Sky’s won the rights to broadcast F1, but it’s not just doing standard TV broadcasts; it’s rolling out a whole channel dedicated to F1 and it’s being backed up by a sweet-sounding iPad app that’s due to launch before the 18th of March.
New rulings from the European Parliament have placed new urgency on the allocation of 4G services, telling member nations that they must have "authorised the use" of the two main 4G spectrums by January 1st 2013.
Phones 4U has launched a new contract it's calling JUMP or Just Upgrade My Phone. The idea is to separate your calling plan from your subsidised phone, giving you one monthly price for each -- and letting you upgrade the handset every six months.
O2 has announced something it's calling the Think Big Blueprint, which is a collection of sustainability boasts that may or may not save carbon and stop the planet exploding for a few more minutes. One of the interesting tangible plans it's putting in to action is a decision to stop issuing chargers with new mobile phones.
O2 has put an end to its Wi-Fi hotspot sharing arrangement with The Cloud, a comfortable little agreement which used to allow O2 subscribers to enjoy a bit of turbo-charged data access while out and about.
Seems like we’ve got a broadband rollout war on our hands, and it’s about time. A couple of months after BT announced that it was ahead of schedule with its fibre upgrades, Virgin’s boasting the same with its countrywide introduction of its 100Mbps package, which will be available to 10 million homes this spring.
There was a fairly large outbreak of fury over the weekend, after a T-Mobile operative said its new Fully Monty unlimited data plan was to be throttled at 1Mb. But then someone else from T-Mobile said it wasn't. Who do we believe?
Three’s just unveiled its plans for an assault on home broadband using its new “Web Cube”, which is essentially just a fancy mains-powered MiFi. It’s hoping to pump you broadband over its HSPDA+ network, removing the need for any landline or installation – just plug and go.
WiGig, the wireless tech that can dump massive amount of data extremely quickly over the 60GHz spectrum, is very awesome, but its relatively tiny 1-3m range makes it tough to come up with practical applications that are worth it to most people. This hyper-fast tablet-to-entertainment-system demo seems to be one of them.
T-Mobile has launched a new calling and data plan it's calling The Full Monty, which it claims is the first in the UK to remove all restrictions and fair use monitoring from mobile data, calling minutes and SMS messages.
Apparently O2’s sending some customer phone numbers in the HTTP header to every website they browse over its cellular network. It’s not unusual to send identifier information to sites when you visit -- it’s normally your IP address -- but your phone number? That’s a whole different ball game.
Ofcom predicts that demand for wireless radio connections will "more than double" during the London 2012 Olympics, with around 20,000 separate wireless frequencies buzzing through the ether to keep everyone connected to everyone else.
GiffGaff’s feeling the strain of its low cost user-powered business model. It left some customers without a connection for three weeks and managed to mix up users’ numbers for days, in its biggest gaff yet.