BT and Associated British Ports (ABP) are trialling the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor technology to speed up the movement and processing of cargo goods and digitise the Port of Ipswich’s logistics and operations processes.
Vodafone has launched a commercial pilot of 5G Standalone service in London, Manchester and Cardiff, which will allow partners to test devices on the new infrastructure. 5G Standalone will act as a catalyst for the creation of a new wave of mobile applications not possible with existing networks.
Amazon has launched AWS Wavelength, an AWS infrastructure that enables enterprises and developers to build ultra-low latency applications that can be delivered via the Vodafone 5G network. Amazon says that by embedding AWS compute and storage services at the edge of 5G networks, “AWS Wavelength enables software developers to serve edge computing use cases like machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and video and game streaming.”
Vodafone has increased its investment in the South West, with two locations in Cornwall – Fistral Beach in Newquay and the community of St Keverne on The Lizard – among the first in the UK to benefit from new OpenRAN 4G technology.Vodafone says it has invested across the region to ensure its residents, businesses and visitors have access to the latest mobile technology and improved connectivity.
EE has extended its next day mobile device repair service to 17 stores in the West Midlands as it welcomes customers back to the English high street. The new service comes as research from EE found that 1 in 3 UK consumers cannot go more than a day without their phones.
Verizon is announcing its first foray into the European private 5G market with a deployment at the Port of Southampton, following a deal with the Associated British Ports (ABP).
O2 has joined a consortium, led by drone logistics operator Skyfarer, created to enhance the pathology network in the UK by potentially speeding up patient response and sample turnaround times and make drone delivery of blood for lifesaving transfusions a reality.
O2 is expanding its partnership with charity Hubbub, with the aim of donating 1,000 devices and 12 months of free connectivity to digitally excluded people across Bristol.
Engineers and IT experts from BT have played a vital role in helping the NHS deliver the biggest vaccination programme in its history, by bringing high-speed fibre and Wi-Fi connectivity to more than 110 vaccination centres across England and Wales.