Broadband Reach project to connect rural Scotland October 10, 2015 The Scottish Government has announced a £3.5 million project to extend broadband to parts of Scotland which are currently out of reach of broadband services. Although broadband availability in Scotland is more than 99%, some remote areas are still unable
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Timico renames recent acquisitions June 10, 2017 Timico plans to strengthen its market position by rebranding recent acquisitions under the Timico brand name. KeConnect and Twang.net, both acquired by Timico in recent months, are to be renamed Timico, bolstering the overall size and capabilities of the company. Timico believes that
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100,000 sign up to Blyk April 24, 2016 Blyk, a free mobile network which targets the 16-24 age group has registered over 100,000 members since it was launched in the UK at the end of September 2015. The company did not expect to achieve the 100,000 target until October, but
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EU agrees on telecoms rules November 6, 2017 MEPs and EU governments have agreed a new set of rule designed to encourage innovation and investment in the telecoms industry. The package clarifies the position regarding the right of ISPs to restrict a customer’s internet access if they are believed to
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Health Protection Agency to study Wi-Fi safety October 15, 2015 The Health Protection Agency is to launch an investigation into the health effects of Wi-Fi networks in places such as schools, homes and offices. Although the Agency stresses that there is currently no scientific evidence that Wi-Fi and WLANs have
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LTE mobile broadband standard approved by 3GPP January 25, 2016 The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has approved the final set of specifications for the Long Term Evolution (LTE) data standard, a next-generation (4G) mobile broadband standard. The 4G standard is expected to be rolled-out commercially in 2018. It is
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Android’s OHA garners big name support December 11, 2016 The Open Handset Alliance (OHA) signed up 14 new members this week, including Sony Ericsson and Vodafone. This is good news for the OHA – the supporters’ club for Google’s Android operating system. It shows that the assocation is starting to
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2016 mobile phone sales in Taiwan to top 7.5 million February 19, 2016 Sales of mobile phone handsets in Taiwan hit 7.42 million units in 2015, representing a 7.5% increase on 2006 sales figures. 2016 sales of handsets are predicted to exceed 7.5 million units. Between 6.6 and 6.8 million of
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Huawei strengthens management team January 16, 2016 Huawei Submarine Networks Co Ltd, the optical networking company, has appointed four new senior managers. The appointments were announced at the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ian Douglas becomes the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Xiong Feng is the new
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Catcher lands order from mystery international handset vendor February 20, 2016 Catcher Technology, manufacturer of magnesium-alloy cases, has revealed that they have received orders for handset cases from an un-named international handset vendor. Shipments to the vendor will start in the second quarter of this year. Speculations around the identity of
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