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The UK mobile network operator Vodafone has announced that it will be launching broadband and TV services in spring 2015. Vodafone shares jumped up by more than 5.5% after the announcement, which included the news that its full year core earnings forecast was between £11.6bn and £11.9 b ... 

Vodafone To Launch TV And Broadband Services

Ofcom has handed Three, the UK’s fastest growing network, with a £250,000 fine over its inadequate handling of customer complaints. The investigation into Three forms part of the UK communications regulator’s wider monitoring and enforcement programme designed to ensure that communication pro ... 

Ofcom Hand Out £250k Fine To Three

PayPal has teamed up with BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin to enable retailers to receive payments in the digital currency BitCoin via PayPal’s payment hub. Although PayPal stopped short of integrating BitCoin into its payment processing or digital wallet services, the move is the first baby step the on ... 

PayPal Partnership Enables BitCoin Payments

Phones 4u, the long established UK mobile phone retailer, put itself into administration over the weekend, after Vodafone and EE decide not to renew their contracts. Although these contracts do not expire until next year – February and October respectively – the company decided to bring in the admi ... 

Phones 4u Collapses Into Administration as Vodafone and EE Hang Up

Children as young as five are to be taught how to code in British schools as part of the UK government’s new national curriculum. With a computer in nearly every British household and tablets and smartphones readily at their disposal, children are now completely surrounded by technology, and the go ... 

BBC Launches Kids Coding Lessons As Computer Programming Enters National Curriculum

14% Growth in UK Online Sales

22-Aug-2014  17:01

The IMRG’s (Interactive Media in Retail Group) most recent figures reveal that UK online sales have shown an annual growth of 14% as of July. This is welcome news coming after a disappointing end to the half year, which resulted in a 5% decrease between May and June. It is estimated that £8.1 ... 

14% Growth in UK Online Sales

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has published new research on the quality of mobile calls by UK network providers. The publication is part of a plan to help support initiatives which are designed to improve coverage across the country. It’s also intended to help consumers choose a mobile service which sui ... 

Ofcom Publish Mobile Call Quality Data

According to Gartner, Inc., IT leaders now have an unprecedented opportunity to help shape the working environment of a company due to the rise in the ‘business consumer’. Whilst once business and consumer technologies tended to be separate, these days people tend to take work home with them and co ... 

The Rise of the Business Consumer Means IT Must Adapt

A report produced by the Federation of Small Business (FSB) says that the UK government need to have a major rethink on the country’s broadband target, calling it "not fit for purpose”. The report found that 94% of small business owners believe a stable internet connection to be vital to the succes ... 

Major Rethink Needed on UK Broadband, FSB Say

US mobile network FreedomPop has signed a deal with Dutch telecoms carrier KPN to bring free calling and texting to Europe, launching initially in Belgium. If all goes well with the test case, it’s thought that the company will expand the service into the UK, Germany, France and Spain. The LA-based ... 

Free Mobile Calling Service to Expand into UK

According to the latest figures from analysts at Gartner, Inc., the global tablet will show signs of slowing for the remainder of 2014, whilst the flagging PC market will show a "relative revival” following a disastrous 2013. Overall, the devices market, which includes PCs, tablets, ultramobiles an ... 

Tablet Market Slows as PCs Shows Slight Recovery

According to new figures from Ofcom, digital news is now as popular as newspapers for the first time, with some 41% of people reporting that they now access news on websites and apps. However, TV remains that most popular choice for consuming the news, although the figure dropped slightly from last ... 

Digital News Now as Popular as Print

The latest in the Surface Pro tablet range from Microsoft has been proved to be unrepairable in a strip down by specialists iFixit, which sells tools for taking apart mobile devices. The ‘teardown’ team gave the tablet the lowest score possible for repairability, one out of a possible ten. It was f ... 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Unrepairable

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has released the results of a new study which aims to measure superfast broadband speeds and coverage between cities. The study showed that just like in rural areas, "superfast broadband coverage varies wildly between major urban areas, with Derry/Londonderry in Northern I ... 

Ofcom: Superfast Coverage Varies Wildly in Cities

London Technology Week Kicks Off

17-Jun-2014  12:01

The first ever London Technology Week launched in the UK capital this week with an Oxford Economics report claiming that there are 34,000 technology businesses already in the city. The report forecasts that this will climb by another 11,000 in the next ten years, creating 46,000 new jobs. The ev ... 

