Google launches wi-fi network in Uganda

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Internet giant Google launches its first wi-fi network in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, as part of a project aimed at lowering internet costs in developing countries. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Vodafone Claims Home Broadband Router is “future proof”

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Telecoms giant Vodafone, which after a slow start recently made their new fixed line Home Broadband service available to 22 million premises in the United Kingdom, has suggested that the bundled router they offer is “future proof,” but can any ISP router ever be described in such a way. As most of our regular readers…

Zuckerberg defends philanthropy plans

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg defends his move to set up a limited liability company (LLC) to act as a vehicle for philanthropic activities. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Waiting to Tender – Devon and Somerset’s Phase 2 Broadband Contract

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The Connecting Devon and Somerset project, which suffered a big setback in June 2015 after failing to reach a deal to extend “superfast broadband” coverage with BT (here), will be hoping to get back on its horse today when it meets with 32 alternative suppliers to debate a new contract. At present the existing CDS…

Lyft in Asian partnership to rival Uber

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US ride-sharing service Lyft expands global partnership to include India’s Ola and South East Asia’s GrabTaxi, in a challenge to rival Uber. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Hackers befriend LinkedIn users

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Hackers are using fake LinkedIn profiles to befriend professionals and use their information in future attacks. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UK ISP Gigaclear Confirms FTTP Broadband Price Rises for 1st Jan 2016

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During a routine update of our ISP Listings database we noticed that Gigaclear, an independent fibre optic (FTTP) broadband ISP that is currently rolling out to thousands of rural premises, has announced a raft of new price increases that will hit from 1st January 2016. Broadly speaking the changes represent an additional increase of between…

HTTP/2 is here! Goodbye SPDY? Not quite yet

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Why choose, if you can have both? Today CloudFlare is introducing HTTP/2 support for all customers using SSL/TLS connections, while still supporting SPDY. There is no need to make a decision between SPDY or HTTP/2. Both are automatically there for you and your customers. Enabling HTTP/2 If you are a customer on the Free or…

HTTP/2 is here! Goodbye SPDY? Not quite yet

By GIXnews

Why choose, if you can have both? Today CloudFlare is introducing HTTP/2 support for all customers using SSL/TLS connections, while still supporting SPDY. There is no need to make a decision between SPDY or HTTP/2. Both are automatically there for you and your customers. Enabling HTTP/2 If you are a customer on the Free or…

Legal Threats Cause Ofcom to Delay UK Auction of 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz

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The UK telecoms regulator has today announced its intention to delay the start of their auction for 190MHz worth of prime Mobile Broadband spectrum in the 2.3GHz (2350MHz to 2390MHz) and 3.4GHz (3410MHz to 3600MHz) bands, which was due to commence this month. Most of the spectrum, which does not come attached to a coverage…

Google denies children’s data claims

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Google says it uses anonymised data only to improve services, after being accused of breaking a promise not to misuse children’s information Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

BT Confirm UK Trial Areas for SoGEA Standalone FTTC “Fibre Broadband”

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BT has published the first concrete trial locations and technical details for their forthcoming Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SOGEA) product, which is a naked VDSL style service that allows you to order a standalone superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC) line without needing a phone (voice) service. At present anybody taking a standard copper ADSL or…

Could hackers break my heart?

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While nations spend millions defending critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks, one woman wonders if the computer inside her is secure. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Mobile Internet Helps UK Rank 4th in Global ICT Development Index

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The United Kingdom has been described as one of the “most dynamic” and fastest rising country’s in the world after it placed 4th in the ITU’s latest annual 2015 ICT Development Index, which ranks 167 countries by their skills, use and adoption of Internet connectivity and computer technologies. Once again the country with the highest…