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Huawei given UK 5G go-ahead

The UK government has announced the conclusion of its Telecoms Supply Chain Review, with Huawei given the go-ahead to build “non-sensitive” parts of the UK’s 5G networks.

This follows a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), chaired by Prime Minister Boris ...

Openreach to expand its network to 227 market towns & rural areas

Openreach has outlined plans to bring its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network to 227 market towns and villages across the UK. New locations will include Aberdare in South Wales and Saxmundham in Suffolk.

The plans follow village trials launched at the end of last ...

Ofcom CTO steps down

Ofcom has announced that Mansoor Hanif has stepped down from his role as chief technology officer.

Mansoor joined Ofcom in 2018 to oversee the work of its Technology Group. Ofcom has said he will join NEOM, an eco-friendly smart city in the Middle East, next year. ...

Labour unveil plans for publically owned 'British Broadband'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has today announced plans to deliver free full-fibre broadband to all individuals and businesses by 2030, if Labour wins the upcoming general election.

Under the election pledge, it has said it will create a new public entity – British ...

Vodafone Strikes Deal with Openreach

Vodafone has announced a deal with Openreach to expand its Gigafast Broadband full fibre services.

From spring 2020, Vodafone will start making Vodafone Gigafast Broadband available to customers in Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool on the Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) ...

In-Depth

Lasting foundations

As we step into a new decade, smart city projects must shift from pilot to full-scale deployment.

The concept of a smart city promises to simplify and enhance many aspects of life in an urban environment. Yet this is no longer a new idea. Smart city projects have been ...

Smart cities, smart buildings

Councils and building managers both have a great deal to gain from embracing the Internet of Things (IoT), as Sam Fenwick finds out

We kick off with a look at one ICT company’s work to bring the benefits of IoT to councils. Wales-based Pinacl Solutions started its ...

Indoor coverage: the struggle

In-building coverage is increasingly becoming essential to developers, property managers and occupants – but providing it is a complex business, as Simon Creasey discovers

As recently as three years ago it would be unusual for an office occupier to want to speak to ...

Mobile working versus potholes

In Dorset, mobile working technology is making it easier for councils to keep their roads in good condition. Land Mobile has the details

Potholes seem to be never far from the news these days – and it’s not surprising, given their number. According to Confused.com, in ...

GeoSpock's extreme data push

Steve Marsh, founder and CTO of GeoSpock, talks to Sam Fenwick about how extreme-scale data platforms can be used to allow humans and AI to make sense of smart city sensors and improve our society

February’s big interview briefly discussed the lessons we can learn ...

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