Tech experts join JT board

A former Royal Navy commander and a director of the UK’s property groups have been appointed as non-executive directors of JT.

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Former BT CEO Patterson joins Solon Management Consulting as senior advisor

Solon Management Consulting has expanded its expertise in the TMT industry with the appointment of Gavin Patterson to its senior advisor network. The former CEO of BT and chairman at Salesforce Europe will be providing insights and advice to Solon clients and teams.

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Hands up who’s making money in 5G? And who’s not?

A WEEK IN IoT – 5G is starting strong, says Huawei. The company’s deputy chairman, Ken Hu, told its annual Mobile Broadband Forum (#MBBF) in Zurich, Switzerland last week that 5th Generation mobile communications “arrived faster than expected,” and that there are now 40 carriers in more than 20 countries supporting 136 different 5G-enabled devices.

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WaterGateway: The leakiness of the IoT is a scandal waiting to happen

The Internet of Things (IoT) has security shortcomings that would shock the world if they were exposed – and if the mainstream media understood them. That’s the startling conclusion that freelance technology writer, Nick Booth has come to.

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WBA releases Wi-Fi 6 guidelines to help operators, enterprises and cities with deployments

In preparation for the impending release of next-generation Wi-Fi technology later this year, the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has released a new white paper that provides deployment guidelines for a number of possible scenarios utilising Wi-Fi 6 technology.

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How to make sure IoT and 5G give manufacturing the full ‘smart bounce’

Have you noticed how everything is defined as ‘smart’ these days? Cars might be smart, I’ll grant you that, and the roads have the potential to be intelligent. But I draw the line at memory foam.

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Mobile operator core revenues to fall by $50bn over next 5 years, according to Juniper Research

A new study from Juniper Research has found that annual global operator-billed revenues from voice and data services are expected to fall by over $50 billion (€42.67 billion) over the next 5 years, from $837 billion (€714.31 billion) last year to $785 billion (€669.93 billion) by 2022.

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Altnet co-operative INCA backs UK chancellor’s full-fibre broadband ambitions – but says a more collaborative approach is needed

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) pledged its support to UK Chancellor Philip Hammond’s full-fibre broadband targets – and called on the Government and telecoms industry to ensure a collaborative approach.

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Automotive, smart manufacturing and energy expected to benefit first from 5G in the Internet of Things

Where will we see the first impact of 5G in the Internet of Things, and how will it change services? To find out, Jeremy Cowan talks to Stephan Gatien, general manager of the Telecommunications Business at SAP.

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Huawei announces a new procurement for the next five years of £3bn to the UK

Huawei Technologies has announced a major new commitment to the UK with a promise of procurement over the next five years of £3billion (€3.38 billion). On 1st February, Madam Sun Yafang, chairwoman of Huawei met with the UK prime minister Theresa May in Beijing, and reaffirmed the company’s long-term commitment to the UK.

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BT and Symantec partner to provide best-in-class endpoint security protection

BT, one of the providers of communications services and solutions, and Symantec, the cyber security company, announced the availability of new endpoint protection solution for BT’s business customers.

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Major cities and leading global operators partner to deliver seamless Wi-Fi roaming

As part of the ongoing celebrations to honor World Wi-Fi Day 2017, the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has announced that its City Wi-Fi Roaming project will run for a second year.

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The Internet of Things? You’ll find it in your car

Do you remember how simple cars used to be? A dashboard with analogue dials and gauges that measured basic functions such as fuel, temperature and speed? If something was amiss with the engine, the oil light came on so you took your car to the garage (or even fixed it yourself if you were a

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Semiconductor solutions provider MaxLinear joins HomeGrid Forum’s Board of Directors

HomeGrid Forum has announced that MaxLinear has joined AT&T, BT, CenturyLink, Marvell and Sigma Designs on the Board of Directors to help support the deployment of G.hn technology.

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How IoT and collaboration are transforming the mobile communications industry

Despite its name, Mobile World Congress is about so much more than mobile handsets. Now in its 31st year, MWC retains its title as the biggest event in the telecoms calendar, yet it has undergone an astounding transformation from mobile tradeshow to technology behemoth.

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Manchester’s smart city project that wants to be a blueprint for cities worldwide

CityVerve, is a UK government-funded smart city demonstrator based in Manchester. Here, Jeremy Cowan talks to Nick Chrissos, head of Innovation Technology, Cisco UKI — Cisco is one of the 21 organisations which are part of the CityVerve consortium — to get an overview of the CityVerve project

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