Stories by Douglas F Gray

UK ISP Freeserve tops 1.6 million users

Freeserve now has 1.68 million active registered accounts, the UK ISP announced today.
The company gained 100,000 users in the final six weeks of last year and is adding an average of 14,000 users a week, Freeserve said in a statement.

BT, AT&T finalise financial details for Concert

British Telecommunications and AT&T announced the financial closure of Concert, the final step in tying the knot on the deal for the global communications joint venture between the two companies.

IDC: US Web hosting revenue grows to $US1.8b

As more companies turn to outside hosting providers to create and manage Web sites, the Web hosting and servicing market is continuing to grow at a breakneck pace, according to a report from IDC.

Orange adds 1.4m mobile customers in Q4

UK-mobile telecommunication provider Orange saw a robust surge in new subscribers in the fourth quarter in an overall strong year, the company and its prospective parent company, Mannesmann announced.

Vodafone, Nortel to trial 3G in London

Vodafone and Nortel Networks will conduct a trial of W-CDMA (wideband code division multiple access) third-generation (3G) wireless radio and IP (Internet Protocol) technologies in the UK.

UPDATE: Orange to offer videophone in UK

UK mobile phone company Orange will release its "videophone" to customers in the second quarter of next year, and it will be mainly built with technology from home grown companies, Orange has announced.

LinuxOne releases hard drives

In an attempt to draw new users to the Linux operating system, software company LinuxOne this week released two hard drives with the company's Linux OS distribution pre-installed.