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VM02 connects UK's first 5G hospital

Virgin Media O2 Business has switched on the UK’s first 5G-connected hospital having announced it has built a private network at Bethlem Royal Hospital in south London.

VM02 has teamed up with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), NHS Digital, ...

Three joins 3G switch-off

Leading mobile network operator Three UK has announced plans to switch off its 3G mobile network services by the end of 2024.

Having launched in 2003, Three UK was the UK’s first 3G-only operator and will join fellow MNOs Vodafone and EE in setting the end of 2024 as ...

City of London hosts mobile connectivity pilot

Mobile infrastructure services provider Cornerstone has announced a partnership with Freshwave to deliver a mobile connectivity pilot which it claims will help “future-proof” the City of London Corporation’s small cell communication infrastructure.

Connectivity ...

BT trials new quantum radios

BT has announced it has begun trials of new quantum receiver technology that uses ‘excited atoms’ to boost the capabilities of 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) networks.

The receiver technology boasts significantly greater sensitivity than traditional radio equipment ...

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 ...

635 new 5G cities created

The annual State of 5G report has reported that 5G cities have come online at a rate of nearly two per day globally over the past year, with the addition of 635 new 5G cities in the past 12 months.

The latest data from Viavi Solutions revealed that the number of ...

Fyma fits AI across London’s Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London has partnered with artificial intelligence (AI) computer vision company Fyma to transform CCTV cameras across the 560 acre park into smart devices.

Following the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics, the park has been converted ...

Australian company deploys space-age comms

D2N has provided radio communications to Southern Launch, a ‘rocket launch service’ company based in Australia.

According to a statement, the rollout included a two-way radio network provided by Hytera, alongside Kiloview IP video encoders. Key requirements for the ...

Huawei updates broadband network offering

Huawei has launched several new 5G infrastructure solutions at Mobile World Congress 2022, taking place this week in Barcelona.

Products included third generation TDD M-MIMO, as well as FDD ultra-wideband multi-antenna solutions. The company also introduced new ...

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 ...

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 ...

Freshwave expands Workspace partnership and covers 22 Bishopsgate

Multi-operator mobile service provider Freshwave has announced new deals with flexible office specialist Workspace and 22 Bishopsgate owner AXA Investment Manager to expand network coverage across several London locations.

Freshwave said it will provide carrier-grade ...

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 ...

Nokia deploys Europe’s first AI railway safety solution

Nokia has teamed up with Schweizer Electronics to deploy what the duo claim is the first artificial intelligence (AI) railroad crossing safety solution in Europe.

The AI-based Nokia Scene Analytics solution being deployed by Swiss public transport operator Baselland ...

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 ...

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 ...

Amazon delivers first UK ‘healthcare tech accelerator’

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has teamed up with leading European government-focused technology company PUBLIC to launch its first UK healthcare tech accelerator programme.

The first UK-based cohort of 10 technology start-ups aiming to enter the healthcare sector will ...

Orange lands smart tracking IoT deal with Safran

Aircraft engine manufacturer Safran has chosen to employ Orange Business Services’ smart tracking Internet of Things (IoT) solution across two of its production sites.

According to Orange, the IoT solution uses wireless trackers to accurately pinpoint locations to ...

Slough & Salisbury among stronger signal locations for VM02

Virgin Media 02 (VMO2) has announced that it has now achieved 90% UK-wide coverage for its gigabit broadband capability having added a further 1.6 million locations across towns including Slough, Salisbury and Fife.

VM02, which became the UK’s largest telecoms ...

Mayor makes new guidelines for London’s use of smart city tech

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has published a new Emerging Technology Charter outlining guidelines for the trialling and deployment of new data-enabled smart city technology including face biometrics.

The mayor said he hoped the new charter would encourage local ...

Government funds ‘enhanced curbside connectivity’ trials

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced the launch of a £4m fund to encourage mobile companies to find more efficient ways to use publicly-owned buildings and curbside infrastructure such as CCTV poles to host 5G radio equipment.

As part of ...

Hanwha backs OneWeb with antennas & $330m funding

Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications specialist OneWeb has announced a major investment by South Korean global technology and manufacturing giant Hanwha.

As part of a new funding round, Hanwha made a $330m equity investment and pledged to provide OneWeb ...

AT&T to develop ‘5G Smart City’

US telecoms giant AT&T has teamed up with property developer JBG Smith to build a “5G Smart City at scale” in Virginia.

AT&T claims it will use 5G to make the National Landing district "a prototype for smart cities of the future" by incorporating self-driving ...

Nokia takes flight with ‘next-gen’ AirScale 5G portfolio

Nokia has announced the launch of its latest range of AirScale 5G products covering baseband, remote radio headsets and MIMO active antennas with digital beamforming.

Across the massive MIMO (multiple input and multiple output) antenna range, the new AirScale products ...

Former Fujitsu chair to lead Telecoms Advisory Council

The government has announced a major telecoms sector expert will chair its newly commissioned Telecoms Supply Chain Diversification Advisory Council.

Simon Bladgen, the former non-executive chair of Fujitsu UK, will head up the taskforce created to “provide advice on ...
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