Lord Adonis calls upon Ofcom and government to overhaul mobile and broadband

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) headed by Lord Adonis, is calling upon the government and Ofcom to do something to tackle UK’s poor mobile and broadband connectivity problem. Referring to Ofcom’s Friday report Lord Adonis had written a letter recently, pointing to the report saying that over a million households get poor broadband. The report […]

Community WiFi scheme of Superfast Essex project now open to all suppliers

The regional Superfast Essex project which runs the Community WiFi scheme, will make it available to all suppliers this month. Earlier the scheme was offered to only communities, to help them deploy a public wireless network, using local hubs like the community centre, or village halls. The scheme was launched last year and funded by […]

Openreach’s deal with Grosvenor to upgrade will help more parts of Mayfair and Belgravia

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland owns many properties in the West End including Belgravia and Mayfair. The company has announced a co-investment deal with Openreach, the telecoms infrastructure giant, with a plan to spend £2 million over 5 years to upgrade broadband on its properties across London, using a combination of FTTP and FTTC tech. Some […]

Cloud strategy of Aylesbury Vale council uses AI to reduce costs

The Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) has launched a new programme called Connected Knowledge for its working practices, a part of which involves installing artificial intelligence (AI) with the help of Digital Genius. AVDC began five years ago its cloud strategy, involving a transition to virtualised working. The ‘Human AI Customer Service Platform’ of Digital […]

Openreach and Northumberland join to launch £2.2m rural community broadband fund

The Northumberland County Council has been joined by Openreach to launch a new community fund to expand coverage to 95% of county premises, by the end of the year. The £2.2 million community fund would help give access to superfast broadband (24Mbps+) to a further 2,000 local premises. The new fund is inviting those communities […]

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