London Technology Week Kicks Off

For the first time computers may be able to exhibit signs of human intelligence after a 'super computer' successfully passed the 'Turing test'. The computer program, one of five demonstrated at an event hosted by the Royal Society in London, managed to trick more than a third of an assessment pane ... 

Experts turn against the Turing test

Apple has previewed the latest version of its mobile OS, billing iOS 8 as the biggest release for developers since the launch of the App Store at its worldwide developers’ conference. The updated operating system will have a host of new features including the ability for apps to share informatio ... 

Apple Preview iOS 8, Announce New Programming Language

It would seem that BlackBerry are finally giving up on attempting to boost smartphone sales and have announced Project Ion, which it’s thought will deliver services and infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT). The move was announced at the O’Reilly Solid conference  which ends today an ... 

BlackBerry Plans to Enter IoT Market

US startup Artemis is working on a new wireless technology, known as pCell, which could offer mobile internet speeds up to 1000 times faster than 4G. The exciting new technology uses the 2,000-2,020MHz and 2180-2,200MHz end of the radio wave spectrum and is due to be deployed to parts of San Fran ... 

US Startup to Offer 1000x Faster Mobile Internet

A new report from telecoms regulator Ofcom has found that the proportion of superfast connections in the UK has risen from 5% in November 2011 to 25% in November 2013. Further to that, the speed of the average superfast connection continues to rise, with many now enjoying speeds of around 47 Mbit/ ... 

Ofcom: Broadband Speeds on the Rise

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has published its latest set of quarterly results for telecoms and Pay TV today which show a huge improvement in complaints against TalkTalk. However, BT were the most complained about provider across the board, with higher than average grievances about its broadband servi ... 

Ofcom: BT Receive Most Broadband Complaints

Android tablet devices have surpassed those of iOS according to the latest figures from Gartner, seeing a 68% increase in shipments in 2013, compared to 2012. Apple’s iOS on the other hand saw a decline, giving them just a 36% share of the overall market last year. The growth in Android devices w ... 

Android Overtakes iOS in Tablet Wars

New Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella has announced more changes to the structure of the company’s staff, with Business Development and Evangelism team leader Tony Bates stepping down in order to "look for his next opportunity”. For the moment, it’s expected that Eric Rudder will fill the gap until Ch ... 

Leadership Shake-up Continues at Microsoft

Despite Canonical’s Ubuntu Edge smartphone project failing to reach its funding target last year on popular crowdfunding site Indiegogo, the firm has announced that manufacture of an Ubuntu mobile will go ahead this year. In 2013, the 30-day campaign fell well short of its £20.5m funding ta ... 

Ubuntu Phones Will be Manufactured This Year

Google Sells Motorola to Lenova

30-Jan-2014  10:01

Google has unexpectedly sold Motorola Mobility to Lenova for $2.91bn, less than two years following its $12.5bn acquisition of the US mobile phone company. Lenova, a Chinese technology manufacturer, plans to use the purchase to boost its own smartphone business. Whilst Lenova, like the majority of ... 

Google Sells Motorola to Lenova

Over a billion smartphones were shipped last year, according to IT researchers at IDC, who said that this represented an increase of 38.4% on the previous year which shipped 725.3m units. 1.4bn smartphones were shipped and Samsung led the way, further extending its lead as the most popular phone m ... 

Smartphone Sales Exceed One Billion

As the wearable tech and ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) markets are hotting up in 2014, Intel has announced a tiny computer which is small enough to fit into an SD card casing. The minute machine is based on Quark technology, which was developed in order to power wearable technology and the IoT. Whil ... 

Edison: Intel’s Micro-microcomputer

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced that it intends to make "major changes” to better help consumers understand the costs involved when calling businesses and services. Calls to numbers beginning with 08, 09 and 118 will all be subject to the changes as currently, consumers are not informed o ... 

Ofcom Make Business Calling Clearer to Consumers

According to new research carried out by recruitment specialists ‘giant group’, IT contractors expect to see pay increases for the second year in a row, with 67% of those asked feeling confident that they will see salaries continue to rise in 2014. This is an increase of 6% on those surveyed last ... 

IT Pay Rises for Second Year in Row

Only weeks following the release of Windows 8.1, multiple manufacturers are experiencing user issues with the brightness of the screen on new PCs. Users are reporting issues on many of the main manufacturer forums as well as the Windows 8.1 user forums. This was brought to my attention as I recentl ... 

