• Ericsson scoops urban part of BT 5G communications network

    Four weeks after it announced how it was to comply with UK government instruction to replace Huawei technology from its communications infrastructure, BT has now selected Ericsson as the key partner for 5G deployment in the UK capitals and other major cities.

    When the deployment is completed, Ericsson will manage around half of BT’s total 5G traffic, building on BT’s selection of Ericsson for its 5G Core earlier in the year. BT’s EE mobile network will now make use of Ericsson 5G radio access network (RAN) connectivity, and Ericsson will modernise BT’s existing 2G and 4G RAN infrastructure to enhance

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  • ICO slams Experian over ‘invisible’ data processing

    Credit reference agency (CRA) Experian must make significant changes to how it handles people’s personal data within its direct marketing practice – or face sanctions under a new enforcement notice issued by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

    The order comes after a two-year probe into the data-processing practices used by Experian and its competitors, Equifax and TransUnion, which found significant data protection failings at each.

    During the investigation, the ICO found each agency was “trading, enriching and enhancing” people’s personal data without their knowledge to develop products that were then sold on to commercial organisations, political parties and

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  • Ikea on how Google Cloud has helped it cope with Covid-induced shifts in customer demand

    The pandemic has caused huge, persistent shifts in consumer behaviour, as government lockdowns across the globe have forced shops, schools, offices and entertainment venues to close, and left people largely confined to their own homes.

    As a result, people’s homes are now having to double up as workspaces, as well as places where they can comfortably spend their leisure time.

    Being able to rapidly respond to these trends is a challenge the technology team at Swedish home furnishing giant Ikea Retail found itself having to rise to at the start of the pandemic, as detailed by the firm’s chief digital

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