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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) ...

£1bn Shared Rural Network plan to get 4G to 95% of UK by 2025

The government and the UK's mobile network operators – including EE, O2, Three and Vodafone – have set out a plan to achieve 95 per cent geographic 4G coverage in the UK by 2025.

Under this Shared Rural Network (SRN) proposal, the four operators will invest £530 ...


Cradlepoint in-vehicle LTE router solution wins ESN accreditation

Cradlepoint has announced that it is certified and fully authorised to deploy its NetCloud Service with the COR IBR1700-1200M mobile router across the forthcoming Emergency Services Network (ESN). The ESN, which will deliver a mission-critical mobile broadband service over EE’s ...

Radiocoms secures place on government procurement framework

Radiocoms Systems Ltd has been awarded a place on the new Crown Commercial Service Network Services 2 framework agreement (RM3808), after partaking in a vendor assessment in late 2018, to provide Lot 11: Radio services.

These are described as “A voice communication ...


Body-worn cameras to be mandatory for bailiffs

The Ministry of Justice has announced that the use of body-worn cameras will be made compulsory for bailiffs, in line with a recommendation made by the Justice Committee back in April.

The announcement, which does not relate to County Court bailiffs, follows a ...

Ofcom’s chief executive to step down

Ofcom announced yesterday (6 June) that its chief executive, Sharon White, will step down from her position around the turn of the year.

White (pictured) is leaving to become chairman of The John Lewis Partnership. She joined Ofcom in March 2015 from HM Treasury where ...

Bittium launches new secure smartphone

Earlier this week, Bittium launched its Bittium ToughMobile 2, which it describes as being “ultra secure”, due to a multi-layered security structure, based on hardened Android™ 9 Pie operating system, hardware solutions, and information security features and software integrated ...

City of Harrisburg and Telensa trial smart city technologies

Telensa, a supplier of smart street lighting and smart city data applications, is working with the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, to trial smart city technologies featuring smart sensors for traffic, air quality and waste monitoring.

The city deployed a ...




GeoSpock and Smart Cambridge form commercial smart city partnership

GeoSpock, an extreme-scale spatial big data company has formed an commercial alliance with the Greater Cambridge Partnership, which is the first public sector organisation to sign up to its G-Cloud initiative,

The Smart Cambridge team will use GeoSpock’s spatial big ...

Cambridge smart city roll-out

Smart street lighting specialist Telensa has announced the launch of the Urban Data Project, facilitated by a new Azure cloud platform developed by the company.

The solution – according to Telnsa – creates a “trust infrastructure for urban data, enabling cities to ...

UK company wins major IoT award

Technology firm Connexin has won the IoT Breakthrough award for smart city deployment of the year, for its work with the Newcastle Smart Road pilot.

According to the company, this year’s awards attracted more than 3,500 nominations from across the globe covering a ...

UK government awards digital identification contract

Facial recognition technology specialist iProov has announced that it will play a "key role" in a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office to provide smartphone-based digital identity verification.

According to the company, the new digital service will be provided ...

Dublin to receive bandwidth boost

Colt Technology Services is expanding its Colt IQ Network in Dublin.

The project will see an additional 150 kilometers of fibre laid across the city, with the intention of providing increased bandwidth optimised to 100 Gbps. Speaking of the rationale behind the move, ...

Mayor: London to become “global test-bed”

Eight London-based tech firms have received financial backing from Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, in relation to their work around social and environmental issues

The money - £15,000 to each company – was awarded as part of the Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge. It will ...

Visual impairment accessibility app launched in the US

US company RightHear has developed a smartphone solution to help make public buildings fully accessible to those with visual impairments and has launched it in the US.

The system uses Bluetooth beacons to provide users with real time voice cues via the use of an app. ...

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