BT demands end to Ofcom wholesale broadband subsidies for BSkyB, TalkTalk

Telco giant claims watchdog has driven competition deep into network

Updated BT is pressuring communications regulator Ofcom to end what it described as a “pricing distortion” in the wholesale broadband market that has protected rivals BSkyB and TalkTalk for nearly 10 years.…

Vodafone awards global deal to Samsung for Project Spring

UK-based operator Vodafone has tapped up Korean manufacturer Samsung for a global framework agreement, to deliver 2G, 3G and 4G infrastructure across the Vodafone Group footprint.

Optus builds ‘gigasite’ across six frequency bands

Australian carrier Optus this week claimed to have attained a blistering 1.7Gbps downlink speed on a live site using carrier aggregation technologies across HSPA+, FDD LTE and TD-LTE.

French silver foxes use Fujitsu’s Grandroid mobes… to send each other selfies

Soon they’ll send them to Japanese pals using Babelfish-like social network feature

One of the features of the Fujitsu Stylistic phone, a device targeted at the older French market and sold by Orange France, is its dedicated social network. The Raku-Raku phones Fujitsu sells in Japan have a similar feature, and the silver-haired beta testers of the er, francophone, will soon be using it to get friendly with Asian grandparents.…

Software containers for BYOD/mobile device management: Big Tin Can

This baby will never escape from the bit of string back to corporate

An environment which runs on a number of mobile platforms seeks to solve lots of the BYOD issues faced by corporates. It creates a balance between locking down a device so completely that people won’t or can’t use it and leaving the door open to miscreants.…

Facebook cans Windows and Firefox Messenger apps

No need to ask what’s up with all the titsup, what with WhatsApp on the up-and-up

Facebook took another step away from the desktop on Thursday with the announcement that it’s canning its Messenger app for Windows and Firefox from next week.…

Mens sana in fibro sano: Virgin Media network-level smut filters are ON

What will punters use their new fast connections for?

Virgin Media joined the big boys’ club today by switching on network-level filters which allow subscribers to prevent perfectly legal material such as pornography from being accessed on their broadband connections.…

Blink once to turn right: Samsung asks software dev Teleca to talk Tizen

Because the world really needs another OS

Symphony Teleca is the company the big equipment manufacturers go to when they want software written. Unlike most development houses it doesn’t do apps for iPhone and Android and, er that’s it. Teleca writes low level code and was commissioned by Samsung to look at the Tizen engine.…

Young, fun and full of comely tech skills? Then BT needs you!

One-time national telco punts 1,000 new apprentice and grad jobs

BT is on the hunt for around 300 freshly qualified science, biz and IT graduates to work in research and development for the telecoms giant, but it might have a tough time finding enough skilled young folk to fill the posts, it has warned.…