Eddie Copeland, head of the London Office of Technology and Innovation, reports on a recent call for ideas on what councils should demand in a technology procurement
As Downing Street nears a decision on the role Huawei will play in building Britain’s 5G network, the US has stepped up its lobbying campaign against the Chinese tech giant. At the centre of Washington’s campaign are concerns about the security of the company’s products, and its links to Beijing. But another consideration has remained largely absent from the public debate about the firm: its facilitation of human rights abuses.
The new UK Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill, which aims to make it significantly easier, quicker and cheaper for “gigabit-capable” broadband ISPs and telecoms firms to access big apartment blocks (MDU) where “rogue landlords” fail to respond, received broad support in yesterday’s 2nd reading.
The UK Department for Education is set to conduct trials of assistive technology products which are being developed for assisting pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.
Decisive political majorities, such as that just achieved by the Conservative Party, offer a once-in-a-generation opportunity to pause the tinkering around the edges that passes for so much of our public policy, and do something really decisive and good.
This year is set to be big for 5G, after operators got services off the ground in 2019.
So how will it play out in 2020? And what else should the market be looking out for? We ask the experts.
Trials for new innovative technology to aid disabled pupils in the classroom will take place across the country in the first programme of its kind in the world.
The government has today (Jan 22) announced the largest influx of funding for the police system in a decade.
The UK government’s plans to make “radical” improvements on mobile phone coverage across the country, especially in rural areas, appear to have hit choppy waters with the mobile operator community apparently in disagreement over how much they should invest in the project.
More than a decade has passed since off-premise services first came to market, and the accompanying ecosystem has matured to a point where many enterprises are now adopting a cloud-first strategy.