Latest BT smart home news

BT launches Whole Home Wi-Fi to eliminate dead spots
BT launches Whole Home Wi-Fi to eliminate dead spots By Max Langridge

BT has come up with a new Wi-Fi router system, the first of its kind in the UK, which promises to effectively eliminate "dead spots". The system comprises three compact, 165mm discs, each with four built-in antenna which extend the Wi-Fi signal around... Read more

BT Infinity 1 offers 52Mbps fibre broadband from just £10 a month
BT Infinity 1 offers 52Mbps fibre broadband from just £10 a month By Rik Henderson

BT has introduced a new entry level fibre broadband package, BT Infinity 1. It offers speeds of up to 52Mbps as standard for as little as £10 a month.In addition to the internet connection, customers also received access to the provider's sports channels,... Read more

BT hopes to offer 500Mbps broadband to most UK homes, starts trial soon
BT hopes to offer 500Mbps broadband to most UK homes, starts trial soon By Rik Henderson

BT begins the first large-scale trials of its G.fast broadband technology in August, which is the first step, it says, to introducing up to 500Mbps ultrafast speeds across the UK in future.It will start to roll out the new technology in the country from... Read more

BT G.fast broadband trials will hit 500Mbps this summer, 1Gbps in future
BT G.fast broadband trials will hit 500Mbps this summer, 1Gbps in future By Rik Henderson

As part of its latest financial results unveiling BT has revealed that it will be testing 500Mbps broadband in two pilot locations in the UK this summer. The technology used is to be called G.fast and BT explains that it will enable "most homes" in the... Read more

Android landline phone, Home SmartPhone S, offers Nuisance Call Blocking from BT
Android landline phone, Home SmartPhone S, offers Nuisance Call Blocking from BT By Luke Edwards

BT has just announced a new smartphone for home landlines, dubbed Home SmartPhone S. The touchscreen handset will allow users to block nuisance calls thanks to BT's service.The handset itself comes with a 3.5-inch touchscreen and Android OS. This isn't... Read more

BT offers Infinity and Broadband deals in its own January sale
BT offers Infinity and Broadband deals in its own January sale By Luke Edwards

In the spirit of the new year BT has decided to hack the charges of its Infinity Broadband internet for those signing up in January or February.BT Infinity 1 uses fibre-based broadband for high-speed connections. During January new customers will pay... Read more

BT HomeHub 5: Wi-Fi ac support, Gigabit Ethernet, the partner for your 300mbps Infinity broadband
BT HomeHub 5: Wi-Fi ac support, Gigabit Ethernet, the partner for your 300mbps Infinity broadband By Chris Hall

BT will be launching the BT HomeHub 5 later in 2013, following hot on the heels of the HomeHub 4. The BT HomeHub 5 will bring with it support for the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi protocol, as well as including Gigabit Ethernet connections to give you faster... Read more

BT Home Hub 4 quietly released, brings dual-band technology, £35 upgrade price
BT Home Hub 4 quietly released, brings dual-band technology, £35 upgrade price By Chris Hall

BT has quietly released a new Home Hub router for BT Broadband or BT Infinity customers. The BT Home Hub 4 is the latest version of BT's own router, the last, the BT Home Hub 3, was released in February 2011."This is our best ever Home Hub. We're once... Read more

BT allows you to block cold callers with new 'nuisance call' killing BT6500
BT allows you to block cold callers with new 'nuisance call' killing BT6500 By Rik Henderson

BT has launched a new landline phone that can block nuisance calls, such as those from PPI and gas company cold-callers.The BT6500 range allows you to block calls from international, withheld, or up to 10 specific numbers. BT says that by doing so it... Read more

BT Infinity becomes truly unlimited: No more traffic management, says BT
BT Infinity becomes truly unlimited: No more traffic management, says BT By Hunter Skipworth

BT Infinity has been transformed into a truly unlimited package. The service no longer has any fair usage restrictions or traffic management.BT Infinity had previously set limits on customers' use of the high-speed fibre optic service under restrictions... Read more

