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O2 turns on London 4G trial

The mobile operator has begun the first live trial of an LTE network in a major UK city, in the hopes of readying itself for when the 4G spectrum auction rolls around

November 14, 2011 by

Juror faces prison over Facebook chat

A jury member who chatted on Facebook to a defendant in an ongoing drugs trial has pleaded guilty to charges of contempt of court.The juror, Joanna Fraill, told the High Court in London on Tuesday that she had made initial contact with the defendant, Jamie Sewart, over the internet, The Guardian reported.

June 14, 2011 by

BT to trial Wi-Fi on Tube platforms

BT Openzone and London Underground are to trial Wi-Fi in a Tube station, in a six-month trial beginning on 1 November.The trial will take place in the ticket hall area and Northern and Bakerloo line platforms at Charing Cross station.

October 29, 2010 by

Gary McKinnon loses latest appeal

Gary McKinnon, the hacker accused of accessing nearly 100 US government computers from his home in North London, has had his latest judicial appeal against extradition denied in the High Court this morning.In what is almost certainly his final chance to fend off the American attempts to put him on trial in the US, two judges have heard arguments that McKinnon's Asperger's Syndrome make it too dangerous to allow him to be tried in the US, and that proper consideration hasn't been taken of this.

July 31, 2009 by

U.K. puts online voting to the test

In a trial being held this weekend, U.K. voters for the first time will cast their ballots online. Voters in Sopwell and Verulam, two electoral wards in St. Albans, are taking part in the experiment during local elections. They will be able to vote online over the weekend even though the actual local election won't be held until May 2. In an attempt to prevent malpractice, every Sopwell and Verulam voter has been issued a unique "voter identification number" and will enter a personal identification number when placing their vote. The trial is an attempt to test ways of voting electronically. Public participation in the electoral process is perceived to be declining, and advocates believe Internet voting could encourage more people to take part in the democratic process. The St. Alban's project is funded by the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions, with the involvement of Oracle and British Telecommunications. ZDNet U.K.'s Graeme Wearden reported from London. To read the full story, visit ZDNet U.K.

April 26, 2002 by

BT sets pricing for broadband service

British Telecommunications said Wednesday that its cut-price broadband product will carry a monthly fee of $39 (27 pounds) per month. The BT Broadband service will give customers a high-speed Web connection but will not offer any of the additional services normally offered by Internet service providers. The service will go on sale in the fall after a summer trial period. Customers will also have to buy an ADSL modem, which will cost about $116. BT also said it has agreed to content deals with several organizations including Clara.net, UKonline, MSN, Yahoo and Google. At $39 a month BT Broadband will be about $4 per month cheaper than broadband products from ISPs Freeserve and BTopenworld. However, it will still be more expensive than the high-speed Internet products that are available from some ISPs. For example, Pipex is charging around $34 per month for its broadband package. ZDNet U.K.'s Graeme Wearden reported from London. To read the full story, visit ZDNet U.K.

April 24, 2002 by

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