Monthly Archives: August 2017

talktalk rural broadband

Few can deny that the UK’s rural areas could benefit from improved broadband services. Indeed, if you happen to live in the country or have been to visit somebody who does, you’ll likely have been shocked by the speeds on offer.

It’s an issue that the government know all too well, which is why they’ve made plans to improve broadband for rural areas. However, that is now under threat as TalkTalk branded it “legally questionable”, over plans to allow BT to recover the costs of the upgrades through higher wholesale charges – something which would affect companies like TalkTalk.

Vodafone contact number

Email phishing scams are nothing new. In fact, they’ve been around for as long as email has, attempting to convince people to hand over their details before scamming them further. However, a new breed of phishing scam has hit Vodafone customers, who are now being warned about one of the most realistic scams yet.

Three litigation

The upcoming 4G and 5G spectrum auction is posed to be a huge boon for consumers over the coming years, with signal improving in major towns and cities, alongside rural locations. However, not all is well when it comes to the networks bidding to buy the spectrum.

BT Sport

BT have successfully reinvented themselves over the last few years, moving from a tired, fusty media empire to something a little more vital – a direct competitor to Sky, in a very serious way.

That’s been on the back of their nabbing of Premier League and Champions League football rights, which have drawn in customers to their TV, broadband and mobile packages, on the promise of huge matches from around the globe.

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PayPal are one of the world’s biggest online payment gateways, but that doesn’t mean they’ve run out of room to grow. In fact, if their Q2 earnings report is to be believed.

PayPal absolutely smashed expectations in Q2 2017, marking another in a series of better-than-expected quarters for the company. With a raft of new advertising and a more aggressive push into real-life payments, the company posted $106 billion in total payment volume (TPV), which is the amount of money which went through their service. That’s an increase of 26% year-on-year, and a seriously impressive number.

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Recent years have seen Sky take the visual aspect of television to a new level for UK based customers with the launch of broadcast 4K TV, but for many of us, the audio aspect remains frustratingly limited.

Although Sky do send audio in high bitrates for HD and 4K customers, the vast majority of homes make do with the standard audio of their televisions, which are typically thin and lacking in quality. That’s a shame, because with programming like Game of Thrones currently airing, audio has rarely been more important to the television experience.