet service provider (ISP) has set up a wireless connection for Cotterill Civils, a drainage company on the outskirts of Sutton Coldfield. Cotterill Civils, which provides drainage, storage and treatment solutions...

Peterborough connects 220 public sector sites to fibre network

Monday, July 4th 2016

A 90km network of fibre cables and duct infrastructure was completed in March 2015 by CityFibre and used to connect 107 sites including schools, council buildings and hospitals. Now a further 220 sites are to be connected to...

Cumbrian market town gets fibre broadband boost

Monday, July 4th 2016

Engineers for the Connecting Cumbria project have installed 12 new fibre street cabinets in Wigton, giving residents access to speeds of up to 24Mbps. More than 900 premises in six nearby villages – Baggrow, Plumbland,...

Openreach to extend fibre broadband network in north Swindon

Friday, July 1st 2016

Around 500 homes in Priory Vale took part in Openreach’s recent trial of what it calls ‘plug and play’ fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband. That technology, which sees fibre cables running all the way to customer’s...

CityFibre partners with Gigaclear to speed up rural broadband rollout

Friday, July 1st 2016

The infrastructure provider has fibre networks in 37 UK towns and cities as well as more than 1,100km of long distance cabling acquired in a £90m deal with KCOM late last year. This infrastructure will be used to...

EE: Glastonbury 2016 was world's most connected festival

Thursday, June 30th 2016

Festivalgoers used 25 terabytes of data at the Worthy Farm event – 70% more than predicted and the equivalent of downloading headliners Coldplay’s Hymn For The Weekend six million times. Five terabytes of data was used for...

East Riding of Yorkshire's fibre broadband rollout hits initial targets

Thursday, June 30th 2016

The Broadband East Riding programme, run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and BT, has made superfast speeds of 24Mbps or faster available to more than 42,000 premises. Engineers have installed 240 green fibre street...

Blackdown Hills villages to get ultrafast broadband from Gigaclear

Thursday, June 30th 2016

The provider is set to connect up to 2,000 properties in the area to its fibre network. Villages including Upottery, Hemyock and Kittisford are expected to be among the first to benefit. Tiverton and Honiton MP Neil Parish,...

Now TV to offer broadband, TV and phone without a contract

Wednesday, June 29th 2016

The online streaming service has today announced the launch of Now TV Combo, which allows customers to bundle all three services together without a contract. It will be available to customers in early July. The company has...

Feeling left out? A third of Brits pretend they've watched TV shows

Wednesday, June 29th 2016

A study by TalkTalk TV Store found that 42% of Brits have felt left out when people are discussing a programme they haven’t watched. In a bid to appear in the know among family and friends, 31% have simply pretended that...

Take-up of fibre broadband in Staffordshire doubles in 12 months

Tuesday, June 28th 2016

More than 24% of those able to access superfast speeds have opted to upgrade their connection – up from 12% this time last year. In some smaller communities – including Abbots Bromley, Amington, Armitage, Branston, Church...

Northumberland's fibre broadband rollout shifts focus to rural areas

Tuesday, June 28th 2016

iNorthumberland has taken fibre access to more than 52,500 homes and businesses that were not part of commercial rollout plans. It will now focus bringing superfast connectivity to some of the most remote parts of the...

Superfast broadband coverage reaches 90% in Herts and Bucks

Friday, June 24th 2016

Superfast speeds are now available to 92% of homes and businesses in Hertfordshire and 90% of premises in Buckinghamshire. The first phase of the Connecting Counties programme – a partnership between Herts and Bucks county...

City council and KCOM give Hull residents chance to get online for free

Thursday, June 23rd 2016

Up to 150 households in the Orchard Park area of the city will get a free home broadband connection for six months as part of a scheme to get more people online. Residents taking part will also have the chance to loan a...

CLA: New USO can transform rural areas but must be enshrined in law

Thursday, June 23rd 2016

Plans for a new Universal Service Obligation (USO) were revealed by Prime Minister David Cameron last year and set out in the Queen’s Speech in May. The new USO would give every household the right to a broadband...

