Neowin News Feed for: Bt Neowin News Feed for: Bt en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 OneWeb and BT sign UK rural connectivity solutions deal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>OneWeb and BT have announced a new agreement that&#039;ll see the firms explore how they can work together to deliver internet connectivity to businesses and communities in hard to reach areas of the UK. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sun, 27 Jun 2021 21:42:01 +0000 Vodafone says it can't offer free access to BBC Bitesize <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Vodafone has said that it will not be zero-rating BBC&#039;s education website Bitesize. It said technical hurdles meant it couldn&#039;t zero-rate the site and it wants to uphold net neutrality. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:30:01 +0000 BT to zero-rate BBC Bitesize content to help with homeschooling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BT has said that its customers, including those with EE and Plusnet, will have zero-rated access to BBC Bitesize by the end of the month. This will help parents home school while schools are shut. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 11 Jan 2021 14:18:01 +0000 UK: 4.7m families struggled to pay telecom bills this year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ofcom&#039;s research should that one in five have been struggling to keep up with their telecom bills. It has called on broadband providers to offer tariffs for those living on a low income. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 18 Dec 2020 14:12:02 +0000 BT signs 5G deal to use Ericsson hardware in its network <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BT will use Ericsson hardware in cities around the UK after the two firms came to an agreement. Ericsson already supplies hardware for BT&#039;s core network making it an end-to-end partner in places. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:42:01 +0000 Ofcom will ban UK networks from selling locked phones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>UK communications regulator Ofcom has announced that mobile network companies will no longer be able to sell phones locked to their network. The rule will go into effect in December 2021. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:40:01 +0000 Nokia becomes BT's largest infrastructure partner <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nokia and BT have signed off on a deal which will see more Nokia hardware powering BT&#039;s 5G network around the country. The deal will see Nokia hardware used in a lot more areas than it is right now. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:16:01 +0000 Old TV in Welsh village behind broadband outages <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>An old second-hand TV has been emitting an electrical signal in a village in Wales knocking surrounding broadband connections offline. It took Openreach engineers 18 months to discover the cause. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:16:01 +0000 UK: Broadband customers set to save money after Ofcom review <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK&#039;s digital regulator, Ofcom, has persuaded several more broadband providers to offer cheaper out-of-contract rates for vulnerable customers. Despite this, Ofcom said things can be better still. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 28 Jul 2020 20:18:01 +0000 EE launches Digital Identity platform to prevent fraud <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>EE has announced its new Digital Identity platform that consists of a number of tools to prevent the instances of fraud. The firm is working with banks to help make their systems more secure. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 16 Jul 2020 15:30:01 +0000 BT casts doubt on the removal of Huawei hardware <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BT&#039;s chief executive has said that it will take no less than 10 years to entirely remove Huawei from its mobile network. The government is deciding whether to allow Huawei in mobile networks. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 13 Jul 2020 15:00:01 +0000 UK telecom firms warn of blackouts if Huawei banned <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Executives at BT and Vodafone have warned the government that a hasty removal of Huawei from mobile networks leaves open the possibility of mobile blackouts around the country as they adapt. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:00:01 +0000 BT says the UK government's decision on Huawei will cost it £500 million over five years <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BT has announced that it will spend about £500 million over the next five years in order to comply with the UK&#039;s governments decision to restrict Huawei tech in 5G networks to 35%. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 30 Jan 2020 11:56:01 +0000 BT announces new plan to have customers return routers after contracts end <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BT has announced that it will charge new customers who decide to hold on to their old routers and YouView set-top boxes. The firm hopes to keep 1 million devices from going into landfills. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 29 Jan 2020 19:50:01 +0000 BT partners with Google to offer free Stadia Premiere <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BT and Google have announced a strategic partnership to take the cloud gaming industry forward. The firm will offer a free Stadia Premiere Edition with broadband deals directly to consumers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:36:01 +0000 Ofcom proposes plans to ban the selling of carrier-locked phones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ofcom has proposed some new rules which would see the end of handsets being sold locked to certain providers. The regulator has also suggested 999 video calls should be available for deaf people. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 17 Dec 2019 18:16:01 +0000 BritBox launches in the UK for just £5.99 per month <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>ITV and BBC have finally announced the launch of the BritBox video streaming service for customers in the UK. For just £5.99 per month, users can view HD content on multiple screens. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 07 Nov 2019 08:58:01 +0000 Ofcom announces that out-of-contract broadband customers will be offered fairer pricing <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ofcom has said that several leading broadband suppliers will offer fairer pricing for out-of-contract customers from March 2020. From February, customers will be notified when they&#039;re out-of-contract. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:30:01 +0000 UK: New survey finds a fifth of Brits do not use the internet <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new survey published by Oxford Internet Institute has revealed that the elderly, the poor, and those with fewer academic qualifications are the least likely to be connected to the internet. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 09 Sep 2019 12:00:01 +0000 Ofcom compensation rules go live for broadband and landline customers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ofcom has revealed new rules coming into effect today which will see that customers are &quot;fairly&quot; compensated by ISPs if there are any faults with their broadband or landline service. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 01 Apr 2019 14:52:01 +0000 3G becomes 4G as EE begins switching more airwaves to the newer network, 5G plans announced <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK carrier today announced that it will be shifting even more of its radio towers from 3G to 4G over the next six months, enabling clearer voice calls and much faster internet connections. