O2 UK, Cisco, and partners recommended a UK cyber test facility for connected and autonomous vehicles, complete with allocated spectrum and a core and fibre backbone.
Commission found to have been wrong to block O2 and Three merger, based on commitment to upholding four-player mobile markets in larger countries. While not yet final, the court’s decision may fire the starting pistol for a renewed wave of consolidation among telcos struggling to manage competition.
Qualcomm’s OEM certification programme expected to enable establishment of a new XR device category. European operators predict performance and sports content rights can be leveraged to create popular new applications that will showcase 5G’s worth.
Home‑working creating a permanent new need for stronger networks covering the UK’s homes, and potential for collaboration to deliver it. Industry cooperation seen as having played a key role in the robust management of changing demands on national infrastructure sparked by lockdown.
Virgin Media positioning itself as a BT backhaul alternative, but appeal may be curbed by O2 links.
While building a strong UK competitor is the headline motivation behind the plan to merge O2 UK and Virgin Media, for Telefónica the deal is a shining opportunity to get its Group finances in order. Structure of the JV suggests a key opening for Telefónica to bring its strong ...
Refusing to relinquish fixed-line or mobile leadership; not alarmed by O2-Virgin Media combination. Q4 and FY19–20 performance largely ignored (was on track). Cautiously positive on weathering COVID-19 crisis, but great uncertainty. Capex rising to fund uprated fibre ambition and Technology-led transformation — carts before horses? Yet more cost-cutting (or ...
UK enterprise customers able to deploy £1,700 solution for 100 readings per minute. Tie-up with Tomorrow Street partner Digital Barriers expands existing collaboration in the UK.