BT wants a slice of the smart energy meter market
BT has today announced plans to become involved in the UK smart energy meter market via a partnership with Arqiva and Detica. This will be via a bidding process which the UK government is administering at the moment in relation to a radio network which would allow companies to communicate with 28 million homes and small businesses in the UK which will have smart energy meters installed over the next decade.
BT will be fighting it out with companies such as Vodafone and Orange for the contract which many believe is worth potentially £7 billion and will prove a very useful income stream in the future. The very fact that the smart meters will use telecommunications to communicate information is obviously a plus point for the likes of BT, Vodafone and Orange, giving these companies ahead start, but there is more to this than just telecommunications.
The idea with regards to smart energy meters is the needs to monitor the use of energy around the UK and attempt to make changes to improve efficiencies and carbon missions. While many homes currently use energy hungry appliances in off-peak times there are still many households that are "not as efficient as they could be".
UK government to introduce six pound broadband tax
Despite resistance from the UK broadband sector, the UK government is set to introduce a new six pound broadband fee which will come into play next year, levied against every home phone line in the UK. It will be irrelevant as to whether the phone line is connected to the Internet or not with the expected £175 million year to be used to part fund the next generation of broadband networks in the U...Read More
The Home Office Finally Comes Of Age
The Commission for Rural Communities has announced an interesting new trend which is seeing more families move to the countryside to bring up their children. It seems that finally the home office has come of age with more and more people making use of broadband connections and working from the comfort of their own abodes. So why are people moving to the countryside?
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Brown announces new energy plan
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What are the tell-tale signs of a scam?
Scams in the UK seem to come in all shapes, sizes and attack very different areas of the UK population with alarming success. In simple terms, if something you are introduced to without requesting information, an appointment or a phone call looks too good to be true then it probably is! You should never give out your banking details, personal details or other information which could be pieced t...Read More