News 2013

broadbandchoices news from 2013

  • 90% of passwords 'not strong enough'

    Internet security could be at risk as web users still choose obvious passwords. More »

  • Faster broadband for Wales and new iPads - #TechTalk

    broadbandchoices.co.uk scours the web to bring you the latest broadband, mobile and tech news. TODAY: BT broadband checker updated, iPhone 5 owners use most mobile data and more... More »

  • Broadband speed boost for Welsh schools

    Primary and secondary schools in Wales get £39million for faster broadband. More »

  • Windows Phone close to selling 1m a week

    Do Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's CES comments point to a brighter future for Windows Phone? More »

  • iPhone 5 data usage highest of all smartphones

    New iPhone owners use 50% more mobile data than iPhone 4S users and four times as much as iPhone 3GS owners More »

  • Twitter's most tweeted TV shows 2012

    Downton Abbey, X Factor and Made In Chelsea were among the TV shows taking Twitter by storm last year. At peak times, 40% of all UK tweets are about… More »

  • Worst broadband ever and no cheap iPhone - #TechTalk

    broadbandchoices.co.uk scours the web to bring you the latest broadband, mobile and tech news. TODAY: Minimum broadband speed in UK should be 10Mb, Samsung Galaxy S sales pass 100… More »

  • Broadband speed target should increase, says Ofcom

    Universal service commitment target too low, minimum broadband speed should be faster, says Ofcom representative. More »

  • Cheap smartphones gain momentum

    Does success of Nokia’s Asha smartphones indicate growing demand for budget mobile phones or cheap smartphone deals? More »

  • Broadband provider price hikes should be investigated

    Following Ofcom proposals to prevent mid-contract price rises, the communications regulator should investigate how they were allowed to happen at all More »

  • O2 broadband on the verge of takeover?

    Mobile firm is refusing to deny rumours it's planning to sell its home broadband service. More »

  • Cheap calls abroad on iPhone for BT broadband users

    SmartTalk app means it will cost iPhone-owning BT broadband customers using BT Wi-Fi hotspots less to make mobile calls when on holiday More »

  • Firefox smartphones coming in 2013

    Mobile manufacturer ZTE will make a range of handsets to run Mozilla's new operating system Firefox OS. More »

  • Broadband speed boost for rural areas

    Wayleave agreement will make it quicker and cheaper for broadband providers to deliver high-speed internet access to those living in the countryside More »

  • Pebble watch gets a tick, Windows 8 doesn't: #TechTalk

    broadbandchoices.co.uk scours the web to bring you the latest broadband, mobile and tech news. TODAY: Why the smart Pebble is one to watch, Mozilla Firefox phones to reach Europe… More »

  • Nokia Lumia sales rise in run up to Christmas

    Success of Nokia Lumia 920 could take the company back into the black. More »

  • Best broadband could be in Britain, says TalkTalk

    Dido Harding, CEO of internet provider TalkTalk, believes the UK could have the world's best broadband - but only if a 'lack of competition' is addressed. More »

  • Fast broadband from government first for Rothbury

    Northumberland town will be one of the first to get superfast broadband via the government’s £20million Rural Community Broadband Fund More »

  • Free Wi-Fi coming to 3,000 pubs

    Wireless broadband provider The Cloud will offer free Wi-Fi in Punch Taverns pubs across the country. More »

  • Samsung flexible phone revealed at CES 2013

    The Youm is a Windows 8 smartphone with a bendable, almost unbreakable screen. More »