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Why the UK telco needs to be more instant magical travel than long quest to better service

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.

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20 July 2022
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You scream, I scream, we all scream, even UK GOV is screaming for Open RAN

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.

Guy Redmill
7 Jun 2022
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Perhaps we’ve all seen enough inspiring 5G videos now?

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?

Guy Redmill
26 May 2022
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BT’s patronising stance on Open RAN really does no one any credit

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:

Guy Redmill
6 Apr 2022
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Layer upon layer: why re-using existing infrastructure just makes so much fibre sense

For thousands of years, and probably from not long after the end of the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago, a major track connected the Celts in the far South with their cousins in the North. By the time of the Roman Conquest, the British were still using this route; recognising its utility, legionnaires soon paved it and called it Ermine Street, using it to connect their capital, Londinium, with their far-off bases in Lincoln (Lindum Colonia) and York (Eboracum). Later, the English called it the Old North Road; and our A1 largely follows the same route. That’s continuity in infrastructure for you.

Guy Redmill
10 Mar 2022
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Italy’s trying to go back to the future to get universal broadband. We don’t think it’ll work

One broadband operatore to rule them all? Rome’s attempt to build a national broadband service in a day. Reports on possible Italian state intervention raises less than comfortable memories of Blunders down Under and under-priced manifesto offers.

Guy Redmill
21 Feb 2022
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After a strong year, 5G can pop a few champagne corks. But why is FWA not being invited to the party?

We seem to be ending 2021 on a worrying note again, with a new variant and all sorts of uncertainty in the air. But as a sector--as businesses selling great comms tech and services, and as consumers of amazing ubiquitous connectivity--we’ve actually never had it so good.

Guy Redmill
21 Dec 2021
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6G: The Path to Standardisation. RMA’s Guy Redmill contributes to “Shaping Future 6G Networks” published by Wiley

With a publishing date of 9 December, Shaping Future 6G Networks: Needs, Impacts and Technologies is the latest must-read for everyone  interested in “the realistic capabilities of 6G technologies” as well as exploring the societal and technology drivers that are driving the next generation of wireless networks”.

Guy Redmill
24 Nov 2021
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Christmas Is Coming! How about a copy of “Shaping Future 6G Networks” which includes a chapter from RMA’s very own Guy Redmill

Wondering what to buy for Christmas for the telco geek in your life?  Look no further than a copy of Shaping Future 6G Networks: Needs, Impacts and Technologies which will be published in early December and can now be pre-ordered from Amazon or direct from Wiley.

Guy Redmill
15 Oct 2021
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The convergence of 5G SA deployments and private networks are set to finally unleash the IoT market

A new study by Yole Développement predicts the convergence of a perfect storm of conditions that will finally drive significant growth in IoT over the next two years.

Guy Redmill
11 Oct 2021
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Repurposing of what we already have installed around us makes both economic and Net Zero sense

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11 July 2024
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The advanced telco tech research quandary, Part 2: Do you want to be Steve Jobs… or just a tyre kicker?

In Part 1 of this discussion, we reviewed—deliberately sceptically—some of the congratulatory tone of the T...
28 May 2024