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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 ...

‘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 ...

Bury Grammar buys in Motorola radios

SFL Radio has agreed a deal to supply Bury Grammar School in Greater Manchester with a new fleet of two-way radios.

The school which was originally established in 1570 has a campus comprising five main buildings and sports facilities across a forty-five acre estate ...

Glasgow University demonstrates 5G robotic arm teleoperation

A research group from the University of Glasgow has successfully demonstrated what it claims is the country’s first teleoperation of a robotic arm over 5G.

The group, led by Professor Muhammed Imran, claims that the teleoperation could support several sectors ...

Essex college creates first UK XR campus

USP College in Essex has announced plans to open what it claims is the UK’s first ‘extended reality campus’.

The XTEND Digital campus in Canvey will allow students from Unified Seevic Palmer's to “create and experience content in virtual and augmented reality”. Due ...


S5GC: SME engagement key to 5G success

The Scotland 5G Centre (S5GC) has formed a new strategy advisory group led by Skills Development Scotland’s Claire Gillespie.

Gillespie will head up a six-strong team tasked with supporting the Scottish government’s ambitions to make the country a key part of the ...

Nokia starts search for Bell Labs Prize innovators

Nokia has launched the Bell Labs Prize 2020, a competition for researchers to share innovative designs that can help solve key challenges facing humanity.

Finalists will be given access to Bell Labs resources – software, hardware, systems, platforms and a set of ...

Avoira to tackle skills shortage with university partnerships

Andrew Roberts, Avoira’s managing director, has opened discussions with two universities who have expressed interest in introducing industry specific courses or modules, with the goal of addressing the current skills shortage. He fears that the latter, if unchecked, will create ...

Scottish school rolls out light-based broadband solution

Kyle Academy in Ayr, Scotland has become the first school in the world to pilot LiFi technology in the classroom.

The project, which has been carried out to “enhance the learning environment,” is being conducted with the University of Edinburgh, and is being overseen ...

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. ...

UK AI industry to receive huge boost

The British government has launched a £1 billion collaboration between the public and private sectors to develop the country’s AI industry. The deal was announced this week by business secretary Greg Clark and digital secretary Matt Hancock.

According to the ...

Satellite comms tracking plastic drift

The University of Oldenburg is in Germany is using satellite communications technology to study the movement of floating plastic pollution in the North Sea.

The project - the purpose of which is to establish a clear picture of plastic drift patterns - is being carried ...


Primary school to use Mototrbo radios for safeguarding

Kingsley Community School, a primary school in Liverpool, has purchased 36 DP1400 Mototrbo two-way radios from SFL Mobile Radio to put its new safeguarding and emergency plans into place

The radios will be used across the school to co-ordinate staff and pupils during ...



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