EE to provide free 4G wi-fi at Glastonbury Festival

Tuesday, June 21st 2016

The ‘4GEE hedgeliners’ are shaped as iconic festival landmarks – Pyramid Stage, the Park Tower and the Arcadia Spider – and are designed to fit in with the other creative sculptures that can be seen around Worthy...

Virgin Media gets access to more UKTV shows than any other provider

Monday, June 20th 2016

UKTV is doubling the number of programmes available on Virgin Media, including UKTV originals, hit shows from the US and classics from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. More than 10,000 hours of programming will be available via the...

Burton's fibre broadband rollout reaches hundreds more homes

Monday, June 20th 2016

The Wetmore Road area is the latest part of Burton to benefit from the Superfast Staffordshire rollout, which is led by Staffordshire County Council and BT. More than 400 homes and businesses can now upgrade – but installing...

'Unpredictable' broadband a thing of the past for Gloucestershire school

Friday, June 17th 2016

Pupils and staff at St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School in Chedworth are now enjoying speeds of 50Mbps – and have the infrastructure in place to access 1Gbps. The school is the 1,000th premises given access to...

Connecting Shropshire and developer to fund fibre upgrade for new-builds

Thursday, June 16th 2016

Residents of the Wat’s Meadow estate, in Gobowen, have been struggling with speeds of 2Mbps despite most of the village having access to fibre services. But the deal between Connecting Shropshire – a partnership between...

Virgin's fibre network to reach another 7,000 homes in Swindon

Thursday, June 16th 2016

The company said yesterday it will roll out ultrafast broadband to 7,000 homes and businesses in the town as part of its £3bn Project Lightning programme. Around 65,000 Swindon premises are already able to access Virgin...

Openreach kicks off its rollout of FTTP broadband for businesses

Wednesday, June 15th 2016

SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) in Westminster, Holborn and the City of London will also be included in the initial deployment. The rollout, which will give businesses access to speeds up to 1Gbps, will focus on SMEs...

Flash flooding causes website problems for TalkTalk customers

Wednesday, June 15th 2016

Flash flooding in the Midlands led to some customers being without parts of their TalkTalk service for several hours. The lack of service led to a number of people speculating that the provider had suffered another cyber...

Donald Trump, Mossack Fonseca among nominees for 2016's Internet Villain

Tuesday, June 14th 2016

Three MPs – Jo Cherry, Keir Starmer and Nicola Blackwood – and Apple are on the shortlist for Internet Hero. ISPA, the Internet Services Providers Association, recognises those who have done the most to help or hinder the...

Virgin Media plans to improve broadband in new-build homes

Tuesday, June 14th 2016

The provider is working with the Home Builders Federation (HBF) to make it easier for homebuilders to install fibre infrastructure on new developments. Virgin has launched a dedicated new-build portal on its website including...

Thousands more Hull residents get access to ultrafast fibre broadband

Tuesday, June 14th 2016

KCOM’s Lightstream service, which offers speeds of 100Mbps, has been rolled out to around 50 streets in the Holderness Road area of the city. Residents in Holderness Road, Holland Street, Durham Street, Summergangs Road, Lee...

Fibre broadband arrives in North Lincolnshire village

Tuesday, June 14th 2016

More than 200 homes and businesses were given access to fibre services for the first time last week – and 30 villagers have already signed up. Appleby is the first village to benefit from the second phase of the Northern...

Devon and Somerset communities hoping for £4.6m broadband boost

Monday, June 13th 2016

The Blackdown Hills Parish Network (BHPN), which represents 39 parish councils in Devon and Somerset, has applied for European funding to improve coverage in the area. A decision on whether the group is successful in its...

Scammers 'twice as likely' to call your landline than your best friend

Monday, June 13th 2016

A study by TalkTalk and advice service Get Safe Online found that 72% of those surveyed had received a scam call in the past month. Only 36% had a phone call from their best friend and 64% had received a call from a family...