Windows 8.1 Screen Issues due to Aggressive Roll-Out

Windows 8.1 Now Available to All

22-Oct-2013  14:01

It’s not been the best of years for Microsoft, the bomb that was Windows 8 had the company slated from every corner and was even blamed for the falling PC sales by many analysts. Whilst Windows 8.1 Preview has been available for some months, with Microsoft hoping the developer community would help ... 

Windows 8.1 Now Available to All

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has published a consultation on revising the licensing fees for the mobile spectrum bands used for voice calls, 3G and 4G service used by network operators in the UK. The 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum bands are to rise to "reflect full market value”, Ofcom said in an annou ... 

Ofcom Revise Mobile Spectrum Licensing

US Federal Websites Suspended

03-Oct-2013  11:01

Following the partial shutdown of the US government on Monday, numerous websites and Twitter feeds have been suspended temporarily and many employees are unable to access email accounts. The websites for NASA , the White House and the US Department of Homeland Security and many other sites that ... 

US Federal Websites Suspended

A 5G network which is 100 times faster than LTE and glasses that make instant translations were just two of the innovations unveiled at this week's CEATEC 2013 IT and electronics show in Tokyo, with the promise that both will be available for the 2020 Olympic games to be held in Tokyo. NTT Docom ... 

5G and Translation Glasses for Tokyo 2020

Changes to the telecoms industry intended by the European Commission to reduce roaming costs and encourage investment have come in for criticism from a number of sources, as they are seen to be unrealistic. Last week, the European Commission announced its intention to reduce expensive roaming cha ... 

Proposed EU Telecoms Changes Come Under Fire

Expensive roaming charges may soon be scrapped across Europe, if a proposal from the European Commission goes ahead, with charges for incoming calls the first to be being banned by as early as July next year. The proposal needs first to be approved by the 28 members of the EU and European lawmake ... 

EU Proposes Mobile Roaming Charges to be Scrapped

New predictions from researchers at Gartner have said that by 2016, the average personal cloud will "synchronise and orchestrate at least six different device types”. This means that whilst the current fragmentation of collaboration and productivity tools creates complexity, this is likely to have ... 

Gartner: Collaboration Apps will be Available on Most Devices by 2016

According to recent research carried by research firm MarketsandMarkets, the enterprise video market will see an annual growth rate of 25.9% between 2013 and 2018. The report, Enterprise Video Market – Global Advancements, Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013-2018), provides analysis for the overa ... 

Enterprise Video Growth of 25% Per Annum Driven by Collaborative Working

A new survey carried out by technology analysts at Forrester Research has found that only 46% of companies around the world have implemented a mobile analytics solution. This is due to many firms ignoring mobile as it only makes up around 5% of all sales. Add to this that only 2% of marketing and ... 

Just 46% of Firms have Mobile Analytics Solution

Leading video collaboration solutions provider Polycom has announced a new RealPresence platform, RealPresence® Video DualManager™. The company also announced that it has updated its RealPresence® Resource Manager software to version 8.0. The latter is intended to allow large enterprises ... 

Polycom Unveils New RealPresence Platform

BYOD could soon be adapted to be known as ‘BYOWD’ (Bring Your Own Wearable Device) if wearable devices "take the enterprise by storm”, as predicted will happen by several recent articles. According to Business Insider, the wearable technology market will be worth $12bn by 2018. The BYOD market is a ... 

Wearable Tech to take Enterprise by Storm?

The introduction of the iRobot Ava 500 in June has sparked a lot of discussion on if video conferencing robots will be the next big technology trend. This is perhaps true of large organisations, but the price-entry for robots will make it untenable for the SME. According to TechFlash : "Video robot ... 

Video Collaboration & Robots: the next big thing?

No New iPad Slows Tablet Growth

06-Aug-2013  10:01

Tablet sales in the second quarter of the year slowed, something that was expected by analysts thanks to Apple’s decision not to launch a new iPad as the company normally does. However, the sector still saw growth on 2012, with 45.1m units shipped compared to 28.3m a year ago. In all, total volume ... 

No New iPad Slows Tablet Growth

New research suggests that enterprise adoption of tablet devices will offer opportunities for both Android and Microsoft, possibly knocking Apple and the iPad off its top perch. J Gold Associates recently carried out a "broad-based” survey of the use of mobile devices and the strategies that will ... 

