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  • Adtran and CCS collaborate on millimetre wave for 5G

      Open networking systems supplier Adtran and 5G millimetre-wave (mmWave) backhaul and gigabit access specialist Cambridge Communications Solutions (CCS) are to collaborate on self-organising mmWave technology for backhaul and access capabilities in future 5G mobile networks By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You also…

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  • Digital twins: Revolutionising product businesses

      At its annual Minds+Machines conference in San Francisco last year, GE showcased how a digital twin could be used to optimise real-world industrial assets. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in…

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  • Health and Social Care Network connects first customer

      Crescendo Systems, a third-party supplier of digital dictation and clinical records management systems, has become the first organisation to officially gain access to the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN), NHS Digital’s long-awaited replacement for the N3 broadband service. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and…

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  • BT to cut charges for landline-only customers after Ofcom review

      The dwindling number of BT residential customers who still do not buy a broadband connection are to receive a 37% cut in their line rental fees, in a voluntary agreement between BT and Ofcom that comes in the wake of the regulator’s market review. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you…

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  • Gitex 2017: How can blockchain make you a happier person?

      Blockchain is one of the buzzwords of 2017, but it remains a technology that is still poorly understood by most people, who equate it – if they equate it with anything at all – with the financial services industry and little else. But this is now starting to change, and among some of the innovators trying to push adoption…

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  • University of Manchester launches city fitness application

      The University of Manchester’s Health eResearch Centre (HeRC) is launching a smart city fitness application designed to gamify the city’s streets and get people walking. The BeeActive: Manchester app – named in a nod to the city’s bee mascot – was created under the auspices of the two-year-old, government-backed Manchester CityVerve project, an internet of things (IoT)-centric smart city…

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  • Government cuts cost of network infrastructure roll-out

    The rents that communications services providers (CSPs) must pay landowners to install key communications infrastructure – such as mobile phone masts – on private land are to fall to be more in line with those paid by gas and water companies, after a series of tweaks to the UK’s 33-year-old Electronics Communications Code. The government wants to make it easier…

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  • HPE bets on hybrid IT to combat public cloud

      HPE plans to shift its business to support hybrid IT and technologies such as the Microsoft Azure Stack, which enables businesses to deploy cloud workload in their own datacentres. Speaking at a security analyst meeting in San Francisco, HPE CEO Meg Whitman said: “Going forward, we will accelerate profitable growth through a focus on higher-margin services and solutions. We…

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  • Mobile networks accused of overcharging loyal customers

      Customers of EE, Three and Vodafone who choose to stay on the same contract after the cost of their smartphone has been paid off are still being charged as if they still owed money, according to a report from consumer watchdog charity Citizens Advice. The problem occurs because most customers who take out pay-monthly plans do not buy the…

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  • Transport Research Lab to run £13m autonomous vehicle trials in London

      The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), alongside a consortium of partners, has been awarded a £13.4m tranche of the government’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) testbed funding to trial CAV technology on the streets of Greenwich, south London, and at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. The project will pool the resources DG Cities, Cisco, Costain, Cubic, Loughborough University,…

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