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What is SSID?

We look at what SSID is and how it is used to connect devices to the internet
16 Jul 2019
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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
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What is bandwidth?

We look at how bandwidth works, and why your internet connection sometimes slows to a crawl...
1 Jul 2019
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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
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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
Visit/policy-legislation/33754/major-uk-telecoms-providers-commit-to-ofcoms-customer-code-of-practice
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Visit/network-internet/33364/government-intervention-pivotal-to-boosting-rural-4g
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Network & Internet

Government intervention pivotal to boosting rural 4G

Membership body repeats calls for network sharing by operators to boost digital connectivity for SMBs
1 Apr 2019
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Policy & legislation

Automatic compensation for broadband outages goes live

No need to dial up when your internet goes down, ISPs are now incentivised to pay you back without prompt
1 Apr 2019
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TalkTalk and Sky are 'failing' customers

Which? notes four of the UK's major broadband providers are consistently under-performing
26 Mar 2019
Visit/broadband/33196/virgin-media-rolls-out-intelligent-wifi-to-boost-home-networks
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Virgin Media rolls out Intelligent WiFi

The smart software will use cloud-power to optimise wireless signals
11 Mar 2019
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Ofcom brings tougher broadband speed regulations into effect

Consumers can now expect guaranteed minimum speeds otherwise they can breach contracts penalty-free
1 Mar 2019
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Network & Internet

Virgin Media can now deliver 8Gbps hyperfast broadband

Using its existing infrastructure, Virgin Media has successfully trialled network speeds over 200 times quicker than the national average
6 Feb 2019
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Network & Internet

O2 to demand millions in compensation from Ericsson

CEO Mark Evans is set to meet with Ericsson for crisis talks over a blanket UK outage caused by expired software licenses
10 Dec 2018
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Network & Internet

BT to extract Huawei tech from 4G infrastructure

Move follows a warning issued by the government last month for firms to be careful over 5G suppliers
5 Dec 2018
Visit/broadband/32383/ee-and-virgin-media-fined-13m-for-overcharging-customers
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EE and Virgin Media fined £13m for overcharging customers

Communications regulator Ofcom deemed the charges “excessive”
16 Nov 2018
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Policy & legislation

China erases citizens' social media accounts

Following the country's restriction on media outlets, China have exercised their censorship laws eliminating 9,800 social media accounts
13 Nov 2018
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Three claims 5G will end fixed-line home broadband

The company's CEO says 5G will be a "genuine alternative" to separate home broadband
8 Nov 2018
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Network & Internet

Gov warns UK telecos over security risks to 5G supply chain

Analysts say the letter is directed at Huawei as government warns network providers the 'rules may change'
6 Nov 2018
Visit/broadband/32229/openreach-cuts-costs-of-full-fibre-connections-to-new-homes
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Openreach cuts costs of full-fibre connections to new homes

The company will reduce prices of wholesale broadband by 75% for small developments
29 Oct 2018
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