Welsh village with ultrafast broadband wins top European award

A rural Welsh village with some of the fastest internet speeds in the UK has received a prestigious European Broadband Award. The community of Michaelston-y-Fedw, which is situated between Cardiff and Newport, offers residents upload and download speeds of 1GBps. It’s a beneficiary of the Welsh Government’s broadband voucher schemes. Last month, the community was presented with the Innovative...

Techniquest joins global science initiative

Science discovery centre Techniquest has been chosen to take part in a global network aimed at boosting collaboration in STEM research. Managed by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History in America, the OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network network will work to establish and nurture robust science communities globally. Techniquest, an educational charity based in Cardiff...

New digital panel for public services in Wales

A new expert panel has been set up by the Welsh Government to advise on how technology can improve public services throughout the country Led by Digital Minister Julie James and Lee Walters AM, the government said it’s aimed at “helping improve the delivery of public services in Wales through better use of digital technologies”....

Cardiff software firm launches 2019 graduate scheme

Inspiretec, a software firm based in Cardiff, has opened applications for its 2019 graduate trainee scheme as part of continued scale-up plans. The company, which develops technology systems for the travel sector, is on the lookout for junior test analysts and junior software engineers to join its team of 140 staff members. It’s already hired...

Welsh businesses recognise the importance of digital transformation, says research

The majority of businesses in Wales recognise the benefits of digital transformation, according to new research from Vodafone. A recently published report from the telecoms giant found that 83 per cent of Welsh business leaders are confident in their ability to grow their business. However, 67 per cent of them believe that their organisation won’t...

Lord Mayor of London visits Welsh tech scene

Peter Estlin, the Lord Mayor of London, recently embarked on a trip to Wales to learn about the country’s growing technology scene and boost economic ties. Last week, he met with seasoned technology entrepreneurs Chris and Gaile Griffiths – founders of OpenGenius and Tec Marina – to gain an insight into the thriving Welsh tech sector....

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