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New Series: How to deliver WiFi for 10,000 delegates, properly

I can’t stand going to events and conferences and finding the WiFi services are either faulty, slow or non-existent.  It’s a big problem for event organisers — and one that can no longer be sidestepped as being the venue’s fault. Complain to the event organiser that, “The WiFi is rubbish,” or, “I can’t seem to […]

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MifiClub will rent you an MiFi for £19 (3-days)

Thank you to Richard who sent me a note asking me to check out MifiClub, a service that will send you a MiFi next-day in the United Kingdom. The service is obviously aimed at people traveling to the UK and staying for a few days or a week or so. It’s a smart concept. Here’s […]

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Vodafone’s dongles: Broadband for the luddite generation

I have to say, Vodafone UK is seriously, seriously disappointing when it comes to mobile broadband. I’ve been sitting enjoying both my unlocked Novatel Wireless MiFi unit for quite some time, but I’m hugely frustrated for the rest of the Vodafone marketplace not able to easily enjoy the benefits of MiFi. Pop over to challenger […]

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3’s next-gen MiFi unit is simply brilliant

I got hold of one of the new 3 Mobile WiFi units last week and I’ve been putting it through it’s paces. Regular readers will know that my opinion on MiFi was set to ‘ultra positive’ ever since I tested the Novatel Wireless device last year. Dongles are for dunces. A separate unit that enables […]

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50mb broadband in the air? On Cathay Pacific? By 2012? Nice!

I came across this post by Emma over at Gizmag who reports that the airline Cathay Pacific is planning to launch 50mb broadband connectivity to passengers by 2012. This week, the airline confirmed an agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corporation to provide broadband access across its entire fleet, as well as call and data access for […]

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Broadband ‘Connected Britain’ Is Rubbish

I am currently uploading a 120mb MIR Show video at the whopping WHOPPING average speed of 18.5k per second. Fluck all use that ‘cloud’ is when I’m whizzing away at 18.5k/sec. In fact thinking back about 15 years ago, if I was lucky, I got similar speeds on my 56k modem. I’m using an 8mb […]

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Vodafone trials 16mbps HSPA+ mobile broadband

Pretty soon you could be surfing the urban jungle via a 16mbps data connection according to the chaps at Vodafone. During some HSPA+ 64QAM technology trials, the Vodafone chaps in Spain managed to achieve 16mbps. But it gets better. They’re planning to trial 21mbsp this quarter using HSPA+ MIMO. Vodafone experts estimate that the technology […]

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** UPDATED ** NokiaWorldWatch: Nokia’s first mobile broadband USB stick – 40 euros ** UPDATED **

Announced this week is Nokia’s first ever mobile broadband USB dongle Crossing both 2.5 and 3G networks its due out soon, with carries to be mentioned in due course. Specifications/Compatible computer operating systems: – 3G: 850/2100MHz GSM:850/900/1800/1900 MHz Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Vista Mac OS 10.4 Mac OS 10.5 Posted by email from MIR […]

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Mobile broadband wireless routers come to T-Mobile

Hitting the stores this week is T-Mobile’s answer to 3’s wireless broadband mobile router, the mouth full that is the Mobile Broadband Share Dock It works the same way as 3’s Huawei D100 Router, only with a less catchy name. The Share Dock plugs into their mobile broadband dongle, then enables surrounding devices to have […]

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O2 to offer 50 day money back guarantee on its mobile broadband

So o2 has currently been behind all the other networks when it came to mobile broadband, however it seems they may have pulled the cat out of the bag. From Mobile Today; O2 is looking to accelerate sales of its mobile broadband by offering a money-back guarantee amid growing consumer uncertainty regarding speeds and coverage […]

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Cheapest mobile broadband package arrives

Remembered the heady days of October the first when Virgin entered the mobile broadband market? Now they’ve only gone and launched the cheapest deal in UK at just a fiver a month. There’s catch, as expected and there always is of course – you need to be on Virgin. New and existing customers on their […]

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Vodafone’s ‘lightyears ahead’ broadband claim found misleading

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) has taken the hatchet to Vodafone UK’s mobile broadband advertising. The ads typically showed a USB broadband stick looking like a rocket jetting into outerspace, with a strapline explaining that Vodafone’s mobile broadband service is ‘light years ahead’ of the competition. The ad also aimed to point out that […]