Virgin's fibre network expansion is 'huge vote of confidence' in Wrexham

Monday, June 13th 2016

The expansion forms part of the company’s £3bn Project Lightning programme, which is taking Virgin’s fibre network to 4m more premises by 2019. Premises in Wrexham will be connected using fibre to the premises (FTTP)...

BT offers £40 Boots vouchers to new broadband customers exclusively through Cable.co.uk

Friday, June 10th 2016

From today until 22 June, new BT broadband and BT Infinity customers will receive a £40 Boots gift voucher by signing up to selected packages exclusively through Cable.co.uk. The voucher can be claimed by visiting...

Manufacturers: Forget speeds, we need reliable, resilient broadband

Friday, June 3rd 2016

The organisation, which represents thousands of British manufacturers, has today set out its response to the government’s review of business broadband. It says manufacturers’ primary focus is on creating cost effective,...

EE launches new mobile devices so you can create your own 'wifi hotspot'

Thursday, June 2nd 2016

Both the 4GEE WiFi and the 4GEE WiFi Mini connect wi-fi-enabled devices to EE’s 4G mobile network. The 4GEE WiFi is capable of connecting up to 10 devices simultaneously and comes with a 24-hour battery. It can also be used...

Fibre broadband rollout reaches Jurassic Coast villages

Thursday, June 2nd 2016

Morcombelake and Chideock are among the latest communities included in the Superfast Dorset rollout. Chedington, Langton Herring, Milborne St Andrew, South Perrott and Stour Provost are also able to order fibre for the first...

Young adults would rather share their toothbrush than their phone

Wednesday, June 1st 2016

Only 4.5% of those aged between 18 and 24 would allow a close friend access to their smartphone, compared to the 9% who say they would share their toothbrush. According to the O2 Mobile Life Report, which surveyed 2,000 UK...

Hyperoptic takes gigabit broadband to seven new UK towns and cities

Wednesday, June 1st 2016

The fibre to the premises (FTTP) provider already offers gigabit services in London, Cardiff, Bristol, Brighton, Reading, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and Nottingham. Residents of...

Vodafone's 'mobile network in a briefcase' to boost 4G coverage in London

Tuesday, May 31st 2016

Working with Ericsson, the operator has developed a new ‘mini base station’ that is half the size and weight of a standard mobile radio unit – and much easier to install on rooftops. The new Ericsson Radio System is...

ASA to review the way broadband speeds are advertised

Friday, May 27th 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the Committees for Advertising Practice (CAP) will research the claims made by providers and the expectations consumers have based on them. Currently, providers can advertise...

Three to run 24-hour ad-blocking trial next month

Friday, May 27th 2016

The company said its customers are becoming increasingly frustrated with irrelevant and intrusive ads popping up on their phones. What’s more, ads – especially videos – eat into people’s data allowances and can invade...

Superfast Worcestershire looks for 'broadband enthusiasts'

Friday, May 27th 2016

Superfast Worcestershire, a partnership between Worcestershire County Council and BT, has given access to fibre broadband to more than 54,000 premises that wouldn’t have been covered by commercial rollouts. One in three...

TalkTalk offers free broadband for 18 months plus free anti-virus software

Friday, May 27th 2016

From now until Thursday 30 June, TalkTalk’s Simply Broadband package, which includes unlimited 17Mbps broadband, will be free with subscribers only needing to pay for line rental (£17.70 per month). After the 18-month...

Sky launches Bank Holiday sale with half price TV upgrades

Friday, May 27th 2016

From today until midnight on Monday 30 May, existing customers will be able to upgrade to Sky Sports, Movies, Multiscreen, Sky Go Extra or the Family bundle and get 12 months half price. For this weekend only, Sky Sports will...

Isle of Wight reaches 99% fibre broadband coverage

Friday, May 27th 2016

Reaching the milestone makes it one of the best-connected parts of the UK. The partnership between Isle of Wight Council, BT and the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme has hit its target of reaching more...

Text service allows mobile users to opt out of nuisance sales calls

Friday, May 27th 2016

A ‘text-to-register’ service is being launched today by the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and Ofcom. By texting ‘TPS’ and their email address to 78070, mobile phone users can add their number to the UK’s...