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The Guardian view on Murdoch’s Sky plan: a blow to media plurality | Editorial image
.... If this deal went through then the Murdochs would control a third of the paid-for newspaper circulation, one of two 24-hour news channels, a sizeable amount of radio news and a popular news website. Linking Fox content to Sky’s distribution network – which encompasses set-top boxes, a landline broadband and mobile network – it will have a storehouse of personal data and the ability to understand what its users are viewing on television, online at home and when out roaming. ...
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
....The report also looked at average 4G download speeds across the UK, finding Stoke-on-Trent to be the fastest city and Brighton the slowest. Which? says big cities often suffer from sub-par mobile networks because it is more difficult to build towers and masts in built-up urban areas. ...
Top Indonesia phone company Telkomsel's website defaced image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 12:29:49 PM
...."We are currently performing the necessary tracking and improvements," Telkomsel Corporate Communication vice-president Adita Irawati said in a statement. The company's mobile network was not affected. ...
Vodafone deal creates India mobile giant image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 05:09:56 AM
....Shares in Idea rose almost 4% in Mumbai following the announcement of the deal. India's leading mobile networks are embroiled in what analysts have described as "a vicious price war", started by the arrival of Jio. ...
Budget: Money for robots, cars and 5G image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:04:53 PM
. Funding for research into robotics and a next-generation 5G mobile network, has been announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond as part of his Budget. ...
Theresa May’s industrial plan signals shift to more state intervention image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 12:28:07 AM
....“The modern industrial strategy … will be underpinned by a new approach to government, not just stepping back but stepping up to a new, active role that backs business and ensures more people in all corners of the country share in the benefits of its success,” May said. An “industrial strategy challenge fund” will help distribute millions of pounds for research and development in areas such as smart energy, robotics and artificial intelligence, and 5G mobile network technology. ...
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
.... If government acts now we can ensure our major transport networks and urban centres are 5G ready in time to give British industry every chance to lead the world in exploiting its applications. “But none of this will matter unless we bring our mobile network up to speed. ...
Sky enters UK mobile phone market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 05:59:41 PM
....Non-Sky TV customers can add on unlimited calls and texts for £10 per month, or pay for calls and texts on a pay-as-you-use (PAYU) basis. According to Sky, UK consumers use less than half of the mobile data they buy from mobile network operators, adding up to an annual £2bn of wasted data. ...
EE calls for mobile coverage clarity image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 11:19:51 AM
. EE has called on rival mobile networks to provide "greater clarity" about signal coverage. ...
More than £1bn for faster UK broadband in autumn statement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 12:10:11 AM
....Responding to calls from business for the government to back the digital economy, Philip Hammond will back a £400m digitalinfrastructure fund, which the Treasury expects will be matched by private sector investors. He will also offer local authorities the chance to bid for a slice of a £740m fund to trial superfast 5G mobile networks, linking them to fibre-optic systems to provide greater wireless capacity. ...
BT faces 4G Ofcom auction challenge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 12:34:09 PM
....The communications watchdog has suggested that a 42% share could be the largest one mobile company could own. BT, which includes mobile network EE, currently owns 45%. ...
Three mobile: Arrests made over data breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 01:55:23 AM
. Police have arrested three men in connection with a data breach at the Three mobile network. ...
Three British men arrested over Three mobile network data breach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 01:09:11 AM
. Three men have been arrested after a data breach at the Three mobile network allowed fraudsters to steal phones. ...
Ericsson warns of 94% dive in profit as sales fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of October 2016 10:23:12 AM
.... . Ericsson is struggling with weak demand for its mobile network equipment and fierce competition in some markets. ...
Samsung 'pauses Note 7 production', say media reports image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of October 2016 03:11:25 AM
.... . In a further blow, two US mobile networks have stopped replacing or selling the phone. ...
Which report: UK 'lags behind' London on 4G coverage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of October 2016 11:08:38 PM
....Regulator Ofcom receives a large volume of complaints about mobile coverage. All the mobile companies said they were investing in mobile networks. ...
Blackberry stops designing its own phones image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 11:50:48 AM
.... . November 2008: Under pressure from mobile networks to develop an "iPhone killer", Blackberry produced the Storm. ...
European Commission plans free wi-fi in public spaces image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 04:22:01 PM
....The goal was announced by the president of the European Union's executive body, Jean-Claude Juncker, in his annual state of the union address. He also wants at least one city in each EU country to have deployed a 5G mobile network by 2020. ...
