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Electric cars will fuel huge demand for power, says National Grid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 04:30:44 AM
....Quinn said a large share of power from renewables had “already become a reality”, and three of the report’s four scenarios predict that solar power will have the biggest share of generation capacity by 2050. In all of the scenarios, new nuclear power stations are assumed to be built and the capacity of interconnectors that provide backup power from Europe rises from 4GW now to between 10GW and 19GW in 2030. ...
TfL gets closer to offering full mobile coverage on the tube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:04:56 AM
.... People can access the internet on the phone at many underground station platforms in London but there is no service in moving trains in the tunnels. The plans are at early stage, with the cost of implementing the technology yet to be assessed, but it is understood that the goal is to provide 4G coverage throughout the tube system as soon as possible. ...
EE and Vodafone are UK’s worst mobile providers, says Which? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:01:20 AM
.... Giffgaff was named as the firm with the happiest mobile customers. Despite its fast 4G service, Which? found that just 20% of EE customers would recommend the company’s services to a friend or family member. ...
Business leaders want next government to build two more runways image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:01:29 PM
....”. In a manifesto paper, the business group said that the government should also prioritise ultrafast broadband and 4G coverage. ...
Battle ground image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 01:14:58 AM
....The rest of the government's income comes from a variety of sources. These include interest - for example on student loans; dividends - for example from holdings of Royal Bank of Scotland shares; and profits from assets - including the leasing of 4G mobile licences. ...
Firms 'hobbled' by poor mobile coverage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 08:36:37 AM
....The BCC, which surveyed more than 1,400 mainly small businesses, said the issue was "hobbling" productivity. Ofcom says almost all UK premises must receive a 4G signal by the end of 2017. ...
4G mobile: UK urban areas with best and worst coverage revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:33:27 AM
. Middlesbrough has the best 4G mobile phone coverage in Britain while Bournemouth has the worst, according to a study of Britain’s biggest urban areas. ...
UK's best and worst cities for 4G mobile coverage revealed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 01:18:24 AM
. Middlesbrough is the best place in the UK to get mobile 4G coverage while Bournemouth is the worst, says a report. ...
Airport duty-free prices not always cheapest, says Which? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:00:29 AM
....The Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon was £20 cheaper at Toys R Us online than at Gatwick South World Duty Free. Which? said it was “stunned” to find the SanDisk Extreme Plus 64GB camera memory card selling for £73 more at Glasgow International’s Dixons Travel than at Currys online. ...
Huawei defeats Samsung in patent battle in China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 11:22:55 AM
...."Over many years, Samsung Electronics has pioneered the development of innovative mobile technologies through continuous investment in R&D to provide consumers with a wide selection of innovative products," he added. The Chinese ruling coincides with a judgement from the High Court of England and Wales that Huawei must pay a US firm a global fee for its 4G patents or face a local sales ban. ...
BT fined £42m over delays to high-speed cable installation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 03:54:47 AM
....”. A spokesman for Vodafone said: “We hope this ruling will encourage BT Openreach to finally drop the unacceptable practices it has used to avoid paying compensation for late delivery of fixed fibre lines, which have impacted businesses across the country as well as our own 4G roll-out. ...
Coal in 'freefall' as new power plants dive by two-thirds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:01:20 AM
....”. In total, 64GW of coal capacity was retired last year, mainly in the US and EU. ...
Robots delivering pizza and house viewing by VR: is 5G really the future? image
....However, 5G, which is set to be rolled out in the UK next decade, also has its critics. They argue consumers don’t need the superfast speeds the upgrade from current 4G technology promises, and many in the industry believe that logistical issues mean that 5G may not be properly rolled out in the UK for decades. ...
Budget: Money for robots, cars and 5G image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:04:53 PM
....It's become an article of faith for governments around the world to say 5G will be the vital underpinning of the new industrial age. And after seeing both the US and China execute the rollout of 4G faster than Europe, ministers may feel that it's even more urgent to keep up this time. ...
