Why women are key to solving the manufacturing skills shortage

A recent meeting between Make UK and the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee revealed the true extent of the manufacturing sector’s skills crisis. During discussions, Make UK revealed that skills shortages are costing the UK £7 billion in lost economic output as companies struggle to fill vacancies. There are currently around four vacancies for … Read more

Why connections are key to powering greater connectivity

Why connections are key to powering greater connectivity Henry Ford once famously said: “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” When you look at the challenges facing the UK telecoms supply chain, such a statement seems appropriate. The UK is on the road to a more connected infrastructure … Read more

Sshhh! Have you seen our coolest product yet?

Nobody likes too much noise. Of 117 local authorities across England in the period between February 2020-21, a total of 131,645 noise complaints were recorded: that’s 67 complaints for every 10,000 people.[1] While the vast majority of complaints were linked to residential issues, the total also includes other sources such as noise in the street, … Read more

How can we meet the UK’s 5G objectives?

The role of 5G in the UK’s digital infrastructure took centre stage during the recent Queen’s speech, her first State Opening of Parliament since the pandemic began. Discussing the Government’s objectives for the coming session, her Majesty spoke of her intent to transform connectivity by rail and bus [High Speed Rail (Crewe – Manchester) Bill] … Read more

How to power greater connectivity with fewer resources

There’s no doubt that the UK has become more connected than ever over recent years. The proliferation of smartphone devices and tablets, together with the increase in WiFi and 5G adoption triggered by more people working from home, has put new strain on digital infrastructure resources. Wireless subscribers are consuming more network resources than ever, … Read more

Keep your cool: going with the flow for communication cabinet integration

Ask any business owner what their aims and objectives are this year and in addition to the usual responses of ‘increase profit,’ ‘grow the team’ etc, they are likely to utter the words ‘sustainability’ or ‘climate change.’ It’s no surprise, since we are all beginning to experience the impacts of climate change. Our summers are … Read more

The role of telecoms amid the new normal

As Peter Drucker pointed out, “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence itself, but to act with yesterday’s logic.” The Coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown has transformed life as we know it. While several businesses closed their doors, few, such as telecoms, were considered vital and had to continue their work … Read more