Government and network operators back £1bn rural 4G scheme
Rural telecoms
Network & Internet

Government and network operators back £1bn rural 4G scheme

Creation of the Shared Rural Network will see rivals cooperate to extend coverage in hard-to-reach areas
25 Oct 2019
Why did the government’s 2025 full-fibre dream fail?
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broadband

Why did the government’s 2025 full-fibre dream fail?

Just months after it was first pledged, the PM's plan to "unleash full-fibre” across the country has all but disappeared. What went wrong?
17 Oct 2019
Queen's speech reveals backtrack on 2025 full fibre pledge
Network & Internet

Queen's speech reveals backtrack on 2025 full fibre pledge

The commitment to accelerate the rollout by eight years had previously been met with criticism
15 Oct 2019
Vodafone trials new networking tech to breakup monopoly
Network & Internet

Vodafone trials new networking tech to breakup monopoly

Open infrastructure project debuts in Europe in an effort to bridge urban-rural divide
7 Oct 2019
‘Too many hurdles’ for 2025 full-fibre pledge
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Network & Internet

‘Too many hurdles’ for 2025 full-fibre pledge

Government pledges additional funds but much of this will go towards installing gigabit connections as a stopgap
30 Sep 2019
Urban-rural broadband divide persists, despite rhetoric
Broadband and telecoms
Network & Internet

Urban-rural broadband divide persists, despite rhetoric

Select committee questions how much priority the government is actually giving to helping rural businesses
18 Sep 2019
British ISPs fight to make the web less secure
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British ISPs fight to make the web less secure

Why Britain’s broadband providers are worried about a new technology that guards against online snooping
14 Sep 2019
Openreach revises full fibre prices for small businesses
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Network & Internet

Openreach revises full fibre prices for small businesses

The new standardised pricing structure will make it easier for businesses to cost up their new site projects
3 Sep 2019
Sky reportedly eyeing fibre investment with Liberty Global
Broadband cable
Network & Internet

Sky reportedly eyeing fibre investment with Liberty Global

The new network proposal could place serious pressure on BT and Openreach
2 Sep 2019
Three UK defends 'misleading' 5G advertising
Three UK
Network & Internet

Three UK defends 'misleading' 5G advertising

EE and four others have complained to the UK advertising regulator about its "entirely false" 5G marketing
20 Aug 2019
Three launches UK's first fully unlimited 5G network
Three mobile
Network & Internet

Three launches UK's first fully unlimited 5G network

Unlimited data and speeds for one single price will appeal to some, but there some serious drawbacks to its launch
19 Aug 2019
Terrible tech conference Wi-Fi could soon be long gone
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Terrible tech conference Wi-Fi could soon be long gone

New government initiative aims to attract more international events to the UK with better infrastructure
16 Aug 2019
BT claims PM's 2025 full fibre pledge will cost £30bn
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broadband

BT claims PM's 2025 full fibre pledge will cost £30bn

UK's largest broadband operator says its ready to expand if a deal is reached with Ofcom
2 Aug 2019
What is a default gateway?
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Network & Internet

What is a default gateway?

A look at one of the most critical components of a well-functioning network
25 Jul 2019
What is SSID?
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broadband

What is SSID?

We look at what SSID is and how it is used to connect devices to the internet
16 Jul 2019
US-Huawei sanctions leading to ‘major 5G slowdown’ in Europe
Huawei and America
Network & Internet

US-Huawei sanctions leading to ‘major 5G slowdown’ in Europe

Swedish Telecoms giant claims key decisions are being put off due to security reviews and economic disputes
2 Jul 2019
Mozilla teases subscription-based Firefox release
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Network & Internet

Mozilla teases subscription-based Firefox release

Premium VPN and secure storage features among privacy-centric add-ons touted for the web browser
11 Jun 2019
Ofcom tasks BT and KCOM with rural broadband delivery
Network & Internet

Ofcom tasks BT and KCOM with rural broadband delivery

With the cost of delivering adequate broadband to rural areas being so high, new funding methods must be devised
7 Jun 2019
UK telcos commit to Ofcom's customer code of practice
Broadband and telecoms
Policy & legislation

UK telcos commit to Ofcom's customer code of practice

It's the latest in a line of frequent policy announcements from the telecoms watchdog which aims to get customers the best deal
3 Jun 2019
Ofcom opens up Openreach for full-fibre commitment
Openreach telecoms maintenance
Policy & legislation

Ofcom opens up Openreach for full-fibre commitment

Telcos will have greater access to Openreach infrastructure in a bid to accelerate ultrafast broadband to millions more properties
24 May 2019
Ofcom will compel broadband providers to be more transparent
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Policy & legislation

Ofcom will compel broadband providers to be more transparent

It's the watchdog's latest effort to provide customers with the best deal possible
15 May 2019
Vodafone is the first carrier to name its 5G switch-on date
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Network & Internet

Vodafone is the first carrier to name its 5G switch-on date

The telco will launch 5G in more cities than any other network too
15 May 2019
Trump slaps 25% tariffs on Chinese networking equipment
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Network & Internet

Trump slaps 25% tariffs on Chinese networking equipment

ZTE and Huawei expect to be hit by sharp duty hike as critics say the move will hamper 5G development
13 May 2019
BT revenues slip, but investment indicates long-term vision
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Business strategy

BT revenues slip, but investment indicates long-term vision

BT shines in its consumer business and it also shares some enticing 5G news for the UK
9 May 2019