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Ofcom confirms small changes to UHF bands

Published 25 May 2017 15:20 CET | United Kingdom

Ofcom has confirmed a new policy for the 410-470 MHz spectrum band (UHF Band 1 and Band 2), following a consultation late last year. Users of this band include business ...

BBC confirms downloads store to close in November

Published 25 May 2017 15:14 CET | United Kingdom

BBC Worldwide has confirmed plans to shut down its downloads service BBC Store. Started 18 months ago, the store sells single episodes or entire series from the British ...

EE prepares for expected 33% increase in Glastonbury traffic

Published 25 May 2017 13:42 CET | United Kingdom

EE announced that it will be the official technology and communications partner for Glastonbury for a fifth year and said it expects to see record mobile traffic at the ...

KPMG resigns as Lycamobile auditor

Published 25 May 2017 08:47 CET | United Kingdom

KPMG has resigned as auditor to the UK business of MVNO Lycamobile after failing to obtain required information from the company. The accountant, which has worked for ...

Dixons Carphone sales lift 3% in tough FY

Published 24 May 2017 09:01 CET | Europe, United Kingdom

Dixons Carphone reported stronger like-for-like sales in the fourth quarter and full year, but adjusted its headline pretax profit for the year somewhat to GBP 485-490 ...

Daisy awarded Lenovo Gold Business Partner status

Published 24 May 2017 08:41 CET | United Kingdom

UK business services provider Daisy Group has been awarded the Lenovo Gold Business Partner status. During the last 12 months, Daisy said that its revenue stream achieved ...

BSG report calls for better planning regulation

Published 23 May 2017 12:13 CET | United Kingdom

The UK's Broadband Stakeholder Group has published a report with a number of recommendations on how to lower the cost and speed up the deployment of fibre networks. Conducted ...

CityFibre names Wareing as sales director

Published 23 May 2017 10:10 CET | United Kingdom

UK operator CityFibre has named George Wareing its new Sales director, reports Comms Business. Wareing worked two years at Equinix as UK sales director and prior to that was ...

Apple Pay transactions up 300% in past year in UK

Published 23 May 2017 10:03 CET | United Kingdom

More and more retailers in the UK are lifting the limit of GBP 30 on transactions with Apple Pay, as the contactless service catches on. Jennifer Bailey, the head of Apple's ...

Arqiva confirms possible sale as 9-mth revenues grow 8%

Published 23 May 2017 09:02 CET | United Kingdom

UK towers company Arqiva reported revenues for the nine months to March up 8 percent year-on-year, or 11 percent higher based on continuing operations. Telecoms and M2M led ...

Amazon adds live channels to Prime Video in UK, Germany

Published 23 May 2017 08:45 CET | Austria, Germany, United Kingdom | Update: 23 May 2017 10:53 CET

Amazon has confirmed plans to offer live TV channels in the UK, Germany and Austria alongside its sVOD service Prime Video. These will include channels from Discovery ...

EE starts pre-sales of Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Published 23 May 2017 08:39 CET | United Kingdom

UK operator EE announced Sony's new flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ Premium, is available for customers to pre-order. The new device supports Wi-Fi calls and VoLTE on EE's ...

Red Hat Open Innovation Labs opens in London

Published 23 May 2017 06:15 CET | United Kingdom

Red Hat opened Red Hat Open Innovation Labs in London to help customers integrate people, methodology, and technology to catalyse innovation and solve business challenges in ...

4.8 mln UK adults have never used the internet - ONS

Published 22 May 2017 16:18 CET | United Kingdom

A total of 4.8 million UK adults, some 9.0 percent of the population, have never used the internet, down from 10.2 percent in 2016, according to the latest quarterly update ...

Virgin Media plans auction of EPG slots

Published 22 May 2017 10:06 CET | United Kingdom

UK cable operator Virgin Media is planning to auction off slots on its electronic programme guide, as a new source of income. The move is backed by its parent company Liberty ...

BBC to shutter downloads store - report

Published 22 May 2017 10:02 CET | United Kingdom

The BBC is planning to shut down its downloads store after a poor initial performance. Unnamed sources told the Telegraph that the BBC Store, which allows viewers to buy ...

Amazon to add video partners in UK, Germany - report

Published 22 May 2017 09:20 CET | Germany, United Kingdom

Amazon will shortly roll out an OTT service with linear TV channels and on-demand content in the UK and Germany, two people familiar with the matter told Broadband TV News. ...

UK retail sales up 14% in April, smartphone spend higher

Published 22 May 2017 08:48 CET | United Kingdom

UK online retail sales increased 13.9 percent year-on-year in April, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. Growth was 4.3 percent compared to March, a ...

BT gives away Google Cardboard to watch UEFA final in VR

Published 22 May 2017 08:42 CET | United Kingdom

BT Sport is giving away free Google Cardboard headsets ahead of the UEFA Champions League final which will be available in 360-degree VR on 03 June. The football match will ...

EE starts pre-sales of HTC U11

Published 22 May 2017 08:39 CET | United Kingdom

UK operator EE announced that HTC's new flagship smartphone, the HTC U11, is available to pre-order. The smartphone is available on a range of 4GEE plans, such as GBP 29.99 ...

Pennine ends 1st phase of two-way radio project at EDF site

Published 22 May 2017 03:48 CET | United Kingdom

UK communications and data specialist Pennine successfully completed the first phase of a major two-way radio project at UK energy company EDF Energy's Hinkley Point C site. ...

XLN Wi-Fi hits 20,000 hotspots

Published 19 May 2017 14:28 CET | United Kingdom

UK business broadband and phone provider XLN announced that its Wi-Fi service passed the new milestone of 20,000 public hotspots in the UK. Rapid expansion of the network has ...

Ofcom wants to make it easier to switch mobile provider

Published 19 May 2017 13:57 CET | United Kingdom

UK regulator Ofcom said it has proposed a package of reforms to make it quicker and easier to switch from one mobile phone provider to another, and that it has opened a ...

3 UK promotes roaming offer with Paddy McGuinness

Published 19 May 2017 12:22 CET | United Kingdom

3 UK started an online campaign to promote its 'Feel at Home' roaming offer with Saturday night TV host Paddy McGuinness. The host of the series 'Take Me Out' starts in a ...

EE starts campaign to promote 'home while you roam'

Published 19 May 2017 09:33 CET | United Kingdom

EE announced a new campaign to promote the inclusion of roaming in its plans. On social media the company is giving away 'home while you roam' screens, designed to mimic a ...

 

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