31 Jul 2009 | 11.10 Europe/London
Plusnet have joined Entanet in disclosing the IP Profile distribution of their customers. The IP profile or BRAS Profile in BT's MaxDSL system is the IP traffic rate appropriate to the modem line speed, so a full speed 8128 kbits/s line has an IP profile of 7150, a 2272 kbits/s has a 2000 profile, and so on.
30 Jul 2009 | 20.57 Europe/London
Microsoft has admitted it's going to be playing catch-up in the British video-on-demand (VOD) marketplace.
29 Jul 2009 | 19.01 Europe/London
Much has been written in the last day or so about OFCOM's survey of practical broadband speeds. A good deal of it has apparently been written by people who haven't read the 113 page research report and most of it by people who just don't understand the issues.
28 Jul 2009 | 10.57 Europe/London
We knew it was going to happen sooner or later, and it has. Using SamKnows' methodology, Ofcom has spent the past six months testing ISP speeds.
27 Jul 2009 | 16.54 Europe/London
Cybercriminals are turning in on themselves, the latest observations at the Information Security Forum reveals, and the security industry trade body’s President is not in the least surprised.
24 Jul 2009 | 17.00 Europe/London
The weekly Samknows.com news round-up continues, making sure nothing slips you by in your travels through cyberspace.
24 Jul 2009 | 12.59 Europe/London
In Hull, when it comes to ISPs there's only one game in town - and it's cutting off suspected pirates without warning.
23 Jul 2009 | 16.18 Europe/London
It was back in February that the competition authorities delivered their knock-out blow to Project Kangaroo, the joint video-on-demand (VOD) service bankrolled by the UK's terrestrial TV stations.
23 Jul 2009 | 16.18 Europe/London
23 Jul 2009 | 12.41 Europe/London
22 Jul 2009 | 18.39 Europe/London
Privacy campaigners are often concerned about the amount of knowledge Google has on web users and so plans for its beta behavioural targeting platform, Interest Advertising Based, to go live before the end of the year will soon be big news.
22 Jul 2009 | 10.34 Europe/London
As part of its Digital Britain shenanigans, the Government appointed its first "Digital Inclusion Champion.
21 Jul 2009 | 19.52 Europe/London
The Internet may not be the "final frontier," but it does at times seem like a "frontier" in a classic sense - new and, while the powers that be attempt to wrangle some sort of grip on it, outside the bounds of common law.
21 Jul 2009 | 18.08 Europe/London
21 Jul 2009 | 16.41 Europe/London
Everyone's got their own opinion of the Digital Britain report, whether or not they've actually
20 Jul 2009 | 15.45 Europe/London
In what sounds like a plot for a Dr Who episode that never made it to the screen, it's being predicted that slow Internet speeds could one day "snuff out" life in Britain's countryside.
18 Jul 2009 | 01.11 Europe/London
Under the Radar may have been more off the radar than anything in recent weeks but don't worry: after a brief hiatus it's back.
16 Jul 2009 | 16.35 Europe/London
15 Jul 2009 | 19.38 Europe/London
Behavioural targeting may have been given a rough ride by criticisms levelled at the ill-fated Phorm platform but the technology actually already accounts for around 10% to 15% of the country’s £637m online display market.
15 Jul 2009 | 14.13 Europe/London
Virgin Media has announced a forthcoming price reduction on its 50M cable broadband service from £50 to £38 per month for new and existing customers from 1st September.
12 Jul 2009 | 14.54 Europe/London
OFCOM has published predicted coverage maps for each of the UK's five 3G mobile operators. These are predictions based on propagation models and show areas where an outdoor 3G signal exceeds a minimum threshold signal strength for "50% of locations and 50% of the time".
12 Jul 2009 | 10.33 Europe/London
Kent County Council has budgeted to spend up to £50,000 in each of several parishes that experience poor fixed line broadband speeds.
10 Jul 2009 | 10.06 Europe/London
Plans to use ‘digital dividend’ spectrum, freed up by switching off analogue tv, to bring mobile broadband to not spots have two fatal flaws, according to the former Chief Strategy Officer at the GSM Association, Ameet Shah.
09 Jul 2009 | 15.16 Europe/London
Point Topic have been busy crunching numbers to illustrate how Next Generation Access (NGA) might be implemented throughout the UK using Carter's 50p phone tax levy and price increases.
09 Jul 2009 | 14.35 Europe/London
BT Openreach has brought forward its plans for what it is calling "super-fast fibre broadband" i.e. cabinet based VDSL services with download speed up to 40 Mbits/s.
06 Jul 2009 | 12.38 Europe/London
BT today revealed it is not going to roll out Phorm, prompting the interest based advertising company to counter the assumption that this spells the end of its involvement in the UK market.
04 Jul 2009 | 11.23 Europe/London
New users taking up Sky's Mid / Everyday package since June 22nd will have a bandwidth allowance of 10 GB per month, rather than the previous 40 GB.
03 Jul 2009 | 10.40 Europe/London
BT have been suggesting that the 50p telephone line tax may only be sufficient to bring fibre-based services to 80% of the population.
01 Jul 2009 | 15.39 Europe/London
Something very unusual has started to happen in the UK over the past couple of years and it is has been happening in Scandinavia too.