SCREW YOU, net neutrality hippies – AT&T halts gigabit fiber

What’s faster? 1Gbps or the speed at which toys were just thrown out of a pram?

AT&T has frozen its plans to build a gigabit broadband network in the US – at least until the FCC scraps, er, straightens out net neutrality.…

FCC announces NET NEUTRALITY DECISION: Er, we’ll decide in 2015

An open internet is not just for Christmas, it’s for life

US watchdog the FCC has decided to ponder a little more on the fate of net neutrality – and delayed a crucial vote on the issue until next year.…

Liquid turbo-charges broadband with FTTH in Africa

Liquid Telecom, the pan-Africa service provider, has provided an update on its Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) rollout, claiming the fastest ever African enterprise and retail broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps.

Simfy Africa embraces Microsoft Windows Partner Device Strategy

Music streaming service Simfy Africa has announced it has joined Microsoft’s Windows Partner Device Strategy programme and will have its app and service featured in future devices produced under the programme. Simfy, which is designed to be relatively resource-light and thus advantageous in regions most sensitive to the price of mobile data, has already launched […]

Ericsson, Millicom partner on Tigo Cash for West Africa

Ericsson has announced its Wallet Platform has been deployed by Millicom-owned Tigo Senegal to offer financial services to customers across West Africa. Tigo Cash mobile services allow subscribers to make payments, store, transfer and withdraw money using a mobile device, even if the user doesn’t have access to traditional banking services. According to Tigo, the […]

African telcos insist LTE is vital to the region

Day two of AfricaCom 2014 saw a group of the continent’s most influential telecoms companies engaged in a panel discussion around the importance of LTE to Africa’s digital economy. With fixed broadband infrastructure still relatively thin on the ground, mobile broadband represents the only opportunity many Africans have to get online. While 3G may be the entry point for this, LTE offers many advantages, including simplicity, speed and data-optimization.

Why can’t a mobile be more like a cordless kettle?

Power without plugs

When Dick Powell, ace designer and co-founder of SeymourPowell, designed the Tefal Freeline, the world’s first cordless kettle, it wasn’t for the likes of you and me. The thinking behind it was that while most people could cope with a power lead, those with restricted mobility could not.…

Yorkshire man NICKS 1,000 EE customer login details and passwords. Court issues TINY FINE

Change the law – chuck baddies in jail, says watchdog

A man who illegally accessed the passwords and login details of more than 1,000 EE customers has been fined just £500 for his actions.…

TalkTalk’s ‘unbeatable signal strength’ and ‘fastest Wi-Fi tech’ FIBS silenced by ad watchdog

Our lab tests were impeccable, mumbles budget ISP

TalkTalk is the latest ISP to be rapped by the UK’s advertising watchdog for telling porkies about its broadband service.…