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Millions of Android devices vulnerable to Heartbleed

April 17th, 2014 by admin
According to research and data, the Heartbleed bug can put at risk nearly 50 million Android driven devices, especially smartphones. Google has announced that the security flaw can affect a specific version of the OS software – the "Jelly Bean" -Android 4.1.1, released during July 2012. According to the data given by Chitika, the ad network, an estimate could be made of the number of Android smartphones and tablets vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug, which was discovered by the Finnish company C... Read More»

Grant helps 9 more villages in Berkshire to get superfast broadband

April 16th, 2014 by admin
The Rural Community Broadband Fund (RCBF) will be giving a grant of £550,000 to help the south eastern county of Berkshire in England, to extend telecoms giant BT's FTTC/P hybrid broadband service to 9 additional villages, to pass some 3,300 properties. The new grant will be incorporated into the 'Superfast Berkshire' scheme, thereby increasing its overall funding total to £4.6 million. The additional grant will extend the existing broadband project, but the exact plans will depend on Openreac... Read More»

Minimum value of Broadband Connection Vouchers for UK SMEs reduced

April 15th, 2014 by admin
  The government has lowered the minimum voucher value in the Connection Voucher scheme to help SME businesses to install at their workplaces superfast broadband. The roll-out has reached twenty-two cities across the UK and is a part also of the Urban Broadband Fund, worth £150 million. Up to now the scheme offered grants from £250 to £3,000 plus VAT, to help connect to internet connections of 30Mbps+, but they had to pay the VAT, general service and line rental costs. Recently, it seems... Read More»

West Yorkshire housing estate benefits from superfast broadband scheme

April 13th, 2014 by admin
A West Yorkshire housing estate in Halifax, the Old Fountain Brewery housing, has been benefited by the multi-million pound fibre broadband scheme. The scheme has arrived 3 months ahead of schedule and more premises across many locations in the region, will connect with high-speed connectivity, as the roll out of the programme continues. Superfast West Yorkshire is working to roll out superfast broadband, building on BT's investment (of £2.5 billion). The fibre broadband programme here will inv... Read More»

O2's 4G mobile network to cover 42% of UK residents

April 12th, 2014 by admin
The mobile network operator O2 has announced that they would be able to cover 41% of the outdoor population in UK, on their new Mobile Broadband network, using 4G technology. Launched last year O2's 4G network has connected its one millionth customer recently. Covering 191 towns and cities, to reach about 20 million people , they expect to upgrade 25% of their transmission msts by 2014 end. O2 has won Ofcom's 800MHz band as coverage obligation lot. O2 is thus obligated to bring "indoor reception... Read More»

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