Cardiff set to become one of the UK’s first 5G cities

Cardiff will become one of the UK’s first cities to get access to 5G connectivity, it has been confirmed. Last week, EE announced it’s switching on 5G in sixteen British cities next year.  Along with the Welsh capital, they include locations like London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester. The telecoms giant is currently building 5G...

£180,000 investment for drone services firm

A commercial drones company based in Caerphilly has received £180,000 of investment from the Development Bank of Wales. The bank has provided match funding to a syndicate of five business angels investing in Drone Evolution, which is looking to expand its offering. Andrew Diplock, former managing director of UES Energy, is leading this round. He...

Welsh tech firm picks up three awards on same night

Welsh tech firm Vizolution recently enjoyed an evening of triple celebration after picking up two awards in London and one in Glasgow on Nov 15th. The Swansea-based company, which develops customer experience technology, received the Highly Commended award in the ‘Best Use of Technology – Non-Lenders’ category at the Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards in London for...

Cardiff tech firm develops solution for generation rent

University Cribs, a Cardiff-based property rental platform, is rebranding to accommodate the student, graduate and young professional market. The start-up has taken the strategic move to rebrand as Resooma.com in a bid to become the accommodation booking platform for 18-30-year-olds looking for short to medium-term housing. Reesoma comes from “residence” and “room”, capturing the firm’s mission...

£15 million supercomputing programme for Wales unveiled

A £15 million programme to establish Wales as a world leader in supercomputing and big data technologies has been unveiled. Supercomputing Wales, led by Cardiff University in partnership with Aberystwyth University, Bangor University and Swansea University, will deliver data analytics to researchers and industrial partners across the nation. The project is being funded by £9 million...

Newport software firm raises £3 million

Newport-based software firm W2 has raised £3 million in a Series A round led by Mercia Technologies and the Development Bank of Wales. This builds on a year of rapid growth for the company, with it acquiring new clients, expanding its team and growing momentum in markets such as emerging payments, betting and gaming. W2 plans...

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