• 2B or not 2C? That is the question for 5G

    It would seem that since the summer of 2019, barely a week has gone by without the announcement of some new development related to 5G. Actually, this may be somewhat misleading – in fact, it would probably be barely a day.

    Let’s just take the UK. All the leading telcos now have a 5G play and are busy growing their 5G infrastructure, despite the general paucity of affordable 5G-compatible devices on offer in the country. In other countries, such as the US and Korea, this development been equally as rapid.

    But it’s worth noting that, to date, virtually all

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  • DevOps improve code quality, but security must happen sooner

    The annual GitLab survey of over 3,650 software professionals has reported that more than one-third (35%) are new to DevOps. Just under one-fifth of the software developers surveyed said they have been using DevOps for a year or less, and a further 20% said they have been practising it for over five years.

    According to GitLab, about 27% are in the so-called DevOps “sweet spot” of three to five years, which it said means they are comfortable and successful with the practice.

    Most developers said they use DevOps to improve code quality, followed by improved time to market, less manual

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  • Privacy advocates demand clarity over Covid-19 datastore

    Privacy campaigners are demanding more information from health secretary Matt Hancock about how the NHS Covid-19 datastore will be used, citing the involvement of private technology firms and a lack of government transparency as major concerns.

    In an open letter directly addressed to the health secretary, civil society organisations, privacy advocates and academic researchers urged Hancock to give the public more information about the datastore and take appropriate measures to reduce data-sharing risks and keep it under democratic control.

    “Emergencies require rapid responses, but these responses should also be appropriate, lawful and just,” said the letter. “It’s unlikely that

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