• Nokia partners with A1 Austria to enable LTE, 5G campus networks

    Nokia has announced a services deal with A1 Austria to provide what it calls industrial-grade private wireless technology and services for all existing and new A1 Austria LTE and 5G enterprise campus network deployments.

    A1 Telekom Austria Group provides digital services and communications technology in Central and Eastern Europe with about 25 million customers, currently operating in seven countries – Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Belarus, Slovenia, the Republic of North Macedonia (A1) and the Republic of Serbia (Vip mobile).

    Under the deal, Nokia will provide operational support and care for all existing campus networks, ensuring adherence to service-level agreements and quality

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  • HMRC shuns Gov.uk Notify and seeks supplier to unify notifications

    HM Revenue and Customers (HMRC) is looking for a third-party supplier to unify text, voice and email notifications, rather than using the government’s own Gov.uk Notify service.

    The department is looking to spend up to £9.75m on a contract with a single supplier that will take on and evolve its notifications set-up, which currently involves 94 million SMS messages, eight million voice calls and 220 million emails issued every year.

    The existing multi-factor authentication, email and SMS campaigns and multi-device messaging set up is supported by multiple companies.

    According to HMRC, the new combined email and text service will be

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  • ICO sued over ‘failure’ to address ad industry practices

    The Open Rights Group (ORG) is to take the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to court over allegations that the regulator has failed to put an end to unlawful practices by the digital advertising technology (adtech) industry, which it says routinely breaches the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

    The action stems from the outcome of a previous complaint made by the group’s executive director, Jim Killock, and Michael Veale, a lecturer in digital rights and regulation at University College London (UCL) in September 2018, claiming systemic breaches of the GDPR by adtech operators, focusing on the role of the sector’s

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