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Millions of Users’ Information handed over to GCHQ

Less than two weeks ago Fluidata wrote an article discussing how much privacy Internet users should have while at the same time ensuring that the UK remains safe from terrorist attacks and other threats organised online. During this article we noted that there is a fine line between security and privacy, however it looks as though this line may have...

25 · NOV ·20140

Are mobile networks our next weather stations?

Within the telecommunication industry we are aware of some of the external problems that can affect our last mile access networks. During my 16 years working in these circles, I’ve witnessed everything from DSL slowing down due to frost, to a wireless networks poor performance being blamed on the heat. Interestingly, it looks like researchers in the Netherlands have figured out...

4 · MAR ·20130

BT entering a Niche to get a hearty slice of the 4G pie

At the end of a complex bidding process, the 4G auction has its victors and has raised £2.34bn for the public purse. About 90% less than the price paid at the 3G sale 13 years ago - at the height of the dot-com bubble. It's also more than £1bn short of what the chancellor...

27 · FEB ·20130

2012 Year in Review

In many ways the late naughties and the early part of this decade (what are we calling this one by the way?) have been characterised by what’s wrong with this country: the recession, the riots, union strikes, press misdemeanours and expenses scandals. And while 2012 has not been bereft of such of problems, it has been punctuated by events –...

3 · JAN ·20130

Is the Internet Code of Practice a good idea?

The topic of net neutrality has been hot in the press in recent years and more so in the past few; not only have there been legislations put in place to block illegal websites, such as pirate bay. But, last week saw the release of a new voluntary Open Internet Code of Practice (OICP); its presence is designed to tackle...

1 · AUG ·20120

Mobile providers join forces to create joint platform for “Wave to Pay” technology

Over the next few years we may well be paying for our goods by using our mobile phone. This is a concept that has been around for a while, and now  looks as though it’s finally happening. Over the last fortnight Orange/ T-Mobile , Vodafone and O2 have agreed to create a single platform to support mobile transactions. This step...

4 · JUL ·20110