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African countries have world’s most expensive broadband

A survey of 196 countries has found many of the world’s poorest consumers are being forced to pay sky-high costs for fixed broadband services more ...

What CIOs can learn from investors when assessing fintech startups

IT leaders who are looking for innovative ideas but wary of using startups could turn to the investment community to see how they gauge which firms to back more ...

MPs press Theresa May to explain why alleged hacker Lauri Love is being extradited to US

MPs question the attorney general and prime minister about why alleged hacker Lauri Love is to be extradited to the US, when at least 13 other hackers have been tried for US hacking offences in the UK more ...

Dubai Health Authority completes final phase of Salama electronic medical records system roll-out

Dubai Health Authority completes medical records digitisation scheme, 21 months after the project was first unveiled more ...

Build IoT apps the easy way

CIOs may find themselves spoilt for choice when assessing digital platforms for IoT. We look at the options more ...

BT sets aside £20m for FTTP roll-out in Northern Ireland

Telco hopes to deliver full-fibre broadband services to 140,000 properties by March 2019 more ...

Budget 2017: TechUK demands datacentre energy reform to stop post-Brexit market slump

TechUK airs fears over long-term growth and prosperity of UK datacentre market post-Brexit, without urgent government help on rising energy costs more ...

The race is on to build a 5G business case, says BT CEO

Speaking at a Huawei mobile broadband event, BT CEO Gavin Patterson said telcos and mobile operators must overcome the challenge of building viable business cases for investment in 5G mobile networks – and quickly more ...

Manufacturers need to step up smart tech investments

Research suggests manufacturers could miss out on billions of pounds of extra revenue if they do not invest in the latest IT more ...

Ditch witch brings FTTP broadband to Highland hamlets

Openreach has been testing new network design techniques, and a brand new digger, as it rolls out full fibre broadband to some of the UK’s remotest communities more ...

FA kicks off digital services contract with Cognizant

The FA is working with Cognizant to improve digital engagement with players and fans more ...

SSE to build fibre broadband network in London’s sewers

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has signed an agreement with Thames Water to deploy fibre broadband cables throughout the utility’s sewage pipes more ...

The multi-cloud myth: Why workload portability is still a pipe dream

While IT providers are fond of suggesting moving workloads between clouds is as easy as dragging and dropping apps between environments, the reality can be far more complex more ...

GE Digital to transform Middle East industry using the power of the internet

Bill Ruh, CEO at GE Digital, outlines the company’s vision of the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) in the Middle East and how it plans to transform industry through the power of the Internet more ...

ISPs agree to Ofcom broadband compensation proposals

BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Zen Internet have agreed to introduce automatic compensation for consumers when their broadband service goes down more ...

ISPs can play unique role in cyber security, says BT CEO

Internet service providers are perfectly positioned to make a significant contribution to cyber security for everyone, BT’s Gavin Patterson believes more ...

Bangalore offers the best ecosystem for digital transformation, says Economist report

Bangalore ranked as the number one location for businesses looking to access the right ecosystem to support digital transformation more ...

Estonian e-resident population growth exceeds birth rate

The number of non-Estonian people who applied for e-residency of the Baltic state exceeds the birth rate so far for this year more ...

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority continues smart transformation and tests blockchain

Utility organisation is harnessing the latest technologies, including artificial intelligence and blockchain more ...

UK spies face landmark challenge over mass surveillance in human rights court

Ten human rights organisations challenge lawfulness of UK surveillance legislation and mass internet surveillance by UK intelligence agencies in Strasbourg court more ...

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