investment

UK Gov puffs out chest with £1bn AI deal

The UK government has announced the development of a £1 billion deal to put the nation at the ‘forefront’ of the artificial intelligence industry, which has been backed by 50 tech firms.

EU to back €2.1bn fund for European start-ups

The European Union has announced it will back a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme, known as VentureEU, to boost investment in start-up and scale-up companies across Europe.

UK outlines plan for 5G testbed dream on a budget

The UK Government’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has unveiled Urban Connected Communities Project which promises funding to the winning city to drive 5G technology research and deployment.

O2 says it can’t do 5G on its own

O2 UK has released some new research, but the underlying message seems to be about begging more help from local and central government, enterprise and industry to help with the rollout of 5G.

Operators plead with Europe to deregulate

The bosses of several of the biggest European operators have written to the EC to objects to proposed amendments to the Electronic Communications Code and ePrivacy Regulation.

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