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Surgeon used 5G network to operate remotely on animal

Surgeon used 5G network to operate remotely on animal

Technology
A doctor in China has become the first to perform remote control surgery over a super-fast 5G network. The surgeon, who manipulated two robotic arms, was 30 miles from an operating theatre in Fujian province.During the procedure, he removed a laboratory animal's liver, the South China Morning Post reported.The 5G system, which is said to be at least 10 times as fast as current networks, and perhaps even up to a hundred times, has a lag time of only 0.1 seconds.That meant the delay between the surgeon's movements, and the robot in the theatre, was short enough to avoid potentially dangerous mistakes.In future, it is hoped such technology will enable surgeons to work remotely in war zones and disaster areas.It will also allow specialists from large hospitals to assist more ju...
O2 4G network restored after data outage

O2 4G network restored after data outage

Technology
O2 has said its 4G network has been restored after a massive data outage which affected millions of people. "Our technical teams will continue to monitor service performance closely over the next few days to ensure we remain stable," a spokesman said."A review will be carried out with Ericsson to understand fully what happened."We'd like to thank our customers for their patience during the loss of service on Thursday 6 December and we're sorry for any impact the issue may have caused."O2, which has more than 25 million UK customers, saw disruption to its network begin at around 5am on Thursday and last for most of the day.The firm said 3G was fully restored by 9:30pm on Thursday, with 4G services back up at 3.30am on Friday. ...
BAE launches cyber security intelligence network

BAE launches cyber security intelligence network

Technology
BAE Systems has launched a new industry forum and lobbying group called The Intelligence Network to address increases in cyber attacks. In April, the UK's National Cyber Security Centre and NCA warned that criminals were launching more online attacks against British businesses than ever before.Attempts to tackle this by the biggest companies have included sharing intelligence on the attackers' methods, but this has been blighted by insufficient data-sharing occurring on an ad-hoc basis.Speaking in London on Monday, James Hatch, the director of cyber services for BAE Applied Intelligence, acknowledged that collaboration between companies wasn't working well enough.In a new report by BAE, with contributions from Vodafone, think-tank RUSI, startup accelerator CyLon and others,...
Network Rail 'placing small businesses at risk'

Network Rail 'placing small businesses at risk'

Business
Thousands of small businesses are at risk of closing down as Network Rail sells its railway arches off. From artisan bakeries to family-run garages, from Manchester to Bristol, business owners fear they will be left without their livelihoods as the publicly-owned company is set to sell about 4,000 arches by the end of this year.A buyer will purchase all of the arches as one, with tenants allowed to remain.However many of those independent businesses across the country have already been forced to close as their rents over the past year have sky-rocketed.Tenants believe the unprecedented rent increases of up to 500% - some backdated seven years with little notice - over the past year are linked to the sale. ...