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Khan sets out plan to make London the world’s smartest city

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has today (11 June) published his vision to make London the world’s smartest city and launched a city-wide initiative to use the capital’s tech talent to tackle some of its challenges – including poor air quality, urban design and digital ...

First London City premises connects to Openreach FTTP

BT Openreach's Fibre First programme has connected to its first office building in the City of London, 21 Whitefriars Street. According to the Corporation of London, 12,000 more buildings will be given access to the fibre-to-the-premises service across the course of this year. ...

Banking sector voices data security concerns

Industry consultant Turner Little has reported that data security is currently the highest priority for the banking sector. Other key aims include to ‘implement a digital transformation plan,’ taking into account technology such as AI, augmented reality, biometrics and use of ...

Pervacio’s Midlands move

Mobile device specialist Pervacio has opened a new technology hub in Birmingham, having moved from Coventry.

The role of the new facility, according to Pervacio, will be to develop “existing partnerships and build new relationships.” The move was prompted by the ...

Colt Technology partners with Google

Connectivity specialist Colt Technology Services has announced its support for Google Cloud Partner Interconnect, a service enabling users to engage with the Google Cloud platform from any location.

According to the company, the Partner Interconnect product provides a ...

UK AI industry to receive huge boost

The British government has launched a £1 billion collaboration between the public and private sectors to develop the country’s AI industry. The deal was announced this week by business secretary Greg Clark and digital secretary Matt Hancock.

According to the ...

New millimeter wave lab opens in Ireland

Technology company Keysight is opening a new millimeter-wave research lab in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast.

According to the company, the lab is located at the university’s Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology, and has ...

Space Drone manufacturer announces another small step

Intergalactic logistics company Effective Space has partnered with ArianeGroup to help get its Space Drone project off the ground.

The latter company will provide an electric propulsion system in the shape of its Arclight radio frequency ion thruster technology. ...

RadioTrade and GlobalView Systems team up

GlobalView Systems and RadioTrade Ltd have announced that RadioTrade is now a distributor for the R-LinX Simple Alarm Handler and new WiFi call buttons

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with RadioTrade, who bring a combination of technical expertise and ...

Arqiva and O2 to deploy small cells in London Boroughs

Arqiva, a UK communications infrastructure company, and O2 have today (12 April) announced plans to deploy up to 300 small cells across London, one of the biggest outdoor small cell deployments by O2 in the UK to date.

The small cells, once installed, will provide ...


02: 5G will mean massive savings

Mobile network operator O2 has warned that the UK will miss out on £6 billion of savings a year if cities don’t prepare for next generation broadband.

The claim comes in the organisation’s ‘The value of 5G for cities and communities’ report, which was launched today. ...

LiFi integrated into devices

PureLiFi has integrated its LiFi-XC system into an off the shelf commercial Dell laptop and manufactured a LiFi phone sleeve to operate with a Samsung mobile phone.

The company’s team also performed a Skype call on a LiFi enabled mobile phone to an audience at its ...

New guest WiFi solution announced

?Fontech has launched an upgraded guest WiFi offering. The product, according to the company, is aimed at service providers looking to target the small business segment.

The solution is comprised of an app, enabling users to “customise the guest experience.” The ...

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 ...
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