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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.

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10 March 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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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11 Oct 2021
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Our sector’s customer service image is changing for the better. But we still have a long, long way to go

In early September, a prominent British computer journalist called Stuart Lauchlan published what some might call a rant but others a heartfelt piece born out of years and years of frustration with Openreach headlined, ‘Broadband Britain can be done, but it needs to stop being so damn difficult to achieve’.

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30 Sep 2021
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Germany’s first fibre optic-connected streetlamp shines a light on 5G urban connectivity

Utilising urban micro-infrastructure, namely street furniture, will have a significant impact in realising the 5G vision in densely populated urban environments. Telefónica Deutschland / O2’s fibre optic-connected streetlight offers an insight into that future.

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9 Sep 2021
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Let’s clear up 5G noise pollution—or our opponents will have another reason to scare the public

What’s the frequency, Kenneth? The wrong one, it seems.

The world is on fire, and we can’t pretend it isn’t any more. There’s no need for too much of the ‘Doomwatch,’ but for three days in August, 7 billion tonnes of rain fell on the peak of Greenland—not just the largest amount since records began, but the first time we know of that rain, not snow, fell on the country’s highest peak. 

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2 Sep 2021
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Is British local government quietly building a kind of Field of Internet Gigabit ‘Dreams’?

Once upon a time, a pretty sentimental movie called Field of Dreams gave the Millennial generation something of a catchphrase: “Build it, and he will come” (it gets mis-phrased now as “they will come”, as tends to happen to so many catchphrases).

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10 Aug 2021
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