Innovative software makes energy monitoring a breeze
Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented the 2017 Spring Budget, with the announcement of an additional funding for 5G technology.
Hammond has announced investment of £270 million to launch the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Initial funding from this investment will support research and innovation in: developing artificial intelligence and robotics that will work in extreme environments, like offshore energy, nuclear energy and space; designing and manufacturing better batteries for new electric vehicles that will help improve our air quality; and improving medicine manufacturing technologies to speed up patient access to drugs.
As expected, Hammond also confirmed a new £16 million strategy to make the UK a world leader in 5G technology, as well as a £200 million funding pot for local projects to build fast and reliable full-fibre broadband networks.
By Graham Payne, CEO of Opencell, ensuring everyone indoors has network.
Your mobile phone rings at work, it’s an important call and you need to answer but when you pick up, the call drops. After a few failed call-back attempts, you realise you need to go outside to get a good connection. So off you go to return the call you can’t miss, in a way that wastes more of your time than necessary, out in the open (oh no!) it’s raining, and quite frankly you need to be getting on with that work left over from yesterday, and now the wind is making it hard to hear…