Enterprise Offers Tablet Opportunity for Microsoft

Unified communications (UC) distributer Weston recently teamed up with vendor Polycom in order to run what Weston describe as "the first European channel event to use video conferencing to a mass audience receiving the broadcast in seven locations.” The virtual seminar was co-hosted by Weston VPs ... 

Weston & Polycom Team up to Host Virtual Seminar

Ubuntu Smartphone Seeks Funding

23-Jul-2013  14:01

Canonical, the developer of the Ubuntu OS, is looking to raise £20.8m within the next 30 days on a crowdfunding site in order to produce 40,000 devices that run Ubuntu. So far the Ubuntu Edge has raised $3,311,526 and in order to succeed the device will have to raise more than any other cr ... 

Ubuntu Smartphone Seeks Funding

Microsoft Shares Drop 7%

22-Jul-2013  11:01

Following disappointing sales of its Surface RT tablet, shares in Microsoft dropped 7% last week, after it emerged that its quarterly results fell short of expectations, even without accounting for the tablet device’s failure. Microsoft has already announced that they are to cut the price of Surfac ... 

Microsoft Shares Drop 7%

MPs yesterday demanded some answers from BT over why the telecoms giant has reduced its investment into the UK’s subsidised broadband deployment. The news comes amid claims that rival companies dropped out of the bidding for projects around the UK, following rules being "set and altered in ways t ... 

BT Quizzed Over Investment Shortfall

New research from Ovum’s Digital Marketing and Connected Customer practice warns that businesses who ignore the growing trend towards marketing automation will lose out. A new report states that marketing automation is becoming central to the "long-term survival” of modern businesses and is becom ... 

Ignore Marketing Automation at your Peril, Ovum Warn

According to Gartner, the use of mobile devices for consuming work-related video continues to rise, putting more pressure on enterprises to support and manage BYOD schemes. It’s thought that by around 2015, a minimum of 60% of information employees will use a mobile device for work purposes. "Dev ... 

By 2014, 90 percent of organisations will support corporate applications on BYOD, Garther predicts

According to a new worldwide study into employees’ views when it comes to the workplace, 29% of all workers in the Americas, EMEA and the Asia Pacific regions now work from home at least some of the week. The Kelly Global Workforce Index  (KGWI) found that most of the 122,000 people asked we ... 

Remote workers account for 29% of global workforce

Telecoms regulator Ofcom today announced new plans intended to boost competition for superfast broadband. This will include plans to make it easier for consumers to switch between providers, as well as implementing separate measures to speed up installation and repair times. The plans have been a ... 

Ofcom plans to boost superfast broadband competition

New analysis from technology research house Gartner has predicted that global IT spending will see a 2% increase this year, compared to 2012. Overall, the market is expected to total $3.7 trillion and whilst previous forecasts put US spending at 4.1%, this has now been adjusted due to fluctuations ... 

Gartner revise IT spending down for 2013

The latest forecast from analysts at Gartner predicts that whilst overall global device shipments will grow by 5.9% in 2013, PCs will continue to decline by 10.6%. The research house say that combined devices, PCs, tablets and mobiles, will reach a total of 2.35bn units this year, with sales being ... 

Device shipments rise but PCs still declining, says Gartner

Telecom regulator Ofcom today published the level of reported complaints for major companies for the period between January and March this year. The 9thquarterly report  saw a slight fall in complaints about telecom companies, mostly due to a reduction in pay-monthly mobile grievances, whilst ... 

Ofcom publish telecoms complaint levels

Technology research house Gartner has provided recommendations on how enterprises should approach installation of Windows 8 and the upcoming release of 8.1, in order to ensure that no compatibility issues create problems. Windows 8 has come in for widespread criticism since its release, with many u ... 

Gartner: Windows 8.1 Could "Quiet Most Detractors"

Three top mobile broadband tests

18-Jun-2013  13:01

A recent study into mobile broadband has found that out of the 37 tasks that were performed on a special ‘road trip’, Three performed the best, with EE coming in at second place. The road trip test is carried out each year by UK broadband comparison site Broadband Genie and is now in its fifth yea ... 

Three top mobile broadband tests

As BYOD becomes more widely accepted throughout corporations, information security has taken a huge hit. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. published its second mobile security report last week , revealing the majority of businesses (79 percent) had a mobile security incident within the ... 

