Daily Archives: 1, November 2023

Port of Tyne Launches 4G and 5G Private Network for Smart Port Innovations

(IN BRIEF) The Port of Tyne, one of the UK’s major ports, has introduced a 4G and 5G private network in collaboration with partners BT and Ericsson, marking the UK’s first site-wide deployment of 4G and standalone 5G connectivity for … Read the full press release

Ericsson Receives High Marks in Gartner’s 2023 Critical Capabilities Report for 5G Network Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson, a global leader in telecommunications technology, has achieved recognition in Gartner’s 2023 Critical Capabilities 5G Network Infrastructure for Communications Service Providers, 5G Core report. In a comprehensive analysis, Ericsson excelled in multiple use cases, securing the highest … Read the full press release

Metso Secures EUR 13 Million Orders for Anode Casting Shops from Copper Producers in Japan and China

(IN BRIEF) Metso has announced that it has received orders for three Outotec Anode Casting Shops from significant copper producers in Japan and China, with a total order value of EUR 13 million. These orders further strengthen Metso’s position as … Read the full press release

Aviva Data Reveals Spike in Fire-Related Claims During November Celebrations

(IN BRIEF) Aviva is warning the public to exercise caution during Bonfire Night celebrations after a significant increase in claims for fire-related damage in November. The insurer’s data shows a 300%i rise in claims compared to October of last year. … Read the full press release

Philips Foundation Sets Ambitious Goals to Enhance Maternal Healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa

(IN BRIEF) The Philips Foundation has made significant strides in improving maternal healthcare access in Sub-Saharan Africa, impacting 15 million people in 2022 alone. Through collaborations with strategic partners, they have focused on enhancing access to obstetric ultrasound services, promoting … Read the full press release

Ørsted Ceases Development of Ocean Wind 1 and 2 Projects, Proceeds with Revolution Wind Amid Impairments

(IN BRIEF) Danish renewable energy company Ørsted has made significant decisions regarding its US offshore wind portfolio. The company has chosen to discontinue the development of the Ocean Wind 1 and 2 projects due to supplier delays, changing assumptions, and … Read the full press release

M&S Reveals ‘Love Thismas (Not Thatmas)’ Christmas Campaign for 2023

(IN BRIEF) Marks & Spencer (M&S) has unveiled its 2023 Christmas Clothing & Home campaign, created in collaboration with the creative agency MOTHER and director Ally Pankiw. The campaign focuses on celebrating the authentic essence of Christmas, acknowledging the challenge … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca Teams Up with Cellectis to Accelerate Gene Therapy Development

(IN BRIEF) AstraZeneca has entered into a collaboration and investment agreement with biotech firm Cellectis to fast-track the development of cutting-edge therapeutics in areas such as oncology, immunology, and rare diseases. This partnership will leverage Cellectis’ gene editing technologies and … Read the full press release

SGS Enhances Leadership Team with New Director of Connectivity, North America

(IN BRIEF) Jay Suh has joined SGS as the Director of Connectivity, North America, where he will oversee the Connectivity business, focusing on service and location expansions. He will also develop the North America certification scheme globally. Based in Silicon … Read the full press release

Giles Sutcliffe Joins Savills as Director for Affordable Housing Valuations

(IN BRIEF) Savills has welcomed Giles Sutcliffe as Director to its Affordable Housing Consultancy team, where he will lead housing valuations for portfolios, new developments, land opportunities, and Section 106 planning agreements. With almost 30 years of experience in affordable … Read the full press release

Neste Announces Restructuring Plans to Boost Efficiency and Growth

(IN BRIEF) Neste, a renewable energy company, is undergoing organizational changes to enhance cost-efficiency and long-term competitiveness. It plans to merge renewable business units, resulting in 400 job cuts and EUR 50 million in annual savings, aiming for over MEUR … Read the full press release

Versalis Breaks Ground on Demo Plant for Innovative Hoop® Technology for Plastic Recycling

(IN BRIEF) Versalis, the chemical company of Eni, has commenced the construction of a demonstration plant in Mantua, Italy, to advance its proprietary Hoop® technology for the chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste. Collaborating with Italian engineering company S.R.S. and … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU Collaborate to Enhance Solid Waste Management in Kyrgyz Republic’s Capital

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) have supported the completion of a vital infrastructure project in Bishkek, the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic. The project involves the construction of a landfill … Read the full press release

EBRD Appoints Fatih Türkmenoğlu as Head of North Macedonia to Drive Investment and Green Transition

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has appointed Fatih Türkmenoğlu as the new Head of North Macedonia. He will assume his role on November 1 and will lead the EBRD’s Skopje resident office. Türkmenoğlu, a Turkish … Read the full press release

Georgia’s East-West Highway Section Opens with EU and EIB Support, Enhancing Regional Connectivity

(IN BRIEF) The Ubisa-Shorapani section of Georgia’s East-West Highway, a crucial part of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) and the Middle Corridor, was officially opened on October 28, 2023. This section is one of seven supported by the European Union … Read the full press release

Ericsson Strengthens Commitment to Open Standards with Leadership Role in O-RAN ALLIANCE Security Work Group

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson has announced that Scott Poretsky, its Director of Security for North America, has been elected to co-chair the O-RAN ALLIANCE’s Security Work Group (WG11). This appointment marks Ericsson’s third co-chair position within the O-RAN ALLIANCE, highlighting the … Read the full press release

DNB and Ericsson Launch Malaysia’s Largest 5G Experience Center to Showcase Technology’s Potential

(IN BRIEF) Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB), the organization responsible for accelerating the deployment of 5G networks in Malaysia, has officially launched the nation’s largest 5G experience center called ‘My5G Portal.’ Ericsson is a key partner in this initiative, helping to … Read the full press release

Unlocking AI’s Economic Potential: BT Group’s Call for Responsible AI Adoption

(IN BRIEF) In this article, BT Group addresses the importance of safely deploying artificial intelligence (AI) across various sectors and public services to improve daily life. While there is significant potential for AI to contribute to the UK economy, the … Read the full press release

BT Group’s Vision and Strategies for Ethical and Responsible AI Deployment

(IN BRIEF) BT Group emphasizes its commitment to using artificial intelligence (AI) in an ethical and values-led manner. The company aims to harness AI’s power to benefit customers and society while adhering to its purpose of “connecting for good.” Building … Read the full press release

BT’s Digital Voice Home Phone Service Expansion to Benefit Greater London Customers

(IN BRIEF) BT is planning to roll out its new home phone service, Digital Voice, in Greater London during November and December, following the regional rollout in other parts of the UK. Digital Voice replaces traditional landlines with services provided … Read the full press release

Global Listed Real Estate Sees Hope Amidst Challenges: Improving Economic Outlook and Bargain Valuations Offer Opportunities

(IN BRIEF) Global listed real estate has experienced a significant correction, with a 25% drop in EUR terms since the beginning of 2022, leading to property companies trading at a 20% discount to their net asset value (NAV). In Europe, … Read the full press release

Keolis Subsidiaries in France Show Strong Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

(IN BRIEF) In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Keolis subsidiaries in France have taken various initiatives to raise awareness and support the fight against breast cancer. Keolis Agen has adorned its vehicles with pink ribbons to remind passengers about … Read the full press release

Sir Lenny Henry Inspires Over a Thousand Artists to Set New Guinness World Record in Portrait Painting Event

(IN BRIEF) Sir Lenny Henry posed for over a thousand artists during a live portrait painting event, setting a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the most people painting online and in a single venue simultaneously. The event, hosted by … Read the full press release