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Over 1 million homes without fast broadband

According to a recent Ofcom study, over 1 million homes have been left without the fast broadband services expected of UK household providers.

In an Ofcom study during Q4 of 2016, the telcoms regulator identified 1.4m UK households are still without reliable internet connectivity! In modern life, fast broadband is no-longer a nicety, it’s essential for our digital lives to develop, such as video-calling friends etc.

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Redrow release annual socio economic report

REDROW MAKE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE ECONOMY AND COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE UK

Countrywide Telecoms are sharing in this weeks’ news Redrow Homes’ annual report of their socio-economic footprint. This is the second year they have produced this report, and the figures show that in 2016/17, Redrow has invested £1.1bn in creating communities.

Below are some of the highlights from their work this year:

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Countrywide clients on sustainability

Sustainability Benchmarks

What is benchmarking?

Benchmarking is the process by which companies compare their performance against a recognised external standard (“a benchmark”). In “benchmarking clubs”, like NextGeneration, companies can also compare their performance against their peers. Benchmarking is commonly used in all industries to enable companies to better understand their current performance, set improvement targets and share best practice for mutual advantage.

How is benchmarking decided?

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Countrywide Telecoms and the search for 5G

Countrywide Telecoms are a partner of the University of Surrey, the UK’s largest academic research centre dedicated to the development of mobile and wireless communications, in the search for next generation 5G coverage.

Explanation of 5G and what it means for a future facing economy

It’s the biggest advancement facing our mobile and wireless connectivity systems today. The ‘G’ stands for ‘generation’, and as 1G was the first generation of wireless phone technology in the early 1990s, 5G is the next generation of connectivity facing today’s world. It aims to offer a step-up in capacity and responsiveness to the needs of its users. As well as this, it aims to be the most efficient system as of yet, both in terms of cost and energy usage.

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Site Connect saving UK construction sites

How is Site Connect saving UK construction sites?

Our product, Site Connect, has taken the construction industry by storm. Launched just three years ago, the innovative nature of Site Connect has ensured its deployment across the country, with leading house-building clients such as CALA Homes, Barratt Homes, Linden Homes, Redrow Homes and many more reaping the benefits of super fast broadband and support. It’s a product that guarantees to connect your site, show home or sales suite to super quick broadband and phone-lines within ten days.

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Construction Industry Apprenticeships

Construction Industry Apprenticeships

 

Construction industry apprenticeships have been talked about more and more over the past few years as government budget shifts focus towards this form of work-education. Construction is a multi-billion pound industry that deals with developing the underlying structure of anything from a housing estate to the monumental Crossrail project. Over 8 per cent of the UK’s workforce is employed in construction (that’s nearly two million people).

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5G news – Budget reveals huge 5G investments

5G news: Phillip Hammond’s new Budget lays out plans for whopping investments in 5G technology

Great 5G news as the Autumn Budget is revealed to host plans for winning over the tech world with 20 billion being invested in the next 10 years in innovation. After the uncertainty of the UK leaving the European Union and criticism the government have received for their handling of this, it appears Hammond and the government plan on putting hefty sums of money into championingUK tech businesses.

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