Wi-Fi

Consumers shun High Street businesses that don't offer free wi-fi

Friday, December 5th 2014

Ton Brand, a senior marketing director at the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), said that this is often the case even if consumers have a mobile data subscription. The WBA, whose members include...

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Digital exclusion a 'major' disadvantage to farmers and other rural businesses

Friday, December 5th 2014

The Country Landowners Association (CLA) repeated its call for minimum fixed broadband speeds of at least 10Mbps, and a drive to help the final 5% of rural areas get online, in evidence to a Commons...

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Europe falling behind US and Asia on free public wi-fi

Thursday, December 4th 2014

Ton Brand, a senior marketing director at the WBA told Cable.co.uk that the sheer number of competing operators in so many different countries in Europe meant that the rollout of wi-fi takes longer...

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In-car wi-fi should be regulated to prevent accidents - campaigners

Monday, December 1st 2014

The comments come after EE launched its latest in-car wi-fi device, the Buzzard 2, which aims to bring connectivity without needing a built-in solution. The device, available to businesses and...

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Mixed reaction to government plans for wi-fi in public buildings

Thursday, November 6th 2014

Communications minister Ed Vaizey announced last week that funds from the £150m SuperConnected Cities programme were being used to turn 1,000 public buildings across the UK into wi-fi...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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