• More chipmakers apply for US licence to sell to Huawei as sanctions kick in

    September 15th marked the implementation of the latest round of US sanctions against Huawei, stopping companies from supplying the vendor with any chips developed or produced using US technology.The sanctions have already hit Huawei hard. The loss of TSMC, the world’s largest semiconductor company…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Isotropic's Melissa Orlick Makes SSPI "20 Under 35" List

    Isotropic's Melissa Orlick Makes SSPI "20 Under 35" List
    Melissa selected as one of this year’s 20 Under 35 honorees expected to have a profound impact on the satellite industry LAKE GENEVA, WI, September 24, 2020 – Melissa Orlick, Director of Maritime Communications at Isotropic Networks, Inc. (Isotropic), has been selected by Space and Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) as one of this year’s “20 Under 35” cohort of outstanding young professionals and entrepreneurs in the space and satellite arena. These honore
  • WatchGuard Research Finds 12% Spike in Evasive Threats Despite Decrease in Overall Malware Volume

    WatchGuard Research Finds 12% Spike in Evasive Threats Despite Decrease in Overall Malware Volume
    New report underscores the importance of layered security as zero day malware variants, JavaScript malware attacks and Microsoft Excel-based threats rise 24 September 2020 – In its latest Internet Security Report, WatchGuard Technologies found that despite an 8% decrease in overall malware detections in Q2 2020, 70% of all attacks involved zero day malware - variants that circumvent antivirus signatures, which represents a 12% increase over the previous quarter. WatchGuard’s Internet
  • Trio of manufacturers join Ericsson and Digital Catapult to bring Industry 4.0 within reach

    When it comes to discussions around 5G, the term Industry 4.0 is never far away. Facilitated by next-generation connectivity, the next industrial revolution will make use of a plethora of new technologies, from AI, to automation, to the IoT, to augmented and virtual reality. A McKinsey white paper from 2018 estimated this fundamental change in the way industry operates at around $3.7 trillion by 2025, with ABI research expecting 4.3 billion wireless connections in smart manufacturing by 2030.In
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  • “The time has come for our industry”, say ISP execs (but remember to have a little fun too)

    Panelists were united about the telecoms industry’s sparkling future in this morning’s Connected Britain keynote session, which saw Nokia’s Marketing Director for Europe, Paul Adams, pose questions to the CEOs of Openreach, CityFibre and TalkTalk.Their message was clear: the world is changing, and connectivity is at its heart.“In this new reality, right now, digital infrastructure is more important than roads and railways…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Keeping the end-user in mind is key to digitalising the public sector

    With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, the world suddenly found digitalisation thrust upon it like never before. While there have been growing pains for many, overall this process has been a marked success. Part of the reason for this is that the pandemic has accelerated processes which were already in motion in the background of businesses natural evolution in this digital age. But the public sector is rarely at the cutting edge of this digital evolution &ndash…read more
  • How can telcos take the lead when it comes to innovation? Learning lessons from legacy giants

    “Connected Britain. The digital economy. Smart cities. Creating a digital infrastructure… All of this will require innovation from our largest enterprises,” said Ismail Amla, Chief Growth Officer at Capita, opening his presentation at Connected Britain 2020.Innovation is something very difficult to define, particularly in the telecoms space. Telcos and vendors are only too happy to pronounce their latest offerings as &lsquo…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • London’s grand Custom House set for hotel conversion

    London’s grand Custom House set for hotel conversion
    Plans to turn the historic Grade 1 listed Custom House building that sits next to the Thames and Tower of London into a hotel have been submitted to the City of London.Alongside the hotel conversion, the proposal will also include the transformation of the currently fenced off car park to the south into a public space — and hence the narrow occasionally flooded riverside walkway will be no more. Much better for walking, but a loss of an admittedly very inconvenient but oddly charming narro
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  • SCF Publishes 5G nFAPI 1.0 Specification to Speed and Simplify Open RAN Small Cell Deployments

    SCF Publishes 5G nFAPI 1.0 Specification to Speed and Simplify Open RAN Small Cell Deployments
    Forum contributors Reliance Jio, Radisys, Qualcomm Technologies, Picocom, Microchip and Airspan define specification to help operators deploy disaggregated 5G small cells London, UK 23rd September 2020 – Small Cell Forum (SCF) today published the first release of the 5G nFAPI 1.0 specification, a highly flexible next-generation network interface which leverages the widely adopted FAPI MAC/PHY API used in the vast majority of the world’s millions of deployed System-on-a-Chip (SoC) bas
  • Covid-19 forces Australia broadband upgrade as internet use surges