BYOD Security Incidents are Proving Costly to Business

In the first quarter of 2013, worldwide enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence equipment revenue dropped to 563.4 million, a drop of 13.2 percent year over year and 21.9 percent quarter over quarter, the IDC announced last week. According to reports at the IDC , this is the worst result ... 

Video conferencing market flouting market predictions, reports IDC

Microsoft are to resurrect the start button for Windows 8 when they release a free update to the operating system, Windows 8.1, due out in preview version next month. However, it will display a Start ‘tip’ rather than the full menu found in all previous versions of the software since Windows 95. Th ... 

Start button returns for Windows 8.1

A new smartphone and mobile operating system is due to be launched at the end of 2013, which has been developed by a team of former Nokia employees. The ‘Jolla’, will run a custom operating system known as Sailfish , which is a leftover of MeeGo, an abandoned project of Nokia’s which the company ... 

Ex Nokia Staff Make Rival Smartphone

Video conferencing is becoming increasingly popular with enterprises at the moment, as internet speeds get faster and technology enables a better experience than ever before. However, over the course of the past year numerous reports have sprung up questioning the security of video conferencing. ... 

Video Conferencing May Pose Security Risk

BBM Coming to iPhone and Android

15-May-2013  12:01

The popular Blackberry Messenger (BBM) app will be offered as a download to run on devices running iOS and Android in the summer. It’s thought that initially, the app will offer texts, MMS and group sharing, with further services such as voice and video calling to be rolled out at a later date. T ... 

BBM Coming to iPhone and Android

Samsung Develops 5G Technology

14-May-2013  11:01

Samsung has announced that it has "has successfully developed the world’s first adaptive array transceiver technology operating in the millimeter-wave Ka bands for cellular communications,” which is at the "core” of 5G technology. The technology, said to potentially offer speeds of up to "several ... 

Samsung Develops 5G Technology

Business video devices will spike in 2013, as more businesses of all sizes are warming to the idea that video conferencing can be used as a communications tool in the enterprise, both effectively and efficiently. According to ITProPortal, a recent Canalys UC Market report, this has to some extent ... 

Is 2013 the Year of Video Conferencing?

A UN Agency has predicted that by the end of 2014, there will be more mobile subscriptions in the world than people. According to the International Telecoms Union , subscriptions will exceed seven billion by the end of next year and it was also found that more than a third of the worldwide popula ... 

Mobile to Outnumber People by 2014

In a recent interview with CNBC, Microsoft founder Bill Gates is reported to have said that iPad users are frustrated by the lack of Microsoft Office and the ability to type, even if they don’t know it. This means that it’s only a matter of time before Surface and hybrids take the tablet market. ... 

iPad users Frustrated, says Bill Gates

Tablet Sales Continue to Surge

03-May-2013  10:01

The latest data from IDC shows that worldwide tablet sales continue to boom, growing 142.4% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2013. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker , tablet shipments totalled 49.2m units in the first quarter of the year, more than doubling the amount sold ... 

Tablet Sales Continue to Surge

Approximately half of the world’s companies will require employees to participate in a BYOD scheme by 2017, with businesses no longer supplying devices to workers, analysts at Gartner have predicted. A global survey of CIOs by Gartner’s Executive Programs found that by 2016, 38% of companies said ... 

Half of World’s Companies will Require BYOD by 2017

A special report from analyst house Gartner predicts that by 2016, 40% of mobile app development projects will leverage backend cloud services. This could cause development leaders to "lose control of the pace and path of cloud adoption within their enterprises,” Gartner say. Cloud back-end serv ... 

Mobile App Development to Leverage Cloud Back-end

The telecommunications trade association representing former state owned operators have said that an overhaul of the regulatory environment for the industry in the EU must move quicker. The trade association, known as ETNO, said on Thursday that an overhaul of current regulations should take pla ... 

EU Telecoms Regulation Needs to Move Faster

Telecom regulators Ofcom has announced today that the UK broadband market has reached a new milestone in the level of competition, with ‘unbundled’ lines using BT’s copper network reaching 9 million. Superfast broadband, which uses fibre optic cables to the cabinet is also beginning to see compet ... 

