BT Openreach boss says UK telcos need ‘predictable regulation’

Translation: Leave us alone, Ofcom!

Parliament & Internet Conf ’15 BT’s Openreach chief Joe Garner lobbied once again today for the one-time state monopoly to remain in one piece, even as most of its rivals continue to push for a break up of its infrastructure wing from the firm’s mothership.…

Hands On with Windows 10 Mobile build 10572

A tad buggy but plenty to like. Shame about the lack of market

Microsoft released build 10572 of Windows 10 Mobile last week, hot on the heels of build 10549, as the release date nears for the first Windows 10 smartphones, the Lumia 950 and 950XL, expected in November.…

Smartphone boutique OnePlus reveals another model you can’t get

Ceramic version has traces of Unobtanium, probably

So long as Shenzhen smartphone upstart OnePlus insists on rationing the distribution of its products, it’s going to remain a boutique player.…

RoboVM: Open source? Sorry, it’s not working for us

‘Almost no meaningful contributions’ as code goes proprietary

The team behind RoboVM, an iOS compiler of tools for mobile Java applications, says that making its core product open source has not worked and that current and future versions will be proprietary.…

Alphabet spells ‘Loon’ for Indonesia

Broadband balloons secure local operators for 2016 test

Project Loon, the once-Google-now-Alphabet broadband balloon project, is to be trialled in Indonesia next year.…