• Ericsson upgrades 5G forecast as research finds mobile networks take added strain from Covid-19

    The 18th issue of the Ericsson Mobility Report has found that despite the unprecedented working environment and demands caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, which it says has affected everyone around the world directly or indirectly, mobile networks have coped with the increased and uneven demands around the world.

    The quantitative study looked at 11,500 consumers, equating to 1,000 across each of 11 countries (except for the US), representing 700 million users in 11 countries. The target group was smartphone users aged between 15 and 69.

    As people spent more time online at home, network traffic loads shifted geographically from

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  • NHS Digital seeks suppliers for Covid-19 testing service

    NHS Digital is looking for a supplier to handle the development and delivery of the Covid-19 testing service.

    Under a contract that is expected to last approximately two years, depending on what happens with the pandemic in the UK, the new partner will perform the digital aspects of the service, which, according to NHS Digital, needs to be hardened.

    The testing service was originally created for essential workers and went live in Alpha phase in April 2020 and was later expanded, opening to the general public on 18 May 2020.

    In its new phase, the service aims to support the

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  • IBM targets legacy modernisation with hybrid multicloud

    During his opening remarks at the IBM Think Digital conference in May, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna discussed why he thought the coronavirus pandemic would accelerate the transition to digitisation of business.

    “History will look back on this as the moment when the digital transformation of business and society suddenly accelerated,” he said. “This is an opportunity to develop new solutions, new ways of working and new partnerships that will benefit your company and your customers, not just today, but for years to come.”

    IBM used the event to showcase how Red Hat OpenShift could enable enterprises to autonomously manage workloads

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