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Extinction for the landline

Millions of Brits have no idea what their home telephone number is. Research launched yesterday by Relish broadband reveals Brits are paying for a landline they no longer use as one in five admit they don’t even know their own home number. The study also reveals six in ten Brits are now only paying for a landline just to […]

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An extra three million homes and businesses have been connected to superfast broadband

Recently, Adrian Baschnonga, Lead Telecoms Analyst at EY, commented on the rollout of superfast broadband in the UK: “New figures showing that an extra three million homes and businesses have been connected to superfast broadband is further evidence of a successful national rollout program. Yet while 95% nationwide availability is on track for 2017, and the […]

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News Operators

Three launches new 40 GB mobile broadband plan, but is 40 GB enough?

Mobile phone company Three UK has recently added a new option for anyone looking to sign up for mobile broadband. There is now a 40 GB data plan, costing around £45 a month, double the previous allowance of 20 GB (which admittedly only cost between £21 and £23 a month). There are several limitations however, as […]

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Services

Has anyone got a 1GB Hyperoptic connection yet?

I’m rather interested in becoming a subscriber to newly arrived Hyperoptic. They’re a broadband service provider here in the UK that apparently provides 1GB connections (via fibre, obviously) to residential and business premises. I wonder just how fast 1GB feels? 😉 And I thought I was pretty content with my BT Infiniti “80mb” connection… Has […]

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Devices Opinion

Bentley Walker satellite broadband internet: Any good?

I was rushing through Waterloo Station the other evening when my attention was caught by this giant poster from Bentley Walker, providers of satellite broadband internet services. Given the amount of folk arriving and departing into Waterloo from the Western ‘home counties’, I think this is good placement. I know quite a few folk in […]

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Devices

3’s E586 MiFi: Blown away by the ridiculously fast speed!

  So as I wrote earlier, I’m waiting for my BT Infinity service to be connected tomorrow so I’m using my all new 3 E586 MiFi that I got last week. (Do read about the rather frustrating circumstances of that.) I thought I’d do another post about the MiFi just to illustrate how good I’m […]

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Help with satellite broadband: Does it actually work?

My wife’s parents live out in the middle of nowhere in Hampshire. When you put their phone number into the BT broadband speed checker, the system does the equivalent of burst out laughing, arms crossed, shaking its head. It estimates a speed of between 0.25mb and 1mb. This, then, is why when I go there, […]

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Standby to upgrade your Three MiFi

My Three MiFi unit is a business critical tool for me. Routinely, WiFi hotspots are so SHIT that I simply have to rely on my MiFi unit for connectivity. Three’s data network is amongst the best in the business — and the MiFi unit is a brilliant way of unlocking that for all your connectivity […]

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Opinion

The conundrum with giving money to Spectrum Interactive

I’m in Manchester at the moment doing some filming at Old Trafford, the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ for Manchester United. I came up from London last night and stayed overnight in the Premier Inn next to the stadium. I then had to make what I’m sure is a very familiar decision to most readers — WiFi […]

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Opinion

Sylvain Audigier of TF1 discussing Connected TV at MIPTV

Sylvain Audigier – Broadcasting, Innovation and New Technology Director at TF1 talks to us at Connected Creativity. TF1 is a French Free-To-Air leader with 24% market share. Sylvain discusses the growth Connected TV in the next 3-5 years. More about the TV Experience from Sylvain:

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Does that million quid house have fast internet?

I was delighted to read this article in today’s Telegraph: Rightmove is teaming up with BT, the UKs biggest internet provider, to list the internet speeds of the 1m homes listed on its website, The Telegraph has learnt.It is understood that Rightmove is planning to list broadband speed alongside standard information, such as the number […]

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Deltenna WiBE boosts 3G signal 40x — the ultimate MiFi unit?

We’ve had a note in from the team at Deltenna to tell us about their newest gizmo, the Deltenna WiBE. Or, in other words, the ultimate MiFi unit known to man. At least, it looks that way. I know that Ewan actually saw one of these working last week and all things being equal, we […]