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Australian telco authority joins TCCA

Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Telco Authority has announced its membership of TCCA.

According to a statement, NSW Telco Authority describes itself as “the connectivity leader for NSW Government” as it manages its Public Safety Network (PSN) which supports more ...

Telesat taking to UK skies with Lightspeed satellites

Communications regulator Ofcom has received an application from Canadian satellite communications company Telesat for an Earth Station Network Licence to deploy their Lightspeed satellite constellation over the UK.

According to Telesat, its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) ...

VM02 teams with Telford Council to create full fibre network

Telford and Wrekin Council has announced a partnership with Virgin Media O2 Business to develop a fibre network spanning 200 buildings across towns in the Shropshire region.

The partnership programme will see VMO2 deliver a multimillion-pound boost to connectivity ...

Ofcom appoints new spectrum lead

Communications regulator Ofcom has made a new appointment to manage what it described as “the lifeblood of the UK’s wireless industry”.

After former appointment Dan Lloyd was unable to take up the position as director of Ofcom’s Spectrum Group due to family reasons, ...

South Korea to create AI ‘disaster response platform’

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced plans to use artificial intelligence and big data to build a digital platform to support on-site response in so-called ‘disaster scenarios’.

SMG said it will initially seek to create the ‘Seoul 119 Big Data Centre’ to ...

Ofcom to open mmWave spectrum

Regulator Ofcom has announced plans to open the millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum to mobile technology and 5G services across the 26 GHz and 40 GHz spectrum bands.

According to Ofcom, the use of mmWave spectrum could deliver “significant benefits by enabling large ...

Government announces new ‘Open RAN principles’

The UK government has announced a new set of Open RAN (radio access network) guidelines which it claims will attract new telecoms suppliers to the 5G supply chain and ensure access to Open RAN across the UK.

The guidelines have been created to support the development ...

Bharti Airtel aims for 5G-connected ambulances

Indian telecoms giant Bharti Airtel has announced it has collaborated with Apollo Hospitals and Cisco to demonstrate the potential of 5G-connected ambulances to support patient care during transit to medical facilities.

The trio’s ‘5G Connected Ambulance’ ...

S5GC launches 5G healthcare challenge

The Scotland 5G Centre (S5GC) has announced it will provide access to a private 5G test bed for three startup companies as part of a new initiative it claims will use “advanced connectivity to transform and improve healthcare delivery”.

The ‘Shaping Digital Health & ...

Ofcom appoints new spectrum lead

Communications regulator Ofcom has hired former TPG Telecom group executive Dan Lloyd to manage what it described as “the lifeblood of the UK’s wireless industry”.

Lloyd will bring more than two decades experience from across 10 countries when he takes up his new ...

Ofcom launches consultation to boost mobile signals

Communications regulator Ofcom has announced the launch of a consultation on new regulations that it claims will support improved mobile reception in homes across the UK.

The proposed regulations will support the creation of a wider range of indoor mobile repeaters, ...

Leading UK MNOs credit calls to Ukraine & waive roaming charges

Major British telecoms companies have united to make it free for their networks' users to call Ukraine and cover the roaming charges of any customers in the country.

Vodafone UK was the first major mobile network operator (MNO) to announce the move as chief executive ...

MK Dons make 5G broadcast history

Government-backed consortium 5G VISTA has announced the successful trial of what it claims is the first-ever 5G broadcast of at a live sporting event in the UK.

Fans at Stadium MK for the EFL League One match between MK Dons and Ipswich Town earlier this month were ...

South Pacific gets Smart Islands upgrade

Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider ICTnexus has announced plans to deploy a LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) on the Cook Islands as part of its ‘Smart Islands’ project.

The network on the islands, which sit some 2,000 miles north of New Zealand in the ...

Sutton secures open access 5G deals

Network service providers Freshwave and Ontix have both announced open access mobile infrastructure agreements with Sutton Council.

Businesses in the South London Borough of Sutton are expected to see an improvement in the area’s 4G and 5G mobile coverage as a result ...

Government reveals plans to cut red tape from 5G rollout

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced a new £4m scheme which it claims will “help local authorities cut red tape” and support telecom operators to install more 4G and 5G kit.

The Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Accelerator ...

‘Smart Sunderland’ to deploy data platform & O-RAN architecture

Sunderland City Council has announced new deals with Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) provider Mavenir and Internet of Things platform Connexin as part of its ambitious goal to become “the UK’s most advanced smart city”.

Mavenir’s MAVedge solution that runs on a ...

Vodafone switches on first UK 5G O-RAN site

Mobile operator Vodafone has switched on what it claims is the first 5G Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) site at scale in Europe.

As part of the company’s plan to rollout O-RAN across 2.500 sites in rural parts of Wales and south west England by 2027, Vodafone has ...

Axione to begin £300m FTTP rollout in Fife

Newly launched fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) wholesaler Axione UK has applied for planning permission to begin its £300m full-fibre rollout in Scotland.

The UK subsidiary of French firm Axione Fibre has made an application to Fife Council for permission to install four ...

MK Dons kick off UK's largest driverless car trial

The UK’s largest trial of driverless cars on public roads has begun in Milton Keynes with a pilot period supported by football club MK Dons.

Remote driving car app developer Imperium Drive has teamed up with the football club and Milton Keynes Council to allow people ...

Half of UK has outdoor 5G coverage

More than half of the properties in the UK are located in an area with outdoor 5G coverage from at least one network operator according to the latest statistics from communications regulator Ofcom.

The first ever 5G coverage data compiled for Ofcom’s annual Connected ...

EE sets new 4G target for Shared Rural Network

BT-owned EE has announced plans to upgrade more than 2,000 mobile sites to 4G by June 2024 as part of the operator's commitment to the Shared Rural Network (SRN).

The government and four of the UK's leading mobile network operators - EE, O2 (now Virgin Media 02), ...

Government delivers £36m O-RAN funding

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced the 14 projects which will receive funding from the Future RAN Competition (FRANC).

The funding forms part of the government’s 5G Diversification Strategy which aims to “reduce over-reliance on a small ...

Council selects Cellnex for 5G private network

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has awarded Cellnex UK its first council contract to design and build a 5G private network.

The 10-year contract will see the neutral host giant build a dedicated mobile network, comprising a 5G core and radio access network, in ...

Ofcom sets 3G spectrum prices & aims to unlock Terahertz spectrum

UK communications regulator Ofcom has announced its new annual licence fees for the paired 2100 MHz spectrum band which covers 3G services.

This spectrum was originally auctioned in 2000 for a fixed licence term of 20 years, to deliver 3G services, and is currently ...
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