Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to develop prototype quantum devices, which could provide a breakthrough in the fields of sensing, imaging and information exchange.

72 per cent of counties suffering from poor broadband speeds

Broadband speeds in rural areas are up to three times slower than neighbouring cities, experiencing below the national average download speed.

Business rates providing better broadband boost

The Telecommunications Infrastructure Act 2018 will incentivise operators to invest in the broadband network.

Plans to create a ‘5G city’ hits trial stage

The government will create a ‘5G city’ in a multi million pound trial to pave the way for a future rollout of 5G across the UK.

Savings of £46 billion possible with digital business models

A leading think tank has argued that moving public sector and its suppliers to open book accounting and developing a ‘Lego block’ approach to services could save £46 billion per annum to the public purse.

High speed broadband step closer with USO design

High speed broadband connectivity for the entire UK is near following the laying of legislation setting the design of the broadband Universal Service Obligation.

Electronic referrals set to save NHS £50 million

NHS Digital says the NHS will save roughly £50 million when all first outpatients' referrals have to be made electronically from later this year.

Government launches new cyber security strategy

Dr Liam Fox is expected to launch the government’s new Cyber Security Export Strategy to strengthen defence capabilities in the UK.

Police spend £1.3 million on cyber crime training

UK police forces spent a total of £1,320,341 on cyber crime training courses in the last three years.

Less than half of councils provide good online waste service

Only 46 per cent of district councils are providing a good or very good service for people seeking information about garden waste services.

£336,000 cost savings for Wirral Council

Wirral Council has announced that it has saved £336,000 since it switched from Oracle support to Support Revolution three years ago.

Stoke-on-Trent Council launches gigabit broadband

Working with Swedish company VXFIBER, Stoke-on-Trent Council is to roll out a gigabit full fibre broadband infrastructure around the city.

£67 million voucher boost for a Full Fibre connectivity

The Nationwide GBVS will provide vouchers to help SMEs and residents with the costs of connecting to full fibre broadband.

First wave of broadband funding allocated

Philip Hammond has announced the 13 areas to benefit from the first wave of funding from the government’s £190 million Local Full Fibre Network.

Two councils to pilot UK innovation in smart city services

Essex County Council and Hertfordshire County Council are to work together to pilot new smart city services.

£25 million for 5G technology projects

DCMS has announced the winners of a £25 million competition to pave the way for a future rollout of 5G technology in the UK.