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June 27, 2012 by

TalkTalk 'most complained-about ISP' for fifth time

TalkTalk has maintained its position as the UK's most complained-about broadband provider for the fifth quarter running.The company beat fellow ISPs Sky, BT, Orange and Virgin to hold onto the dubious honour for the first quarter of this year, according to data published by communications regulator Ofcom on Tuesday.

February 15, 2012 by

TalkTalk forced to block Newzbin2

Internet service provider TalkTalk has joined the likes of BT and Sky in blocking the Usenet aggregator Newzbin2.The company confirmed on Tuesday that it had been forced to begin the blocking process following receipt of a court order in January.

January 13, 2012 by

UK companies get £500k to research internet of things

A government-funded agency is to give 10 UK companies cash to start figuring out how to make money from the rapid proliferation of internet-connected items.The Technology Strategy Board said on Wednesday that the companies, including BT, would each get up to £50,000 to "undertake preparatory studies to better understand how to move towards an application and services marketplace in the 'internet of things'".

December 15, 2011 by

Sky blocks Newzbin2 following court order

Sky Broadband began blocking Newzbin2 on Tuesday, after receiving a court order telling it to do so.The ISP is the second major internet provider to block access to the file-sharing website, after BT started doing so around the end of October.

May 25, 2011 by

Cornwall to get real-world '4G' LTE trial

A live customer trial of the '4G' mobile broadband technology LTE is to take place in Cornwall, with collaborators Everything Everywhere and BT keen to see whether it is viable as a shared fixed and mobile platform.Announced on Wednesday, the trial will run from September to early next year in the St Newlyn East area of South Newquay, with up to 100 mobile and 100 fixed-line customers taking part.

April 27, 2011 by

Sky and Call Flow sign up to trial BT's ducts and poles

Sky and the business ISP Call Flow have become the first companies to sign up for access to BT's duct and pole infrastructure, albeit on a trial basis.Such access is crucial for ISPs that want to deploy their own fibre without having to build an entire national network of ducts and poles to carry it.

April 8, 2011 by

CPS declines to prosecute BT over Phorm trials

The Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to prosecute BT over secret trials of Phorm behavioural advertising technology in 2006 and 2007.Privacy campaigner Alexander Hanff received a letter from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on Friday saying that it would not prosecute BT due to insufficient evidence to secure a conviction.

March 30, 2011 by

IT veteran with passion for education

newsmaker No stranger to implementing large-scale IT projects, BT Global Services' CEO for Southeast Asia Stephen Yeo is open to working, for free, on initiatives to drive learning using technology.


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