UK broadband giant BT agrees legal separation from pipes-controller, Openreach

 Startups in the UK will be hoping for better performance from the local broadband market after telecoms regulator Ofcom agreed a deal with the country’s largest broadband provider, BT, to legally separate Openreach: aka the division of BT that builds and maintains the broadband infrastructure. Read More


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Meet the tiny phone company that’s making modularity sustainable

fairphone-mwc-2017-8 With retro phone brands Nokia and Blackberry remerging at Mobile World Congress this year you’d be forgiven for thinking Mistress Fortune was up to her old wheel-spinning tricks again. And as old tech becomes tech news again, it’s a sign — say some — that smartphone innovation is on the scrap heap. But a commoditized smartphone market offers fresh opportunities if you… Read More


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Uber loses legal challenge against English tests for London drivers

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03:  The Uber app logo is displayed on an iPhone on August 3, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) The bad news just keeps piling up for Uber. The ride-hailing giant has lost a court battle against London’s transport regulators which have been seeking to raise the level of English spoken by private hire vehicles on safety grounds, requiring that all drivers pass an English proficiency test this year. Read More


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