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Aberdeen to become Scotland’s first gigabit-speed fibre broadband city

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 successfully trials first UK 4G mini mobile mast

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)...

Apple HomePod now available to pre-order from EE

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.

Institute of Coding launches in UK to tackle digital skills gap

A new £40 million Institute of Coding that will teach people digital skills such as cybersecurity and artificial intelligence is to be set up in the UK. The venture will be launched by a consortium of more than 60 universities, industry experts and businesses, including Microsoft, in a bid to tackle the country’s digital skills gap.

Echo Spot Now Available in the UK

Amazon announced that Echo Spot, the newest addition to the Echo family, is now available in the UK. Echo Spot delivers everything you love about Alexa with a smaller design and the added convenience of a circular screen so that Alexa can show you things...

Galaxy S8 and S8+ Rose Pink launches in UK

With Valentines Day coming up next month, manufacturers appear to be launching "romantic" colours in time for that special day. Earlier this week LG announced a beautiful Raspberry Rose edition of the LG V30 and Samsung has today announced the launch of the Rose Pink version of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphone in the UK.