Networking

open source

Facebook joins Google & Twitter in open source push

News 17 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

TODO project looks to help open source software “evolve”

Laying rural fibre

Virgin Media trials new digging method to cut fibre rollout costs

News 17 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Narrow trenching proposals could make fibre implementation twice as fast

Scotland

Scotland split could lead to higher mobile costs

News 15 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Telcos warn independence could result in rising cost of mobile networks

fibre optic cable

Aberdeen gets city-wide gigabit fibre network

News 4 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

CityFibre teams up with Internet for Business to roll out “Gigabit City”

4G road sign

EE 4G network switched on in another 13 large towns

News 28 Aug, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Network operator pushes ahead with goal to have 98% of the UK 4G-ready by end of 2014

Broadband

Rural broadband: still life on a branch line

Analysis & Insight 28 Aug, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

The UK now boasts some of the best average broadband speeds in Europe, but this still leaves a large number of businesses in the slow lane

London

London SMBs suffer sluggish broadband speeds

News 22 Aug, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

CEBR research suggest the capitals SMBs are failing to get a good return on their comms investments

Twitter

Twitter changes policy on removing pictures of deceased

News 21 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The social network says family members can request the removal of pictures - as long as they can prove they are related

Self-driving lorries to hit UK streets in 2015

News 19 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The lorries will allow whole convoys to transport goods with just one driver

fibre optic cable

Google beefs up cables after shark attacks

News 15 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Google is reinforcing its underwater fibre-optic cables to protect against future shark attacks

Networking

Intel acquires Avago’s LSI SDN business

News 15 Aug, 2014 Rene Millman

Pays $650 million for Axxia Networking Business firm

Job cuts

Cisco cuts 6,000 jobs - 8% of its workforce

News 15 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

It will be the company's fourth cull in four years

Mobile mast

One third of rural customers unhappy with mobile services

News 13 Aug, 2014 Rene Millman

Ofcom report finds Vodafone worse in rural areas, EE takes crown

One millionth superfast broadband connection installed

News 8 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid said the nationwide rollout is on track to get superfast broadband to 95% of the UK by 2017

legal hammer

Facebook under scrutiny for privacy policy

News 6 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

Class action lawsuit has been signed by 17,000 people

Offline

Citizens Advice Bureau wants ISPs to axe "rip-off" broadband cancellation fees

News 5 Aug, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Citizens Advice Bureau wants to see cancellation fees axed in cases where customers experience persistent service problems

Google used Gmail tracking to help catch sex offender who secretly filmed children

News 5 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The internet giant tipped off US police about the man, demonstrating the company is tracking users carrying out illegal activity

Desperate US Facebook users dialled 911 during outage

News 4 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

When Facebook went down last week, some LA residents panicked and phoned the County Sheriff's Department

internet

Internet.org app launch brings free web services to Zambia

News 1 Aug, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Facebook-backed initiative unveils first app to help developing countries get online

Broadband speed

Start-ups complain about poor Tech City broadband

News 1 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The infrastructure or policy is not in place to make it ‘fit for purpose’, it is claimed

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