5G milestone reached as ultra-high frequency spectrum made available

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5G is coming, and we're expecting high-speed data on par with that of fixed-line fiber connections. In order to achieve that ambitious goal it will take a different approach from what operators are used to, but it at least begins

US intelligence wants to monitor your behaviour in real-time

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A new initiative from the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence wants to analyse video feeds in real-time in order to spot behaviour which could be deemed as suspicious. The project is called Deep Intermodal Video Analytics (DIVA) and it will be a joint effort between academics, the...

By Ryan Daws, 09 June 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Government, Privacy, Security, Surveillance.

Opinion: It’s time to go the extra mile with rail Wi-Fi

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Recent announcements by Chiltern Railways and South West Rail demonstrate how Train Operating Companies (TOCs) are forging ahead with the full-scale rollout of Wi-Fi on-board for the benefit of passengers. This follows on the heels of the Government’s consultation about improving mobile communications on the rail network, of which we are still awaiting feedback.

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By Graham Cove, 04 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Consumers, Government, Industry, Infrastructure.

UK has a "poverty of ambition" when it comes to broadband, says IoD

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The UK government has set a national broadband speed target of 10Mbps by 2020, which it expects to exceed. Such a low figure is more than achievable, but a new report by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has called out the government for having a "poverty of ambition" when it comes to national broadband speed. 

By Ryan Daws, 01 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Connectivity, Consumers, Government, Industry, Infrastructure, Regulation.

Everyone hates the UK's proposed Investigatory Powers Bill

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First it was privacy activists, then a range of technology companies, and now even the defence industry is laying out reasons why the UK's proposed Investigatory Powers Bill is a terrible idea. 

In a submission to a parliamentary scrutiny committee overseeing the draft investigatory powers bill, a coalition formed of players from the British aerospace, defence, security...

By Ryan Daws, 08 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Government, Industry, Privacy, Security, Surveillance.