Public Procurement and Cloud Service Providers in Germany

Posted on 16th November 2018

This report examines the regulations, rules and procedures surrounding procurement, and more specifically cloud procurement, in Germany. We provide a snapshot of the laws, regulations, and guidance that may impact cloud uptake and outsourcing in public, financial, and healthcare sectors.

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HAPS: Connecting the Unconnected in Mexico

Posted on 14th November 2018

High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) can meet the growing demand for high-capacity broadband networks, particularly in underserved areas. In a country like Mexico, with a sharp rural-urban divide, areas of low population density, and difficult terrain, the technology can provide an answer to connectivity challenges. Accordingly, at the end of October, the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) organised a HAPS workshop in Mexico City to discuss the commercial, economic, and social potentials for this nascent technology.

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Tapping into the Connected Cars Market: What You Need to Know

Posted on 7th November 2018

Driving, still fundamentally similar to when the automobile was first popularised through the 1920s, has long been targeted for digital innovation. Connectivity technologies for cars have been gathering momentum since the 1990s, improving safety and efficiency. However, many services are still at an early stage of adoption. Reaching their full potential may come with vehicles becoming fully automated — but it will also need the auto industry, national and local governments, and tech companies to address the regulatory and technical challenges.

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Join Access Partnership at CIO100 East Africa in Kenya on 29 and 30 November 2018

Posted on 2nd November 2018

Access Partnership’s Director for Emerging ICT Markets Christopher Casarrubias will discuss the impact of AI in Africa and present our “AI for Africa” white paper, produced in partnership with Microsoft. Find out more and register here.

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Brexit Brief: Budget Offers Cash Prize for Brexit Deal

Posted on 1st November 2018

The last UK budget before Brexit could have been one timed for an election. It announced significant spending increases on public services and moving up tax cuts for millions.  Also promised was a £15 billion “deal dividend” if there is a Brexit deal.

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2018 Budget: Key Talking Points

Posted on 1st November 2018

On 29 October, Philip Hammond delivered his third budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer – and the last before the UK’s scheduled departure from the European Union. Here are the agenda items of his speech that got us talking at Access Partnership.

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CPO Magazine: The FTC: The Shadow Cyber Regulator That Will Determine the Future of Self-Driving Cars

Posted on 30th October 2018

Access Partnership’s Ryan Johnson and Halak Mehta offer an interesting and provocative take on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as a “shadow regulator” in a guest article for CPO Magazine. Read the full article here.

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