Solar power growth leaps by 50% worldwide thanks to US and China image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:00:41 PM
.... Germany, which moved several years ago to subsidise and build a solar industry, still retains the crown for total solar capacity capacity, with Italy second top. Across Europe, the total amount of solar power passed the symbolic milestone of 100GW in early 2016 and now stands at 104GW. ...
All it took was an anchor … how a storm took down half the UK's electricity link to France image
.... National Grid, which sees them as a growth business, is already blasting through rock in Norway to connect the country’s hydro dams with the UK through a 450-mile-long, 1. 4GW capacity cable to the UK. ...
Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected at MWC 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 04:30:03 PM
....It relies on 2. 5G connectivity - which has slower data speeds than 3G or 4G - and is powered by the S30+ operating system, which allows web browsing but has a much smaller range of apps than Android or iOS. ...
EE balloons and drones to help fix mobile blackspots image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 12:54:47 PM
....“Rural parts of the UK provide more challenges to mobile coverage than anywhere else,” he said. EE expects that its 4G network will cover 92% of Britain geographically by the end of this year, excluding balloon and drone coverage. ...
Six-year-old spends £734 on TV shows, plus the people who don't shop image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 01:28:39 PM
....HSBC shutting four bank branches a week. UK 4G coverage worse than in Romania and Peru, watchdog finds. ...
Are we being left in the digital slow lane? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 10:10:11 AM
. According to data quoted by a government-appointed panel of experts, the UK is 54th in the world for 4G mobile networks, behind countries like Romania, Albania and Peru. ...
UK government 'must take action' on 5G image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 12:08:44 AM
. The rollout of the UK's future 5G mobile network must be handled better than 4G was, according to a new report. ...
UK 4G coverage worse than in Romania and Peru, watchdog finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 12:01:10 AM
. Britain’s 4G mobile phone coverage is worse than that in Albania, Panama, Peru and Romania, with users able to connect barely half the time, a government infrastructure watchdog has found. ...
Machine food image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 12:36:28 AM
.... . So Dr Trianni's team is using ultra-wideband radio for his drones to communicate without relying on rural 3G or 4G mobile connections. ...
BT faces 4G Ofcom auction challenge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 12:34:09 PM
. Ofcom has proposed a cap on some of the newly available 4G spectrum it is preparing for auction, which would prevent BT from bidding. ...
Regulator prevents BT and EE   bidding for more 4G mobile spectrum image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 10:05:00 AM
. Ofcom has blocked BT and its mobile arm EE from bidding for more spectrum in an auction of airwaves that will allow faster downloads for 4G users. ...
Living in a broadband ‘not-spot’? Try using the church spire to get a signal image
....Belson, 47, says a company called Hyperoptic – which specialises in bringing full-fibre optic broadband direct to “multi-dwelling” buildings – is being very proactive, “but currently doesn’t have plans to connect single houses, which Rotherhithe has a lot of, so this will only be part of the solution”. He adds that Relish, a fast unlimited 4G data-only supplier covering central London, tried to extend its service to his area a year ago, but its planning application for a new mast was rejected by Southwark council. ...
Virgin becomes last major UK 4G network image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 12:38:32 PM
. Virgin Media has launched its first 4G tariffs, the last major UK network to offer high-speed mobile internet plans. ...
How to avoid mobile rip-offs image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 07:57:00 AM
.... . “Deals change all the time, but right now we offer a Three SIM charging £9 a month for unlimited minutes, texts and 4GB of 4G data,” he adds. ...
Broadband must be affordable for poor, say councils image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 11:13:04 PM
....He did not address the price of broadband specifically, focusing instead on the need to get superfast broadband to as many areas of the country as possible. "First, we must complete the rollout of universal 4G and superfast broadband between now and 2020. ...
Samsung Galaxy Note 7: The unanswered questions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of October 2016 03:55:07 PM
....But one expert said all smartphone-makers would be reviewing their plans. "There are greater power demands on modern smartphones - they have bigger, higher-resolution screens, faster processors, and 4G data - but there is also greater pressure to keep them very compact and also enable owners to charge them quickly," said Ian Fogg, from IHS. ...
