Category: Broadband


TIM’s future is balancing on a knife edge

With just a week a week left until the much anticipated showdown between vulture-fund Elliott and wannabee media-powerhouse Vivendi at the TIM Shareholders meeting, the latter has unleashed a plea to the media.

US unveils China trade tariff list

Last month President Trump signed a memorandum which confirmed the US would be kicking off a trade-war with the Chinese and now the 1300-strong list of products subject to tariffs has been released.

Ofcom slaps cap on Openreach broadband packages

After receiving no criticisms from the European Commission, Ofcom is moving forward with measures to regulate the broadband wholesale market in a bid to drive competition and network upgrades.

FCC’s Pai suggests new bans on nasty foreigners

New proposals from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to further protect the US people from those nasty foreigners, suggesting a ban on equipment or services from companies that pose a national security threat to the US.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Information overload

Scott and Jamie are joined by Ray from Light Reading and go straight into the big story of the week: Cambridge Analytica. The guys more or less agree that it’s ultimately all about how little control we have over our personal data and wonder what can be done about it. More importantly they also speculate about which Star Wars characters they are. Ray steers conversation onto 5G for a change and stresses that it’s all very well banging on about clever radio technology, but unless you deal with the unsexy stuff none of it is going to happen. Finally Jamie manages to find a window in his cryptocurrency trading schedule to tell us about his chat with Vodafone’s UK CEO, who was refreshingly honest about the challenges he faces.

Which grasses up UK ISPs to Ofcom

Consumer information company Which did some mystery calling to see if UK ISPs say the right stuff when flogging broadband. They didn’t.

Polls

Following comments from the European Data Protection Supervisor, do you feel the internet giants are taking advantage of the digital economy?

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