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Ofcom publishes UK outdoor mobile coverage and mobile broadband maps

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has produced a series of maps showing coverage of digital communications services, including outdoor mobile coverage and mobile broadband availability.

The maps have been created from data supplied by communications providers.

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We interview ipadio CEO Dr Mark K Smith about the company's growth

Mark Bridge writes:

Two years ago we talked to Mark Smith about a new company he’d just launched. It was called ipadio and it offered a straightforward proposition: you made a phone call and ipadio would turn it into a live online broadcast with a permanent online recording - either as a free service for consumers or as a premium service for businesses.

This week I caught up with Mark again and started our conversation by asking him what had changed.

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Podcast - 28th October 2011

Two years ago, we reported the launch of ipadio.com - a company that let you broadcast online simply by making a phone call. In this report we catch up with ipadio CEO Mark Smith and talk about the company's growth, its success and its plans.

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Cloud communications company Twilio brings its app-friendly telephone services to the UK

Cloud communications company Twilio has launched Twilio Voice in the UK and has opened an office in London. It means developers can use Twilio’s Application Programming Interface to build web and mobile applications that can make and receive telephone calls via UK telephone numbers.

The company has also launched a beta service in Poland, France, Portugal, Austria and Denmark, with an additional 11 countries launching by the end of the year.

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The cost of European roaming needn't be a worry

Mark Bridge writes:

Today’s podcast feature is a personal look at the cost of mobile ‘roaming’ in France.

At the beginning of July 2011 the rate for European roaming charges fell to a maximum of 38p per minute (incl. VAT) for calls made while abroad in the EU – and 12p per minute for calls received. There’s also a maximum 12p charge for sending text messages.

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