BT accused of pushing competition out of the UK broadband market
A former national incumbent telco may be moving one step closer to a forced breakup.
BT Group has been accused by its competitors of threatening competition in the United Kingdom's broadband market, according to a report in Bloomberg News. Moreover, at least one of the company's smaller rivals i... Read more
London might lose its position as tech hub, start-ups warn
Founders fear the UK government's failure to continue fostering new tech ventures. London might lose its position as tech hub.
According to the Financial Times, leaders of UK tech start-ups are worried that "warm words" over the importance of tech from British chancellor Jeremy Hunt are not bac... Read more
UK court rules Lenovo must pay InterDigital €130 mln for licensing
London court rules that China-based Lenovo must pay to use US company's telecoms patents.
InterDigital this week announced that the UK’s High Court handed down its judgment in the company’s licensing dispute with Lenovo.
Delaware-based InterDigital is a mobile and video technology researc... Read more
Bechtle expands UK presence through acquisition of Tangible Benefit
German-based Bechtle buys a British VAR to further strengthen its UK portfolio.
This week Bechtle announced that it has acquired Tangible Benefit, a company which Bechtle describes as "a lucrative value-added reseller in the United Kingdom".
Founded in 1997, the London-based VAR "has an exce... Read more
WhatsApp refuses to comply with UK’s new Online Safety Bill
The Boris Johnson era bill is slowly making its way through Parliament, stirring protest along the way.
WhatsApp's chief executive says that the chat platform will not compromise their "end-to-end" encryption process, which may lead to the app being blocked in the UK, according to Silicon Angle.... Read more
UK unveils new data protection law to help businesses “save billions”
Britain's new data protection law attempts to relax some requirements but still comply with the EU's GDPR.
The UK Government is walking a tightrope with regards to privacy legislation. This week it introduced a new Data Protection and Digital Information Bill that it claims will save UK business... Read more
Eurostar forces customers to update passwords, then locks them out
An attempt to beef up security has left Eurostar passengers unable to access their accounts online.
Eurostar, the international high-speed rail operator, is emailing its users this week and forcing them to reset their account passwords in order to upgrade the carrier's security posture.
Howev... Read more
UK launches official investigation into Broadcom-VMware acquisition
The UK market regulator (CMA) launched an official investigation into the acquisition of VMware. Broadcom wants to buy the firm for $61 billion, but regulators fear the deal may thwart competitors.
The CMA first voiced concerns about the acquisition in November 2022. The regulator launched a pr... Read more
Royal Mail hit by LockBit ransomware attack
The cyberattack impacted the UK postal system's ability to send mail internationally.
The UK government has announced that the Royal Mail has suffered a ransomware attack by criminal group LockBit, according to a report by the BBC. The attack has disabled the Royal Mail's computer systems used t... Read more
Vantage Data Centers comes to London with €560 million investment
Vantage Data Centers announced its start on the London market with the development of a 48MW datacenter campus valued at £500 million (about €560 million).
The new campus will be situated on nearly five acres (two hectares) in the PowerGate neighborhood of North Acton in the northwest part of... Read more