• UK telecoms industry gives guarded welcome to Telecommunications Bill proposal

    Just when anyone would be forgiven for thinking the furore had ended regarding the need for telcos to remove the technology belonging to so called “at-risk” suppliers from their 5G infrastructures, think again, as new UK government legislation to further reinforce this degree opens up new wounds.

    The UK government’s Telecommunications (Security) Bill, to be introduced on 24 November, aims to give the government unprecedented new powers to, in its words, boost the security standards of the UK’s telecoms networks and remove the threat of high-risk suppliers, principally Huawei.

    It is also said to provide a basis to strengthen

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  • Vodafone teams with IoT.nxt to take enterprise IoT to new levels

    In a move aimed at removing barriers to internet of things (IoT) adoption for UK businesses, Vodafone UK is partnering with specialist IoT.nxt to launch a range of services that are claimed to offer customers every part of an IoT solution.

    As part of the services, Vodafone UK will provide IoT sensors and devices, create a data management platform – with the capability to integrate old and new devices in one system – and offer ongoing professional services. The aim is to ensure that IoT is accessible to all businesses, including those that do not have specialist capabilities in-house.


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  • NCSC issues retail security alert ahead of Black Friday sales

    The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued refreshed security guidance for online shoppers ahead of the incoming, annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday retail events.

    Black Friday, a holiday originally made up by US retailers to entice bargain-hungry shoppers to its malls over the late-November long Thanksgiving weekend, went global in the 2000s alongside the spread of the internet, and it is now also accompanied by the Cyber Monday sales event.

    Naturally, as with any high-profile event, cyber criminals will be waiting to cash in, anticipating that consumers will lower their guard during the rush to grab the

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  • Amazon Swedish language site will expand reach of local retailers

    Amazon’s Swedish language website has been blighted by translation problems, but what does it mean for businesses that want to use the channel?

    Late last month (28 October), the online retail giant launched its Swedish language store. After some embarrassing translation mistakes were pointed out, sellers have had time to reflect on the ecommerce giant’s entry into Sweden.

    Before the launch, people in Sweden could shop on Amazon via the UK or Germany, but had to pay high delivery charges and there is limited product availability.

    “We are pleased to open the doors for Amazon.se and offer Swedish consumers

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