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Redcar & Cleveland Council invests in two-way radios

Eemits Communications has agreed a new five-year contract to equip staff from Redcar and Cleveland Council with an upgraded range of two-way radios.

The council has committed to spending more than £123,000 to provide members of its recycling, waste and transport teams ...

COP26: AI key to cutting energy demand

A new report from Nokia and GSMA Intelligence released to coincide with the COP26 Summit has revealed that the telecoms industry sees artificial intelligence (AI) as key to cutting energy demand from rising internet traffic.

Research group GSMA surveyed 103 ...

Singapore remains top of Smart City Index

The third annual IMD-SUTD Smart City Index (SCI) has revealed Singapore as the top city in the world for investment in smart city technologies.

Over the past few years, the government of Singapore has implemented a strategy to transform its capital into a “city in a ...

Former Google director to take lead at DRCF

The Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF) has announced a major appointment with the recruitment of former Google, Channel 4 and BBC director Gill Whitehead as its new chief executive.

Whitehead joins the regulator from Google’s UK Management Group, where she ...

Cross-border 5G tech to connect cars across Europe

The Fifth Generation Cross-Border Control consortium (5GCroCo) has revealed a range of technologies it has developed to achieve seamless 5G connectivity when driving across continental Europe.

The 5GCroCo project, which launched in 2018 with €13m EU funding, has ...

Sunderland sets goal to be UK’s leading smart city

Sunderland City Council has teamed up with BAI Communications in a bid to achieve its ambitious goal to become “the UK’s most advanced smart city”.

BAI, which earlier this month announced a £1bn communications partnership with Transport for London, has said it will ...

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 ...

UK 5G download speeds accelerate in Q2

A new report has highlighted a “noticeable” increase in median download speeds and access to 5G networks across the UK following two years of “stagnant speeds”.

Ookla’s Q2 2021 Speedtest Intelligence report revealed that across the four leading mobile networks - EE, ...

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 ...

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 ...

SFL upgrades to 5G antennas with Made Smarter funding

Radio communications specialist SFL Mobile Radio has invested in two new pieces of technology for its Sure Antennas division after receiving government funding.

Made Smarter is a communications sector funding programme which the government claims was set up to “help ...

5G innovation hub for Dundee

The Scotland 5G Centre has announced Dundee as the location for its latest 5G innovation hub forming part of a £4m national network.

The Dundee hub will have a specialist focus on combating cyber crime as well as “supporting innovation and growth in the games, ...

Amazon’s Jogia joins Ofcom as CTO

Ofcom has announced a major appointment with the hiring of current Amazon general manager Sachin Jogia to become the regulator’s new chief technology officer (CTO).

Jogia will join Ofcom in October after nine years at Amazon. He is currently the GM for Alexa Smart ...

Ofcom proposes spectrum prices for Arqiva and Airwave

UK regulator Ofcom has announced its proposed licence fees for Arqiva and Airwave’s 412–414 MHz and 422–424 MHz paired spectrum.

Communications infrastructure and smart meter specialist Arqiva won the spectrum in a 2006 auction, with a 15-year initial no-fee licence ...

Councils use IoT sensors to tackle flooding

Two London borough councils have partnered with remote monitoring specialists Aquasition to trial the use of sensors which they claim will help prevent flooding.

Sutton and Kingston Councils are deploying the sensors, which use Internet of Things (IoT) technology to ...

Full-fibre reaches more than one in five homes

Just over 20 per cent - around six million - UK homes can now access full-fibre broadband, according to new figures published by Ofcom. The figure has risen 18 per cent since September of last year.

The report also revealed that there has been a significant increase ...


Telecoms companies create ‘EU Cloud Alliance’

Nokia, Ericsson and Telefonica have joined 23 other telecoms companies in creating what they call a “roadmap for cloud and edge technology solutions across Europe” by forming the EU Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud.

The European Commission said that it ...


Government commits to “wipe out mobile signal blindspots”

The government has announced proposals to “eliminate mobile signal blindspots in rural areas and on roads” by allowing mobile companies to build masts up to five metres taller.

Under the proposals, companies will be allowed to make new and existing masts taller and up ...

Welsh government developing 5G-led tech cluster in Ebbw Vale

The Welsh Government has announced the next phase of its £100m Tech Valleys programme which will see the development of a 5G ‘technology cluster’ in Ebbw Vale.

The new project within the Tech Valleys programme, entitled 5G Wales Unlocked, will see a technology ...



EE, Vodafone, Three and O2 commit to £1.4bn spectrum investment

The UK’s four leading mobile networks have committed to pay a combined £1.356bn in Ofcom’s latest broadband spectrum auction.

Communications regulator Ofcom released a total of 200 MHz of spectrum, in a move which will increase the total amount of spectrum available ...

EE, Vodafone, Three and O2 commence spectrum auction bids

Communications regulator Ofcom has begun the process of awarding 5G spectrum in the 3.6 to 3.8 GHz band through its latest spectrum auction.

The auction, which an Ofcom representative told Land Mobile “could take months” to complete in full, will increase the total ...
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