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UK WAN contracts totalling £123m due to expire within 12 months

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100 years of hold music: why is audio conferencing still with us?

Imagine the excitement when the first conference call was made 100 years ago. The telephone itself was still pretty new, but suddenly it was possible (after much laying of cable and switchboard jiggery pokery by the operator) to have a conversation rather than just a dialogue over the wires. Alexander Graham Bell placed the call from New York to San ... Read More »

Three hacked: ‘Inside job’ puts six million customers’ private data in jeopardy

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Microsoft and Facebook to lay huge private undersea cable across the Atlantic

Microsoft and Facebook have teamed up to build an undersea cable across the Atlantic. The Marea cable will lay between Virginia Beach on the west coast of the US and Bilbao in northern Spain. Related articles The project to get the cable in position will commence in August and is expected to be completed by October 2017, according to a ... Read More »

Queen’s speech promises to ‘create the right’ for high-speed broadband in ‘every household’

The government has promised that “measures will be brought forward” to “create the right” for every household in the UK to have access to high-speed broadband, with “automatic” compensation for those who do not. Presenting the government’s programme for the next Parliament in The Queen’s Speech at the state opening of Parliament, she said that the proposed Digital Economy Bill ... Read More »

Three-O2 merger should be prohibited if there is no fourth mobile operator, says CMA

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has “serious concerns” with regards to the proposed merger between Hutchison 3G UK and Telefonica UK – better known as Three and O2. Hutchison agreed a £10.25bn deal to acquire rival O2 from Spanish national telecoms operator Telefonica back in January, after months of speculation. The deal, if approved by the CMA, would make ... Read More »

CityFibre CEO Greg Mesch’s ambitious plan to bring FTTP to 100 UK towns and cities

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CityFibre CEO Greg Mensch’s ambitious plan to bring FTTP to 100 UK towns and cities

Anti-Virus Software Has Had Its Day – How Can You Protect Against Advanced Threats? These days, anti-virus software is not sufficient, with data having long since moved outside the firewall. Join Computing on 22nd March to find out how to provide your organisation with effective endpoint protection that wears its armour lightly. Date: 22 Mar 2016 Your Computer Read More »

BT calls for Ofcom to accept ‘voluntary agreement’ to avoid legal dispute

BT has called for communications regulator Ofcom to accept its proposals to fix competition concerns about its Openreach arm, claiming that if Ofcom decides to go to the European Commission, there will be lengthy delays that would be detrimental for all UK broadband providers. Yesterday, Ofcom fell short of recommending that Openreach should be spun out of BT as a ... Read More »

UK SMBs could walk away from broadband contracts without penalty thanks to new Ofcom code

UK businesses are to get more accurate information about the broadband services they receive, under new protections announced by regulator Ofcom that will also allow customers to walk away from providers who fail to deliver what they promise. UK broadband providers BT Business, Virgin Media, TalkTalk Business, KCOM, Daisy Communications, XLN and Zen – who together provide a service to ... Read More »

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