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Jersey trials IoT expansion

Telecommunications company JT is rolling out a new LPWA network across Jersey, with the intention of improving the island’s Internet of Things capability. The company has collaborated on the project with Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation and Sony Europe Limited.


Openreach to speed up its fibre rollout

Openreach has today launched its ‘fibre first programme’ – which includes accelerating the company’s rollout of fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) by 50 per cent, with the new aim of reaching three million homes and businesses in the UK by the end of 2020.

The BT-owned ...


Drones in space

Interplanetary logistics specialists Effective Space Solutions has signed a multi-year contract to provide two ‘space drones’ to an unnamed regional satellite operator. According to the company, the deal is worth upwards of $100 million over the course of its life.



Ultrafast broadband pilot arrives in Bath

Openreach has completed the latest roll-out of its Gfast broadband technology, in Bath. The company claims that the solution is capable of providing download speeds of up to 330Mbps, which is seven times the national average.

According to Openreach, Gfast is now ...

Government opts to regulate minimum broadband speed

In December, the UK government confirmed that universal high speed broadband – defined by Ofcom as at least 10 Mbps – will become a legal right by the year 2020. This will be delivered via a regulatory Universal Service Obligation.

Speaking on the government's belief ...

Autumn Budget ups investment in R&D and 5G

The Autumn Budget includes £2.3 billion in additional investment in R&D in 2021-22 from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF)

In addition, the chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, said: “A new tech business is founded in Britain every hour, and I want ...


London: Mayor launches tech initiatives to boost innovation

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today (2 November) launched two new tech initiatives to boost the sector and help harness the capital’s tech talent to make life better for Londoners.

Speaking at WIRED Live at Tobacco Dock in east London, the Mayor announced that City ...

Major player ‘miniaturises’ LiFi solution

PureLiFi has launched what the company claims to be the world’s first complete, commercially-available LiFi system.

LiFi-XC consists of an access point alongside a dongle, allowing it to be used via laptops, tablets and smart appliances. Three times smaller than its ...

Swiss telecoms giant partners with Broadsoft

Cloud software specialist BroadSoft is working with Swisscom to enhance the latter’s cloud-based IP telephony solution Smart Business Connect. Swisscom is Switzerland’s largest mobile network operator by subscriber volume.

According to BroadSoft, it’s Business UC-One ...


Boundless teams with Mimosa to build network for ‘unreachables’

Wireless company Boundless Networks has partnered with Mimosa solutions to help construct its broadband network for ‘under-served’ areas of northern England.

The Boundless network covers 5,000 square miles, and according to the company, is the first to bring ...

DeVere group launches investment app

DeVere Group has launched an investment app to help broaden what it calls its “growing fintech proposition.”

The app – known as deVere Investment – allows clients to purchase a range of financial products including structured notes, ETFs and mutual funds. The ...


Risk solution provider broadens portfolio

Ventiv Technology has purchased risk information management system Webrisk from Effisoft SAS.

According to the company, Webrisk is designed to help risk managers oversee daily operations through mapping and evaluating various aspects of their business.Following the ...

CityFibre’s south west rollout

CityFibre is providing full-fibre connectivity for use by businesses in Cheltenham and Gloucester. The work is being carried out in partnership with ICT company Bamboo Technology Group.

According to the company, the move reflects what it calls a growing demand for ...




Report: AI could create jobs

Technology company Capgemini has published findings suggesting that the use of artificial intelligence may actually increase the number of jobs, rather than causing them to be lost.

According to its new report ‘Turning AI into concrete value’, four fifths of firms ...


Mayor of London announces plans to boost digital connectivity

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a package of measures to boost digital connectivity across London and tackle its areas of poor connectivity – ‘not-spots’ – including the appointment of a troubleshooting ‘Not Spot Team’.

Khan also announced a City Hall ...

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