Which report: UK 'lags behind' London on 4G coverage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of October 2016 11:08:38 PM
. The rest of the UK is lagging behind London when it comes to accessing 4G data services, according to a report from mobile coverage company OpenSignal and consumer watchdog Which?. ...
Dialing up cheap data in India image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of September 2016 12:54:49 AM
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Fastest mobile 4G network speed record 'broken' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 01:07:15 PM
. A new record has been set for the world's fastest 4G mobile internet speed, according to a network operator. ...
Apple tackles iPhone one-tap spyware flaws image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of August 2016 11:51:30 PM
...."[It is] the most sophisticated spyware package we've seen," said Lookout. "It takes advantage of how integrated mobile devices are in our lives and the combination of features only available on mobile - always connected (wi-fi, 3G/4G), voice communications, camera, email, messaging, GPS, passwords, and contact lists. ...
Would you put your phone in a cement mixer? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of August 2016 11:37:21 PM
....Security experts always recommend using the newest version of an operating system as they are usually the most secure. The BBC tested out the 4G-enabled Tuffphone 400, priced £288, on a building site and found it could receive calls under water after several minutes of being submerged, survive a tumble in a cement mixer full of sand and could still make calls and get online after being dropped from scaffolding over 2m high. ...
Net overload 'sparks digital detox for millions of Britons' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 11:02:20 PM
....By the end of 2015, 9. 2 million fixed broadband connections were superfast and 4G accounted for almost half of all mobile subscriptions, it found. ...

Funeral director stole charity donations from grieving families 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 06:51:21 PM
....twitter. com/cpXyk4GI9Z. ...
BT says Openreach can have investment powers and board image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 08:52:02 AM
....In May, BT outlined plans to invest £6bn over the next three years in faster broadband and mobile services. It plans to offer what it describes as "ultra-fast" broadband to 12 million premises by 2020, as well as improving coverage of faster 4G mobile services. ...
Samsung shares fall after it sues Huawei over patents image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 22nd of July 2016 01:47:22 AM
....34. The two companies are already entangled in several legal battles over the use of proprietary technology, including fourth-generation (4G) cellular technology, operating systems and user interface software. ...
Telecoms companies unite to sign 5G manifesto image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of July 2016 05:43:45 PM
....The document also outlines the businesses' commitment to launching 5G in a minimum of one city per EU country by 2020. 5G is the fifth generation of mobile networks, and is likely to be significantly faster than the currently available 3G and 4G. ...
Vodafone back in the fast lane with first revenue and earnings growth in eight years image
....The mobile giant hailed the success of its £19billion project launched in November 2013, which has 46. 8 million 4G customers after bringing 4G speed to 87 per cent of its European business, built more fixed-line fibre and extended 3G coverage in emerging markets such as India. ...
Big Four banks benefit from regulator's featherlight approach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of May 2016 05:37:49 PM
....It hasn’t come cheaply. Vodafone has spent £19bn in the past two years, including a necessary extra £7bn under “Project Spring” to get its 4G and data capabilities up to competitive strength. ...
Vodafone returns to annual growth for first time in eight years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of May 2016 11:57:18 AM
....Vodafone has 46. 8 million 4G customers in Europe after extending its next generation mobile networks to 87% 4G coverage, The coverage is below its 90% target owing to rollout delays in the UK and Germany, it said. ...
Why Three's proposed merger with O2 was a deal too far image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 06:31:32 PM
....First, as the commission pointed out, the current set-up of four operators – BT’s EE, Vodafone, TelefÓnica’s O2 and Hutchison’s Three – is working well. Mobile prices are among the lowest in the EU and 4G technology is among the most widespread. ...
BT to answer superfast call image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 6th of May 2016 12:01:00 AM
....The telecoms giant plans to provide ultrafast broadband to 12 million homes and businesses by 2020, up from a previously target of 10 million, including reaching two million premises in new housing developments, high streets and business parks with even faster fibre-optic lines, called fibre to the premises (FTTP). It also plans to improve its EE mobile phone network so it can offer fast 4G coverage to over 95 per cent of the country. ...
