- TechTarget 05 Oct 2012
Gulfstream, G550 Business Jet. (Photo credit: dirkjankraan.com)It is hard to have sympathy for large multinational companies at the best of times, even when they are really going through times of ...
SAN JOSE, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Research in Motion (RIM) CEO Thorsten Heins speaks during the BlackBerry Jam 2012 conference at the San Jose Convention Center (Image credit: Getty Images via ...
- TechTarget 12 Sep 2012
(Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)As the results rolled in again this summer and we saw how few children were taking IT or Computer Science courses at GCSE or A Level, the debates began. ...
So, less than 24 hours after the launch of its new flagship handsets - the Lumia 920 and 820 - Nokia has been exposed as a faker. The company gathered the press in New York yesterday to unveil its ...
Nokia is often treated as the sad, old mobile manufacturer that lost its way. The phone in the corner trying to shout "I used to be a contender!" over the noise of the cooler kids like Samsung and ...
I have just had a very interesting chat with Cisco's head of borderless networks in the UK and Ireland, Sarah Eccleston, about what changes bring your own device (BYOD) inspires in enterprise ...
Today has seen me get very excited about the simplest looking technology. During my usual internet browsing - ok, Twitter - I came across a website called OwnFone. The idea behind the company is to ...
This week, Ofcom ruled that Everything Everywhere (EE) would be allowed to liberalise its 1800MHz spectrum and use it to provide 4G services across the UK. Rival operators, namely O2 and Vodafone, ...
Whenever anyone talks about NFC at the moment, we all get pound signs in our eyes, thinking about how good it is to pay with the touch of a card or mobile phone, rather than entering a pesky ...
It is becoming increasingly common - and frustrating - for MPs and ministers of state to turn up to give keynote speeches managing to say a huge number of words without saying anything at all. ...
Today's announcement from Adobe that it is pulling its Flash Player from the Google Play store is one that has infuriated me. Since Steve Jobs published his unnecessary tirade against the company ...
- TechTarget 07 Aug 2012
surface_05 (Photo credit: SpicaGames)Today the tech press is awash with words from Acer, which has become the first PC manufacturer to square up to Microsoft about the launch of its Surface tablet ...
- TechTarget 02 Aug 2012
Research in Motion (RIM) today unveiled an updated version of its tablet device, the BlackBerry PlayBook, with one major selling feature - its 4G compatibility. The new tablet will go on sale first ...
- TechTarget 24 Jul 2012
Ofcom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Today's announcement of the long awaited 4G spectrum auction has got tongues wagging as Ofcom has confirmed it will reserve a portion of the frequencies for a fourth ...
Yesterday the world watched as the first British cyclist for 100 years won the most gruelling cycling race in the world.Bradley Wiggins 2010 Tour de France (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Hundreds of ...
Nokia Lumia 800 (Photo credit: John.Karakatsanis)Before we have even polished off the bottle of whisky needed after listening to RIM's painful figures, Nokia is heading our way with its second ...
O2-UK SIM Card (Photo credit: DeclanTM)Today has seen yet another technical failure leaving hundreds of thousands of people in the UK without a tool that is necessary to their daily lives. This ...
If you are a F1 fan like me or even caught a glimpse of the news this weekend, you would know it was the Silverstone Grand Prix on Sunday. You would also know that the typical British summer tried ...
CMA members want Ofcom to make sure that there is national roaming, almost to the exclusion of everything else.
Ofcom's proposals to auction frequencies in the 800MHz and 2.6GHz frequency bands seem tailor-made to attract BT
The table below shows the extent to which BT is doing fibre to the cabinet (FTTC), compared to fibre to the premises (FTTP).
Next generation access local networks need to support innovation, enterprise, economic growth and the community
Congratulations to Olivia Garfield, former boss of BT strategy and now head honcho of BT Openreach following Steve Robertson's decision to hand over the reins. Liv, who has been feisty in ...
"Openreach has spent millions of pounds to ensure that Cardiff boasts some of the best access to modern broadband technology in the UK, but residents in some enabled areas of Cardiff are proving ...
no-one ever asks end users if they would be interested in investing in their local broadband supplier
It's been anecdotal up to now, but a recent report in the Telegraph suggests that life is starting to imitate art, at least where it concerns house desirability and broadband access. The Torygraph ...
We should spare a thought for those in Libya right now.Looking at the Google Transparency report, it would seem the plug has been pulled on the internet for the citizens and businesses of that ...
BT's fibre upgrades to its cabinets could leave as many as 15% of cabinets in an area unfibred,
published to help people understand better the cost of WBA on a hypothetical ongoing network.
Nokia may end up a software house for embedded Symbian devices.
a national fibre to the home network could be built for an annual investment of £500m to £1bn for about five years - a far cry from the £29bn the authorities currently accept as gospel truth.
Perhaps ministers should ask themselves whether business rates on fibre is a game worth the candle.
But one must ask whether BT is trying to make us believe that what's good for BT is good for UK plc.
Which means, in the end, FTTP.
