The entire fleet of 47 trains operated by Translink NI Railways in Northern Ireland is being equipped with free WiFi.
Nomad Digital, which has already implemented wireless internet access on Amtrak and Virgin Trains, expects the full roll-out to be completed by the autumn.
Anti-virus software company Kaspersky Lab is warning of an application that secretly uploads a user’s phonebook to a remote server, from where ‘spam’ SMS messages are sent.
The app, called ‘Find and Call’, was available in iOS and Android versions via the Apple App Store and Google Play.
greentomatocars, which was established in 2006 as London’s first green minicab company, is now offering free WiFi in all its vehicles. It’s thought to be the first passenger car company in Europe to install a mobile hotspot service.
The company operates 300 Toyota Prius hybrid cars as well as people carriers and executive vehicles in the capital.
A new UK virtual mobile network called Samba Mobile is promising a mobile broadband service without any running costs.
Customers pay £2.99 for a SIM card plus £2.00 post & packing and then watch video ads to ‘top up’ their account with credit. A 3G ‘dongle’ will be available in the future.
A new report from telecoms consulting firm BWCS shows that the UK has broadband wireless services on more trains than any other European country.
There are now 2,000 WiFi-equipped railway carriages in the UK, putting the country ahead of its closest rivals Germany (with 911 carriages) and Italy (with 995 carriages). France is even further behind with just 416 WiFi carriages.