Small Cell Forum to Accelerate Densification with New Work Program Focused on Siting Policy, Enterprise Engagement and Technologies for the 5G Era

Requirement gathering events shine light on urgent need for densification and a unified platform London, UK – 11th October 2018 – Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization driving densification worldwide, has outlined its work program for 2018-19, following the conclusion of its European plenary. The wide-ranging brief covers every aspect of densification, including policy improvements for siting and spectrum, 5G-enabling technologies and the next iteration of its enterprise action plan. The program has been designed in consultation with industry partners and enterprise groups, and reflects the growing urgency to…

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Shortlist revealed for INCA Awards

Brightest names in innovative alternative networks to be honoured at London event London, UK, October 10, 2018: The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) has published the 16 companies that have been successfully shortlisted for its inaugural awards ceremony. The INCA Awards have been launched to celebrate the UK’s most innovative and inspirational alternative network providers (altnets) currently operating in the UK. Eight INCAs will be presented in total, with multiple entries received over seven categories during the last few weeks. “We were overwhelmed by the response we received to these…

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UK customers now contact brands nearly half a billion times every month, costing organisations £1.227 billion

Research finds consumers happy to adopt automated channels such as Alexa-style voice assistants, self-service and chatbots Reading, UK, 10 October 2018 – New research highlights the growing volume of consumer queries that UK brands now need to handle, and the increasing cost this imposes on companies. The average UK consumer now contacts organisations nine times per month, according to research undertaken as part of the 2018 Eptica Customer Experience Automation Study. Across the adult population this means brands need to respond to 463.5 million contacts every month, and the figure…

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Parking made painless as Passport launches in the UK

New parking platform aims to boost traffic management in UK cities as drivers rack up over £570m in fines each year London, U.K. (September 13, 2018) – Passport, the world’s leader in mobile payments for the transportation industry, has today announced an expanded investment into the UK and the opening of its London office. Through its work with private and public sector organisations, Passport plays a key role in solving transportation problems within communities. This includes mobile payments for parking, mobile ticketing for transit, mobile cashless tolling, digital permits and…

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COTTON USA reveals latest UK shopping trends

Man-made fibres are falling out of fashion, as more UK consumers choose natural materials 45% of Brits feel optimistic about their current financial situation, compared to 37% in 2014 UK consumers believe manufacturers, followed by brands and themselves, are to blame for non-environmentally friendly fashion 16 July 2018, London – New research released today by COTTON USA reveals the latest shopping habits of UK consumers – including where and how consumers buy products, their financial optimism, qualities that motivate purchase decisions, and material preferences. The findings, from COTTON USA’s Global…

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Axione becomes latest addition to INCA’s growing membership

The French-based company joins Sky, ADTRAN and Vodafone to become the 86th member of the altnet cooperative London, UK, June 7, 2018: Axione, a world leader in telecommunications infrastructure, has become the latest alternative network provider (altnet) to join the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) as it looks to expand into the UK market. Axione, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bouygues Group with an annual turnover in excess of €32 billion, is a wholesale access operator of Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) networks. Its portfolio of services includes the design, build and operation of…

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Registrations Opens for the 20th Annual Global MilSatCom Conference

SMi Group Reports: The 20th annual Global MilSatCom returns to London this November. SMi Group’s 20th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will return to London on 6th, 7th and 8th November and a Small Satellites and Disruptive Space Technology Focus Day on the 5th November. As Europe’s leading satellite military communications event for satellite professionals, Global MilSatCom’s reputation has been built on the high-level international speakers and decision makers it attracts, as well as the fantastic interactive opportunities offered during the conference sessions and networking receptions. 5 key reasons…

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Interoute increases UK network diversity with new 100G routes to Europe

Multiple 100G services provide high-speed connectivity from the UK Midlands to European locations, circumventing London. London, 9th May, 2018 – Interoute, the global cloud and network provider, has announced the launch of new 100G routes between the UK and Europe, enabling service providers and large enterprises to transport traffic from the UK Midlands to Europe without going through the London area. This new service offering will address the current key demands of network operators such as improved cyber resilience, increased efficiency, lower costs and greater speed of deployment; through improved…

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UK consumers demand better, more detailed answers from brands – or they’ll move to rivals

94% say personalised answers will make them more loyal – with 84% switching to competitors if responses disappoint, according to Eptica research Reading, 21 March 2018. Providing more detailed, personalised answers to consumer questions on their channel of choice is now key to winning and retaining customers – but brands in the UK are failing to meet rising expectations. 91% of consumers surveyed by Eptica say not answering their questions satisfactorily annoys them and makes them less loyal, with 75% complaining that customer service agents don’t have the information needed…

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Quortus joins Airspan, ARM, McLaren in AutoAir 5G automotive & transportation project

Selected as part of UK Government 5G Testbeds and Trials project Camberley, UK, 20 March 2018 – Quortus today announced its participation in AutoAir, an ambitious project designed to develop 5G cellular technology for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). Earlier this month, the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) announced that AutoAir, which is led by Airspan Networks and includes ARM, Blu Wireless and McLaren, has been selected as part of its 5G Testbeds and Trials project. The 5G technologies developed as part of AutoAir will…

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