Telecoms

Standard Life selects BT for £30m outsourcing deal

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BT's five-year communications infrastructure agreement with Standard Life includes WAN and LAN delivery
06 Mar 2012

East Sussex County Council tenders for next-generation broadband infrastructure

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Contract could be worth up to £100m
05 Mar 2012

MPs warn of EMP risk to infrastructure IT

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Electromagnetic pulse weapons could fry computerised controls behind the UK’s major infrastructure, says Defence Committee
22 Feb 2012

How to resolve the rural broadband dilemma


21 Feb 2012

BT is having a laugh at our expense


21 Feb 2012

BT considers appeal against proposed infrastructure price caps

Ofcom wants Openreach to charge less for accessing its lines
06 Feb 2012

BT to offer 300Mbit/s fibre to the home in 2013

On-demand service will be available to homes and businesses in FTTC-enabled areas – for a fee
03 Feb 2012

One-third of English councils are ready for superfast broadband

Authorities can apply for an additional £100m to fund broadband plans
27 Jan 2012

BT and Everything Everywhere extend 4G LTE trial in Cornwall to June 2012

Residents in remote area enjoy an average download speed of 7Mbit/s
26 Jan 2012

Virgin Media tests 4G in London

Tests run ahead of the spectrum auction later this year
23 Jan 2012

Mobile technology that is ‘100 times faster than 3G’ given go-ahead

IMT-Advanced will make current smartphone connections seem like a dial-up internet connection
20 Jan 2012

Jeremy Hunt threatens to withdraw £530m broadband funding

Culture Secretary has told councils that they must sign contracts by end of 2012
20 Jan 2012

Interview: Rob Joyce, head of LTE, O2

O2’s 4G guru talks to Computing about the future of mobile wireless in the UK, high bandwidth applications, and where 4G fits in alongside 3G and Wi-Fi coverage
10 Jan 2012

China Telecom teams up with Everything Everywhere for UK deal

The deal will target Chinese residents and businesses in the UK
04 Jan 2012

Government shortlists 14 cities for £100m ‘super-connected’ fund

100Mbit/s broadband to drive growth in the UK
22 Dec 2011

Talk Talk customers have most to complain about, reveals Ofcom

Complaints largely focus on billing and customer service, according to regulator
21 Dec 2011

Interview: James Thomas, IT director, University College London Hospital

With UCLH implementing one of the first large-scale fixed mobile convergence projects in the UK, James Thomas talks Computing through the process
16 Dec 2011

BT will add 178 exchanges to fibre deployment programme

The exchanges will help the company reach its target of superfast broadband to two-thirds of premises by 2014
13 Dec 2011

Does virtualisation cause data centre bottlenecks?

The CTO of telecommunications firm Interoute discusses data centre bottlenecks caused by virtualisation - is it a valid concern?
09 Dec 2011

Crash Podcast: SAP, 4G and the cyber security strategy

This week we discuss the recent SAP user group conference, the upcoming UK 4G spectrum auction, and the government's new cyber security strategy.
28 Nov 2011

Analysis: EU data-sharing projects show early promise

Cross-border e-government initiatives designed to boost trade within the EU show slow but steady progress
25 Nov 2011

ISPs object to Nominet's domain removal plans

ISPA, LINX and ORG argue a court order should be essential
24 Nov 2011

Ofcom urges ISPs to improve traffic management code

Regulator would like to see increased transparency among internet providers
24 Nov 2011

16 member states continue to defy EU telecoms rules

The European Commission has written to the countries in question
24 Nov 2011