Competition Increases in UK Broadband Market

Microsoft Lync is a high priority target requirement for CIOs this year, according to David Maloney of Ovum research. According to the Ovum report , 45% of enterprises say that they are planning to extend deployment of Lync services in 2013. Whilst results are said to have been mixed so far, this ... 

Microsoft Lync High Priority in 2013, says Ovum

Whilst new research from Cisco indicates that video accounted for more than half of mobile traffic last year, according to a report from TechCrunch, people are still missing out on "tremendous opportunities to make money”. This is because, at the moment, "the mobile landscape is too fragmented an ... 

Android Responsible for Unresolved Mobile Video Issues?

Remote Working Debate Rages On

19-Apr-2013  11:01

Following the decision of Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer in February that remote workers should relocate to offices or leave, a debate has been raging about the issue and if she is right in saying that telecommuting cuts into worker’s productivity. A large part of the problem seems to be that, whilst ... 

Remote Working Debate Rages On

Microsoft has made a start on integrating Lync 2013 with Skype, according to multiple user reports doing the rounds on social networks and The Next Web news site. The company announced in February that it was to link the two services sometime before June 2013 so it would seem that Microsoft are ... 

Microsoft Starts Lync-Skype Integration

According to the latest research from analysts at research firm Gartner, hybrid apps will be used in over 50% of mobile devices by 2016. This is due to the growing use of HTML5-based web apps which unlike native apps, do not have to use multiple versions of an app for different devices. However, ... 

50% of Mobile Apps Hybrid by 2016, say Gartner

Analysts have expressed doubt over whether BlackBerry will be able to regain a foothold in the smartphone market, following a drop of 7.8% in the company’s shares on Thursday. Whilst the stock reached a 52-week high in January, it’s since lost around a quarter of its overall value. BlackBerry's lat ... 

Doubts Resurface over BlackBerry’s Future

Worldwide PC sales have declined at the steepest rate in one quarter ever, with sales figures 13.9% down on this time last year and worse than the expected decline forecast of -7.7%. The first quarter of 2013 saw a total figure of 73.6m units shipped according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly PC Trac ... 

Steepest PC Sales Decline Ever, say IDC

The uptake of unified communications and collaboration (UCC) is on the increase, as IT decision makers in large organisations take up the technology as part of a strategic business opportunity. However, whilst it’s thought that spending will increase to US$ 53m within the next two years, this coul ... 

Unified Communications IT Spend At Risk From Lack of User Adoption

Foldable iPhones for Apple Next?

05-Apr-2013  12:01

Forrester Research’s CEO and chairman of the board has speculated in his blog that the next iPhone from Apple could be a foldable device. George Colony says that Apple are bound to be racing to make something special when it comes to the iPhone 6, which isn’t due out for another 15 months, if the ... 

Foldable iPhones for Apple Next?

The latest forecast from Gartner predicts that sales of worldwide devices are set to grow by 9% this year, although this will include a significant change in the mix of devices as PC sales continue to decline. 2013 will see 2.4 billion units being shipped and this expected to continue growing thr ... 

Gartner Predicts Technology Devices to Total 2.4bn in 2013

According to Atix, global leaders in mobileRAN analytics and optimisation, just 30% of smartphone data sessions are actually started by users, with most failed data sessions happening without the user’s knowledge. This, Atix say, is creating a strain on networks as the demand for an always on con ... 

Only 30% of Data Sessions on Smartphones User Initiated

The latest complaints data on broadband and Pay TV has been released by regulators Ofcom today for the period between October and December last year. According to Ofcom, complaints continued to fall in that period, for the sixth consecutive quarter. However, whilst complaints regarding landline t ... 

Ofcom Publish Broadband and Pay TV Complaints Data

A recent survey from CommScope has found that the increase in the take up of mobile devices and cloud services are the top "game changers” in IT at the moment, with many IT managers struggling to keep pace with demand. According to the CommScope  study, almost three-fourths of those asked sa ... 

Cloud and Mobility Top Game Changers in IT

Whilst larger phones, or ‘phablets’ are rising in popularity with companies such as Samsung and HTC both recently launching devices with 5-inch or bigger screens, an analyst at research firm Gartner has said that phablets are "unlikely to woo [the] majority of global consumers.” CK Lu, the senior ... 

