TransUnion announced today it has agreed to purchase Callcredit Information Group, the second largest and fastest growing consumer credit bureau in the U.K., headquartered in Leeds.
Tech News from the UK
Vodafone today completed the first test of new 5G spectrum across an existing live network between Manchester and the company’s headquarters in Newbury, Berkshire. This is a major milestone in UK telecommunications, as it is the first time that the 3.4 Gigahertz (GHz) radio frequency allocated for 5G has been used in the UK.
The ZTE Axon M is coming to the UK, bringing its two 5.2-inch displays, one of which folds out from the rear of the device. The Axon M has been available in the US since November, but Vodafone UK has now confirmed that the device will be available in the UK "soon".
Mission critical software company Deep3, formerly Deep Sky Blue, announced today its change in name to reflect the increasing level of insight and expertise required by its national security customer base, including the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and MOD's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
Vodafone customers worldwide, who make up a large number of Heathrow’s 78 million passengers every year and the six million annual users of Heathrow Express, will be able to access 4G inside all terminals, trains and tunnels, as Vodafone makes major network improvements across the airport.
UK companies with over 250 employees are now legally required to publish data on the gender pay gap, to the Government Equalities Office (GEO), by 5 April, 2018. The gender pay gap is the difference in average hourly rates of pay that male and female employees receive.
The National Lottery is advising all 10.5million people with online accounts to change their passwords following a security breach that happened days before tonight's £14million Euromillions draw. Camelot, the lottery operator, said hackers had made attempts to access accounts and that limited information may have been viewed.
Experian has announced plans to acquire UK credit startup ClearScore for £275 million, plus an unspecified earnout based on future performance. ClearScore was founded in July 2015 and was the first company to provide totally free credit checks and scores to consumers in the UK.
As part of its drive to create a leading regional Airport as well as stimulate employment and economic growth, Bristol Airport,has turned to Vodafone UK to install the most reliable mobile network ever, including faster 4G speeds and more reliable voice coverage throughout the complex.
The sheer breadth and depth of the UK’s expertise and experience in the mobile industry will be on display at the GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland Pavilions at Mobile World Congress (MWC) and Four Years from Now (4YFN) 2018.
Acorn has announced its first smartphone, the Micro Phone C5- a feature packed, flagship Android handset, aimed to give UK consumers a smarter choice of mobile phone. To celebrate the 40th year of the historic Acorn brand, the relaunched UK company is revealing the Micro in tribute to its predecessor a.
Microft has opened a $20 million venue in London to help the UK remain the home of technology innovation in Europe. The Reactor, in Shoreditch, will be used to “nurture and develop start-up talent in the UK” by giving new businesses access to Microsoft partners, customers and products, UK Chief Executive Cindy Rose said.
Aberdeen is set to become a forerunner for digital transformation in Scotland with the announcement of a new Gigabit-capable full fibre broadband network under the Vodafone and CityFibre Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) programme. The Vodafone and CityFibre partnership will mean that Aberdeen becomes Scotland’s first city in which nearly every home and business will have access to gigabit-speed broadband.
Vodafone UK has achieved an industry first with the successful trial of a new 4G mini mobile mast in the small village of Porthcurno on the southern Cornish coast. The mini mast is now providing customers with 4G mobile data speeds of more than 200 megabits per second (Mbps)...
The Association For Driving Licence Verification (ADLV.co.uk ) is to work closely with the DVLA on the implementation of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) for the ADD service. By helping to explain the GDPR rules for its members’ fleet customers...
EE today announced it will offer HomePod, Apple's wireless speaker for the home that delivers an incredible music listening experience on Friday 9 February. Customers are able to order HomePod from today with delivery starting on Friday 9 February.
Amazon today announced plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Rugby and begin recruitment for 400 new permanent jobs. Amazon is increasing the size of its UK fulfilment centre network to meet increasing customer demand, expand selection and enable SMEs selling on Amazon Marketplace.