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Companies are being asked to share ideas on how 5G terrestrial and space technology could be used to support the UK’s logistics businesses.
The call for proposals is part of a joint effort by the UK Space Agency, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), with hopes of increasing connectivity and closing the digital divide for businesses in the sector.
Edge infrastructure is critical to secure the future of telecoms. This is an industry in flux. Revenues are flattening as consumers demand more data at a static cost.
At the same time, OTT players such as Facebook and Netflix have created innovative, consumer-friendly services using existing telecom infrastructure. Edge presents an opportunity for the telco industry to carve out a new role for itself; one that it is best placed to own.
Telcos are in a strong position to capitalise on the edge. Unlike the existing data centre giants, they boast an extensive real estate footprint ripe for conversion.
Boris Johnson approved the Chinese company having a limited stake in the UK’s 5G development in January. Chinese hi-tech company Huawei has defended its role in the development of 5G in the UK. The move comes after a Tory backbench attack on the company’s involvement in the roll-out of the advanced system in the UK.
The impact of COVID-19 is the latest reminder that healthcare must be as flexible as available tools will allow. From pop-up networks, mobile screenings, and mobile health vehicles to telemedicine and IoT, technology is pushing the boundaries of how and where healthcare is offered. Whether inside a clinic or far beyond, healthcare requires flexible, reliable, and secure connectivity. In many situations, LTE and 5G are the best solution.
The Digital Secretary has urged social media users to do their bit in tackling coronavirus-related “fake news” and backed a five-step plan to fight misinformation. Cabinet minister Oliver Dowden said the public must “remain absolutely vigilant to inaccurate stories” and has recommended online users adopt advice issued by the Centre for Countering Digital (CCDH), a non-profit group researching online hate, in the battle against those peddling falsehoods. Conspiracy theories being shared on social media networks include claims Covid-19 is a biological weapon released by China, while others pin the blame for the deadly virus’ inception on 5G technology masts, according to CCDH findings.