Fastest mobile 4G network speed record 'broken' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 01:07:15 PM
....But analysts are sceptical that such a feat could currently be replicated within a live, real-world network. Elisa said it used technology provided by Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to deliver a mobile network speed that edged close to the 2Gbps threshold. ...
China launches first mobile telecoms satellite from Beijing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of August 2016 07:39:29 AM
....China has launched its first mobile telecommunications satellite. The Tiantong-01 satellite will establish a mobile network serving China, the Middle East, Africa and other areas, the state run Xinhua news agency reported. ...
Tumblr's tumble image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of July 2016 11:10:34 PM
....It recently bought another faded star of the internet - AOL. Other rumoured buyers include mobile network AT&T and the UK's Daily Mail. ...
What is ARM? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 18th of July 2016 03:24:36 PM
....Intel had long been rumoured to have been a potential bidder, but such a merger would be difficult to clear with competition watchdogs. As one of Japan's biggest mobile networks, Softbank's business has little overlap with most of ARM's customers - which may mean they won't see the takeover as a threat. ...
Telecoms companies unite to sign 5G manifesto image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of July 2016 05:43:45 PM
. Some of the world's largest telecoms companies have signed a 5G manifesto, aimed at driving forward the deployment of next-generation mobile networks. ...
Digital Economy Bill: Networks and porn sites face fines image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of July 2016 02:00:26 PM
. The government has proposed new powers to fine mobile network operators and pornographic website owners. ...
Game, dataset and match image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of June 2016 11:59:10 PM
....You can personalise the app and receive every piece of relevant content on your favourite players, using data going back eight years. But, to the surprise of many tech commentators, Wimbledon still has no plans to introduce wi-fi in the grounds, so visitors will have to rely on an imperfect mobile network to access all this data and content. ...
Sick of nuisance calls? Now you can text THIS free number to stop pests image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 27th of May 2016 12:06:00 PM
.... If you you receive a nuisance call or message yo can make a complaint, which helps regulators take action against companies who are breaking the law. Users can report spam texts to their mobile network by forwarding it to 7726. ...
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. ...
Three's takeover of O2 blocked by Brussels on competition concerns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 10:27:11 AM
....Vestager, who is Danish, said: “The commission has decided to block Hutchison’s plan to take over O2 in the UK. “This transaction would have created a market leader, a market leader that would have had influence over mobile network infrastructure in the UK. ...
Europe blocks Three’s O2 bid image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 09:07:00 AM
.... . “It would have enhanced network capacity, speeds and price competition for consumers and businesses across the country and dealt with the competition issues arising from the current significant imbalance in spectrum ownership between the UK’s mobile network operators. ...
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. ...
Sim-swap fraud claims another mobile banking victim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of April 2016 06:00:10 AM
.... But Sims is just the latest victim of a financial scam that is sweeping Britain: sim-swap fraud. When Sims rang EE, it soon emerged that someone posing as his wife had managed to persuade the mobile network to activate a new sim card – in effect giving the fraudsters control of his mobile number. ...
Three's takeover of 02 could be blocked image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 12:01:00 AM
....In a letter to EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, the CMA’s chief executive Alex Chisholm said: “The remedies offered fall well short of what would be required to meet the relevant legal standard. "They are materially deficient as they will not lead to the creation of a fourth mobile network operator capable of competing effectively and in the long-term . ...
UK regulator wants European commission to block Three-O2 deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 07:51:58 AM
....Chisholm said: “It is clear that the remedies offered fall well short of what would be required to meet the relevant legal standard, as detailed in our case submissions. The proposed remedies are materially deficient as they will not lead to the creation of a fourth mobile network operator (MNO) capable of competing effectively and in the long-term with the remaining three MNOs such that it would stem the loss of competition caused by the merger. ...
O2-Three tie-up risks 'long-term damage' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 07:30:06 AM
. The planned merger of mobile networks O2 and Three should be blocked or severely restricted by EU regulators, the UK competition watchdog has said. ...
Mobile banking in the spotlight as fraudsters pull £6,000 sting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of April 2016 06:00:01 AM
.... Ellard, who regards himself as technically savvy, says he has been astounded that both O2 and Nationwide’s anti-fraud systems were so easily evaded. He also says other bank customers should seriously consider whether they want their bank to use the mobile network to check their identity, given the flaws. ...
Blackberry squeezed as sales slump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 02:35:06 PM
.... . Chief executive John Chen blamed delays in negotiations with mobile networks about its Android-based Priv handset. ...
