• O2 extends 5G network, hits 10,000 mark for LTE-M in UK

    UK mobile operator O2 has broadened the reach of both its 5G and LTE-M (Long Term Evolution, category M1) networks, claiming two major network milestones that will provide different but complementary services to benefit customers and help rebuild the UK in a time of unprecedented reliance on network connectivity.

    The O2 5G network was first switched on in the UK in October 2019 and the operator committed to offering 5G capability to 50 towns and cities by the summer of 2020. Its next-generation network is now live in 60 towns and cities in the UK, adding the likes of Aberdeen,

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  • Tech firms respond to Nordic government calls

    Nordic techs firms have responded to a call by governments for innovation to support efforts to re-boot their economies, by helping companies re-emerge and resume operations post Covid-19 lockdowns.

    Specifically, Nordic governments want tech developed that can enable enterprises to restore normal business activities, by merging improved virus screening with flexible digital solutions that facilitate managers and employees who need to work on-site or remotely from home. 

    Nordic companies operating in the artificial intelligence (AI) and digital domains have been quick out of the blocks, offering companies greater choice in running core parts of their operations remotely. Remote working technologies

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  • How Informa Markets cohered customer data as it absorbed UBM merger

    Data quality improvement programmes could be seen as icing on the data management cake. If your growing and profitable business has good enough data, why fuss?

    But Informa Markets is one business that found it needed to enhance its data quality efforts as it absorbed a major acquisition.

    Informa acquired UBM for £4bn in 2018. Among other things, for the Informa Markets business division this meant its data management architecture – which was complicated before – became even more complex.

    Louis Engelbrecht, vice-president of technology strategy and architecture at Informa Markets, explains how it created the division out of

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