Mobile

EE sale props up $3.5bn profits at Orange

Orange has released financials for the first half of 2016 where the team reported profits of $3.48 billion, largely due to the $12.5 billion sale of EE to BT, which was completed in late January.

Netscout launches eMBMS visibility tool at 5G World

Netscout has announced the availability of a service assurance visibility tool for IP multicast video over 4G/LTE mobile networks using enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (eMBMS).

Mobile overtakes home broadband uptake globally – ITU

Reports published by both the ITU and Ofcom have given an update on global and UK-centric connectivity, with the former stating that worldwide mobile broadband subscriptions have overtaken the number of households connected to internet for the first time.

BT, Alcatel-Lucent reach 5Gbps over copper in XG.Fast lab trial

A joint BT and Alcatel-Lucent experiment has achieved throughput speeds of 5 Gbps in lab conditions as they explore the potential of a variation on G.fast broadband technology (XG.FAST). The technology also reached a speed of 1.8 Gbps over a distance of 100 metres, in early experiments on this new networking type.

Internet usage doubled since 2005, Ofcom says

Ofcom has released its annual summary of online activity, and revealed the average internet user now spends more than twice as much time online every week than those in 2005 did. Nearly 90% of all adults in the UK are now using the internet, the regulator said.

TalkTalk joins BT in MVNO race to the bottom

UK telco TalkTalk has jumped on the low-cost bandwagon in the wake of BT’s move into the mobile market, offering aggressively low-priced 4G services to go along with its domestic broadband package.

Google responds to antitrust investigations opened by EC

As has been long mooted, the European Commission has officially announced a Statement of Objections against Google on its comparison shopping service, while also opening a separate formal investigation on Android. Google, predictably, has come out with its view of the matter.

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