Loons in balloons: Google asks FCC to approve Net plan

Microwaves in the sky

Large balloons firing data are nothing to worry about, Google has told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in its latest license application.…

T-Mobile’s BingeOn is a smash hit. So what now?

Popular video thing may be ‘illegal’. And looks like a witch.

Analysis T-Mobil’e BingeOn gamble of removing video consumption from its subscribers data bundles, appears to be defying its critics, with large increases in mobile video viewing.…

BT scoops £100m network provision deal from the BBC

State broadcaster opts for former state monopoly

The BBC has picked BT to provide its internal network, in a £100m deal that will run for the next seven years.…

‘Printer Ready’. Er… you actually want to print? What, right now?

Reg columnist snorts suspicious powder

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Whirr whirr click. Oh come on, print, dammit. Bzzzzt. Whirr click [silence] brrrrrrrrrrr [silence].…

‘Blue light services will get 4G on London Tube!’ Cool, how? ‘Errrrm…’

Emergency Services Network deal mired in confusion as Airwave flings sueball

The government’s contentious Emergency Services Network deal, intended to provide 4G coverage and devices for all blue light services, will be able to run on the London Underground, the man in charge of the scheme has insisted.…

Indonesia’s dominant telco blocks Netflix

Too sexy, no licence and nobody bothered rating the movies

Telkom Indonesia, the nation’s dominant telco thanks to its nearly 130 million subscribers, has decided to block Netflix.…

Research: By 2017, a third of home Wi-Fi routers will power passers-by

Telcos pimp out your bandwidth and profit

Companies are going to be selling a lot more public Wi-Fi plans over the next few years and it’s going to be home Wi-Fi users who’ll be the backbone of the network, according to analysts from Juniper Research.…

US still lagging on broadband but FCC promises change is coming

Latest vote inches faster speeds and more competition closer

The United States is still lagging the world in the rollout of broadband, but things are looking up as federal telecom regulator the FCC formally gave itself the power to act Thursday.…

Can’t upgrade, won’t upgrade: Windows Mobile’s user problem

Darn customers and their ‘I-just-wanna-use-a-working-phone’ desires

Microsoft’s dream of a smooth transition to Windows 10 Mobile needs a reality check. Figures from AdDuplex, which samples devices actually in use, finds that much of today’s active Windows Phone user base won’t be able to make the update.…