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Ofcom fines BT record £42m for failing to compensate rivals for late delivery of infrastructure

BT has been fined £42m by telecoms regulator Ofcom for a “serious breach” of the rules governing the provision of Ethernet services to other telecoms companies. It must also pay compensation estimated at £300m to rival operators. Ofcom found that BT’s Openreach arm, which is responsible for managing the copper and fibre cables and supporting infrastructure that provide telephone and ... Read More »

Nokia 8 to run eight-core Snapdragon 660 and come with IP68 certification, suggest leaks

Details about the long-awaited new Nokia 8 have been leaked online, suggesting that the device will be more of a mid-range device than the high-end smartphone that has been widely expected.  And the new Nokia 8 will be released at the same time as the Nokia 7.  This latest leak comes from NokiaPowerUser, which suggests that HMD Global, the company designing ... Read More »

Fred Olsen IT chief talks cloud, connectivity and security

DevOps Excellence Awards There are many different ways to move towards a DevOps culture, and these awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the best of every organisation, team, individual, product and tool. Date: 22 Mar 2017 London Read More »

Digital Strategy: Skills, security and connectivity at heart of government’s digital push

The government has unveiled its Digital Strategy with skills, connectivity and cyber security at the heart of its plans to ensure the UK can embrace the benefits of digital transformation. The plan was released by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and presented by culture secretary Karen Bradley in a speech at the offices of startup hub Entrepreneur ... Read More »

ITU: 5G base stations should offer 20Gbps downloads, 10Gbps uploads and support one million devices over one mile

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has published new technical specifications for 5G services, suggesting that the technology should drastically ratchet-up mobile communications performance – provided that the hardware vendors can deliver.  The draft document contains several eye-catching figures, including the requirement that 5G base stations should have the capacity to support up to one million device connections over a square ... Read More »

Ofcom identifies three bands for use in the UK’s 5G roll-out

Ofcom has identified three mobile bands that, it believes, can be used as the foundation for the UK’s 5G mobile technology roll-out.  In its Update on 5G Spectrum in UK, Ofcom suggests that a number of bands can be transferred from other services.  The first is the 700MHz band currently used for digital television services, and programme-making and special events. Ofcom ... Read More »

Mobile roaming charges in the EU to be abolished by June following pricing agreement with operators

Mobile phone roaming charges across the European Union will be abolished by 15 June, after wholesale pricing plans were agreed between the EU and mobile operators.  The deal sets out the costs operators can charge one another when customers use their networks when abroad. The cost of voice calls has been set at 3.2 cents a minute, SMS text messages will ... Read More »

Lack of investment in fibre broadband down to Ofcom’s mandate to get ‘cheap services’, says Gigaclear CEO

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‘Weakening security to advance security doesn’t make sense’

DevOps Excellence Awards There are many different ways to move towards a DevOps culture, and these awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the best of every organisation, team, individual, product and tool. Date: 22 Mar 2017 London Read More »

Ed Vaizey tells me superfast broadband is ‘on time and under budget’. I – and many UK citizens

DevOps Excellence Awards There are many different ways to move towards a DevOps culture, and these awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the best of every organisation, team, individual, product and tool. Date: 22 Mar 2017 London Read More »

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