Broadcom’s plan to acquire VMware comes under scrutiny in the UK
British authorities suspect the $61 billion deal could limit competition.
The CMA explained their concerns in an announcement on Monday. "The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering whether the transaction may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within ... Read more
UK snubs European lawmakers in privacy regulation meetings
MEPs are furious at UK's 'dismissive' manner and believe London is prioritizing business over privacy.
Last week, a three-person delegation from the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee went to London to examine Britain’s plans to reform its data protection rulebook. The results o... Read more
The UK is scanning all internet-exposed devices in the country
The goal is to harden national security against vulnerability exploitation and weaponized bugs.
The United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is now scanning all internet-exposed devices hosted in the UK for vulnerabilities, the agency announced. The NCSC leads and oversees the coun... Read more
ICO issues warning to beware of ‘immature biometric technologies’
The UK authority claims that such technologies could discriminate against individuals.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a warning urging organisations to assess the public risks of emotion analysis technologies. The office says that organizations need to do a thorough ass... Read more
IBM chief: less red tape post-Brexit will spur London’s tech growth
The head of IBM's UK arm expects Britain to continue to be a major player in the global tech market.
A post-Brexit overhaul of red tape will boost the fortunes of London's tech industry, according to a report in The Telegraph. Reduced regulation will allow the city to beat international rivals d... Read more
UK takes steps to address datacenter power outage concerns
The UK government has reportedly taken steps to solve blackout challenges faced by datacenter operators during potential winter season power shortages. There are growing concerns about the scarce gas supply causing major blackouts.
Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that the emphasi... Read more
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
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