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Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellite Broadband Gains UK Approval

Superfast connectivity for remote locations. Elon Musk's Starlink satellite broadband service has been approved by regulator Ofcom

1 week ago

Vodafone Ends Shareholder Tussle Over 2013 Kabel Acquisition

Seven year itch. British mobile operator to buy remaining shares in Kabel for £1.9 billion ($2.6 billion) to halt legal…

3 weeks ago

Bath Council Refuses To Allow 5G Mast

Fearmongering victory? Local council in Bath refuses permission for 5G mast, after local resistance and intervention of Lib Dem MP

4 weeks ago

UK Unlikely To Hit 5G And Broadband Target

Ambitious government target for 85 percent coverage of gigabit-capable broadband by 2025 may not be achieved, committee of MPs warn

4 weeks ago

One In Four UK Homes Can Access Gigabyte Broadband, Ofcom Says

UK communications regulator Ofcom reveals 8 million British homes can now access broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps, despite pandemic

1 month ago

Openreach Plots Closure Of 4,600 Local Telephone Exchanges

UK's transition to full fibre network, sees Openreach consultation on the closure of thousands of local telephone exchanges

1 month ago

Openreach Moves Customers Away From Copper Network In Salisbury

In a UK first, customers in Salisbury are now no longer able buy landlines or broadband on the copper network,…

2 months ago

FCC Head Ajit Pai Stepping Down, Raises Net Neutrality Hopes

What now for US net neutrality, as Trump appointee Ajit Pai, announces he will step down from FCC when Joe…

2 months ago

UK Government To Ban Installation Of New Huawei 5G Kit

Government to stop mobile operators installing stockpiled Huawei 5G equipment from September 2021, after purchase ban of new kit

2 months ago

Coronavirus Pandemic Impacts Full Fibre Broadband Rollout

Government finances are hurting. Delay to ambitious plan to roll out gigabit broadband to every home in UK by 2025,…

2 months ago

UK Telcos Face Large Fines For Using Huawei Kit

New security bill promises to fine big British telecom firms over £100,000 a day, if they continue using Huawei equipment

2 months ago

OneWeb Emerges From Bankruptcy For UK Space Push

Government confirms it has secured satellite internet firm OneWeb to help fulfill UK's “ambitions to be at the forefront of…

2 months ago

Huawei Helps Support 51,000 UK Jobs, Study Finds

Independent study from Oxford Economics reveals scale of Huawei's contribution to UK plc, including payment of £1.1 billion in tax…

2 months ago

Swedish Regulator To Challenge Court Order On Huawei Ban

After Huawei wins court appeal against Swedish telecom watchdog's exclusion for 5G, the watchdog confirms it will challenge it

2 months ago

Openreach Engineer Stabbed Five Times Amid 5G Violence

Disgraceful. Engineer suffered five stab wounds amid violent attacks against telecom engineers earlier this year, Openreach boss confirms

2 months ago

Kim Dotcom Extradition To US Granted, But Appeal Allowed

Fresh twist in long-running extradition of controversial Kim Dotcom to the United States, following NZ Supreme Court ruling

3 months ago

BT Signs 5G Deal With Ericsson For EE Network

Swedish equipment supplier Ericsson wins BT contract to supply kit for UK 5G network, joining Nokia as major supplier for…

3 months ago

Mobile Operators Banned From Selling Locked Phones

Ofcom confirms mobile operators in the UK from December will be banned from selling mobile phones locked to their particular…

3 months ago

China Urges Sweden To Reconsider Its ‘Wrong’ Huawei Ban

Beijing spokesman warns of 'negative impact' for China-Sweden trade, after Swedish watchdog bans Huawei and ZTE 5G equipment

3 months ago

Sweden Excludes Huawei, ZTE For 5G Networks

Swedish regulator cites security reasons for banning 5G telecom equipment from Huawei and ZTE, ahead of spectrum auctions

3 months ago

NASA, Nokia To Build LTE Network On Moon

'Ground control to Major Tom.' Finnish networking giant to build first ever 4G/5G cellular network on the Moon, slated for…

3 months ago

Ofcom Probes BT Charges For Rural Broadband Connections

Telecoms watchdog launches probe of BT after some rural customers face quotes of over £100,000 for broadband installation or upgrade

3 months ago

Dutch Operator KPN Opts For Ericsson 5G Equipment

Dutch telecoms giant KPN confirms it will utilise equipment from Sweden's Ericsson for its core 5G network in the Netherlands

3 months ago

TalkTalk Confirms £1.1. Billion Takeover Offer From Shareholder

Investment management fund and TalkTalk shareholder Toscafund makes £1.1bn takeover offer for British Internet Service Provider

3 months ago

Nokia Wins 5G Contracts In Belgium

Domino effect? Mobile operators in Belgium have opted to drop Huawei and instead selected Nokia equipment for their 5G networks

3 months ago

Oversight Board Again Flags Huawei Security Concerns

British security officials have again raised concerns about Huawei equipment and said only 'limited assurance' could be given to long-term…

4 months ago

Nokia Wins 5G Contract From BT

Two months after the British government ordered Huawei equipment to be removed by 2027, Nokia signs 5G deal with EE…

4 months ago

EU Investigates Chinese Fibre Optic Cable Imports

Official investigation to see if imports of fibre optic cables from China are being sold in Europe at artificially low…

4 months ago

Old TV Responsible For Welsh Village Broadband Outage

Openreach sends in its 'SAS' engineers! Old TV set found to be responsible for two years of broadband outages in…

4 months ago

Verizon Opts For Samsung 5G Equipment

Bad news for Nokia and Ericsson, as one of the largest mobile operators in the United States opts for 5G…

4 months ago