BT is just coasting with £6bn wave of broadband investment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of May 2016 06:48:30 PM
.... Don’t believe the hype: £6bn is a large sum, but not quite as it seems. About a third probably covers newly arrived EE’s expansion of its 4G mobile network, which is spending that would have happened anyway. ...
BT chief's risky bet on live football continues to pay off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of May 2016 04:59:10 PM
....He is going to have to fork out £6bn to improve the country’s phone and internet infrastructure – if only to keep the regulator Ofcom off his back – but that’s the price of keeping the cash cow that the wholesale division has become. Related: BT to spend £6bn on superfast broadband and 4G rollout. ...
BT to spend £6bn on superfast broadband and 4G rollout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of May 2016 07:51:46 AM
. BT, under pressure from rivals and regulator Ofcom, is to invest £6bn in improving its services, including extending superfast broadband and 4G coverage to more than 95% of the UK by 2020. ...
Why Three into O2 won't go image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 06:34:20 PM
.... What’s more, there is little evidence that better infrastructure – the prize deal-doers invariably wave – has materialised. Further, mobile companies have maintained healthy cashflow margins above 12% in the UK even while rolling out 4G technology. ...
UK regulator wants European commission to block Three-O2 deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 07:51:58 AM
....Vodafone, which shares the Beacon network with O2, said Hutchison buying its partner would be harmful because the UK needs at least three credible network operators for effective competition. “Vodafone UK relies on the Beacon network that we share with O2 to roll out our 4G network. ...
What to do if your child’s mobile phone bill starts to ring alarm bells image
.... Tesco Mobile has been the leading exponent in this area. The Three network deserves similar praise, as does Carphone Warehouse’s new 4G plan called iD. ...
English clubs to get free stadium wi-fi image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 10:48:38 AM
....The free wi-fi would come as a boon to fans who had been frustrated with overloaded mobile networks at half-time, according to Intechnology chief executive Peter Wilkinson. Having to use 3G or 4G services could also be expensive, he added. ...
EE top in mobile internet speed test image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 12:05:11 PM
....EE was put under the spotlight along with O2, Three and Vodafone. The coverage was tested in Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London and Norwich where high-speed 4G networks have already been rolled out. ...
$1tn could be wasted on 'unneeded' new coal plants, report warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of March 2016 05:00:22 AM
....A second new report has found that China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam - seen as big growth areas by the coal industry - are likely to build far less than half of their planned coal plants. However, 84GW of plants (about 85 stations) were built in 2015 and new plants are being commissioned at five times the rate that old plants, such as those in the UK, are being retired. ...
Telstra risks exodus unless it repairs its severed connection with customers image
....“While small, we appreciate the impact this outage had on the customers affected and we apologise to them,” the spokesman said. As the legacy player in the market, Telstra remains stronger in more areas, especially regional Australia where Optus and Vodafone have been slower to roll out 4G services. ...
Apple announces iPhone SE: a smaller, cheaper smartphone image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 10:43:31 PM
....The iPhone SE, with internals similar to an iPhone 6S but at a lower price, is easier to cater for with software updates because it reduces the number of hardware variants Apple has to support. The iPhone SE will be released on 31 March, with pre-orders starting 24 March, costing from $399 in the US, or £359 in the UK, for 16GB of storage; $499 in the US, or £439 in the UK, with 64GB of storage. ...
Mobile World Congress: Europe will lose global 'race for data' without new 5G rules image
.... Jay Parikh, Facebook’s head of infrastructure, said “no one mobile company” can tackle the 5G roll-out alone. He added that the move from traditional 3G and 4G technologies is a “global data challenge [that] is not moving as fast as people need it to. ...
Indian firm launches $3.67 smartphone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 11:18:18 AM
....The Indian Cellular Association reportedly wrote to the country's telecoms minister Ravi Shankar Prasad saying it was not possible to sell a 3G phone below 2,700 rupees. Ringing Bells was set up a few months ago and recently launched one of India's cheapest 4G smartphones at 2,999 rupees, the Press Trust of India reported. ...