    Government-owned NBN’s A$4.5bn U-turn to fibre also a response to competitive threat from 5G
  • Tantra at the British Museum is more death than sex

    Tantra at the British Museum is more death than sex
    Tantra, that sex thing that people talk about, Indian isn’t it? And Sting, and 1960s flower power. And decapitations, death, skulls, covering yourself in human ashes.
    Wait, what?An exhibition about Tantra is bound to arouse a few sniggers, but unsurprisingly for a museum, this is a rather more intellectual investigation into the heart of this often misunderstood philosophy.
    It’s also one with a very dark chapter in British imperialism.
    Emerging around 500AD, Tantra in various guises
  • Is COVID-19 the tipping point in the smart city revolution?

    The concept a smart city, is nothing new. Indeed, early projects have been taking place all over the world for some time now. However, one thing we see routinely around the world is that scaling up these projects efficiently is a major challenge. Why is that?According to Dale Parkinson, Sales Director for Wholesale at Virgin Media, developing a smart city relies on the interplay between four key elements &ndash…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Ericsson reiterates 5G's impact on the digital divide in the UK at this year’s Connected Britain

    With uncertainty surrounding potential ‘high risk vendors’, 5G's journey in the UK was on shaky ground at the start of 2020. But, even as that uncertainty subsided, a new challenge dawned on the horizon: the coronavirus. Despite the many setbacks caused by the global crisis, UK 5G deployment has continued at an impressive pace, leaving the UK in an enviable international position when it comes to the new technology. The UK is ranked sixth globally when it comes to 5G…rea
  • Connecting Britain by 2025? Aligning stakeholders is imperative

    At this year’s Connected Britain, ADTRAN’s CTO of the EMEA and APAC regions, Ronan Kelly, spoke about what he called solving the ‘gigabit conundrum’ in the UK. For Kelly, significant process in delivering gigabit connectivity across the country will rely heavily upon on three key factors: government drive, consumer appetite, and the capability of available technology. 2025 is a crucial deadline for the UK government when it comes to connectivity. It is the date at w
  • Walking competition to win moquette picnic sets

    Walking competition to win moquette picnic sets
    A walking challenge to visit a set of points on a map could win you a Routemaster moquette picnic set from the London Transport Museum. It’s a collaboration between TfL and British Orienteering to create a series of map-based challenges across London.The challenge is to visit 12 numbered points marked on a map with a circle and match them to their corresponding photo. Participants can find them in any order and completing the task correctly is an exercise of skill rather than speed, testin
  • Lori Adds Four Phone Protection Plans to Westwood Insurance Agency Product Portfolio

    Lori Adds Four Phone Protection Plans to Westwood Insurance Agency Product Portfolio
    Mobile device protection plans can be purchased at any time and use AI technology to provide better pricing to customers 22nd September 2020— Lorica, a subsidiary of HYLA Mobile and a leading provider of innovative mobile device protection plans, today announces that Westwood Insurance Agency has added Lori® Device Protection to the portfolio of insurance products offered to its customers. Lori expands on the mobile device protection offerings currently available on the market. Most sm
  • The Botanical City – A guide to the plants in the city

    The Botanical City – A guide to the plants in the city
    A beautifully illustrated book from the Hoxton Mini Press reveals the hidden secrets of plants and flowers growing on your doorstep.Produced in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, they’ve chosen to use 18th-century artworks to illustrate the book rather than photos, which gives this modern book a timeless quality that’s quite delightful.
    The book goes into urban weeds and wildflowers, their healing powers and poisons, the ancient wisdom and folklore, and practical idea
  • Mulcahy Smith Chooses Zylpha For Pay As You Go Electronic Document Bundling

    Mulcahy Smith Chooses Zylpha For Pay As You Go Electronic Document Bundling
    Mulcahy Smith has chosen Zylpha (www.zylpha.com) for the production of Electronic Document Bundles. The software, which delivers compliant easy to use bundles on a cost-effective Pay As You Go basis, has transformed the practice’s ability to prepare, maintain and distribute compliant online documents and files securely. Since 1935, Mulcahy Smith has helped thousands of people around Gateshead to navigate their legal issues. The practice currently offers a broad range of services including:
  • Emtelle Celebrates B4RN Supply Milestone

    Emtelle Celebrates B4RN Supply Milestone
    Five million metres of premium Emtelle ducting solutions have been deployed by B4RN Hawick, Scotland, 22 September 2020 - Broadband for the Rural North Ltd (B4RN), a professionally designed fibre optic network run by a dedicated local team of landowners and volunteers, and Emtelle, the global manufacturer of pre-connectorised, blown fibre cabling and ducted network solutions, have celebrated the installation of five million metres of Emtelle premium ducting solutions to connect thousands of rura
  • New Hash Calling Feature for eSIM Reduces International Call Costs by up to 80% in Some Countries

