In an attempt to tackle the problems related to the way in which broadband speeds are sold in the UK, the Committees of Advertising Practice has issued new guidelines under which the Internet service providers (ISPs) will have to prove that customers will actually be able to surf the Internet at the "maximum speeds" that the ISPs claim to offer in future.
UK mobile phone operator 3 has warned that it would run out of 3G network capacity in urban areas by the end of 2012 if the planned 4G spectrum auction is delayed.
3UK chief executive David Dyson said on Tuesday that the company's network is facing a massive demand from new smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, which could exhaust its capacity by the end of next year unless the company is granted more mobile spectrum.
Broadband monitoring specialist SamKnows will recruit 10,000 volunteers to measure broadband speeds and consistency of net services across EU member states as well as in Croatia, Iceland and Norway.
Under the project, which aims to find out if broadband providers are living up to their promises, volunteers will be asked to plug a small device, called Whitebox, into their home internet connections.
3UK chief executive David Dyson has announced that they had ambitious plans to double the carrier's customer base from 5 million to 10 million over the next four years, but warned that any delay in the UK's 4G spectrum auction could hit its plans.
TalkTalk Group is the most complained about telecommunications firm in the UK, a fresh report prepared by telecoms watchdog Ofcom revealed.
According to the report, TalkTalk topped the list of most complained about telecoms firms for both landline telephones as well as fixed broadband services during April and June this year, with 0.8 complaints per 1,000 customers.
Broadband provider BT has turned down price comparison website uSwitch’s report in which it had claimed that Suffolk town’s Mount Pleasant in Halesworth is the slowest broadband street in the UK.
Telecommunications giant BT argued that uSwitch’s broadband street data was based on 'out of date' information.