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BT UK in talks to acquire EE, drops O2

December 18th, 2014 by admin
The telecoms giant BT of UK, has confirmed (on Monday) that they have entered into talks with the joint owners of EE, about acquiring the company, in its bid to re-enter the mobile market. The company had earlier negotiated with rivals EE and O2, but apparently has gone for EE. The deal is expected to be worth £12.5 billion. EE has 27 million customers and is the largest mobile group in the country, owned jointly by Deutsche Telekom(Germany) and Orange(France), which was founded in 2010. It has... Read More»

Google and French space agency join hands for balloon broadband research

December 17th, 2014 by admin
CNES or Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, the French space agency, is to join hands with Google in the Project Loon, for advancing the broadband balloon project further on. The French space agency will receive help from the "internet giant" to conduct campaigns for Strateol-type long-duration balloon programmes. This is similar to the Concordiasi project they conducted in 2011, except that this has wider stratospheric coverage. The Concordiasi project had experiments done like the Loon project... Read More»

Amazon Prime Instant confirms to ISPs, Ultra HD streams on way

December 15th, 2014 by admin
Amazon's Prime Instant Video service has announced that subscribers will soon be getting high-quality 4K picture resolution for their movies and TV programmes on the service, at no extra cost. This is unlike rivals like Netflix, where content of 4K and HD quality are charged more for subscription. Generally 20Mbps minimum is what is needed for Ultra HD content. But a little more of Mbps will be practically useful for action-based content, to cope with the quality. The Amazon announcement appears... Read More»

Extend broadband voucher scheme to 50 cities, says BDUK chief

December 14th, 2014 by admin
Chief Executive of Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), Chris Townsend, while speaking at the seminar of Super Connected Cities (held in Birmingham), organised by Independent Networks co-operation Association (INCA) last week, said the grant scheme of business broadband voucher does work, but needs more promotion behind it. So far 5,700 vouchers have been allocated. 60% of which were after the process was simplified from 22 September, he added. He opined that he liked ideally 50 cities to be involved. ... Read More»

Talk2Go app allows home landline minutes over 3G, 4G or WiFi

December 13th, 2014 by admin
TalkTalk, UK's prominent telecoms company, has now released a new Talk2Go app, which is a money saving calling app, that allows their customers to use their landline phone minutes while on the move, over 3G, 4G or WiFi network, at no extra cost. Subscribers can download the app for Android and iOS devices and apparently they are allowed the pairing of up to 4 mobile devices with their TalkTalk landline (and use their home broadband pack's anytime minutes). The app unveiled about a month back, no... Read More»

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