    New Hash Calling Feature for eSIM Reduces International Call Costs by up to 80% in Some Countries
    LONDON, September 22, 2020 – UK based online eSIM store and mobile network virtual operator, eSIM.net, announced the introduction of Hash Calling to their flagship Pay As You Go eSIM today. This new method of making voice calls using eSIM aims to reduce the costs of international calls and ultimately help mobile users save even more money without compromising on connectivity. The debut of the Hash Calling feature means users who are already benefiting from...Source: RealWire
  • Hunter Water signs 3-year subscription to monitor Grahamstown Dam using Rezatec’s Geospatial AI Dam Monitoring product

    Hunter Water signs 3-year subscription to monitor Grahamstown Dam using Rezatec’s Geospatial AI Dam Monitoring product
    Rezatec, in association with its partner Detection Services, will provide ground-breaking geospatial analytics to monitor structural and environmental change at Hunter Water’s Grahamstown Dam, Australia until 2023. Following a successful initial deployment, which proved correlation of Rezatec’s analytical insights with previous events and subsequent works, Hunter Water has now moved forward with a 3-year subscription to monitor Grahamstown Dam. Hunter Water’s Dams Safety Engine
  • HUBER+SUHNER and Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik publish an industry first extensive guide to determine most advantageous RF connector plating

    HUBER+SUHNER and Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik publish an industry first extensive guide to determine most advantageous RF connector plating
    White paper follows extensive performance testing – carried out with Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik – on five plating types under a 720 hrs salt spray corrosion test As leading suppliers of radio frequency (RF) and optical connectivity components for telecommunications, space and defence and test and measurement applications, HUBER+SUHNER and Rosenberger worked closely together to create this white paper. The findings of ground-breaking research into RF plating which discovers the m
  • Setback for West London Orbital railway plans

    Setback for West London Orbital railway plans
    Plans to modify the under-construction Brent Cross West station to include a connection for the suggested West London Orbital (WLO) railway have suffered a set-back after TfL said that it cannot commit funding at the moment.
    A new station, serving Thameslink trains is currently under construction on industrial land between Brent Cross and Cricklewood to support a large housing development in the area.
    There are also unrelated plans being considered to convert a freight railway line that runs fro
  • The latest news from the world of media, entertainment and streaming

    The world of media has never been more exciting and dynamic. Join us live, online, wherever you are on the 10-11 November 2020 for M.E.S. - Media Re…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Iliad goes for it all with $4.3bn bid for Poland’s Play

    Yesterday, French operator Iliad has announced plans to acquire the entirety of Polish mobile operator Play in a deal worth a reported €3.5 billion (around $4.3 billion). If this deal does go forward…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Confusion over 10% AGR payment deadlines for Indian telcos

    At the start of the month, India’s Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea breathed a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court relented, allowing them a decade to pay off their AGR dues, which total billions of dollars. But…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Arm founder wants govt to block sale to NVIDIA

    The sale of Arm Holdings, one of the UK’s flagship tech companies, to US giant NVIDIA for the enormous sum of around $40 billion is becoming increasingly controversial. The sale, confirmed by Japanese conglomerate SoftBank yesterday, is not only a deal of astonishing magnitude, but could have ramifications for the UK’s international standing on the technology ladder…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Almost half of UK consumers unsure whether 5G technology poses a health risk

    Overall, 14% of UK consumers believe that there are health risks associated with 5G, rising to 18% of 25-34s and 16% of those aged 16-24. Just 43% of UK consumers are confident that 5G does not pose health risks.  Deloitte’s research, carried out in May 2020 and surveying the digital attitudes of 4,150 respondents between the ages of 16 and 75, found that consumers in the UK are slightly less wary of the health risks of 5G in comparison to those in other European markets.&n
  • Iliad/telecoms M&A: Trojan lore

    Investors want more than just consolidation and cost-cutting
  • Tate Britain’s Turner exhibition to feature the £20 bank note

    Tate Britain’s Turner exhibition to feature the £20 bank note
    The painting that started appearing on £20 banknotes earlier this year will be one of the highlights of a new Turner exhibition, tickets for which are now on sale.
    Tate Britain’s exhibition aims to show how JMW Turner found new ways to capture the momentous events of his day, from technology’s impact on the natural world to the effects of modernisation on society.
    Turner lived through the later industrial revolution, observing and painting the transition from sail to steam and

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