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Dial up finally unplugged

Posted by Dan Pope on Sep 6, 2013 11:09:41 AM

Earlier this week BT brought the curtain down on dial up internet; marking the end of the connectivity technology that many of us enjoyed our nascent furrows on the internet with.

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Topic BDUK BT 4G narrow band News Rural Broadband dial up internet Technology

Summer release of 4G set to provide opportunity for retail, but smaller stores could suffer.

Posted by Dan Pope on Mar 28, 2013 4:34:15 PM

A study recently completed by retail analysts has suggested that the birth of 4G in the UK could have a major impact on retailers; with experts predicting it likely to increase retail spending by up to “£1.8 billion a year”.

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Topic Arcadia London RFID 4G Google News Selfridges Topshop 3G Retail

BT entering a Niche to get a hearty slice of the 4G pie

Posted by Dan Pope on Feb 27, 2013 8:45:06 AM

At the end of a complex bidding process, the 4G auction has its victors and has raised £2.34bn for the public purse. About 90% less than the price paid at the 3G sale 13 years ago - at the height of the dot-com bubble. It's also more than £1bn short of what the chancellor estimated in his autumn statement.

The relatively modest amounts raised by the auction may well be attributable to the limited success enjoyed by EE since launching the 4G service. Results published last week for EE’s financial end of year show contract net additions actually falling by over a third in 2012 Q4. It’s been suggested that this may be down to the way EE have been pricing their data bundles; offering only the same amount of data as on 3G platforms (resulting in customers running out of data early within the contracted month). The recent reduction in the price of EE’s most basic tariff (by £5 a month) may well be a move to remedy these perceived short comings.

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Topic BT EE Niche 4G News Three 3 3G O2 Vodafone

All brand cars to be connected to the web by 2014

Posted by Dan Pope on Feb 15, 2013 11:14:59 AM

A recent BBC report has unveiled car manufactures plans to have all new vehicles connected to the web within the next few years. In fact Intel, which will invest £64million over the next five years in the 'connected cars' claims that is already the third fastest growing technological device after phones and tablets.

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Topic bbc bmw Facebook mclaren 4G News Twitter

2012 Year in Review

Posted by Dan Pope on Jan 3, 2013 8:30:52 AM

In many ways the late naughties and the early part of this decade (what are we calling this one by the way?) have been characterised by what’s wrong with this country: the recession, the riots, union strikes, press misdemeanours and expenses scandals. And while 2012 has not been bereft of such of problems, it has been punctuated by events – The Jubilee, The Olympics and the Paralympics - that to many people’s surprise and even more’s delight, cut a swathe through all the gloom and cynicism and for a few short, golden weeks made everyone feel… well a bit better; about life and about Britain - Great Britain.

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Topic Cisco C&W Facebook fluidata great britain Jubilee 4G News WCIT 3G Olympics Paralympics Vodafone

High Speeds 4G Mobile Network available in the UK from the end of next year

Posted by Dan Pope on Jul 30, 2012 11:07:01 AM

4G connectivity will be available to 98% of the UK by the end of 2013, it was revealed earlier this week.

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Topic 4G News SEP Service Exchange Platform Wifi

Wifi goes underground

Posted by Dan Pope on Jun 28, 2012 10:35:19 AM

Over the past few days a number of tube stations (including Kings Cross and Oxford Circus) across London have announced free Wifi access on their platforms. All it takes is a device which can connect to the internet and an email address to register with. It is expected that 80 underground stations will be able to provide the service in time for the upcoming Olympics and a further 40 by the end of the year. However, free access is only available for a limited time. The end of the Olympics will mark the end of free Wifi and from that point onwards only Virgin customers will be able to access the network without paying.

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Topic London 4G News TFL Underground Wifi Virgin Media

The business case for 4G

Posted by Dan Pope on Jan 16, 2012 3:27:52 PM

Read our latest opinion piece: http://www.telecoms.com/38592/4g-and-the-race-to-provide-superfast-broadband/

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Topic 4G Broadband News Superfast 3G

SMEs using domestic broadband lose out!

Posted by Dan Pope on Mar 30, 2011 10:52:43 AM

It is a message that our Account Managers try to communicate every day! This week has seen a revival of the campaign against domestic broadband in the workplace. New figures suggest that SMEs using domestic broadband may appear to be making savings, but ends up costing British firms £357m in lost labour and 32.4 million hours per month of staff downtime.

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Topic PureFluid 4G News 3G SME