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Tue, 11 Sep 2018 18:22:01 +0000 Vodafone to trial 5G this year in seven cities in the UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Vodafone has announced that it plans to trial 5G at more than 40 sites in seven cities around the UK. The trial will last from October through to December, ready for a 2020 commercial launch. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:04:01 +0000 BT offers Ultrafast Fiber, speeds of up to 314 Mbps <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BT has revealed two new Ultrafast Fiber packages, the costlier deal puts the ceiling for the internet connection at 314 Mbps and both deals guarantee 100 Mbps connections even at peak times. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Richard Tyr Blewitt) Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:52:01 +0000 Years of slow internet lead villagers to burn an effigy of a van <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The residents of Templeton, England, had been promised a fiber connection three years ago. However, Openreach has failed to give them a faster connection so they burned a van effigy on Bonfire Night. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Richard Tyr Blewitt) Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:30:02 +0000 Microsoft signs up Intel, AT&T, EE, T-Mobile and others to its eSIM vision for connected PCs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is working with numerous global carriers &quot;to provide seamless eSIM connectivity&quot; for the new generation of Always Connected Windows 10 PCs, with &#039;silicon support&#039; from Intel and Qualcomm. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 31 May 2017 10:19:25 +0000 BT liable for £22m in interest to competitors in latest appeal to 2012 overcharging case <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After having been ordered by Ofcom to pay £95m to rivals in late 2012 for backhaul overcharging, BT has failed in its latest attempt to avoid having to pay up. However, the saga may not yet be over. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Fri, 05 May 2017 10:16:01 +0000 BT cops £42m fine for underpaying compensation to rivals for delayed Ethernet installations <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Just a fortnight after it had been spun out into its own company, BT&#039;s Openreach has received a record £42 million fine over Ethernet installation delays and shortchanging its rivals due compensation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:32:01 +0000 7 Days: A week of Surface speculation, Windows 10 wonders, and Google's "timely content" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From exploding headphones and expansive TVs, to Qualcomm branding quirks, Apple&#039;s Russian fix, Microsoft&#039;s Teams work, and a &quot;two-OS world&quot;, it&#039;s our handy walkthrough of the week&#039;s top tech news. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:00:19 +0000 BT to spin out its network division into a separate company; stops short of full split <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After pressure from industry competitors and a report released by telecom regulator, Ofcom, BT has agreed to splice out Openreach into a new company which will remain as a subsidiary of the BT Group. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:52:01 +0000 BT told to cut landline-only customers' bills <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The telecom regulator, Ofcom, has ordered BT to put a price cap on its landline-only offerings because customers aren&#039;t getting their value for money. This will mostly benefit vulnerable customers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:58:01 +0000 7 Days: A week of One Windows, Android updates aplenty, and Microsoft's foldable phones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From Qualcomm&#039;s quagmire and Nokia&#039;s next chapter, to BT BS, Creators insights, 2G takedown, Valerie goes to China, and a &#039;bad day&#039; at T-Mobile, it&#039;s our handy walkthrough of the week&#039;s top tech news. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:26:55 +0000 BT to raise phone and broadband prices for the third time in 16 months <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BT has announced that it&#039;s raising its phone and broadband prices for the third time in less than a year and a half, and introducing a new charge of £3.50 per month for BT Sport for some TV customers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:16:01 +0000 BT launches free landline 'junk voicemail' service to tackle nuisance calls in the UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BT&#039;s new Call Protect service is free for its home landline customers, diverting nuisance calls - such as those from accident claims firms, or computer scammers - to a new &#039;junk voicemail&#039; box. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:30:01 +0000 Virgin Media signs new deal with BT to use EE network for its mobile services <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Virgin Media has announced that it has signed an agreement with EE - now part of the BT Group - to use its network to deliver 3G and 4G mobile services until 2021, extending a 17-year-old partnership. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:52:02 +0000 Bluetooth 5 launches with faster connections, longer range, more bandwidth <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Bluetooth 5 standard has been finalized and is now ready to be implemented by device manufacturers. It&#039;ll show up in many of next year&#039;s devices, offering faster speeds and connectivity range. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:04:01 +0000 BT Openreach unveils 1Gbps FTTP details <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BT Openreach has announced that from December 6, 2016, it&#039;ll start offering 1Gbps download speed to customers on its FTTP network which currently spans 327,000 homes and businesses. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 08 Nov 2016 17:50:01 +0000 BT and Nokia agree to collaborate and develop 5G technologies <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BT and Nokia have signed an agreement to collaborate on developing 5G technologies. Aside from developing 5G technologies, the research will also look at how customers may use the new infrastructure. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:00:01 +0000 EE customers to get six months of free access to BT Sport on iOS, Android and Windows 10 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>EE, the UK&#039;s largest mobile network, is giving new and existing pay monthly customers six months of free access to all BT Sport channels and content via its app on iOS, Android and Windows 10 devices. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:34:01 +0000 BT set to invest £6bn, increasing broadband speeds from 76Mbps to 300Mbps or more <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After seeing profit rise by 15% to £3.03bn, BT has announced that it is working on increasing maximum speeds from 76Mbps to 300Mbps, potentially rising to 500Mbps. This is subject to Ofcom approval. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jack Wilkinson) Thu, 05 May 2016 10:00:01 +0000 BT customers brace themselves for looming price rises <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After being slugged with a price rise late last year, BT customers will have to cough up yet again as pricing for landline, mobile and broadband services is set to increase in July. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Sun, 01 May 2016 10:16:01 +0000