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BT Tower In London Sold, And Will Become Luxury Hotel

Landmark BT Tower in central London to become a luxury hotel, after it is sold for £275m to US hotel…

1 week ago

Openreach Confirms Faster Fibre Speeds From 1 April

Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) broadband speeds are to be ‘turbo-charged’, after Openreach launches two new speed tiers

3 weeks ago

French Prosecutors Raid Huawei Office

Huawei says it is fully co-operating, after its French offices were searched last week as part of probe by financial…

3 weeks ago

BT’s Successor Allison Kirkby To Start As CEO On 1 February

With current chief executive Philip Jansen stepping down at the end of the month, BT confirms February start for new…

2 months ago

BT Misses Deadline For Huawei Equipment Removal From Core Network

Nearly there. Carrier fails to completely meet UK government's year-end deadline, for removal of Huawei equipment from core network

2 months ago

Full Fibre Arrives In UK’s Most Remote Inhabited Island

People living on Fair Isle, the UK’s most geographically remote inhabited island, have received a significant connectivity improvement. Openreach has…

2 months ago

BT Risks Fine As Huawei Removal Deadline Nears – Report

UK carrier BT is at risk of a fine as it nears 31 December deadline to replace Huawei equipment from…

2 months ago

NASA Uses Laser To Beam Cat Video From Deep Space

Space communications. NASA JPL streams ultra HD video of cat back to earth from deep space, 19 million miles away…

2 months ago

Full Fibre Broadband Reaches 17 Million UK Homes, Says Ofcom

Ofcom finds that for the first time, over half of homes in all four nations of the UK have access…

2 months ago

Ofcom Proposes Ban On ‘Inflation-Linked’ Mid-Contract Price Hikes

UK regulator Ofcom proposes new rules for consumers to protect against inflation-linked price rises during a contract

3 months ago

Apple, Paramount Discuss Bundling Streaming Service Offer – Report

Streaming tie-up? Discussions reportedly between Apple and Paramount discuss bundling respective streaming services

3 months ago

Amazon Confirms ‘100% Success’ For Prototype Kuiper Satellites

Amazon's Kuiper satellite network will begin large scale deployment by mid 2024, after success with two prototypes

4 months ago

Foxconn Launches First Communications Satellites

Foxconn launches two prototype communications satellites aboard SpaceX rocket as proof-of-concept for broadband and smart vehicle plans

4 months ago

Silicon UK Pulse: Your Tech News Update: Episode 25

Welcome to Silicon UK Pulse – your roundup of the latest tech news and developments impacting your business for the…

4 months ago

FCC Votes To Start Reinstating Net Neutrality Rules

US communications regulator votes to begin process to reinstate landmark net neutrality rules struck down under Trump

4 months ago

Netflix Mails Its Final DVD As It Ends Postal Service

Netflix's DVD via post , which began back in 1998, has mailed its final DVD on Friday, as the service…

5 months ago

FCC Proposes To Restore Net Neutrality Laws In US

Back from the dead? Democrat controlled FCC proposes new net neutrality laws after Republican roll back in 2017

5 months ago

TalkTalk To Split Into Three Companies, With CEO To Step Down

Job losses expected, as TalkTalk confirm plan to “demerge its main operating businesses” into three standalone entities

5 months ago

Openreach Reveals New Destinations In Full Fibre Build Update

Fibre to the premise deployment reaches 11.5 homes, as Openreach announces another 19 locations that includes 200,000 homes and businesses

6 months ago

BT Halts Sale Of New Copper Lines On Openreach Network

As UK full fibre rollout continues, BT announces halt to sales of new copper telephones lines, after more than a…

6 months ago

Openreach Saves £10m, Extends FTTP Rollout Via ‘Subtended Headends’

Use of Subtended Headends helps Openreach extend its fibre to the premise (FTTP) rollout in more difficult and remote locations

7 months ago

BT Appoints Allison Kirkby As Carrier’s First Female CEO

Allison Kirkby has been named to succeed chief executive Philip Jansen, when he steps down at the end of January…

7 months ago

Virgin Media O2 To Axe 2,000 UK Jobs

Price of 2001 merger? Virgin Media O2 is to axe 12 percent of its workforce, as it seeks to “simplify”…

7 months ago

Amazon Builds $120m Florida Facility For Internet Satellites

Amazon says building massive processing facility in Florida for Project Kuiper broadband satellites as it races to catch up to…

7 months ago

BT Chief Executive Philip Jansen To Step Down

BT Group chief executive Philip Jansen confirms he will step down within the next 12 months, as search begins for…

8 months ago

Silicon UK Pulse: Your Tech News Update: Episode 10

Welcome to Silicon UK Pulse – your roundup of the latest tech news and developments impacting your business for the…

8 months ago

Apple Objects To Spy Clause In UK Online Safety Bill

Apple adds to criticism of spy powers in Online Safety Bill that could force messaging firms to scan encrypted messages

8 months ago

Google Sister Project Brings Laser-Powered Internet To India

Google sister project Taara uses back-end laser communications tech from defunct Project Loon to bring broadband to rural India

8 months ago

Biden To Announce Broadband Funding In Major Speech

US president Joe Biden to announce funding plans under $42.5bn plan to bring broadband to rural and underserved areas

8 months ago

Enterprises Planning Expansion Worry Over Connectivity, Expereo Finds

Despite macroeconomic, geopolitical worries, Expereo reveals most businesses have a positive outlook and will increase tech investments

9 months ago