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Mobile roaming would help solve UK's 'not-spot' problem, say MPs

Monday, October 31st 2016

A report by the British Infrastructure Group (BIG) said mobile roaming would help eliminate partial not-spots – areas not covered by one or more mobile network. The report, which is backed by...

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Government must focus on FTTP broadband and 5G, says minister

Monday, October 31st 2016

He hinted at a shift in government policy towards fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband and away from the fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) solution favoured by the BDUK programme so far. Addressing...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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