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Thursday, January 23rd 2014

As per Ofcom’s new rule, providers for landline, mobile phone and broadband must give their consumers 30 days prior notice regarding hike in the contract charges. Consumers must henceforth be allowed to switch their provider within the month without any penalty. The decision is reported to .......

Monday, January 6th 2014

Almost all services at Fasthosts, UK's internet hosting and access provider were hit due to a major power failure that was caused by some external issue. It is now being gradually brought to normal, reports say. Power failure appears to have happened on Saturday morning which left .......

Tuesday, November 5th 2013

The University of Surrey will be putting up the world's first 5G research centre. The 5G Innovation Centre will get UK government’s £35 million investment to develop next generation Mobile Broadband technology, which will be set up at the Guildf.......

Thursday, October 24th 2013

Ofcom has confirmed that mobile phone customers can leave their contract or plan mid -term without penalty, if prices are raised by the provider during the term. The regulator says, the provider must give 30 days notice of a price rise, in a subscription, t.......

Sunday, October 13th 2013

The communications company KC has been rolling out Lightstream, its own superfast broadband service, in Hull. The Karoo is KC's internet provider, which provides average top speeds of 10Mbps, but the new network can give a better, up to 100Mbps. According t.......

Saturday, October 5th 2013

Ofcom report reveals that of 12 to 15 year olds, one in seven behaved in a risky way online. The Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes report states that one in ten children have got stranger’s contact details through the internet. Strangely, one in twenty have also admitted that th.......

Thursday, October 3rd 2013

Ofcom has brought out the names of participating companies in the scheme to trial a new broadband technology, utilising the 'white space' in spectrum allocation. The regulator has revealed BT and Microsoft amongst the organisations signing up for the new pi.......

Wednesday, September 25th 2013

BT has revealed further expansion of their superfast fibre-optic broadband coverage in Greater London, that will add another 80 more communities. Therefore a further 94,000 premises are being covered and this includes some 500 businesses in the region of Ca.......

Sunday, September 1st 2013

Vispa Internet Limited is a Cheshire based ISP, started in 1999, that provides high quality communication services. The company has finally completed a new fibre-optic capacity link from BT. Vispa was earlier offset by performance woes and suspended install.......

Friday, August 9th 2013

Ofcom has chosen a "simpler and more reliable" method (called Harmonised GPL) for UK consumers to switch their broadband or landline provider for another. The telecoms regulator had carried out a study recently and learned that consumers had put off switching to another provider because.......


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