NHS set to lose out on £1bn of savings each year if 5G rollout slows

Research commissioned by Vodafone has found that the NHS will lose out on £1 billion of savings every year if 5G is not rolled out quickly across the UK.

Local councils also stand to miss out on significant savings, with 5G-enabled technologies having the potential to reduce social care spending by 5%. On top of the £40 million 5G Innovation Regions funding currently available to councils, this would help plug the existing gap in social care funding.

The findings,...

Wind River Studio enables latest Vodafone Open RAN deployment milestone

Wind River, a specialist in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems, has revealed that Wind River Studio is being used by Vodafone for its Open RAN deployment across Wales and South West England.

With this latest deployment, Vodafone is replacing traditional, legacy technology and installing Open RAN equipment for 2,500 sites.

Paul Miller, CTO, Wind River, said: “Vodafone has been a leader in Open RAN from the start. With this new milestone, Wind...

Vodafone opens UK’s first edge innovation lab at Manchester’s MediaCity

Vodafone has opened an Edge Innovation Lab in MediaCity, Salford, in what is a first of its kind in the UK. The lab will support the development of Manchester and the surrounding region into a Northern digital powerhouse.

The Edge Innovation Lab at HOST, the Home of Skills & Technology, will offer the opportunity for companies, academics, software developers and public sector organisations to see and test the possibilities of the next generation in network technology –...

Vodafone taps Cardinality.io and Google Cloud to boost Europe’s 5G

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Vodafone has partnered with data analytics firm Cardinality.io and Google Cloud to build a pan-European network performance platform that will improve connectivity for customers.

The platform is being implemented across eleven European countries with the goal of transforming the way Vodafone builds and manages its network over the next five years.

Called Vodafone Unified Performance Management (UPM), the platform combines Google Cloud's smart analytics portfolio and...

Net4 provides 5G edge compute solution for retailers

IoT solutions provider Net4 has made an end-to-end retail solution available that leverages Inseego 5G, Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), and video analytics to improve store security, stock management and other business operations.

Demonstrated in a recent 5G pilot program with Vodafone Business, the solution taps Inseego’s fixed wireless 5G Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) to provide high-speed, low-latency connectivity between live streaming video cameras and the Vodafone...

Vodafone launches Europe’s first multi-access edge computing services

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Vodafone has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to launch multi-access edge compute (MEC) services delivered with AWS Wavelength for Vodafone business customers in the UK.

The launch follows Vodafone trials with companies in a range of areas, including sports technology, autonomous transport, biometric security, remote virtual reality, and factory automation. Vodafone is the only telecoms operator able to offer business customers the combination of 5G and MEC services in the...

Vodafone will begin its European MEC rollout in the UK

Vodafone Business has announced a new service which combines the company’s 5G network with the ultrafast response times of distributed Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) technology.

The company is set to open its first MEC and 5G commercial centre in London in spring 2021. The low latency zone will extend to Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, Bristol, and Cardiff, as well as many towns home to tech firms along the M4 motorway corridor and parts of Wales and...