BT's Openreach division, which runs the UK's broadband infrastructure, should become a distinct company within the BT group, according to regulator Ofcom. The media watchdog has resisted calls from BT's competitors to split Openreach off entirely.
Virgin Media today announced the next phase of an ambitious programme to deliver ultrafast broadband to London. When complete in 2018 some 450,000 new homes and businesses will be connected to the company’s fibre rich network.
Production of the last videocassette recorder (VCR) to be made in Japan will cease by the end of the month, according to the Nikkei newspaper. Funai Electric has been producing VHS-playing VCRs for 33 years, most recently in China for Sanyo.
Talktalk's call centres have been criticised for offering poor-quality customer service. Research commissioned by Eckoh placed the company at the top of its list of worst offenders, ahead of Expedia, TV Licensing, Sainsbury's and Royal and Sun Alliance.
Many of BT's customers have experienced problems with its broadband and telephone services. The firm first acknowledged the issues in a tweet shortly after 09:00 BST and said they had been resolved three and a half hours later.
Vodafone UK today launches its Superfast Fibre broadband service for the country’s small businesses. Vodafone Business Broadband and Phone will enable the UK’s small businesses to stay connected whether their employees are in the office or on the go, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.
BT has been told by MPs it must "invest significantly" in the business responsible for most of the country's broadband roll-out - or split it off. The quality of service offered by BT's Openreach subsidiary "remains poor", they said.
XLN has outlined plans to deliver free public Wi-Fi to every high street and postcode in the UK. The network will initially be rolled out to 15,000 of its small business customers. However, the ultimate aim is to extend this to its entire customer base.