Phablets not Sustainable, says Gartner Analyst

Galaxy S4 Launched in New York

18-Mar-2013  15:01

The Samsung Galaxy S4 launched in New York late last week to show off a host of new features such as eye tracking, but analysts say that the "marketing drive” is "more potent than the device itself,” Total Telecoms reports. The S4 has been hotly anticipated by the industry and consumers alike and h ... 

Galaxy S4 Launched in New York

The consumerisation of IT continues to grow as the latest study from analysts at Gartner has proved. The research has found that household adoption of technology products, which are favouring gadgets and mobile services and those that offer networking capabilities, is shifting faster than expected ... 

 Mobility Shapes Consumer Gadget Spending, says Gartner Study

New research from telecommunications regulator Ofcom has found that broadband speeds in the UK have more than trebled over the last four years, with average speeds across the country now hitting 12 Mbps. The study tested 643m connections in November of last year, on more than 2000 homes and looked ... 

UK Broadband Speeds Trebled in Four Years

A recent report from analysts at Forrester Research has predicted that tablet ownership in Western Europe will quadruple in the next five years. The percentage of consumers who access the internet and own a tablet will rise from the 2012 figure of 14% to 55% by 2017, the report found. The paper is ... 

Tablet Ownership to Quadruple, say Forrester

Ofcom Publish Broadband Report

05-Mar-2013  11:01

Telecommunications regulator Ofcom has today released a report for the government on how the UK’s fixed broadband coverage, take-up, usage and price compares to the rest of Europe. The report concentrates its findings on the EU’s five leading economies: France, Germany, Italy and Spain and the UK, ... 

Ofcom Publish Broadband Report

A report from Total Telecoms has welcomed the introduction of Mozilla’s new Firefox mobile operating system, saying that it will help the mobile market to break the stranglehold that just a few companies have on the sector. Mozilla unveiled its new OS on Sunday at this year’s Mobile World Congress ... 

Total Telecoms: Firefox OS Removes Gatekeeper

Following the successful launch of a smartphone chip and pin reader in the US, online payments firm Paypal have decided to take the technology into Europe next. Whilst the company haven’t as yet confirmed which parts of Europe will be the first to get the new device, designed to make taking payment ... 

Paypal Here to Launch First in UK, say Ovum

A new report from The Insight Research Corporation notes that whilst the telecoms industry was "not immune” to economic forces last year, the market will continue to show growth at a rate of 3.8%, on average, until 2018. New market analysis report The 2013 Telecommunications Industry Review: An Ant ... 

Telecoms Market to reach $2.7tn, say Insight

The 4th annual Housing Technology conference and executive forum began today with a keynote speech given by World Cup winner and Team GB's Director of Sport for the London Olympics, Sir Clive Woodward OBE. Sir Clive was expected to demonstrate how social housing providers can learn from the world o ... 

Housing Technology 2013 Kicks Off with Sir Clive Woodward

A report from Total Telecom says that the lucrative SMB market is essential for mobile growth, which has seen a global decline in voice calls and SMS messages. According to Sigma Systems, which provisions converged network solutions, "mobile operators must adjust their stance towards the increasin ... 

Total Telecom Report SMBs Essential for Mobile Growth

Research analysts at Gartner have predicted that the evolution from personal computer to cloud will drive "invisible, sensor-enabled devices driven by applications and services”. The changes to consumer’s digital lives have already seen a huge transition from PC to personal cloud and it’s this, Gar ... 

Gartner Predict Cloud will Drive Wearable Devices

Mobile Sales Dipped Last Year

14-Feb-2013  11:01

Mobile phone sales declined by 1.7% in 2012, for the first time since 2009, according to analysts at Gartner. However, the sale of smartphones increased by 38.3% in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to the same period in 2011, totalling 207.7 million units overall. Smartphones continue to drive ... 

Mobile Sales Dipped Last Year

Three to Offer Cheaper 4G

05-Feb-2013  11:01

Mobile network Three has said that it does not intend to charge customers extra to upgrade from 3G to 4G when it gets access to the new Spectrum later on this year. The move comes as a surprise to many and is said to fly in the face of the current pricing strategy being considered by all of the oth ... 

Three to Offer Cheaper 4G

BT Kills Off Traffic Management

04-Feb-2013  11:01

BT has announced that it is to make all but its cheapest products truly unlimited with no restrictions on speeds to be made even at peak times. The move is intended to allow customers better streaming, gaming and using "other bandwidth-eating applications” without going over their download limits o ... 

BT Kills Off Traffic Management

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