Telecoms news from UK
For the first time British children are reading more on computers and other electronic devices than they are reading books, magazines, newspapers and comics. ...more.
A district of the UK city, London is to get a municipal Wi-Fi network after the local government authority signed a 10-year deal with Arqiva. ...more.
UK based railway operator, ScotRail has announced that it will offer free Wi-Fi coverage at 25 of its stations as part of a government funded scheme. ...more.
Television software developer, Motive Television says that it plans to develop its Tablet Television technology to enable Freeview users in UK to watch and record television programmes directly onto tablets - without the need to connect to the internet. ...more.
The UK broadcaster, the BBC has expanded its mobile television player service to work on Windows Phone 8 based smartphones. ...more.
Tests of whether LTE services will affect terrestrial television services in the UK has found no problems in the capital city, London. ...more.
The UK's British Telecom has announced that its Wi-Fi service has reached more than 5 million hotspots in the UK and Ireland, with the company adding more than 20,000 new hotspots each week over the past year. ...more.
The UK based mobile network operator, EE has denied reports that it is selling its customers personal information to Ipsos MORI, a polling company. ...more.
The UK's dominant landline network, British Telecom (BT) expects to be able to launch a 4G-branded mobile network as soon as next year. ...more.
A contract to improve mobile broadband coverage in rural areas across the UK has been awarded to a company that has been criticized after it was awarded to a company with a controversial tax minimization structure. ...more.
Around 2 percent of Brits suffered from a stolen mobile phone to the 2011/12 Crime Survey for England and Wales. This proportion has been broadly consistent since 2005/06 -- when the question was first introduced in the annual crime survey. ...more.
British smartphone owners typically only pay for one-in-ten mobile apps they download from app stores. ...more.
UK based broadcast towers operator, Arqiva has bought the remaining half of local Wi-Fi advertising agency, Selective Media that it did not already own. ...more.
US book seller, Barnes & Noble has announced a deal to put the Google Play mobile app store onto its Nook ebook readers. ...more.
This year, eMarketer estimates, nearly 20 million people in the UK will use a tablet at least once per month, up 39% over 2012's 14.1 million users. This includes people of all ages who use tablet devices-not just tablet owners. ...more.
The UK company set up to test television interference from forthcoming LTE services, at800 has announced plans for an extended trial in the seaside town of Brighton on the UK's south coast. ...more.
The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows Android continuing to dominate the number one OS spot in Great Britain, with 58.4% of the market, and this looks set to grow with new phone releases. ...more.
UK based landline network, British Telecom (BT) has signed a new ten year deal with Telefonica UK to support the introduction of 4G services for O2 customers. ...more.
The UK's dominant landline operator, British Telecom (BT) is reported to be in talks to re-enter the mobile phone market, 12 years after it sold off what is now the O2 mobile network. ...more.
The role of mobile phones and tablets in U.K. paid search advertising has continued to increase and now accounts for roughly 25% of total spend and 28% of total clicks, ...more.