United Kingdom

Is your business phone system future ready? Hybrid working, employee flexibility and structural changes to the UK’s telephone network mean that it’s more crucial than ever for businesses to consider the suitability of their current phone system. The two futureproofed contenders are Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking. But how […]

Britain’s auto industry called on the country’s government on Wednesday to mandate targets for rolling out electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and create a new regulatory body to oversee the market conditions and enforce minimum standards. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said in a statement that the industry has come up with […]

It is expected that the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will reverse Facebook parent company Meta’s purchase of Giphy in the coming days, according to the Financial Times.  If that happens, it will mark the first time that the country’s competition regulator has unraveled a major tech acquisition. Meta (Facebook previously) announced in May […]

Elon Musk’s Starlink is on the lookout for ground station infrastructure and high-frequency spectrum to expand the capacity of its service in the UK and might be tapping Vodafone Group PLC for the role, media reports said earlier last week. “Regarding satellite spectrum, we can confirm we are in talks with multiple operators. We’re close […]

UK fibre network operator Freedom Fibre has appointed DZS, global provider of broadband connectivity, mobile, optical transport and SDN solutions, to support the roll-out of its full-fibre broadband network. The purpose is to build an all-new, high-performance fiber network for nationwide telecom innovator TalkTalk, which serves over 4 million customers across the country. Already underway, […]

UK improvements with deployment of full fibre broadband

The United Kingdom is making significant progress in the rollout of full fibre broadband. Despite the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the three broadband majors – BT, Virgin Media, and City Fibre have continued their full fibre deployment. However, residents’ ability to connect is still highly dependent on where they live, states Telecoms.com. The UK […]

UK develops COVID-19 tracking app to help ease lockdown

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, new applications have been developed all over the world, to help slow the course of coronavirus. The contact-tracing app is one way to achieve this goal. First trials are underway in several countries, including Britain. Council and healthcare workers in the Isle of Wight will be the first to try […]

UK national broadband infrastructure – what now and where next

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how reliant we are on the vital infrastructure of national broadband. In recent months, the internet has seen an increase of millions around the world who now need fixed broadband to work, learn and play from our homes. The UK government introduced ‘Delivering Gigabit Britain: Broadband for all, just before […]