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US Commerce Dept Open To Additional Measures Against Huawei – Report

US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo makes clear the Biden administration will take further action against Huawei - if necessary

1 day ago

BT Pledges To Curb Carbon Emissions By 2030

Green pledge. UK telecoms giant BT brings forward its net zero carbon emission target from 2045 to 2030, and sets…

4 days ago

Alphabet X Links Congo Cities With Beams Of Light

Alphabet experiment uses invisible beams of light to create affordable high-speed internet link across Congo River from Brazzaville to Kinshasa

6 days ago

Government To Open Lampposts, Bus Shelters For 5G Expansion

Two year Government project to make it easier for operators to install 5G kit on street furniture such as lampposts…

2 weeks ago

Broadband Speeds Rise 20 Percent Since Start Of Covid-19

But 134,000 properties in the United Kingdom are still unable to get a decent broadband connectivity, Ofcom's latest research shows

2 weeks ago

BT Takeover Speculation Rises After Deutsche Telekom Comments

Comments made by the CEO of Deutsche Telekom, prompts renewed speculation of German telecoms giant intentions towards the UK's BT

2 weeks ago

TeleGeography’s Updated Subsea Cable Map Shows Tech Influence

Updated map of world's undersea cables by TeleGeography shows growing engineering infrastructure capabilities of tech firms

3 weeks ago

SpaceX Ships 100,000 Starlink Terminals

Elon Musk reveals Starlink shipped 100,000 terminals and is now available in 14 countries, including UK, US, France and others

1 month ago

Man Admits Arson After Destroying 5G Mast

Conspiracy theorist David Patterson caused between £100,000 to £150,000 of damages when he set fire to a 5G mobile mast…

1 month ago

Facebook, Google Reveal Apricot Undersea Cable For Asia

New undersea cable from Facebook and Google to connect Japan with south east Asia, to increase capacity, redundancy and reliability

1 month ago

UK Government £4m Trial For Fibre Cables In Water Pipes

Government trial to install fibre cables in water pipes to accelerate rollout of broadband and mobile signals in hard to…

2 months ago

Microsoft Predicts 40 Percent May Quit Their Jobs

Hybrid working is here to stay says Microsoft, as it warns that 40 percent of people may quit their jobs…

2 months ago

Ofcom: Telecom Firms Must Do More To Help Struggling Customers

Despite falling average telecom prices, two million UK homes are struggling to afford internet access, comms regulator finds

2 months ago

Keep Virgin Media O2 Routers Out Of Direct Sunlight

Hot hot hot. Virgin Media O2 warns customers to keep their home broadband routers out of sun during the UK's…

2 months ago

Japan Sets Data Transfer Speed Record Of 319Tbps

Researchers in Japan have set a stunning data transmission speed record of 319Tbps, over a long distance of 3,001km or…

2 months ago

Amazon Acquires Facebook’s Satellite Internet Team

Amazon pays Facebook an undisclosed sum of money to acquire the social networking giant's satellite Internet team of specialists

2 months ago

BT Confirms 3G Service Will Be ‘Retired’ In 2023

BT 3G connectivity will be retired in 2023, as carrier pledges to make 5G connectivity available in 90 percent of…

2 months ago

OneWeb Gains Additional $500m Funding From Bharti

Busy period for OneWeb with additional funding, launch of more satellites, and signing deal with BT for rural broadband provision

3 months ago

Shared Rural Network Update Issued By Government

Progress report on £1 billion Shared Rural Network shows Scotland, Wales, North East England benefiting from 4G rural coverage

3 months ago

EE First Operator To Reinstate European Roaming Charge

EE has become the first UK mobile operator to reinstate roaming charges for customers in Europe, but only for new…

3 months ago

Starlink Will Go Public When Cash Flow Stabilises – Elon Musk

SpaceX's Elon Musk confirms the Starlink broadband satellite venture will eventually apply for an initial public offering (IPO)

3 months ago

SpaceX Starlink To Provide Global Coverage By September

SpaceX's Starlink fleet of satellites is to deliver continuous global coverage by around September, its president has revealed

3 months ago

Sir Tim Berners-Lee To Auction Web Source Code As NFT

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is to auction off the original source code for World Wide Web as a NFT later this…

3 months ago

Biden Urged To Appoint FCC Commissioner To Speed Net Neutrality Return

US President Biden has been urged to appoint a fifth commissioner to “ensure a fully functional Federal Communications Commission"

3 months ago

Vodafone Chooses Samsung For 5G, Open RAN

Watch out Nokia, Ericsson? Samsung gains 5G foothold in Europe after Vodafone UK opts for equipment from South Korean giant

3 months ago

French Telecoms Giant Altice Acquires Stake In BT

France's second largest telecoms firm Altice purchases 12 percent stake in British carrier BT, but denies takeover intentions

4 months ago

US Senate Passes Bill To Counter China Tech Threat

US Senate passes $250bn US Innovation and Competition Act that seeks to counter global influence of Chinese technology, and encourage…

4 months ago

Major Websites Down After Global Outage

Major internet outage knocks oflline big name websites such as UK Government, Amazon, CNN, Bloomberg, Financial Times offline

4 months ago

Openreach Doubles Rural Full Fibre Deployment Target

Good new for rural broadband as Openreach doubles its target for 1Gbps full fibre to 6.2 million rural homes and…

4 months ago

White House Signals Compromise On Broadband Funding

Biden administration indicates willingness to accept Republicans' lower funding offer for broadband plan, amidst negotiations over broader $2tn package

4 months ago