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Great expectations that need to be managed

With the first commercial deployments of 5G starting to appear in South Korea and the US, we will finally be able to experience what this powerful next-generation mobile standard promises.

While a new report, “The Promise and Potential of 5G,” from business information provider IHS Markit says that 5G will help to set the stage for incredible change, it also warns that that there are varied and sometimes conflicting interpretations of what 5G is and what to expect ...

High-tech snooping creates fear and distrust

According to reports over the weekend, UK business owners are increasingly using artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor the behaviour of their staff minute-to-minute by harvesting data on emails, which files are being accessed and edited and what meetings are being held.

IP or no IP, that's the question

Earlier this month the European Patent Office (EPO) reported that UK companies filed over 5,700 patent applications in 2018, a rise of almost 8 per cent, while the number of European patents granted to British companies jumped 22 per cent reaching 3,800.

UK tech patent applications jump

In its latest annual report, the European Patent Office (EPO) has revealed that the tech sector continues to grow in Europe, with filings in the fields of digital communications and computer technology both up.

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