Telecoms, tech and IoT marketing insights
In the first (but not best!) Star Wars movie, there’s a famous sequence when Ben Kenobi (as we still know him as at this point) plays a ‘Jedi mind trick’ on some guards to convince them, ‘These are not the droids you’re looking for.’
Last month, the Government PR-ed what it modestly dubbed “the latest government boost” for delivering “more innovative, secure and resilient telecoms networks” for the country.
Parallel Wireless is either terminal or scaled back to where it was pre-COVID ready for a second go. How to read the runes to see which analysis is correct? Either way, converting Open RAN aspirations to real deployments – at scale – needs all operator stakeholders to support innovation and diversification in the supply chain.
Does a new private 5G deployment for an NHS hospital in South London point to a whole new way for UK healthcare – and healthcare around the world - to better connect?
Recently, Ofcom told us that, given that the country’s 5.2 million SMEs in the UK constitute 99.9% of UK businesses, account for 60% of private sector employment, and 47% of business revenue, “High quality communications connectivity is essential to their ability to participate in and drive the digital economy.” No argument here.
A few weeks back, we scoffed at BT for being a little bit sniffy at the immediate commercial credibility of Open Radio Access Network (RAN). Well, we can’t claim sole credit, but at least one US company has broken cover and shown how limited that perception is.
Earlier this month, the UK Government announced some results of its 5GTT (5G Testbeds and Trials) Programme—which it says is its nationally coordinated programme of investment in all things Fifth Gen, which started two years ago with a claimed £200m of taxpayer support. Absolutely accepting that this is far from over, what should industry be making of what seems to have “succeeded” so far?
Apologies in advance to our many highly-valued international readers, but this post definitely needs a Union Jack running over it. We’ll start by telling you why, quoting the body that works on behalf of the Queen to protect our national cyber security: