Swedish Homes to Get 10 Fold Speed Increase October 2, 2016 Residents in Swedish properties will soon be able to take advantage of high speed internet, in fact it will be ten times faster than the connections they have now. NEC’s European arm is to provide Swedish network operator, Svenska Fibernät,
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OFT investigation into merger of Tiscali and Pipex July 25, 2015 The Office of Fair Trading is to investigate the recent acquisition by Tiscali of the broadband and voice customers of Pipex, the UK’s sixth largest broadband provider. The investigation, which will be looking for any potential competition issues, could delay the £210m merger for
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GIPS powers Yahoo! Messenger VideoChat August 27, 2017 VideoChat on Yahoo! Messenger 10 is to be powered by GIPS VideoEngine. Global IP Solutions said its VideoEngine will enable high-quality video calling on the newly launched Yahoo! Messenger 10. “We’re proud to work with Yahoo! to deliver a truly differentiated high
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Mobile broadband calculators “ridiculously” inaccurate September 3, 2017 Mobile broadband users risk racking up monthly bills running into hundreds of pounds because operators are failing to properly explain download limits. Calculators provided to help users calculate how much they’re downloading are “ridiculous”, consumer advice site Broadband Genie claimed. Virgin Media,
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Tiscali moves into quad-play with Toucan Mobile January 4, 2016 Tiscali UK is planning to rebrand Toucan Mobile, in order to offer quad-play services. The restructuring will allow the company to offer a package of telephone, broadband Internet, television and mobile telephone services. Toucan Mobile, which Tiscali acquired when it
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Rise in illegal downloads July 30, 2015 Entertainment Media Research, Europe’s foremost entertainment research consultancy, has published its fourth annual Digital Music Survey. Of 1,700 people questioned, 43% admitted they were illegally downloading tracks. In 2006, this figure was 36%, and in 2005 it was 40%. There was a fall in the percentage of people
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Sony Ericsson predict poor results for first quarter March 25, 2016 Sony Ericsson’s Taiwan-based component suppliers are predicting a downturn in orders for the first half of this year after Sony significantly revised its projected sales figures for the first quarter. In a press release last week, Sony Ericsson revealed the
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BT FON reaches 100,000 users June 3, 2016 BT FON, a public Wi-Fi network available to BT Total Broadband customers, has passed the 100,000 user target. The service was launched in October 2015. BT FON members share their home broadband connections to create a network of thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots
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C&W loss and gain May 27, 2017 The telecom firm of C&W (Cable & Wireless) was forced to absorb £189m in losses as it watched its profits for the year fall by 13% due to high costs for a recent acquisition, and costs related to overhauling its London office, which forced the
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China’s telecoms merger April 28, 2016 Telecom service providers in China are to undergo a major overhaul in the coming months, involving a consolidation process in which six of the major providers will be merged into three companies. It is expected that China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom will be
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