Vodafone and Liberty Global announce Dutch tie-up image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 12:47:14 AM
.... . Mike Fries, chief executive of Liberty Global, said: "Throughout Europe, Liberty is capitalizing on the rising demand for lightning-fast broadband speeds, the coolest digital TV platforms and apps, and seamless 4G wireless connectivity. ...
EE grows 4G network to 14m as it prepares for shake-up under BT image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 02:12:28 PM
. EE, Britain's biggest mobile operator, doubled its 4G customer base last year but reported lower revenues, as it braces for a shake-up under new owner BT. ...
Government denies blackout risk as Rugeley coal plant unveils closure plan image
....The National Grid bought 2. 4GW of extra capacity for this winter as part of a scheme under which it pays companies to reduce energy usage or provide more power at short notice. ...
Energy supply crunch looms as Staffordshire coal plant to close image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 06:38:31 PM
Millions could see mobile phone bills frozen under Three-O2 merger plans image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 09:20:42 PM
.... This is a finite resource shared between the mobile operators. Three owns 12pc of 4G spectrum, for example, and O2 15pc. ...
China's Xiaomi to sell phones in the US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 01:38:18 AM
....However, the imported phones will not include Xiaomi's latest devices such as the high-end Mi Note. Further still, the phones will not run on high-speed 4G networks in the US. ...
Ofcom chief reduced to writing in FT to air views on Three-O2 merger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 07:42:37 PM
....White examined this argument and found no supporting evidence. Mobile companies have maintained healthy cashflow margins above 12% in the UK even while rolling out 4G technology. ...
Will India go cashless if mobile payments take off? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 12:10:00 AM
BT-EE deal gets competition go-ahead image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 15th of January 2016 07:24:27 AM
....Rukshan Mehra, a telecoms specialist at Enders Analysis, said Openreach was unlikely to be hived off completely from BT, but that the status quo was unlikely to remain the same either. She added that the deal would combine the only firm with a nationwide high-speed broadband network, BT, with the only company with a nationwide 4G mobile network, EE. ...
Questor share tip: Sell TalkTalk shares ahead of difficult year image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 05:47:08 PM
.... Baroness Harding is seeking bigger margins in mobile. The arrival of new 4G mobile technology is a game changer as it allows people to stream live TV and films through their mobile phone or tablet. ...
Exposed: How Vodafone is messing up customers' bills  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 04:18:47 PM
.... . Vodafone's 4G network will go live in another five cities at the end of this month  Photo: ALAMY. ...
BT Openreach’s new boss has caught a hot potato image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 09:19:18 PM
.... . Selley has also been deeply involved in developing BT’s plans for delivering more of its sports broadcasts over broadband and its so-called “inside out” strategy for mobile, in which it envisages seamless integration of its own fixed lines and the EE 4G network. ...
EE chief Olaf Swantee exits as BT takeover approaches image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 4th of January 2016 09:45:46 AM
.... Under Mr Swantee the company has shed thousands of jobs to cut costs and radically slimmed down its estate of mobile masts. He has also invested heavily in new technology, as EE became Britain's first 4G operator and took a lead over rivals in offering faster mobile broadband. ...
Government accused of illegally moving goal posts for emergency services network image
.... . According to sources familiar with the row, Airwave will claim the Home Office agreed with EE to lower service requirements for fault repairs, back up power for masts and availability of 4G signals. ...
Indian business expansion talks send Vodafone to top of FTSE image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 31st of December 2015 05:01:03 PM
.... . The mobile operator was also helped by reports its Indian business had entered early talks with Tikon Digital Networks to acquire its 4G spectrum to expand its broadband footprint in the country. ...
Government in talks to boost mobile coverage on trains image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 26th of December 2015 07:00:42 PM
. The Government is in talks with infrastructure providers and mobile operators over a major upgrade to 4G internet coverage on the rail network in an effort to deliver on David Cameron’s promise of free Wi-Fi from 2017. ...

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