A recent analysis of the latest data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), which was conducted by tax relief consultancy Catax, has revealed that business investment in the UK telecoms sector has held mostly steady, falling by only 0.6% in a year, as the Coronavirus crisis hit.
The British economy could get a boost of £158bn over the next 10 years by upgrading the country’s mobile infrastructure to 5G, claims a new report authored by WPI Economics and commissioned by Vodafone UK.
The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today joined forces with both the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in order to launch a new forum, which aims to help “ensure online services work well for people and businesses in the UK.”
US data centre giants Equinix and Digital Realty have seen their combined market value rise to more than $100bn since January.
Data centre development underlies almost every tech investment trend of the future: cloud adoption, machine learning, the internet of things (IoT) and robotics all generate exponential volumes of data that drives the need for data centre capacity. Global data centre traffic more than quadrupled between 2015 and 2020, according to the International Energy Agency. This juggernaut of demand for data storage and computing systems may mean the sector becomes one of the few to emerge unscathed post-Covid-19 as more economic activity shifts online.
Hannah Paterson, Principal Consultant at Step5, shares her views on working with, not against, UK Government frameworks to better support digital transformation