UK to open a 5G Open RAN lab in the Midlands
The UK government plans to create a cutting-edge telecoms lab in the Midlands, according to a report in ITPro. The aim of the project is to bolster the UK network strategy and create high-skilled jobs in the region.
The UK Telecommunications Lab is to be built in Solihull. Once it's operational,... Read more
UK delays deadline for telcos to remove Huawei from network cores
Britain delayed the deadline for removing Huawei equipment and services from critical network activities from January 2023 to December 2023. The government made the decision after consulting with telecom providers and operators.
The government stated that the goal of removing all Huawei equipmen... Read more
UK pauses its data reform bill to focus on replacing the GDPR
The UK government has confirmed that the recently introduced data reform bill is on hold. The pause allows regulators to reconsider the bill. The news comes after prime minister Liz Truss' budget announcement caused the pound to fall compared to the dollar.
The paused draft legislation contains ... Read more
Vodafone UK in merger talks with Hutchinson
A merger of the two companies would give them the largest network in the UK.
Vodafone is in talks with CK Hutchison about merging their businesses in Britain, according to a report in Reuters. The merger would create a market-leading mobile network that could accelerate the deployment of 5G serv... Read more
UK to boost Gigabit broadband by improving infrastructure access
As a part of the 'mini-budget', the UK government is all set to help telecom operators with the usage of utility poles on private property in an attempt to bring high-speed broadband internet connectivity up across the country.
The mini-budget was partly established to tackle the increasing cost... Read more
Foreign buyers are snatching up UK tech companies
Fast growing British tech companies have become attractive targets for acquisition by foreign concerns.
A wave of foreign buyers is coming after British technology companies, according to Bloomberg News. The trend threatens to deprive the UK market of the little exposure it still has to high-gro... Read more
Liz Truss announces new UK vs EU case ahead of Northern Ireland debate
Liz Truss – the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom – sets off formal ‘dispute’ proceedings with the EU over UK access to European Union science programs.
British foreign secretary Liz Truss, has sparked formal ‘dispute’ proceed... Read more
DSIRF is behind spyware targeting law firms and banks, Microsoft says
According to Microsoft, Austria-based firm DSIRF is the main perpetrator behind the spyware targeting law firms, banks and strategic institutions in at least three countries.
On July 27, Microsoft security researchers claimed that Austria-based DSIRF is behind a digital spyware program used to ... Read more
Heat wave takes down Google and Oracle data centers
A heatwave in Europe is causing outages in Google's and Oracle's UK data centers. The cooling systems were unable to cope with the steep rise in temperature, leading to service and network disruptions.
The United Kingdom recorded temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius on the 19th of June. The ... Read more
Xerox acquires Go Inspire to improve digital services business
Xerox has acquired Go Inspire to stretch its printing and document services business.
Xerox sells printing and (digital) document services across 160 countries worldwide. Go Inspire provides database marketing services in the United Kingdom, acting as a marketing production house.
The compan... Read more