David Brunnen

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5G mobile will depend on dense full fibre | Fibre Systems

Last week’s Westminster Forum in London devoted four hours to debate 5G mobile technology, its regulation and policy impacts. Assembled experts …


Who Keeps Britain’s Trains Running? Europe

LONDON — The privatization of public services “was one of the central means of reversing the corrosive and corrupting effects of socialism,” Margaret Thatcher wrote in her memoirs. “Just as nationalisation was at the heart of the collectivist programme by which Labour governments sought to remodel …


One Week Underground in Valencia

Living in a cave – one of many on the edge of Valencia that have been homes for hundreds of years – was not the obvious choice for a visitor to an …

In Stockholm, studies found that 67% of 2-year olds are online ... This is the new reality and we can’t stop it - @S_Ingvarsson. #FTTH18 https://t.co/gq1SbWetHY

UK still a no show on #FTTH Ranking, but has highest growth in fibre subscribers over past 12 months. “Watch out, the UK is coming”. Matthew Hare @gigaclear. “We’ll see,” responds @KarinAhl. 😂 https://t.co/5YU4PsZt17

Nice thoughtful piece in the Times today on Big Mind - and me as Jacob Rees Mogg's nightmare ... https://t.co/JfwaJsYQni

Mapping a Creative Nation

There is a big tension at the heart of the creative industries<p>On the one hand, their barriers to entry are very low. In theory, you just need a great …


5G Mobile dependence on dense Full Fibre – Groupe Intellex – Medium

<b>5G Mobile dependence on dense Full Fibre</b><p>Last week’s Westminster Forum in London devoted four hours to debate 5G Mobile technology, its regulation and …


Ever-expanding towns and cities, too often strapped for cash, are the battleground for clean growth

Caught in the crossfire between the forces of urbanisation and decarbonisation, cities are the clean-growth battlegrounds of the 21st century – where …

Smart Cities

No Valentine from Valencia – Groupe Intellex – Medium

<b>No Valentine from Valencia</b><p><i>UK once again fails to enter the Full Fibre league table</i><p>Over the last decade the headlines have been memorable but</i> …


FTTH Conference 2018 - Opening Clip


Why don’t we just... have an economy that helps the vulnerable?

On a winter’s day outside the charity Lifeshare in Manchester we were loading up a borrowed van with donations of old clothes, toiletries and food …

Public Administration

UK fibre operator Gigaclear wins FTTH Council Europe Award

• Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:49 PM<br>• 0 comments<p>The annual FTTH Conference 2018 is underway in Valencia and each year a number of awards are given by …

Net Neutrality

Glasgow City Council to get new fibre WAN

Contract with Commsworld within transformation programme will also provide for new IP telephony and contact centre<p>Business telecoms provider …

Smart Cities

Safe, happy and free: does Finland have all the answers?

In the first of our new series, The Upside, we look at how the country went from famine to topping nearly every global social ranking<p>Finland’s 10 great innovations<p>Western Europe’s last naturally caused famine ended 150 years ago this winter. In a poor and backward part of the Russian empire called …


A conversation with Helsinki Mayor Vapaavuori and James Anderson

The 15th episode of Follow the Data presents a conversation with Helsinki Mayor Jan Vapaavuori and James Anderson, who leads Government Innovation at …

Smart Cities

Aberdeen’s economic slowdown highlights the dangers of being a one-sector city

Sania Haider<p>Research Intern<p>View all blog posts<p>Finance & TaxBusiness & EnterpriseEmployment & Skills<p>Aberdeen has long been one of the UK’s most …

Economic Development

The Intelligent Community Forum Names the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2018

<b>(New York– 8 February 2018)</b> – The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) named the world’s Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2018 today. This is the think …

Smart Cities

From Response to Resilience: Working with Cities and City Plans to Address Urban Displacement

This paper argues for an improved humanitarian response to urban displacement crises by working directly with municipal authorities and through a …

Urban Design

unique pilot plant for fossil-free steel

SSAB’s, LKAB’s and Vattenfall’s pre-feasibility study is giving the green light for the fossil-free steel initiative, HYBRIT. For the first time in …


The value – and challenges – of taking a wider view of city economies

Paul Swinney<p>Head of Policy and Research<p>View all blog posts<p>Business & EnterpriseEmployment & Skills<p>This week’s launch of Cities Outlook is the …


This article by Matthew Parris in the Times needs to be retweeted and shared to the moon and back. It needs to be in front of every Paywall. Nail. Hammer. Head. Hit. #brexitShambles #ToryShambles https://t.co/IMT7IesBXD

Productivity — the UK wake-up call – Groupe Intellex – Medium

<b>Productivity — the UK wake-up call</b><p>Opinion is divided. Some simply don’t believe the stats. Some are horrified. Others scratch their heads. The …


City Talks: The impact of automation

Business & EnterpriseEmployment & Skills<p>This episode of City Talks was recorded at the launch of Cities Outlook 2018. To discuss the findings …


Productivity’s New President

<i>Institute for Management Services appoints new president to take fresh approach to UK’s productivity transformation</i><p>IMS – the very British Institute …

Local Economies

In 2011 Preston hit rock bottom. Then it took back control

The outlook was grim, until someone asked: why give money to multinationals in London when we can spend it locally?<p>The city of Preston in Lancashire dates back to Roman times. It is listed in the Domesday book as Prestune. It’s where inventor Richard Arkwright kickstarted the cotton trade. Yet ask …

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