Mobile deal to reduce ‘not-spots’

Agreement is reached between the government and the country’s biggest mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UK Mobile Operators Agree £5bn Deal to Extend Geographic Coverage to 90%

The Government has agreed to drop its controversial push for a National Roaming policy to resolve “partial not-spots” in favour of a new commitment by Three UK, Vodafone, O2 and EE to extend their geographic network coverage (voice and text) of the United Kingdom from 80% today to 90% by 2017. Sadly data (3G and …

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VIDEO: The rise of ‘selfie sticks’

How handheld extendable poles for smartphones are growing in popularity around the world – along with their detractors. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Google considers data risk warnings

Google is proposing to warn people their data is at risk every time they visit websites that do not use the “HTTPS” system. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UK ISP PlusNet Cuts Superfast Unlimited Fibre Broadband Prices

Low cost ISP PlusNet has decided to launch some new year discounts early by cutting the price of their top two “Unlimited Fibre” (FTTC) superfast broadband packages, which now start at just £3.75 per month for speeds of ‘up to’ 38Mbps and £8.75 per month for their 76Mbps service (first six months). As usual the …

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Call Flow Deploy New Fixed Wireless Broadband in Rural Hampshire

UK ISP Call Flow Solutions, working as part of the Government’s £10 million Innovation Fund pilot(s), has finally started to deploy a new fixed wireless superfast broadband network to help serve communities in the most rural parts (i.e. final 5%) of Hampshire (Southern England). As one of eight pilot schemes the ISP was in June …

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Utility Warehouse UK Scraps GOLD Unlimited Mobile Data Allowances

Existing customers of the Utility Warehouse, specifically those who bundled in all their fixed line broadband, phone and top mobile tariffs to get a ‘Gold’ package with an “unlimited” data (mobile broadband) allowance, have been told by the scrooges that from 1st January 2015 their “unlimited” usage will instead be capped to just 4GB (GigaBytes) …

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Apple halts Russian online sales

Technology giant Apple says it cannot currently sell products online in Russia because the rouble’s value is too volatile for it to set prices. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

10Gbps UK Cable Broadband Speeds Edge Closer After DOCSIS 3.1 Tests

Key hardware for the next generation DOCSIS 3.1 cable broadband standard, which could eventually be used by Virgin Media (Liberty Global) to deliver top UK Internet download speeds of up to 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) and 1Gbps uploads via their predominantly urban network, has successfully passed its first interoperability tests. According to CableLabs, which has …

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Sony hackers threaten US cinemas

Hackers targeting Sony Pictures have threatened to attack US cinemas showing the studio’s controversial film The Interview. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology