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Cityfibre completes £200m deal for TalkTalk’s fibre networks business 

TalkTalk has sold its fibre networks rollout business to Cityfibre for £200 million. The deal for Fibrenation was supposed to be completed last year, but was delayed following Labour’s announcement that it planned to nationalise parts of BT if it won the general election.


PM vows not to jeopardise UK security over Huawei 5G involvement

Boris Johnson said he would not risk Britain’s security when upgrading the nation’s 5G communications network – but said critics of Chinese technology firm Huawei must come up with an “alternative” provider. In an interview with the BBC on Tuesday, the Prime Minister said he did not want to “prejudice” the country’s ability to share intelligence with allies in the so-called Five Eyes arrangement – a collaboration between the UK, Australia, US, Canada and New Zealand – as a result of the improvements he had promised voters in his election manifesto.


Intelligence relationship with the US not under threat, claims MI5 chief

The head of MI5 has said he has no reason to think Britain’s intelligence-sharing relationship with the United States will be damaged if the Chinese tech giant Huawei is given access to the UK’s 5G network. The Government has come under intense pressure from the US administration not to allow Huawei a role in building 5G network amid fears that granting a Chinese firm access to the communications network could be a security risk.


Telecoms giant BT agree deal to buy firm behind 21st-century phone boxes

The company behind 21st-century phone boxes that offer free calls, wi-fi and phone charging has been bought out of administration. Telecoms giant BT agreed to buy InLink from administrators for an undisclosed fee and will run the nearly-500 units across 23 cities in the UK. InLink went bust in November after attempts by the company to build thousands of the kiosks were thwarted by planning laws and opposition from the police, describing them as “antisocial” hubs.


Qualcomm shifts gear with Car-to-Cloud platform

Over-the-air health checks coming to a cockpit near you Qualcomm lived up to its pledge to deliver the unexpected at CES 2020 with a series of automotive announcements, including an autonomous driving platform and cloud services platform on wheels. The American chipmaker’s new autonomous driving system, Snapdragon Ride, is an end-to-end solution for vehicles that… Read More


Cisco touts world’s first unified networking chip architecture

Cisco has entered the silicon routing space with the launch of what the company claims is the industry’s first universally adaptable networking chip architecture.

The networking giant said the new single-chip architecture, dubbed Silicon One, will handle data far better than processors currently found in networking and switching gear, as well as providing the versatility needed to support complex new technologies like 10G and adaptive cyber security.


Two-thirds of world’s population to have 5G coverage by 2025

Ericsson expects 5G to catch on far quicker than 4G Networking and telecommunications giant Ericsson has released the much-anticipated update to its longstanding Mobility Report, revealing its latest forecasts for 5G adoption and availability. Since Ericsson released the 2018 edition of the report, many of Europe’s main network operators have launched their 5G networks, including… Read More


EE increases 5G network to reach 14 new cities

EE has announced the expansion of its 5G network to 14 new towns and cities, including Liverpool, Glasgow and Huddersfield for the first time. The mobile operator said independent tests by network performance firm RootMetrics had also found its network now covered 60% of London. As part of the new expansion, EE said it had introduced 5G in Castlereagh, Guildford, Hamilton, Harlow, Hoddesdon, Kimberley, Lisburn, Maidstone, Sydenham, Watford and Wolverhampton.


AT&T outlines 5G security concerns in new report

AT&T has urged organisations to do more to address the cyber security threats posed by 5G and place more focus on security automation and virtualisation.

The American telecommunications giant made the warnings in its latest cyber security report, based on a survey conducted by 451 research that surveyed 704 cyber security professionals working in firms with more than 500 employees.


5G will not solve UK’s rural connectivity problems

The introduction of 5G networks will not solve the connectivity issues affecting many rural communities across the UK, new research has claimed.

uSwitch.com says its latest survey has found that many phone users are still struggling with 4G signal, and many have no current plans to upgrade to 5G because most of the launch sites are cities and urban areas.


Estonia curbs state use of Huawei 5G technology

Estonia is set to restrict the use of equipment and technology from Chinese telecom giant Huawei in its government sector.

Officials in the country, which is one of Europe’s most wired and technologically advanced nations, cited security concerns and recommendations by the US, a key Nato ally.


Defence Secretary says Huawei behaviour will determine 5G decision

A decision on whether or not to allow the use of Huawei telecoms equipment in parts of Britain’s new 5G networks is not just technical – but also about behaviour, the Defence Secretary has said.

Ben Wallace was speaking at the defence and security arms fair DSEI, when he revealed the Government would publish a decision soon, but stopped short of providing a date.



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