Noon News : Ofcom Slams Talktalk, Sarkozy & The e-G8, BT Delays FTTP Rollout, NHS IT Criticised, Amazon Cuts Kindle Price AgainUK telecom regulator Ofcom has accused mobile phone services provider TalkTalk off providing misleading information to customers. The regulator, after investigating the sales practices used by the company to rope in customers, concluded that it had found TalkTalk ‘engaging in dishonest, misleading or deceptive conduct by providing misleading information that is likely to affect a customers purchasing decision’.
The recently held “e-G8” summit, the brainchild of French president Nicholas Sarkozy, witnessed Internet bosses asking G8 world leaders to take an active role over complicated issues such as freedom of information and online copyright protection. The executives also had an extensive discussion about how governments could provide Internet access to their respective citizens, but without regulating online content.
UK telecom giant BT has announced that the roll out of its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) services won’t happen this summer due to technical difficulties during the trial run. The company’s head of super-fast broadband roll out, Johnny McQuoid, told ZDNet UK that the service, which is also known as fibre-to-the-home, will now go live ‘before Christmas’.
The Public Accounts Committee has blasted the Department of Health the loss-ridden NHS IT project. The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, chaired by Labour MP Margaret Hodge, came down heavily on NHS in England's chief executive Sir David Nicholson, Sheri Thureen of CSC and BT Health president Patrick O'Connell for the massive losses that have incurred on the project.
Amazon has rolled out an ad-supported 3G version of Kindle with Special Offers for $164. The ad-supported Kindle 3G is $25 less than its ad-free counterpart and serves advertisements on the device’s screensaver and at the bottom of the screen. The company claims that the ads don’t disrupt the e-reading device, something which consumers echoed.