The UK government is taking the wrong approach to delivering broadband across the UK, according to a report from a House of Lords committee. The report from the Select Committee on Communications claims that the governments current approach favours speed over coverage, and runs the risk that large parts of the UK will be left [...]
A small step forward has been made by Ofcom in setting out the proposals for creating the 4G network in the UK, hopefully bringing faster mobile data connections to 98% of the population.
According to this PDF, the Olympic Committee are prohibiting many items such as knives, firearms, ammununtion and illegal drugs but also 3G Wireless Hotspots. According to the rules, “smart devices” like iPhones, Androids and tablets are permitted in the Olympic venues but they must not be used as wireless hotspots/access points. Understandably, in crowded events [...]
In an interview with the Yonhap News Agency in Korea on Sunday, the president of Samsung’s information technology and mobile communication division Shin Jong-kyun said, “It appears that (accumulated sales) has exceeded 10 million units” in line with the predictions made on its release.
From today, tourists, visitors and Londoners alike can enjoy free O2 Wifi in some of the busiest parts of London. Iconic areas such as Oxford Circus, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Parliament Square, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Exhibition Road are amongst the seven squares and shopping streets benefiting from the landmark deal between Westminster City Council, the [...]
Apple appears to be suffering from the fact that more consumers are buying less expensive versions of Apple’s iPhones and iPads. Apple’s chief financial officer, Peter Oppenheimer said that when given a choice between older and cheaper models and the “new” ones, Apple users were opting to save their pennies. It is more likely that they [...]
Mobile consumers in the UK are set to wait a little longer for the chance to experience 4G on their mobile devices, after UK communications regulator Ofcom announced that spectrum auctions are likely to be pushed back from late 2012, to “early 2013.”
An estimated 67,000 mobile phones are likely to be lost or stolen during the Olympics in London. Numbers of smartphones and other portable networked devices have exploded over the past few years. As a result, this year’s Games will see the largest-ever risk of corporate and personal data loss during an Olympics period, with an [...]
Vodafone UK have released a new phone to the Pay As You Go market; the Smart II. At £70, this makes it one of the cheapest smartphones on the market today and is aimed at those who use mainly smartphones for social networking.
Texting has passed phone calls or meeting face as the most frequent way of keeping in touch in the UK, according to the latest research from Ofcom. The average UK consumer now sends 50 texts per week, more than double from four years ago, with over 150 billion text messages sent in 2011.