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News@5: UK Govt Promises Best Broadband In Europe, Facebook Child Abuse Campaign & Call Of Duty: Black Ops

The UK coalition government is expected to announce its roadmap for connecting every community to fibre-based broadband by 2015. The new plans will be a part of 'Britain's Superfast Broadband Future', aimed at making speeds of 50 Mbps commonplace in the UK by allowing every community access to a fibre-based broadband cabinet. Government ministers hope that the scheme will give the UK the best broadband network in Europe.

Call of Duty: Black Ops has returned to the top spot in the UK gaming charts after Sony's Gran Turismo 5 fell to fourth place a week after its début at the top. According to the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40, Gran Turismo 5 saw a drop in sales and fell to the fourth spot in its second week since launch

The European Commission on Monday launched a public consultation into plans to introduce a single Europe-wide phone number for businesses in all member states. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) had assigned the single number code ‘3883’ to the European Union in 2000, but saw it little use and the arrangement is set to lapse by the end of the year.

China's top telecom equipment maker Huawei has opened a new cyber security centre in the UK. The new Cyber Security Evaluation Centre, established in Banbury, was opened on 24 November at an event which saw representatives of 30 major UK companies like BT, Everything Everywhere, HMG, O2 and Vodafone in attendance.

A campaign currently taking place on Facebook is aiming to increase awareness in child abuse by urging users to change their profile photos to their favourite cartoon character. The campaign, which has around 90,000 followers, has no connection with any charity that supports its cause nor is focused upon collecting donations. monitors all leading technology stories and rounds them up to help you save time hunting them down.