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Cyber attack on Yahoo affected BT and Sky email users

September 24th, 2016 by admin
The cyber attack on Yahoo has affected a minority of BT and Sky customers, confirmed the telecom operators and they are advising password information to be changed immediately. The Yahoo hack actually dates back to 2014 and could have affected 500 million of its user accounts, that include passwords, names, security questions and phone numbers. The internet company believes that the details were stolen by a state-sponsored hacking group. The affected users are being advised to change their passw... Read More»

EU's new Fair Use Policy, no time limit in free mobile roaming

September 22nd, 2016 by admin
The European Commission has in their plan to scrap mobile roaming charges across member states, proposed a new Fair Use Policy. It will replace the earlier proposal, that was withdrawn very shortly after release, that aimed to end roaming charges by 15th June of next year. Originally, their plan aimed to end roaming charges, except for a Fair Use Policy (FUP) to prevent abuse. Under theĀ FUP, roaming charges would be totally removed for at least 90 days per year, or for not more than 30 days of ... Read More»

Researchers push fibre transmission to limits, hits 1Tbps in experiment

September 20th, 2016 by admin
Nokia Bell Labs, the Technical University of Munich and Deutsche Telekom T-Labs, are working together from their labs on a new technology to push data transfer to 1Tbps, over pure fibre-optic lines, to reach close to the theoretical maximum (known as The Shanon Limit). The researchers in the team have successfully done so in an experiment. The project is part of the SASER (Safe And Secure European Routing) project and the experiment deployed a real-world optic-fibre network of Deutsche Telekom. ... Read More»

Ofcom to get powers to fine mobile operators for poor coverage

September 19th, 2016 by admin
Ofcom will be given, in the Digital Economy Bill of 2016, enough powers to issue a financial penalty upon the mobile network operator, or fixed wireless operator, who fails to deliver an obligation of the coverage, agreed upon. The government had back in 2016, reached a legally binding agreement with all the operators/ISPs, like EE, O2, Vodafone and Three UK, to extend their geographic coverage of their network across the UK, to reach 90% of the population, by the end of 2017. Presently most of ... Read More»

First Ultrafast Broadband trial area in Hull confirmed by MS3

September 17th, 2016 by admin
The trial of ultrafsst Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network around areas of Hull, aims first at a trail area covering 1200 households, has been confirmed by the communications provider MS3. MS3's initial investment and announcement has aroused interest from across the city and beyond, to as far as Thorngumbold and Brough, with apparently the operator found competing with a similar FTTP network provider, KCOM, operating in the region. MS3 has identified initially an area of Hull for th... Read More»
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