In order to connect hundreds of millions of people living in rural villages across the country, India needs to lay over a million Km of additional fibre for its backbone networkWith its 1.2 billion subscribers, India's telecoms market is the second biggest in the world (China 1.32 billion). Despite the phenomenal economies of scale that telcos are able to leverage in the country, India remains one of the hardest markets for operators to turn a profit.
Full-fibre broadband should be fitted as standard in all new homes, the government has said.
The proposal comes as part of a new national telecoms strategy drawn up by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Under its targets, all of the UK will have full-fibre broadband coverage by 2033, replacing the copper wire network that currently delivers the service.It proposes legislation to encourage more private infrastructure investment.
Apple launches new clean energy fund in China
Apple announced a new first-of-its-kind investment fund in China to connect suppliers with renewable energy sources. As part of Apple’s commitment to address climate change and increase the use of renewable energy within its supply chain, 10 initial suppliers and Apple will jointly invest nearly $300 million over the next four years into the China Clean Energy Fund.
The Hidden Technologies at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
The Football Technology Innovation team is in the final preparations and functionality tests of the technologies that are set to be used throughout the tournament in Russia. The various tools that operate in the background will provide additional support to the referees and important additional information to the participating teams for their decision making process during the 64 matches thus helping to improve the performance on the pitch.
Cisco and UCL announce new AI Centre to open in autumn. Cisco today announced that it is partnering with UCL to open a new AI research centre, as part of its continuing investment in the UK with a commitment of £100m to help accelerate digital innovation for the nation. Cisco and UCL announce new AI Centre to open in autumn. Cisco today announced that it is partnering with UCL to open a new AI research centre, as part of its continuing investment in the UK with a commitment of £100m to help accelerate digital innovation for the nation. The support is aligned to the Government’s Industrial Strategy, and the investment in the UK will support partnership with industry, government and academia to help accelerate digital opportunity for the UK.