BT Infinity to stream two more gigs from top of BT Tower live on YouTube, next up Tulisa
BT Infinity to stream two more gigs from top of BT Tower live on YouTube, next up Tulisa By Rik Henderson

The first of BT's "Live from the 34th floor" gigs was streamed live on YouTube in the UK last night (20 November), on both the BT Infinity channel and the YouTube masthead with rising star Conor Maynard.Now X-Factor judge Tulisa has been announced as... Read more

BT and TalkTalk beaten in Digital Economy Act appeal
BT and TalkTalk beaten in Digital Economy Act appeal By Paul Lamkin

BT and TalkTalk have failed with an appeal over copyright infringement with regards to online file-sharing. The appeal by the two ISPs was a protest against the UK's Digital Economy Act that was passed in the last few weeks of the Labour government in... Read more

BT planning 300Mb broadband
BT planning 300Mb broadband By Paul Lamkin

BT has announced that it has held successful trials of “FTTP on demand” in St Agnes, Cornwall, paving the way for broadband download speeds of up to 300Mbps.Back in 2009 BT said it would use "fibre to the cabinet", or FTTC, tech at 29 exchanges across... Read more

BT asked to block the The Pirate Bay
BT asked to block the The Pirate Bay By Paul Lamkin

When BT was ordered by a High Court Judge to block pirate website Newzbin 2 back in July we at Pocket-lint questioned whether this meant an end to the free web.That question will be answered over time, but what is clear is that the judgement has opened... Read more

BT Home Hub 3 promises to save your Wi-Fi from interference
BT Home Hub 3 promises to save your Wi-Fi from interference By Chris Hall

BT has revealed its new Home Hub 3. The emphasis behind the Home Hub 3 is improving your Wi-Fi experience, BT tells us, and avoiding dropped connections. The problem, it seems, comes not from the proliferation of Wi-Fi devices, but the huge number of... Read more

BT plans 1Gb broadband trial
BT plans 1Gb broadband trial By Paul Lamkin

Virgin Media came out all guns blazing to announce its 100Mb broadband, but it looks as if the cable giant could be on the back-foot again after BT announced plans for a 1Gb service.Virgin Media's plan is for a widespread roll-out of its super fast service,... Read more

BT names next super-fast broadband locations
BT names next super-fast broadband locations By Amy-Mae Elliott

BT has revealed the next set of locations where it will make super-fast fibre broadband available. The new locations cover more than a million homes and businesses across the UK, which means 1.5 million homes will have access by early summer 2010. Currently... Read more

BT announces 20Mbps broadband "boost" for Britain
BT announces 20Mbps broadband "boost" for Britain By Amy-Mae Elliott

BT has announced it will more than double the headline speeds for its residential and business customers, as well as increase upload speeds. BT says over 60,000 consumers are already getting the faster speeds through a BT trial but the upgrade to ADSL... Read more

BT offers "Total Broadband" home and mobile packages
BT offers "Total Broadband" home and mobile packages By Amy-Mae Elliott

BT has announced new mobile broadband packages for its home broadband customers that it claims are the UK's cheapest. Total Broadband customers can now get up to 8MB wireless broadband at home as well as "free" 1GB monthly usage on BT's mobile broadband,... Read more

BT Home Hub security compromised
BT Home Hub security compromised By Katie Scott

BT's Home Hub system is open to hack attacks, security experts are claiming. Security specialists say that millions of BT customers could be at risk because hackers need only download software, which can be found on the Internet, to then crack passwords... Read more

BT and FON announce world's biggest Wi-Fi network
BT and FON announce world's biggest Wi-Fi network By Amy-Mae Elliott

BT and FON have promised to "transform the UK's market for wireless broadband" by launching BT FON, the world’s largest Wi-Fi community. BT's three million consumer Total Broadband customers will be invited to join the global community of people sharing... Read more

BT Baby Monitor 150 adds MP3 player
BT Baby Monitor 150 adds MP3 player By Stuart Miles

Babies are going to sleep to a wider range of music than ever before, according to research from BT. As well as traditional lullabies, parents are now sending their offspring off to sleep with classical, pop, rock, folk opera and even heavy metal. Whilst... Read more