Direct Save Telecom Claims “Cheapest Advanced Line Rental” with Broadband

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The United Kingdom’s broadband and phone price war appears to be reaching a new level after ISP Direct Save Telecom announced that their £1.95 per month unlimited broadband package, which also comes with free evening and weekend calls, would now be offered alongside the markets “cheapest advanced line-rental” from the equivalent of just £11 a…

Shoe retailer warned on data breach

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The Information Commissioner’s Office warns online shoe retailer Office to take better care of customer data, following a breach. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Xbox, Sony hackers hit by hack attack

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Hacking group Lizard Squad has been hit by an embarrassing attack that exposed the entire database of people who signed up to use its services. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

ISP PlusNet Launch Faster Hub Zero 2704n Broadband Router – Full Specs

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Low cost ISP PlusNet appears to have quietly introduced a new wireless broadband router for their new customers in the United Kingdom, which is called the Hub Zero (Sagemcom 2704n) and curiously does not come with an integrated VDSL modem for superfast FTTC broadband lines (i.e. you still need to use Openreach’s supplied VDSL modem…

BT Enables Physical Retransmission G.INP on FTTC Broadband Lines

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A new report appears to suggest that BTOpenreach has deployed or started to deploy Physical Retransmission (G.INP) technology to improve the performance of their superfast ‘up to’ 40-80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband lines. Previous G.INP has only formed part of a trial on Openreach’s platform. Openreach has already conducted a “limited trial” of G.INP with…

London 4G Wireless ISP Relish Says Brits Underestimate Landline Costs

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Relish, a London-based and focused 4G fixed wireless superfast broadband ISP, has continued to highlight the high cost of landline phone rental by claiming that 30% of UK adults do not know how much they are spending on their landline and estimate their monthly expenditure at £11.39 (well below the £16.77 average of the big…

VIDEO: UK government ‘most transparent’

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The man who invented the World Wide Web – Sir Tim Berners-Lee – says the UK government is doing well but is also one of the worst countries for spying via the internet. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Three UK Owner Still in Talks to Potentially Buy O2 from Telefonica

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The Hong Kong based parent of mobile operator Three UK (Hutchison Whampoa), which before Christmas had initially expressed an interest (here) in buying either ideally EE or perhaps O2, is still in talks to buy Telefonica’s mobile sibling in the United Kingdom and such a deal could be worth as much as £9bn. Naturally BT’s…

SFO closes probe into Autonomy sale

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The Serious Fraud Office closes its investigation into the 2011 takeover of UK software firm Autonomy by computer giant Hewlett-Packard. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

EE Incorrectly Charged VAT for Non-EU Mobile Broadband Roaming

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Approximately 0.5% of EE’s total customer base in the United Kingdom, specifically those who used Mobile Broadband / Mobile Data while roaming outside of Europe between October 2012 and October 2014, will received a credit refund of between £2 and £80 per customer after the operator wrongly charged Value Added Tax (VAT) on their Data…

Micro-machines journey inside animal

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In a case of science fiction meeting reality, microscopic machines have journeyed inside a living animal for the first time. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

All of the UK’s Big ISPs Commit to Voluntary Code to Protect an Open Internet

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The Broadband Stakeholders Group (BSG), a government policy think-tank, reports that all of the United Kingdom’s “leading” Internet Service Providers (ISP) have, after nearly three years of waiting, finally signed-up to their Voluntary Code of Practice in support of the Open Internet (Net Neutrality). Anybody with a long memory of this industry will recall that…