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
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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
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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
Ofcom opens up Openreach for full-fibre commitment
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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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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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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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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
Government intervention pivotal to boosting rural 4G
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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
Automatic compensation for broadband outages goes live
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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
TalkTalk and Sky are 'failing' customers
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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
Virgin Media rolls out Intelligent WiFi
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Virgin Media rolls out Intelligent WiFi

The smart software will use cloud-power to optimise wireless signals
11 Mar 2019
Ofcom brings tougher broadband speed regulations into effect
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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
Virgin Media can now deliver 8Gbps hyperfast broadband
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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
O2 to demand millions in compensation from Ericsson
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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
BT to extract Huawei tech from 4G infrastructure
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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
China erases citizens' social media accounts
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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
Three claims 5G will end fixed-line home broadband
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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
Gov warns UK telecos over security risks to 5G supply chain
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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
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
O2 and Three to flush 5G through the sewers
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Network & Internet

O2 and Three to flush 5G through the sewers

Telecom companies find an innovative place to pipe fibre infrastructure where it won't be wasted
28 Sep 2018
UK ISPs exploit the 'acceptance of mediocre broadband'
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UK ISPs exploit the 'acceptance of mediocre broadband'

Experts say dishonest advertising stymies innovation and artificially inflates the value of lower-grade connections
21 Aug 2018
Superfast broadband gives UK businesses £9 billion boost
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Superfast broadband gives UK businesses £9 billion boost

Gov says faster speeds are also creating more jobs
20 Aug 2018