UK operators split over net neutrality code of practice

UK fixed and mobile operators are divided over whether to sign up to a voluntary code of practice in support of net neutrality. While ten service providers have signed up, Vodafone, Everything Everywhere and Virgin Media have so far refused.

Giffgaff kicks out data hungry users

MVNO Giffgaff is owned by O2

UK MVNO Giffgaff has revealed that it is kicking data-hungry users off its network after discovering that less than one per cent of its customers are accounting for over a third of its total mobile internet data use across its entire network. The firm said that it has been looking into the usage patterns of mobile internet traffic on its network over the past few months, and has decided to put into place some new procedures as a result of its findings.

Crowd sourcing MVNO Giffgaff opens its doors

Crowd sourcing MVNO Giffgaff opens its doors

Giffgaff, the MVNO subsidiary of O2 UK, which fancies itself as a crowd sourcing pioneer, opened its doors on Wednesday with a rallying call to its user base.

The Gaffer tapes

Mike Fairman is the CEO—or ‘Gaffer’—of O2 UK subsidiary GiffGaff, a new MVNO that aims to harness the collective efforts of its customer base, and derive operational cost savings in the process. But is one man’s groundbreaking experiment into crowd sourcing another man’s gimmick?

Come into my parlour, said the spider to the fly

There was a report on the news in the UK this morning that this autumn will be a bumper season for spiders in this country. This is terrible news for just about everybody, because spiders are horrible. The Informer once spent a month in Costa Rica, a glorious country, and encountered some of the biggest spiders in the world. But that hasn’t helped him overcome the panic he experiences when even the most unprepossessing common-or-garden UK spider scampers into view.