Illegal to Browse The Web?

Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

The European Supreme Court is looking into whether or not it is illegal to browse the web without paying royalties to the copyright holder.

This is due to the way a web-browser works – each time you view a webpage your computer downloads a copy of that page; this is so that it can load the webpages faster in future, and so that if your Internet goes offline then you won’t be affected as badly.

The UK government has refused to rule on the issue, stating that they would rather wait for the European courts to decide.

Come on Parliament, surely you can make your own mind up?

BT Business Broadband Leased Lines Package Price Dispute

Posted on: July 6th, 2012 by Ashley No Comments

B.T. announced today that it has major concerns regarding OFCOM’s proposal to lower the cost of its wholesale Leased Line rental. OFCOM are currently seeking to reduce the price at which BT can sell access to its leased lines down by 8-16%.

This is a major advantage to B.T.’s competitors who rent access to the leased lines in order to provide services to business broadband customers but a problem for B.T. that could face large profit losses if the new proposals go ahead. Over the years B.T. has invested heavily in its infrastructure to provide a good standing for its future and build up a network that rival companies find hard to compete against. OFCOM imposed rules to prevent the monopoly of the network in the UK and forcing B.T. to rent its network out at set costs that allow third parties to offer competitively priced products to end users.

B.T. intend to take its concerns to OFCOM with the objection that after investing in the UK’s broadband network so heavily over the years it should have the ability to make profit for its shareholders and provide funding to re-invest in the future of the UK telecoms network.

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BT Service Outage – AGAIN!

Posted on: July 5th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

BT have once again suffered an outage affecting the majority of their customers.

Mid-afternoon today, Tetrabyte received a high volume of calls regarding Broadband not working. Upon investigation it was established that BT’s Broadband network had once again suffered from a major outage.

Tetrabyte Business Broadband customers were unaffected.

BT broadband customers are advised to reboot their routers every 15 – 30 minutes until their Broadband comes back online, otherwise if you’re still experiencing problems then contact BT.

BT Strikes Once Again

Posted on: June 28th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

As a provider of I.T. Support, Tetrabyte notices when major nationwide Broadband outages occur.

It seems that once again BT are unable to provide a robust service, affecting thousands of businesses and homes nationwide.

Below is a screenshot of the BT service status page at 8:55 this morning:

Tetrabyte Managed I.T. - Unlimited Business Broadband

BT have been having major service outages a little too often in recent weeks – and whilst networks aren’t 100% guaranteed to stay online, this is taking the biscuit.

BT haven’t actually explained why the outages are happening apart from ‘Infrastructure Upgrades’, but here at Tetrabyte Managed I.T. we believe that BT are upgrading their infrastructure to offer fibre-optic Broadband to more areas.

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Apple iPad – Misleading 4G Claims Result in Fine

Posted on: June 11th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has made a decision regarding the misleading claims Apple gave to the Australian (and indeed, the UK) consumer.

Apple have been fined $2.25M over the misleading claims.

Apple branded the iPad 3 as the iPad WiFi + 4G – unfortunately when the consumers in Australia started purchasing them expecting super-fast data access on the go, they were met with the standard 3G speeds.

The Apple iPad 3 will never be compatible with the Australian and United Kingdom 4G networks due to differences between the spectrums used in the United States and other countries.

Apple has since re-branded the iPad 3 as the “iPad 3 Wifi + Cellular” in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

Fibre Optic Broadband Rollout Delayed – Ugly Cabinets

Posted on: June 1st, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

BT have been rolling out fibre-optic Broadband across the UK to provide higher speeds to both home users and businesses.

So far this has been progressing well, but two London boroughs – Chelsea and Kensington have refused this upgrade due to the ‘ugly’ cabinets.

The new cabinets are about 50cm taller and a little less thicker than the old ones – they will also be replacing the existing cabinets so there won’t actually be an increase in cabinets.

Unfortunately this is bad news for businesses in the two boroughs; in this day and age businesses are expecting faster Broadband, and such attempts to thwart this increase in Broadband might just cause a stir…

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Sky Broadband Blocks Access to Pirate Bay

Posted on: May 31st, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

Sky Broadband has now blocked access to The Pirate Bay on instruction of a court.

Tetrabyte Managed I.T. - Sky Broadband Blocks Access to Pirate Bay

Sky are following the likes of Virgin Media and Everything Everywhere who have already obliged with the court order.

The next ISPs on the list to block The Pirate Bay are BT, O2 and TalkTalk who have slightly longer to block the website.

Although ISPs are starting to block The Pirate Bay this hasn’t stopped people accessing it. TPB have been setting up new IP Addresses and domains to bypass the blocks and enabling users to access the website.

4G Mobile Services – Will Cause Interference with Freeview

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

Experts have warned that the 4G spectrum, expected to be launched next year, will cause interference to those using Freeview to access digital television.

Tetrabyte Managed I.T. - 4G Mobile Network Inference with Freeview

2012 is the year that the last analogue transmitter will be switched off, and digital television will be available to the majority of the United Kingdom.

Mobile companies have been waiting for this to happen so they can utilise the unused frequencies for terrestrial television to broadcast the 4G mobile spectrum nationwide – the benefit of this being faster mobile Internet speeds and better penetration of the mobile signal inside buildings.

Unfortunately, utilising this old spectrum will cause interference to many Freeview receivers in the United Kingdom, resulting in loss of TV signal and potential ‘noise’ coming through your TV set speakers.

Ilse Howling, head of Freeview has put the onus on the government to supply homes affected with a ‘filter’ to reduce this interference. Hopefully the government will subsidise this otherwise the digital switch-over might cause more problems than it solves…

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