Without Fibre, Innovation Will Come To A Grinding Halt

Conal Henry | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Tech
Conal Henry

Technology certainly drives the imagination. A friend of mine has been talking about buying up rural pubs, in Ireland, convinced that driverless cars will lead a major change in drinking habits as people socialise out-of-town again. It may happen, but then again this is a revolution that could veer off in an entirely different direction.

The Fourth Revolution Is Underway And You Are Leading The Charge

Dave Labuda | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dave Labuda

Mass adoption of the Internet introduced the Third Industrial Revolution, which completely upended the ways in which we live and work. Now, experts are starting to weigh in on the Fourth Industrial Revolution - the rise of digital lifestyles and the new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies, business and even the human body.

Smart Cities Won't Get Smart On Their Own

Aaron Partouche | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech
Aaron Partouche

Smart cities have won a lot of headlines recently with various independent projects popping up. But what about the possibility of a smart Europe? As the phenomenon picks up momentum the EU is trying to accelerate smart city deployment across the region by aiding development of open standards that aim to help manage data flow in cities by 2020.

Technology Transforms Education for Young Refugees

Andrew Dunnett | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Tech
Andrew Dunnett

When World Refugee Day was first introduced by the United Nations in 2000, it was a rare opportunity to raise awareness of the huge challenges facing refugees fleeing from violence, food insecurity and drought - a much needed opportunity to encourage the media to shine a light on the human stories behind the statistics.

Emerging With the Cloud

David Richards | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
David Richards

Inequality is one of the key challenges of our time. In developed and developing countries alike the poorest half of the population often controls less than 10% of the wealth. It is a universal challenge that the whole world must address.

Here's How Mobile Innovation Can Help End Poverty

Philip Ellis | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

The digital inclusion conversation isn't limited to emerging markets, says Cairns; there are 90 million people in Europe who don't have a bank account or any digital means of payment, rendering travel by train or plane virtually impossible.

Christmas Fairy Lights Could Slow Down Your Wi-Fi

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Tech

Christmas decorations such as fairy lights can slow down wi-fi signals, providing concern for those who rely upon multiple screens to get them through...

Sky Call Up Skype on Trademark Dispute

Wayne Beynon | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

Earlier this month the European General Court upheld a ruling in Sky's favour, deeming that Sky and Skype's respective brand names sounded too similar and may lead to 'customer confusion'. This is the latest in a 10 year legal battle over Skype's right to have the word 'Sky' within their name.

What's Going to Make Quad Play Pay-off for Telecoms Companies?

Robert Williams | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Tech
Robert Williams

Whether it's discussing a service over the phone or an engineer installing a solution at a customer's house, everyone working for the company is a brand ambassador and the end user shouldn't be able to notice a difference in the levels of service.

The Search for Telecoms Solutions for the Developing World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

It's no secret that the demand for telecoms in India and other parts of the developing world is accelerating fast. According to the International Tele...

The Death of the Fixed Landline Phone Call

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

UK telecoms companies are about to increase their fixed-line phone charges. Ten years ago this would have led to the technological equivalent of riots in the streets. It would have been front page news. But today? Nope. Hardly a squeak.

Emerging Markets Are Powering Their Own Tech Growth

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

For the vast majority of people living in the West, when you think about smartphones just two brands immediately spring to mind: Apple and Samsung. But if you live anywhere outside Europe or America, then it's likely that your first thought is not either of these giants, but the Chinese smartphone brand, Xiaomi.

Net Neutrality - Why It Is Destined to Collapse

Cyrus Moore | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Cyrus Moore

Net neutrality rules are associated with the founding principles of internet regulation. They stipulate that telecom operators should not favour internet traffic from specific content providers... As a regulatory policy net neutrality is now unsustainable.

Why I'm Taking on Telecoms Corruption in Bangladesh

Naufal Zamir | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Naufal Zamir

Bangladesh needs to be open to the world, and in order to be so, it needs to live up to international standards in business and public life. Britain and the EU need to push Bangladesh to meet these standards; our government must make it clear that if the rule of law is not respected, there will be serious consequences.

EU Telecoms Reforms Will Enhance Consumer Choice and Economic Growth

Baroness Ludford | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK
Baroness Ludford

MEPs have adopted their position on the most ambitious reform of the EU telecoms market for a quarter of a century, as a basis for negotiations with the EU governments in the Council of Ministers.

Why Do We Keep Complaining About Telecoms?

Josh Morse | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Josh Morse

The Consumer Ombudsman resolves disputes for consumers across a number of industries in the UK, including Telecoms. People use this service as a last resort when their complaint with a company is not resolved directly. Their annual report acts a weather gauge for customer issues and how well companies are able to answer them.

Breaking Down Communications Barriers at Home and Abroad

Tim Stone | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Tech
Tim Stone

When you start embracing video technology, you'll see how it helps to defy distance and break down cultural barriers to improve productivity. In order to take full advantage of this, you'll want to follow some quick and easy tips for appearing professional on camera.

Free Premier League Football, Now Huge Profits..

PA | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK

BT unveiled a bigger-than-expected jump in profits on Friday as the telecoms giant highlighted its financial firepower ahead of its £738 million Prem...

The Connected Consumer Cloud - one place to rule them all

Allen Scott | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Tech
Allen Scott

With the doors now open for competitive 4G offerings from the major players, the proliferation of consumer content cloud services is one that operators are looking to, to drive loyalty and value.

Internet Governance: Everyone Wants of a Piece of this Pie in the Sky

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

If we had not treated Frankenstein as a piece of science fiction, we may have been living in a more safe and secure world. We have spawned far too many Aladdins for our own good.

WATCH: Text Spammers Fined £250k Over Nuisance Messages

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

Two super spammers, who sent millions of nuisance texts "that blatantly break the law" to people claimed they were owed personal injury compensation o...

Mobile Phone Stores 'Not Telling Whole Story' Over Prices

PA | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

The vast majority of mobile phone stores are misleading customers about the possibility of price increases on so-called fixed contracts, according to ...

New Outsourcing Destinations Emerge as Companies Cut Costs

Raconteur Media | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK
Raconteur Media

CHANGING GEOGRAPHIES Emerging destinations for outsourcing, including parts of the UK, are challenging India's cost-effectiveness, but price isn't all that matters, as Sally Percy reports.

Red Phone Boxes Sold To Public - For £2,000 Each

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK

Sixty red K6 phone boxes are to be sold off after dwindling demand for the booths. BT, who own the telephone booths, is to decommission 60 boxes an...

The Bandwidth Dilemma: Challenges and Opportunities for the Telecommunications Industry

Daniel Seal | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK
Daniel Seal

The telecommunications industry stands at the precipice of a key phase. With unprecedented challenges and opportunities likely to emerge in the near future, UK ISRAEL BUSINESS and the Commercial Office at the Embassy of Israel has held their inaugural telecommunications round table on the 10 November 2011.