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Next phase of Square Mile broadband deployment completed

Cambridge Communication Systems has announced the roll-out of what it refers to as “a next-generation” small cell network in London’s Square Mile. The system includes neutral host, self-organising, 5G microwave backhaul provided by CCS Metnet.

The announcement marks ...

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. ...

UK government announces 5G testbed winners

The British government has marked the first anniversary of its digital strategy by awarding £25 million to six projects around the country, in order to help pave the way for future 5G roll-out. Each testbed will receive between £2 million and £5 million from the fund.


New broadband infrastructure for the Scottish Highlands

The Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG) has built a new 50 metre tower in the Highlands town of Milton to provide surrounding communities with 4G.

As well as towns such as Milton and Kildary, the new infrastructure, which was developed in partnership with 02, will ...

Home Office to present ESN review in the Summer

During a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing, Joanna Davinson, the Home Office’s chief digital, data, and technology officer, said that the Home Office is now aiming to release its strategic review of the programme to rollout the Emergency Services Network (ESN) at the end ...

Industry giant launches IoT suite

Nokia has announced a range of technologies designed to facilitate the development of digital cities. New products include ‘IoT for smart cities,’ ‘Sensing as a service’ and ‘S-MVNO for public safety service.’

The company describes IoT for smart cities as “a ...

Airbus helps to secure major conference

Airbus has announced that it will be provide the 54th Munich Security Conference with mission-critical and "tap-proof" communications, when it takes place at the end of this week.

According to Airbus, organisers and security staff at the event will be using its ...

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.


London Mayor’s digital comms plan

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has asked those living in the capital to share their ideas on the potential future use of digital communications technology and data.

The request follows on from last year’s announcement by Khan that he wants to transform London into ...

Government promises improved broadband connectivity on trains

The UK government has announced its intention to “dramatically improve” broadband and Wi-Fi connectivity to mainline rail passengers by 2025.

Proposals laid out by the Department for Transport include the potential roll-out of masts, as well as fibre optic cables ...

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 ...



Huawei: Bristol overtakes London as UK’s smartest city

Bristol has overtaken London to become the UK’s leading smart city, according to the second UK Smart Cities Index, commissioned by Huawei UK and conducted by Navigant Consulting. The Index is based on evaluations of 20 cities and their strategies, projects and overall readiness ...

City of London rolls out ‘fastest free UK Wi-Fi’

The City of London Corporation has launched its new gigabit Wi-Fi network, serving residents, workers and visitors to the Square Mile.

According to the corporation, the system will provide the fastest free Wi-Fi in the UK, with user speeds ranging from 50 to 180 ...




Arqiva partners with Kingston-Upon-Thames

Arqiva has gained exclusive use of lampposts in the Royal Borough Kingston-Upon-Thames for the future deployment of telecoms infrastructure, including small cells and WiFi access points.

The ten-year contract will give the company access to 15,000 pieces of street ...


Major players partner on Dubai Smart City project

Dubai-based security networks provider Nedaa has signed an agreement with Nokia, designating the city as the headquarters of the latter’s new 'innovation and creativity lab'.

According to Nedaa, the facility will be the first of its kind in the region, working on ...

Windsor and Maidenhead town centres to get free Wi-Fi

IntechnologyWiFi, A free public Wi-Fi provider, will launch a wireless network in both Windsor and Maidenhead town centres on 17 June

The company is also providing Citi-Wise, a new mobile application, that will allow residents and visitors to quickly find restaurants, ...

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