Keeping Zoom going: busy times for Britain’s women in telecoms

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Lockdown has placed a huge strain on the country’s telecoms infrastructure. As offices closed, face-to-face meetings with colleagues and clients were replaced by bandwidth-hungry video conferencing. The burden on the country’s internet was so severe, video streamers, including Netflix and Amazon Prime, dialled down quality from high to standard definition. Around the world, virtual meeting […]

‘After Boris Johnson’s Zoom call, all hell broke loose’: inside the world’s favourite video app

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On 6 January, a day after the World Heath Organization first reported a strange cluster of pneumonia-like cases in Wuhan, China, a party invitation dropped online. “Mark your calendars”, read the invite sent out by Zoom, a video-conferencing company based in California, “for Zoomtopia 2020!” Innocently enough, Zoom was announcing a real-world get-together for its […]

Working from home fuels surge in BT sign-ups for UK’s fastest broadband

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BT has seen a near-70% surge in customers switching to next-generation full-fibre broadband as the working-from-home revolution prompts people to upgrade to the fastest internet connection available. The company said the number of sign-ups for full fibre broadband, which enables users to download a hi-definition TV show in 15 seconds instead of the typical three […]

UK coronavirus live: Johnson U-turns on masks as experts fear up to 120,000 Covid-19 winter deaths

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Retailers and police must both play a role in enforcing the use of face coverings by shoppers in England, a Cabinet minister has said after officers warned the law would be unenforceable. The environment secretary, George Eustice, also defended the government’s U-turn on making face coverings compulsory, saying its approach had been “evolving” and noting […]