English clubs to get free stadium wi-fi image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 10:48:38 AM
....In an online article, the Football League said the service would "deliver the complete digital match day experience to supporters". 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. ...
Maximising opportunities and minimising risk: how will we protect children online? image
....Lego came up with 13 actions it needed to take in the area of online safety: “We need to make them formal global policies that apply everywhere – because all children matter,” said Dieter Carstensen, head of digital child safety, Lego Group. The global telecommunications and internet company Millicom has also used the CRBPs framework and helped UNICEF develop a mobile network operator (MNO) specific company self-assessment tool to help assess children’s rights impacts across the MNO value chain in different countries. ...
Banks told not to refund fraud victims, plus easier mobile switching image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of March 2016 03:19:36 PM
....Social media users warned over rise in online ticket fraud. Switching mobile networks to be made easier. ...
Telstra risks exodus unless it repairs its severed connection with customers image
....“Given the premium pricing that Telstra attaches to its mobile services, I’d say customers have every reason to be concerned. While no mobile network is 100% reliable with 100% coverage, Telstra’s set a very high standard and, up until now, it lived up to that for most customers. ...
Telstra chief apologises after new outage hits voice calls and connections image
....Related: Telstra says system shutdown was due to 'embarrassing human error'. “We are experiencing intermittent voice call failures and connection delays on our fixed and mobile networks predominantly in Victoria and Tasmania, but impacting other states sporadically,” the company said. ...
Lycamobile faces fine after company fails to file 'acceptable' accounts image
....Two of those employees, Richard and Filomena Benn, run a Madeira-based company that specialises in “tax planning”. Accounts for WWW Holding Company – another firm in the Lycamobile network – reveal that HMRC has raised “initial inquiries” over £9. ...
Mobile users face long wait for Ofcom to help with compensation for loss of signal image
.... However, there is currently no regulatory requirement for mobile phone providers to stump up if they can’t provide the service customers have paid for, or to release them from their contract without penalty. Until now, Ofcom has said it merely “expects providers to deal fairly and sympathetically with customers who experience a lack of service due to mobile network issues”. ...
Vodafone and Liberty Global announce Dutch tie-up image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 12:47:14 AM
.... . "This powerful combination of the best fixed and mobile networks in the Netherlands will deliver huge benefits to Dutch consumers and businesses. ...
Three mobile customers face a 100% price rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of February 2016 07:01:04 AM
. Thousands of Three mobile customers are set to see their payments double from £15 to £30 a month after the mobile network said it was scrapping a series of older tariffs. ...
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
.... . Matthew Howett, a telecoms analyst at Ovum, said it was likely that Three will be told to hand back some of its UK mobile network capacity or “spectrum”. ...
BT profits rise as consumer division grows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 09:11:45 AM
....He said: “BT Consumer had a stand-out quarter, increasing its overall line base [number of fixed-line customers] for the first time in well over a decade and capturing 71% of new broadband customers. We have completed our acquisition of EE, the UK’s best mobile network provider, and are confident that we’ll deliver the anticipated cost and revenue synergies. ...
Ofcom chief warns on O2 and Three merger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 07:56:40 AM
....She added the regulator’s main concerns were threefold: higher prices for consumers and businesses, disruption to the existing UK network arrangement and a “shift in the balance of power” between operators and independent retailers. White said: “We are concerned that the smallest mobile network, Three, proposes to become the biggest by acquiring its rival O2. ...
BT cannot be allowed to continue dominating the Openreach throne image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 31st of January 2016 09:13:04 PM
.... . Two of the UK’s four mobile network operators (O2 and Three) are also trying to unite their Houses, meaning less choice and potentially much higher bills. ...
James Murdoch returns as Sky chairman image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 29th of January 2016 07:51:52 AM
....” . Sky is preparing to begin sales of its new set-top box, Sky Q, next month and its mobile network later in the year. ...
Tory party donor Lycamobile faces being struck off UK company register image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of January 2016 12:37:08 PM
....Two of those employees, Richard and Filomena Benn, run a Madeira-based company that specialises in “tax planning”. Accounts for WWW Holding Company – another firm in the Lycamobile network – reveal that HMRC has raised “initial inquiries” over £9. ...
Will India go cashless if mobile payments take off? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 12:10:00 AM
....Not in the short-term, seems to be the answer. Even though smartphone sales are booming in the country, mobile network quality is still a big issue. ...
