UK connectivity set for upgrades
Ultrafast full-fibre broadband is being rolled out to an additional 227 rural communities by the BT-owned Openreach network. Reports indicate that around 250,000 businesses and homes could benefit from the plans.
Openreach hopes to connect 15 million premises to full-fibre broadband by the middle of this decade. Sky and Virgin Media are also major players in broadband infrastructure.
Meanwhile, the Government is set to decide about whether Chinese-owned telecoms provider Huawei will have a role in the UK’s 5G network. MPs raised concerns yesterday that any decision to include Huawei could bring data privacy and security risks.
5G is expected to revolutionise connectivity across the UK, bringing both greater speed and reliability, as well as connecting seamlessly a substantive range of products and machinery.