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Ts and Cs for a local gov tech tender

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

The issue ministers are avoiding when it comes to Huawei

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.

Bill to Spread Gigabit Broadband into Big Buildings Gets Support

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.

2020 Predictions: What lies ahead

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.