Archive for 'Broadband Businesses in the UK and around the world' Category

How to protect yourself from snoopers

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Now that the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 AKA Snooper’s Charter – is law, how can you protect yourself from government snoopers? The new law forces internet service providers to keep a record of all the websites you visit for up to a year. It also obliges companies to decrypt data on demand and gives government security […]

Blockchain bandits hit crypto start-ups

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

There is a growing interest by hackers in fledgling firms seeking to build businesses around blockchains and digital currencies. That is troubling given the current fever of interest in the blockchain. Many see it as the element of the Bitcoin crypto-currency that will have lasting influence. Visa has announced plans to launch a blockchain payments […]

$10 router blamed in Bangladesh bank hack

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hackers managed to steal £56 million from Bangladesh’s central bank because it skimped on network hardware and security software. The bank had no firewall and used second hand routers that cost $10 to connect to global financial networks. Better security and hardware would have hampered the attackers, Reuters said, quoting an official investigator. The hackers […]

Raspberry Pi 3 adds wi-fi and Bluetooth

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The new Raspberry Pi 3 has built in wi-fi and Bluetooth technology The Raspberry Pi has become the most popular British computer yet made. The title was formerly held by the Amstrad PCW which is believed to have sold a total of eight million units. Sales of the Raspberry Pi will surpass that figure this […]

US govt has been spying for years on us

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, June 10, 2013

The National Security Agency (NSA) has been tracking the phone calls, emails and posts of millions of people for years it has been revealed. The Guardian and the Washington Post have announced that the practice is based on a hitherto top secret court order. “The order reprinted in the article does not allow the government […]

Average UK broadband speed finally crawls over 10 MPS rate

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The average speed of home broadband in the UK is now 12Mbps (megabits per second), according to research from the regulator Ofcom.The rate has risen by a third since its last report in May 2012 and trebled in the past four years. However even this rate is slow compared to global competitors. In the USA […]

UK’s TV sports markets hots up as BT buys ESPN UK channels

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, March 4, 2013

BT has announced that it has agreed to buy ESPN’s UK and Ireland TV channels as it adds to its live sports coverage.BT will acquire the ESPN and ESPN America channels, and their live rights to show FA Cup, Scottish Premier League, Uefa Europa League, and German Bundesliga matches. BT has already announced that it […]

UK spends more on Internet shopping than any other major country- official figures show.

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, December 14, 2012

Internet shopping is more popular in the UK than in any other major country- a survey from regulator Ofcom shows.Consumers in the UK spend an average of £1,083 a year on internet shopping, compared with Australia which spends the second highest at £842, it said. The UK’s fondness for net shopping is, in part, driven […]

4G mobile services to be launched in 16 UK cities

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, September 10, 2012

The UK’s fourth generation (4G) mobile service will launch in 16 UK cities before the end of the year.Everything Everywhere- which is being rebranded to EE, will continue the rollout into the new year, and aims to provide 4G to 98% of the UK by 2014. 4G coverage in London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol is […]

UK broadband growth plans criticised

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, August 6, 2012

The government’s broadband strategy risks leaving many communities behind by focusing on speed over reach of service a Lords committee has warned.The UK could miss out if fast internet services are not treated as a key national asset, the communications committee said in a report.  Whereas the UK’s priority should be to close the digital […]