Ever had your card declined abroad? Let your mobile worry about that now image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of January 2016 06:59:25 AM
....Over the next few months, technology is set to be rolled out that allows an individual’s bank and mobile phone to “talk” to each other in an attempt to combat card fraud. In what is being described as a “world first”, mobile network O2 has teamed up with credit card provider MBNA to pilot the initiative with 3,000 of the card company’s UK customers. ...
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. ...
EE mobile customers experience 'severe' signal problems image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 06:54:10 PM
....The company had earlier said that the signal problems were only affecting calls made from mobile phones to landlines – calling it a “severe outage” - though some EE customers on Twitter were reporting more widespread issues regarding complete signal loss. Users of other mobile networks, including O2, were also reporting some connection issues via social media. ...
Picture this: being charged extra to send emoji texts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of January 2016 06:59:03 AM
.... It works with all the big phone operating systems. An O2 spokesman told Guardian Money: “This is something that is down to the handset manufacturers, and it happens on other mobile networks, too. ...
Government in talks to boost mobile coverage on trains image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 26th of December 2015 07:00:42 PM
....” . The process has begun amid concern that while the Government has committed £50m, sourced from a fine imposed on Network Rail for late running, to install Wi-Fi equipment on all trains, the mobile networks required make a connection to the internet are inadequate. ...
India puts the brakes on Facebook image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 05:03:57 PM
....Facebook's effort to provide Indians with free access to a limited number of internet services has run into trouble. India's telecoms regulator has asked the mobile network that partnered with the US firm to put their Free Basics offer on hold. ...
Hundreds of Phones4u's stores empty a year after collapse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 12:01:35 AM
....The main loser was the government, which lost out on VAT and corporation tax due to HMRC, as only £670,000 of Phones4u’s debts will be paid. Phones4u, which made entrepreneur John Caudwell a multimillionaire, went into administration in September last year, affecting 5,596 jobs, after mobile network EE decided to stop selling through. ...
Telstra wins appeal against order to hand over journalist's own data image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of December 2015 05:13:59 AM
....In May the privacy commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, ruled that Telstra had failed to comply with Australian privacy law when it refused to hand over internet protocol address information, edited versions of incoming call records and website URL information. The company had provided a range of other information to Grubb on his call and text history, but did not consider mobile network data to be personal information under the privacy act. ...
Vodafone goes to war with European rivals image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 19th of December 2015 03:45:13 PM
.... . The strategic impasse is becoming increasingly urgent for Colao, who this year failed to agree a deal with Liberty Global to combine Vodafone’s mobile networks with its cable assets. ...
Revenue rise boosts Blackberry revival image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of December 2015 01:50:41 PM
....6 million apps in the Google Play app store. Mr Chen said the device had been well received and would be available on more mobile networks globally next year. ...
Orange fined €350m for market abuse image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 12:01:22 PM
....The firm also used discriminatory practices toward other fixed-line operators that lacked access and inside information about France's copper line network. The Orange mobile network was bought by France Telecom, the state phone monopoly, in 2000. ...
CityFibre buys network from KCom to take on BT's Openreach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 11:33:19 AM
....Meanwhile Andrew Darley at CityFibre’s other broker finnCap said:. CityFibre becomes a national alternative to BT, offering a competitive opportunity on the existing model for business and residential service providers, mobile network operators, local authorities and datacentre operators. ...
Vodafone sues Dutch rival KPN over alleged monopoly abuse image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 11:37:45 AM
.... . The delay meant Vodafone was unable to launch packages with broadband, phone and pay-TV services to go with its mobile network in the Netherlands until 2014. ...
How mobile tech is improving global disaster relief image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of December 2015 12:01:05 AM
....Telecoms companies have been engaging in larger-scale communications projects in disaster areas around the world, but are also realising the benefits of more portable solutions. For example, Vodafone Foundation, the telecom giant's charitable arm, has developed "instant network mini", an 11kg backpack containing a 2G mobile network that can offer a coverage radius of up to 1,000 yards (1km), a six-hour battery and a small solar panel. ...
The emergency services need a better 999 network  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 30th of November 2015 07:38:47 PM
.... A policeman outside parliament in London, Britain, 25 November 2015. Not least, 4G mobile networks do not yet offer some of the most vital functions required by the emergency services. ...
Virgin Media criticises watchdogs over 'flawed' analysis of BT-EE deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 06:53:45 PM
.... . The cable operator runs Britain’s biggest virtual mobile network, Virgin Mobile, via capacity rented at wholesale from EE. ...

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