Entries by jamesfernandes

BT Mobile joins the 5G fray

BT has become the latest mobile player to enter the race for 5G subscriptions, though it does beg the question how economically attractive it is to own two rival services. Launching in 20 cities and towns around the country, BT Plus and BT Business customers will be the first to be offered upgrades to the […]

Virgin Trains to increase number of body cameras worn by staff

Virgin Trains, the first UK train operator to equip all frontline teams with body worn cameras, are rolling out 250 more across the network. Station staff and on-board teams have another layer of protection with body worn cameras issued to a further 250 staff, bringing the total number of people with cameras to over 500. […]

EA sets 2030 net zero emissions aim

Meeting this goal, which is based on the internationally-recognised Science Based Target Initiative methodology, would see the Environment Agency go beyond what was set out in the Paris Climate Change Agreement. It will seek to meet the goal by reducing the emissions of its own activities and supply chain by 45%, with the remaining emissions […]

£49m contract awarded by Highways England

Atkins has been appointed by Highways England to deliver detailed design and associated consulting services for the asset improvement schemes planned for the east of England. The work, which is due to commence in January 2020, is worth an initial £49m. Under Highways England’s new asset delivery contract, Atkins will provide technical support during the […]

TfL sets out plans to help cut congestion

Transport for London (TfL) is proposing to expand its current Lane Rental Scheme and to introduce a new Roadworks Charter for utility companies to help cut congestion. Introduced in 2012, the Lane Rental scheme allows TfL to charge utility companies a daily fee for digging up the busiest sections of London’s roads at the busiest […]

Telefónica demos surgery with a bit of help from 5G

Some surgeries were performed in Spain with real-time assistance from Japan thanks to the low latency of 5G. This is still far from the remote surgery that has for so long been used as an illustration of the utopian potential of 5G, but is nonetheless a dramatic illustration of the kind of things it could […]

Car share scheme rolled out at Tring station

London Northwestern Railway have introduced an innovative car share scheme to save their passengers money while helping the environment. Passengers travelling to Tring station are being invited to use a new scheme of sharing their journey to the station. The pilot scheme will use a website – wmtrains.liftshare.com – to provide a platform for train […]

App cuts carbon emissions on Severn Trent contract

A smartphone and tablet app which allows supervisors to remotely collect real-time data has helped Amey cut CO2 emissions by 75 tonnes, according to the infrastructure firm. The Fieldviewer app was introduced as part of the firm’s contract with Severn Trent and allows workers to view photographs of multiple sites simultaneously, reducing travel that improves […]