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Virgin Media says new broadband ad rules must consider homeworkers

Tuesday, June 27th 2017

The ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) is currently consulting on plans to change the way broadband speeds are advertised after research showed consumers are being misled by the current...

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Theresa May's DUP deal includes £150m broadband boost for Northern Ireland

Monday, June 26th 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May and DUP leader Arlene Foster today finalised an agreement that will see DUP MPs back the Tories in key Commons votes. As part of the deal, £1bn made available to fund...

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Virgin Media warns 800,000 customers to change their router password

Monday, June 26th 2017

The issue affects around 800,000 people and Virgin is also in the process of upgrading customers to the more secure Super Hub 3. An investigation by Which? found that hackers can gain access to...

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Vodafone: Beam-forming network technology a 'building block' of 5G

Wednesday, June 21st 2017

The operator has installed ‘Massive MIMO’ antenna panels, which use beam-forming technology to improve coverage and speeds, on two cell towers in Newbury. It is the first time Massive MIMO...

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'Crowd-sourced' data used in Ofcom mobile report is 'inherently flawed'

Monday, June 19th 2017

Ofcom’s report ‘The consumer mobile experience’ uses crowd-sourced data to look at the performance of voice and data services. But RootMetrics, an independent mobile testing firm, said it...

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Welsh communities to be consulted on next stage of broadband rollout

Friday, June 16th 2017

The current Superfast Cymru programme is expected to have delivered speeds of 30Mbps to around 690,000 premises when it closes at the end of December. At the end of March, superfast speeds had...

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Three fined £1.9m after customers were unable to call emergency services

Friday, June 16th 2017

The telecoms watchdog said Three broke an important rule that ensures people can contact emergency services at all times. Phone networks should be configured in such a way that even when there...

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Mobile users should stay wary despite EU ban on roaming fees

Wednesday, June 14th 2017

Experts are warning that the change will also have an impact on operators. The ban is the result of a 2015 EU ruling that saw roaming charges capped in April last year as providers were given...

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Older people embracing smartphones and social media, says Ofcom

Wednesday, June 14th 2017

A report by the telecoms regulator shows that 39% of those aged 65 to 74 use a smartphone – almost double the number that did three years ago. Smartphone use among over 75s has tripled to 15%...

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Ryan Reynolds BT ad banned by advertising watchdog

Wednesday, June 14th 2017

The ad, which featured Ryan Reynolds dangling from the bottom of a helicopter, suggested that BT’s Smart Hub provided a stronger signal than routers from any other broadband provider. Online...

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