Cyber risk startup Safe Security lands $33M from UK telco BT

Safe Security, a Silicon Valley cyber risk management startup, has secured a $33 million investment from U.K. telco BT.  Founded in 2012, Safe Security — formerly known as Lucideus — helps organi

Decrypted: As tech giants rally against Hong Kong security law, Apple holds out

It’s not often Silicon Valley gets behind a single cause. Supporting net neutrality was one, reforming government surveillance another. Last week, Big Tech took up its latest: halting any cooper

UK U-turns on Huawei and 5G, giving operators until 2027 to rip out existing kit

The UK government has confirmed a widely expected U-turn related to “high risk” 5G vendors linked to the Chinese state — attributing the policy shift to the US recently imposing tigh

Rapid Huawei rip-out could cause outages and security risks, warns UK telco

The chief executive of UK incumbent telco BT has warned any government move to require a rapid rip-out of Huawei kit from existing mobile infrastructure could cause network outages for mobile users an

Cuckoo Internet closes seed funding to disrupt UK broadband market

Cuckoo Internet is a new U.K. startup that aims to disrupt the U.K. broadband market. It has now raised £470,000 in seed funding, which includes funding from, a new Silicon Valley fund oper

UK’s first 5G network taster goes live in six cities tomorrow

The UK’s first 5G consumer mobile network is launching tomorrow in six cities. Mobile network operator EE will switch on the next-gen cellular connectivity in select locations in London, Cardiff

UK media giants call for independent oversight of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter

The UK’s leading broadcasters and ISPs have called for the government to introduce independent regulatory oversight of social media content. The group of media and broadband operators in the tig

Europe to cap intra-EU call fees as part of overhaul to telecoms rules

European Union institutions have reached a political agreement over an update to the bloc’s telecoms rules that’s rattled the cages of incumbent telcos. Agreement was secured late yesterda

Nokia 8110’s slider ‘Matrix’ feature phone returns with 4G and a €79 price tag

Nokia’s 8110 — the distinctive ‘candy bar’ feature phone with a slider opening — was once the phone that everyone wanted but no one could afford, made popular through the

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

Startups in the U.K. will be hoping for better performance from the local broadband market after telecoms regulator Ofcom agreed to a deal with the country's largest broadband provider, BT, to legally

BT Buys Its Way Back To Being A Major UK Carrier As $19BN EE Merger Gets Cleared

A major piece of consolidation in the UK comms network landscape has today been green lit by the Competition and Markets Authority, with the body approving the £12.5 billion ($19BN) acquisition of

$19BN BT-EE Network Merger Gets Provisional Green Light From U.K. Competition Watchdog

The U.K. competition watchdog has given a provisional green light to the $19 billion acquisition of mobile carrier EE by incumbent telco BT.

BT Confirms New BT Mobile 4G Service On EE’s Network

Ahead of closing its deal to buy EE for £12.5 billion, BT is laying the groundwork for its new mobile business and quad-play strategy, today: the company has now officially launched BT Mobile —

UK’s BT Agrees To Buy Mobile Carrier EE For $19B

Major consolidation moves are underway in the UK mobile market. As expected, UK carrier BT has agreed to buy mobile carrier EE for £12.5 billion ($19 billion). BT has been talking to EE since Novemb

BT In Talks To Acquire UK’s First 4G/LTE Carrier, EE, For £12.5BN

UK telco BT has confirmed it is in talks to acquire mobile carrier EE for £12.5 billion -- the largest of the U.K.'s carriers, and the first to roll out a 4G/LTE network, back in fall 2012.

Android Marches Onto Another Landline Phone (And Marches On)

Looking at this Android-powered landline handset which U.K. telco BT has just started selling -- christened with the (relatively) catchy name of Home SmartPhone S -- you really have to wonder what too

In Call For Startups To Build Apps For The Super Broadband Highway, BT And TechHub Launch Infinity Lab

More evidence that major telcos have caught the startup bug. This time it's the turn of <a target="_blank" href="">BT</a>, which this morning unveiled a partnership

Google Serves BT With Patent Suit In The UK Using Motorola TV Patents

Following up from its <a href="">legal filing yesterday

Google Countersues UK Telco BT Over Patent Infringement In Its Conferencing and IP Quality Of Service Products

<a target="_blank" href="">Google</a> today stepped up its battle to protect its patents, with the latest target a countersuit against <a target="_blank" href="">

BT hits 2 million hotspots thanks to its crowdsourced WiFi network

<img alt="" src="" title="BT" class="shot" width="87" height="42" />BT has announced that its UK WiFi network now boast
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