O2 have released a video showing how Near Field Communication (NFC) on mobile phones can be used for a variety of everyday activities, such as your London Underground ticket or to pay for a cup of coffee. NFC, sometimes know by Tap and Pay or Contactless Payment, is a feature that is being supplied on [...]
Voice connections via customer-premises equipment (CPE) will continue to be the most predominant business connection type in Western Europe.
Occasionally in supporting a handset, you need to start with a clean slate. Also, with companies, there is the need to remotely wipe a lost handset. With a BlackBerry handset, this is done by resetting the device back to its factory settings. This article is to look at the various methods that are available to [...]
Openreach today announced it will make fibre broadband available to a further 98 exchange areas as part of BT’s £2.5bn roll-out of the technology. The exchanges, which are scheduled to be enabled by late 2013 are scattered across the UK from Sandown on the Isle of Wight to Oban in the Highlands and Islands.
Last week Samsung launched a certification for handsets to be safely used in the corporate environment. With enhanced security and accessibility features this will help ease concerns of IT departments facing the rise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). The program is called Samsung Approved For Enterprise (SAFE), and according to Samsung, devices branded as [...]
Microsoft announced this week, its new OS for mobile phones, Windows Phone 8. The operating system is based on its upcoming Windows 8 for PCs and tablets. Phones running this new os are expected to be released in the autumn, which along with Windows 8, means that handsets will run alongside PCs and Windows new [...]
The global broadband subscriber base grew by 16.1 million during the first quarter of 2012, to a total of over 600 million lines. This represents a quarterly rise of 2.7 percent and an annual increase of 11.5 percent.
At an event in Los Angeles on Monday night, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, unveiled its new tablet called the Surface. The new device will come in two versions, an ARM-powered version running Windows RT and a Intel-based alternative with Windows 8 Pro.
With the UK Government hoping to announce that the UK has the best broadband in Europe in 2015, how the UK stands in statistics announced by the EU as part of its Digital Agenda may help inform progress in the absence of similar statistics from the BDUK and others. The UK generally fares very well [...]
The leased line market which is worth some £2bn per annum across all providers, while not of immediate interest to the average consumer, does influence the amount of capacity available through data centres and backhaul for providers. Ofcom has launched a consultation, which runs until 24th August. The full conclusions will be published in 2013, but Ofcom will [...]