BT, under pressure from rivals and regulator Ofcom, is to invest £6bn in improving its services, including extending superfast broadband and 4G coverage to more than 95% of the UK by 2020. The UK’s largest telecoms firm laid out its investment plans on Thursday as it reported a 15% rise in pre-tax profitsto £3bn for the year to 31 March, helped by stronger demand for its broadband and TV bundles.Read further
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Behind every invention there’s serious work, often a lifetime of time and money invested before a great idea can be realized but the moment it is realized the future and the every-day life of humanity is changed. After research and development new technical solutions improve industry and production – giving competitive advantages to some people over others. Or a technical innovation decides the outcome of battles and helps to end conflicts. The B-29 American bomber and deep-sea oilrigs under the Gulf of Mexico are seemingly unrelated. But they aren’t. They both changed history.Read further
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History is not made by politicians nor generals. The poeple who moved forward humanity were always enterprising individuals and inventors. Dreamers and adventurers, scientists and enterpreneurs who dared to create something new and to invest into them. Thanks to them and the investors supporting them humanity learned more about the world surrounding us, about the laws of nature and about how to make them serve us.Read further
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There’s always an idea that changes many things often as much as history itself. A bold new idea, new inventions, unexpected discoveries – seemingly independent from each other however in the end a cause and causality becomes apparent. And this is in essence technical development. It may be surprising but this is still ongoing. Who knows how many inventors are dreaming, thinking, trying to create something new and bold? How will history continue?Read further
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