Microsoft is working with numerous global carriers "to provide seamless eSIM connectivity" for the new generation of Always Connected Windows 10 PCs, with 'silicon support' from Intel and Qualcomm.
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.
Just a fortnight after it had been spun out into its own company, BT's Openreach has received a record £42 million fine over Ethernet installation delays and shortchanging its rivals due compensation.
From exploding headphones and expansive TVs, to Qualcomm branding quirks, Apple's Russian fix, Microsoft's Teams work, and a "two-OS world", it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
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.
The telecom regulator, Ofcom, has ordered BT to put a price cap on its landline-only offerings because customers aren't getting their value for money. This will mostly benefit vulnerable customers.
From Qualcomm's quagmire and Nokia's next chapter, to BT BS, Creators insights, 2G takedown, Valerie goes to China, and a 'bad day' at T-Mobile, it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
BT has announced that it'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.
BT'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 'junk voicemail' box.
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.
The Bluetooth 5 standard has been finalized and is now ready to be implemented by device manufacturers. It'll show up in many of next year's devices, offering faster speeds and connectivity range.
BT Openreach has announced that from December 6, 2016, it'll start offering 1Gbps download speed to customers on its FTTP network which currently spans 327,000 homes and businesses.
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.
EE, the UK'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.
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.
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.
British telecommunications giant BT told in a report by regulator Ofcom that it must open up its OpenReach network to rival providers in order to improve internet speeds and reliability.
BT's phone and broadband network has been hit with a severe outage across many parts of the UK, with thousands of reports from customers experiencing issues when trying to use the services.
After agreeing terms to buy EE last February, BT's acquisition of the UK's largest carrier is now complete, creating a quad-play giant in fixed-line telephony, broadband, mobile and TV services.
BT, the UK's largest provider of fixed-line telephony and broadband, is set to acquire EE, the country's biggest mobile network, after the deal was cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority.
EE and O2, two of the UK's largest mobile carriers, have acknowledged network issues that have left some customers unable to make or receive calls today - but the cause is not yet clear.
EE has announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Olaf Swantee, will be stepping down when the carrier's acquisition by BT Group is complete - a deal that is still awaiting final regulatory approval.
Leading UK telecoms provider BT is increasing its prices from September, less than ten months after the last 6.5% increase. Line rental will go up by £1, and broadband charges will rise by almost 7%.
BT has rolled out three new SIM-only mobile plans, offering up to 20GB of data with unlimited calls for £25 a month. Its mobile services will run on the EE network, which the company is trying to buy.
Telefónica has agreed to sell O2 UK to Hutchison Whampoa, owner of Three - subject to regulatory approval - in a £10.25bn deal, creating a 'super-carrier' with more customers than any other in the UK.
Virgin claims it's the UK's biggest broadband investment in a decade, expanding its fibre optic network to another four million homes and businesses by 2020, as well as creating 6,000 new jobs.
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While BT is set to finalize its £12.5bn deal to acquire EE by mid-2016, Vodafone executive Colao has already voiced concerns regarding the acquisition, which he claims will restrict competition.
BT has officially announced that they are buying EE, the UK's largest 4G operator, for $19 billion paid out in cash and stock. The deal is expected to go through by early next year.
BT has announced plans to deploy new 'G.fast' technology that will allow it to deliver broadband speeds to homes and businesses of up to 500Mbps, with the first public trials beginning this summer.
As the battle between Internet service providers and their customers who want to view adult content on the web rages on, TalkTalk has become the latest UK ISP to filter such material by default.
Just a few weeks after BT confirmed that it is in talks to acquire EE, the parent company of Three is said to be considering a £9bn bid to take over O2 from Spanish communications giant Telefónica.
UK telecoms giant BT is in exclusive talks to buy the country's largest mobile carrier group, EE, in a deal worth around £12.5bn, which would include EE's current owners taking a 16% stake in BT.
Various ads from Virgin Media have been banned after BT and Sky complained to the ASA over claims that Virgin customers could expect to download "five times faster" than on its rivals' networks.
BT is increasing its broadband and home phone prices by up to 6.5% - almost four times the rate of inflation - from December, but its CEO says the company is "sensitive to the tough economic times".
Major UK ISP BT has been forced to apologize after many of its millions of broadband users lost internet connectivity partially or totally for a period of a couple of hours earlier this morning.
Thanks to lasers, fiber optics and a lot of brain power NASA has managed to get broadband internet on the moon with speeds averaging 19 Mbps - higher than the UK national average according to Ofcom.
BT has announced that it has used a new "flexible grid' infrastructure" on an existing core fiber connection in London to achieve "real world" broadband speeds of up to 1.4 Tbps.
BT Broadband has revealed details of its new network-level Parental Controls, which will block access to adult content for all users by default, forcing them to opt out of the restrictions if desired.