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.