fbpx

Latest telecom publications


Chancellor to introduce gigabit-capable broadband to the UK

The investment confirms a pledge by the Conservatives at the election to bring full-fibre and gigabit-capable broadband to every home and business in Britain within five years. Andrew Glover, chair of the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA), said the £5 billion promised was “a welcome first step”, but added that the “increased funding alone will not allow the industry to get the job done”. “Broadband rollout is largely privately funded and in order to provide industry with a chance to meet the Government’s 2025 ambition, today’s announcements need to be backed up with further reform on wayleaves, new build legislation, action on street works and further investment into digital and engineering skills,” he said.


Police discouraged TalkTalk from going public with breach

The Met Police initially discouraged TalkTalk from going public with information on its data breach in 2015, the company’s former CEO has revealed. The telco’s huge data breach, which revealed 156,959 customers’ personal information and 15,656 banking details and led to a £400,000 fine, was “consciously” publicised by the company, according to Baroness Dido Harding, who… Read More


SoftBank gets machine learning help from Ericsson

Ericsson has created a machine learning based product to help SoftBank’s radio access network design in Japan. The product, which Ericsson sells as a service, improves radio access network design by grouping cells in clusters and taking data from these cells. Employing machine learning on these datasets, it looks at cell overlapping and carrier aggregation… Read More


Three UK signs SSE Enterprise for 5G development

Three, a mobile operator in the United Kingdom since 2003, has signed a contract with SSE Enterprise Telecoms to improve capacity on the company’s existing 4G network, and prepare for a future 5G rollout. SSE Enterprise will be responsible for creating fiber optic connections to Three’s core data centers, located throughout the United Kingdom. In… Read More


IoT: Reaching new levels of maturity

Affordable costs. Efficient business solutions. Considerable progress. John Bensalhia speaks to Del Alibocus, Head of IoT at O2 Telefónica, about Smart IoT’s coming of age in the 21st century From the lush green fields of the farm to the modern comforts of the smart home, the potential for using smart IoT today is massive. Whether used… Read More