BSkyB buy...um...something else.
communications minister Ed Vaizey could deliver his boss's desired "best broadband network in Europe by 2015" with change to spare from his £830m.
The book tells of the trials and tribulations residents of Ashby faced in getting gigabit broadband access around the village.
How to make money from the Internet!
How will the telco industry fix all that is b0rked in 2011?
a thoughtful comparison of the estimated costs for "superfast broadband" from BT or a possible community owned network
BT's £546m deal to take over the Fujitsu part of the NHS's £12.7bn National Programme for IT is under investigation by the National Audit Office.
delegates were hoping to tell Ed frankly how different business rates applied to their fibre and to BT's skews the playing field
Neelie Kroes, the European Commission's spearhead for a Digital Europe, has read the riot act to regulators. She wants them to act against dominant telcos that don't play fair with access to ...
But what if an offical decided to help spare Uncle Sam's blushes by insisting that the hosting site take down the web site?
We can't even get first generation broadband into rural areas.
Copper broadband is a short-term solution rubbing salt in this country's broadband wounds
Is this the superfast broadband Ian Livingston promised to deliver?
BT won't return to FTTC areas for a long time, if ever?!
Wikileaks can't leak as hole is plugged (temporarily) with a DOS attack.
Engaging the digitally reluctant with ingenious ideas rather than just money.....
that leaves only Cable&Wireless Worldwide and BT to get on board the Public Service Network.
BT must be doing something right to pick up four gongs at the World Communications Awards.
As government services are going to be "digital by default", the government should take the bitter-end logical step of not taxing those who cannot transact online with it.
It's becoming increasingly clear that it is inappropriate for BT, as a profit-seeking company, to own and manage a regulated operation like Openreach.
Ofcom and BT investigate how to further next gen deployment with access to ducts and poles. Or do they?
Nor are they allowed to queer BT's hegemony over backhaul, leased lines, or to offer services to mobile operators.
Check the ownership of your ISP
Is this country being held to ransom by a lack of joined up thinking?
So let's be generous. Vaizey's statement that a two-tier internet would not be unacceptable, is a temporising measure, one that is required, force majeur, until the network operators can install ...
They really don't, and often they are in positions of power with enormous capacity to abuse.Take this story from a blog post I was alerted to via Twitter. Deep in the comments was this human ...
Communications minister Ed Vaizey is fulfilling a promise to meet network operators to discuss business rates levied on networks, especially fibre networks, on 2 December.
Livingston appears to be suggesting that BT can supply broadband to 24% more homes that are even more expensive to reach, for only £830m.
Ofcom has subcontracted to the NICC network standards body the development of a wholesale broadband "API", the Active Lines Access (ALA) standard.
As the Digital Parish Pump idea gains traction, Rory's Reivers begin to highlight the issues faced by communities across the land as they realise they can build their own superfast networks.
Ashby de la Launde in Lincolnshire is the first FTTH village in the UK, and it's a community network, not a telco.
he did a much better job than Google's PR department convincing me that Google's intentions were honourable
New data from Juniper Research into the global LTE market highlights the network operators' dilemma: do they use LTE to unclog congested urban networks , or do they go for the periurban and rural ...
The blue pound is important for Britain's future recovery. Have we given them all away? Or can we hold on to a few?
Project Natal launches as Kinect for the Xbox.
Rural broadband has become a key issue, can we make it happen? And what is a digital village pump?!
free access to spectrum in the 500MHz and 800MHz bands.
Confusing the consumer about broadband speeds - Early Day Motion
How Cumbrians are taking on the Big Society and broadband over today and tomorrow.
More carrier pigeon vs data racing
Can Big Society start its good work this weekend in Cumbria?
Why Lincolnshire is the centre of the Uk fibre universe.....you'd be surprised.
Video can murder your network
the spooks are getting £650m over four years in new money to beef up the UK's resilience to cyber attacks
Noise is the price you pay for signal
Blackberry chair talks about rural community and mobile backhaul
ISPs to regulate the Net? I think not!
Virgin Media have the speediest broadband in the UK? Um, no!
Alternative funding source for the BBC
Civil servants, entrepreneurs and Ministers
Eutelsat satellite is considered lost
Google is collecting personal data....
London Underground does wi-fi with BT
Lessons from the National Grid for our next big infrastructure project
New Analysys Mason report for the BSG looks at the wireless and satellite options for the country - and fails at the first hurdle?
Even the rocket scientists in the Treasury can work out the return that faster and bigger investment in broadband will bring
France gets an upgraded rural 3G network, shared.
Rural areas get shot at speedy VirginMedia 100Mbps broadband first! Londoners in shock.
Digital Scotland report tackles the business rates issue (fibre tax) head on.
Why community clouds are the next big thing, and how LUSfibre and Abacus shine the way forward.
Police use Twitter
Can Google's report change how the UK views the Internet?
National infrastructure Plan 2010 revealed
UK not even on the league table for fibre, either in Europe or globally. Lithuania is though....and leading it for Europe.
Should BBC Licence fee money destined for rural network building be paid in fibre tax?
£120M of BBC licence money is going where??