Broadband, TV and mobile news from July 2014

Broadband, TV and mobile phone news from July 2014

  • Three mobile customers use 36% more data than a year ago

    Since launching 4G, Three’s started seeing customers use on average over a third more data than they did previously, as faster mobile internet allows them to do more of… More »

  • EE’s 4G signal reaches Cornwall and many other new areas

    Superfast 4G mobile internet's now available in a further 21 locations courtesy of EE, as coverage reaches 73% of the population, including more than 2,500 small towns and villages… More »

  • iPhone 6 available from 14 October?

    Apple Store sources have suggested the new iPhone will become available on 14 October. We have a look at the latest round of iPhone speculation… More »

  • Would you admit to playing mobile phone games on the loo?

    Almost half of smartphone owners in the UK confess they play games on the toilet, while a third play at work and one in five can’t eat dinner without… More »

  • Fibre broadband roll-out in Wales to reach 66 more towns by June 2015

    Exchanges across areas such as Carmarthenshire, Conwy, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Swansea and Wrexham are to be upgraded with BT’s fibre broadband technology within the next 12 months… More »

  • Sky orders new reality show The Kings & Queens of Speech

    The new Sky 1 series will track school debate teams as they argue their way to victory in a series of tournaments - but when does it start and… More »

  • Man United legend Paul Scholes signs for BT Sport as new pundit

    BT Sport also announces today that it’s signed a deal for up to four exclusively live matches a week from the Portuguese Primeira Liga, taking the channels’ European leagues… More »

  • Should you buy a £26 smartphone from India?

    Even including shipping from India to the UK, the Karbonn A50s is a fraction of the price of most ‘affordable’ smartphones. But is it any cop? Or are you… More »

  • 5G in London by 2020 promises Boris Johnson

    Boris Johnson’s pledged to improve internet access across London, with 5G mobile broadband and more information about broadband speeds in different parts of the city. More »

  • Almost half of Freesat box buyers choose connected Freetime TV

    Word seems to be spreading fast about Freesat’s internet-connected TV service Freetime, a rival to BT and TalkTalk’s YouView, which now accounts for almost half of all Freesat boxes… More »

  • The Telephone Preference Service - how many calls does it stop really?

    The plague of unsolicited sales calls is nearly everyone’s bug-bear, but does signing up to the Telephone Preference Service stop them? More »

  • EE customers can use phone instead of Oyster card to pay for the tube

    EE, the only UK network provider currently offering a contactless payment service, announces the extension of its Cash on Tap service to cover London’s tube, DLR and Overground services.… More »

  • 2 for 1 pizza helps EE broadband grab a bigger slice of the UK

    Money off at Pizza Express and cinemas seems to be doing the trick for EE, which has seen home broadband sign-ups rocket by 45% over the last three months… More »

  • Over 1 million Sky Go users pay £5 a month extra to watch offline

    Sky Go Extra, which lets you download TV shows and films to watch on a laptop, mobile or tablet when you don’t have an internet connection, is a hit… More »

  • September iPhone 6 reveal may be forced to focus on smaller model

    Apple’s expected to unveil the latest iPhones at an event in September, but reports suggest that one of the two models in development will be delayed. Let’s look at… More »

  • Is this the fastest smartphone in the world?

    According to Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, the Mi 4 is the fastest smartphone to date, combing mighty specs with elegant design. Let’s take a look at the new handset… More »

  • TalkTalk bigger than BT when it comes to TV

    TalkTalk’s financial results reveal people are flocking to its YouView TV service. What’s the reason for the rapid growth, and how is the provider doing when it comes to… More »

  • Porn filters a turn-off for up to 96% of new broadband customers

    Of the ‘big four’ broadband providers, all of which now offer a family-friendly content filter to new customers, only TalkTalk’s actually managed to persuade more than 8% of households… More »

  • Sky Sports News is dead, long live Sky Sports News HQ!

    Changes are coming to Sky Sports News, including a new studio, a new look, a new online approach and a new name. We reveal what you can expect. More »

  • Microsoft reveals cheapest Windows Phone to date

    Microsoft unveils its cheapest Windows Phone handset so far - the Lumia 530. We take a look to see what you can get for less than £100… More »