Telecoms

'Sorry Your Broadband Doesn't Work, That'll Be £190 Please'

Marie-Louise Abretti | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech
Marie-Louise Abretti

Thousands of people are finding themselves locked into unsuitable contracts or hit by cancellation fees when they try to switch, mid-contract, in order to get a better service... Frankly, if you're not getting the service you signed up for, why on earth should you keep paying for it?

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.

Why Did Leveson, Politicians and Police Bury the Real Scandal of the 'Other Hacking' Report?

Neil Wallis | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK
Neil Wallis

Phone-hacking is wrong. Theft of private information is wrong. Illegally obtaining confidential personal data is wrong. But such awful behaviour was confined to the activities of a bunch of nasty newspapermen and a handful of unscrupulous private detectives, right? Anyway, it has now all been fully exposed and put a stop to by Lord Justice Leveson's Inquiry and the police investigations into the media, right? Wrong.

Mobile Provider EE Reports Loss, But Remains Confident For 2013

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

Mobile broadband and phone services provider Everything Everywhere has reported a pre-tax loss of £249 million on Tuesday, but bosses remain confiden...

Charlie Thomas

Power To Who? Vodafone Loses Revenue As Difficult Economic Climate Continues

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

UK telecoms giant Vodafone unveiled some disappointing results on Wednesday as the economic woes across Europe bit into its revenue target. Group s...

Charlie Thomas

BT To Offer Businesses Legal Services

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK

Telecoms giant BT is planning to diversify into the legal services market for business clients following its claims management arm's application to be...

Does Privatisation Threaten Democracy?

Darian Meacham | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Politics
Darian Meacham

The basic questions surrounding the privatisation of the postal service are the same as those surrounding the privatisation of any essential public service. Can a private enterprise whose primary goal is to draw profit be expected to offer the same level of service as a public service whose only goal is to provide that service even if it is a detriment to their bottom line?

Mobile: The Enabler

Andrew Dunnett | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Dunnett

For the Foundation, the enabling bit began with both the smartphone revolution and the wider penetration of mobiles in to developing economies. Before then, enabling meant providing emergency telecoms in a disaster situation.

Chinese Mobile Giant: National Security Concerns 'Not Fair'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Tech

The Chinese telecoms firm Huawei has told the BBC it does not represent a threat to American national security. The United States House Intelligen...

Mediterranean Maelstrom Causes Vodafone To Report £5.92bn Writedown

Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

Mobile phone giant Vodafone has suffered a half-year loss after being forced to write down the value of its operations in Italy and Spain. The Brit...