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EU slashes pricing of Voice and Data Roaming Tariffs

July 22nd, 2014 by admin
The European Union has reduced by more than half, the existing tariffs of voice as well as data roaming charges with effect from the beginning of July 2014, across the European continent that obviously includes the UK too. Therefore, the retail as well as the wholesale pricing of using the mobile phone for text messages, or Internet surfing, or making calls, is being reduced with immediate effect, being the last change before the final policy decision. Additionally, Europe’s mobile providers ... Read More»

BBC to showcase 4G broadcasting at Commonwealth Games

July 23rd, 2014 by admin
The BBC is all set to display its 4G broadband broadcasting technology at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games. The BBC R&D (Research & Development) will be using the games as the perfect platform towards showcasing various innovative technologies such as ultra-HD TV as well as 4G broadcasting via mobile networks. Industry collaborators will also take part in conducting trials during the games. During the Commonwealth Games, technologies such as ultra-HD, virtual reality broadcasting that ... Read More»

Telford and Wrekin Council find funds to restart fibre broadband rollout

July 22nd, 2014 by admin
The Telford and Wrekin Council had dropped out of the Connecting Shropshire scheme some two years back, as they could not find the funds to match the investment by BDUK. However, the council has now found a way to muster the funds. If the council's bid is successful, Telford will have one of the fastest superfast broadband lines, plus it would cover 96% of the premises here. The council would be applying for funds from the government-backed BDUK scheme, under its £2 million plan. Once implement... Read More»

World record Broadband speeds achieved in Copper lines, says Alcatel-Lucent

July 21st, 2014 by admin
Alcatel-Lucent has said that it has clocked 10Gbps world record broadband speeds through using copper lines. The telecoms equipment company based in France is claiming to have achieved this feat in data transmission by the usage of conventional copper infrastructure. Alcatel’s research body, Bell Labs, has achieved this top speed over a 30m distance through their bonding process that makes use of two copper line pairs. Over 70m, symmetrical speeds of 1Gbps were achieved with a single pair only... Read More»

3 Mobile to offer free Wi-Fi in London Tube stations

July 20th, 2014 by admin
3 Mobile is all set to offer free Wi-Fi for its customers in London’s tube. By this month end, 3 customers should be able to access this free Wi-Fi service in the capital. It may be recalled that, in the past, free Wi-Fi has already been offered in London’s underground by O2, EE and Vodafone while 3 Mobile is currently following in their footsteps, now. Three Mobile will be using the same Wi-Fi network that have been already installed during the 2012 London Olympics by Virgin Media, in the c... Read More»

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