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Sharon White Confirmed as Ofcom Chief
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The Ofcom board has confirmed the appointment of Sharon White as its new chief executive. The appointment of White, who will become the first black woman to lead the media industry regulator when she takes charge in March, was approved by the culture secretary, Sajid Javid. White replaces Ed Richards, who will step down as […]

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Spark Takes the Gigatown Road
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Spark has signed up to Gigatown by agreeing to retail gigabit-speed ultrafast broadband plans in Dunedin. Spark’s support means very few, if any, Dunedin residents will need to change their internet provider to take advantage of the faster services that will offered to the city from February or March. However, Spark customers may be in […]

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T-Mobile Boosts LTE Data Speeds by 50 Percent Before Uncarrier 8.0 Event
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T-Mobile confirmed on Monday that wideband LTE is now available in New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Uncarrier boasts that its wideband LTE boosts network speeds as much as 50 percent. Some customers’ data speeds reached 100 Mbps and up. According to T-Mobile, that’s fast enough to download a 90-minute HD movie […]

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Bahrain ‘Leading in Connectivity’
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Bahrain is “one of the most highly connected countries in the world”, according to a global study by US-based Freedom House. This is based on an Internet penetration rate of 90 per cent and mobile phone penetration rate of 166pc. The Freedom on the Net 2014 report covered the period from May last year to […]

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Telstra and NBN Co Make $11 Billion Deal To Speed Up The NBN Rollout
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In 2011, Labor contracted telstra to decommission their copper network for $11 billion as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN) roll out. Yesterday, the Coalition signed a new definitive agreement between the NBN and Telstra to transfer ownership of the telco’s ageing copper network to the NBN incrementally, rather than decommission it. In a […]

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EE Has Worst Customer Service Record?
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Ofcom has released a customer service report, looking at how well the top UK mobile networks deal with customers and complaints. The research, which asked 3,402 consumers about the service provided by networks, found EE’s service was the worst, despite the company having more customers than any other UK network. It scored just 69 per […]

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