David Meyer

David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't be paying many bills. His early journalistic career was spent in general news, working behind the scenes for BBC radio and on-air as a newsreader for independent stations. David's main focus is on communications, of both the fixed and wireless varieties, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices. He is based in Berlin.

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Free broadband? Here's one better

Free broadband? Here's one better

There's no such thing as a free lunch, as offerings from Carphone Warehouse, Orange et al have proven - they may call it free broadband, but you still have to pay for something, whether it's mobile phone rental, call package rental or whatever.Now there's a company offering a free add-on to their broadband package - a whole PC.

November 6, 2006 by in Telcos

Wibro problems?

Wibro problems?

The BBC's Click team has done a rundown on the exciting new mobile broadband technologies springing up in South Korea (although we do have HSDPA here too, y'know folks). One interesting point, on the subject of South Korea's homegrown flavour of WiMax:Technical gremlins mean the connection keeps dropping when users move between Wibro base stations...

November 6, 2006 by in Telcos

Best Woman in Tech

Best Woman in Tech

Congratulations to Shirin Dehghan, CEO of mobile network-optimisers Avieso, for winning the overall prize at BlackBerry's second Women & Technology awards.According to RIM, the judges were particularly impressed at Dehghan's commitment to facilitating remote working among her employees - always a good thing.

November 3, 2006 by in Telcos

NHS IT problems

NHS IT problems

Funny one this. Only last week Lord Warner was claiming NHS patients would be able to opt out of the massive new NPfIT database, but today the Guardian reports this to be absolute nonsense.

November 1, 2006 by in Telcos

Carphone's latest pot-kettle moment

Carphone's latest pot-kettle moment

Remember that piece we did on Carphone Warehouse's extraordinary slanging match with, ooh, just about everyone roundabout the time it bought AOL UK? Remember how they laid into Vodafone and Phones 4U for their cosy arrangement?

October 31, 2006 by in Telcos

This blog's name

This blog's name

OK, as sterling analyst (and we're talking more than currency here) James Enck has pointed out to me, there is at least one other blog with a similar name to this one. All I can say is hey, it's good that the memory of Led Zeppelin is being kept alive.

October 31, 2006 by in Telcos

Old School GSMA

Old School GSMA

Check out this post from the always well-informed Dean Bubley. We received this press release too, but with all the hectic redesign stuff going on (how's the new site, by the way?

October 31, 2006 by in Telcos

Should we be covering IMS?

Should we be covering IMS?

I spent yesterday afternoon at the MultiService Forum press day at BT Central. Subjected to a mind-boggling array of acronyms, I'm afraid I bordered on nodding off at several points, but it did get me thinking about IMS in general.

October 25, 2006 by in Telcos

HM Govt vs The LSE, Round XII!

HM Govt vs The LSE, Round XII!

Oh dear, the government does not seem to be getting on well with that pesky team from the London School of Economics, who insist on putting the ID card scheme under continuous scrutiny.Apart from claiming that the scheme doesn't need to undergo full and rigorous testing before being implemented (!

October 23, 2006 by in Telcos

The EC's position on data roaming

The EC's position on data roaming

This issue, as you will know, is a constant bugbear for business travellers and, well, anyone wanting to take advantage of the shiny new services'n' surfing that mobile content providers (and corporate IT departments) are so keen to promote. ZDNet UK has covered it extensively in the past and will, I can assure you, continue to do so.

October 19, 2006 by in Telcos