Apple users in Asia/Pacific and Europe were alarmed to find that the arrival of 2011 caused havoc with their iPhones, reports Reuters. The change in year caused a malfunction in the smartphone's alarm, reportedly causing some users to sleep in, miss flights, and arrive late for work.
BT has named six winners of its "Race to Infinity" competition. The winning towns are to be prioritized in the carrier's next generation broadband rollout timetable, and will have their local exchanges upgraded to provide downstream speeds of up to 40 Mbit/s by early 2012 at the latest. (See BT Names FTTx Winners.)
Unitymedia has invested further in Docsis 3.0 technology to pass more than 790,000 homes with its "Fiber Power" service, which offers downstream speeds of up to 128 Mbit/s and high-definition TV.